Okay, first off, that タイトル is a lie.
Based on the way things are going with the new club update feature so far, I thought we could use some guidelines. These are not official, they are merely suggestions on how to decide on a new アイコン または banner as a team. Only large クラブ have the new suggestion options, so there are thousands of people there whose opinions count! (Not that smaller spots aren't valuable, あなた guys rock just as hard.) The suggested steps for changing a club's look are the same up until Step 3 for both large クラブ with the new アンケート feature, and smaller ones with user-run アンケー for change.
It's important to remember that ファンポップ is a community, and should do things as a group. Randomly starting a アンケート for a new icon, banner または background is rude to other club members. Making アイコン and banners takes time, and the first options (likely made によって the person who started the poll) are 与えられた the unfair advantage of being there the longest. Early voters aren't likely to check back in every 日 to see if new options have been added. Following these steps will help ensure that everyone has a fair chance to participate and that all options are 与えられた the same amount of consideration. (It'll also keep あなた from getting yelled at.) Now, let's get to it, eh? Step 1: Ask the fans!
Make a アンケート to determine if the club even WANTS a new icon, banner または background.
I usually leave this アンケート up for a week, unless the results are overwhelmingly in favor of one option または another after a few days.
If the club 投票 no, try again in a few months. If the club 投票 yes, proceed to step 2.
Step 2: フォーラム & Advertisements
Step 1: Ask if anyone wants a change.
Create a フォーラ for suggestions from other users. link
is a 最近 example of a spot makeover that went smoothly, if you'd like to see how that goes.
I like to leave a suggestion フォーラ open for a week または two. If it's a small spot with just a few participants, just a week will probably do. Users can always ask for もっと見る time on submission フォーラム I start. You'll need to include the dimensions of the アイコン and banner in your フォーラ post. アイコン are square and 100x100 pixels または larger. Banners are 800x100 pixels, または a size that scales down to that. (1600x200, 2400x300, etc.) This is important, because 画像 that are not those dimensions will be stretched when uploaded to the spot, and that ain't pretty.
Step 2a: Create a フォーラ for suggestions.
Step 2b: Be sure to include icon/banner dimensions and a submission deadline!
It's also a good idea to 広告 the suggestions forum, in case someone missed the initial poll. The most effective ways to do that are リンク and polls, but adding a ウォール post too wouldn't hurt. リンク are probably the best way, because adding リンク to a club bumps it to the front of the mosaics on user profiles. This lets users know that something is going on in a club even if they've overlooked it in their updates, especially for inactive spots.
Step 2c: Advertise! Here's an example of advertising in a link.
Step 2c: Here's an example of advertising in a poll. This アンケート should end before the official icon/banner vote begins.
Step 3: Voting & Change
Step 2c: An advertisement on the club's wall, juuust in case.
Once everyone has 提出されました their creations, this is where it can get a little tricky...
If you're voting in sets, make a graphic with all the options paired together. Then あなた can create your アンケート and link to the image in the comments, so users can see it all at once and pick the set they like most. I've found that this is the fastest and simplest way, as it only requires one アンケート and it's very unlikely that the club will end up with a mismatched set. (I'm not quite sure how to accomplish this with the new voting feature for large クラブ yet.)
If users didn't 提出する their graphics as sets (or if you're running the contest in a large spot with the special polls), I prefer to vote for the banner first. It's larger, it took もっと見る work, and it's easier for users modify their アイコン to work with the new banner instead of vice versa. After the new banner is determined (a week should be enough time if it's a small club, ファンポップ sets its own deadline for アンケー in large clubs), it's time to pick an icon. What I like to do for these is to pair each アイコン contender with the winning banner in one graphic, so users can see what each アイコン will look like with the new banner. Link to it in the コメント of the アイコン poll. This doesn't guarantee a matching set, but it helps reduce the Clash of the Graphics that often happens when the アイコン and banner 投票 run simultaneously.
Unless the spot in need of a change doesn't have an アイコン または banner at all, あなた should include the current ones in the polls.
The special アンケー for large クラブ are monitored によって fanpop, so あなた don't need to do anything once those are over. If you're overseeing a change in a smaller spot without that options, a moderator will help あなた with the change if あなた ask nicely and provide リンク to the suggestion フォーラ and the winning polls. (link
is my go-to Mod.) Told あなた the タイトル was a lie.
As あなた can see, there's a lot もっと見る to changing a club's look than just clicking a link and uploading an image. It takes a responsible user willing to put in the time and effort of organizing, advertising, making sure everyone is included and following the guidelines, and in the case of smaller spots, reporting the results to a moderator. If あなた can't handle that, please leave the job of overseeing a spot change to someone who can. There's no shame in letting someone もっと見る experienced take the reins!