|[Hedda] - Mayor |
[Yuriona] - Guard
[Veltzeh] - Wiki & Elfchat Boss, Professor
[nehirwen] - Guard Captain
[hanhepi] - Elftown Graphics Boss, Statistician
[Teufelsweib] - Statistician, Lit judge
[Nioniel] - Guard, Featured Image & Story Boss, Photo Reference Boss
[Stephen] - Guard, Elftown Graphics boss, Featured Image, Story & Wiki Boss
[Ravendust] - Guide & Featured Story Boss
Veterans#Council: These are retired Council members.
2015-05-30 [Stephen]: Hedda will make slight changes, he's already said he will. However, I don't know how prompt he will be nor what he defines as small. :P
Community based contests sound fun. Also, the idea for a contest based on suggesting a contest also sounds fun. We could give a Builder's badge to the person who wins, since that kind of goes in theme anyway.
Elfpack has a "contractor's office" where members can submit self-created pages as long as they're in some way community-mind
Hedda will NOT remove the application system. I've tried. Actually, Elftown gets a decent amount of spam-bot registrations anyway, so I can't really blame him for not wanting to remove it.
We have so few new members atm that the Guides could just send new members a message upon approval. Or the Guard who approves them could. We do that on Elfpack, it seems to help keep newbies there.
I can see if Hedda is willing to add a comment box on the articles themselves. I think I mentioned that before and didn't get a response, but I may be wrong.
I don't want to buy Amazon Gift Cards, sorry ~ although I might be willing to from time to time. I did that with a few things on Elfpack. We can also offer donor status (colors in house) as contest rewards. At least we do on all the other sites, so I imagine we can here.
Velvet - Random Member shouldn't display inactive members, ever. If it is, there's something wrong with the search.
Also, I really like the idea of something to get the community to socialize more. I just have no idea what we'd do. xD
2015-06-02 [Hutch]: There is a gigantic community of roleplayers on the internet, complete with databases that categorize and advertise other RPs. I mostly came to Elftown to RP. &&I've noticed from joining other RPs that contests and writing submissions were secondary to the games, but an active part of the community as well. Maybe reaching out to these databases to get will more foot traffic, but I'm not sure about keeping people.
Most successful sites have a very warm opening community and I've always seen Elftown as meeting people in the elftown breeze! Though once linking up with them we stayed fairly close on the site with our activities.
I'm surprised there is resistance to changing the graphics to the site. Other than moving some links around, what is really being done to let people know what elftown is about? What is being used to entice people to come and stay?
I was on here years and years ago, and I can find very few changes. Sure I love Elftown, but if I were to come across it fresh right now? It would look dead and abandoned to me, and 80 or so active members is NOTHING to snort at! Elftown's gotta grow and adapt!
2015-06-15 [Sagacious Turkey]: I hereby declare myself Elftown's interim mayor.
You probably think I'm joking.
But just try and stop me.
2015-06-16 [Sagacious Turkey]: Since nobody tried to stop me, I would like to go ahead and retire as mayor. Please give me my retired mayor badge and priv 0. Also, I think [Hedda] is missing his retired mayor badge too.
2015-06-17 [Mortified Penguin]: Yeah, yeah. I'll priv you later.
Anyway, how about an invite contest? Where the person who invites the most new members (NOT CLONES) over the span of, let's say, a month, gets a FIFTY DOLLAR AMAZON GIFT CARD. Not provided by me.
I'm only providing one for Chess Tournament, because nobody can actually beat me, so I'll never have to actually give anyone anything. Don't get me wrong, if by some miracle some genius comes along and can actually beat me, then I'll definitely give them a $50 card. Not that they'll need it, considering they'd have to be a savant or something with an IQ of 200+... but yeah. Nobody will beat me. Ever. Especially not [Stephen]. So if any of you guys have a friend that's great at chess and you think they stand a chance, by all means, invite them to Elftown and let them have at it. It's $50, nobody can turn that down! NOBODY. ESPECIALLY NOT [Stephen].
2015-06-17 [hanhepi]: I'm not sure anyone could beat you at the invite contest either.
$50 is a heck of a prize. In order to get that much money to use on a gift card, I'd have to beat you at the chess tournament...
2015-07-10 [Stephen]: I've had a busy month. :P
How about I beat Mort at his Chess Tourney and then use this imaginary 50 dollar card as the prize for the invite contest? o:
2015-07-10 [Mortified Penguin]: HOW ABOUT I BEAT YOU WITH A 2X4 IN THE PARKING LOT AND USE YOUR INTESTINES AS STREAMERS AT THE PARTY I THROW TO CELEBRATE YOUR BRUTAL, YET HILARIOUS, DEATH? o:<
2015-08-12 [Mortified Penguin]: I still need my donor badge, if there's any crew members left.
2015-09-16 [Stephen]: Is there a badge you're deserving?
2015-09-18 [kians mummy]: And another around 214 whats going on?
2015-11-16 [Stephen]: Not much Guardwork to do at the moment. :)
2015-11-24 [kians mummy]: I see tis is going down hill to, this is bad :(
2015-11-24 [Alexi Ice]: I feel like it's fine. ET has been quiet:dead for...a year or two now? If one day the community miraculously revives itself, great. There are enough of us left to do the work. If not that's cool too and those of us who are around can continue doing what we do (for me submitting poetry and posting in my RPG's. the decline of ET is sad but not very surprising. It's not near what it was when I joined fifteen or so years ago. And I don't see that changing anytime soon.
If you want to help try seeing how many people are here and what they want/are interested in. Maybe make a wiki and do some polls on your own. See what you can drum up.
Or go enjoy a meal at Bob's Diner?
Maybe you could make your own photo or contest of some kind? There is a lot you can do here on ET without worrying about things we can't or simply won't change. So go out and have some fun.
2015-12-11 [Yuriona]: Sweet. :)
2016-06-23 [Alexi Ice]: If any council is still active I posted a question in the forum.
2016-06-30 [Mortified Penguin]: I know, I know. I'll get to it soon.