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edwar368 (Guild Admin) 4/20/2007 12:41 PM EST : RE: Note to Spotlight Guilds
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Same, though I have a conspiracy theory that anyone using Things like RPGO to provide Roster and Bank data, instead of the Guildportal ones, would be unlikely to achieve spotlight status as we are not using the "provided" modules.

I would love to be proved wrong on this.  Really Guildportal should be showing off sites that can demonstrate the GuildPortal is flexible enought to include others content.

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538611669_Inactive (New Admin) 4/22/2007 8:56 AM EST : RE: Note to Spotlight Guilds
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Well, I use RPGO for our "Stats" page for guidie key and profession info.
I use for our Loot History.

If GP would provide some itemlinkage to wowhead (I know they won't use Allakhazam), then some of this wouldn't be necessary.

Bullarky (New Admin) 7/9/2007 3:15 AM EST : RE: Note to Spotlight Guilds
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Anyone know for a fact that it is taking 3/6 months for review process?  Also, are you notified one way or another that a decision has been made?


Daruis1 (New Admin) 8/13/2007 5:26 AM EST : RE: Note to Spotlight Guilds
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Alas, I have come to the following conclusion:

In order to become a Spotlight Guild one must use services of the Guild Portal founders.

How did I get to this conclusion?

 - I have been a 'Paid' member of this guildportal for over one year
 - My website is kickass (see for yourself) and has a large membership
 - I inquired about the services of some of the sponsors and it was during this time that I received a response for the Guild Spotlight to describe my site to them in detail as well as the theory behind it. Then, I decided not to go with their sponsor services and I feel as if I have been blacklisted - no responses yet again from them.

Therefore, I say screw the Spotlight Guild icon! We all know that there are some guilds listed that have been inactive for years and yet still have the image posted. 

We will give ourselves enough props for the hardwork we put in and we can all recognize each other!

We will be known as Hotlight Guilds! 

Brakkish Hammerfist (Guild Admin) 8/13/2007 7:34 AM EST : RE: Note to Spotlight Guilds
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Posts: 173
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Well, there's nothing stopping you from copy/pasting the image into your own site.  Regardless of a review. 

Better yet make your own, have it say something like "PC magazine ~ Guild of the Year."  Who ever substantiates crap like this anyhow.

You see adverts all the time making claims like:

"Best pizza in town"
"Most bang for your buck"
 "Fastest car wash in the city"
"Best burger in town"

And my favorite (this applies to all sorts of things)  "Voted best bar in town!!"
"Voted best restaraunt in the city!"
"Voted game of the year!!"

These voting things are nice, but ask yourself... WHO voted, Joe Schmo??  Your grandmother? Neighbors dog?

Ask yourself if who you are being judged by holds merit and value, that's the key.

But if you like pirates, I suggest putting this one on your site:
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Nephilim Firefly (New Admin) 8/13/2007 1:50 PM EST : RE: Note to Spotlight Guilds
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Posts: 331
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I vote for the Pirate!  Lolz

Bolitash (Guild Admin) 2/12/2008 3:57 AM EST : RE: Note to Spotlight Guilds
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Brakkish Hammerfist said:

But if you like pirates, I suggest putting this one on your site:


I'm only back to this thread, as I still see sites being added.. the last one I saw wasn't even a sponsored site
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Gundrik Rikbolgisson (New Admin) 3/14/2008 5:27 PM EST : RE: Note to Spotlight Guilds
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Thanks for the spotlight GP!  We appreciate your support!

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electraoutlaw (Guild Admin) 6/9/2008 4:02 PM EST : RE: Note to Spotlight Guilds
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     Asking about the Spotlight Guild award borders on whining and begging.  It's easy to see that being a "Spotlight Guild" really isn't important and many awesome guilds survive just fine without it.  So, I'm sorry to beat a dead horse, but it's really been bugging me lately.

     I know that Aaron and the other devs here are very busy, and I know they've posted about this before.  But I think that if you're going to offer a feature or service to your customers, it would be nice to follow through with it.

Out of curiosity, I looked over the 95 or so Spotlight guilds and most of them are impressive websites with seemingly great groups.  Here's what else I found. 

  • 5 guilds have openly stated on their home page that they have disbanded
  • 2 guilds have stated that rather than disbanding, they are dissolving and merging with someone else's guild
  • 13 guilds are non subscribers
  • 11 guilds have not posted any news items this year, with their last articles dating anywhere from 12-05-07 to 4-21-06
  • 5 guilds are using the same theme
  • 10 guilds have minimal site customization, baring a banner image or page tab images.
  • 1 guild is featured twice

     I'm not saying any of this to criticize the guilds who currently have the spotlight.  Surely there is nothing wrong with using the same theme as others, or for merging with other guilds, or for not doing tons of site customization.
     However, I do believe that there are plenty of good guilds out there who are more than worthy of being awarded the Spotlight and who can advertise Guild Portal's capabilities much better than a guild that is disbanded or who is not paying for GP's services.
     Basically, I just want to remind the good folks at GP that you have loyal, enthusiastic customers who are wishing to be recognized with this shiny little trinket award.

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chefricochet (Guild Admin) 6/27/2008 2:10 AM EST : RE: Note to Spotlight Guilds
Posts: 209
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So, whats the deal with this? I realize you have quite a few guilds to preview, but, this a six month subscription! (lol)
All of the members are very anxious to see us listed! And they would be honored to be one of the very few DDO guilds in your premier category!

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