The Community. Suggestion/Intro thread

Hello ladies and gentlemen and welcome to The Community, a bi-monthy series showcasing the best blogs, threads, fan fics, battles, debates and more of the past 2 weeks. This will be like the Community Spolight (that's where the name comes from) but this time it will be managed by me with help from the Content Creator's Group, it will have an updated format and focus to make it fit more with the modern Vine.

So here's how things will go, every other Thursday of the month twice a month (that's UHT +8) I will make a nomination thread for The Community, nominations will last 3 days, then on Saturday (again twice a month) I post the result, 2 weks later we repeat the process. Rinse repeat.

Standard threads will look something like this (Note: It won't all be in bold)

The Community (Issue #)

(Introduction) (Date)

Best Blogs

This will be where the blogs and reviews Viners make go, it can be about anything as long as people nominate it.

  1. (Link and desciption of blogs nominated by the people)
  2. (Link and desciption of blogs nominated by the people)
  3. (Link and desciption of blogs nominated by the people)
  4. Etc.

Best Threads (In Any Forum)

This is for the best threads in general. In any forum (RPG, Off Topic, Artist Show-Off, even the Bug Reporting thread) except for the battles forum, it can be in here for anything as long as people nominate it.

  1. (Link and desciption of threads nominated by the people)
  2. (Link and desciption of threads nominated by the people)
  3. (Link and desciption of threads nominated by the people)
  4. Etc.

Best Battles

This is specifically for battle threads and polls only, since it is our most popular forum.

  1. (Link and desciption of battle nominated by the people)
  2. (Link and desciption of battle nominated by the people)
  3. (Link and desciption of battle nominated by the people)
  4. Etc.

Best Fanfiction

This is for the best fanfiction from the fanfiction forum in CV.

  1. (Link and desciption of fanfiction nominated by the people)
  2. (Link and desciption of fanfiction nominated by the people)
  3. (Link and desciption of fanfiction nominated by the people)
  4. Etc.

Best Debates

This will mostly be for CaVs and tournament rounds.

  1. (Link and desciption of debates nominated by the people)
  2. (Link and desciption of debates nominated by the people)
  3. (Link and desciption of debates nominated by the people)
  4. Etc.

Miscellaneous

This section is for things that don't fit in the other categories, such as lists, wiki pages, forum games etc.

  1. (Link and desciption of nominated by the people)
  2. (Link and desciption of nominated by the people)
  3. (Link and desciption of nominated by the people)
  4. Etc.

User of Month

This happens only once a month (every other issue) where one user will be named, the user if the month. This person can be chosen for any reason (please not a troll though) and can come from any CV forum.

(User name, desciption and list of achievements)

The Community Riddle

This is the idea od The Red Viper, here I will put in nerdy riddles for you to solve, the first one who gets the right answer get a shout out next issue (if this gets popular enough, I will even put in a leaderboard).

(Username of the person who hot last week's riddle)

(Riddle)

Rules:

There are only 3 rules to eligable for a thread/user to be on here.

  1. The thread/blog/user isn't locked/banned.
  2. You have to get nominated at least three times (if there are more than 5 threads with 3 nominations, only the top 5 get in), or be a pinned thread like the BotW or the CCC.
  3. The thread/blog must have been made within the two weeks before the nomination thread was posted.

As for voting you can nominate as much as you want for any category, just make sure you actually think the thread is worthy of praise, please no troll threads or trolling.

Feedback Questions For You

  1. Do you like the idea?
  2. Are you okay with the name? If not suggestions would be nice.
  3. What should I change to improve the idea.

You can also just tell me your thoughts and ideas in general or you can ask me any question about this topic as well. If things go well, this will start this week.

We wanted to bring this back because when the original Community Spotlight ended many wanted it back, so I hope that thise people will be supporting this project as well. Credits to @razzatazz for the original idea.

(Posting this at the around the forums to show the most people, but The Community threads will be posted in General Discussion).

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Posted By Just_Banter

I like it

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@major_hellstorm: Idk, on the surface it doesn't seem too far apart from the Daily Debater I guess. I don't know how you'd go about making it more unique though.

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Edited By Life_Without_Progress

Cool idea,

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@just_banter: Daily Debater mentions everything that is active, and it only does the Battle Forums, this is for the entire CV and focuses on ahat the community thinks is best. Maybe I should have posted this in another forum?

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Posted By rocketraccoonthingy

Perfect. How about the reviews though?

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@major_hellstorm: Maybe you could post a comics-related riddle or challenge with each issue, and the first user to answer correctly will be the next issue's "user of the month" and the issue will feature a short interview with them or something. Just an idea to make it more interactive which could be cool.

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@the_red_viper: The riddles and interview sound cool, but I think the user of the month should be voted on.

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Posted By Major_Hellstrom

@darthsenju: Yeah. Unless it is one of those Respect threads where the OO just asks everyone to post feats in the thread.

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Posted By the_red_viper

@major_hellstorm: So you want people to vote for a user out of a list? Or just for one of the hundreds if users from Comic Vine?

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Posted By Major_Hellstrom

@the_red_viper: Based on a list. To get on the list you would have to had been nominated.

Your idea is good but people who don't deserve to win could win, for example an active person like me with the help of Google may be the first to answer the riddle and be user of the month, though they may nit deserve to be.

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Posted By the_red_viper

@major_hellstorm: Which is why I'm talking about riddles, things that can't be solved with search engines, only with knowledge on comics. I will PM you an example later.

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Posted By KingCrimson

@major_hellstorm: I like it mate. I think the riddles idea is cool, so is the user-interview idea. Always nice to hear about the person behind the username IMO. Blog review and posting is also a good idea, might encourage me to actually write some ha.

But I agree with the above - I think if you focus on the community at large rather than the battles just to distinguish it from the DD this could take off.

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@kingcrimson: Alright, I think I will add both ideas.

This is supposed to focus at CV as a whole not just battles, what can I do to make that seen?

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Posted By KingCrimson

@major_hellstorm: Posting it in the gen-discussion, focusing more on the riddles, blogs, RPG, fan-fic and art threads - anything but battles really. I'd consider maybe removing them altogether and maybe just linking the latest DD issue in the battles section? At least in the beginning, until it gets a good following!

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Posted By Major_Hellstrom

@kingcrimson: Okay, I will focus more on those.

There is a difference between the two though, for the DD I can just ask ET to out my CaV on there and he will, but for this your debates and threads will have to be called out and chosen by the people, adds a little bit of prestige, don't you think? (Plus the Battles is the most popular thing so I gotta add it).

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Posted By KingCrimson

@major_hellstorm: Yeah I hear you mate.

I think it will do well either way, I only mentioned just in case you were looking to distinguish it at the start. Like you say the Battle forum is the most popular so people will compare the two.

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@kingcrimson: Maybe, but I can aways point out that I am copying the Community Spolight which came first. Lol.

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@major_hellstorm: Good idea, Doesn't belong in the battles section, to make it unique: make sure you add stuff from everywhere on CV and not just the battles.

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Posted By Major_Hellstrom

@jardinain2: I know, I said I only put it here for views. Will do.

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Posted By Cosmic_Templar

@major_hellstorm: Interesting idea. It might convince more people to post blogs and stuff. (Because I only do low effort comments)

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Posted By deactivated-5a90ca82ccb5f

@major_hellstorm: "The community" sounds like a bad sitcom name lol. ill have to think of a name.

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Well it does seem sort of similar to TDD. Maybe focus on non-battle forums stuff?

Or if it's like a monthly thing then the top 3 cavs of the month wold be fine.

Not that I'm telling you not to do this I just don't want a clash.

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Posted By Major_Hellstrom

@emperorthanos: It'll focus on everything.

It's bi-monthly, perhaps I can lower the focus on Battle forum releated things. But the base idea of TDD and this is quite different IMO (one is like a newspaper the other is like an award show kinda), I just don't know how to show it.

Neither do I.

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@jardinain2: I choose it because of another project The Content Creator's group is working on (and I was lazy). Any suggestions is welcome though.

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@major_hellstorm: some around "the best of comic vine" or thereabouts, im lazy and horrible at picking names tho.

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@major_hellstorm:

I see. Well as long is doesn't end up being similar I have no issue. I would offer help but I'm only a battle forums guy. You should talk to @supremegeneration

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Posted By Major_Hellstrom

@jardinain2: Not bad, but it might be too straight forward (I'm weird I know), how about "Best of the Vine" or "CV's Finest" or idk.

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Posted By deactivated-5a90ca82ccb5f

@jardinain2: Not bad, but it might be too straight forward (I'm weird I know), how about "Best of the Vine" or "CV's Finest" or idk.

Both of those sound good actually.

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@major_hellstorm: Just letting you know that I've already put forward a debater of the month idea to a moderator and I'm waiting to hear back.

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@citizensurfer: This is the user of the month, I'll try to avoid battle forum users though (movie reviewers, writers and RPG players don't get enough praise). But why do you need to tell a mod your ideas first?

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@emperorthanos: He is helping, well kinda he is in the Content Creator's group which will be helping me.

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@citizensurfer: This is the user of the month, I'll try to avoid battle forum users though (movie reviewers, writers and RPG players don't get enough praise). But why do you need to tell a mod your ideas first?

Because the thread will more than likely have to be pinned In order for everybody to see it and vote and it also helps with time as it would stop users having to go through multiple pages in order to find the thread.

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@citizensurfer: So it be like the HoF but monthly? Cool.

Yeah pretty much except, only one user gets in and then at the start of next year it will be debater of the year (previous year). To be nominated for debater of the year however you need to have been a Debater Of The Month winner.

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Posted By TheVivas

Ima nominate my Wonder Woman RT already if this gets going. I made it nearly a month ago, but still. Worth a shot.

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@citizensurfer said:
@major_hellstorm said:

@citizensurfer: So it be like the HoF but monthly? Cool.

Yeah pretty much except, only one user gets in and then at the start of next year it will be debater of the year (previous year). To be nominated for debater of the year however you need to have been a Debater Of The Month winner.

Not to detract from your idea but we already have platform that awards top debaters. Do we really need another? I mean debater of the year isn't going to be much different from Hall of fame except it would be one person instead of 5 or 6

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Edited By Major_Hellstrom

Since this is going to be a CV wide series I decide to switch forums every now and then, in the morning this will be on Off Topic, the next day it will be in General Discussion. So that every major forum can see it (I would have put this on tehFan Fic and RPG forums too if I had more time).

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@citizensurfer said:

@citizensurfer: So it be like the HoF but monthly? Cool.

Yeah pretty much except, only one user gets in and then at the start of next year it will be debater of the year (previous year). To be nominated for debater of the year however you need to have been a Debater Of The Month winner.

Not to detract from your idea but we already have platform that awards top debaters. Do we really need another? I mean debater of the year isn't going to be much different from Hall of fame except it would be one person instead of 5 or 6

Debater Of The Year could be considered the "top prize" however in my eyes as it focuses solely on one individual and their "accomplishments" throughout the year, Not to detract from the Hall Of Fame since that is....the Hall Of Fame and whilst it may feel good to be in the Hall Of Fame it's a one and done deal; once your in that's it. With Debater Of The Year it a continuous cycle, even if you have already been named Debater Of The Year you can still be elected for it next year as long as you are named Debater Of The Month. Debater Of The Year would also make users work harder than what they are doing as it would continuously make them strive for being named Debater Of The Year.

Debater Of The Year would also be much more condensed as there would only be a total of 12 nominees.

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@emperorthanos said:
@citizensurfer said:

@citizensurfer: So it be like the HoF but monthly? Cool.

Yeah pretty much except, only one user gets in and then at the start of next year it will be debater of the year (previous year). To be nominated for debater of the year however you need to have been a Debater Of The Month winner.

Not to detract from your idea but we already have platform that awards top debaters. Do we really need another? I mean debater of the year isn't going to be much different from Hall of fame except it would be one person instead of 5 or 6

Debater Of The Year could be considered the "top prize" however in my eyes as it focuses solely on one individual and their "accomplishments" throughout the year, Not to detract from the Hall Of Fame since that is....the Hall Of Fame and whilst it may feel good to be in the Hall Of Fame it's a one and done deal; once your in that's it. With Debater Of The Year it a continuous cycle, even if you have already been named Debater Of The Year you can still be elected for it next year. Debater Of The Year would also make users work harder than what they are doing as it would continuously make them strive for being named Debater Of The Year.

Meh the Hall of Fame tends to focus on one year as well for the most. Like 3 of this years inductions where people who were eligible for the first time ever.

I see what you mean about it being continuous I suppose, so you can only be debater of the year once and then maybe lose that title the following year. However my point mainly was that the winners of these will likely be people who make it into HOF that year or just those who are already in the HOF. And that will likely often be the case with debater of the month.

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@emperorthanos said:
@citizensurfer said:
@emperorthanos said:
@citizensurfer said:

@citizensurfer: So it be like the HoF but monthly? Cool.

Yeah pretty much except, only one user gets in and then at the start of next year it will be debater of the year (previous year). To be nominated for debater of the year however you need to have been a Debater Of The Month winner.

Not to detract from your idea but we already have platform that awards top debaters. Do we really need another? I mean debater of the year isn't going to be much different from Hall of fame except it would be one person instead of 5 or 6

Debater Of The Year could be considered the "top prize" however in my eyes as it focuses solely on one individual and their "accomplishments" throughout the year, Not to detract from the Hall Of Fame since that is....the Hall Of Fame and whilst it may feel good to be in the Hall Of Fame it's a one and done deal; once your in that's it. With Debater Of The Year it a continuous cycle, even if you have already been named Debater Of The Year you can still be elected for it next year. Debater Of The Year would also make users work harder than what they are doing as it would continuously make them strive for being named Debater Of The Year.

Meh the Hall of Fame tends to focus on one year as well for the most. Like 3 of this years inductions where people who were eligible for the first time ever.

I see what you mean about it being continuous I suppose, so you can only be debater of the year once and then maybe lose that title the following year. However my point mainly was that the winners of these will likely be people who make it into HOF that year or just those who are already in the HOF. And that will likely often be the case with debater of the month.

I think you've misunderstood my phrasing. What I mean is that once you are a member of the Hall Of Fame that's it you can't be nominated again, with Debater Of The Year you can be consistently nominated as long as you make it into Debater Of The Month.

Just because they've made it into the Hall Of Fame it doesn't necessarily mean that they will be nominated Debater Of The Year, Keep in mind that they would also had to have "won" a Debater Of The Month in order to even be nominated for Debater Of The Year.

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