Activity Contest

UPDATE: Congratulations to Twist, and my sincerest thanks to everyone who participated!


So, with the launch of WMB 2.0, it’s high time that we added some extra bits and pieces into the dish. To make it extra spicy, you know? Hold on to your hat, because we are about to kick off WMB’s first ever contest.

What you have undoubtedly figured out by now is that this contest is going to be based on activity. Are you a person that posts a ton and enjoys communicating with others? Then this might just be what you’ve been waiting for. Are you less of a poster and more of a reader, or maybe you just don’t have the time to stick around 24/7 to post like there’s no tomorrow? Fear not, for you still have a chance to compete.

What we are going to be looking for here isn’t so much the amount of posts that someone makes within a day or how long a person is online. What we’re looking for is true activity. We’re going to be on the lookout for someone that contributes to the forums in a proper and mannered way, as well as making the forums more appealing to reside at. Remember that one thought-out, well-constructed post is just as much, if not even more, valuable than five hastily-made ones. I can also give you a head-start tip: conversations are better than statements. With that being said, one-sentence “spammy” posts will be frowned upon, so please refrain from them if you’re not posting in the spam section. They will only decrease your chances, which is not something you will be striving towards, am I right?

Now, let’s talk prizes. Surely, if this is a real contest, a prize must be handed out to the winner, right? Well, it just happens that Brandon, our beloved savior and administrator, decided that the prize for the first contest will be an Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Wii U, or 3DS game of the winner’s choice. This first foray into the realm of award giveaways will run up until December 6, while the results are set to be announced shortly thereafter.

But wait, there’s more! Imagine that you could be rewarded for something that you didn’t think you would be rewarded for. Imagine that there could be contests going on that you’re unaware of. These are what we will be calling “Hidden contests.” More than likely, these contests will begin when you least suspect them to. We may just say that the first person who does something exceptional for the initiative will win a prize, but we don’t announce it to anyone. We’ll just sit and wait for someone to naturally complete the criteria and then reward them for that.

All sounds good and well? Godspeed, then!

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