So I wanted to make this quick-ish article about how the Fan of the Month thing works. Who knows, maybe some of you who didn't want to participate before may want to now! These things are usually done in more active spots like spots for couples or popular tv shows, but this spot is NOT really that active and that's why I wanted to do this contest thing. I want to encourage more activity! So here's just a general FAQ about FOTM! I hope you participate!
How is the FOTM determined?
A pick will be made (by me) with usernames of the people who have participated within this spot in the last month. Then users will vote for who they think has done the best job. The pick will close at a certain date, and whoever has the most votes then will be FOTM.
Can I vote for myself?
Well yeah sure! I can't tell you who to vote for. If you think you've done a good job with the spot and have participated feel free to vote for yourself and/or add your name to the pick!
How do I get others to vote for me?
By participating of course! You can add yourself to the pick and vote for yourself, but the only way to guarantee you will get votes is by participating in the spot! Sending messages or leaving comments to people to vote for you is just in bad taste. So please try to avoid that.
What influences a vote?
Like I've said, activity in the spot. Here's a little list of things that might influence a user to vote for you.
- Adding trailers, movie clips, interviews, etc to the spot.
- Adding wallpapers, photos, icons, screencaps, and/or fan art with proper credit.
- Adding picks, coming up with creative picks, etc.
Links, Articles, Trivia, Forum
- Also generally anything in these sections.
- Comments are really crucial to the spot. Sure, lots of things can be added to the spot but if nobody comments on them how do we know if they like it or not?!
Do I win anything?
Um, bragging rights? A sense of superiority? FOR A WHOLE MONTH! I mean, how cool is that?! You deserved it after all, for being FOTM in the horror movie spot of all spots. I think it would also be a pretty cool idea to conduct an interview with the winner, which will be posted here. The questions would be horror-related of course. But in short, no you don't win anything material at least.
Please keep in mind that when you vote, you are voting for someone who has participated WITHIN THE MONTH OF THE CONTEST. For example, if you see someone has added a lot of great photos to the spot in November 2008, they should not qualify for your vote in FOTM. This is fan of the MONTH, whoever has participated the most within the month of the contest.
So, I hope that was not too confusing and I start seeing a lot more activity in the spot! This is supposed to be fun, I don't want to encourage any harsh competitiveness! Just do your best to participate and enjoy!
PS: If I have missed anything that you want answered, let me know and I will add it ASAP :)