G'Day Folks! I know FSK is extremely young and we've got a lllot of work to do from now on, but even so, I have to say I'm pleased with what we've got so far (considering our age). To this point, a bunch of very friendly folks I met on other websites in the past, old friends of mine, have joined FSK, together with a few strangers (to me, hehe) with friendly manners too. We already have a collection of 200+ superb screenshots, we got some discussion goin' on, some blogs and member biography (I especially love the aviation/simming related fields)...all these with less than 20 members; members which are also part of multiple other FS websites/communities. Another important thing to note is that most members seem to be pretty active so far, and like it or not, a smaller community with, say, 50 members of whom most of them are active and friendly is way more valuable than a "giant-in-the-industry" type of community with 10.000 members of whom about 100 are regular visitors, half of them smart-a**es...just my 2 cents. Ok, so far, nothing screenshot competition related, I know Depending on how quickly more members will join, I'm gonna start THE must-have feature of our community...a screenshot competition. At first, it'll be a "free" one, no prizes. But in time (ASAP) I'm intending to find a sponsor for our competition so that we can offer a bunch of goodies to the winners of the contest. I got plenty of (hopefully interesting) competition ideas (themes, format etc), we just need more friendly folks for now. You could hep us bring the contest to life sooner by spreading the word about FSK, where permitted! In addition to the "main" contest I'm planning some other contests...like..the shot of the week or something like that. The winner will be chosen by vote and his/her shot will be shown...somewhere on the site for the next week. I'm anxious to start that contest......................oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy
Oh yeah right! The saying is that Whoever you might meet on the internet is 99% NOT who you think they are, hee, hee. How do we know we're dealing with a young whippersnapper. You could be 90yrs old! But the Gator's 2cents worth is, you are doing a fabulous job, 19 or 90! Being a Gator, He doesn't have many pals [don't know why] but he will surely do his best to stir up a few members if he can. Looking forward to a screenshot contest. But you are right. I'm seeing some fantastic entrys already!
A'righty folks, here's the deal; I'm'na start the screenshot competition in a few days. I know we're still very FEW but sometimes it's good to get things started earlier and MAYBE this is the case. I just need some time to choose the best format and set things up, I should have enough spare time, hopefully that won't change. Of course, the competition isn't sponsored (no prizes) for the time being, but I'll do my best to find a sponsor ASAP. Everyone's invited to the party, and remember...the ultimate goal of the screenshot competition is to HAVE FUN! Your thoughts are welcom' MIB, aka me
Be forewarned I'm gonna test multiple formats (forum topics, gallery albums etc) for the competition. Please don't post or write anything inside those albums/topics as it will get deleted eventually (being just prototypes). I'll let you folks know when everything's stable and ready for rollin' the competition!