|Mods and Festival creators:|
New Years Day Festival
St. Patrick's Day Festival
April Fools Day Festival
Dia de los Muertos festival
| Current Mod:|
2008-01-01 [Sunrose]: To make sure everyone gets to read this:
I think the theme for a contest should be the holiday itself in general.
That leaves more room for interpretation in case some people celebrate it differently than others.
Especially as a try-out: the more difficult we make the theme, the more people might not bother to enter. We are seeing this trend more and more on official contests as well.
We have to think about:
1. How do we get people to enter?
2. What do we do when we get very little entries?
3. What do we do to reward the winners?
2008-01-01 [Atayemi]: 1. Ask very nicely to have the contest advertised on MC, or possibly a news story about the Festivals wiki itself. That way it might just interest people into helping out. Plus if it is on the news, everyone will see it, so there will be more of a chance of people entering. :)
2. Extend the deadline? I'm not sure..
3. Hmm.. hard one. There aren't any official badges for these contests is there? So maybe a little ribbon or something? A ribbon made into the style of the festival? Or even a little Easter egg for the Easter contest, a four leaf clover for the St. Patrick's contest and so on.
2008-01-01 [nehirwen]: past messages sounds good.
to the things we must think about, we can always advertise on mainstreet, and put links in our profiles etc.
nr2 I have no idears about, but about nr 3, maybe we can make shiney unofficial badges, which the winners can put in their profiles..
2008-01-01 [nehirwen]: oh and maybe a 'give the festivals a winners badge' contest?
2008-01-01 [Sunrose]: Mainstreet advertisement is not enough though, because it proves to not be enough for official contests either.
2 and 3 are the biggest problems :P
Maybe the organisers of each contest can create a reward?
And I was thinking that the best art piece, poem and description can all be put together on this mainpage.
So it would kind of be similar to the Elftown Creature Marathon, but about Festivals instead.
And we'll be less strict here, open to all interpretation
2008-01-01 [Atayemi]: Oooh that would be fun since the ECM was quite popular. It would be nice to see how far this one goes. :)
2008-01-01 [Sunrose]: Aye indeed, but the biggest problem they have is that it's more about what [Hedda] wants to see and it's difficult for contestants to look inside his head.
Here I want it to be more open :)
2008-01-01 [Atayemi]: Waah. ._.
Well, we can only see how far it goes. Personally I think it will be a big hit. There was word of doing something like this on Elf12, but there just wasn't enough people on there. :/ But here, ET is more popular, so I can see a lot of entries. Not thousands for the St. Patrick's Day one, but for Easter I can see a few.
2008-01-01 [Sunrose]: Aye, and we should be flexible in making changes when need be :)
I hope it will be! It will be a big surprise in any case :P
2008-01-01 [Atayemi]: *nods* Fingers crossed, knock on wood, wish on an eyelash and all that jazz. :P
2008-01-01 [nehirwen]: ^^ I hope it will be a big hit, the idea is great anyway :) and flexibility is a good thing
2008-01-03 [Sunrose]: That, or write a start date if you have one in mind :)
2008-01-03 [nehirwen]: the St. Patrick's day festival contest is open for 2 months, I suggest the same for the thanksgiving festival contest..
(that will be 2008-9-15)
2008-01-03 [Sunrose]: Sounds good! :)
2008-01-05 [Lin-tastic]: Hi. I've...well, taken the time to read all of the comments, so here's my two cents in the matter.
Yes, 2 and 3 (going back to your three questions, Sun) are the biggest things to deal with, 2 in particular. If we get participation, then 3.
In most of the wikis I've started, I think the worst thing I've had to deal with is how to advertise it to attract people to it. I personally feel unable to completely fulfill that task, which means I may not volunteer to create something. I don't exactly have the programs availible to make great banners, like I'd like, but alas, we can't all have what we want.
Apologies; I'm ranting. To be brutally honest, I would say that we need just to post it in our profiles, sometimes our diaries, as I've often seen and occasionally done, as well as have a news story run on it. I could also see it as being a featured wiki or something similar. Even our contests could be featured, if not official.
Oh, and I'd be willing to create and run a New Years festival, if you're willing to allow me the pleasure.
2008-01-05 [Lin-tastic]: Apologies for how long it is...I know it's sometimes tough to read a lot in the comments.
2008-01-05 [Sunrose]: If there's something you can't do yourself, then the intention is that you try to find people in town who can help you out and in that way expand our Staff ^_^
As for advertisement, I just brought it up to see if someone might have a sparkly idea that we can use. If not, then we'll revert to the methods that you mentioned and are often used :)
2008-01-05 [Lin-tastic]: lol Yeah, I kinda figured. I tend to do that as my way of an introduction. ;D
2008-01-07 [Janouk]: How do we get people to enter (besides advertising on Mainstreet)? - You could create a groupe of advertisers (for these contests but maybe for Official ET contests as well) who'll advertise a certain contest in their mood/house/dia
2008-01-10 [Sunrose]: Sounds good! :)
Hmm maybe we should keep the contests open all year round, and announce winners once a year...that way we might get more entries as well :)
2008-01-15 [Lin-tastic]: And there'd be more chances to create something good, so a spur of the moment inspiration could actually be counted instead of forgotten when the actual contest is held...or we could simply have a pool collection of items, but they're not for the contest, just a collection of submitted art. You know, like donations...lo
2008-03-08 [nehirwen]: I'm going to close the St. Patricks day competition now, but there are only 2 entries for art, 2 entries for poetry and no entries for the description part. I think this year we will have winners only. O.o
2008-03-08 [nehirwen]: It was suggested that the poll will be on the festivals page, but where do I put it on that page? And how should a poll for poetry look like (just put the 2 whole poems in the poll??)?
2008-03-08 [Teufelsweib]: perhaps you can better make a link to a page which has the poll on it. so you only have to put the link in the poll =)
2008-03-08 [Teufelsweib]: well... you put every poem in a seperate wiki page, and then put the links to those pages in the poll, I mean.
so you don't have to put the whole poem in the poll, but just the link to the poem (having the wikipage being named after the poem, for example).
2008-03-08 [nehirwen]: Well there are only two poems, so I put the poemtitles in the poll, and link to the original entries page... (should work with the # thing I believe)
I'll figure it out, thank you. :)
2008-03-08 [nehirwen]: Oh nice, I understand what you mean.
I try my idea first, if it isn't working as I like, I'll just go with your idea. ;)
2008-03-08 [Teufelsweib]: ok, good luck on it! =D
2008-11-13 [Thunder Cid]: For advertising could you use the bulletin to get the word out?
2008-11-13 [nehirwen]: Always. :D You've got some nice ideas?
2008-11-13 [Thunder Cid]: I may have a few. ;)
2009-04-11 [Alexi Ice]: I could create, I can mod. I can pretty much do whatever.
2009-04-11 [nehirwen]: What do you want to create? :)
2009-04-11 [Alexi Ice]: I would like to create a Latin American costume contest, for starters.
*Just invited my entire friends list minus the people already here.*
2009-04-11 [Alexi Ice]: I would also love a multicultural recipe contest with pictures and text.
2009-04-11 [nehirwen]: For what festival?
You could make it open for art, poetry, costumes, etc. :)
2009-04-11 [Alexi Ice]: It's not really a festival, just a multicultural event ^^' Besides easter and passover, I don't know any festivals going on right now...>>
2009-04-11 [nehirwen]: How do you want to call it then. x)
2009-04-11 [Alexi Ice]: IDK, Good question. Let me think about it.
2009-04-12 [Weregon]: So what am I need for?
2009-04-12 [Weregon]: Ok.
2009-04-14 [jaraden]: hmmm, what help do you need?? if theres anything i can do just let me know, realising ofcourse that i'm not online that often, but i'll help if i can!!!!!
2009-04-14 [Weregon]: Ok.
2009-04-14 [nehirwen]: Is there a festival you would like to start? :)
2009-04-14 [Weregon]: Misfit day
2009-04-14 [nehirwen]: It has to be an existing festival. ;)
(I can't find anything about a misfit day festival..)
2009-04-14 [Weregon]: So.
2009-04-14 [nehirwen]: what..
2009-04-14 [nehirwen]: Yes it would. :)
2009-04-14 [Lothuriel]: Yay!! Do I make a wiki and add it then?
2009-04-14 [nehirwen]: Yes, of course, you can take the other festivals as example. :D
I can make the graphics for you if you want. :)
2009-04-14 [Lothuriel]: Awesome I will make it in a little while. You can make me the graphics, that'd be spaztacular!!
Hillbilly Days Festival
I am not quite sure what sort of contest we could have around it but, I am sure we can think of something right?
2009-04-14 [nehirwen]: Yay! ^_^
We'll think of something. :)
I'll help you tomorrow, I'm off to bed in a few minutes.
2009-04-14 [Lothuriel]: okie dokie!! Nighty
2009-04-14 [nehirwen]: It seems to be a party, but I didn't read everything, so I'll come back to that tomorrow.
2009-04-14 [Alexi Ice]: It is kind of a party, but it is a MAJOR party that lasts for a few days, which kinda makes it a festival.
2009-04-14 [Weregon]: Day of the dead that's mine.
2009-04-14 [nehirwen]: Day of the dead would be excellent! :D
2009-04-14 [Weregon]: I got that one.
2009-04-14 [Alexi Ice]: Then build the page, if you need help you know who to ask...>> !
2009-04-15 [nehirwen]: That vampire ball, the names says it, is just a yearly ball that lasts one night, with a meet and greet the day before. But if you really want to set it up Akane, you're free to do so.
2009-04-15 [jaraden]: a vampire ball yuo say... how would they meet the day before... nah, i'm just being a moron.. sounds like fun but as a rule i avoid goths...... hee heee, i'm depressed enough without their help thanks....
2009-04-15 [nehirwen]: Probably the night before then.
Eh..goth has nothing to do with depression.
I think depressed people do tend to like the goth style etc though.
2009-04-15 [jaraden]: i have no style.. literally.... just depressed today, but normally i can handle the old 'back o the hand stappled to forehead' thing.. in moderation... that is...
2009-04-15 [Alexi Ice]: Jaraden doesn't like Goths? ZOMG I can no longer talk to you *cries*...Just kidding, but I did used to be goth.
I just kinda wanted to set up another vampire festival. Lol. I was going to do all the vampire balls (one in Salem, Portland and New York City)
2009-04-15 [Lothuriel]: sPam style. That's how I roll.
2009-04-15 [Alexi Ice]: I used to, then I stopped being able to afford the expensive trip pants! I miss those days though, they were awesome.
2009-04-15 [nehirwen]: "used to be goth"
You mean the clothing etc I assume Akane. x)
I'll take a look at it later Loth! :)
(tomorrow morning that is)
2009-04-15 [Alexi Ice]: Yep, the clothing. I am still sick, twisted and dark at heart.
2009-04-16 [Weregon]: Wow.
2009-04-16 [Alexi Ice]: Lol...>> It's true though, but a bit off topic. I will take it off the page now, good luck with your competition Weregon!
2009-04-17 [~Crimson Angel~]: I'd like to help.
2009-04-17 [nehirwen]: What would you like to do? :)
2009-04-17 [Alexi Ice]: *Feels proud of herself* See Neh, you should try what I did to raise awareness? I sent all my friends an invite to the page and now Weregon and Misty have shown up! It's worth a shot.
2009-04-17 [nehirwen]: I have enough to do for now, might do that when things ease down again.
2009-04-18 [~Crimson Angel~]: What do you need help with?
2009-04-18 [nehirwen]: Setting up festivals and mod them.
2009-04-18 [jaraden]: *looks wearily at Akane...*
i've enver trusted goths, they're too... emotional fer me....
2009-04-18 [SilverFire]: Stereotypes for the win. *applauds* :D. Hey, Nehi wanna go be emotional in the park together this evening?
2009-04-18 [Alexi Ice]: But Jaraden I lurve you! (Lol)
Silvie, will you cut urself and curse people too? Oh and of course you gotta listen to cry fest rock songs and worship satan? Cuz if so...I am so in! (lol)
2009-04-18 [SilverFire]: Naw, that's emos. Well, the cutting yourself part - I'm all for standing round in dark alleyways bitching about how much "normal" people suck though. And if you bring the black candles, I'll bring my copy of the satanic bible. :P
2009-04-18 [Alexi Ice]: How about black candles with spiderwebs on them? Those are my fav. (got em' on halloween)
2009-04-18 [SilverFire]: Do the spiderwebs glow in the dark? :P
2009-04-18 [Alexi Ice]: Nope. But they are awesome!
2009-04-19 [~Crimson Angel~]: lol why are you messing with Jarden?
2009-04-19 [Alexi Ice]: Cuz I lurve him. And he knows it. (I also TOTALLY won him in the auction)
2009-04-19 [~Crimson Angel~]: Ok, you know my friend has candles with spider webs on them that glow in the dark, he loves them.
2009-04-20 [nehirwen]: I like the park better Silvie, I don't want my dark and pretty clothes go all dirty in the alleyways, that would make me depressed beyond suicidal depression, you know that. >.>
2009-04-20 [jaraden]: ARRRRRRGH.... not.. a.. gaggle.. of... goths.....
*runs and cowers in corner*
too much moodiness for me to haddle!!!!!
the mere thought of a bunch of sudo-intellect
2009-04-20 [jaraden]: yipes!!
*runs like the dickens!!!*
is shabby enough the way i look without eyeliner making me look more of a tard!
2009-07-05 [Nioniel]: Thankies!
2009-07-05 [Nioniel]: To address how to get people to enter...
advertise! In other related wikis, with banners, mods and creators could advertise in their mood, diary, house, etc, as could friends of mods and creators...*sh
2009-07-06 [Nioniel]: If you need help with anything else, let me know!
2009-07-06 [nehirwen]: Pretty much the advertising part. :p
Be careful with doing so on other related wikis though, owners often don't like that. (it's ok on your own wikis of course ;)
Along with your ideas, there is also the advertise forum.
2009-07-06 [Nioniel]: Okey dokey!
2009-10-15 [Alexi Ice]: Has annexed this wiki. Put me somewhere. O.o
2009-10-15 [nehirwen]: Only when you know what you're doing. >.>
2009-10-15 [Alexi Ice]: Lol! Ok *Bows* Teach me?
2009-10-15 [nehirwen]: Change all the contests you tagged as closed as open again.
I'll message you about stuff to do later, when I've got time.
And I was thinking to give Cilla some stuff to do as well.
2009-10-15 [Alexi Ice]: KK.
2009-10-16 [Cillamoon]: ^_^
2009-10-16 [nehirwen]: I'll be gone for the weekend, I'll message the both of you on Monday or Sunday earliest..
2009-10-16 [Alexi Ice]: Okie dokie.
2010-03-20 [nehirwen]: *prods you people*
2010-06-02 [Lothuriel]: I finally got my schedule worked at here at work. Hopefully this will give me a couple hours a day for Elftown *crosses fingers*
2010-10-30 [Stephen]: Is this wiki still active? :3
2010-10-31 [nehirwen]: It's supposed to, but I don't think it is.
2010-11-01 [Cillamoon]: Wow, I haven't honestly looked at this page in a lonnnnng time!
2010-11-01 [Nioniel]: The Midsummer Festival just finished up a bit ago, but the mod for the Thanksgiving Festival doesn't even appear to be active at this point.
2011-03-18 [Akayume]: *haunts*
2011-03-18 [Ravendust]: I'm willing to help out in any way I can. :)
2011-03-18 [Nioniel]: Great! Go ahead and add yourself and if you want to mod the Thanksgiving festival, you can start making up the pages for this years competition. Take a look at the other competition pages to see how to do it, and feel free to message me with any questions.
2011-03-18 [Akayume]: We have a Thanksgiving competition? o.o
2011-03-18 [Nioniel]: mhm. See above. :)
2011-03-18 [Akayume]: WEEEEELL FINE THEN!... MISSY! :P
2011-03-18 [Nioniel]: :P
2011-03-18 [Mortified Penguin]: I already set up the Thanksgiving pages to look like the previous year's: Thanksgiving Art entries, 2011, Thanksgiving Photo entries, 2011, Thanksgiving Poetry entries, 2011. Apparently there was no writing portion for the Thanksgiving contest last year, so I didn't make a wiki for it.
2011-03-18 [Nioniel]: Oh, thanks, Mort, I didn't realize you had already gotten to them. :) Anyway, if you guys want to mod a contest, just let me know. Thanksgiving is open, if one of you wants it. :)
2011-03-18 [Akayume]: ....Whai? o.o
2011-03-18 [Ravendust]: Where am I putting my name? And I'm more than willing to mod
2011-03-18 [Mortified Penguin]: Don't question it!
2011-03-18 [Akayume]: Hey, I am not about to run this shi-. >.>
I lub you all, but my lub is not enough.
2011-03-18 [Akayume]: Still! XP
Turkey isn't even my favorite meat! XP
2011-03-18 [nehirwen]: Pffft. <.<
I think I've only had it once in my life. :p
2011-03-18 [Akayume]: Welllllll... Whatever Miss Kickboxer. :P
2011-03-18 [nehirwen]: Muahaha!
2011-03-19 [Nioniel]: Oke. I've assigned you guys to each mod a festival. If you want to look though all of the festival pages and subwikis and make sure that everything is linked properly, spelled properly, and that dates are correct, that would be a good start. We need everything to be open and ready for every one of the Festivals.
Make sure to check the dates of the festival you're modding so that you know when to close it. I assume all of you know how to put up wikipolls, do so within a day or two of your festival competition closing, please. :) Any questions can be left here or pm'd to me or Nehi, if you like. :)
2011-03-19 [Rice]: *hums*
2011-03-19 [Ravendust]: The April Fool's Day Festival takes up two lines, and I noticed to the right that it therefore is shown to have two creators and two mods; is this true? (Asking seeing as I'm now listed as a mod for the contest; trying to be clear on things) (I noticed the two lines and thus two creators, etc; are shown for multiple festivals)
2011-03-20 [nehirwen]: It's showing correctly to me, are you sure it isn't your browser or something?
2011-03-20 [Ravendust]: I drew lines to show better how its appearing to me, is that how its supposed to be? (Sorry, it saved and uploaded weird :-/)
2011-03-20 [Akayume]: Mine has "New Years Day Festival" all in one line. :/ Sorry.
2011-03-20 [Ravendust]: yeah, I'm not really sure why mine's showing them on two lines :-/
2011-03-20 [Ravendust]: Let me just ask this then to clear up some of my confusion- Am I modding the April Fool's Festival?
2011-03-20 [Akayume]: Yes?
2011-03-20 [Ravendust]: lol, well, I'm going to assume I am at this point, then xP.
2011-03-20 [nehirwen]: I hope to have fixed it. (given the text in the first box all the space it wants, to prevent it from showing on two lines)
2011-03-20 [Ravendust]: Looks like I'm the midsummer mod now instead,of april fool, I thought that might be the case.
2011-03-20 [Rice]: I'm the mod of Midsummer O_o ... for me it shows you as the mod for April Fool.
2011-03-20 [Ravendust]: Okay, then I'll stick with that one, dunno whats with my screen viewing them weird xD
2011-03-20 [Rice]: There is a blip in the matrix. Aww hell!
2011-03-20 [Ravendust]: I see whats messing with me, Mort's name is showing on two lines which shifted everything down one for the mods.
2011-03-20 [Rice]: And all is calm.
2011-03-20 [Ravendust]: And now everything looks right to me
2011-03-20 [nehirwen]: Good. :] (still strange though)
2011-03-20 [Ravendust]: Yeah, it was strange
2011-04-10 [Ravendust]: Well... I did my best in advertising the April Fools Day Festival through page invites, diary entries, and keeping it in my mood. I don't know that there was much else I could do. Not a single entry, though :-/
2011-04-10 [Nioniel]: It's okay. :)
2011-04-10 [Ravendust]: I'm just kinda disappointed xD... One person thought about entering but decided against when she realized she wouldn't get a badge for it. :-/
2011-06-17 [Rice]: Take care of how? It says that the poetry section is open until July the 2nd.
2011-06-17 [Nioniel]: O.o
Maybe I read it wrong, then. I thought that the poetry section ended the 10th. *goes to look*
2011-06-17 [Nioniel]: Art and Poetry closed the 10th, the Photo and Writing are open until July 2nd. :)
2011-06-17 [Rice]: http://elftown
2011-06-18 [Nioniel]: Hm. On the midsummer festival page, it has a different deadline. I wonder why there's two separate deadlines for the same section of the contest. O.o
2011-06-18 [Linderel]: Copy+paste error? Easily made.
2011-06-18 [Nioniel]: Sounds fair. :)
2011-07-12 [kians mummy]: Is there any help needed on here, I would really like to help.
2011-07-12 [Nioniel]: We've got Moderators for all of the contests for now, but if someone decides they don't want to Mod anymore, we'll keep you in mind. :)
2011-07-12 [Lord Josmar]: My festival contest isn't listed here...
2011-07-13 [Nioniel]: Go ahead and list it, then. :)
2011-08-05 [kians mummy]: Hi, need any help. :)
2011-08-06 [Nioniel]: I added you as a co-mod with me, Sammie. :)
2011-08-06 [Lord Josmar]: Can you add "Like a Boss" after "Is a mod" for my name?
2011-08-06 [Nioniel]: Lol. :P
What else do you do like a Boss?
2011-08-06 [Lord Josmar]: Change wikis - Like A Boss!
2011-08-06 [Lord Josmar]: Sweetness!
2011-08-06 [Nioniel]: Mort. :P
2011-08-06 [Stephen]: *chuckles*
2011-08-06 [Stephen]: It's a song. Youtube "Like a boss" I believe The Lonely Island made it.
2011-08-06 [kians mummy]: Cool lol, I like it *likes*
2011-08-07 [Akayume]: Yes, it is by Lonely Island. :P :I Just Had Sex" is also an awesome song by them.
2011-08-07 [Stephen]: "I Just Had Sex" makes me laugh. :)
2011-08-07 [Akayume]: Me too. "She made me wear a paper bag." "STLL COUNTS!" :P
Oke oke, enough randomness from me. :P
2011-08-07 [Nioniel]: Oke, just watched it. :P Nice. :D
2011-08-07 [Lord Josmar]: I like their newest one, "I threw it on the ground"
2011-08-07 [kians mummy]:
How do we get people to enter (besides advertising on Mainstreet)?
put advertisements on official pages. :)
What do we do when we get very little entries?
Advertise more. :)
2011-08-07 [Lord Josmar]: I think putting advertisements in the official pages qpuld be considered spamming and even if it isnt would probably be frowned on by the mod in charge.
2011-08-07 [Nioniel]: Because this is not an official competition, I don't think we can advertise on official pages. Maybe listing the individual competitions on mc and on Mainstreet instead of just Festivals being shown would be better, though? O.o
2011-08-07 [Stephen]: That'd make the calendar even longer than it is now. >.>
*stopped reading anything on the calendar shortly after it become huge* xP
2011-08-07 [Nioniel]: Even now it's not as long as it was a year ago, though.
2011-08-07 [Stephen]: Well, that's true. I remember when it went straight down to the annual events thing.
2012-08-15 [luthiennienna]: I would be happy to help
2012-08-23 [kians mummy]: Same here, I am experienced as you all know and I do a lot for elfpack