Okay, first off, that tajuk is a lie.
Based on the way things are going with the new club update feature so far, I thought we could use some guidelines. These are not official, they are merely suggestions on how to decide on a new ikon atau banner as a team. Only large Kelab have the new suggestion options, so there are thousands of people there whose opinions count! (Not that smaller spots aren't valuable, anda guys rock just as hard.) The suggested steps for changing a club's look are the same up until Step 3 for both large Kelab with the new tinjauan feature, and smaller ones with user-run tinjauan-tinjauan for change.
It's important to remember that Fanpop is a community, and should do things as a group. Randomly starting a tinjauan for a new icon, banner atau background is rude to other club members. Making ikon-ikon and banners takes time, and the first options (likely made sejak the person who started the poll) are telah diberi the unfair advantage of being there the longest. Early voters aren't likely to check back in every hari to see if new options have been added. Following these steps will help ensure that everyone has a fair chance to participate and that all options are telah diberi the same amount of consideration. (It'll also keep anda from getting yelled at.) Now, let's get to it, eh? Step 1: Ask the fans!
Make a tinjauan to determine if the club even WANTS a new icon, banner atau background.
I usually leave this tinjauan up for a week, unless the results are overwhelmingly in favor of one option atau another after a few days.
If the club undian no, try again in a few months. If the club undian yes, proceed to step 2.
Step 2: forum & Advertisements
Step 1: Ask if anyone wants a change.
Create a forum for suggestions from other users. link
is a baru-baru ini example of a spot makeover that went smoothly, if you'd like to see how that goes.
I like to leave a suggestion forum open for a week atau two. If it's a small spot with just a few participants, just a week will probably do. Users can always ask for lebih time on submission forum I start. You'll need to include the dimensions of the ikon and banner in your forum post. ikon-ikon are square and 100x100 pixels atau larger. Banners are 800x100 pixels, atau a size that scales down to that. (1600x200, 2400x300, etc.) This is important, because imej that are not those dimensions will be stretched when uploaded to the spot, and that ain't pretty.
Step 2a: Create a forum for suggestions.
Step 2b: Be sure to include icon/banner dimensions and a submission deadline!
It's also a good idea to mengiklankan the suggestions forum, in case someone missed the initial poll. The most effective ways to do that are pautan and polls, but adding a dinding post too wouldn't hurt. pautan are probably the best way, because adding pautan to a club bumps it to the front of the mosaics on user profiles. This lets users know that something is going on in a club even if they've overlooked it in their updates, especially for inactive spots.
Step 2c: Advertise! Here's an example of advertising in a link.
Step 2c: Here's an example of advertising in a poll. This tinjauan should end before the official icon/banner vote begins.
Step 3: Voting & Change
Step 2c: An advertisement on the club's wall, juuust in case.
Once everyone has telah dihantar their creations, this is where it can get a little tricky...
If you're voting in sets, make a graphic with all the options paired together. Then anda can create your tinjauan and link to the image in the comments, so users can see it all at once and pick the set they like most. I've found that this is the fastest and simplest way, as it only requires one tinjauan and it's very unlikely that the club will end up with a mismatched set. (I'm not quite sure how to accomplish this with the new voting feature for large Kelab yet.)
If users didn't hantar their graphics as sets (or if you're running the contest in a large spot with the special polls), I prefer to vote for the banner first. It's larger, it took lebih work, and it's easier for users modify their ikon-ikon to work with the new banner instead of vice versa. After the new banner is determined (a week should be enough time if it's a small club, Fanpop sets its own deadline for tinjauan-tinjauan in large clubs), it's time to pick an icon. What I like to do for these is to pair each ikon contender with the winning banner in one graphic, so users can see what each ikon will look like with the new banner. Link to it in the komen-komen of the ikon poll. This doesn't guarantee a matching set, but it helps reduce the Clash of the Graphics that often happens when the ikon and banner undian run simultaneously.
Unless the spot in need of a change doesn't have an ikon atau banner at all, anda should include the current ones in the polls.
The special tinjauan-tinjauan for large Kelab are monitored sejak fanpop, so anda don't need to do anything once those are over. If you're overseeing a change in a smaller spot without that options, a moderator will help anda with the change if anda ask nicely and provide pautan to the suggestion forum and the winning polls. (link
is my go-to Mod.) Told anda the tajuk was a lie.
As anda can see, there's a lot lebih to changing a club's look than just clicking a link and uploading an image. It takes a responsible user willing to put in the time and effort of organizing, advertising, making sure everyone is included and following the guidelines, and in the case of smaller spots, reporting the results to a moderator. If anda can't handle that, please leave the job of overseeing a spot change to someone who can. There's no shame in letting someone lebih experienced take the reins!