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2010-11-15 [Ash]: Forgetting Veltzeh, tsk tsk tsk Annie.
2010-11-15 [Annie]: Haha >.< I didn't see the badge on his profile! -hide in shame- :P
2010-11-15 [Veltzeh]: I was more thinking of whether I do anything staff-related, but I guess I can. XD
2010-11-15 [Annie]: Haha yes...this is true. Probably why I didn't notice, since you haven't made any staff-type noise that I've seen. :P
2010-11-15 [Veltzeh]: I'm more of the kind who does technical stuff.
2010-11-16 [Ash]: You do techie stuff eh? I was thinking colors that won't put me to sleep, is that possible, Veltzeh?
2010-11-16 [Annie]: Oo, oo...if you're capable of that - creating an additional (optional?) color set that actually functions - that would be SUUU awesome!
2010-11-16 [Veltzeh]: Yeah, I can do that. The only stuff I can't change is the image elements (like the border to the left there, though I can hide it). I don't know if I'm good at planning color schemes though, so suggestions would be nice. X)
2010-11-16 [Ash]: Well, blues and oranges always go well together. I'll take a screen cap and play around and send it to you okay?
2010-11-16 [Veltzeh]: Righty. I disagree about blues and oranges though, but I'm probably thinking limitedly here. X)
2010-11-16 [Annie]: I'm not really into the whole blue and orange thing, but I think I'm slightly biased. I would SO love to see something in peppermint colors (no offense to those who don't celebrate), like white, green, and red...You could do a whole bunch of color sets! My favorite color is green and I have seriously been dying for shades of green, but that's not really one that will keep from putting you to sleep. :P
2010-11-17 [Ash]: I think we want to keep it in two colors. We have to keep blue as he can't change the sidebar... Could we do a dark tan and a white. We could as the peppermint colors for the last two weeks in December and make a special holiday celebration, but I don't think we should just do Christmas, maybe we can each do a different religious holiday contest. I'll get all this planned out hopefully tonight, post up different color options and everything, alright? I'll include all sorts of color options and if we can do updated buttons.
2010-11-17 [Annie]: Ya, I don't really know exactly how Christmasy peppermint is, I just love the colors. And I would agree, running it for just a couple weeks is probably more than enough.
As far as holiday contests go, I'm out for anything around Christmas time because I'll be gone for a month from Dec. 10-Jan. 20. I might stop in a couple times but I won't be doing much, certainly won't be able to host a contest in a timely manner.
2010-11-18 [Ash]: Okay, will just count it out then.
2010-11-21 [Ash]: Okay! Let's go then, I have a few color ideas, I will be loading them up on a wiki page in a second. When I set up the page, I want you all to post your color ideas too, I just did the colors in MS paint, pretty simple coloring.
With new members! Maybe we should assign new members a guide! It could be there first friend, someone who already knows what they're doing, and a staff guide means they can learn to trust the WC Management, we could each take turns. Also, the 'New Members Section' on the front page, we could post a few pages, make a Welcome Page, a Things To Check Out, and Fun Things to Do page. I think these would all be interesting ideas, your ideas/ comments?
2010-11-21 [Veltzeh]: Whew, so much to think about. I guess the guide idea is good, though I don't think I'd make a very good guide. I'm more of the kind who passively answers questions instead of just telling stuff. Making new pages takes time and I don't have too much of that. X)
2010-11-21 [Ash]: We'd just have to work on it slowly.
2010-11-22 [Annie]: I think it's a good idea to have some 'new member' pages in addition to the ones we have on the top left of the front page. I don't think we should get rid of too many of them, aside from the broken and truly archaic ones. I think it's important to aim at both new members and longstanding ones, so we should really renovate such old pages as the contests one. We may not need to make an entire new section so much as manipulate the box that's already there. Just some thoughts...For example, the Writers' Resources are basically obsolete now...I'm pretty sure nobody updates or uses them. There are other websites for stuff like agents and such, this is more of a sharing site...feel free to tell me otherwise.
As for guides, I think it's a good idea. There aren't many new members as it is right now, so it might not be too difficult. Perhaps later if things pick up again we could actually assign "Guides" who volunteer for only that duty and list them on this Staff page as such.
2010-11-22 [Annie]: Also, I had an idea...a point system for activity around WC. I know this would probably take a lot of effort to get established and it may be basically impossible, but it would be super awesome! ^_^ I.e. rating = .5 points, commenting = 1-2 points, uploading a writing = 4 points, joining a forum for the first time = 5 points, etc. You get the idea. And people could earn points and get badges on their profile in the badge section depending on how many points they earn/what type of points they earn...so on and so forth.
2010-11-22 [Ash]: Why don't we start going through the old pages and post which ones we need to edit here. Then we can all focus on what we need to do.
2010-11-22 [Ash]: For that, you may have to check with Hedda to see if badges for activity is even possible on a heddate site. I don't know how they would track that.