What does everybody think about having camps, where members can join a certain camp and compete through contest against other camps? Camps are groups of people with the same interest like grapplers camp or the Lion's Den or Team Punishment. This is how it would be set up, this is from another forum that I'm on, and it is very successful. Me or an admin would set up the camp forum, for only registered members.
1. Camp HQ
When a new clan is started, it must achieve a total of at least 6 active members within two weeks. If a clan succeeds in doing so, it must report to the Camp HQ and post the required information. Only the Camp Leader may post in this thread, unless notified before hand. There should be a list of all the Camps in this Thread.
2. Camp Council
Each clan that has a post in the Clan HQ must have a designated Representative to speak in the Council. The Council mostly determines Camp Contests and other such inter-camp activities. Only camp representatives and Mods can post in the camp council's thread. Breaking this rule will result in a warning.
3. Reporting Posts
if you want something done about a thread or post report it and use that funny text box to explain the situation. It makes our lives easier and your forums cleaner.
4. Starting New Camp Threads
Only clan members can start clan threads. Breaking this rule is a serious offense.
When a camp Member starts a new Camp thread, he must do 2 things
1. Post the URL to the new thread on the old one. Any posts after this URL in the old thread will be deleted.
2. Notify the Mods to archive the old thread. (In order to notify the moderators that a thread needs archived, please use the "Report Post" button as it will notify both of us automatically. Be sure to specifically say that it needs archiving in the report.)
3. Each Camp can have only one thread at any given time.
Not performing these 3 actions (especially the second one) may grant the new thread starter a warning.
5. Posting in Other Camp's Threads
if a camp asks you to cease posting on their thread, you CAN be warned for continuing to do so! However, this decision must be reached by a majority of that camp.
5a. Camp Recruitment
Attempting to recruit members away from other Camps by posting in those Camps' threads, unless you have been granted explicit and public permission by that Camp's leader to do so, is a warn able offense.
6. Camp Membership
Each person may not belong to more than one Camp. Breaking this Rule may bring consequences to that person and everyone else in the clan.
Many camps allow you to become a 'friend' of that clan. Please keep in mind that as you aren't an official member of the camp, you can be punished for aiding or hindering said clan with any of the Camp Contests.
This is not set in stone, changes can be made. We can make this a sub thread. Any suggestions or comments are welcomed.