Saturday April 16, 2011 @ 3:25 pm
chacusha: (ff- terra)
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The game is ending soon, and so this next week is the last opportunity to submit an application and be sorted during Game 1. If you submit an application after Wednesday Apr. 20, your app will be held in the queue until the start of Game 2.

After the last batch of apps are stamped on Saturday Apr. 23, I will be posting a special restamping application. If you weren't satisfied with the way you were sorted, and want to be resorted into another team, you'll just need to fill out the special application and post it to this comm ([livejournal.com profile] ff_classchange). Stamping apps will be released up through Wednesday May 11.

In summary, here's the full schedule:
• Apr. 17-20: Last batch of regular applications released
• Apr. 23: Last batch of regular applications sorted
• Apr. 24: Re-stamping application posted
• Apr. 30: Game ends
• May 1-4: First batch of re-stamping applications released
• May 7: First batch of re-stamping applications sorted
• May 8-11: Last batch of re-stamping applications released (if needed)
• May 14: Last batch of re-stamping applications sorted

Let me know if you have any questions!
Saturday March 12, 2011 @ 2:06 pm
chacusha: (kh - aqua)
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I've received a couple of concerns about voting and applications recently, and I thought I should make a post addressing them and letting people know where I've made changes to the profile and rules, etc. We have no apps this week, but just things to keep in mind for the future:

For Applicants

1. Participation: If you submit an application to this community, there is an expectation that you will try out some of the activities we do here as part of the larger [livejournal.com profile] ff_land community. This community has several aspects to it (a social aspect, a team competition aspect, a game/activity/challenge aspect, a creative/fannish aspect, etc.) and it's okay if not all of them interest you, but we hope that you apply because you're interested in at least more than getting stamped. I've updated the profiles of this comm and [livejournal.com profile] ff_land to make this expectation clearer. Obviously, there's no punishment for being inactive but we'd much prefer members to at least give this community a try and to support their team wherever possible.

2. Re-stamping: On that note, if you find that you don't really fit with your team and it's hard for you to be enthusiastic, there is the ability to be re-sorted, but only between games and with a special re-sorting app. There will be more information on this when the end of April rolls around.

For Voters

1. Explaining your vote: [livejournal.com profile] roax mentioned on her last post a rule about explaining your vote. This is a guideline to keep in mind when voting: you should be able to write an explanation why you felt someone was a certain class; it can be brief, and it can cite other people's earlier comments, especially if you don't want to be redundant. But there should be some indication of the reasoning behind your vote.

2. If you can't think of a rationale: If you find that you're having difficulty coming up with an explanation of your vote and that you can't come up with enough reasoning to fill two sentences, there is a different vote you would use in that case -- it was called "Undecided" before, but I've decided to change it to the (longer, but clearer) "Needs Elaboration" vote. Use this vote when you feel there's not enough personality information revealed in the application for you to make a decision either way. If you give someone a Needs Elaboration vote, it's best to also point out in what way you felt their app was lacking info. This is so that if their application gets rejected, they'll know how to improve on it when they submit a new application. Be sure to be polite and welcoming too (I know it's hard to strike a balance but as long as you try, I don't think anyone can blame you), and keep in mind that English might not be people's first language so it may be hard for them to elaborate on some of the questions.

I hope this addresses everything stamping-related that people have brought up lately. Let me know if you have any questions/concerns.

[About]

This is the sub-community of [community profile] finalfantasyland where you can fill out an application and be stamped with one of four classes from the Final Fantasy series. From there, you'll be able to join the corresponding team and compete with your teammates in a competition to get the most points in a game.