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30-07-2008, 17:39
Starting a Challenge

Make it original. Original ideas are going to get more people taking part.
Use the Ideas Thread to gauge how popular your challenge will be. Do not be disheartened if your challenge wasn’t as popular as you expected it to be.
The opening post is the most important one: include in it every rule of the challenge, and how often you expect people to update their progress
Tell people what you expect in terms of screenshots, be it the league table or the initial profile. Provide them with examples in your opening post.
Take part yourself: it doesn’t create a very good impression if you create a challenge and then don’t take part.
Be willing to draw the line on any question about the rules. If someone asks you whether something is acceptable under the rules, be prepared to answer them.
Telling people how to post a screenshot is also a useful addition for an opening post.
Play a test game for a few seasons to anticipate any problems that might arise with the challenge

Taking Part in a Challenge

Provide all necessary information, such as the screenshots the challenge starter asked for
Encourage other users, it does wonders to their confidence
Do not cheat or do something that is specified as being against the rules of the challenge. It discredits the challenge and its starter
If you have any questions about what is and what isn’t acceptable in the challenge, ask.

31-07-2008, 01:48
Good work Canvey :thup: it'll help some of the people that are somehow newer than me :D Mind you it also gave me a couple of hints that could help me in the future eg saying how to post screenies.

10-04-2009, 14:17
Can someone suggest what site I should use for uploading an edited DB?

10-04-2009, 14:18
The one I use is RapidShare (http://www.rapidshare.com/) although FileFront (http://www.filefront.com/) is an alternative.

With RapidShare if you intend to keep the download up there for a long period of time you'd probably need to go Premium, so if that's the plan (which it probably would be if you're starting a challenge), go for FileFront.

10-04-2009, 14:19
Cheers, filefront it is.
How'd you reply so fast? :D

10-04-2009, 14:20
I guess I'm pretty speedy :).

10-04-2009, 14:30
Nice one, I didn't realise filefront was back up.

10-04-2009, 15:55
THeir old owners bought it again