Now that еще клубы have the ability to create official Иконка & banner picks, I thought my link
on the subject could use a little revision. Why does it matter, Ты ask? It's important to remember that Fanpop is a community, and should do things as a group. Randomly starting a Опрос for a new icon, banner или background is rude to other club members. Making Иконки and banners takes time, and the first options (likely made by the person who started the poll) are дана the unfair advantage of being there the longest. Early voters aren't likely to check back in every день to see if new options have been added. Following these steps will help ensure that everyone has a fair chance to participate and that all options are дана the same amount of consideration. (It'll also keep Ты from getting yelled at.) Step 1: Alert the Fans!
If Ты want a change, the first thing Ты need to do is let everyone else know. I like to start with a pick, like this:
These options give me an idea of how many people will be contributing, and if people even want a change. Step 2: Make a Forum!
In the pick's Комментарий section, I like to link to the Форум that will hold everyone's Иконка and banner suggestions. Adding a real link to the club works too.
Feel free to copy and paste my icon/banner guidelines into a Форум of your own: -Icons need to be square and at least 100x100 px.
-Banners need to be 800x100 px или a size that scales down to that.
-Mind the club title, which will cover up whatever's in the right bottom corner of your banner.
If it's a small или inactive club, I usually leave the Форум open for one week. Bigger клубы with lots of active Фаны should probably be open longer, as there will probably be еще participants. Why not just skip straight to the Форум step? Because Форумы don't Показать up in updates. When Ты create a forum, people will only see it if they're browsing in that club. If the club has seen no activity in the last year, Ты can pretty much bet that nobody is going to see your forum. If it's a small или inactive club, или you're somehow opposed to picks, even a link will do. Just make sure something shows up in everyone's updates. Step 3: Pick time!
If everyone's contributions are in on Deadline Day, it's time to make the picks. (You might want to check on the Форум a few days before the dealdine and make sure nobody has asked for еще time.) The pick buttons are located on the club's homepage.
If there are a lot of options, I like to make the banner pick first, then proceed with the Иконка pick after a winner is determined. The one-pick-at-a-time method also gives Фаны a chance to make a new icon, или tweak an existing one, to match the winning banner. Icon/banner clashes are bad for the soul. And the eyes.
Once the picks are up, you're pretty much done, because Fanpop will take care of the rest.