Welcome To Merlin's Castle Website Competition!!!




Merlin's Castle Rules!



Our rules are simple. Follow them and all will be well.
We are a VE (Vote Exchange) competition, so you can post your links in reminders,
on VE boards, or anywhere/how you get the word out to your supporters.
We realize that the Yahoo Groups are now gone,
and it's harder to get the word out
But you can find ways to do this.
But using Social Media IS NOT ALLOWED!!!
YOU WILL NOT HOWEVER BE ALLOWED TO POST YOUR
LINKS TO SOCIAL MEDIA OF ANY KIND
THAT WILL NEVER BE ALLOWED
Before you begin competing, we will need 2 buttons for your site,
1 sized 150W by 75H and 1 sized 100W x 100H.
Please send the button to either NyteFury, Guinevere or SirSam.

Thank you and Good Luck!

NyteFury








Thoughts--Just Thinking
When I first started of thinking of wanting to do my own website competition
I was really excited about it, I learned all about how to put things together.
And everything, of course that was back in 2010. We gathered up a good staff and all.
We had a lot of great competitors and we had fun!
If we had problems, we talked to each other and talked things out.
Years come and go, we've lost people along the way,
We have re-designed the comp to fit our needs and it works
I feel I have a great staff, even with some issues, we can work it out
I talk to most of my staff on a weekly, if not daily basis,
just to see how things are going, or if they need anything.
Or if we need to change anything
Even though times have changed since we started.
So just like we started out in the beginning.

Many of my Staff agree on this:

The one thing I always like to have is to have a competition atmosphere
that's fun, friendly and one where everyone helps one another to succeed.

And I, believe, we all tend to agree with her, we should be doing this
This may be a competition, but it should be FUN!!!







Voting Issues
You are allowed to vote for yourself and each other's websites TWICE a day.
You WILL BE allowed to have up to 2-3 family members vote for you from
the same IP address (same computer and ISP account).
Send me the list of emails and their relationship to you such as. Joe@gmail.com-Brother; sarah@yahoo.com-sister, etc
(If you only have ONE computer in the house)
Otherwise they can use their own computer, but we still need to know their emails and names.
Each family member MAY (if they wish)have 2 emails (BUT ONLY 2)from which they will be allowed to vote from
This is WHY it is IMPORTANT to Send me the list of ALL emails and their relationship to you
These HAVE to be REAL PEOPLE WHO live with you
So don't make people up, that is not what this is about
But I know some people only have one computer in their house
This has been in the REMINDERS in both Campfire and Dragons
for the past year, it is NOW HERE because CERTAIN people
Don't want to PAY ATTENTION and are
Making accusations
AND it NEEDS TO STOP
SO HERE IT IS IN WRITING!!!



INSIDE VOTER/OUTSIDE VOTER:
Recently we just had an incident that deserves a reaction with Voting.
So here it is!
Please let us know ahead of time, I don't want to see 15-20 different emails
coming in and no one is claiming to know where they are coming from
Then I come to find out it is coming from ONE person's family members
I'm sorry but that doesn't fly here
WE HAVE RULES!

We will allow 3 who live with you, that includes YOU(THE WEBSITE OWNER).(inside voter)
and we will allow 2(outside voter)who don't live with you, that are family)
Please also let us know what emails you choose to use both,
in YOUR family and the ones that don't
live with you that will be Voting for you.
PLEASE BE ADVISED, ANY EXTRA EMAILS
OF FAMILY MEMBERS UNAUTHORIZED BY US, WILL BE DELETED

(if you check the above in this rule at the very TOP this has been in place)
But now it just needs to be brought to light more so!!
Therefore there are NO mishaps or miscommunications

LIKE MOST WEBSITE COMPETITION
WE WOULD LIKE TO BE ABLE MATCH RIGHT EMAILS WITH
THE RIGHT PEOPLE THAT ARE VOTING FOR SOMEONE
Anything more and it is unfair to others that don't have
that many people they can count on to vote for them.
Please consider that when you are voting.
You can always ask other members to vote for you
As in a vote exchange

If these Rules are violated:
#1 you will put on hold for 1 week
#2 if it not corrected after you come back
you will be dropped from competition









Rule #1
You are allowed to enter all of your sites in the whole competition.
split them between our 2 main teams, Mythical Beasts and Dragon Riders
You can also put your Christmas,or holiday,
and your regular sites on Yuletide







Rule #2
Voting IS mandatory.
You must vote AT LEAST 3X a week in order to advance,
Anything less or NO Vote YOU Will remain where you are.
If you do NOT vote for a week you will be suspended and contacted to find out why
If there is no response, your site or your pet will be removed from competition
You, personally are allowed to vote 2 times per day, per IP address.
You will be notified by your team leader if you fail to vote the required number of days during the week..







Rule #3
There IS a difference between an OSVP page and a Spirit Page.
The OSVP page is where you keep your voting links, buttons, etc.
So people can VOTE for you.
If you are having problems with what a "spirit" page might entail, here are some ideas:

1) Proof (the urls) of yours or Pet's spirit pages. To be attached to the ICON for it.
2) The comp's and team's linked approval banners or linked vote banners or proud member banners.
3) A place for posting yours or your pet's awards.
4) A spirit page that is linked to either your sites' main pages or OSVP pages...
not buried too deeply to find.
5) Decorations (very optional)


I know many of you might find this too big a task, or might not want to do this.
Believe me I do understand.
So I am offering another solution, and a much easier solution for those of you
that don't want to do this, but would still like the 5 points every week.

(If you HAVE a spirit page-you will not get the extra 5 points,
this is ONLY for those that do NOT have their spirit pages UP,
or do NOT have spirit pages at all).
.







Rule #4
This is a very simple competition, there is No cheering, incentives or newsletters to deal with.
The only thing you will get is a weekly reminder from your TL at the end of the week
Letting you know about the updates for the following week to come.







Rule #5
Closings will be in calendar form(come the beginning of the year) you can find them
on our links in the Main Merlin Castle Links







Rule #6
If you decide to join Campfire Mascots, our Pets Team, you may enter up to 4-5 pets.
But you Must vote for them do not abandon them here and NOT vote for them.







Rule #7-(Treat Each Other With Respect)

Show respect for our competition and others.
Treat everyone here like you want to be treated!
There will be NO Harassment!
Permitted of STAFF MEMBERS or COMPETITORS IN PUBLIC
1) If you have something to say to someone, say it!
2) I was always taught, if you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say
anything at all, especially in public
because it will come back and bite you

The CONSEQUENCES of Bashing or Harassment will be:

1st Offense: 1 wk site Suspension
2nd Offense: 1 mon. site Suspension
3rd Offense: 3 Strikes and your Site is OUT!!!
which means you are totally removed from Merlin's Castle competition!!
If you have a problem with someone!
Talk with them, don't take your PROBLEM into PUBLIC!







Rule #8
If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions please let us know, we will do our best to answer them
Communication is one of our best assets.







Rule #9
PLEASE remember, the TL's and ATL's and all staff ARE PEOPLE, and real life does take first place at times.
Be patient, please.







Rule #10
Your site must have merit, should not be made purely of links, or banners,and not be a one page wonder.







Rule #11
No Adult Material.
If you have questions please email Guinevere or SirSam
,one of them will take a look at your website.
No pornographic sites or links to pornographic sites.







Rule #12
Finally, we hope you enjoy your stay with us and we wish you all the best of LUCK!!








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