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Fantasy Faction Writers => Monthly Writing Contest => Topic started by: Raptori on May 28, 2015, 04:18:05 PM

Title: Winners Medals
Post by: Raptori on May 28, 2015, 04:18:05 PM
I'm a member of a cartography forum which hosts a couple of monthly mapping competitions, similar to the writing contest on here. One nice little feature is that winners get a small gold or silver compass icon next to all of their posts to show they've won a contest (gold = full challenge, silver = lite challenge, since they have two difficulty levels), as you can see in the screenshot below.

(http://oi61.tinypic.com/15yoig.jpg)

I was just thinking it'd be awesome to have something like that on here, and found a thread (http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=533371.0) where people who use the same forum as F-F are helping each other install an awards system... Any chance at all that this could happen? I'd be happy to make an icon for it if that helps!  :P
Title: Re: Winners Medals
Post by: xiagan on May 31, 2015, 07:43:38 PM
Not sure. That's something Overlord would have to implement, nothing a mere mod like me can do. ;)
Title: Re: Winners Medals
Post by: Raptori on May 31, 2015, 08:06:45 PM
Okay cool, thought that might be the case. Guess it could be added to the bottom of his list then...  :P
Title: Re: Winners Medals
Post by: xiagan on May 31, 2015, 08:32:23 PM
Exactly. He's always incredibly busy and I'm not sure if something minor like this would even make the first 50 points on his list. ;)
Title: Re: Winners Medals
Post by: Raptori on May 31, 2015, 09:09:49 PM
Yep, which is perfectly fair enough!  :)
Title: Re: Winners Medals
Post by: eclipse on July 02, 2015, 06:25:59 PM
With the Popularity of the monthly contest shooting up,I think it be nice to do something for ones who come second and third from a group of 20 stories you could have Gold,Silver,Bronze medals or maybe Goat,Dragon,Wolf medals  ;D
Title: Re: Winners Medals
Post by: ScarletBea on July 02, 2015, 06:28:06 PM
I question your animal order.... ;D
Title: Re: Winners Medals
Post by: Rukaio_Alter on July 02, 2015, 06:29:31 PM
With the Popularity of the monthly contest shooting up,I think it be nice to do something for ones who come second and third from a group of 20 stories you could have Gold,Silver,Bronze medals or maybe Goat,Dragon,Wolf medals  ;D
The only issue I have with that is that there tends to be a lot of draws in 2nd/3rd place. So we'd probably need to find some kind of tiebreaker.
Title: Re: Winners Medals
Post by: Raptori on July 02, 2015, 06:40:07 PM
With the Popularity of the monthly contest shooting up,I think it be nice to do something for ones who come second and third from a group of 20 stories you could have Gold,Silver,Bronze medals or maybe Goat,Dragon,Wolf medals  ;D
The only issue I have with that is that there tends to be a lot of draws in 2nd/3rd place. So we'd probably need to find some kind of tiebreaker.
In the last few months there have only been two or three 2nd or 3rd at most, so not that big a deal imo. Could just keep it to winners and runners up though I guess.
Title: Re: Winners Medals
Post by: eclipse on July 02, 2015, 06:44:05 PM
I question your animal order.... ;D

Is a Dragon an animal or a Reptile? also I just thought of this but do you think Knights have the same problem with Dragons as we do with pigeons and cars  :)

"Damn it I've left my horse under the tree and when I got back a bloody dragon had shitted on him and then I had to wash it off!"
Title: Re: Winners Medals
Post by: Raptori on July 02, 2015, 07:09:40 PM
I question your animal order.... ;D

Is a Dragon an animal or a Reptile? also I just thought of this but do you think Knights have the same problem with Dragons as we do with pigeons and cars  :)

"Damn it I've left my horse under the tree and when I got back a bloody dragon had shitted on him and then I had to wash it off!"
I think you mean "Is a dragon a mammal or a reptile?", right? Since a reptile is a type of animal...  ;D

Pretty sure they'd be classed as reptiles, but of course since they're mythical they could be anything.  :P
Title: Re: Winners Medals
Post by: eclipse on July 02, 2015, 07:17:24 PM
I question your animal order.... ;D

Is a Dragon an animal or a Reptile? also I just thought of this but do you think Knights have the same problem with Dragons as we do with pigeons and cars  :)

"Damn it I've left my horse under the tree and when I got back a bloody dragon had shitted on him and then I had to wash it off!"
I think you mean "Is a dragon a mammal or a reptile?", right? Since a reptile is a type of animal...  ;D

Pretty sure they'd be classed as reptiles, but of course since they're mythical they could be anything.  :P

A magical giant pigeon  :)
Title: Re: Winners Medals
Post by: Raptori on July 02, 2015, 07:19:07 PM
I question your animal order.... ;D

Is a Dragon an animal or a Reptile? also I just thought of this but do you think Knights have the same problem with Dragons as we do with pigeons and cars  :)

"Damn it I've left my horse under the tree and when I got back a bloody dragon had shitted on him and then I had to wash it off!"
I think you mean "Is a dragon a mammal or a reptile?", right? Since a reptile is a type of animal...  ;D

Pretty sure they'd be classed as reptiles, but of course since they're mythical they could be anything.  :P

A magical giant pigeon  :)
So that's where the eagles in LOTR came from!  :P
Title: Re: Winners Medals
Post by: JMack on July 02, 2015, 09:52:54 PM
Definitely:
   Goat
   Dragon
   Wolf

   ;D
Title: Re: Winners Medals
Post by: Raptori on July 02, 2015, 09:57:33 PM
Definitely:
   Goat
   Dragon
   Wolf

   ;D
In terms of size:
   Dragon
   Wolf
   Goat

In terms of magicalness:
   Dragon
   Wolf
   Goat

In terms of awesomeness:
   Dragon
   Wolf
   Goat

...which brings me to my question: according to what criteria were you ranking them?  :o
Title: Re: Winners Medals
Post by: JMack on July 02, 2015, 09:59:49 PM
Definitely:
   Goat
   Dragon
   Wolf

   ;D
In terms of size:
   Dragon
   Wolf
   Goat

In terms of magicalness:
   Dragon
   Wolf
   Goat

In terms of awesomeness:
   Dragon
   Wolf
   Goat

...which brings me to my question: according to what criteria were you ranking them?  :o
Likelihood to bother others?  ;D :D
Title: Re: Winners Medals
Post by: Raptori on July 02, 2015, 10:12:10 PM
Definitely:
   Goat
   Dragon
   Wolf

   ;D
In terms of size:
   Dragon
   Wolf
   Goat

In terms of magicalness:
   Dragon
   Wolf
   Goat

In terms of awesomeness:
   Dragon
   Wolf
   Goat

...which brings me to my question: according to what criteria were you ranking them?  :o
Likelihood to bother others?  ;D :D
Yeah that'd probably work. Though really in that case it should probably be:
   Goat








   Dragon
   Wolf

 :P
Title: Re: Winners Medals
Post by: ScarletBea on July 02, 2015, 10:23:06 PM
But don't you see, guys?

*Everyone* has got magic dragons.
*Many people* have got magic wolves.
BUT...
... magic goats?

ONLY US 8)
Title: Re: Winners Medals
Post by: Elfy on July 03, 2015, 01:23:56 AM
I know after you've entered 5 times you get a title, but maybe there should be medals for anyone who's had the courage to enter, ones for someone who enters regularly and yes one for anyone who wins a contest.