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Re: Potential Activity

Reply #10 on: June 21, 2017, 03:22:00 pm
@eishiya, the giveaway is purely to get attention. And since we want as many stayers as possible, I think a pixel art commission would create more stayers than a video game or whatever giveaway. Since pixel art is what the site is for.
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Re: Potential Activity

Reply #11 on: June 21, 2017, 10:31:51 pm
Perhaps instead we start a fund to start paying new artists to do commwork for the site?
Could get a few mascot ideas together, for example.
Bonus to this is we get to support artistry and that'll give people a moral reason for liking the site as well as a subject-matter reason.
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Re: Potential Activity

Reply #12 on: June 22, 2017, 05:58:36 am
Please set your goals first :P Do you want to promote Pixelation, or make it more attractive to the users who are already here? I feel like the latter should come first, in any case. This sometimes isn't as easy, since we all also lead normal lives and time is expensive, as you all know. If you have any activity ideas or want to jump right into starting any, I'd say go ahead. If it's cool and you're okay with it, we can make it official. Do consider that we also (sometimes) have plans of our own ;)

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Re: Potential Activity

Reply #13 on: June 22, 2017, 06:25:44 am
Don't worry crow, I am the best web dev in the entire North northern hemisphere.

Seems like the goal is promotion. If that is the case, might as well use giveaway money to buy out ad spots on more popular art sites :|

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Re: Potential Activity

Reply #14 on: June 22, 2017, 08:37:50 am
But yeah, whoever is in charge of the pixelation twitter account. Maybe its a good step to start promoting interesting threads, with mad edits or insight.

Also in terms of activity, there haven't been any lately. no challenges, no hexes, no quilts. I think these have a bigger impact and pull more artists than material gains.
However i'm not opposed to have challenges that have a prize money or rewards.

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Re: Potential Activity

Reply #15 on: June 22, 2017, 06:25:47 pm
However i'm not opposed to have challenges that have a prize money or rewards.

See this is my rationale as well.

Challenges with prizes will bring in new users and reward the people already here at the same time. Whether anyone wants to participate is entirely up to them, it's simply a motivational opportunity. And with pixelart submission requirements it keeps trolls from participating, and brings in new users with relevant interest in pixelart

Then have a community vote on who earns the prizes. I guess I can sort out the prizes by value, Idk. But the only obstacle in this area would be promotion and shipping costs I think

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Seems like the goal is promotion. If that is the case, might as well use giveaway money to buy out ad spots on more popular art sites :|

While I am not opposed to donating towards promotional ads, I don't know how much this costs or if the effort is worth its investment as far as a return on increasing activity or simply the addition of new users
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Re: Potential Activity

Reply #16 on: June 22, 2017, 08:27:53 pm
Hm, there's a neat few ideas in that actually. Could get a whole webstore going, pay artists royalties or w/e for t-shirt contests to get in the store just as one idea

Hm hm hm
Like the polar opposite of what hot topic does
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Re: Potential Activity

Reply #17 on: June 22, 2017, 08:36:38 pm
Ads aren't gonna happen. If you want to host activities with prizes, feel free to do so. I suppose you can also contact me or somebody else from the mod team if you'd like to discuss making it an official thing.

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Re: Potential Activity

Reply #18 on: June 22, 2017, 11:30:23 pm
Since I am hosting, can I ask what prizes would everyone in the community want?
I know money is one, t-shirts could be second-place prizes.

Any other suggestions?

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Re: Potential Activity

Reply #19 on: June 23, 2017, 04:18:19 am
Steam gift cards, food, computer peripherals.