Okay, first off, that শিরোনাম is a lie.
Based on the way things are going with the new club update feature so far, I thought we could use some guidelines. These are not official, they are merely suggestions on how to decide on a new প্রতীকী অথবা banner as a team. Only large সংগঠন have the new suggestion options, so there are thousands of people there whose opinions count! (Not that smaller spots aren't valuable, আপনি guys rock just as hard.) The suggested steps for changing a club's look are the same up until Step 3 for both large সংগঠন with the new মতামত feature, and smaller ones with user-run মতামত for change.
It's important to remember that ফ্যানপপ is a community, and should do things as a group. Randomly starting a মতামত for a new icon, banner অথবা background is rude to other club members. Making প্রতীকী and banners takes time, and the first options (likely made দ্বারা the person who started the poll) are প্রদত্ত the unfair advantage of being there the longest. Early voters aren't likely to check back in every দিন 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 প্রদত্ত the same amount of consideration. (It'll also keep আপনি from getting yelled at.) Now, let's get to it, eh? Step 1: Ask the fans!
Make a মতামত to determine if the club even WANTS a new icon, banner অথবা background.
I usually leave this মতামত up for a week, unless the results are overwhelmingly in favor of one option অথবা another after a few days.
If the club ভোট no, try again in a few months. If the club ভোট yes, proceed to step 2.
Step 2: ফোরাম & Advertisements
Step 1: Ask if anyone wants a change.
Create a ফোরাম for suggestions from other users. link
is a সাম্প্রতিক example of a spot makeover that went smoothly, if you'd like to see how that goes.
I like to leave a suggestion ফোরাম open for a week অথবা two. If it's a small spot with just a few participants, just a week will probably do. Users can always ask for আরো time on submission ফোরাম I start. You'll need to include the dimensions of the প্রতীকী and banner in your ফোরাম post. প্রতীকী are square and 100x100 pixels অথবা larger. Banners are 800x100 pixels, অথবা a size that scales down to that. (1600x200, 2400x300, etc.) This is important, because প্রতিমূর্তি that are not those dimensions will be stretched when uploaded to the spot, and that ain't pretty.
Step 2a: Create a ফোরাম for suggestions.
Step 2b: Be sure to include icon/banner dimensions and a submission deadline!
It's also a good idea to বিজ্ঞাপন the suggestions forum, in case someone missed the initial poll. The most effective ways to do that are লিঙ্ক and polls, but adding a দেওয়াল post too wouldn't hurt. লিঙ্ক are probably the best way, because adding লিঙ্ক to a club bumps it to the front of the mosaics on user profiles. This lets users know that something is going on in a club even if they've overlooked it in their updates, especially for inactive spots.
Step 2c: Advertise! Here's an example of advertising in a link.
Step 2c: Here's an example of advertising in a poll. This মতামত should end before the official icon/banner vote begins.
Step 3: Voting & Change
Step 2c: An advertisement on the club's wall, juuust in case.
Once everyone has দাখিল হয়েছে their creations, this is where it can get a little tricky...
If you're voting in sets, make a graphic with all the options paired together. Then আপনি can create your মতামত and link to the image in the comments, so users can see it all at once and pick the set they like most. I've found that this is the fastest and simplest way, as it only requires one মতামত and it's very unlikely that the club will end up with a mismatched set. (I'm not quite sure how to accomplish this with the new voting feature for large সংগঠন yet.)
If users didn't জমা করুন their graphics as sets (or if you're running the contest in a large spot with the special polls), I prefer to vote for the banner first. It's larger, it took আরো work, and it's easier for users modify their প্রতীকী to work with the new banner instead of vice versa. After the new banner is determined (a week should be enough time if it's a small club, ফ্যানপপ sets its own deadline for মতামত in large clubs), it's time to pick an icon. What I like to do for these is to pair each প্রতীকী contender with the winning banner in one graphic, so users can see what each প্রতীকী will look like with the new banner. Link to it in the মতামত of the প্রতীকী poll. This doesn't guarantee a matching set, but it helps reduce the Clash of the Graphics that often happens when the প্রতীকী and banner ভোট run simultaneously.
Unless the spot in need of a change doesn't have an প্রতীকী অথবা banner at all, আপনি should include the current ones in the polls.
The special মতামত for large সংগঠন are monitored দ্বারা fanpop, so আপনি don't need to do anything once those are over. If you're overseeing a change in a smaller spot without that options, a moderator will help আপনি with the change if আপনি ask nicely and provide লিঙ্ক to the suggestion ফোরাম and the winning polls. (link
is my go-to Mod.) Told আপনি the শিরোনাম was a lie.
As আপনি can see, there's a lot আরো to changing a club's look than just clicking a link and uploading an image. It takes a responsible user willing to put in the time and effort of organizing, advertising, making sure everyone is included and following the guidelines, and in the case of smaller spots, reporting the results to a moderator. If আপনি can't handle that, please leave the job of overseeing a spot change to someone who can. There's no shame in letting someone আরো experienced take the reins!