Post by Deltatude on Jan 11, 2018 15:31:08 GMT -8
New Year Announcement
We’ve recently had a change in staff (due to members’ concerns) and would love to make an official announcement to that. We decided (majority of staff and Dawne herself) that the best route for the SUKC was a bit of shuffling of members and staff, and we think we’ve found something to fit the needs of our ever growing community and hope that this arrangement works well for everyone. Suggestions are always welcome and any concerns you have with the new system can be addressed promptly. Every staff member’s PMs (on forum or Discord) are always open should you need to discuss anything.
New Year’s Raffle
To start the new year on a high note, we decided to host a raffle. Many talented creators have volunteered to enter their imports, breeding tickets but also CC - such as poses, markings, etc. Time to place your tickets, everybody! The raffle starts on 12th Jan. 2018.
As it was already mentioned in the Christmas Announcement, our forum has undergone a small revamping. The new layout is here to stay, however, as the seasons change, so will the color scheme. Still, there will be one basic SUKC greens layout available at all times, as will be the old Basic and Love Struck layouts. Therefore all members have a choice, you can either keep the old look or try something new.
Profile picture - 150 x 150 pixels
Profile cover banner - 1920 x 400 pixels
Biographies - you can now write a little something about yourself, your kennel, your hobbies, or whatever you would like to share with the community
Pop-up chat (shoutbox) - shoutbox no longer has a fixed position on the bottom of the forum, you can now view messages no matter which part of the forum you are browsing
Pictures’ size - max. size for pictures has been raised to 1000px in width
Four Rings Are Here to Stay
We have decided to bring back the old SUKC tradition of having 4 rings in conformation shows. Rings A+B are for handler-members, whereas rings C+D will be for judge-handlers. A+C are edited, B+D are non-edited. This gives everyone a better shot at placing in shows and it speeds up the titling process, also it eliminates the bias between completely edited pictures, partially edited pictures and completely unedited pictures.
Randomized Group Shows
Due to popular demand, Sparrow as well as the rest of the staff have decided to bring back the group randoms and lower the amount of all breeds yet will keep them to make sure people have shows to enter when group randoms or shows aren’t being hosted due to judges and staff being busy with RL things or other things outside of the simming world. The group randoms will be held when the judge can host them so they may not be hosted all the time, only when the judge of the group can host them.
A new website for SUKC was created. Huge thanks goes to Desiree’ and China, who both have worked on it day and night, to make the forum fully functioning once again. On the website you will be able to find all the stuff as usual, Registration section with forms and the registry, Breed Standards section, but moreover, we have added a little something to enhance your experience as a visitor.
SUKC Treasure Chest
Every month a new piece of CC will appear in this little treasure chest. It will be available to all members, however only for a limited period of time (the given month). Make sure to keep your eyes open!
Monthly Dog Spotlights
Another point on our list of newly re-added things is the United Reporter section, that’s being renewed. At the end of each month a BIS Winner of the Month Spotlight will be chosen (randomized out of all the BIS (HIT) placements achieved that month) and featured under the Awards button, which can be found on top of the forum page (only available in the new layout) and in the United Reporter section. Furthermore, one more dog will be chosen at random from all the actively competing kennels. Both kennels will be interviewed, so there will be plenty of interesting articles to read.
CGC - Canine Good Citizen Comeback
For those of you who weren’t around when the CGC was active briefly, it is a test to challenge a dogs soundess to everyday experiences. It’s another title that can be added to the end of a dog's show name and it’s random so any dog can earn the title! There are 10 tasks to choose from, in which you would only need to take pictures of the dog participating in the two tasks you choose. The entry list is then randomized, having two dogs from each class place and earn their CGC title. It really is that simple to earn this title!
Dogs are getting into the industry! We opened a Howllywood section, where you can post any funny pictures or any pictures from your game that you like, and your dogs might just become the next big star! Meaning, that ads will be created from the provided pics once in a while, which will then be featured on the SUKC Website.
New events coordinator China and a few other judges thought it would be a great idea to bring in a new event called Howlympics. Dawne originally thought up the plan but she was too busy to ever put it into effect. This event will host 3 seperate sports for which you will gain points/ qualifying scores in each. That’s right! For each placement, you’ll earn points or qualifying scores in 3 seperate sports! Each show will be themed and China will try to get out themed arenas for each show so you won’t have to worry about spending time building. Every show is traditionally judged and new photos will need to be taken for every show. The sports hosted will rotate with each show and give everyone an opportunity to participate in whichever sports they choose!
Unfortunately both our conformation and sporting champion lists got deleted, therefore new ones had to be created. Most of the dogs which we could have remembered have already been added, however there might still be some missing. That is why we ask you to check the new list (use ctrl+f to search through it) if your dogs are missing, or any dogs that you are sure were titled. If yes, please fill out the new title recording form. In case the show records are no longer available, please contact Kara. Thank you very much in advance for your help!