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Liz
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 4:50:46 AM

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So, here we go...

I've spoken to a few people recently who had no idea that there is a current competition running for April.
It is posted in the forums I know, but these individuals are not regular forum dwellers like some happy8
What are your thoughts on a new banner section for the front page for site announcements?
It could be used for:

** Competitions: The launch of new ones, winner declarations etc.
** Lush Publishing announcements
** Anything else Nicola and the team think noteworthy icon_biggrin

Couple of examples for you:





Quick site mock-up:



If I don't put my raging creativity to use with new ideas, God only know what mischief I'd get up to!
The devil makes work for idle hands.

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Arcane
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 6:12:58 AM

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This is a great idea! I always wonder what competitions are open! This is also a neat way to promote talented authors!

VanGogh
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 10:34:09 AM

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go Liz go!

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I rarely find the contests with ease in the forums ... I imagine it's even more difficult for a newbie.

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nicola
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 2:25:00 PM

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We usually have a banner for each competition, rotated in where the "Featured Members" section is. This time it slipped through the net.

It wouldn't be a bad idea sharing that space for other announcements.
crazydiamond
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 2:50:29 PM

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I'm all for ideas and creativity but I think completely taking it upon yourself to redecorate should be run past the boss a bit before posting it in the forum, maybe its just me, I find it disrespectful. I see the aim and the good, but come on, this is Nicola's brainchild, she's not daft.

Shylass
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 6:16:51 PM

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I think it's a good idea for the competition links to be more prominent, generally, but I don't like the extra banner, sorry. Incorporate it into the site topmost banner on a slow roll if you needed to, maybe?

Maybe cut the amount of featured members in half, speed up the feature time, and use the rest of the space for site ads? I like the book ads as they are, as it's always the first thing that draws my eyes on the home page. I don't know why. Maybe one eye has a lazy drift and takes the other one there with it. tard


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Liz
Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2013 1:48:13 AM

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crazydiamond wrote:
I'm all for ideas and creativity but I think completely taking it upon yourself to redecorate should be run past the boss a bit before posting it in the forum, maybe its just me, I find it disrespectful. I see the aim and the good, but come on, this is Nicola's brainchild, she's not daft.


Hi CD,
Oh, I'm sorry you feel that way. I didn't mean any disrespect at all.
Sometimes it's just easier for me to Photoshop something up as opposed to explaining it in words.
That way it tends to avoid the inevitable:

- How big were you thinking?
- Where would it go exactly?
- What would it look like?
- ecetera…

It is more of an aid for everyone else than anything; to allow people to visualise what it is exactly that I had in mind.
That way, perhaps it's easier to garner a better consensus of general opinion?
I'm sure Nicola knows I'm only trying to be helpful - she's a big girl and can make her own mind up.

shylass wrote:
I think it's a good idea for the competition links to be more prominent, generally, but I don't like the extra banner, sorry. Incorporate it into the site topmost banner on a slow roll if you needed to, maybe?

Maybe cut the amount of featured members in half, speed up the feature time, and use the rest of the space for site ads? I like the book ads as they are, as it's always the first thing that draws my eyes on the home page. I don't know why. Maybe one eye has a lazy drift and takes the other one there with it.


That's fine icon_smile
It was only a suggestion to see what everyone else thought.
I wasn't actually aware of any front page notifications for things like the competition so this seemed like a good idea at the time.
I like the idea of sharing the 'featured members' banner actually - good shout!



Necho
Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2013 3:58:23 AM

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crazydiamond wrote:
I'm all for ideas and creativity but I think completely taking it upon yourself to redecorate should be run past the boss a bit before posting it in the forum, maybe its just me, I find it disrespectful. I see the aim and the good, but come on, this is Nicola's brainchild, she's not daft.


I can assure you Nicola knows how to selectively and kindly tell people when they are overstepping the mark. 3601

I think the banner is a good idea to bring back, I didn't know there was a competition on either and it just so happens that I'm in the market for new authors to follow so ill be making my way over there now. study
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