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Hamish752
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Getting the most out of the project ideas forum

There aren't many guides on this topic, so I decided to make one. Hopefully this helps you out .

The title
The project ideas forum is one of the least viewed forums. Chances are the only reason people will go in there, is to ask for project ideas them self, not to actually give any. To solve this problem your title is going to have to be as noticeable and as interesting as possible. This will let people, who may not have previously been interested, become willing to answer your thread. Here is an example thread title for you: “I need ideas for my RPG”. See how it has no caps, looks professional, and tells the genre? This will attract those who like RPG's, as they will probably like to share their ideas with you. Here is a bad title: “GIMME IDEAS”. It is full of caps, making it seem unfriendly. It also doesn't tell people what ideas you want, so even if your ideas, that you want, are for RPG'S, people will not know, and they will just ignore the thread, instead of taking a look.

The text
Once, someone has clicked on the link, the text in your thread becomes the most important part of your whole thread. You need to be as specific as possible in your thread, to make sure that people know exactly what you want. It's OK to simply put “RPG” in the title, to get people interested. However, just saying that you want an RPG in your thread, will lead to a huge variety of ideas being given, some of these you may not want. So, instead of simply putting down “I want an RPG”, try saying “I want an idea for a Pokemon style-RPG”, for example. This will let people know that you specifically want Pokemon themed ideas, and nothing else. This will also help you attract people who like Pokemon, and will lead to more ideas.

The ideas
Ah yes, the part you've been waiting for, the ideas themselves! The ideas are probably the reason that you decided to make a thread in the first place, so you want to make sure that they fit your requirements and that you walk away happily. To do this, you need to be as active as possible on the thread, to make sure that you can check out all of the ideas given. Keep a list of the best ones, and when your happy with that list, compare all of the ideas, and see which one you like the best! You don't have to make a project from just one idea, if you like multiple, then feel free to make multiple projects! You can even combine multiple ideas in to one, to make one awesome project!

The contributors
The people who give you the ideas are key to your success in this forum. After all, your hoping for them to reply, and give you an idea! The reason that you turned to the community, is because you couldn't come up with the ideas yourself! They are the ones doing a favor to you, so make sure that you are friendly! If someone contributes an idea, that you don't like, then suggest how they could make it better. If someone contributes an idea that you do like, then compliment them! Remember to constantly encourage people to contribute, and if they already have contributed, then encourage them to contribute again! You may have a only a few contributors, so encourage them to contribute more than once.

Bumping your thread
You likely, won't get a huge amount of ideas straight away, so remember to bump your thread. This will let more people see your topic, and will make it more likely for you to get an idea. Try to avoid bumping, it's better to reply to someones idea, if there are any. If there aren't any, though, then bump your topic. Remember to only bump it once every 1 or 2 days, otherwise it's considered spamming and many people will find it annoying.

If you still haven't got enough ideas, then I recommend checking out these two topics, so you can make your own idea!

Having a hard time finding an idea? by flamingenius
Guide to finding ideas by Tacky365

I would also suggest checking out the idea shop by ErnieParke. You can ask for customized ideas, from trained staff. Check it out, you won't regret it!

Thanks for reading this and if you have any suggestions on how I could make this guide better, or strategies which you have used, which have been successful in the past, then please suggest them here! Your ideas would be appreciated! Otherwise,

Scratch on!

~Hamish752

Last edited by Hamish752 (July 21, 2015 01:46:55)


banana439monkey
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Getting the most out of the project ideas forum

Hamish752 wrote:

There aren't many guides on this topic, so I decided to make one. Hopefully this helps you out .

The title
The project ideas forum is one of the least viewed forums. Chances are the only reason people will go in there, is to ask for project ideas them self, not to actually give any. To solve this problem your title is going to have to be as noticeable and as interesting as possible. This will let people, who may not have previously been interested, become willing to answer your thread. Here is an example thread title for you: “I need ideas for my RPG”. See how it has no caps, looks professional, and tells the genre? This will attract those who like RPG's, as they will probably like to share their ideas with you. Here is a bad title: “GIMME IDEAS”. It is full of caps, making it seem unfriendly. It also doesn't tell people what ideas you want, so even if your ideas, that you want, are for RPG'S, people will not know, and they will just ignore the thread, instead of taking a look.

The text
Once, someone has clicked on the link, the text in your thread becomes the most important part of your whole thread. You need to be as specific as possible in your thread, to make sure that people know exactly what you want. It's OK to simply put “RPG” in the title, to get people interested. However, just saying that you want an RPG in your thread, will lead to a huge variety of ideas being given, some of these you may not want. So, instead of simply putting down “I want an RPG”, try saying “I want an idea for a Pokemon style-RPG”, for example. This will let people know that you specifically want Pokemon themed ideas, and nothing else. This will also help you attract people who like Pokemon, and will lead to more ideas.

The ideas
Ah yes, the part you've been waiting for, the ideas themselves! The ideas are probably the reason that you decided to make a thread in the first place, so you want to make sure that they fit your requirements and that you walk away happily. To do this, you need to be as active as possible on the thread, to make sure that you can check out all of the ideas given. Keep a list of the best ones, and when your happy with that list, compare all of the ideas, and see which one you like the best! You don't have to make a project from just one idea, if you like multiple, then feel free to make multiple projects! You can even combine multiple ideas in to one, to make one awesome project!

The contributors
The people who give you the ideas are key to your success in this forum. After all, your hoping for them to reply, and give you an idea! The reason that you turned to the community, is because you couldn't come up with the ideas yourself! They are the ones doing a favor to you, so make sure that you are friendly! If someone contributes an idea, that you don't like, then suggest how they could make it better. If someone contributes an idea that you do like, then compliment them! Remember to constantly encourage people to contribute, and if they already have contributed, then encourage them to contribute again! You may have a only a few contributors, so encourage them to contribute more than once.

Bumping your thread
You likely, won't get a huge amount of ideas straight away, so remember to bump your thread. This will let more people see your topic, and will make it more likely for you to get an idea. Try to avoid bumping, it's better to reply to someones idea, if there are any. If there aren't any, though, then bump your topic. Remember to only bump it once every 1 or 2 days, otherwise it's considered spamming and many people will find it annoying.

If you still haven't got enough ideas, then I recommend checking out these two topics, so you can make your own idea!

Having a hard time finding an idea? by flamingenius
Guide to finding ideas by Tacky365

Thanks for reading this and if you have any suggestions on how I could make this guide better, or strategies which you have used, which have been successful in the past, then please suggest them here! Your ideas would be appreciated! Otherwise,

Scratch on!

~Hamish752
may I help? I'd love to!
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Hamish752
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1000+ posts

Getting the most out of the project ideas forum

banana439monkey wrote:

Hamish752 wrote:

There aren't many guides on this topic, so I decided to make one. Hopefully this helps you out .

The title
The project ideas forum is one of the least viewed forums. Chances are the only reason people will go in there, is to ask for project ideas them self, not to actually give any. To solve this problem your title is going to have to be as noticeable and as interesting as possible. This will let people, who may not have previously been interested, become willing to answer your thread. Here is an example thread title for you: “I need ideas for my RPG”. See how it has no caps, looks professional, and tells the genre? This will attract those who like RPG's, as they will probably like to share their ideas with you. Here is a bad title: “GIMME IDEAS”. It is full of caps, making it seem unfriendly. It also doesn't tell people what ideas you want, so even if your ideas, that you want, are for RPG'S, people will not know, and they will just ignore the thread, instead of taking a look.

The text
Once, someone has clicked on the link, the text in your thread becomes the most important part of your whole thread. You need to be as specific as possible in your thread, to make sure that people know exactly what you want. It's OK to simply put “RPG” in the title, to get people interested. However, just saying that you want an RPG in your thread, will lead to a huge variety of ideas being given, some of these you may not want. So, instead of simply putting down “I want an RPG”, try saying “I want an idea for a Pokemon style-RPG”, for example. This will let people know that you specifically want Pokemon themed ideas, and nothing else. This will also help you attract people who like Pokemon, and will lead to more ideas.

The ideas
Ah yes, the part you've been waiting for, the ideas themselves! The ideas are probably the reason that you decided to make a thread in the first place, so you want to make sure that they fit your requirements and that you walk away happily. To do this, you need to be as active as possible on the thread, to make sure that you can check out all of the ideas given. Keep a list of the best ones, and when your happy with that list, compare all of the ideas, and see which one you like the best! You don't have to make a project from just one idea, if you like multiple, then feel free to make multiple projects! You can even combine multiple ideas in to one, to make one awesome project!

The contributors
The people who give you the ideas are key to your success in this forum. After all, your hoping for them to reply, and give you an idea! The reason that you turned to the community, is because you couldn't come up with the ideas yourself! They are the ones doing a favor to you, so make sure that you are friendly! If someone contributes an idea, that you don't like, then suggest how they could make it better. If someone contributes an idea that you do like, then compliment them! Remember to constantly encourage people to contribute, and if they already have contributed, then encourage them to contribute again! You may have a only a few contributors, so encourage them to contribute more than once.

Bumping your thread
You likely, won't get a huge amount of ideas straight away, so remember to bump your thread. This will let more people see your topic, and will make it more likely for you to get an idea. Try to avoid bumping, it's better to reply to someones idea, if there are any. If there aren't any, though, then bump your topic. Remember to only bump it once every 1 or 2 days, otherwise it's considered spamming and many people will find it annoying.

If you still haven't got enough ideas, then I recommend checking out these two topics, so you can make your own idea!

Having a hard time finding an idea? by flamingenius
Guide to finding ideas by Tacky365

Thanks for reading this and if you have any suggestions on how I could make this guide better, or strategies which you have used, which have been successful in the past, then please suggest them here! Your ideas would be appreciated! Otherwise,

Scratch on!

~Hamish752
may I help? I'd love to!
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Got a problem or a question? Help? Ask away and I'll help! It's not like I won't!

when green flag clicked
forever
if <you need help :: grey >
Ask away :: sensing
And I'll help :: motion
end
end
Sure just suggest anything that you think should be in this guide!

Hamish752
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Getting the most out of the project ideas forum

Yay this got stickied!

Last edited by Hamish752 (Sept. 15, 2015 11:06:17)


Medley7
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Getting the most out of the project ideas forum

it doesn't stay sticky yet…

this account is practically dead, please view my main account kawaiicatgirl
Hamish752
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Getting the most out of the project ideas forum

Medley7 wrote:

it doesn't stay sticky yet…
Go to the project ideas forum and look at the first topic.

makethebrainhappy
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Getting the most out of the project ideas forum

Hamish752
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Getting the most out of the project ideas forum

makethebrainhappy wrote:

Hey you own two stickied forums now Congrats!
Thank you, thank you. It's really not that hard. Congrats on co-owning one (bit late but yeah)! I really just like making guides.

Last edited by Hamish752 (July 21, 2015 00:10:07)


makethebrainhappy
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Getting the most out of the project ideas forum

Hamish752 wrote:

makethebrainhappy wrote:

Hey you own two stickied forums now Congrats!
Thank you, thank you. It's really not that hard. Congrats on co-owning one (bit late but yeah)! I really just like making guides.

I think I'm going to make a couple myself
Hamish752
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Getting the most out of the project ideas forum

makethebrainhappy wrote:

Hamish752 wrote:

makethebrainhappy wrote:

Hey you own two stickied forums now Congrats!
Thank you, thank you. It's really not that hard. Congrats on co-owning one (bit late but yeah)! I really just like making guides.

I think I'm going to make a couple myself
Good idea . Although, just a suggestion, try making guides for forums which don't have ITopics, if you want to be stickied. Also, look at the old forums for inspiration.

makethebrainhappy
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1000+ posts

Getting the most out of the project ideas forum

Hamish752
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1000+ posts

Getting the most out of the project ideas forum

makethebrainhappy wrote:

Here's a suggestion, you should have a link to ErnieParkes idea Shop
Oh yeah… thanks!

makethebrainhappy
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Getting the most out of the project ideas forum

Hamish752 wrote:

makethebrainhappy wrote:

Here's a suggestion, you should have a link to ErnieParkes idea Shop
Oh yeah… thanks!

It's been there for a long time
Hamish752
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Getting the most out of the project ideas forum

makethebrainhappy wrote:

Hamish752 wrote:

makethebrainhappy wrote:

Here's a suggestion, you should have a link to ErnieParkes idea Shop
Oh yeah… thanks!

It's been there for a long time
A very long time. But it's inactive at the moment.

makethebrainhappy
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Getting the most out of the project ideas forum

Hamish752 wrote:

makethebrainhappy wrote:

Hamish752 wrote:

makethebrainhappy wrote:

Here's a suggestion, you should have a link to ErnieParkes idea Shop
Oh yeah… thanks!

It's been there for a long time
A very long time. But it's inactive at the moment.

Actually I work there
Hamish752
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Getting the most out of the project ideas forum

makethebrainhappy wrote:

Hamish752 wrote:

makethebrainhappy wrote:

Hamish752 wrote:

makethebrainhappy wrote:

Here's a suggestion, you should have a link to ErnieParkes idea Shop
Oh yeah… thanks!

It's been there for a long time
A very long time. But it's inactive at the moment.

Actually I work there
Oh really? Does that mean you can answer my application?

rollercoasterfan
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Getting the most out of the project ideas forum

Uggh, you already have a sticky here xD














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Hamish752
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1000+ posts

Getting the most out of the project ideas forum

rollercoasterfan wrote:

Uggh, you already have a sticky here xD
Oh yeah . Sorry about that….

Hamish752
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1000+ posts

Getting the most out of the project ideas forum

Bump!
Oh wait… it's stickied

Saint_Aidan
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Getting the most out of the project ideas forum

One thing you should add on to the post is if you still can't find ideas, then try asking at the idea shop. Fill out their form and they're sure give you some good ideas based on what you've told them. The providers of the ideas even have to go through a test first to make sure they're good at ideas.

Just wanted to mention them, they're really helpful

EDIT: Oops, you already had that. Sorry to waste time, etc.

Last edited by Saint_Aidan (July 30, 2015 08:13:39)


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