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Welcome to the Guide to Awards! This thread will hopefully answer any question you've ever had about the awards available on this site and how you can earn them. Awards exist on this site for three reasons: 1. they are in the spirit of achievements (the very thing that probably brought you here!), 2. as encouragement for each member to bring something to the table, and 3. to serve as recognition for the great things our members do. Number two is especially important, because XBA is the great site it is today because of its members.

 

The site has recently made some big changes to the awards, and more importantly some big additions. This guide will make it easier to navigate our system of awards and help you understand what you need to do in order to qualify for and receive these honors. Awards are broken up into six categories, and a full list along with members who have received each award can be found [here].

 

 

POST COUNT

 

These are awards based purely on how many posts you have made on the site. You don't need to do anything special to get these awards, simply share your knowledge and ask questions so that your fellow your members may share theirs with you. Please do not spam to get your post count up, it will get you nowhere… trust me. Every post should be a quality post. Posts in the Off-Topic section of the site as well as the Member Profiles subforum do not count towards your total number of posts.

 

 

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CONTRIBUTION

 

Awards that fall into the Contribution category are the ones you should strive for the most. Contributions to the site can be made in a number of different ways from achievement guides and road maps to donating money to just being a helpful member in ways that may not be obvious. In earning one of these awards, you can be proud to know that you have made a positive impact on the greatest Xbox site online.

 

The first four awards listed in this category all require you to submit something in order to receive the award and it should be noted that in order to receive credit for the submission, what you submitted has to actually be published to the site. Simply posting it in a forum will not get you credit, you must follow the proper channels for submission and publication.

 

 

Submit Awards

 

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Members who submit achievement tiles, game tiles, game covers, and avatar awards that are missing from the site are given these awards. Even just one can be a huge help, particularly if it's a difficult achievement to obtain. They can be submitted [here].

 

Requirements:

Bronze: 1, Silver: 5, Gold: 10, Platinum: 15, Emerald: 20, Diamond: 30

 

 

Achievement Guide Awards

 

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Writing a guide is the most obvious way to help out your fellow achievement hunters and these awards are for that exact purpose. Guides on the site are expected to be of a certain quality and they must be complete. They can be submitted [here].

 

Requirements:

Bronze: 3, Silver: 6, Gold: 10, Platinum: 15, Emerald: 20, Diamond: 30

 

 

Road Map Awards

 

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Road maps are the "guide to the achievement guide", if you will, and these awards are for those who put in the effort to create them. Road maps are the introduction, overview, and breakdown that you can read prior to or in conjunction with an achievement guide. They can be submitted [here].

 

Requirements:

Bronze: 3, Silver: 6, Gold: 10, Platinum: 15, Emerald: 20, Diamond: 30

 

 

Micro Guide Awards

 

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One of the new categories of Contribution awards, Micro Guides are achievement guides written for smaller games (such as Windows Phone games, Kinect Labs, etc.) and DLC. Some larger DLC does not fit in the Micro category and instead counts as a normal achievement guide at the discretion of site staff. They can be submitted [here].

 

Requirements:

Bronze: 3, Silver: 6, Gold: 10, Platinum: 15, Emerald: 20, Diamond: 30

 

Green Thumb Awards

 

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Those that help out the site with unfinished or unsubmitted guides through the forum's Greenbook section are eligible for these awards. An explanation of the purpose as well as details of the process can be found [here].

 

Requirements:

Bronze: 1, Silver: 3, Gold: 5, Platinum: 10, Emerald: 15, Diamond: 20

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CONTRIBUTION (cont'd)

 

 

Donator Level Awards

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Relatively self-explanatory, these awards are for forking over your hard-earned money to the site that you love so much. The more you give, the higher your donator level. This is a cumulative total, and the money paid every month by subscribers counts toward this total. You do not need to be a subscriber in order to donate however. You can donate [here].

 

Donator Levels:

Level 1: $1-149, Level 2: $150-249, Level 3: $250-349, Level 4: $350-499, Level 5: $500+

 

Subscriber Awards

 

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Subscribers are members of the site who choose to give the site a monthly gift of $10 to $25. The different levels reflect the different amounts of monthly gift. Subscribing each month counts toward your donator level as well. You can become a subscriber [here].

 

Subscriber Levels:

Bronze: $5/month, Silver: $10/month, Gold: $15/month, Platinum: $20/month, Emerald: $25/month

 

 

Referral Awards

 

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A referral is when a new member signs up for the site at the recommendation of an existing member. On the application for membership there is a place to put the name of the existing member (the referrer) who will then get credit for referring the new member whenever the application process is complete. The different awards are for the amount of people you have referred. DO NOT create fake accounts for these referrals as they will be checked for legitimacy. If someone forgot to put your name down (or vice versa) during the registration process, credit can still be obtained by going [here] and following the instructions.

 

Referrals:

Bronze: 5, Silver: 10, Gold: 20

 

 

Word of Mouth

 

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This award is now retired and therefore unobtainable. In the past, this award served a similar function to the existing Promoter and Representer awards. Older members who earned this award when the old system in place will retain the award, but it will not be given out in the future.

 

 

XBA Promoter

 

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Part of a two-tier set of awards for XBA Heralds. Promoters have XBA mentioned in their Xbox Live motto. The formal application process to be a Herald is [here].

 

 

XBA Representer

 

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The "higher" of two awards for XBA Heralds. Representers have XBA directly in their gamertag (i.e. Tatanko XBA). The formal application process to be a Herald is [here].

 

 

x360a Representer

 

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This was the equivalent of the XBA Representer in days gone by, before the arrival of the Xbox One. This award can no longer be obtained as of March 31st, 2014.

 

 

Bright Idea

 

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One of three awards with no set criteria, the Bright Idea award is given to those who have a genuinely great idea that is then implemented into the site by the staff. These ideas need to be submitted to the staff in order to be considered, and there is an existing list of submitted ideas that have either been rejected or will not be considered that can be found [here].

 

 

A+ Thread

 

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Another award with fuzzy details, the A+ Thread award is for members who go out of their way to create a thread that benefits the community in a big way. These threads generally require significant thought and effort, and even then not every great thread deserves the award. Staff will determine if a member (and their thread) are worthy of the award. This is not something you should attempt to earn purposely, but instead it will come to you if you deserve it.

 

 

The Helping Hand

 

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The newest of the three non-specific awards, the Helping Hand award is given to members who consistently help their fellow members be all that they can be. Recipients answer lots of questions, do favors for others, create helpful threads, and in general just try to make the experience of visiting the site better for everyone. As there is no specific criteria, staff will decide when they feel a member deserves this award. You can nominate a member for this award [here].

 

Guide Writers Guild

 

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This is an exclusive club that anyone can join. If you have had a guide and/or roadmap published in the last 6 months, you are considered an active writer and have been inducted into the Guild. To be a member of the guild, you have to be an active writer, so if you haven't had anything published in the last 6 months, then unfortunately you will have this award taken away. For more information see the introduction here.

 

*NEW JUNE 2020* It has been decided that if you've received an Opal award for achievement guide, roadmap or micro guide (DLC), then your Guild award is permanent!

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TOURNAMENT

 

Every now and then the site has competitions such as the Gamerscore League (GSL), game-specific tournaments, etc. and these are awards to recognize members who won or otherwise did extremely well in one of these competitions. Some awards are also for participation rather than placement where noted. Since everybody should know what a tournament is and how one works, I will only be elaborating on the GSL awards.

 

 

GSL Awards

 

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The Gamerscore League (GSL) is a competition held regularly by the site where teams compete to see who can rack up the most gamerscore in a set period of time (usually a few weeks or more). The awards here are for the winning team as well as the single most important person for that season (the MVP).

 

 

Artist of the Month

 

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Each month, this award is given to someone in the community who is determined by the members to have outstanding artistic talent in one way or another. Complete details can be found [here].

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STAFF

 

Some awards have a more symbolic purpose, rather than showing that you won something or did something in particular. Staff awards are specifically to show that a member is part of the XBA staff and in particular what position they occupy. These awards are for everyone from the Administrators of the site to the fine folks who are less appreciated like the Graffix Team, Club Directors, etc. The only way you can earn one of these awards is to be chosen to be a member of the staff. A full list of staff, their duties, and other information about them can be found [here]. All of the supporting staff (non-moderators) will be displayed with a purple name, while everyone else will have a corresponding color for their title.

 

 

Admin

 

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Administrators (Admins) are the final word on the site. These are the staff members you see with red names. They are in charge of much of what goes on behind the scenes and wield the most power of any of the staff categories. This is their site... and don't you forget it ;)

 

Your Admins are:

 

- RoutineX (Coding and Site Management)

- Webb (Editor-in-Chief)

- bplayak (Community Manager)

- The Pants Party (Front Page Administrator - Achievement List & Game Info Admin)

 

 

Super Mod

 

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Super Moderators (Super Mods) are staff members who have moderator power throughout the site, and are just one step below an admin. They have a darker blue name. There are few of these compared to the "regular" moderators.

 

Your Super Mods are:

 

- Barad

- bLaKgRaVy

- Dirty130

- MadHatters13

- Scotty

- THE DEADLY DOG

 

 

Mod

 

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Moderators (Mods) are the police of the site. Just like the real police, they can be your friend or your enemy depending on your behavior and how you treat them. They, along with the Super Mods, take care of the day-to-day operations of the site. Their names appear in a lighter shade of blue.

 

Your Mods are:

 

- bigbear.

- BluWolve

- Sasquach11235

- StayonTarget

- TemporalWizard

 

 

Front Page Staff

 

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The members of the Front Page Staff do exactly as their name implies: they write articles for the site -- the same ones you see on the front page every day.

 

Your Front Page Staff are:

 

- Webb

- The Pants Party

- jackanape

- Richie82

- DarkxMaterials

 

 

Graphics Team

 

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The Graphics Team is responsible for every single image on the site from the logo to the very awards you're viewing right now.

 

Your Graphics Team is:

 

- TBA

 

 

Clubs Director

 

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Clubs Directors are in charge of creating and maintaining the maximum clubs for each game.

 

Your Clubs Directors are:

 

- Barad

- BlackoutCal

- BluWolve

- NSheperd N7

- Sasquach11235

- Scotty

 

 

Guide Team

 

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The Guide Team is the team responsible for all the road maps and guides you see on the main site. It is their responsibility to receive, edit, format, track and publish all guides and road maps that is submitted by all members of the site. These guys have created a few guides in their day, and know a good guide when they see one. Guide Team members also serve as the site's Award Team, responsible for tracking and processing awards for all members.

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Your Guide Team is:

 

- Andrew x360a

- BiggD

- bLaKgRaVy

- TemporalWizard

 

 

Community and Events Team

 

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These fine people are responsible for a wide range of things across the site, with a particular interest in promoting the community, getting members involved, and staging events for the site that members can participate in.

 

Your Community Events Team is:

 

- 299

- bigbear.

- Dirty130

- oORuffusOo

- Spanish Assault

- StayonTarget

 

 

GSL Director

 

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The GSL Director is the person in charge of overseeing the entire Gamerscore League. This person sets the rules and acts as a referee of sorts.

 

Your GSL Director is:

 

- TBA

 

 

** - these staff members are currently on hiatus.

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ACHIEVEMENT

 

Our newest category of awards is perhaps the most fun to to earn. The Achievement group of awards was designed to show your peers what you've accomplished in the world of achievement hunting. These two sets of awards were created and compiled by your peers as a measurement of your travels in the world of achievements. This category now also includes awards for gaming towards achievements with your fellow community members.

 

 

Over Achiever

 

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This group of awards is based upon 100 specific retail game achievements created by our own members. What level you earn is dependent upon how many achievements from the list you have earned. Discussion for this award (and a list) can be found [here].

 

Requirements:

Bronze: 10, Silver: 20, Gold: 30, Platinum: 50, Emerald: 75, Diamond: 100

 

 

Arcade Crazy

 

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Similar to the Over Achiever awards, but these awards are for a list of 100 achievements specific to Live Arcade games rather than retail games. This list was also created by your fellow members and your level is dependent upon how many of the achievements you have from the list. Discussion for this award (and a list) can be found [here].

 

Requirements:

Bronze: 10, Silver: 20, Gold: 30, Platinum: 50, Emerald: 75, Diamond: 100

 

 

Community Gaming

 

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The Community Gaming awards are given for participating in the requisite number of community gaming events that the site holds regularly. These events are intended as a way to get to know your fellow gamers better and work together toward achievements. Specific requirements can be found [here].

 

Requirements:

Bronze: 5, Silver: 10, Gold: 20, Platinum: 30, Emerald: 40, Diamond: 50

 

 

 

 

CLUB AWARDS

 

Club Awards are similar to Achievement awards in that there is a set list of things you must accomplish related to achievements in order to obtain them. Each "club" represents a staff member who chooses a set of games that you must have 100% completion for. When you have met the requirements of their list, you can apply to be a member of their club [here]. A list of the clubs can be found [here].

 

 

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MAXIMUM CLUBS

 

A category of awards related to obtaining the maximum gamerscore in a game. You may receive awards for obtaining all the achievements in a particular series, a certain number in a genre of games, etc. Requirements are specific to the award.

 

 

Challenge/Franchise Maximum Club Awards

 

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This sub-category of awards are entirely obtained by getting 100% completion in a set of games, typically determined either by series or genre. These awards are divided by tiers based on how many games you have completed, and the more you complete the higher tier you'll be eligible for. A complete and thorough FAQ of how these awards work, as well as links to rules and how to sign up, can be found [here].

 

 

Xbox One Maximum Club Awards

 

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These are awards designed to congratulate the first few members of the site who complete a game or its DLC. Based on a point system, you can earn leveled awards for your timely accomplishments. A full explanation of the system and related awards can be found [here].

 

 

Subscriber Clubs

 

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Those who subscribe to the site for a minimum amount of time and establish themselves as members of the community are permitted to create their own club awards which any member can then work towards "joining". Just as with the Staff Club Awards, the creator of the award chooses its requirements. Unlike the Staff awards however, you do not earn an award for each club; instead you earn awards based on the number of clubs you have successfully joined.

 

An explanation of how they work can be found in detail here, and discussion of each award takes place here.

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MISCELLANEOUS

 

Finally, the category that must exist for all the poor awards that just don't fit anywhere else. There isn't much to say about these awards, they are the oddballs. Perhaps that makes them the most interesting...

 

 

NBA Live 1000 & NBA Live 1000 …again

 

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These two awards are for attempts made by the community here at XBA to obtain a difficult achievement on NBA Live '07 requiring 1000 people to be online playing the game simultaneously. If you missed out, sorry!

 

 

Book Club

 

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A select few members who wrote guides were published in an actual book made by the site for achievement hunters.

 

 

Member of the Month

 

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As the name implies, these are members of the site who have been chosen to be in the spotlight for one reason or another.

 

 

PAX Meet 2010

 

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The XBA team was at PAX 2010, and this award is for showing up in person and having a chat with some of the staff and fellow members. Though this award has not been offered since 2010, according to member Capn Doug, "The XBA/PS3T PAX party has become a yearly tradition open to both long time members of each site and general well wishers. It might not have taken off the way it has had it not been for the support of the members at the first event in 2010."

 

 

GRID 2

 

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This award is for completing the original 1000 (the achievements the website helped design) and for participation in a Community Gaming Session. The first event can be found [here].

(Credit: Grifter Reborn)

 

 

CABS Beta Tester

 

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This award was handed out to those who assisted in testing the CABS system for Creech prior to its release to the general community.

 

 

The Mighty Duck Face

 

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The "Duck Face" award is used as a mark of shame on its recepient for doing something wrong or otherwise stupid. It is generally not permanent. You can find an all-time list of unlucky recepients [here].

 

 

XBA Blood Donor

 

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This award is given to members who were generous enough to donate blood within a specific time frame. Every 8 weeks members can donate blood to help save lives and this award is handed out to show off their generosity. To see more about this award and how it started see the first XBA Blood Drive thread here.

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Very nice. My thoughts/suggestions:

 

For the post count awards mention which forums don't count. That includes everything in Off-Topic and Member Profiles.

 

Delete the post with all of the tournament awards (post #3). Listing them without an explanation serves no purpose other than listing them, which of course is already taken care of on the awards page.

 

Elaborate/explain the SOTF awards; I don't think they should be lumped in with tournament awards. Without a description, this can be especially confusing for people who don't know what SOTF stands for.

 

Consider listing the staff members under each award (colored names with links and all). For the Admins especially, it might be worth noting that RX is the Chief Coder of the site, Webb is the Editor-in-Chief, and Minty is the Community Manager. Alternatively, just link here (though it's currently way out of date).

 

Fantastic job :)

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For the post count awards mention which forums don't count. That includes everything in Off-Topic and Member Profiles.

Noted!

Delete the post with all of the tournament awards (post #3). Listing them without an explanation serves no purpose other than listing them, which of course is already taken care of on the awards page.

I mostly have it listed for the sake of covering every base. If the consensus is that this should simply be done away with, then that's exactly what I'll do. Hopefully I get more feedback on that.

Elaborate/explain the SOTF awards; I don't think they should be lumped in with tournament awards. Without a description, this can be especially confusing for people who don't know what SOTF stands for.

I'm going to need someone to elaborate for me because to be honest I'm totally unfamiliar with the SOTF. It stands for "Song of the Fortnight" right? Some sort of Rock Band thing? If someone wants to write a paragraph for me I'd be glad to throw it in their with credit to them.

 

Same goes for any of the sections. If my information is incorrect or incomplete, speak up everybody!

Consider listing the staff members under each award (colored names with links and all). For the Admins especially, it might be worth noting that RX is the Chief Coder of the site, Webb is the Editor-in-Chief, and Minty is the Community Manager. Alternatively, just link here (though it's currently way out of date).

I was considering that but I was pretty sure someone was working on either a new staff list or updating the existing one. Just didn't want to be redundant. Again, if the consensus is that it should be listed here, I'll gladly do it.

Fantastic job :)

I love it thus far. Good amount of description for some of the most talked about/sought awards. Keep up the good work.

 

Thanks!

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Quite nice. I agree with the comments above, especially deleting the tournament awards (other than GSL and maybe SOTF). Also, for the Over Achiever and Arcade Crazy awards, instead of listing the 100 awards each (which you won't have room for, honestly) link to the dedicated threads in this forum.

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Quite nice. I agree with the comments above, especially deleting the tournament awards (other than GSL and maybe SOTF). Also, for the Over Achiever and Arcade Crazy awards, instead of listing the 100 awards each (which you won't have room for, honestly) link to the dedicated threads in this forum.

I'm beginning to lean towards deleting them. Maybe one more vote in that direction...

 

I'll do the links. I actually did the "1. 2. 3. ..." beginning of the list there to get input and didn't mention it, so thanks for bringing that up.

 

What are your thoughts on listing staff as dak suggested? Where do we stand with getting a new, complete list?

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I'm going to need someone to elaborate for me because to be honest I'm totally unfamiliar with the SOTF. It stands for "Song of the Fortnight" right? Some sort of Rock Band thing? If someone wants to write a paragraph for me I'd be glad to throw it in their with credit to them.

 

It's Sig of the Fortnight actually. It was a graphics competition. I don't know enough about it to do a right up though as I'm not graphically inclined.

 

I'm beginning to lean towards deleting them. Maybe one more vote in that direction...

 

You can add me as a +1 to that idea.

 

Good job on the list!

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It's Sig of the Fortnight actually. It was a graphics competition. I don't know enough about it to do a right up though as I'm not graphically inclined.

 

Does SOTF even run anymore? I don't think it does but hey, I hardly ever go in the graphics area of the site. From what I remember years ago it was a competition held every fortnight where those members of the site who were good at graphcis would compete against each other making signatures which had to match a number of criteria. There would be a thread where the finished sigs were submitted and then whoever was in charge of the competition (honestly cant remember) would create a new thread with them all in, and a poll for the rest of the site. The rest of the site would then choose the winner via poll and also the runner up.

 

Great guide though Tatanko, although it might be worth mentioning the different levels of award available for stuff like guides (Bronze, Silver, Gold etc.)

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It's Sig of the Fortnight actually. It was a graphics competition. I don't know enough about it to do a right up though as I'm not graphically inclined.

Seriously? What the hell am I thinking of then? :p

 

You can add me as a +1 to that idea.

 

Good job on the list!

Deleting it is! I'll keep GSL and SOTF as per dak's suggestion.

 

it might be worth mentioning the different levels of award available for stuff like guides (Bronze, Silver, Gold etc.)

Ahh, yes... the numbers. Certainly worth adding. Thanks!

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SOTF:

SOTF, or Sig of the Fortnight, as some of the older members may know the name by, is a graphics competition held by the Graphics Team to see who can create the best signature. It used to be a competition held every two weeks, but lack of interest slowed it down to every month. Currently the competition is on hold because of the amount of work the Graphics Team does. Keep your eyes peeled on the Media Forum!

 

Guide Team:

The Guide Team is the team responsible for all the road maps and guides you see on the main site. It is their responsibility to receive, edit, format, track and publish all guides and road maps that is submitted by all members of the site. These guys have created a few guides in their day, and know a good guide when they see one.

 

There is a little bit of more information on each topic. Feel free to use the information if you want. :)

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In terms of the GSL awards, it's my understanding that this thread is about how to earn certain awards, technically, those GSL awards can't be earned, maybe just use 1 wining team and 1 MVP award with a description of how to earn them for future GSL's?

 

One other note is the description for the Guide Team. It might be worth including the Awards team in that as well, something along the line of, "Guide Team members also serve as the site's Award Team, responsible for tracking and processing awards for all members."

 

Other than that, great job:)

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If there is anything else in particular that you would like me to elaborate on, feel free to speak up ;)

 

Sorry didn't mean to sound so vague. I was suggesting that for rules/maps/guides you should explain how many are required for each badge. (Which you now have)

 

Also maybe give some examples of bright ideas that have been used and some A+ threads.

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I didn't read through all posts, so sorry if I'm covering something already posted. First the below.

 

I did make a list of new/current staff HERE. Though the discussion was to hold off on the edit version I did. But I think you can take the names from it and get it right for now if you wanted to add them in.

 

Linking to the actual staff page can cover some bases but as mentioned, it's well out of date.

 

Consider listing the staff members under each award (colored names with links and all). For the Admins especially, it might be worth noting that RX is the Chief Coder of the site, Webb is the Editor-in-Chief, and Minty is the Community Manager. Alternatively, just link here (though it's currently way out of date).

 

You may want to link the Awards page HERE. You can actually link each one individually, if you want. Just click the awards name in the black tool bar above each one. Could link them into the bold award headers you've made?

 

I think linking them to the awards page will help them see the full list and who's won what. Also, if Creech signs off the new banners I've done, you'll have one of them for the top of your post soon.

 

Members who submit achievement tile pictures that are missing from the site are given these awards. Even just one can be a huge help, particularly if it's a difficult achievement to obtain. They can be submitted here [here].

 

You've posted "here" twice at the end of this sentence.

 

Writing a guide is the most obvious way to help out your fellow achievement hunters and these awards are for that exact purpose. Guides on the site are expected to be of a certain quality and they must be complete (and accepted by the staff) in order to receive credit for them. They can be submitted [here].

 

Road maps are the "guide to the achievement guide", if you will, and these awards are for those who put in the effort to create them. Road maps are the introduction, overview, and breakdown that you can read prior to or in conjunction with an achievement guide. They can be submitted [here].

 

One of the new categories of Contribution awards, Micro Guides are achievement guides written for smaller games (such as Windows Phone games, Kinect Labs, etc.) and DLC. Some larger DLC does not fit in the Micro category and instead counts as a normal achievement guide at the discretion of site staff. They can be submitted [here].

 

Might be worth mentioned the word "published". Having them published to the main site is the main and final thing that'll get you the award. Nothing else will (e.g. sticky etc). Add it into each description or the main paragraph above them all?

 

Referral Awards

 

Add THIS link and a description.

 

SOTF

 

If this is going to stay, I'd swap the awards around. So #1 first.

 

Guide Team

 

Members of the Guide Team are the site's official staff for writing achievement guides. Anyone can write and submit guides, but the Guide Team is typically responsible for guides to AAA games and other games that require a veteran writer.

 

I'm not sure that is the case. They're there to process, review and publish submitted guides/roadmaps. This then helps the site have the best ones for each forum. Yes they can also cover writing rights and all that, but this is not their main priority.

 

Collectibles Guide Team

 

The folks responsible for showing you where and how to find collectibles in any game are the Collectibles Guide Team. These are not achievement guide writers, they are specifically focused on collectibles which can be daunting in their own right.

 

Agree, but you also need to mention what I've typed in the above guide team part.

 

Other than that, I think everything else is covered, so good job mate!

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Given that SOTF hasn't run in a while, probably better off not including it for now. You can always add it back in down the road if it comes back to life. One of the things I noticed is that no awards were ever done up for the Subscriber's GSL Rush a while back.... hrmmmm.....

 

Also, I saw somewhere in here a comment about GSL can't really be earned. I would just like to say that anyone who gets #1 in the GSL has most definitely earned it. Those can be brutal.

 

:p

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Given that SOTF hasn't run in a while, probably better off not including it for now. You can always add it back in down the road if it comes back to life. One of the things I noticed is that no awards were ever done up for the Subscriber's GSL Rush a while back.... hrmmmm.....

 

Also, I saw somewhere in here a comment about GSL can't really be earned. I would just like to say that anyone who gets #1 in the GSL has most definitely earned it. Those can be brutal.

 

:p

 

Me and GFX team will probably be the one's to bring the SOTF back to the table but I think the lack of GFX users on the site (there is some, but we'd need a lot), wouldn't make it worth the setting up of it all.

 

Subscriber's GSL Rush

 

In my broken German - Vus is das?

 

Does it need an award?

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