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How to get a Featured Project sub-forum
« on: January 22, 2015, 10:59:13 pm »
Because of the recent introduction of the Elite Coders badge, I thought I would clarify what are the requirements to get a project sub-forum visible on the board index at http://codewalr.us/index.php?action=forum . While everyone is eligible, there are some differences between what is eligible for regular members and Elite Coders.

Requirements:
-Eye-candy: The project must have screenshots, camera pictures or videos to show how it looks like, as well as a reasonable description. We can't feature something if we have no clue about what we are featuring.
-Activity: If the project author showcases his project, but nobody uses the topic to post or cross-post updates afterward, then it reduces the project chances to be considered. If, after being featured, it is clear that the project is dead or that CodeWalrus is not going to be used anymore for updates, then the topics will be moved back to the general calculator/computer project sections.
-Quality: The project must stand out from the rest. For example, we will not feature snake clones or redundant BASIC math/science packages.
-Presentability: Its progress must have reached a reasonable level. For example, if all you did is the title screen or that there's nothing functional yet, then it will have to wait.
-If it's not a calculator software (eg Android, PC, console homebrew/ROM hack, HTML5, RPG Maker, etc), then it must be a game or major game-related development tool. If it's a calculator project, then it can be anything allowed by forum rules (no PTTKiller clones) including quality educational softwares.
-Usually, only long projects (RPGs, platformers with several levels or other type of elaborate programs) will get a sub-forum, since other type of programs will usually be completed in less than a few weeks.
-Being an Elite Coder is not a requirement to get featured, but as Elite Coder, your nickname is listed on the front page and you can also get an extra Featured Project sub-forum for your smaller projects, if you have any.
-It's also possible to share the same sub-forum between multiple authors in certain circumstances. For example, if multiple Illusiat remakes are in the works then the entire Illusiat series might get its own sub-forum.


Projects might be granted their own sub-forums at the discretion of a CodeWalrus staff. If you feel that your project is worthy of getting its own sub-forum, then feel free to PM one of them or send an e-mail to   a d m i n @ c o d e w a l r . u s   . It will then be brought up in the staff section.
« Last Edit: January 22, 2015, 11:37:45 pm by DJ Omnimaga »


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Re: How to get a Featured Project sub-forum
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2015, 11:02:14 pm »
But it is possible to be an Elite Coder without a long project?
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Re: How to get a Featured Project sub-forum
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2015, 11:07:40 pm »
Yes. If you make smaller, but quality projects, then you will get a sub-forum for your smaller stuff. Of course to be Elite Coder we usually recommend that you have previously released notable stuff or notable demos of stuff. For example, Keoni29 had a very solid playable demo of Hero Core, as well as Tipover for the PC (3D puzzle game) and a 2D calculator version.
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