Hype Thread Spotlight
last updated: May 2, 2017 @ 10:42 PM
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THE HYPE THREAD STICKY
The good thing is, after a period of inactivity, the System Wars Community is now enough active again that there are regular hype threads for all major game releases- and in many cases, there is more than one poster who wants to make a Hype Thread for the same game. It can get unfair when two posters end up putting in effort, independently, for a hype thread, and then one of them has to get locked. This thread will prevent that.
It's simple, if you want to make a hype thread, you put your name here in the thread. Just say what game you want to make the Hype Thread for, and assuming you were first in line, you get to make it.
When you state what game you want to make a Hype Thread for, you also put a rough date that the hype thread will be up by (unless the game in question does not yet have a release date, in which case don't worry about that). If, by that date, the hype thread is not up, you will be contacted, and given a chance to post it. If those efforts prove unsuccessful, or if you do not/cannot post a hype thread for a game by that point, the second in line for that game gets to make the hype thread, if any- if not, then it's open season again.
Basically, there isn't a whole lot to keep in mind here- you just reserve a hype thread, and then it is yours to make, unless you don't, or can't, in which case the next in line gets it. That said, here are some things to keep in mind:
- You can only reserve two hype threads at a time. This is to stop some posters from monopolizing all hype threads.
- You cannot transfer your right to make a hype thread- if you reserve a thread, but then decide you don't want to make it, but you'd rather have your friend make it, well, they can't. Fair is fair, the thread goes to the next person in line.
- Assuming the game in question has a release date, you must provide a date by which the Hype Thread will be up. This is not binding in any way, and if you don't meet it, you will still be given a grace period to get the thread up- but it's done to ensure that you don't just squat on a hype thread, and then forget about it.
- Potentially, there is no limit to how many hype threads a person can make in a year, as long as it does not conflict with any of the other rules listed above.
- You will be notified when your hype thread is drawing near. You are expected to post whether or not you plan to create the hype thread. If you do not respond within a week of the game's release, the thread may move onto the next person.
What is a good hype thread?
Our good pal freedomfreak said it best, really. There are just two things you should look into when making a hype thread:
- Actually have some information about the game the thread is for- a newcomer should be able to get a very good idea of what the game is just by reading your hype thread
- Try not to make your hype thread poll based. Polls are inherently easy to manipulate. There's nothing wrong with having a poll based thread, of course- but it's preferable if you don't.
Regarding Polls in your Hype Thread:
If you don't care to listen to the wise freedomfreak and insist on putting a poll in your hype thread, more power to you; but please, listen to System Wars Veteran SolidTy's advice when regarding polls in your own hype threads:
If you are going to include a poll (instead of personal HYPE levels/individual counts), don't include the HYPE thread pics/words material in that first post.
The second and third post should contain all the pictures/paragraphs about the game to avoid having to read the long HYPE on each page of the thread. It's a glitch with adding polls and it makes reading HYPE threads a lot easier not having to scroll though a longwinded OP on each corresponding page.
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This post is courtesy of charizard1605