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GroupMagma
07-13-11, 12:20 PM
I want this to be a general thread to ask questions about any of the contests, or to share any concerns you may have about them.

This is a PM I got from LanokaHarbor, and I thought this was a well-voiced concern. I'm re-posting it and responding to it with their permission here:


Hi there. I am writing to ask you a question. The weekly contests were eliminated because it didn't engage the community. Apparently, posting a picture of their farm, restaurant, city did not engage the players in community development and communication.

In the newest contest currently open, how does posting a business plan differ from the eliminated contest? There is still no interaction between community players. We are not really getting to know each other. In essence it is nothing more than posting a picture....with a little more work.
Like you said, people would come to the message board, post their picture, then leave. Same thing is happening here.

What is the goal of this message board? Are we to engage and learn about others users, and attract others to the forum? There must be something that can be offered that allows everyone a chance to participate....young and old...from the occasional iPad user to the most advaned software engineer. The contests are a way to go to fulfill this goal, but not if they are too complicated or involved, or require use of designing software that could exclude a significant percentage.

What do you think about that?

The Weekly Contests were eliminated for multiple reasons, only one of which being that they were unengaging (though this was a big one for me). And I would have to say that the current contest is more engaging, in the sense that it requires a bit of creativity. Posting the same picture every week, often followed by leaving for the week and coming back next week to post the same picture yet again, isn't creative. Sure, the individual pictures may be creative, but since the Gems/CC are awarded randomly, where's the incentive to make them creative?

In this contest, at least as I hope, there's more of a potential for users to flex their creative muscle. I would also say that seeing someone's creative side offers more of an insight into the person than a picture of their bakery -- but maybe that's just me. Since pictures aren't required, it also offers Android users the capability to compete without hassle. And since users are putting more effort into their individual offers, I would think it compels users to check the threads more often, see how they stack up against the competition, or receive feedback from other users. :)

Lastly -- and this is important -- I definitely don't have all the answers as to which events will or won't work. That's a big reason we're trying out multiple contests this month -- to see what does work. Hopefully, after we experiment with a couple of Contest ideas, we can all create something that makes everyone (or at least most people) happy. :D


If anyone else has any questions about the events, or general feedback for them, this is the thread for it.

LanokaHarbor
07-13-11, 01:36 PM
Hi groupmagma, I appreciate the response. I happen to come across the off topics portion of the message board, and I would love to see something like the acronym game as a contest. It's pretty simplistic, not too time consuming, creative, and funny. How do you select a winner? Random number I suppose.

As for the current contest, which is a business plan, it is a wonderful idea (albeit coming up with a business plan for a city was quite the challenge) but it is time consuming for many, and a younger player may find the description of a mission statement to be overwhelming. Also, while I love seeing the ability some forum users have using designing software, again, a percentage of users don't know how to or can use designing software. Obviously, those that put up a designed flyer have an edge over those who do not.

Personally, I enjoy the forum and love the off topics games. I am somewhat new to the forum so I may have missed failures in other attempts to increase forum usage. I apologize if I am redundant, but my intentions are to help increase forum activity, and not just as a place for users to vent frustration over losing gems accidentally.

This being said, I want to thank you for posting my PM and I hope everyone chips in with positives and negatives regarding the current and future contests so as to find a well balanced mix of fun for everyone!
:D

greygull
07-13-11, 01:46 PM
I do have feedback/question with the current contest. I know you stated that posting a picture is not required. This is up for voting instead of random number drawing (I do love that aspect). I like the pictures so far, creative, using aspects of the game instead of just pics of their place. But does someone who doesn't post a picture stand any chance of winning?

Another question, just general contest. Some of us have multiple devices, multiple ids, etc. I have 2, but only registered on the forum with the main one I use. If I did enter a picture type contest, could I use both places, using only the forum reg I have, or would I need to set up another one?

To Lanoka: I agree with the Off Topic games. Very fun, and could be incorporated into contests somehow. Maybe if they did the Acronym game, it could run for a week, and have random number drawing for 5 people, no repeats. Or forum judging, so we all have to think about what we post, really read everything people wrote, and pick the most creative ones. I think spreading out the prizes to multiple people would encourage more people to try, and try harder.

GroupMagma
07-13-11, 02:43 PM
I'm a fan of the quicker, lighter contests as well, but and I'd like to do contests like the ackronym contest that are fun and foster interaction (as well as creativity). But I also like having a mixture of contests. :)

Rachael98
07-13-11, 02:45 PM
I'm a fan of the quicker, lighter contests as well, but and I'd like to do contests like the ackronym contest that are fun and foster interaction (as well as creativity). But I also like having a mixture of contests. :)

SoTL: *acronym.

Agreed. I do like the short, snappy ones where everyone gets a turn. The longer ones can be more interesting to look through though.

Mogwai4111
07-13-11, 02:50 PM
I think the key is to look at the big picture. There will be a few different contests in the rotation, and while they won't each address all of the goals of the contests in general (creativity, forum participation, etc) or cater to every forum members skill set, as a whole I think they will.

I put quite a bit of thought in to GMs suggest a contest competition, really tried to come up with one ultimate contest that would satisfy every forum member and hit on everything the contests are trying to do, but I just couldn't do it. Maybe someone else can?

kooky panda
07-13-11, 02:50 PM
Personally this recent contest is not my cup of tea, but I do like to go and look at the entries. The contests should be mixed up and changed around.
You will only know if a contest will be successful if you try it out.

Rachael98
07-13-11, 02:53 PM
I think the key is to look at the big picture. There will be a few different contests in the rotation, and while they won't each address all of the goals of the contests in general (creativity, forum participation, etc) or cater to every forum members skill set, as a whole I think they will.

I put quite a bit of thought in to GMs suggest a contest competition, really tried to come up with one ultimate contest that would satisfy every forum member and hit on everything the contests are trying to do, but I just couldn't do it. Maybe someone else can?

If you can't, I doubt it.
I tried looking at them and thinking of ways to combine some together. But I couldn't get anything that ticked all the boxes either.

badger8
07-13-11, 07:39 PM
I agree with the above. I think we're at a point now where the community is so diverse and on so many different devices that we aren't all compatable with everything. Although it's a great problem to have, no contest will make everyone happy. Such is the real world. I think the key will be contest diversity. Eventually we'll all come across a contest that we like.

badger8
07-13-11, 07:44 PM
Just another note for this topic...
I am one of those people that would like to keep Facebook and Forum contests separate. My Facebook account is strictly personal and I want to keep it that way.
Another word to the wise... When I won that Peaceful Bakery Contest that was voted on on Facebook, I was INUNDATED with neighbor requests. Probably a few HUNDRED. That was a month ago and I still get at least 10 a day. Great if you're looking for nbrs, but I like to keep my number a reasonable one, so I'm not interested. I'm almost sorry I entered that.
Just something to keep in mind!!

driftboutique
07-13-11, 07:59 PM
Just another note for this topic...
I am one of those people that would like to keep Facebook and Forum contests separate. My Facebook account is strictly personal and I want to keep it that way.
Another word to the wise... When I won that Peaceful Bakery Contest that was voted on on Facebook, I was INUNDATED with neighbor requests. Probably a few HUNDRED. That was a month ago and I still get at least 10 a day. Great if you're looking for nbrs, but I like to keep my number a reasonable one, so I'm not interested. I'm almost sorry I entered that.
Just something to keep in mind!!

Holy cow! I didnt even think about how much worse it would be for the winner! I got dozens while the contest was active but they've slowed to a crawl since then.

Mogwai4111
07-13-11, 08:07 PM
Must be a bakery thing. I did the farm contest and didn't get a single neighbor request

kooky panda
07-13-11, 08:10 PM
Just another note for this topic...
I am one of those people that would like to keep Facebook and Forum contests separate. My Facebook account is strictly personal and I want to keep it that way.
Another word to the wise... When I won that Peaceful Bakery Contest that was voted on on Facebook,dyer I was INUNDATED with neighbor requests. Probably a few HUNDRED. That was a month ago and I still get at least 10 a day. Great if you're looking for nbrs, but I like to keep my number a reasonable one, so I'm not interested. I'm almost sorry I entered that.
Just something to keep in mind!!

For future Contests on Facebook you do not have to put your storm id down. If you win TL will send you a private
Message asking for your ID So they can credit your account.

badger8
07-13-11, 08:28 PM
hey Kooky-
this was one that was transferred by GM from here. I'll definitely keep that in mind next time! Ugh!

Superyalda
07-14-11, 05:02 AM
To get back to the original issues raised here ...

I'd like to say that although I'm in the contest, I'm also not crazy about it and realize that it can be daunting for people who aren't used to working with graphics programs or to writing business plans. To those of you who fall into those categories: PowerPoint is great for the flyer. It's what I used. For the business plan, think of a place you'd like to go, and why. The end result is only dependent upon how creative, serious or funny (whatever else) you can be.

Regarding involving the community: I was sure that many more people would be getting involved. I'm kinda dissappointed that they're not. I'm planning to post messages to my neighbors to get into the forum to vote for me. I know it sounds selfish, but it will push some of them to get involved in the next contest!

Go for it! MS Word or PowerPoint are fine for the flyer or just draw something and scan it. Make it fun.

Heck, I love seeing the creativity and tongue-in-cheek humor. I still feel really sorry for Matt's little lamb though. Vicious, downright vicious!

jackroc
07-14-11, 01:37 PM
i think there shold be multiple contests per week thar way if one contest idea doesnt appeal to a player, he/she could simply scroll down and select a different one to participate in.

myweedpatch
07-14-11, 05:30 PM
I agree with LanolaHarbors first post.

My impression of why u eliminated the previous contests was due to 2 main issues:

1) some users had difficulty posting photos and u wanted to make it fair.
2) the contests did not engage the community or promote the forum.

It seems that all the choices chosen and that won gems, have to do with members having to post an image. Same idea as before. There were other ideas provided in last weeks contest that were good, that accomplished the goals desired, that didn't require posting an image by the member, but did not win gems for, but should have considering they took into account the issues discussed about the previous contests.

Just sayin....

Mogwai4111
07-14-11, 05:38 PM
Well my contest requires a photo of a real life dish, animal exhibit, or what have you, not an in-game screenshot. I think most all of us who have access to the story games can take digital pictures and post them here.

And I think it will be interesting and engaging to see what dishes everyone cooks up, start swapping personal recipes and what not, or maybe get in to a discussion on our favorite zoo exhibits, a funny experience we had while trying to capture the exhihit in a photo, etc (those darn Monkeys.. they give the most akward poses when they see a camera).

Superyalda
07-15-11, 04:51 AM
TL, what about a poll listing the contests which were sent in on the Weekly Contest Idea thread?

myweedpatch
07-18-11, 06:45 AM
Ok. I'm just a complainer....but I have to voice my opinion about the latest contest (promo flyer). I admit, there is some amazing art work. However, I have to say that it's kinda unfair to those that don't have a computer, or are trying to do this contest just using the game they have and their phone. I really think there should be a better way to do this. I know you said photos are optional, but I'm waiting to see which of the professional artwork pieces win. I think the contest should be simple... Using just your game screen, rearranging it and what not, and then posting what you got without all the editing.

Again, not everyone is equipped on the same level and many wouldn't have a clue how to do something like that anyhow. It's gunna discourage a lot of people. I know it's voted on, but who wouldn't vote for the fancy art work ones! People will buy anything I'd it's pretty.

Sorry, just saying....

driftboutique
07-18-11, 02:09 PM
Ok. I'm just a complainer....but I have to voice my opinion about the latest contest (promo flyer). I admit, there is some amazing art work. However, I have to say that it's kinda unfair to those that don't have a computer, or are trying to do this contest just using the game they have and their phone. I really think there should be a better way to do this. I know you said photos are optional, but I'm waiting to see which of the professional artwork pieces win. I think the contest should be simple... Using just your game screen, rearranging it and what not, and then posting what you got without all the editing.

Again, not everyone is equipped on the same level and many wouldn't have a clue how to do something like that anyhow. It's gunna discourage a lot of people. I know it's voted on, but who wouldn't vote for the fancy art work ones! People will buy anything I'd it's pretty.

Sorry, just saying....

I suppose we'll see what happens, but I'm not sure this is true. Personally, I'm drawn to the clever ones.

myweedpatch
07-18-11, 06:38 PM
I suppose we'll see what happens, but I'm not sure this is true. Personally, I'm drawn to the clever ones.

I hope im wrong.

Well, let me take this opportunity to say how nice your entry was. Very well written and professional looking. I think you or Matt will win. Your up against a pretty funny competitor!

regisrules89
07-18-11, 07:10 PM
Sorry for the dumb question, but what is the TeamLava facebook page and how do I find it?

kooky panda
07-18-11, 07:40 PM
Sorry for the dumb question, but what is the TeamLava facebook page and how do I find it?
To be able to participate in Facebook contest you will first need a Facebook account.
If you have one. Log in and go to the search and type in game you play...like bakery story..

Pull up bakery story page and make sure you "like it". Whenever they have contest or any wall posts it will show up on your Facebook wall.

driftboutique
07-18-11, 07:41 PM
I hope im wrong.

Well, let me take this opportunity to say how nice your entry was. Very well written and professional looking. I think you or Matt will win. Your up against a pretty funny competitor!

Thank you! I think Matt's was my favorite as well :)

Superyalda
07-19-11, 01:42 AM
Is there a vote on FB too? if so, where?

kooky panda
07-19-11, 04:26 AM
Is there a vote on FB too? if so, where?

Not right now. We were just discussing when they have Facebook contests.

Superyalda
07-19-11, 11:42 AM
Not right now. We were just discussing when they have Facebook contests.

In the Entries thread, GM closes by saying that the FB vote will be open on Thursday ... ?

Also, he mentions that the forum vote will be open today, anyone know where and when?

Superyalda
07-21-11, 04:37 AM
When's the next contest? This is fun!

GroupMagma
07-21-11, 10:22 AM
In the interest of me not thinking things through, I'm actually cancelling the FB vote, and I'll just double the amount of Gems the forum vote winners get, as well as my favorite.

Stlprynncess
07-21-11, 10:51 AM
Thanx GroupMagma for letting me know so I can stop looking out for the FB contest. BTW my place is maxed out on expansion & I still need more space! Create a new expansion so I can expand some more! :-)

Stlprynncess
07-21-11, 10:53 AM
I suppose we'll see what happens, but I'm not sure this is true. Personally, I'm drawn to the clever ones.

BTW Weedpatch I actually voted for you, so you are indeed wrong

PeachCobbler123
07-24-11, 12:58 PM
?Question?
Hey everyone, I am new here. Can anyone please help me? I don't know how to enter competitions:( Please help! Thanks!

kooky panda
07-24-11, 01:17 PM
Welcome to the forum!!!
There are not any contests right now.
Click on top of this page under FORUM. Scroll down to events and contests, when a new contest starts it will be posted here.

Also sometimes they post new contest on facebook. (this includes forum contests).
If you have facebook search for the game you play and "like" the page.
When a new contest starts you will get a notification on your wall.

bigbux3
07-24-11, 01:18 PM
Unfortunately, the contest (the best and easiest ones) stopped a few weeks back. Contest will pick up through GroupMagma's decision

ariesblu
07-25-11, 05:47 PM
Hopefully we will have another soon so you can get that opportunity :D But don't worry, I don't think it will be long until the next one.

Superyalda
08-03-11, 10:12 PM
I missed parts 1 and 2 of the caption contest! :( I was sleeping at the beach! No Internet but lots of water and sand.

When's the next phase?

driftboutique
08-03-11, 10:26 PM
I missed parts 1 and 2 of the caption contest! :( I was sleeping at the beach! No Internet but lots of water and sand.

When's the next phase?

I'll give you 50 gems if you take me to the beach :D

myweedpatch
08-03-11, 10:34 PM
BTW Weedpatch I actually voted for you, so you are indeed wrong

Well, thanks for voting for me. Actually, I don't think I was entirely wrong. There were only 20 entries in the biz promo contest. I think the fancy art work stuff discourages many from entering. The only reason I won even 3rd prize was because I shamelessly promoted myself to my farm story neighbors...which as a result, they became familiar with the forum.

LanokaHarbor
08-04-11, 12:40 AM
Well, thanks for voting for me. Actually, I don't think I was entirely wrong. There were only 20 entries in the biz promo contest. I think the fancy art work stuff discourages many from entering. The only reason I won even 3rd prize was because I shamelessly promoted myself to my farm story neighbors...which as a result, they became familiar with the forum.

That's not shameless. That's using ingenuity.

Superyalda
08-04-11, 12:46 AM
I'll give you 50 gems if you take me to the beach :D

Come on over! It was just wonderful. Crescent moon setting over the sea, star studded dark skies, delicious warm waves.

My entry for the police station would have been:


There once was a nice purple donut shop
Not far from a community coffee stop
This was no big riddle
There were cops in the middle
What was missing was cool Sticky Figgy Pop!

Not a caption, ok, but I figured limericks are funny. Don't think I would have won though.

So when are you coming and how exactly do you plan on transferring those gems?

Superyalda
08-04-11, 12:50 AM
That's not shameless. That's using ingenuity.

Absolutely! I did the same. Never expected to win but did have the good intention of bringing in new forum members. I keep pushing it, too, and i think/hope it's helping.

Maybe we can have a contest asking "how did you find the forum?" :)

Superyalda
08-04-11, 12:52 AM
I noticed that the window for entering the caption contests are very short. Can TL extend it to include other time zones?

myweedpatch
08-04-11, 01:05 AM
I noticed that the window for entering the caption contests are very short. Can TL extend it to include other time zones?

Plus, I assume people work, have kids and other things going on in their ... 24 hours maybe?

jackroc
08-04-11, 07:13 AM
I agree that the events hould be longer. I'm in Eastern time, so when you say that "all entries must be in tonite", I'm pretty sure thats midday for me.

ladyj0y
08-04-11, 11:49 AM
I have no Idea what time in America is? TL is in America? Isn't it? I don't know... I am from Germany and now it's 8.48 PM in German 20:49 o'clock

greygull
08-04-11, 11:50 AM
It's 11:50 am in California (PST) now :)

TL is based in California

myweedpatch
08-04-11, 12:00 PM
There are players from all over the world who want to participate in the contest...
I do believe TL is in California USA
Today's date is August 4, 2011for west coast of USA
Pacific time (PST) right now is 12:00 noon
London, England right now is 8:00 pm in evening
However, Tokyo Japan its 4:00 pm a day behind August 3, 2011...

myweedpatch
08-04-11, 12:04 PM
Wait!! I might have that backwards for Japan (Australia too). It's 4:00 AM TOMORROW... Sorry confusing ain't it?

Superyalda
08-05-11, 03:28 AM
The last contests were held in the middle of the night for me. I check the forums almost hourly but not when I'm sleeping. I've asked for GM to make the next round at a different time. I'm hoping he can.

jackroc
08-05-11, 08:38 PM
Will there be anymore Facebook contests? I hope not because some people don't have facebooks and its not fair to them. I like to keep my FB private so I don't like ro participate in these FB contests. Please, no more of them.

jackroc
08-05-11, 08:39 PM
Also, why cant I start a new thread in this section of the forum? Am I the onlyone having this problem?

greygull
08-05-11, 08:44 PM
Also, why cant I start a new thread in this section of the forum? Am I the onlyone having this problem?

GM posted about this : http://forums.teamlava.com/showthread.php?3862-Read-this-before-posting-thanks!

What were you trying to post about?

popgunsmom
08-06-11, 03:42 PM
Unfortunately, the contest (the best and easiest ones) stopped a few weeks back. Contest will pick up through GroupMagma's decision
Yes, and this unfortunately happened just as soon as android users got the camera! :(

bigbux3
08-06-11, 03:45 PM
Yes, and this unfortunately happened just as soon as android users got the camera! :(

It stopped as soon as I joined. I won and that was just my first time

sterlingempire
08-06-11, 03:46 PM
I have never won a single contest on TL forums.

shakiba
08-06-11, 03:59 PM
ya same, which reminds me, when will they announce the winners for that caption contest?

gobblies
08-06-11, 04:00 PM
i have won a restaurant of the week

Edit: Wrong won- thanks mogwai!

shakiba
08-06-11, 04:00 PM
i totally agree. I'm not interested in Facebook at this time, so maybe they should keep it in the forums so EVERYONE can participate. :)

MrsShrek
08-06-11, 08:29 PM
Some very good posts & ideas here. Grandma iPad user here, who is also not interested in Facebook. I also have a full-time job and many days work 10 hour shifts. Shrek likes his home-cooked dinner and a clean house. ;-) So 'play' time for me can be limited during weekdays.

I think all contests should last at least 24 hours. This will allow us workers & those in other time zones to join in the fun as well. Sometimes, it is confusing on when the contests start & end. Last week, I thought the caption contest was going to last this entire week, so missed out on all of them. My fault. But in the contest rules, it should say what date & time (including time zone) the contest ends.

It would be nice to see different types of contests. Never the first to do something since that gives unfair advantage to those that can be here all the time. The business contest was nice. Liked the photo & caption contests. We have some players with tons of imagination!

This week, saw on Farm Story, a putt-putt course, a ball diamond complete with stadium & tailgating, Donald Duck & Miss Kitty made out of hay bails, some very colorful crop designs, and lots more. To add into the mix of contests, could have some 'most creative use of' contests. Though this may be kind of game specific, if they were on a rotation schedule, it should be ok. Also, several people play multiple games. Though some might argue this give those people unfair advantage, I say not really since we all can play any number of games.

My vote is basically, let's mix it up. Who knows what interesting contest might be in store for us next week? Good luck to everyone. ;-)

popgunsmom
08-06-11, 09:40 PM
ya same, which reminds me, when will they announce the winners for that caption contest?

They have already announced them in the contest threads...

Superyalda
08-07-11, 01:23 AM
i totally agree. I'm not interested in Facebook at this time, so maybe they should keep it in the forums so EVERYONE can participate. :)

I'm ok with both since I'm active in the forum and in FB. The FB competitions are good for a few reasons:

They allow people who aren't in the forum an opportunity to win
They get more people into the forum
They increase TL market (when you LIKE the page, your friends see it too)

Unfortunately, most of the FB posts are "add me's" and I'm not even sure that people read the official and informative posts, but at least it's there if they care to look for it.

gobblies
08-07-11, 01:45 AM
I'm ok with both since I'm active in the forum and in FB. The FB competitions are good for a few reasons:

They allow people who aren't in the forum an opportunity to win
They get more people into the forum
They increase TL market (when you LIKE the page, your friends see it too)

Unfortunately, most of the FB posts are "add me's" and I'm not even sure that people read the official and informative posts, but at least it's there if they care to look for it.


I am not on FB, so thats not an option for me

Superyalda
08-08-11, 07:34 AM
OK, GM. When and what's the next contest?

ladyj0y
08-09-11, 04:26 PM
When will come another creative Contest...I am tired of this Captionstuff...for foreigners it's not so easy ;__;

Superyalda
08-10-11, 12:58 AM
FB! Got it!

LanokaHarbor
08-10-11, 02:06 AM
My entry for the police station would have been:


There once was a nice purple donut shop
Not far from a community coffee stop
This was no big riddle
There were cops in the middle
What was missing was cool Sticky Figgy Pop!

That was my pic. I am so proud.....

Superyalda
08-10-11, 02:28 AM
That was my pic. I am so proud.....

Awww, thanks LH!

brightorange
08-22-11, 11:38 PM
I want to ask a question.. When we win a contest, do we get the prize immediately or we must wait fo certain of time/ days? Cause i recently won a contest (IRL RS cobtest) but i dont get the prize or the notification when i will get it... I'm confussed...cause i really excited to finally win, but the prize is not coming yet... :( so it started to bug me :( what should i do??

Mogwai4111
08-22-11, 11:46 PM
I want to ask a question.. When we win a contest, do we get the prize immediately or we must wait fo certain of time/ days? Cause i recently won a contest (IRL RS cobtest) but i dont get the prize or the notification when i will get it... I'm confussed...cause i really excited to finally win, but the prize is not coming yet... :( so it started to bug me :( what should i do??

Send PM to GroupMagma, he will take care of it ASAP.

brightorange
08-23-11, 12:39 AM
Send PM to GroupMagma, he will take care of it ASAP.

Thanx, i'll try it :)

sterlingempire
08-29-11, 03:55 PM
Just a question regarding the Title Contest -- I don't think Males who are Rank 4 would appreciate being a fashion designer. Maybe there can be an option to opt out of the new titles?

myweedpatch
08-29-11, 08:15 PM
Im not sure that the winning titles are representative of all forum users. They maybe too game specific if you only play one of the games and gender may not fit appropriately.

Curious...Are you picking these by yourself GM or was there a panel?

sterlingempire
08-30-11, 07:59 AM
Just a question regarding the Title Contest -- I don't think Males who are Rank 4 would appreciate being a fashion designer. Maybe there can be an option to opt out of the new titles?

This also applies for Rank Two males. These new titles do not represent the forum as a whole, just partially the females. I suggest ALL of the moderators nominate 10 Top Entries, and then you can start a poll and see which ones the forum likes best.

badger8
08-30-11, 08:09 AM
Personally, I preferred the volcano rankings. there were some real good ones and much more appropriate IMO.

badger8
08-30-11, 08:12 AM
Since it involves all of us, how about the mods narrow it down to 5 choices, and then have a whole forum vote??

sterlingempire
08-30-11, 08:14 AM
Since it involves all of us, how about the mods narrow it down to 5 choices, and then have a whole forum vote??

Yes; I definitely agree a poll is required in these kinds of contests, not just a few peoples opinions. Please consider a poll, GM.

sterlingempire
08-30-11, 09:30 AM
These titles are supposed to represent the forums as a whole. First of all, the Rank Two and Rank Four prevent males from actually enjoying their rank. The rank should not be meant for specific male/female genders, but a title which all genders are able to enjoy. Second of all, GM is deciding what over 11,000 of the users will be called, including you and I. If this contest is supposed to represent us as a whole, then should we not all have the right to choose on what we want our title to be? We NEED a poll. Just re-do the contest. Some Mods can nominate the top 10 entries they think are the best, and then GM can post a poll and we can vote.

myweedpatch
08-30-11, 10:28 AM
I dont think the contest would need to be re-done. Winning person(s) already received their prize. But I do not think there is an obligation by TL to use those titles that won. They simply won a prize for their ideas and creativity. I do think it would be a good idea for GM and the mods to select 10 different types of entries that best represent the level of forum membership with respect to age, game play, sex, etc. Titles need to be all encompassing, descriptive as to forum members level and the choices for the 10 need to be a variety so that those that dont like, for example...volcano or specific game related titles, can have something other to vote for. A poll for all the forum members to vote is a great idea. It promotes involvement and ownership in the forum.

I think we can all agree that this is something that would be beneficial for the continued contentment of forum members.

myweedpatch
08-30-11, 05:39 PM
Wait. Correction. There should NOT be an obligation by TL to use the winning titles. Oops. Sorry.

myweedpatch
08-30-11, 05:40 PM
Oh. I said that already. My phone messes me up.

jackroc
09-02-11, 04:05 AM
When are we having another contest?

shakiba
09-02-11, 12:47 PM
When are we having another contest?

I was wondering the same thing :/

GroupMagma
09-02-11, 01:51 PM
When are we having another contest?

Should be next week (starting Tuesday or Wednesday). Sorry guys, just been real busy around the Volcano.

XOcafeshop
09-07-11, 05:59 AM
http://www.769car.com/attachments/month_1109/11090720580c1c7704435795b3.jpg

Why ?? -201718???

Rachael98
09-07-11, 07:43 AM
http://www.769car.com/attachments/month_1109/11090720580c1c7704435795b3.jpg

Why ?? -201718???

Please keep thread-relavent:), but you can see my reply on the CM thread...

DAISIE33
09-10-11, 09:10 PM
I think a AWSOME
contest would be you say a quote and people guess what show its from for example :;BIRD BIRD BIRD BIRD IS THE WORD then they would say FAMILY GUY

applecraze
09-10-11, 10:58 PM
How do I enter a contest?

Hawaiianmomma
09-10-11, 11:19 PM
Here is a contest that is going on now Honey........Good Luck


http://forums.teamlava.com/showthread.php?17372-Team-Lava-IRL-2

sourlicorice2
09-20-11, 10:29 AM
Anyway there could be a contest for us users who aren't computer savvy enough to design pictures for example the current contest to write a guide for bakery etc. I'm one of those people who r just not computer savvy enough lol.

Rachael98
09-28-11, 01:16 PM
That's all there is to it! Post your entry here by 9:00 AM PDT Tuesday, Oct. 4. After that, we'll vote and award the prizes! Good luck!

Who is "we"? TeamLava, or the players?

GroupMagma
09-28-11, 01:42 PM
Who is "we"? TeamLava, or the players?

We is TL. I can clarify that.

Rachael98
09-28-11, 02:11 PM
We is TL. I can clarify that.

Thank you-I thought so; just wanted to double check.

shakiba
09-28-11, 04:29 PM
Sory for clogging up the thread.
I am still confused after those instructions you have told me GM.
Lets start from scratch.
I finished my collection, on the website, what button do I click? Do i right click it or what? What is the PrtScr? Print Screen?
Im sorry, I sound like i was just born, fortunatly this year i am taking buisness. But right now i am so lost, that there is no way I can win this contest so i can fnally get awarded with some gems.....bc i have to admit GM .. this is m fave contest yet. Plz help me, ur my only hope. :(

GroupMagma
09-28-11, 05:02 PM
No problem! PrtScr is print screen (that's how it's displayed on my keyboard). That should copy everything on your screen.

Next, open an image manipulation program. Paint is very easy to use. Open a new paint document, and press Ctrl-V.

Next, use the Dotted Square tool to trace around the Collection portion of your screen -- you don't need the rest of the image. Once you trace around this portion, you can press ctrl-x to cut out only that portion. Open yet another document and press ctrl-v to paste the Collection into the new document. Then, click Save As, and save the image as a JPG or PNG.

Next, go to a site like Photobucket or ImageShack and upload the file you just created for your collection. Once this is done, you should be given a series of Codes. Select the Code that has image brackets around it (like <img> but with [] instead of <>). Copy that code, paste it into the Contest thread, and you're done!

Hope that explains it. Let me know if you need any more help.

redbites
09-28-11, 05:16 PM
GM please bring back the old fashioned weekly contests!!! they are really good because you can see what people restaurants look like. I used to really enjoy browsing the contest and looking at other peoples restaurants it's awesome.

143Blue
09-28-11, 06:23 PM
can i have more than one entry to the fashion contest?

shakiba
09-28-11, 06:29 PM
Thanks GM, it all makes sense now :)
U rock!! And THIS IS MY FAVE CONTEST EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
Wish me luck, cuz u GM, u rock!

143Blue
09-28-11, 06:31 PM
my pic didnt show up! im so sorry! ill try again ill check the pic this time sorry!Q!!!!!

143Blue
09-28-11, 06:37 PM
i dont get how to upload i keep pressing the prtsc button nothing happens

kooky panda
09-28-11, 06:52 PM
i dont get how to upload i keep pressing the prtsc button nothing happens
when you press the prtsc button, then pull up "paint" under your accessories in your computer, then in paint hit paste. You picture should then be transfered to the paint program.

In Paint use the crop button to crop you picture.

143Blue
09-28-11, 09:25 PM
i tried this but it only paste like one item im so sorry im usually good with technology....

shakiba
09-29-11, 02:18 PM
I have a question! :)
How are the TL crew voting the entries?
Are they voting of the collection (the outfits, etc), voting from the actually entry, like it looks nice, etc, or even voting it some other way?
im just curious bc I like the outfit and theme I chose, but not really the template :/
Thx :D

Superyalda
09-30-11, 01:15 AM
i tried this but it only paste like one item im so sorry im usually good with technology....

Printscreen takes a snapshot of your screen, exactly the way it is on your monitor at the moment you press it.

Your right, nothing will happen, but that image is now saved in your "buffer."

You can only store ONE image in your buffer so if you press press printscreen again, the new image will replace the old one in your buffer.

If you want to create many pix, you need to do a printscreen and then paste it BEFORE hitting print screen again.

That is to say, open an email, document, paint, any other program which allows pasting ... You can paste that image. Paint works well since you can paste it and then save it as an image. Do this for each picture ...

You can paste with your paste button, with a right-click then paste, or your hotkeys which is Ctrl and The letter V (simultaneously). One of those methods will work.

Remember ... Hit the printscreen button once -> open paint -> paste -> save ... repeat as necessary.

Does this help?

chang2427
09-30-11, 04:45 PM
Just a quick question, when I follow the steps on how to post the img with the print screen -> ctrl-v. My pix ended up capturing some of the dotted lines from the templet, will this affect how TL vote at the end?

puggielover
10-01-11, 07:00 AM
I need help! :( I tried uploading and my design was normal size like the rest, and then when I posted on here it was all tiny!! I've spent 3 hours over a period of two days on this and I'm now determined to get it full-size. You can see how small it is on page 6 of the contest thread. I am on PC so I don't have any Mac stuff.

Rachael98
10-01-11, 08:58 AM
I need help! :( I tried uploading and my design was normal size like the rest, and then when I posted on here it was all tiny!! I've spent 3 hours over a period of two days on this and I'm now determined to get it full-size. You can see how small it is on page 6 of the contest thread. I am on PC so I don't have any Mac stuff.

I've reuploaded it onto the thread for you-I'll get it better if I can later:).

sourlicorice2
10-01-11, 08:59 AM
I would love to have easy contests that require no creating of art work as I don't know how to even go about doing that plus the time to want to. Don't get me wrong I think those contests should not stop as they are good for those who can. It would just be nice to have a simple contest for example answer a trivia question etc. Even if the gem prize was less for the simple contests and more for the ones that take a lot more work to enter. Just an idea 

chang2427
10-04-11, 05:35 PM
I can't find where to post the suggestions for the winter theme on FB or Twitter, on FB I ended up just posting from the "post" box, and twitter I just twitted o.o

I Prob did those wrong. Can anyone clear things up for me? Last week I was able to find the Super Star Give Away post on twitter. Didn't see anything there today.

Thanks!

sehana
10-04-11, 06:33 PM
I'm a little confused about the rules of this contest Farm Story Ideas: Winter Theme (http://forums.teamlava.com/showthread.php?18445-Farm-Story-Ideas-Winter-Theme&p=148035&viewfull=1#post148035)

It says...

2) If you enter in all three places, you have triple the chance to win!
So are you allowed to post in all three places?

3) One post per medium; i.e. you can post ONCE on the forums and ONCE on Facebook and ONCE on Twitter.
or not?

chang2427
10-04-11, 11:18 PM
Yea, we were allowed to post in all three place.

I figure out why I couldn't find the post right after they announced the winners. I was actually stupid enough to only check the twitter/fb for Restaurant Story...This event was towards the Farm Story. ( Wasn't using my brain earlier~~)

Hope this clear things up for others who ran into the same problem as me, and gl in the future!

sehana
10-05-11, 06:30 AM
ah, after I read it again today and got some rest, the instructions were much clearer. I guess I used too much of my brain for Literature, :p

orchidchick
10-07-11, 01:18 PM
I am confused about the time frame for contest dedlines, I see you are using Pacific Daylight Time, but the contests are often closed hours and hours before the actual time... Today's Bakery Story was supposed to be closed at 6pm PDT, it's been over for hours and it's only 4:18pm on the East Coast... and you're hours behind us? I'm confused...

GroupMagma
10-07-11, 02:02 PM
I am confused about the time frame for contest dedlines, I see you are using Pacific Daylight Time, but the contests are often closed hours and hours before the actual time... Today's Bakery Story was supposed to be closed at 6pm PDT, it's been over for hours and it's only 4:18pm on the East Coast... and you're hours behind us? I'm confused...

It was supposed to be closed at 6:00 PM Thursday. It ran long and I announced the winner late as I did not have enough time to do so yesterday. Sorry about the confusion.

Deeville1
10-07-11, 02:11 PM
I know that a lot of effort goes into bringing these fun games for us who love to escape the doldrums of the day. That said I do not have any particular comment to make except to say Thanks to all my neighbors and friends I have made here, and Kudos to the TL staff who continue to bring us fun in spite of the grievances that always seem to takeup way too much space. Nuff said.

shakiba
10-18-11, 03:48 PM
So when is the next contest? Its tuesday, and last week we didnt get any contests...
I understand that this question may not be answered :/

FunFlair
10-19-11, 07:02 AM
I know this is an old thread, but in Fashion Story one of the girls had a 3 round contest in which contestants had to have a partner. Round 1 - Theme - Prom. your partners and your avatar had to be dressed identical. Round 2 - Boutique. Both your boutique and your partners had to be identical. Round 3. Beach theme for avatars and shops had to be the same. I know that would only work for Fashion Story, but its something.....right?

sterlingempire
10-26-11, 01:26 PM
why arent there any contest now

blossom145
10-27-11, 11:02 AM
If we win,how do we get the coins????is it automatic???

Rachael98
10-27-11, 11:03 AM
If we win,how do we get the coins????is it automatic???

It's gems normally, and GM probably overrides the system to add them.

kooky panda
10-27-11, 11:03 AM
If we win,how do we get the coins????is it automatic???
If you win, the gems will be placed into your game. If you did not post which game you want to gems to go to you can PM GM/DW at the end of the contest.
Also provide your storm ID if it is different than your forum user name.

TeasTeas
10-28-11, 12:33 PM
Darnit! Uhhh.. Question; new halloween content added today for bakery. I suppose there is no way I can re-submit my bakery photo for the contest? The new items are AWESOME. I added the spidie and new tables.. Or should I have waited?

kooky panda
10-28-11, 01:10 PM
Darnit! Uhhh.. Question; new halloween content added today for bakery. I suppose there is no way I can re-submit my bakery photo for the contest? The new items are AWESOME. I added the spidie and new tables.. Or should I have waited?
I checked and GM said "sure can"

yeah!! thanks for asking I may have to re-enter mine.!!!

TeasTeas
10-28-11, 01:22 PM
I checked and GM said "sure can"

yeah!! thanks for asking I may have to re-enter mine.!!!

Awesome!!! Thank you SO much!!! :D YAy!

kooky panda
10-28-11, 01:32 PM
I checked and GM said "sure can"

yeah!! thanks for asking I may have to re-enter mine.!!!


Also if you repost a new entry, but in your entry the post #1 of your first entry that you would like deleted.

Wilbursworld
10-30-11, 08:04 PM
I think I asked this on the wrong thread. I wanted to enter the Halloween contest for Farm Story but I couldn't get my photo to transfer. I'm on an iPad and I copied the photo but it doesn't seem to paste. As you can probably tell I'm not device savvy. Is there anywhere I can email it to if needed?

kooky panda
10-30-11, 08:05 PM
I think I asked this on the wrong thread. I wanted to enter the Halloween contest for Farm Story but I couldn't get my photo to transfer. I'm on an iPad and I copied the photo but it doesn't seem to paste. As you can probably tell I'm not device savvy. Is there anywhere I can email it to if needed?

I went to your game and took a photo. I will post for you.

Wilbursworld
10-30-11, 08:09 PM
Wow that was fast! Thank you so much! Wilbur ( my pet pig) is in costume and is so proud of his Punkin Patch :) Again thank you that was above and beyond kind.

Rachael98
10-31-11, 12:39 AM
WOW!! those images are small!! How do you post images here?? Help??

Thanks!

Take a loohhere (http://forums.teamlava.com/showthread.php?15881-How-to-post-picture-using-photobucket):).

sterlingempire
11-01-11, 12:58 PM
@Rachael: doesnt "loo" mean restroom? :rolleyes::rolleyes:

Also, does anyone know when the contest results are coming out?

lyzzandra
11-01-11, 01:21 PM
so, until what time can you still enter the contests? furthermore, if you do win, could you ask for the gems to be credited to another player?

kooky panda
11-01-11, 01:31 PM
Also, does anyone know when the contest results are coming out?

GM posted that they should be coming today.

The winners will be announced today.

ladybug3311
11-01-11, 01:40 PM
How long after the contest officially ends before the winners are announced ? Just curious if there is a set time for most contests ?. Thanks

Rachael98
11-01-11, 02:11 PM
Ooh, Daojin's viewing here...does that mean it's time?

sterlingempire
11-01-11, 02:13 PM
You seem anxious

Rachael98
11-01-11, 02:15 PM
You seem anxious

I haven't even entered, lol:rolleyes:

lyzzandra
11-01-11, 02:23 PM
I haven't even entered, lol:rolleyes:

too late now for me, i'd say.. nobody replied to my questions above. :(

fudge123442
11-01-11, 02:28 PM
Approximately how long does it take to get the result from a contest? Like 2 days, two hours, ect?

Rachael98
11-01-11, 02:46 PM
Approximately how long does it take to get the result from a contest? Like 2 days, two hours, ect?

Once it fluctuated because "the MagmaMobile got a flat tyre", but barring things like that it's usually pretty quick...but we'll have to wait...

redbobcat
11-02-11, 01:26 PM
I suggest to move Paper Doll templates from the Halloween Contest into a permanent sticky. We can use them to create our own dress/hair designs and post results here in the forum. Oh and maybe add a couple of bald head templates for hairdo design. It could turn into a nice inspirational thread for TeamLava. Perhaps best designs could even make into the game. :)

Rachael98
11-02-11, 01:28 PM
I suggest to move Paper Doll templates from the Halloween Contest into a permanent sticky. We can use them to create our own dress/hair designs and post results here in the forum. Oh and maybe add a couple of bald head templates for hairdo design. It could turn into a nice inspirational thread for TeamLava. Perhaps best designs could even make into the game. :)

That's not a bad idea...:D

ladyj0y
11-02-11, 01:43 PM
I reapeat myself XDD I agree...that Doll Contest was really MAGIC! And thanks so much that I made the first Place of the Cutest Entry ;__; That makes me realy happy...maybe this will come again...winter special, x-mas special, snowstuff..how ever..I love it to be creative like that..thanks teamlava

Rachael98
11-02-11, 02:00 PM
I reapeat myself XDD I agree...that Doll Contest was really MAGIC! And thanks so much that I made the first Place of the Cutest Entry ;__; That makes me realy happy...maybe this will come again...winter special, x-mas special, snowstuff..how ever..I love it to be creative like that..thanks teamlava

You're on the Blog:D.

missstep13
11-02-11, 02:22 PM
I agree the Doll contest was so much fun. I was really honored to have won out of all the amazing entries.

ddenise
11-02-11, 03:22 PM
I like how you do the weekly contests, but I couldn't do the "Best Halloween" themed ones with the photos because I couldn't post the picture on the Forums on my iPodTouch. It said that I wasn't logged in and then it said that I wouldn't be able to...

kooky panda
11-02-11, 03:55 PM
I like how you do the weekly contests, but I couldn't do the "Best Halloween" themed ones with the photos because I couldn't post the picture on the Forums on my iPodTouch. It said that I wasn't logged in and then it said that I wouldn't be able to...

here is a thread for help in posting pictures. http://forums.teamlava.com/showthread.php?15881-How-To-A-Post-Photo-On-The-Forum

sammyjo2000
11-02-11, 04:00 PM
I had fun w/ the fashion story paper doll contest! And I was wondering if u are have ing another one soon!

sehana
11-02-11, 04:41 PM
I too loved the Fashion Halloween Doll Contest!! All the entries looked Fabulous!!
After the contest, I had played with the colors of one of the entries :p
http://sehanafortress.com/apppix/sehana_fashion_entry_20111101_02_ALL_rsh200px.png (http://sehanafortress.com/apppix/sehana_fashion_entry_20111101_02_ALL.png)

GroupMagma
11-02-11, 04:44 PM
We'll probably do something similar later. I also thought it was a great contest.

Rachael98
11-02-11, 04:46 PM
We'll probably do something similar later. I also thought it was a great contest.

I agree. Though my...skills (is it a skill if you don't have it?) were nowhere near sufficient to do anything, I enjoyed looking through the entries and thinking about what I'd do...even if I didn't do it!

sehana
11-02-11, 04:48 PM
We'll probably do something similar later. I also thought it was a great contest.
- Christmas one perhaps ;) :D

Rachael98
11-02-11, 04:52 PM
- Christmas one perhaps ;) :D

Guy Fawkes...I know it's only a couple of days away, but short-notice never hurt anyone:p.

kooky panda
11-02-11, 05:16 PM
I suggest to move Paper Doll templates from the Halloween Contest into a permanent sticky. We can use them to create our own dress/hair designs and post results here in the forum. Oh and maybe add a couple of bald head templates for hairdo design. It could turn into a nice inspirational thread for TeamLava. Perhaps best designs could even make into the game. :)

thanks for the great suggestion. Be looking for a fun (not a contest) new thread under fashion discussions . It will be stuck shortly.

EDIT has been stuck http://forums.teamlava.com/showthread.php?19557-Fashion-Doll-Designers!!

GroupMagma
11-02-11, 05:34 PM
Guy Fawkes...I know it's only a couple of days away, but short-notice never hurt anyone:p.

No one really celebrates Guy Fawkes day over on this side of the Atlantic. Besides, then we'd just get a few dozen entries with V for Vendetta masks.

Rachael98
11-02-11, 05:39 PM
No one really celebrates Guy Fawkes day over on this side of the Atlantic. Besides, then we'd just get a few dozen entries with V for Vendetta masks.

What!? Oh yeah...it was our parliament that he tried blowing up...sooo...when do you get fireworks? Incidentally, we don't by the looks of the weather:(...stupid rain.
There are plenty of things that could be done though. It's not wisely done today, but a few decades ago and everyone made their own unique "Guy"...though that could be interesting on the female avatars:p.

Well, can I have the 1,500 gems your no longer going to give out just for suggesting it then:)?


...what:p? Well, it was worth a try...

ilovecooper14
11-03-11, 09:02 AM
I loved the previous contests!! :) They were so fun to decorate for.. Lol.. I have already decorated for Christmas.. :D I figure if the stores in real life are decorating for Christmas then I can too, lol. Hoping there's gonna be a Christmas contest soon. I have a question.. Why do my pictures always come out so big(example below, lol) .. Is it because I am on an iPad? :confused:

http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc519/ilovecooper14/32de4843.jpg

Rachael98
11-03-11, 09:58 AM
I loved the previous contests!! :) They were so fun to decorate for.. Lol.. I have already decorated for Christmas.. :D I figure if the stores in real life are decorating for Christmas then I can too, lol. Hoping there's gonna be a Christmas contest soon. I have a question.. Why do my pictures always come out so big(example below, lol) .. Is it because I am on an iPad? :confused:

http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc519/ilovecooper14/32de4843.jpg

Love it:D.
Your photos would come out large because it's on iPad, also the image uploader. Resize it before putting on PhotoBucket first if you're worried:)!

ilovecooper14
11-03-11, 12:13 PM
Love it:D.
Your photos would come out large because it's on iPad, also the image uploader. Resize it before putting on PhotoBucket first if you're worried:)!

Thanks, I'll try ;)
And thank you! :)

ddenise
11-03-11, 02:53 PM
how were you able to design it so quickly and so BEAUTIFULLY!?

ddenise
11-03-11, 02:55 PM
I too loved the Fashion Halloween Doll Contest!! All the entries looked Fabulous!!
After the contest, I had played with the colors of one of the entries :p
http://sehanafortress.com/apppix/sehana_fashion_entry_20111101_02_ALL_rsh200px.png (http://sehanafortress.com/apppix/sehana_fashion_entry_20111101_02_ALL.png)


how were you able to design it so quickly and so BEAUTIFULLY!?

sehana
11-03-11, 04:50 PM
how were you able to design it so quickly and so BEAUTIFULLY!?
:) Oh nothing super hard, I didn't re-draw the clothing, but simply did a color-swap which takes a minute :p
Thank you though... here's some more... :)
http://sehanafortress.com/apppix/sehana_fashion_entry_20111101_02_ALL_set02_300.png

JuniperFruit
11-04-11, 07:23 AM
This isn't really a question, more like a comment but I wasn't sure where to post so people would see it :)
Following the fashion paper dolls contest I think it would be wonderful to do a similar one for farm story, but with gnomes! Post the link to a gnome base and we can decorate Christmas, Hanuka, or Thanksgiving gnomes. It seems like everyone loves the creative based contests and I think this would be really fun!!

JuniperFruit
11-04-11, 09:58 AM
This isn't really a question, more like a comment but I wasn't sure where to post so people would see it :)
Following the fashion paper dolls contest I think it would be wonderful to do a similar one for farm story, but with gnomes! Post the link to a gnome base and we can decorate Christmas, Hanuka, or Thanksgiving gnomes. It seems like everyone loves the creative based contests and I think this would be really fun!!

Here's a really quick example I did of two different versions of a candy corn gnome. (I thought it'd be cute if we were able to get special holiday gnomes for mastering the holiday crops)
http://i44.tinypic.com/2pqt3k3.png http://i39.tinypic.com/qyj1n8.png

Rachael98
11-04-11, 10:02 AM
Here's a really quick example I did of two different versions of a candy corn gnome. (I thought it'd be cute if we were able to get special holiday gnomes for mastering the holiday crops)
http://i44.tinypic.com/2pqt3k3.png http://i39.tinypic.com/qyj1n8.png

TeamLava, make them. Now.

sehana
11-04-11, 10:05 AM
Here's a really quick example I did of two different versions of a candy corn gnome. (I thought it'd be cute if we were able to get special holiday gnomes for mastering the holiday crops)
http://i44.tinypic.com/2pqt3k3.png http://i39.tinypic.com/qyj1n8.png
awww they're cute!!! :)

woodlake123
11-08-11, 01:25 PM
when r d results comin

shakiba
11-08-11, 01:29 PM
when r d results comin

I was wondering the same thing. Sometimes it gets delayed but the TL staff r online.hmm oh well. Patience.

Rachael98
11-08-11, 01:30 PM
I'm really looking forward to seeing it. Not least because I entered, but mainly because it should be pretty hilarious:D!

sehana
11-08-11, 01:35 PM
I would like to read the hilarious GladLib as well.
I would imagine there would be a lot of reading involved with the decision of the winners, lol :p

Rachael98
11-08-11, 01:37 PM
I would like to read the hilarious GladLib as well.
I would imagine there would be a lot of reading involved with the decision of the winners, lol :p

I'll probably go mad, write a small program and then input all values so that I can read all of them:p!

dalula
11-08-11, 02:46 PM
I cant wait for the GLadLibs contest results... oh, the anticipation... lol

tattooangle
11-08-11, 03:12 PM
If you need idea's for contests we could do a joke contest! The person that comes up with the funniest joke you can then TL will chose somebody on the forum that had the funniest joke and they could like get gems or something and they post if i win i want the prize translated to whichever story game they have and want the prize on :D

shakiba
11-10-11, 12:32 PM
I dont understand the scavenger contest that clearly. Do I take pics of reality or from the TL games (any specific ones)?

GroupMagma
11-10-11, 12:38 PM
I dont understand the scavenger contest that clearly. Do I take pics of reality or from the TL games (any specific ones)?

TL games. Nothing specific, though certain items (like the gnomes) are only in certain games.

arthena
11-10-11, 02:57 PM
um group magma. i dont like the picture taking contests because some people cant post pictures on photobucket or upload pictures. -arthena

Rachael98
11-10-11, 02:59 PM
um group magma. i dont like the picture taking contests because some people cant post pictures on photobucket or upload pictures. -arthena

Anyone can upload photos there, or on ImageShack so long as they agree to their ToS...which are pretty much the same as S8's.

arthena
11-10-11, 03:00 PM
Anyone can upload photos there, or on ImageShack so long as they agree to their ToS...which are pretty much the same as S8's.

but i cant so oh well. i would like more glad libs. thats easy

Rachael98
11-10-11, 03:01 PM
but i cant so oh well. i would like more glad libs. thats easy

If you want, I'll PM you?

aiyayu
11-10-11, 04:09 PM
Since the scavenger hunt thread is aready closed, i'd like to congratulate all the winners. Sucks i ididnt see groupmagma's message on pg 4. Its disheartening since it was hard to get pictures posted from this thing bleh

Maybe future scavenger hunts can have 1 winner per item so more people can win?

When neighbors complain everything is full, i'd think the farm to much to drink since it cant drink no more :(

redbites
11-10-11, 04:10 PM
GM, can you please bring back the "what's that item" contest??

kooky panda
11-10-11, 04:12 PM
GM, can you please bring back the "what's that item" contest??

I did like that one.:)

Rachael98
11-10-11, 04:13 PM
I did like that one.:)

I haven't seen a single person disliking it:).

redbites
11-10-11, 04:14 PM
I like it because I won!!

arthena
11-10-11, 04:15 PM
If you want, I'll PM you?

sure id luv it. or put it on my wall

JuniperFruit
11-10-11, 04:36 PM
That contest was over before I even saw it! I like longer contests for those of us that don't use their phones during work :P Seems like a fun concept though.

GroupMagma
11-10-11, 04:39 PM
That contest was over before I even saw it! I like longer contests for those of us that don't use their phones during work :P Seems like a fun concept though.

We try to mix in shorter contests occasionally, but our contests usually run long for this reason. Hopefully you'll get another chance to win Gems soon!

arthena
11-11-11, 09:35 AM
hey is there a new contest soon

ladyj0y
11-11-11, 11:25 AM
Thanks Kooky : ) I also don't like it because I haven't the Time for such short Contests XDDD but it's a nice Idea :P I love Contests with more creativity

madaxman
11-12-11, 01:41 AM
This looked like a fun contest for those who took part, but I wasn't home by the time it was won! As I am very new to contests (this would have been my second!), I was a little put out to begin with but, hey, it's only for free gems and not a matter of life and death! Not every contest will suit everyone anyway and I think it is more important to go for variety… so thanks, GM, for giving us this. I eagerly await the next by the way!

wardos
11-15-11, 06:36 AM
Hi, as the weekly contest ideas is closed, I just had an idea for future contests - might be a little hard for developers to implement, but once shell code is in place, could be fun for future competitions too! People would have to register interest to sign up to this particular competition....everyone gets given the same 'dummy' restaurant for a set period of time...no customers/money/tips, the competition is all about the decor (so every competitor's "dummy" restaurant is not viewable to others) - there are specific items available in the design tab to work with (can't purchase any more items, or sell, etc - your inventory is frozen)....you work with what you're given, and you have to come up with the best design restaurant and send in the snapshot before closing (and winner is chosen either by judges or a vote?).

Other competitions using similar format could be things like - once dummy restaurant is open, the first player to reach level x on the dummy restaurant...etc. :)

Rachael98
11-15-11, 08:20 AM
Hi, as the weekly contest ideas is closed, I just had an idea for future contests - might be a little hard for developers to implement, but once shell code is in place, could be fun for future competitions too! People would have to register interest to sign up to this particular competition....everyone gets given the same 'dummy' restaurant for a set period of time...no customers/money/tips, the competition is all about the decor (so every competitor's "dummy" restaurant is not viewable to others) - there are specific items available in the design tab to work with (can't purchase any more items, or sell, etc - your inventory is frozen)....you work with what you're given, and you have to come up with the best design restaurant and send in the snapshot before closing (and winner is chosen either by judges or a vote?).

Other competitions using similar format could be things like - once dummy restaurant is open, the first player to reach level x on the dummy restaurant...etc. :)

I like the idea (for all games); judges are probably better because IMO the voting was a little...chaotic.

tattooangle
11-16-11, 10:16 AM
hi I don't think we should stop the contests
:D

dalula
11-16-11, 02:47 PM
Hi, as the weekly contest ideas is closed, I just had an idea for future contests - might be a little hard for developers to implement, but once shell code is in place, could be fun for future competitions too! People would have to register interest to sign up to this particular competition....everyone gets given the same 'dummy' restaurant for a set period of time...no customers/money/tips, the competition is all about the decor (so every competitor's "dummy" restaurant is not viewable to others) - there are specific items available in the design tab to work with (can't purchase any more items, or sell, etc - your inventory is frozen)....you work with what you're given, and you have to come up with the best design restaurant and send in the snapshot before closing (and winner is chosen either by judges or a vote?).

Other competitions using similar format could be things like - once dummy restaurant is open, the first player to reach level x on the dummy restaurant...etc. :)
Good idea. But we should still be able to cook food, and star rating shouldnt drop since we cant tip. Non-competitors should be able to play the game normally.

Rachael98
11-16-11, 03:09 PM
Good idea. But we should still be able to cook food, and star rating shouldnt drop since we cant tip. Non-competitors should be able to play the game normally.

Of course non-competitors should, yes:); how many million people would it affect if all places were reset. Around 18m?

wardos
11-17-11, 12:41 AM
Ah, I'd meant that competitors still have their own restaurants which they can play normally, but a spare 'dummy/competition' one will appear in parallel (perhaps they could get to via an icon on their home page) which they can use for the competition. :)

ilovecooper14
11-17-11, 11:01 AM
*trying to be patient*
I'm wondering when the next contest will be.. Lalalala
Lol

shakiba
11-17-11, 01:43 PM
*trying to be patient*
I'm wondering when the next contest will be.. Lalalala
Lol

Tell me about it. I am trying to win gems just once. I tried since august.

Rachael98
11-17-11, 04:25 PM
http://forums.teamlava.com/showthread.php?19992-Thanksgiving-Turkey-Hand-Contest

This should probably say Photoshop, not Photoship:).

sunetra
11-21-11, 05:39 PM
I want some free gems

manger63
11-23-11, 05:23 PM
hank you for this helpful thread!

manger63
11-23-11, 05:24 PM
Sorry I meant thank you

ilovecooper14
11-28-11, 10:33 AM
Ok so the turkey contest is locked.. **Waiting for the winners to be announced**... Any idea when they'll be announced? :rolleyes: :)

meggie520
11-28-11, 01:32 PM
I'm a fan of the quicker, lighter contests as well, but and I'd like to do contests like the ackronym contest that are fun and foster interaction (as well as creativity). But I also like having a mixture of contests. :)
I agree and love the whole acronym ideas! Thx 4 all ur helpa nd ahrd work as super moderators! :-)
Luvya,
Megz
P.S. Tyler plz stop breakin my hear </3

143Blue
11-28-11, 06:49 PM
Ok so the turkey contest is locked.. **Waiting for the winners to be announced**... Any idea when they'll be announced? :rolleyes: :)

hopefully today...... still waiting lol

ilovecooper14
11-28-11, 06:56 PM
hopefully today...... still waiting lol

I think tomorrow... No results yet.. But it's only 6:56 in CA.. So idk

shakiba
11-28-11, 07:06 PM
I think tomorrow... No results yet.. But it's only 6:56 in CA.. So idk

hmm... 10:05 Eastern time now...
Probably tomorrow.... Im just excited who won.

jackroc
11-28-11, 07:35 PM
I hope the winners get their cash before the limmited offers go away!

143Blue
11-28-11, 08:06 PM
I think tomorrow... No results yet.. But it's only 6:56 in CA.. So idk

yep rpobably tommorow they all prob went home frm wrk already:P

saifaslam
11-29-11, 12:22 PM
I didn't win. I thought I'd win.. I posted over 5 entries. :'(

dalula
11-29-11, 03:49 PM
Congrats to the winners! I didnt win... lol :( but there are many other contests coming up :) more chances to try.

dessertdiner
11-29-11, 08:46 PM
Wow, I've been playing for over a year and just found out about the contest forum! Looking forward to the next one so I can participate!

housewilson
11-29-11, 09:13 PM
Thank you~
Gems to bakery story plz :)

carollwee
11-29-11, 11:47 PM
Wow so happy, I won 2nd prize.. Gem to fashion .. Thank you

mtytomlinson
11-30-11, 12:00 AM
Congrats to all the winners!!! xD I'm sad I didn't win too. :/

jackieandjillian
11-30-11, 08:59 AM
;)It makes me happy to win. ;)
I liked the contest. I had fun.
Gems to Farm story please.
Thank you

143Blue
11-30-11, 06:23 PM
wen does the current contest winner picked?:)

Rachael98
11-30-11, 11:36 PM
@Holiday Hype: how are the winners decided?

ariesblu
11-30-11, 11:43 PM
wen does the current contest winner picked?:)
The Facebook version ends noon tomorrow (12/1) pacific time, so I am guessing the forum one probably ends around the same time. Hopefully not that much afterwards the winners will be announced.

carollwee
12-01-11, 05:24 AM
Have anyone recieve the gem for the turkey event?

JuniperFruit
12-01-11, 05:39 AM
Have anyone recieve the gem for the turkey event?

Yes, I received mine. Make sure to check your notifications in the forum to see if you have a private message, ButterPanda should have sent you a message saying that you won and asking you to reply with which game you want your gems added to.

carollwee
12-01-11, 08:27 AM
Oh.. Never realize I got a message.. Thank you for telling mi.. :)

PurpleIvy
12-01-11, 11:29 AM
What is the cut off for people to enter the holiday hype contest and how are the winners chosen???

GroupMagma
12-01-11, 11:30 AM
Noon today, and chosen randomly. Get those entries in!

Rachael98
12-01-11, 01:43 PM
Noon today, and chosen randomly. Get those entries in!

Are you allowed to "randomly" pick me;)?

Also...does that make it...ummmm...2 hours ago:confused:?

ilovecooper14
12-07-11, 03:50 PM
For the new contest I have a question
Can we enter multiple designs?
Or just one? :)

kooky panda
12-07-11, 04:11 PM
For the new contest I have a question
Can we enter multiple designs?
Or just one? :)
You can enter multiple designs, but can only win once.

aiyayu
12-08-11, 08:39 AM
Hmm my quevstion seemed to have disappeared since maint.

How do i take a picture of gyhe whole floor layout? My game only captures a small portion of thed floorspace.

kooky panda
12-08-11, 08:45 AM
Hmm my quevstion seemed to have disappeared since maint.

How do i take a picture of gyhe whole floor layout? My game only captures a small portion of thed floorspace.

some threads did disappear last night/early this morning.

Try zooming out while you are in camera mode.

aiyayu
12-08-11, 03:40 PM
Is there a zoom bufton im missing?

greygull
12-08-11, 04:16 PM
Is there a zoom bufton im missing?

No, there's no zoom button. On your screen, place two fingers (apart), then slide together still touching the screen.

aiyayu
12-08-11, 07:35 PM
Oh. My android doesn't support multitouch :/ oh well.

greygull
12-08-11, 07:39 PM
Oh. My android doesn't support multitouch :/ oh well.

Which device are you on?

aiyayu
12-08-11, 08:50 PM
Archos 43 internet tablet ^_^;

greygull
12-08-11, 08:56 PM
Archos 43 internet tablet ^_^;

Try double tapping the screen, or if it displays http://www.archos.com/manuals/A43_EN_v1_files/browser_zoom_sm.png

aiyayu
12-08-11, 09:20 PM
Double tapping doesn't seem to do anything nor does a magnifier show up but thank you for trying. Gosh darn my single touch interface.

ilovecooper14
12-12-11, 02:07 PM
Any ideas on when the winners for the floor art contest will be announced?:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
After all, it is Monday the 12th :o:o:o:o:o:o:o:rolleyes:

Rachael98
12-12-11, 02:18 PM
Any ideas on when the winners for the floor art contest will be announced?:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
After all, it is Monday the 12th :o:o:o:o:o:o:o:rolleyes:

When they are;).
They're probably judging...(aren't you, TL:p?)
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12-12-11, 02:48 PM
Today is the last day to submit the entry for the Holiday Floor Art Contest (http://forums.teamlava.com/showthread.php?20570-Holiday-Floor-Art-Contest), so we can't start judging until it's actually over.
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12-12-11, 03:05 PM
Today is the last day to submit the entry for the Holiday Floor Art Contest (http://forums.teamlava.com/showthread.php?20570-Holiday-Floor-Art-Contest), so we can't start judging until it's actually over.
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dalula
12-12-11, 03:22 PM
For the contests, IF you win, can the gems go to two games? (example: Prize is 50 gems, 25 gems to Fashion and 25 to Bakery) Or can the gems only go to one game? :)

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12-12-11, 04:20 PM
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Thanks for the clarification. :)
I'm just so anxious to see the winners- There were so many great entries! :)

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12-12-11, 05:23 PM
When is it over (as in, 12:00 etc.)?
Yup, as soon as it hits 12:00am PST, new entries will no longer be accepted. We'll start judging the wonderful entries as soon as possible, but it may take some time since it looks like it's going to be really hard to choose.


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ilovecooper14
12-13-11, 01:17 PM
The suspense is killing me. :rolleyes:

ilovecooper14
12-13-11, 01:21 PM
The suspense is killing me. :rolleyes:

Question:
I was looking back at all of the older contests, there used to be weekly contests.
At first, I thought weekly contests were contests where there was a different theme every week, and whoever incoprorated that particular theme into their bakery/farm/boutique/restaurant/city/empire would win. I found out, that you just uploaded the picture of your place(lol) and the winner was chosen at random.

So, here is my question: will there ever be anymore weekly contests? Or any contests that have to do with remodeling your stores into a certain theme?


Thanks:)

dalula
12-13-11, 05:00 PM
The suspense is killing me. :rolleyes:

ikr. since im going on a vacation on fri. i told myself i would do everything i needed to do today. its 5 pm right now and i STILL havent gotten a single thing done. instead, im on the forums, waiting... and waiting... and waiting for the winners to be announced.

dalula
12-13-11, 05:09 PM
dying. with. suspense.
It said that judging is in process about 3 or 4 or 5 hours ago or something like that... still not done... oh... Need. To. Log. Off. Been. on. here. since. 2:30. now its 5:00. :o

143Blue
12-14-11, 08:12 PM
ok so the new contest....when it says color in the lines but draaw over the template im osrta confused... so can i use a template and make a bigger outline so its not really a circle anymore but u can still see the circle ex. a reindeer? like the head a circle antlers outside the circle?

magina12890
12-15-11, 08:46 AM
add me
zoo story 2

MyLissyDoll
12-15-11, 05:55 PM
For the ornament contest, when it says you can draw on the template does that mean we are allowed to draw outside the template lines so long as the inside is colored? I have a few ideas in mind and want to make sure so I don't waste any time doing an idea that's against the rules.

aiyayu
12-20-11, 01:45 PM
I hope that a picture of the decorated xmas tree will be posted :)