It’s been a while since I last wrote a post here on the blog, so I thought I would give everyone a status update.
A couple participants and I have been working on the submission criteria for the messages, letters, videos, and art. The criteria are not meant to be restrictive, but are intended to guarantee the submissions will maintain a certain degree of responsibility and quality (e.g. no plagiarism or tracing of official art and a recommended 300 DPI). Discussion of the criteria is still underway on our IRC channel, and will be provided by the time we begin accepting submissions.
I have also been installing a few software such as a forum, Mediawiki and Shimmie to evaluate which system we should use to handle and collect the submissions (I was told that we could use an AJAX form plugin for WordPress too, but I haven’t exactly tried that out yet). Take a look after the break for a couple of screenshots to get an idea how submitting an image will be like. Note that the screenshots only cover image submissions, and do not entail the submission process for messages, letters, and videos. I am sure everyone has uploaded something to forums running phpBB or vBulletin before, so I won’t include screenshots for that.
Also, I am saddened that Uguu didn’t come out on top in the poll, but I love Kud too.
Unrelated Update: Added new banners. Thanks, [RoXaS] and Ilmari_16!
Update 2: Gave the guys the wrong dimensions; the header’s adjusted to the new size now. Also added Winter Confetti to the blogroll.