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Sirocco
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Issues Contest!

Postby Sirocco » Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:00 pm

Aspiring Writers Wanted!

We here at NationStates need YOUR help adding new, original content to the game! For many years now we've had a system whereby players write their own daily issues and submit them to the moderators. We then edit those submissions and put them into the game. Unfortunately, not many moderators have the time to do this on top of their other responsibilities and RL concerns so what we're proposing is that talented players pitch in and help us edit issue submissions. We know there's a lot of creative people in these forums, so climb out of your favourite subforum and show us what you can do!

This is going to be a contest with the potential for multiple winners (or none at all. It depends how good the entrants are).

How do I enter?

Very simply. Write a new, original daily issue according to the official guidelines and send it to sirocco@nationstates.net

Please send only one issue.

What happens then?

If you show promise, I will send you an e-mail and go over your issue, raising points, giving advice, et cetera. If I'm still unsure, I will ask you to submit a second original issue. If I approve of your second submission, then you will be taken on as an honourary issue editor. If your first submission doesn't show promise to me, then I'll send you an e-mail telling you that you have been declined.

What's in it for me?

Winners will get the one or two issues they sent put into the game. They will also receive a special 'Issue Editor' badge on their nations to show off to everyone. They'll also have the glory (infamy?) of being credited on every issue they edit. We haven't designed the badge yet (I don't even HAVE Photoshop), but maybe someone can come up with one?

UPDATE: whoever designs the best badge wins a custom forum title. Join the discussion in the 'Got Issues?' forum.

If I win, what will I be expected to do exactly?

Issue editors will be sent the raw data for issue submissions by myself. You edit them and send them back to me where I'll add the code needed to change player stats and maybe a few minor tweaks if they're needed. There's no need to worry about deadlines, you're free to complete them at your own pace. Hopefully you'll find the experience and skill-developing involved its own reward.

How long do I have to submit my issue?

The competition will be ongoing until midnight on the 8th of August 2009. Winners will also be publicly announced at around this time.
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Re: Issues Contest!

Postby Parthenon » Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:41 pm

What are the maximum dimensions on the badge?

Edit: Sorry for the double post.
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Re: Issues Contest!

Postby Parthenon » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:30 am

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Made one based on the WA Badge with dimensions similar to game moderator. If you would like to see any changes or a different color scheme let me know.
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Re: Issues Contest!

Postby Daistallia 2104 » Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:05 am

May want to update those guidelines...

For example, NationStates 2, which is being developed as a pay-to-play game, may incorporate some or all of your submission.


(Or were you really planning to hand over issues to OMAC... :P)
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Re: Issues Contest!

Postby Sirocco » Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:27 pm

Send an e-mail to admin@nationstates.net, it's not something I can change.

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Re: Issues Contest!

Postby [violet] » Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:03 am

My goodness, that's an ugly page. NS2 reference removed.

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Re: Issues Contest!

Postby Fit battion » Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:52 am

The E-Mail to send it to is:
sirocco@nationstates.net

Not:
admin@nationstates.net

Is that right? Because i've sent it to the top one but have seen the other one mentioned in this thread.
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Re: Issues Contest!

Postby Unibot » Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:24 am

Yeah thats the right email. Sirocco's running the contest, hence his email.

The reference to the Admin's email was in regards to a tech problem.


Good Luck!
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