Here is a list of ways to get points for your guild in any of the Obernewtyn.net website areas or recurring competitions. There are lots more ways to earn points for your guild each month; keep your eye on the front page of the site, and the Members Message Board, for new competitions. If you would like more information about guilds, please read About Guilds. There's also a page with current Pointage, if you want to see where your guild's placed so far.
For those of you wondering, the Moonfair occurs around September every year (Moonfair is undoubtedly a fantastic way to score points for your guild).
For any errors, omissions or general questions regarding this list, please post here. This list is in no way complete, so if you feel you should get points for anything else, please also post here about it. To request points for anything specific, PM the Contact looking after that competition.
Fanfiction max of 100 points per guild competition (eg, 2 fanfics = 40 points, 5 = 100 points, 10 = still 100 points)
The Bookshelf awarding of points subject to review by the moderators
Submit an article (be it book, tv show, movie, game, artist or recipe)
maximum of 5 submissions per category That is to say, you can submit as many as you like, but you will only receive points for the first 5 books you submit and the first 5 tv shows you submit and the first 5 movies you submit...etc. Minimum 200 words, with a suggested maximum of 500 - thats 200 words of quality and not rubbish - to the discretion of the Bookshelf Moderators.
The Gallery We reserve the right to not accept entries if we think someone's just submitting nonsense to get points. Points will be awarded for a maximum of 5 submissions per multimedia catagory per guild comp
Submit a Desktop Background
Submit a Signature
Submit an Avatar
Submit an Animated GIF
Submit a Screensaver
Submit a Skin
Submit a Desktop Theme
subject to content
Usually 1st: 50 2nd: 40 3rd: 30 entry: 10 but check each comp!
Details 2 points for submitting decent response 2 points for winning a round 1 point for submitting next challenge (winner).
Obernet Book Club
28 points per guild year
Details participate in the current month's OBC thread - 2 points participate in a previous month's OBC thread - 1 point participate in ALL OBC threads for a guild year (regardless of time) (running 1 July to 31 June each year) - 4 bonus points
Adding Quizzes, Dreamtrails, Character pages, etc, will be added to this list as those sections are reopened on the site.
Once this list is finalised, it'll be moved to its own page (rather than staying as a forum post).
For information about Events + Competitions (non-permanent ones), see the Entertainment page.
deb: Nope, pointage for the standing comps listed above will be recorded by the contact in charge for them.
Ness: a skin is an image that wraps over an application, such as the Backgrounds you can set in Windows Live Messenger (MSN). It takes away the 'boring' grey windows background and puts in an image of your choice. Actually - better idea - Wikipedia's definition
Location: Sipping tea in the realms of speculation
Also, I don't know about the other guilds, but in the Mystics' private board there's a sticky thread on all the different ways you can earn crystals. The webpage (it's linked to on the info pages Min showed ^ ) also mentions some ways.
The cheesecakes, eggs, crystals and elephants are awarded by each guild to its own guildmembers. There's a thread in our Dreamweaver board that you can ask for the tally for eggs and acorns (that's our reward system, the others are for the different guilds) to be put in your profile under your name (like mine). You can then read all about how to earn them here and start working towards getting some!
When you earn points they will go into our guild tally that you can see here under Pointage in the toolbar on the left. When you enter a competition they will tell you how many points you are earning for entering and later on they will post the winners and that will say who got how many points. (And once you know this, you can go apply for the egg for getting points!)
The only difference is at moonfair (a big event full of competitions and games we run in Sepember and October) the pointage all ends up in one HUGE long announcement once all the judges are finished judging.
Hope that helps. If you have any more questions about the Dreamweaver eggs feel free to ask about them on the Dreamweaver board
what does it mean by submit a signature? where do you submit one? and does it have to be a certain type, by that i mean, does it have to involve obernewtyn? or can you put up your BOTY sigs?? or swine flu sigs?
The signatures are in the Gallery, in the Personalise section. The Personalise section is intended to share signatures, wallpapers, and avatars that you've made that you'd be happy to let other members use, so it's best if they're something that remains relevant. As new members join, they won't know what the swine flu sigs are about. And given that BOTY only runs for such a short period each year, I imagine it would make more sense if those sigs are not submitted to the Gallery. It's probably easiest to keep copies in your Photobucket, so you can bring them out again next year.
To submit signatures to the Gallery, it's best to do it from the page itself, in this case the Signature subsection of Personalise. Then you just go down to the bottom and click on the Submit Media link, and it will take you to the screen where you choose your images and give them titles (and descriptions if you wish to do so). Hope that clears up your confusion!