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0. PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2003 6:47 am    Post subject: Contributor FAQ - How to become a Contributor Reply with quote

So you want to be a Contributor? Well, here's what we are looking for.

We are looking for content, such as FAQs, and How to's.

So you think you might have something (ie. FAQ, How to)? Well, check these things first.

-Is the topic appropriate for the site?
-Does it have all the up-to-date information?
-Is fact and opinion clearly stated?
-Does it have correct grammar and spelling?
-Is it easy to read?
-Does it have the correct bbCode links and formatting? (ie. [b][img][url])

So, if you think you have all that. Send it, via PM, to a current Contributor (a Trick Member with the title "Contributor"). Have the title of the reading as the subject line. Then we will review it, and see if it is fit for a place at DDR freak. If it is accepted, you become a Contributor.

*Note* - You may not send in a Review or Article as your first submission.

Contributors then have the ability to:
-Review potential Contributors
-Write Articles and Reviews
-Gain access to their own forum for Chat

Contributors are just as, if not more important, than the Moderators. They provide the newest content for the public to read. It keeps a constant flow of traffic for people looking for the knowledge about DDR today, as it happens.
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1. PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2004 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are going to submit something, make it good. I don't want to come back in an hour and see 40 submissions that are 4 lines long. You don't become a Contributor by submitting ANYTHING. You become one by submitting something that is QUALITY. Writing 1 quality FAQ is a lot better than 10 shitty ones. Read the entire post above numerous times and double check you have everything accurate. If you're going to submit something, the PM in my box shouldn't read something like "Hey, contribution" but "FAQ: Your Title Here."

Post any questions or comments in this thread. Thanks in advance for any submissions you may send.

Because you can only submit FAQs on your first submission, here are some examples of what was submitted at ExtraStage:

FAQ: How to PA
FAQ: How to maintain balance while doing Doubles
FAQ: Modchip/Imports

Also, even though right now you should just submit FAQs to Phrek or myself, you can see who else are currently contributors (and when more people become contributors you can PM them) by checking the Usergroups area.
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2. PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2004 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is more of a backend question, s'pose, but the system is supposed to pull Contributor articles out of a special area where they'll be kept, correct? In other words, the code for the main site section where these documents will wind up won't be pulling straight out of the forums, correct?

What I'm getting at is this -

1. Should I copy/paste/post the MC FAQ into the Contributor forum?
2. Will we need to bump the thread to indicate that the document has been modified, as was done at XS? I assume that the documents will need to go through a converter of sorts before being integrated into the main content section.

Also, image hosting? Yes/no? If yes, restrictions? Filetypes (PNG/JPG/GIF)? Sizes? Filesizes? Maximum number allowable? I've got a whole host of screencaps I took of 2nd Mix -> 5th Mix for the MC FAQ, and I was intending to integrate them into the whole thing. I imagine that after converting them to PNG, they'd be <25K each.
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3. PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2004 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, the way that it will most likely be done (JDogg is doing the coding) is that it WILL pull from the forums, but only from the Contributor Forum.

So you should make a thread in the Contributor Forum for any other FAQs you have written (I don't even remember what the one that's in there is E10.gif ).

As for updates, that's in the Contributor Manual. Looks like someone needs to read it more closely E10.gif But yeah, based off of what the manual says, the thread will most likely end up being bumped.
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4. PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2004 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And image hosting? Should I just post them inline, and then a mod/admin will come in, transfer the images to the local host, and edit the BBCode to reflect the new paths?
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5. PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that that may be the best idea, just because not everyone has their own server (so bandwidth issues with geocities or some other place could happen), and it would make it more difficult for people to switch it to goatse.cx or something (which is now down frown.gif )

Of course, it's not my decision, it's JDogg's =D
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6. PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know it wont be implemented but.....

Contributor = Nonstop
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7. PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well shit. I'm assuming that the faqs and whatnot we can submit are only for DDR related subjects?
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8. PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Larrikin wrote:
I know it wont be implemented but.....

Contributor = Nonstop
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Heh...can you say "SSR Member"? E15.gif

Although..."Nonstop Member" doesn't sound so bad (despite the...erm...sexual connotations). The individual is devoted to "nonstop" promotion of the scene...

No, I'm serious! Why are you looking at me like that? Hey, stop it! riiight.gif
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9. PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Death Bringer wrote:
Well shit. I'm assuming that the faqs and whatnot we can submit are only for DDR related subjects?


Well, Bemani-related, at least.

As useful and as popular as it might be, "How to Pick Up Girls" isn't going to be featured on the site. E13.gif
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10. PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Larrikin wrote:
I know it wont be implemented but.....

Contributor = Nonstop
:D


That would be cute.

We think the title will just be Contributor. At least for a little while so that people can figure out what a Contributor is. Later on, maybe we can figure out a new title.
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11. PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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For now, PM any FAQs that you have to either Phrekwenci or myself. NOT BOTH of us just pick your favorite.

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12. PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

up.gif Heh....Sorry....I got carried away E4.gif up.gif
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13. PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agilab wrote:
:up: Heh....Sorry....I got carried away :grin: :up:


It seems I did too. I meant to hit the edit button, not the quote.
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14. PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Junior Asparagus wrote:
Death Bringer wrote:
Well shit. I'm assuming that the faqs and whatnot we can submit are only for DDR related subjects?


Well, Bemani-related, at least.

As useful and as popular as it might be, "How to Pick Up Girls" isn't going to be featured on the site. E13.gif


What about, "Why, how, when, where, and which mods to sex0r"?
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15. PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Radix wrote:
Junior Asparagus wrote:
Death Bringer wrote:
Well shit. I'm assuming that the faqs and whatnot we can submit are only for DDR related subjects?


Well, Bemani-related, at least.

As useful and as popular as it might be, "How to Pick Up Girls" isn't going to be featured on the site. ;)


What about, "Why, how, when, where, and which mods to sex0r"?


Oh, I can answer that for you right now.

Girls, please submit your entries to Don@phrekwenci.com

Guys, please submit your entires to Spike@ddrfreak.com

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16. PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's because Phrek volunteered to sort out the ladies for me, and so I said I'd do the same for him and the guys E13.gif

And if I have a @ddrfreak.com email address, I don't know about it =O
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17. PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spike wrote:
And if I have a @ddrfreak.com email address, I don't know about it =O


Well it seems, I'll have to keep all these ladies to myself if you don't have an address here.

.. and we really need to stop hijacking this thread.
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18. PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2004 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GUYS HOW CAN I BE A CONTRIBUTOR?

oh wait, i already am. E1.gif
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19. PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2004 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*just realized Phrek made the original post December 9th*

So hows this coming along?
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