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Forum Banner Contest

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by Uchiha Ojii-San, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. Uchiha Ojii-San

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    I like the new dragon ball layouts, and was curious if the forum in general would like to host an sitewide banner contest for up to three new layouts (1st, 2nd and 3rd place] for new layouts. Have it where it could of course earn points. I just think it would be neat to do for the new year and to bring 2019 with a bang of a contest.
     
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    Currently there are banners for DB, CC, Alley, and NL sections
    There are also new Banner Contests running for NL and NBD sections with a deadline coming up on December 2nd.
    CC contests for banners are consistent with every 10th, 20th, 30th, and etc contest being specifically for the banner; and DB banner contest being bi-monthly-ish.

    It might be a good idea to have banner contest for some other few sections (Mafia, Art Lounge, etc). I wouldn't mind hosting a few either.

    I like the idea of having a forum-wide banner for Christmas that can be set in Forum Announcements
     
  3. Majin Lu Super Moderator

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    This.

    But I have a feeling he is talking about skins instead of just banners.
     
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    I have to agree, but the suggestion thread is named after banners, Grandpa Uchiha, did you mean you want to have a contest for a new forum skin or for banners in general?
     
  5. Uchiha Ojii-San

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    banners for new forum skins. I believe the banner is one of the more important pieces, however not sure what else you could edit aside from icons for the forum skins.
     
  6. Nataly

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    The DB skin was one of the most recent to be added, and it is a bit more difficult to make skins and banners for the website than general ones.
    However, it doesn't mean it won't be possible to have a contest for it. There are some incredible artists who can pull it off with no problem.
     
  7. Majin Lu Super Moderator

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    I'm going to ask about it. Anyway, I have no idea how skins work, so I'm going to be just the messenger.
     
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  8. Uchiha Ojii-San

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    Well, I was wondering what that would include because, ya know I wanted to take a crack myself.
     
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    What theme specifically are you thinking about?
    Naruto, other anime related? If you are eager about it and want to take a shot, consult @Naruto and show your work/examples
     
  10. Uchiha Ojii-San

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    Oh, well I believe more anime/video games should be represented. I just think an contest would have been awesome. I would just like to see more content. And, I doubt I am skilled enough but will be willing to join in. My work besides my recent entry into the New Leaf contest has been work from like five or six years ago.
     
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    I see, you want to see more variety and more work.
    Let's see if the contest gets approved and will be allowed. It sounds interesting tbh

    Making forum skins/banners is much more harder. I've never done it and I can only imagine how time-consuming and difficult it can be.

    And you better join another banner contest, NBD contest, too
     
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    I'm without powers ATM, sorry :(
     
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    Banners to replace on the skins bad idea. Half the people on this forum dont know how to vote on something that actually looks good and i dont wanna use a skin with a bad banner that was voted for and have to look at it everyday i browse nf.
     
  14. Uchiha Ojii-San

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    Well I mean in my mind I was looking for these to be new layouts. So is we have to make an entire new skin? If so that may be above my skill level honestly. And @Naruto does you not having powers means we can't add skins to the forum making it an useless contest?
     
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    And yes @Nataly I'll join more of the contest if it is an theme I wanna do.
     
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    Naruto was one of the very few who had skin powers and was knowledgeable of how skins work. Trin did also but she is no longer staff.
     
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    We're contacting Mbxx about lack of powers right now. Until/if he does something about it I can't do anything :(
     
  18. Uchiha Ojii-San

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    That's informative and understandable mbxx been posting in my support ticket so he is active.
     
  19. Uchiha Ojii-San

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    I hate to rebump this, but did anything ever change with this?
     
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    naruto and i have been busy working on improving/adjusting current skins

    i'm not opposed to a skins contest at some point if we have enough interest from different people

    but majin lu made a thread about this a while back to see if there was interest

    and the replies weren't very positive from what i remember...
     
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    i have a few concept skins actually

    but i wouldn't want to just leave the work to you and naruto alone :hm
     
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    The replies were scant, not necessarily negative. Think it depends on the time of year how many volunteers you're going to accrue that are willing to devote time to working on skins. It's not a terribly complicated process, but it can be lengthy on a forum with a lot of modifications as well as the high bar that has been set for skins such as here.
     
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