Event Guidelines [READ BEFORE SUBMITTING] Jul 3, 2015 14:13:43 GMT Pundip, Ishan, and 3 more like this
Post by Broughy1322 on Jul 3, 2015 14:13:43 GMT
To participate in events you much have followed to steps to become a Verified NoDo Member, and to host one you must have participated in an event beforehand. The below guidelines apply to those who are eligible to host events.
Starting An Event
1) To start with you should post your event thread in the "Events Submission" board where the moderators will look it over to ensure it is okay. If it isn't you will receive some requests on how to bring your event up to standard, and when it is it will be moved to the relevant platform specific board where members can sign up to participate. To expedite this process, follow these guidelines for your event.
2) When creating a new event thread, use the template,, put the platform and game in brackets as the first words in the title, then the event name followed by the date and time. The platforms are PS4, XB1 and PC. Any events that seem effortless, or deviate too much from the template will NOT be approved and discarded e.g. [PS4] [GT: Sport] Event Name - 1st April, 6:00 p.m.
3) Use the calendar. Click the link at the top or click here. Look for any available dates, talk to your participants and check other events' times so you don't clash.
4) Use only UTC time. There is a permanent UTC clock displayed in the top left of this forum and it is used so participants from other countries don't get confused about when events are starting. See below for more details on times.
5) Notify your participants using User Links or tags to remind them they have been added to the event. Edit your first post to write a list of all the participants in it.
6) If your event takes place across multiple days, such as a championship, put the dates and times of each race in the original post.
7) When you are ready for moderators to review your event, please place [RFR] in the title of the thread, and it will be approved, or you will receive a PM with changes that need to be made. Your event will not be looked at until [RFR] is in the title.
Postponing, Cancelling and Changing Dates
1) If your event has been postponed or cancelled or you have changed the date then you must let your participants know with a post in the thread. Tag them or send them a message if necessary so they know.
2) Let the staff know so they can remove or change the date from the calendar and move it out of the Events board if it is cancelled.
3) Events that consistently get postponed without any sign of getting off the ground, will be removed from the Events board and therefore considered cancelled.
Ending An Event
1) When your event is complete you must edit the first post of the thread and change the title of it to include “COMPLETED” in the first part. e.g. COMPLETED [PS4] [GT: Sport] Event Name
2) Write a post saying that the event has been completed. e.g. “Thanks to everyone for coming and congratulations to the winner.” At the end of this post tag a moderator or send them a private message and remind them to move the thread to the Completed Events board.
3) Any event thread that hasn't been posted in for over 1 week and doesn't show any activity will be placed in the Completed Events board and assumed to be abandoned.
General Event Guidelines
1) Don't make your event too long.
"Championships" sound cool but they're also most likely to never be finished. A maximum length of five rounds for a championship style event (if one round per week), or one month if more than five rounds (ie. two races/days per week), is the recommended amount for most events to ensure all participants can commit to the entire event length.
2) There's nothing wrong with one day events.
A single event featuring multiple shorter races or even one long race on a single day at a set time are very popular as it requires little commitment from participants and set up from the host.
3) If you're new to hosting events, you'll be limited to a one-off event to start off with.
You'll see there's a whole lot more to it than just typing up a thread and wait. Championship style events (unless in the form of a single day playlist) will NOT pass submission if you're new to hosting. After you've hosted 2 successful one-off events, this restriction will be lifted.
4) As host you are responsible for the smooth running of your event and to deal with any disputes that arise from it. Moderators should only be involved if something gets out of hand. Also remember to keep participants informed of what's going on by posting updates in the thread regularly, and tagging them if necessary.
5) It's your responsibility to make sure all your participants are eligible to participate prior to signing them up for your event.
If they aren't verified NoDo members, and should you decide to sign them up to your event regardless, the responsibility for any issues that may come as a result of their participation will be on you as event host. In a way just like allowing banned members into your event.
6) By default standard NoDo racing rules as seen here will apply for all events and all participants will be expecting that. You are welcome to go against these in your event but it must be made clear in the first post before signups begin (ie. all contact allowed, high end tyres only, Elegy/Jester RC banned, crossovers, etc).
7) You may only host one event at a time. If you post two or more events, only your first will be taken in to consideration and the second event will not be touched until the first event is complete. Seasoned hosts may be allowed to have simultaneous events based on the past success of their previous events.
UTC is the most common time standard used across the world. In order to avoid the confusion of changing the clocks at different times of the year it remains constant throughout. The time in UTC (0) is displayed in the top left of every page on this forum and below is a list of common UTC offsets. Just look at the UTC time in the top left and either add to or subtract from it depending on where you live in the world to work out the time for you (although be mindful of daylight savings time for wherever you are) - Just hitting "x pm" into Google will convert it to your local time as well.
UTC-8: Los Angeles, Vancouver, Tijuana
UTC-7: Phoenix, Calgary, Ciudad Juárez
UTC-6: Chicago, Guatemala City, Mexico City, San José, San Salvador, Winnipeg
UTC-5: New York, Lima, Toronto
UTC-3: Buenos Aires, São Paulo
UTC: London, Dublin, Lisbon
UTC+1: Paris, Rome, Berlin, Brussels, Lagos, Madrid, Tunis, Vienna, Warsaw
UTC+2: Athens, Cairo, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Bucharest
UTC+3: Moscow, Nairobi,
UTC+7: Bangkok, Hanoi
UTC+8: Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Perth
UTC+9: Seoul, Tokyo
Good luck with your event!