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TheFifteenthMember Yes. You're creepy. I can't say we'll miss you while you're gone, so it'd be best if you did go. We all win that way. TheFifteenthMember 20:14, 8 November 2014 (UTC)
We're one step closer to holding our End of Year Event 2014! From this forum, we have picked out two great ideas and since we're awesome (and because there was an uncanny tie), we're going to run both competitions simultaneously to weave them into one big event! I've volunteered to do most of the planning but of course everyone else still gets a say in what goes on, so I have created this thread to discuss how the event will run.

Now, here are the two competition ideas:

  • User Trivia: Nominated by ANX219, the event is a contest between The Keyhole and the KHWiki. Users from both Wikis will each submit an interesting, obscure fact about themselves via email (or anything else private). Once each Wiki has a pool of trivia pieces, editors from the opposite Wiki will try to match up the right trivia piece with the right user and submit their answers. Begin January, the answers will be displayed publicly and then the Wiki that had guessed the most answers correctly wins. Nitpick details:
    • Since the KHWiki has a larger userbase, some Keyhole users might have to submit multiple facts about themselves to make it an even number.
    • The way submitting will work is every member who wishes to take part will email their answers and provide the Wiki that they belong to. We will count an individual's score, stack it up with the rest of his Wiki then turn it into a percentage. For example, if person A has 8/10 but person B has 2/10, we will calculate that as 10/20 and then that Wiki's total score will be 50%.
    • There should be a person from each Wiki monitoring the email to take in the answers and add up scores. That person can submit a trivia about himself, but he isn't allowed to take part in matching up the other Wiki's trivia for obvious reasons. I don't have the email password so unless someone gives the password to me, someone else from the KHWiki will have to take that role for us. Who wants to assume the position for the Keyhole?
    • As long as the two people taking in answers are trustworthy, there's no worries about cheating because a) it's a team competition so a person from the KHWiki wouldn't exactly want to tell all the answers to a competitor from the Keyhole and b) we're a nice bunch.
  • Design a World Contest: Nominated by maggosh, this event will have no distinction between the Keyhole and the KHWiki. Instead, users will design their own KH world adaptation from a Disney/Square Enix property and detail their ideas in full. We can give people two weeks to write their ideas, draw any sketches, and take in any criticisms/feedback so they can refine their ideas. They can draft ideas before the time begins if they wish, but it mustn't be done on the Wiki. Users would want to provide as much detail as possible; ideas include designing a Heartless to match the world, detailing the plotline of the world, and explaining the layout of the world. After that, we can undergo a voting week where nominations are "locked" (cannot be altered/improved) and every member of the Wiki has one vote on which world idea they find the most appealing, interesting, vivid, detailed, workable and realistic (you can't vote for your own).

One idea I've had is we could involve the magazine (since that's also a joint project between the KHWiki and Keyhole) and for an awesome, special, new year issue, we can have a one-time-only fourteenth page to do with the two competitions. There, we can reveal the results for the competition and name all the participants.

The main struggle will be to do with timing. I'm hoping that we can discuss, comb out any nitpicks, and take in all the user trivia submissions by the end of this month. At the start of December, we can start taking in answers for the user trivia and begin the two week writing period for the Design a World Contest. On week three, the voting period for the world contest will take place and user trivia answers will still be taken in. At the end of that week, the contest ends and all votes and answers are illegible. Week four will be used to calculate scores and write up the special fourteenth page of the magazine, which will be released at the start of January, ending 2014's Event.

And that concludes my post. Thoughts? Comments? Criticisms? Complaints? Post them below, we shall need them!

I'd be happy to take part in the user trivia. It's a good idea. I like the world creation idea as well, though I doubt that I would have the time to come up with something myself. Aixon 20:37, 8 November 2014 (UTC)

TheFifteenthMember Myes, but THEY didn't know that! We have to consider THEM! And yet we must also be mysterious, myes, myes... TheFifteenthMember 20:33, 14 November 2014 (UTC)
That's fine, thanks for posting! The world creation idea could be as little as a paragraph to as detailed as a full article, so don't be put off by posting something really short (of course, you still don't have to!). To everyone else: do people agree with all the points made in my post above? I need some feedback here so that I can either be given the green light to continue further or discuss any issues that people bring up.

We also need to figure out how we host the competition across the two Wikis.

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KeybladeSpyMaster - I do it for my family, my home, my friends! I do it for her!
TALK - tumblr_static_png-transparent-snowflakes.png Welcome to Spy Force One. - 12:20 AM Sun, November 16, 2014 MDT
Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png I am excited for this mega-event. As far as feedback or whatever, I have nothing to say for the User Trivia Event. It looks like all the kinks for that one have been worked out, to me. It looks perfect to me right now. For the World Event, I think we need to set some basic requirements as for what to expect. Like, we could set a requirement, say, of creating at least the name, basic plot/story, and then let the imagination go beyond that to whatever you want. Why the requirement? So we don't end up with a ton of random "My-idea-is-a-world-based-on-The-Avengers-and-I-have-nothing-more-the-end" ideas. Plus, for some, it's easier to compare when there's at least something similar to compare. I don't want a strict set of requirements, 'cuz that boggs down the whole freedom thing, too. Maybe just the name?

We need to spread the word for the User Trivia Event at this point. We've got about two weeks before November is out, so we're running out of time. Also, as far as hosting, I think we should host the User Trivia guesses at the Keyhole. As for the World Event, I think the ideas should be hosted at the Fanon Wiki (I hope that's what Xion meant), while the voting could be held here, to split the activity. We could reverse the voting/guesses, and have the User Trivia guesses here and the World Voting at the Keyhole, that's up to you guys. But I think that's what Xion meant when she said to get in touch with the Fanon Wiki, is to host the World ideas themselves there. Though I could be wrong; after all, I don't read minds... Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png

TheFifteenthMember Yes. You're creepy. I can't say we'll miss you while you're gone, so it'd be best if you did go. We all win that way. TheFifteenthMember 12:02, 16 November 2014 (UTC)
Instead of having requirements like those, we could do a minimum word limit of say 70 words? Then that's more supportive to people who may have ideas on gameplay but not on story.

Yes, I think we can start taking user trivia submissions by now. We should advertise via sitenotice. In the veins of KHWiki:End of Year Event 2012 and KHWiki:ReMIX Contest, we should create a KHWiki:End of Year Event 2014 page for the hub of the competition (do this on both Wikis).

As for hosting, I'm thinking that we can split the user trivia between us. The KHWiki has the trivia from the Keyhole users (since that's what we're answering) and the Keyhole has ours. Answers will be done through email and results will be showcased in the magazine and they're both shared between the two Wikis anyway. That seems like the fairest way to split the hosting.

As for the World Event, I'm not so sure what we can do. I think that the actual submissions themselves can be hosted anywhere: in their userspace on the KHWiki, a blog on the Keyhole or on the Fanon Wiki. It doesn't matter as long as a) it's their work and b) it was created for this competition (no recycling articles that you wrote for something else). People can link via URLs so that's no matter. The issue is figuring out where we can carry out the voting. I propose that once the submissions are locked in, we have a voting page on both Wikis so that editors from both Wikis can vote easily. Then, the votes will be added together from both pages and the results released in the magazine. Alternatively, we could just host the voting on one Wiki but then it doesn't become a co-competition.

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KeybladeSpyMaster - I do it for my family, my home, my friends! I do it for her!
TALK - tumblr_static_png-transparent-snowflakes.png Welcome to Spy Force One. - 08:51 PM Sat, November 22, 2014 MDT
Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png Ok, all of that works for me. I'll update the site notice so people start submitting trivia and get the event started. Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png
Thank you. Can you also create the KHWiki: page because I don't think regular users have perms to do that (I can fill it out tomorrow if you want)? TheFifteenthMember 17:18, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
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KeybladeSpyMaster - I do it for my family, my home, my friends! I do it for her!
TALK - tumblr_static_png-transparent-snowflakes.png Welcome to Spy Force One. - 11:57 AM Mon, November 24, 2014 MDT
Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png Done. Though I think you do have permission to create those pages. Didn't you create the KHWiki:Cleanup of the Month pages? Anyways, the page is created, so have at it as you will. Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png

Job Vacancy[edit]

TheFifteenthMember ...dango daikazoku~ TheFifteenthMember 19:36, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

We are looking for someone who can take up the heavy role of being the "patroller" for the user trivia contest. The job entails that they check the wiki email every-so-often to take in the submissions and answers for the user trivia, checking for all subject line "User Trivia" emails.

To break down the job exactly, in stage one of the contest (people sending in the facts about themselves), they'll have to check the email on Dec 04 and make a list of all the people who signed up but has not yet handed in their fact. You must then hound remind them to send it in before the 7th (or give the list to me so I can handle it) or else they won't be able to take part. On the 7th, they need to divide the sign-ups into two groups randomly by using a random name generator and make a list of the Group One names and Group One facts and the same with the Group 2. Fast forward, on the 27th, they need to take in the results and send them to me or anyone else working on the magazine so they can put them into the magazine.

The drawback is the patroller can't actually participate in the competition himself. Hence, we are looking for a member of staff that isn't interested in taking part in the user trivia contest, but has the time to help out with the patrolling job. You can be a long-time, non-staff editor but you'll need to ask the bcrats if you're allowed access to the wiki email.

I shall love whoever takes up the patrolling job forever (which is totally a reward, in case you were confused). Thank you!

I think I can handle this task. All I have to do is remind the people in the contest, right? RikutheBloody 01:23, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

I'm okay to do it, too, if you want. I don't mind. Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.pngKeybladeSpyMaster Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png 02:52, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
I don't think you can do it if you've signed up for the event. :p RikutheBloody 13:28, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
I don't mind not participating in the event, though. I can't really come up with a good fact anyways (I'm just not really any interesting...XD), and besides, I already have access to the wiki's email. Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.pngKeybladeSpyMaster Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png 01:13, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

I can do either or, you can give me access to the wiki's email, or I just find some trivia about me and take your place. (I'm pretty boring too.) RikutheBloody 12:30, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

KSM: Sure that you don't want to participate? TheFifteenthMember 18:00, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, just gimme access to the Wiki's email, and then you can participate. RikutheBloody 20:16, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
I really don't mind being patroller. It's of no difference to me. My hesitance earlier this week was because I didn't have access to the wiki's email, but I do now, anyways, so I don't mind doing it. Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.pngKeybladeSpyMaster Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png 21:48, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
Alright then. In that case, thanks for being the patroller! ^_^ TheFifteenthMember 22:47, 29 November 2014 (UTC)