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.

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!


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:

If you have anything to say regarding comp matters or even other members
either talk to us or talk to the member(s) in question directly.
Don't let it fester into a stupid thing that you can't control
Nip it in the bud, and get it under control, and work it out

And this comes from a specific Staff member:
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 ALSO BE allowed to have up to 2-3 family members vote for you (Twice) from the
same IP address (same computer and ISP account).

Each family member MAY (if they wish)have 2 emails 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
etc (this is important)

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

Rule #1
You are allowed to enter all of your sites in the whole competition.
split them between our 2 main teams, Enchantress and Dragon Riders
You can also put your Christmas 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.
Your TL will update you and alert you when needed through Team email so please be aware of that.

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
DO NOT attempt to contact your TL if you are behind, she is not responsible for this,
she only counts what comes in,

Rule #7
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 #8-(Harassment/Bashing)
No Harassment!! No Bashing!!!

Show respect for our competition and others.
Treat everyone here like you want to be treated!
There will be NO BASHING/NO Harassment!
1) If you have something to say to someone, say it!
2) Don't BASH them behind their back, and expect them not to find out
there will be reprecussions when they do
3)Negative talking doesn't get you anywhere, so learn to talk to people!
It will earn you more respect than getting an angry person back
4)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 in the ass

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!!
Bashing Should Not be Tolerated ANYWHERE, if you have a problem with someone!!!
Talk with them, don't take your PROBLEM into PUBLIC!!!

Rule #9
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 #10
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 #11
Your site must be accessible to everyone. No "members only" or password protected sites.
We need to be able to see your site to approve it and others need to see your site to vote for it. :)

Rule #12
Your site must have merit, should not be made purely of links, or banners,and not be a one page wonder.

Rule #13
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 #14
No bandwidth stealing from us or other sites.
Permission must be obtained from webmaster before hotlinking an image.
If you are found to be doing this, you will be asked to fix the problem. If you are unable to do this, you will be removed.

Rule #15
Finally, we hope you enjoy your stay with us and we wish you all the best of LUCK!!

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