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Tip.It Times - Growth and Picture Caption Contest II - 14 September 2014


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Time for a new release of the: >>>Tip.It Times!<<<






Remember, YOU can write an article for the Tip.It Times! You can apply to write full time, or just submit a "one-off" guest article any time you want! Our editors will work with you to ensure that your article is ready for publication. All guest articles can be submitted to @Arceus or any other Editorial Panel member. For more information, including details on how to apply full time, read this forum thread: http://forum.tip.it/topic/209138-how-to-write-for-the-tipit-times/


I'd like to remind people of the rules pertaining to Times threads:


[hide=Read these rules before posting in this thread]

Rampant flame wars have taken control of virtually every week's times discussion topics. The following guidelines must be followed when posting on this topic. Posts that ignore these guidelines will be removed.


1. You are invited and welcome to express like or dislike on articles and a particular author's writing style. It is not acceptable, however, to flame or personally insult an author. Posts that aren't anything but an attack will be removed from the topic.


2. Spelling and grammar errors can be reported to tripsis by PMing her and they will be fixed promptly. It is not necessary to post them on the discussion topic.


3. Off topic posts that do not discuss the content of that week's articles will be removed. This is not the place to discuss the direction of the times, how much you love or hate the times, etc. Off topic posts will be removed.


By keeping within these guidelines, Times discussion topics will mean more for the Panel and Administration than just a place for flame wars. Flame wars do not provide any useful feedback to the Times, which is mainly what we're aiming for with these topics: feedback.


This policy is effective as of now, November 17, 2010. Any posts prior to the creation of this policy may or may not be removed according to the new guidelines.



[hide=Submitting Crossword Puzzles]If you want to submit your own crossword puzzle, it's quite simple.


Simply provide a word list (about 10-20 words) with their corresponding clues. Then, message @Arceus with the word list and it will eventually be published in the Tip.it Times![/hide]


[hide=Picture Caption Contest]See the Times article for more details on how you can win a free bond in our contest!  Please be aware of the following rules:


1) All Tip.It and Jagex rules apply

2) Captions can be submitted either by posting on the thread or through Google forms linked within the article.

3) In the event of duplicate or very similar entries, the earliest such entry will be considered and others discarded.

4) Depending on the quality/quantity of entries, the Editorial Panel Staff may elect to put up a few choices for a public poll.  The Editorial Panel reserves the right to discount votes or disqualify participants on suspicion of gaming votes.  Only one vote per person is allowed.

5) Catch-all: the Editorial Panel wishes to provide a friendly and fair contest to the community, and reserve the right to take appropriate measures if necessary.


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The amount of replies to this thread seems to suggest I may have overestimated the want/need for more attractive mid and lower level content to ensnare new players...



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I think it's more of a declining playerbase. I also enjoy nearly all the articles but I read them for the enjoyment of reading and don't usually want to discuss them

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[2:21:46 PM] Baldvin | Leik: these comp reqs are so bad

[2:22:36 PM] Arceus Dark: Time to get...req'd?

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Well, the people most likely to comment on that would be the new players that such content would attract... but they aren't here yet, so...


I definitely agree that the game needs something to pull in new players; right now everyone is high level and it takes such a massive time investment to get there, that of course anyone newly interested in the game is going to be intimidated and turned off.


It's almost like the learning curve is a brick wall, only even if you learn quickly and utilize outside resources, you're still stuck investing massive amounts of time into the game to catch up to where everyone else already is before you can have fun.

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Obtained quest cape and base 92 before obtaining any 99s! Currently finishing out my 99s with the (long-distant) goal of comp cape.


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