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Offline Evan

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My Campaign: The Stairway to Success!

on: August 17, 2005, 05:44:07 pm
So as you know, there is an upcoming election for partial-modship, and as you can tell, I am running.

But what does this mean to you, the loyal voters? Does it mean I'm going to tower over you, controlling the mods in every way possible? Does it mean I'm going to throw bans left and right just for laughs? No.

My platform is a simple one. You know what you want when it comes to a forum, and that's why I want to give the power back to the people. If you think a certain member is causing commotion and you want it taken care of, just PM me. If you think that the off topic thread is getting a little too off topic, just PM me. Even if you think I'm doing a horrible job, just PM me, and we can work it out.

Now you may be wondering what my opponent skipper stands for. You may think he's a lighthearted candidate who will do good. Well, take a look at this photo my publicity team recently stumbled upon...



As you can see, most of skipper's platform is based on eating babies. Is that the kind of man... nay, BOY you want in power? One who will do nothing more than abuse his power and eat babies? I will speak for all of you and say no, that is not the kind of man you want in power.

So remember friends, a vote for Evan is a vote for liberty, power, and the pixelation way. When it comes time to vote in the upcoming election, just remember to vote Evan: The one who doesn't eat babies.

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Re: My Campaign: The Stairway to Success!

Reply #1 on: August 18, 2005, 01:41:03 am
There are six values I think about in a representative. Could you tell me how you fare in each please?

1. Activities/Challenges

2. Forum Liberties

3. Tribunals/Judging Offences

4. Fun/Attitude

5. Critique Giving

6. Following the rules

Thanks! :)

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Re: My Campaign: The Stairway to Success!

Reply #2 on: August 18, 2005, 02:23:35 am
1. Activities/Challenges

I personally love challenges and activities. I feel they're great for building skill, and they really help when you're lost for inspiration. I've been thinking about some activites and I think it'd be fun to implement a weekly(?) type challenge or activity.

2. Forum Liberties

I'm not entirely sure what you mean by liberties. Perhaps it's how I feel about the rights of the members, or something like that. Like I stated before, I think that a lot of the power should belong to the members, since they are really what we're moderating for. Yeah, it may sound like a cheesy political line, but it's true.

3. Tribunals/Judging Offences

I don't think we'll have a whole lot of trouble in the mean-time with too many offences, however when the final version of pixelation is put in place (or at least the full forum) there may be a need for a system. I think the three strikes policy is a good one. Most of you know what it is, but to clarify, here's my idea. If there's an offence (not like, a joke here or there, but something taboo) here's what I propose is done.

1) The user is warned, but in a laid back fashion.

If the user continues their actions...

2) The user recieves a PM about their actions. (If a certain reply/post is the problem, that post is edited or deleted, which is to be decided by the mods.)

And If the user continues...

3) A vote takes place. The user pleads their case, and the users can vote whether or not the party in question is guilty, however it won't be a poll. You will submit your reasons via a reply, or perhaps a PM (depending on the situation). If the user is found guilty, they may recieve a short, temporary ban (perhaps somewhere around 24 hours.)

If the user comes back and continues their actions, the mods and whoever is elected will decide what to do with that certain member.

4. Fun/Attitude

I have no problem with having fun. I think this whole forum should be about having fun. That's my attitude towards this small community. I don't think it should be an all out off-topic party, but I think we should have some fun. If I wanted strictly business, I'd go to eatpoo. I say that people should be able to joke around without getting penalized, however it shouldn't get out of control. My general attitude is fairly laid back. Unless you're offending someone, spamming, or doing something wholly inappropriate, I say joking around is fine.

5. Critique Giving

I feel that the critiques are really the main reason we're here. At the old pixelation, a piece would get tons of replies, but most of the replies had nothing to do with the piece itself. Many of the posts were "awesome, is this for a game?". That's not gonna fly here. Unless you're giving praise (meaningful and specific praise) or a critique (or in some cases, a joke) you probably shouldn't be posting. Really think about whether or not you're contributing to the thread if you make a reply. If the answer is no, perhaps you should go back and really look at the piece.

6. Following the rules

Although there are no rules in place at the moment, I feel that the "unwritten rules" are important. In order to keep control, following the rules is important. If I'm elected, I'll play a huge part in creating a system of rules that you feel are important. I don't want another board where there are countless numbers of spam posts.

That's my stance for the most part. To sum it up:

I want you guys to feel at home here, and at the same time have some fun. Make a few critiques, crack a few jokes, it's all good. Just don't go overboard with it.




« Last Edit: August 18, 2005, 02:26:30 am by StairwaytoEvan »

Offline Darien

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Re: My Campaign: The Stairway to Success!

Reply #3 on: August 18, 2005, 02:52:56 am

3) A vote takes place. The user pleads their case, and the users can vote whether or not the party in question is guilty, however it won't be a poll. You will submit your reasons via a reply, or perhaps a PM (depending on the situation). If the user is found guilty, they may recieve a short, temporary ban (perhaps somewhere around 24 hours.)


Now I don't mean to attack you for this thought, but I think it's a topic that would be worth discussing.  I don't think a vote that depends on the general Pixelation public for the verdict would be a good idea.  Sure, it works in theory, but what would happen is that a bunch of members who are vehement in one direction or the other would vote, with everyone else who don't really care that much either not voting or casting careless votes.  It wouldn't be an accurate sample.  I think it would be better for the moderators to decide rather than the public.

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Re: My Campaign: The Stairway to Success!

Reply #4 on: August 18, 2005, 02:57:06 am

3) A vote takes place. The user pleads their case, and the users can vote whether or not the party in question is guilty, however it won't be a poll. You will submit your reasons via a reply, or perhaps a PM (depending on the situation). If the user is found guilty, they may recieve a short, temporary ban (perhaps somewhere around 24 hours.)


Now I don't mean to attack you for this thought, but I think it's a topic that would be worth discussing.  I don't think a vote that depends on the general Pixelation public for the verdict would be a good idea.  Sure, it works in theory, but what would happen is that a bunch of members who are vehement in one direction or the other would vote, with everyone else who don't really care that much either not voting or casting careless votes.  It wouldn't be an accurate sample.  I think it would be better for the moderators to decide rather than the public.

Yeah, that makes sense to me. That will often be the case, however I think that when it would come down to a certain member who was, perhaps, disrupting the community in more ways than one would be the proverbial "straw that broke the camel's back" it should come down to what the general temperment towards that person is, whether we make a poll about it or not. Perhaps we'll just try to guage the general opinion.

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Re: My Campaign: The Stairway to Success!

Reply #5 on: August 18, 2005, 03:23:17 pm
I think the latter would be a better Idea, to guage the general opinion.

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Re: My Campaign: The Stairway to Success!

Reply #6 on: August 18, 2005, 03:48:09 pm
Being voted in by the membership, one may assume that a representative is working for the majority, so there's at least some concensus that you have already been gauged, but it never hurts to stay informed with the people you're to serve.

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Re: My Campaign: The Stairway to Success!

Reply #7 on: August 18, 2005, 04:06:41 pm
What flavour babies is it that he enjoys?
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Offline Evan

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Re: My Campaign: The Stairway to Success!

Reply #8 on: August 18, 2005, 05:16:00 pm
What flavour babies is it that he enjoys?

Skipper? He's all about the tutti-frutty babies.

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Re: My Campaign: The Stairway to Success!

Reply #9 on: August 21, 2005, 05:31:05 am
Have you given any thought to a specific challenge you would like to run if you are elected?

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Re: My Campaign: The Stairway to Success!

Reply #10 on: August 22, 2005, 02:23:19 am
Sure have!

Recently I was babysitting for my young cousins, and they like to play this fun little game. You fold a piece of paper into thirds (since there are 3 of them) and you start off drawing the head. After you draw the head, you draw the neck, but you leave enough of it showing so that the next person can see it (but the head is folded over, so they can't see)

Once everyone is done, they pass it on, and the next person draws the body, and leaves space for the waist/legs. Then you pass it once again and finish off with the legs.

So I was thinking we create some sort of a template where the head and body and legs should meet up, have people choose if they want to do legs, body, or head, and go nuts!

That's just one of them, I don't have much time for a longer reply. I thought that would be fun for a multiple person one.

A more simple, one-person activity would be to have a smaller canvas with a scribble on it, and you would have to somehow incorporate it into your drawing.

I'd also like to reincorporate the learning activity things, like the dithering and AA lessons. It's great that lief spearheaded that initiative, but it'd also be great to have a more structured, official one (no offense to ya lief)

So that's just my idea for the challenges/activites. I've got more, but once again, not a whole lot of time.

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Re: My Campaign: The Stairway to Success!

Reply #11 on: August 22, 2005, 03:16:07 am
absolutely none taken

Offline Evan

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Re: My Campaign: The Stairway to Success!

Reply #12 on: August 22, 2005, 06:20:30 pm
Another idea I had (or one that I thought would be good to re-implement) was started by a member at pixelation. They started with one drawing, a 50x50 piece (or something like that) and it was a boot or something like that. Then, the person after that had to do a piece (same canvas size) of something that would defeat the previous thing. It kept going on and on, and it was fun because there were endless possibilities.

There was a problem of very quick works being submitted in order to avoid having their place taken, so I think there would need to be a place holder system where a person would post saying they have an idea but they need a bit of time, and they can edit their post when the piece is finished.

That's one idea that seems fun.

P.S: Lief, you're a good teacher, maybe if there ever are any official lessons, you could be the teacher, or at least part of the lesson-making.

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Re: My Campaign: The Stairway to Success!

Reply #13 on: August 23, 2005, 06:42:49 am
What are your thoughts on the issue of pixel thread domination by collabs and similiar work?  Often these are by well known, experienced artists who are doing this for their own enjoyment and not necessarily for C&C.  The regularity of the updates for these types of work ensures new artists who need the C&C are quickly pushed down the page.  The issue is compounded by the fact that these types of activities often grow in popularity at an exponential rate, causing massive growth with no support system.

Positive not negative please.

Your thoughts, sir?

Offline Evan

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Re: My Campaign: The Stairway to Success!

Reply #14 on: August 23, 2005, 03:43:59 pm
Perhaps since these collabs aren't really seeking C&C, and they tend to push things down the page, maybe they could be posted in the General section. They would still get the recognition and comments of a piece posted in the pixel section, but it wouldn't push other works down the page.

Maybe when the work is finished, however, the final version could be posted in the pixel section to showcase the work, or maybe a progress animation.