Okie Dokie, gather around kids. Here's what we've come up with.
New Member Guidelines
1. New members will be considered on a first come, first "served" basis.
2. There will be a maximum of two new members trying out at one time.
3. The try out period will last for 15 days. During this time, the trial members are encouraged to take requests, and post sigs in the thread.
4. At the end of the 15 days, the current members of the SSM will be polled, and the majority decision will be upheld. Once voted in, the user will be added to the SSM link page, and they will be encouraged to make their own SSM tag for their sig.
5. What are we looking for?
A. Talent That's the obvious one, no need to elaborate.
B. Congeniality As stated in the first post, this is a n00b friendly zone. It's ok to flame when its appropriate, but that should be the exception, not the norm.
C. Continuity Ability to work as a member of the team. If you can't get along with the other SSM members, we don't need your help.
D. Confidence Two fold answer with this one.
First, if you're going to ask us for our opinion on every stage of your sigs, we might as well eliminate the middle man, and make it ourselves. Sharing of some "tips and tricks" among the group is encouraged. I think I speak for everyone when I say that we're all more than happy to give each other a hand, but when the questions are non stop, our hospitality will run out pretty quickly.
Second, picture spamming is against the rules. This goes for us as well. While the very nature of this thread is to post pictures on several occasions each day; please do the best job you can the first time, rather than post a sig, then a remake, and another one, etc... Accidents happen, I did it myself last night; but these need to be kept at a minimum. (btw, thx to whoever deleted the wrong sig last night).
There were two members who were not approached for these guidelines, becasue they weren't online today. If Nathan, or Incitic have anything they would like to add, please feel free.
If you have read the first two posts in this thread, and this one, I think you can see that we take this very seriously. Granted, we're not gaining anything by doing this, and I'd say it can be a rather thankless job most of the time. The payoff here is pride in a job well done. That's it. If you're looking for something more than that, do us all a favor, and reconsider.
Ok, that's the rules. The first two "victims" are The Shrike, and ClawFinger. They were the first two to ask, so they get the first run. Congrats guys, and good luck!!!!