Alright, I posted this topic to get everyone's attention. Now that I hopefully do I need you to do me a favour and read this all the way through because I promise this going to help the site out tremendously. Before we go on, I know some of you have a habit of not reading things all the way through, so to clear everything up: NO I am not suggestion to delete SOTW... Forever. And no I'm not advertising another website. Lemonish. I'm talking about you bud.
So I used to be a moderator at a few well known GFX communities. I was a moderator with administrative privilages at a site called FringeFX for a time... During it's prime... Not that I want to brag but I will. Yeah I know it's not that impressive. I also moderated at a site called TKK, which did really well for a closed community, and had a pretty active GFX section for some time.
Now that my creds are in, I want to make this suggestion, and I'd be more than happy to help out in this. I've done it before, it's not usually done by many GFX communites, it's boosted activity ten fold, and I think you guys should really do this.
So what am I talking about? Well in 2011, one of the forums I was moderating was in a slump. So I proposed an idea of halting SOTW, and hosting a month long Graphics Tournament. The winner of which would be proclaimed Graphics Master of the Year, and win a cool T-shirt. It's great!
How I set up the tournament was like so; we took two weeks to get hyped up about the tournament and get people to sign up as well as contribute themes to use in a single topic. Once everyone signed up we would pit two random artist against each other with a randomly chosen theme. The winners advance to the next round and battle against other winners until we have a winner. It's a little more complicated than I make it sound but once people actually sign up and submit theme ideas it turns into something really cool.
So... Yes, no? Maybe so? Really, truth be told I think that SOTW is growing a little stale. Not in a sense that themes aren't fun or what not... It's just become very repetitive which happens in any SOTW regardless of who runs it. We need something to spice up our activity, and I think this could be great.
Edited by Yang, 10 November 2014 - 12:57 PM.