Hosting a Challenge For All Stars
Challenge For All Stars is a Challenge for EVERYONE
(Volunteer for just ONE Challenge OR even more, the Choice is YOURS)
ANYONE on SingSnap can Host a Challenge For All Stars
Give it a TRY, we are not asking for any commitments or long term obligations to continue hosting
Simply Loving Volunteers to help us fill in wherever there are openings
Variety is the Spice of Life
Here's All there is to it....
THIS Get's Posted FIRST (At 6:00PM EST or as close after as possible) (SingSnap Time is also EST)
(Copy and Paste the following)
Topic Title: Challenge For All Stars XXX (XXX = whichever challenge Number You are hosting)
(Please be careful with the Correct Name. Once it is posted, it can NOT be edited or changed. This is the name that folks look for.
Challenge For All Stars
(Name Recognition IS Important)
[B]Welcome To Challenge For All Stars...Where Everyone Who Sings Is A Star...[/B]
At the beginning of each challenge, the host will post a theme... You are asked to sing a song based on that theme... Plus there might be a Mini-Challenge and/or Duet Challenge..
[color=red][b]This is NOT a Contest.[/b][/color] It is simply a Challenge to sing a song based on a specific theme.
Depending on the wishes of the host, you might be asked to record a fresh track or perhaps post one from your archives...
Once you have recorded your song, just come and post the link on the board...
Requirement is that you [color=red]LISTEN TO AND POST A COMMENT ON AT LEAST * THREE * SONGS OF YOUR FELLOW POSTERS...[/color] [B]COMMENTS ARE ESSENTIAL[/B]... THIS IS WHAT TRULY DETERMINES A SUCCESSFUL CHALLENGE
The object of this challenge is to share songs and develop friendships.
JUST A REMINDER...Even though we are adults who sing and post on this board.. We do need to remember that we need to adhere to Sing Snap's Forum Rules... So please keep that in mind, especially when posting pictures...
Challenge for All Stars would like to clarify a few points regarding the Challenge, its Hosts, and the Themes posted by the Hosts. DUTIES OF THE HOST: The duties of the Host are to develop a Theme for the day's Challenge, to listen to and bookmark the songs posted to that day's Challenge, and to MODERATE the BOARD for anything that would go AGAINST the FORUM BOARD RULES as stated by SINGSNAP. The DUTIES OF THE HOST DO NOT include moderating any DISPUTES that may occur between adults who visit the challenge. We would hope that Challenge members remember that they are Adults and CONDUCT themselves as such. We back up our Hosts 100 percent as to the Themes they post to the board. We would also hope that visitors to our Challenge respect the hard work that our VOLUNTEER Hosts put in for this Challenge. THANK YOU....SING ON
You are now ready to Post Your THEME
(You should already have it prepared & ready to go)
YOUR THEME doesn't have to be anything fancy
Using images on Your THEME post, is entirely UP TO YOU
When YOU are the HOST, YOU decide what songs will qualify for posting on YOUR Challenge
YOU decide Each and Every Specific RULE
YOU decide if you wish to include any MINI-Challenges
YOU decide if pre-records will be allowed, or if you want only FRESH recordings specifically sang for YOUR Challenge
(Some Hosts will allow pre-records, as long as they haven't been used in a previous challenge)
YOU might want to allow additional songs to qualify, by having them meet a certain criteria based upon your actual THEME
EXAMPLE: Let's say that YOUR THEME has something to do with the BEACH
If you say "or use any letter in the following word B-E-A-C-H"
This GENERALLY means that a song title must BEGIN with one of those Letters
It DOESN'T Generally mean that any word WITHIN the song title can begin with one of those letters
If YOU want it different than what is GENERAL, Please specify this, otherwise it might cause confusion in OTHER challenges
When Choosing Your Theme & Rules, Consider whether or not a decent number of songs will indeed qualify
(otherwise, it might be very difficult for folks to find songs for your challenge)
Please specify how many listens & comments are required for each song being posted
GENERALLY with most hosts, it is 3 listens & comments for each song being posted
but this is YOUR Challenge, so YOU decide
The important thing is being clear in the very beginning, that this is indeed a requirement for participation
(otherwise, you might have unsuccessful Challenges in the future)
Nobody wants to participate in a challenge if they do not receive comments
It might be good to Specify how many actual entries are allowed, either for bookmarking and/or just for fun
It might be good to request that everyone Specify their specific Challenge Entry song to ensure it gets Bookmarked
It might be good to specify whether or not there will be any awards and/or results at the conclusion of the challenge
AFTER posting your theme
Please go back to the Previous Challenge For All Stars and post a link to the New Challenge
Declare the Previous Challenge OFFICIALLY Closed
Otherwise, folks will continue posting songs in the previous challenge and they will not know that the Next Challenge has begun.
This Challenge is Officially Closed
Tips & Helpful Ideas
(suggestions on things you MIGHT wish to say when you post YOUR Challenge)
If it is not obvious how your entry song fits the THEME, please tell us when posting your song
When posting your recordings, please post the song title along with your link
(This Greatly helps Carol when she does the updating of the Challenge Entries for us)
Look at PAST Challenges For All Stars for some Great ideas & different rules that have been used by previous hosts
Pick & Choose whichever particular rules YOU feel most comfortable with for YOUR Challenge
Click Here to see a list of past challenges
Every Past Challenge has a Link to the Sing Snap Forum where it was Originally Posted
Click Here for an Example of How to Determine exactly what was posted for the Theme
TEST Your BBC
HERE is a Message Board on SingSnap where you can TEST to SEE what YOUR Challenge will look like
I suggest after you are satisfied with the way it looks, Quickly EDIT it and DELETE EVERYTHING
Replace the Deleted text with >>> Finished Testing :-)
Remember, SingSnap gives you a limited amount of time before you are UN-able to Edit Your Post
Here is a Universal Challenge that ANYONE can post, when nobody bothered to volunteer and post a NEW Theme.
Q: Who is actually in charge of the Challenge For All Stars?
A: The host who is hosting on the day they are hosting. Challenge For All Stars is a Challenge for ANYONE & EVERYONE who wishes to participate in a FUN Challenge, meet new people, fellowship with old friends, & share their recordings with other like-minded people. In the beginning, (Over 200 challenges ago), Challenge For All Stars was born. Since that time, drama spoiled much of the fun (as it does in any Great Challenge on SingSnap) and Challenge For All Stars was virtually left to anyone who cared enough, at the time, to overcome trials and tribulations, and/or to anyone with a desire to see it flourish into the Greatest Challenge on SingSnap. Anyone can volunteer to host a challenge for us. The true success of this challenge, as in any challenge, is literally on a day to day basis, and it is technically in the hands of all the wonderful loving volunteers who work very hard to keep it from ever dieing out of existence. The only real challenge anywhere on SingSnap, (as in life itself) is the challenge to remain steadfast.
Q: What if I host a Challenge For All Stars & a New Challenge is not posted by the time mine ends?
A: No Problem. Your responsibilities as a Host, ends at 6:00PM and all will be well until a New Challenge eventually gets posted. There are plenty of members who are participating who will do all they can to deter any drama on the board. Everyone appreciates each & every one of our Volunteer Hosts. Simply let everyone know that you have other things to tend to and you need to leave, but never ever close your own challenge.
It is the responsibility of the Next Host to Officially Close the Previous Challenge.
Q: How do I create text with different colors when I post my challenge?
A: Use the following code before and after your text [color=red]Creates Red Text[/color] OR [color=blue]Creates Blue Text[/color]
Here is an Awesome Color Chart that you can use http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_colornames.asp
Q: What is a DUMPER?
A: A person who posts (dumps) one or more songs onto the board and never bothers to do their required listens & comments on others who are participating in the Challenge. They simply go from board to board, dumping their recordings, knowing that others will go listen to them and comment. In my opinion, a dumper is someone who "thinks" they are better than you, and "thinks" that you should go listen to how great they are, yet at the same time, "thinks" that everyone else isn't worth their time.
Q: What can or should I do if I know that someone is a Dumper?
A: Well, most folks already know who the True Dumpers are. ( TIME exposes them to us all ) MY suggestion would simply be......
It's YOUR Challenge, so YOU decide, but whatever you do, always avoid bringing drama onto the Challenge Board.
Too much Drama will only cause you to have unsuccessful challenges in the future & it usually affects the Challenge For All Stars
(or any challenge for that matter)
FAQ for Participation
(or anticipated questions)Q: What if I only want to share a song, but I don't have time to chit chat on the board?
A: As long as your song Qualifies for the Theme for that Day, and you do your required listens & comments, this is all that is required.
Q: What if I don't like the person who is hosting that day or I have had problems with another SingSnap member who frequents this challenge?
A: Again, As long as your song Qualifies for the Theme for that Day, and you do your required listens & comments, this is all that is required.
At least you are proving a song in the challenge, for your friends and/or admirers to listen and comment on.
As in life itself, everyone has certain folks whom they might consider a friend and/or an enemy. This doesn't stop us from all breathing the same air as it recycles the entire world. Example:You are driving down the road in your community and you happen upon an auto accident. You learn that a friend of yours was seriously injured and needs CPR (you have the skill). Another member of the community (whom you do not happen to like, nor do they have the skills needed to administer CPR properly), was also riding in the same vehicle, and wasn't injured in any way, and they already attempted CPR without any success. Your friend needs YOU inorder to survive. What are YOU going to do? I believe that you are going to assist your friend and give him or her CPR, regardless as to whoever else they are friends with, or have been associating with.
SingSnap is a community made up of people with multiple personalities & multiple communicational skills, therefore, some of us will be in harmony with one another, while others will clash. Often times we meet or have met one another in the same vehicle within the same community (One of the many Challenges on SingSnap). Inevitably we become friends with other members. Some folks have come or learned to depend on us/you for fellowship & friendship, simply dependant on sharing the listens and the kind comments. Listens & comments brings joy into all our lives. You are very much missed by them, if & when you up & completely disappear from the very challenge where they 1st met you. Challenge For All Stars has been around for a very long time, and many friendships have been born out of this particular challenge. To some or many, it has naturally become their First Love, and it might happen to be where they feel most comfortable spending most of their time, when participating in a challenge. As with any challenge, it might very well be the easiest place for them to decide on what songs or people they are going to go listen to, and then comment on.
I can not begin to tell you how many folks that I truly miss listening to, simply because they had some sort of falling out with another member, and decided for themselves, to start up their own challenge. It is those who completely leave, are the ones who cause the divisions within the community. Because some friends will follow, and some friends will get left behind.
Challenge For All Stars is not in competition with any other challenge on SingSnap. It is here because it is and will always remain....
Our First Love.
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