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23 June 2007 @ 12:52 am
Mod Post Re: Changes  

Okay, this is the official mod post regarding the changes in GG Stillness.

These are the topics I'm going to address in this post:

- Poll results
- Mod openings
- New Challenge
- Participation
- Participation awards


In a poll posted in May I asked the members whether GG Stillness should go on or not. We had 32 'yes' votes and zero 'no' votes. Then I asked the members if - in case they voted 'yes' in the previous question - GG Stillness should stay as it is or if it should change. There was a tie. I always felt that once GG was over the community would need a revamp in order to keep the participation in a satisfactory level. So, it means the changes are going to happen, and GG Stillness still lives. :)


As you all might have noticed, the community has been going through a series of temporary hiatuses for more than a couple of months. I've been extremely busy, just started two new jobs and school has been taking a lot of my time. It's almost impossible to keep a community like GG Stillness going with only two mods, so it's absolutely necessary that we have new people in the mod team. I'll be posting the mod application in a few moments. Anyone can apply to the mod position. I expect to announce the new mods by the end of this month.


So, what are the changes in GG Stillness? After putting a lot of thought into it, I've come to the following idea. We should turn GG Stillness into a theme-oriented icon challenge. Some more thought and I've concluded that the theme should be the series episodes. What does it mean? It means that every week we'll have a challenge based on a specific GG episode. My idea is that we follow the chronological order of the show, starting with the pilot episode, then episode 1.02 and so on, until we reach the last episode of the last season. This will give us 154 challenges to work on. We have challenges enough for the next four years!  :) 


For the past months there has been a considerable decrease in participation in GG Stillness. There were fewer people submitting icons and and even fewer people voting. There's no point in going on unless we get as many icons and votes as we can considering there are almost 400 members in this community. From now on, if a challenge fails to achieve the minimum quota of 12 participants (not icons), there will be no voting and a new challenge will be posted.


To stimulate and warrant participation in GG Stillness, we'll be giving Participation Awards at the end of every month. To be eligible for the prize (a customized banner) you must have participated in all four challenges of that month. Winners of the challenges are also eligible.


I hope you all like the new direction GG Stillness is going to take. These resolutions were thought very carefully and are meant to please all the members as well as to guarantee that GG Stillness will keep on going. If you have any suggestions or questions, feel free to comment in this entry.

Kristina: gg//forgiveness&stuffkr1stina09x on June 23rd, 2007 04:31 am (UTC)
I'm really loving the episode challenge idea & I'm looking forward to all the other new stuff :]
Juliananemova on June 23rd, 2007 04:41 am (UTC)
Glad to know you liked the changes. :)