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Squidboards Update #2 - Beta Users, Boards, and Staff Applications

Discussion in 'News & Features' started by TheRapture, May 8, 2015.

TheRapture, May 8, 2015 at 5:14 PM
  1. TheRapture

    TheRapture Dystopian Future Paint Desperado

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    Happy Friday!

    I'm sure many of you are getting ready for all the paint-splattering madness this weekend, so I'll be sure to keep this nice and concise.


    We've got some shuffling to do here, so take some notes if you must.

    First, Splat Zone will lose the Guides board. Never fear, Inklings! The Guides board will be moving to Booyah Base to join Maps and Weapons.

    Further, additional boards will be added in the future alongside the Summer 2015 content updates, including regional boards, team/player/game search, Squidboards tournaments and events, and much more.

    For the News Board, it will now become the News & Features board. Features will now become part of the Squidboards homepage content alongside Splatoon news.

    For the General Discussion board, the Global Testfire Stream Directory thread has been pinned. This board will also gain an additional thread: Official Global Testfire Discussion, which will also be pinned.

    Beta Users

    Quite the awesome bunch! Before the launch of this full Squidboards website, we had a small "beta" forum that was basic and free, but had a small, tight-knit community of users that stayed active for months on end. You likely interact with many of them on a daily basis, as almost all of them have joined the official site.

    We want to continually thank Beta users over time for their contribution to the foundation of this community. To align with this mission, we'll continue to help any Beta users with securing their original username on the current site.

    In addition, we will be introducing a special Beta user rank and a private Beta user board on the forums. The rank and board will be available only to users who participated in the Squidboards Beta. As such, you'll be asked to validate your Beta status when the time comes.

    Beta members will only be eligible for the rank and board access if they joined Squidboards and had 10 or more posts on the forums at least 24 hours prior to the launch of the current site.

    Also, although Warchamp also signed up for the Beta around launch, even if he was eligible based on the aforementioned parameters, he would still not qualify for these perks. Neither would AlphaZealot or myself. But especially not Warchamp. ^_^

    Expect more information on these Beta developments, which should arrive in the very near future.

    Squidboards Staff Positions

    I'm sure this is what you've all been waiting for. It certainly was the last time we discussed this!

    My apologies for the delay, but the time has finally arrived: staff applications are open!

    Click here to be brought to the Squidboards staff application form

    Some information (also found on the form itself):

    This application process will allow Squidboards users to apply for the following staff positions:
    -Global ("Super") Moderator
    -Staff Writer

    -This is the first wave of staff applications. More positions will open in the future.
    -Currently, we are not looking for any additional administrators, but this status will likely change sooner rather than later.
    -Please be sure to fill out all the information in this application to the best of your ability.

    -Staff applications will be open until Monday, May 25th, at 12:00 PM EST. Any applications submitted at 12:01 PM EST or beyond will not be considered. But we do encourage you to apply next time!

    Basic Rules:

    -You will be able to select a total of two possible staff positions. You will be able to denote which you prefer over the other. However, you are not guaranteed to get one or any of your preferences.
    -At the time of your application, you must have a total of 25 posts on Squidboards. Users with 24 or less posts will not be considered.
    -Users who apply during this application process will be allowed to apply again, but will not be given special preference in the selection process.
    -Any answers must be in English.
    -Please try to keep your application free of grammatical errors (especially writing applicants!).

    IMPORTANT: These are VOLUNTEER positions.


    Feel free to leave any questions, comments, concerns below or reach out to me via private message or on Twitter if you'd like to discuss anything covered in today's update.
    #1 TheRapture, May 8, 2015
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The First Global Testfire is Tonight! How Many Games Are You Going to Win?

Poll closed May 11, 2015.
  1. None! I'm probably atrocious.

    3 vote(s)
  2. At least one.

    4 vote(s)
  3. Hopefully at least two!

    7 vote(s)
  4. At least half.

    18 vote(s)
  5. Almost all of them!

    18 vote(s)
  6. I'm eSports! Every game will be a victory!

    25 vote(s)


Discussion in 'News & Features' started by TheRapture, May 8, 2015.

    1. doop
      cool stuff, i was part of the beta but didn't make ten or more post's ah well,
      Jiggly likes this.
    2. DigDeep
      Awesome, I feel so special! Lol. Real nice thing for us Beta Users, thanks! I honestly do kind of miss the smaller close community. I did not expect Squidboards to blow up like it has. :D All the users can get a tad overwhelming.
    3. doop
      even though i was not close to users in the beta i can tell you i know that feeling
    4. SmashCapps
      I have a funny feeling I'm going to try my hand at writing! ;)
      Trieste Sp likes this.
    5. Undr
      What people don't realize is that the poll isn't unrelated to the post. ^_^
    6. theblackbird
      Good stuff. I'll be applying.
    7. Mithical1
      If I haven't had any writings published in the past 12 months but provide recently written samples, will I still be considered for a writing position?
    8. jp4464
      Very excited for staff applications and the Beta user features.

      Thanks Rapture, Warchamp, and Zealot for continuing to foster and support the Splatoon Community!
    9. FunkyLobster
      Protom, Reila, Cr@zy &nger and 4 others like this.
    10. TheRapture
      I realize that this may be a hard obstacle to climb, so I have changed it so that the sample must have been written or published within the past year, not just having to be published. Hope that suffices!
      Mithical1 likes this.
    11. Aura
      "Please type out your experiences with work related to or your time in the position(s) you applied for."

      @TheRapture I may have misunderstood this. Can I have some more details on what is required here, please?

      Actually nevermind. I think I'll pass on moderation applications for now. Good luck to those going through with it!
      Last edited: May 8, 2015
    12. CoopLan
      I'm glad the site is opening up positions. Things are only going to get better around here. I think I'm going to wait and see if any positions concerning tournaments (TOs maybe) and then apply. Good luck to everyone who applies.
    13. Luddoj
      Definitely looking to be part of the writing staff. I would like to share stories with the community and keep in touch with users. That would certainly be something I would appreciate a lot. I will fill my application now! Thanks for the opportunity.
      BoTalksGames likes this.
    14. WispBae
      Is the 25 posts a strict requirement? I prefer the "less is more" behaviour for posting, though I wouldn't mind offering a few more opinions to apply for Moderator.
    15. xXIka MusumeXx
      xXIka MusumeXx
      I really hope this board grows a lot in the future, I have high hopes for this game and it would be great with a big community. Can't wait to put hours into this game.
    16. StarForce
      I sure am late for 5 hours after keeping an Inkeye for it daily haha. But here we are, the broader the boards get the better places to discuss. I like the extra areas considered. I have the Squads thread bring a lot of enthusiasm for members/players. Maybe we'll get our own little sponsored shack. Thou we need to wait until August to quick in on the Squads and rocket start the idea to glory. I'll apply soon after posting. I'd like to do more under what I can for the board. Being a member in Smashboards before Smash released for 3DS has me with likes for this version.
      BoTalksGames likes this.
    17. Trieste Sp
      Trieste Sp
      Hmm... I'll try to apply.
      StarForce likes this.
    18. Lyn
      Awesome! ^^
    19. Captain Norris
      Captain Norris
      Sweet! Beta Users FTW!
      BluePikmin11 and FunkyLobster like this.

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