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Request Rules - Read Before Requesting

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Important Request Rules - Read Before Requesting

Post by Jalokim on June 19th 2008, 12:57 pm

Rules for Requesting Graphics


This is the full guide to request and general procedures on the graphics section of Forumotion's Help Forum. But first, a word of explanation.

The Graphics Forum is divided into four categories.

  • Graphics Requests - The only place to request banners, avatars, signatures, buttons, and anything else for your forums.
  • Self-service Proposal - If you have some self made graphics that you don't need you can post them here for others to use.
  • Self-service Gallery - The graphics that are posted in the above forum are moderated and if they qualify for excellence they get moved here.
  • Graphic Contests - Here is where graphic design contests are held that members can compete in.

With that out of the way you now know where to post what.



    Requesting Graphics for Your Forum


1.) Remember to start with an explicit title, it should contain the general nature of your request. For example: "Requesting a Banner for My Forum".

Note: Requests with invalid or non-explicit titles will be locked or deleted. Also, the Graphic Designers aren't obligated to do all requests, so please don't try harass them and make them do your request.

2.) You must use the Graphics Commander available below to request any graphics. Just fill in the information.

Code:
[color=#00A5CD][b]Nature of the Creation:[/b][/color] YOUR INFOS HERE
[color=#7CBA2C][b]Size (In Pixels):[/b][/color] YOUR INFOS HERE
[color=#00A5CD][b]With or Without Animation:[/b][/color] YOUR INFOS HERE (precise the kind of animation you want)
[color=#7CBA2C][b]Main Colors:[/b][/color] YOUR INFOS HERE
[color=#00A5CD][b]Pictures & Links:[/b][/color] YOUR INFOS HERE
[color=#7CBA2C][b]Text to Insert :[/b][/color] YOUR INFOS HERE
[color=#00A5CD][b]Font (Provide Download Link):[/b][/color] YOUR INFOS HERE
[color=#7CBA2C][b]Font Color:[/b][/color] YOUR INFOS HERE
[color=#00A5CD][b]Link to My Forumotion Forum:[/b][/color] YOUR INFOS HERE
[color=#7CBA2C][b]Extra Comments:[/b][/color] YOUR INFOS HERE

The Graphics Commander will give you something like what's shown below.

Nature of the Creation: Affiliate
Size (In Pixels): 88x31
With or Without Animation: Without
Main Colors: Blue, Green
Pictures & Links: http://i34.servimg.com/u/f34/13/94/19/07/resize10.png
Text to Insert : Forumotion
Font (Provide Download Link): Verdana
Font Color: White
Link to My Forumotion Forum: http://help.forumotion.com/
Extra Comments: Make it nice. Smile

Note: This is the only time you can use color or bold in your posts.

Note: You must provide the link to your Forumotion forum. if you don't your request will be refused and locked.

Note: It is advised that you add the exact pixel sizes (width and height) or at least an estimate to the final products size. Most designers use pixels as a measurement for creating graphics.

3.) In general all members can try to complete a graphics request, but it is the Graphics Designer's job to do these requests, although this doesn't mean they are obligated to do every request! The Graphics Designers consist of qualified graphics artists that are here to help you with your requests. The Graphics Designers are also moderators in any section dealing with Graphics, whether its the Hitskin Support forum or the Graphic Design Secion. All Graphic Designers are to be treated with the same respect as any other staff member on this forum! The Graphics Designers are also humans and could be unable to complete a request, or could take longer to complete some requests. Give them some time and space to complete everything.

4.) Bumping requests is tolerated, but under strict rules.


  • Bumps must be separated by at least 24 hour time spans; impulsive bumping will result in warnings.
  • There are many requests to be finished so you are only allowed to have one request open at a time. Everyone deserves a fair chance to have their request completed, so please don't flood the Requests forum.
  • If your request is tagged by a Graphic Designer, you aren't allowed to bump it.


5.) When a Graphic Designer is working on a request he will tag it by posting in the thread and adding an "In Progress" icon to the topic. You are not allowed to bump your request when it has been tagged by a Graphic Designer.

6.) Once your request is finished the Graphic Designer will post the product in the thread and await your approval. If the finish product is to your liking, please change the thread icon to "Solved" so a Graphic Designer can lock it.

7.) You aren't allowed to request via PM. This is very annoying to members and staff, please just create a thread.

Note: If you are requesting a button from a set in the Gallery you can PM the original creator to ask if he'll make you one.

8.) Reasons why your request won't be completed.

  • Your request is unclear or impossible to complete.
  • Your site is illegal, blocked by Online Guardian, or if you request graphics for a non-Forumotion forum.
  • You have been banned from the Support Forum.
  • You are requesting a Navigation Bar.
  • You used copyrighted images or content in your request. Go here for information on copyrights.


9.) Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but when commenting finished art by the staff or members please do not flame or criticize. You are allowed to post constructive comments but not offensive.

10.) Navigation Bar requests are no longer accepted. We believe navbar images aren't forum specific. If you are looking for a Navigation Bar please look here.

11.) Sizes and nature explanations.

Affiliate Button 88*31 pixels



Small ad Banner 460*60 pixels


Large Banner


Small Banner



Button 85*25 pixels
Mainly for navigation bars.



Button 120*40
Standard for "New Topic" "Post Reply" buttons.


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Note: All other image sizes must be specified in the graphics commander.

Updated by Beno on 15/04/11.
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