New Collab Rules 2008-05-22 14:09:43
Hey there Newgrounds! We have new Flash Forum collab rules so you better follow them!
Qualifications to Start a Collab
1) You have at least at least a 3.5 Batting Average(a batting average is the average score of your top three submissions to Newgrounds, found easily by searching your user name in the header above and rolling over your author icon).
2) You have at least one solo submission that is currently scored 3.5 or higher on NG (meaning one submission you have done on your own, no collab or team).
3) You are actually motivated and responsible enough to handle maintaining several users and their work.
If you do not qualify for any of these reasons PM a moderator and they can give you special permission (if you can somehow convince them).
Things You MUST include In Your First Post
* The theme/style and requirements.
* The start and end date.
* Who can join.
* The version of Flash and Actionscript (if necessary) that you are working in.
* The FPS, Stage size, and other crucial details.
* How coauthors will be determined.
* If profiting, how you plan to split revenue, where money is coming from, and how people will be paid.
That said, there are additional ways to mess up and have your collab locked. Here is the run down:
Reasons Why Your Collab May be Locked
* If you start a collab for someone else that doesn't have the requirements to start one.
* If you forget about the collab or drop out yourself.
* If you tried running several collabs in the past and they all failed.
* If the thread derails into flame wars, fighting, or anything that really doesn't have to do with collabs.
* If you have to bump it constantly to keep it alive or a majority of the posts are yours.
* A similar collab is going on at the moment.
* Your collab is a "1 hour collab" or something similar in nature and you haven't given prior notice that you are running it... people need to be prepared to start a very short-term project and not have it fall to pieces.
* Any other issue a mod sees as unfit for starting a collab.
If you don't qualify to run a collab here, you can run it in a personal news post, over AIM, or elsewhere. The Newgrounds Portal itself has no real rules for collabs, but if you are going to run one here better make it good.
If you have a question, ask a mod. Or ask it here.
HAVE A NICE DAY :)