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Hello, members!We moderators have decided it would be a great oppurtunity for everyone on this forum to work together on a big, open-source web-based project. Due to the fact that this project will be done by the members, everything will be decided democratically. If you still have questions, which you should, thouroughly read the posts below. A linked table of contents is part of this post, so you can skip around if you want--just read it thouroughly. Any questions raised that can be answered by this topic will be met with a stoically posted "Click this link, and try reading next time."With all of that said and done, we will now commence the project! Remember to read everything...and enjoy it!~W3S Forum StaffTable of Contents: (click on arrow to open in same page and link to open in new)

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Post #1: Hierarchal Overview--------------------------------------------Who will be running this thing?This project will enlist 3 managers for each group of coding. The managers will be nominated and elected after the project details have also be voted on. This voting will take place soon. These managers will priside over a group of people who will be coding each specific part of the project. There will also be one manager (elected by you, but a bit later) who will collect the bug list from his (smaller) team. What teams and how big will they be?The types of teams will be decided after we decide what type of project we will be doing. They might be broken up into something like PHP, Javascript, CSS/XHTML or ASP, VB, CSS/XHTML/Javascript. They will be about 10-15 people each, but it really depends on how many people will be willing to join the project.Can I be manager?Get someone to nominate you and we'll put you on the ballot.Please can I be manager?No. If you beg, we don't put you on the ballot. No questions asked.Can I nominate/vote for myself?NO! We can't stop you from voting for yourself, but you can't nominate yourself. What's stopping me from regestering 30 new accounts and voting for myself?Us. All new IP's shall be checked and compared to all other accounts. If we find a match...let's just say you'll be pretty bored on the computer for a week.

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Post #2: Deadlines-----------------------------How much time do we have to code?About 3 weeks.When will this time start?After all of the preperations, voting, and decisions are made.What about the rest of the deadlines?Read above.What happens if we don't meet a deadline?We'll extend the deadline by 1 or 2 days, but if it's still not done after that, then we'll have to cut features out of your part of the project (javascript,xhtml,php, etc.)You know what? I think the deadline should be...We don't care. :)

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Post #3: Your Ideas------------------------------Well, I think we should...Good. PM it to me. Don't waste a topic on the forum on it. I'll respond to your PM and tell you what I think. What happens if you like my idea?Then I'll alert the team managers to tell their teams about the ideas and how to implement them into the application.Do I get credit?When you submit your idea, you forfeit your credit---the only credit you'll get is if you are working with one of the teams.Do I have to tell you how to implement the idea or give code for it?Yes. Maybe not the code, but if you tell us you want some amazing feature, you'll have to tell us how to make it. This application is not imaginary :)

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Post #4: Contact Questions------------------------------------------How do I get together with my team and discuss?There will IRC channels set up for this project where discussions can take place.How do I get to these channels?You can use an inbuilt chat client like Chatzilla, a program client like mIRC, or a web-based java client, like pjIRC. The last one will be provided.Can I be a moderator on the channels?No. Not unless you're a manager or a moderator on the forums.How do I contact the managers?Through the chat channel or through an instant messenger or email. Of course PM is always open too! Does the manager HAVE to give his contact details out?No! Of course not! If you like your privacy, then you just have to say so. PM and the chat channels should be enough to contact you.How do I contact YOU, Choco?PM me, email me @ chocolate570@gmail.com, chat with me at uglierfruit@hotmail.com on MSN, talk to me on google talk. And of course post on the forum!

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Post #5: Miscellaneous Questions-----------------------------------------------------What project will we be working on?Everyone will vote on it.Can I submit an idea?Yes, please do! :)When do we start voting?That will be decided soon. Most probably when we think everyone is ready to start, and we have enough people.Can I get a friend to help?Sure, but he/she has to sign up on the forum to do so.Where do we post our thoughts?There is another topic in the forum for discussion, that's why this is closed.When do we start?Soon!

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