NekoMika got me the new rules:
NOTE - READ THESE RULES, EVEN IF YOU HAVE ALREADY READ THE RULES IN THE FIRST POST. THEY ARE AN UPDATED VERSION OF THE RULES IN THE FIRST POST AND THEY HAVE NEW IMPORTANT RULES!
This club aims to increase the exposure of the most under-rated Newgrounds music, art and flash artists. The other major purpose of the club is to offer the Newgrounds artists high quality feedback so they can constantly improve their work.
Every Newgrounds user is allowed to request a review as soon as they have submitted something. To get your work reviewed, don't post here without thinking but follow these few rules:
- Post a direct link to the submission(s) you want reviewed.
- Make no more than 3 Flash and Art requests between two updates (that's one week), and no more than 3 Audio Requests between 5 updates (that's four weeks).
- Please respond to reviews, reviewers like it and it let's reviewers know if you find the feedback valuable :)
- Do NOT request without posting a link, be kind, reviewers are not robots.
- Do NOT simply say "Review everything" or just link to your profile.
- Do NOT request reviews for the same submission more than once.
- Do NOT request reviews for a submission with over 50 reviews.
- Do NOT request reviews for spam. Spam is only there to annoy, however, sometimes they can be humorous when done right.
- Unless you are a club member, only request reviews for YOUR OWN submissions.
If you want to join the club and complete requests, simply post in the thread saying you would like to join. Then, regular members will go through your reviews and determine if they are good enough to be part of the club. Your reviews are required to be helpful, developed and well-organized. At least two paragraphs per review goes a long way in being helpful. A paragraph telling what you liked / think stood out and another one noting stuff you feel could be improved or make the content better in the future.
Once you are accepted, you can start reviewing stuff. If you are a new member of the club, once you understand how the rules and system works, you'll be added to the list of reviewers each week.
As of December 2014, points are no longer a part of the system. The reviewers are coming to us for our reviews and input on how they can improve. If you're just reviewing to boost your review count then you are missing the entire point of the club which is to help out the reviewers. The point system was rather cool for it's time but these days, there needs to be less emphasis on us getting points out of it and more on actually helping out the community by writing reviews which will actually be able to help them.
Only rule for reviewing is to add "Review Request Club" at the end of your reviews, gives some free publicity to the club for both reviewers and review requesters. <3
Each Sunday or Monday, a list of all the members is created, it notes who has been active, how much they reviewed out of all that was requested (sans bonus requests), and how active they are. Users who wrote reviews that were marked helpful might get a smiley face beside their username or whatever the user running the club decides they wish to do.~
Don't forget the lists are built and updated by humans so it may be possible the update is delayed due to various real life reasons. If it ever occurs, don't get mad; calm down and wait :).
Frequently Asked Questions:
Should we have an FAQ?
I don't know. It kinda seems like overkill and most people tend to skim over it, lol.
Should I link to the club in my forum signature?
There's no obligation to do so, but it's certainly appreciated. Remember that you can put a high number in place of the page number in the URL and if that page doesn't exist yet, Newgrounds will take you to the latest page, whatever it is. For example, "http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/107 2042/999" will take you to the latest page of this club.
Yes, at the end of each review, if you want you can write down 'Review Request Club'. There is no obligation to do so, but you'll give the club some free exposure which is never a bad thing these days.
Does the Review Request Club review for non-NG stuff?
Most likely not but if you really want us to review a song / story / animation, or something off site, you can send one of us a PM (Private Message.)
Do I have to review all the requests?
No you don't have to, just do your best :).
Which requests should I review?
The latest requested ones, if you feel you can offer criticism or words that would help the author improve then fantastic!
can u review allz mah flashz guise? kthxbai.
If you have more questions, feel free to post about it in the thread or PM a member and if your question is frequently asked, it'll be added to the FAQ.
That's all about the club, though this new version of the club couldn't be opened without mentioning the old thread regulars who have made it a great place to spend time. Kudos to Freelance-Magician for creating the original club and to FattyWhale for maintaining it for so long. Thanks also to Sonofkirk for starting this new thread and doing many updates. Also, thanks to Step and NekoMika for helping running the club for so long and keeping it alive.
Useful links: Fro's Guide to Writing Good and Helpful Reviews
Resources: Old Review Request Club