What? This is a different kind of icontest! Instead of process of elimination, winners will be determined based on their cumulative scores for the round.
Why? Consider it an alternative to the negativity of a LIMS icontest. Sometimes it is nice to get positive reinforcement!
From where? This community was started by cheshire_monkey, who ran it fantastically for two rounds before passing it onto colls and _stolendreams_. Currently, the mods are kibethsbark and snoggings. This community is not of our own design. It is the brainchild of chimera_x who started it all at disney_rumble. The rules and guidelines used here are adapted from hers, courtesy of her, and with permission.
--Sign ups for Round Eight are currently OPEN! If you are not sure about signing up this round, feel free to stick around and watch the community so that you can vote in each challenge.
--Some weeks, the challenge will specify that you may only use the provided caps. For every other week, you are free to find your own caps or use one (or more) of the provided caps, as long as they fit that challenge's theme. Screencaps may be blended.
--Animations are not permitted.
--Icons must meet LJ standards (maximum 100x100 pixels, less than 40 kB, and in .jpg, .png, or .gif format).
--Upload your icon to a hosting site (such as Photobucket) and post your entry in the corresponding challenge post with both the image and the link included.
--Icons should be anonymous, so please don't use your icon until the challenge it was created for is over.
--Please do not vote for yourself, or ask a friend to vote for you.
Voting, Points and Bonus Points
--Every week, there will be a voting period that will run from Saturday - Monday. Everyone will vote for their three favourite icons and, preferably, why the icons were chosen.
--At the ending of each voting period, votes will be tallied and points will be awarded as follows: 1st = 4 points 2nd = 3 points 3rd = 2 point
--There will also be a special category to vote for each week, worth 1 point. Some examples of special categories are Best Crop, Most Creative, or Best Text.
--Assuming that there is enough participation, a moderator will also select a moderator's choice from the icons that have not placed; this is also worth 1 point.
--If a tie should occur, and is not broken by a tie-breaker, both participants will receive the points for the place that they tied for.
Please note that votes are weighted! This means that a first place vote is worth more than a third place vote.
Points and Bonus Points
As well as placing in challenges, you may also earn points in the following ways:
--Voting: each participant earns 1 point for voting in each challenge.
--Participating: each participant automatically earns one point for entering a challenge.
--Promoting the community: for each promotion to a separate community or journal, you can earn 1 point, up to a maximum of 3.
--Referrals: if you have referred someone to this community and they mention your username in their sign-up comment, you will receive 1 point, to a maximum of 2.