#1 Posted by tparks (5000 posts) - - Show Bio

This is not related to @k4tzm4n awesome battle of the week articles. If you haven't checked out this week's dodgeball match, stop reading this and do so now! - CV:BotW.

This is for normal battles in the battle forum, for those who strive for their threads to be as detailed as those that @k4tzm4n features every week. This is an idea I've had for a while that would recognize Viners who put some creativity and planning into their battle threads.

How it would work...

At the start of the week, a new thread would be created for nominations. In this thread, Viners can nominate themselves or others with links to the battle threads that they think are worthy of being called the best of the week. At the end of the week, a single battle thread will be chosen, and featured as best Viner created battle of the week. A new thread will be made that has a link to the battle, and reasons why this battle was chosen as best. It will also contain links to honorable mention battles that were also considered.

What makes the best battle?

  1. The battle must follow the Battles Rules (which means it must feature a comic book character). Here's a link to the rules, although I'm sure you've all read them by now. *nudge, nudge*.
  2. Use interesting characters. We've seen enough Superman, Hulk, Thor, and Batman threads for multiple lifetimes. Try mixing it up with characters outside of DC and Marvel. Battles can still be the best with well known characters, but they can be much more interesting when we get to learn about new characters while they battle each other. Provide information such as feats or a link to follow for Viners to learn more about these characters.
  3. Organization. Take your time to organize your thread. CV features tools to make this pretty easy. Take some time and learn how to use them. Use pictures, use headers, use proper grammar and spelling.
  4. Be creative. You don't have to do Character A vs Character B every time. Take a look at this thread made by @the_red_viper. - Two Strategic Leaders He put a lot of work into this. There's a lot of factors and variables in this match, but he organized and balanced it very well so it's easy to read. Sometimes simple can be better, but a complex thread like this is a nice change of pace.

What do you think?

I'd love to start doing this if it's allowed by the mods, and if there is a positive response to the idea. Please give helpful suggestions, if you like the idea. If you dislike the idea, please speak up too and give a reason why you don't. Any and all criticisms are appreciated!

#2 Posted by RBT (4189 posts) - - Show Bio

I definitely like the idea, but its upto the mods.

#3 Posted by tparks (5000 posts) - - Show Bio
#4 Edited by Dratini1331 (7028 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll put my name on this petition :D

#5 Posted by GhostRider29 (2673 posts) - - Show Bio

I like this idea, I like it a lot. It could make a lot of people put more effort into their battles.

#6 Posted by oceanmaster21 (7966 posts) - - Show Bio
#7 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (20233 posts) - - Show Bio
#8 Posted by Vance Astro (91220 posts) - - Show Bio

@yourneighborhoodcomicgeek said:

@tparks said:
@rbt said:

I definitely like the idea, but its upto the mods.

True, maybe one of our Big Brothers can say if it's ok to even make these posts in the battle forums in the first place before I get too ambitious.

@gambler, @buckshot, @vance_astro, @mercy_, @deranged_midget, @god_spawn, @citizenbane

Don't quote that many people in one post. It's counted as spamming, and none of them get the notification anyways.

He's fine, don't worry about it. I got the notification, I just didn't respond yet.

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#9 Posted by Vance Astro (91220 posts) - - Show Bio
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#10 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (20233 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vance Astro: Really? Didn't know that. I've seen people in debates calling out tons of people and moderators warned them about it. Is the bug fixed or something?

#11 Posted by The_Red_Viper (4167 posts) - - Show Bio

@tparks: Great idea! Really flattered you used one of my old threads BTW =D

I should make threads like those again sometime.

#12 Posted by joewell (6357 posts) - - Show Bio

@tparks: This is an awesome idea!

Can wait for this to get rolling!

#13 Posted by Jokergeist (4935 posts) - - Show Bio

@tparks: What does the winner get? A pony?

#14 Edited by Joygirl (19915 posts) - - Show Bio

@jokergeist said:

@tparks: What does the winner get? A pony?

Probably nothing. A pat on the back. Last time I won something on this site I didn't even get the badge I was promised (which was the only reward).

#15 Posted by tparks (5000 posts) - - Show Bio

@tparks: Great idea! Really flattered you used one of my old threads BTW =D

I should make threads like those again sometime.

Definitely. I always looked forward to them.

@joewell said:

@tparks: This is an awesome idea!

Can wait for this to get rolling!

Ya, it looks like it's all positive responses so far, I'll probably start this soon.

@tparks: What does the winner get? A pony?

Of Course!

@joygirl said:

@jokergeist said:

@tparks: What does the winner get? A pony?

Probably nothing. A pat on the back. Last time I won something on this site I didn't even get the badge I was promised (which was the only reward).

I always wondered how people got those badges...

#16 Edited by IndieComicsFTW (3253 posts) - - Show Bio
#17 Posted by kgb725 (6440 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds interesting

#18 Posted by Jokergeist (4935 posts) - - Show Bio
#19 Posted by dondave (37281 posts) - - Show Bio

Sweet

#20 Posted by HigorM (3817 posts) - - Show Bio

great idea, let´s make it happen!

#21 Edited by Wolverine08 (42132 posts) - - Show Bio

I could roll with this!