I have had this Idea running around in my mind for sometime now, and well never thought it would really work here at gaming forums. I have decided to give it a go and see how it works ok.
Making a gang requires a good leader. Born leaders will have no problems at all setting one up, and already know many things i am about to post.Being a gang leader requires much activity. You need to do a lot of things for your gang. Here are some advices on the leading
# Start your gang if possible with another friend; two brains can make more than one # If you have been in a gang before, then that experience can be come in very handy # Remember that the Leader is the example for it's members # Stay active, and especially don't give up; it takes time to gain your first members And some rules which the Leader should really use:
# Don't spam, there’s the edit button (well this is in the spam forum right?) # Don't flame people, if they dis you, you ignore them, and contact a moderator (this isn't in the melee). # Keep your members under control, they should follow these rules too # Direct your members to the forum rules too, this is very important # Bad members who violate rules should not be kept in your gang. Next comes to think of a good concept. Your gang must be attractive to members. # Make sure the gang name makes sense # Make the gang name attractive, as well as the concept
Then start setting the gang up. There is a lot of work that needs to be done, and i mean a lot. The beginning is the hardest part, but you must remember that hard work always pays off.
# Make a concept, and use the concept in everything that has to do with your gang. Like positions, signatures, etc. # The positions list must have positions fitting in the concept # Edit your list for updates, don't make a new one each time # Make sure the list looks easy to the eyes; don't make it too confusing, use white lines # Number your positions list, and use divisions; this will also create more high positions
Then start making avatars and signatures. This will not only attract more members who wish to wear that sig and avatar, but you will also get noticed and recognized, if several people wear the same sig. if you are bad at making sigs and avatars, do a request in the Request forum, there’s a topic for that. Or just visit the Graphics Forums. Make clear how you want them to look like.
# Make them look proffesional, and keep the signatures and avatars to the limitation size # Use different signatures and avatars for different positions # Let all your members with positions and positions have their own name and position on their signatures
Once recruiting, you need to have requirements. Off course, this will affect your recruiting, but it is needed. This way you will get good members.
# Have a personal word with your recruits; for example speak to them on AIM or MSN. # Watch their grammar, punctation, etc, and off course words usage; this indicate the members personality; bad members shout and swear constantly # Check your recruits' profile; check how long they have been on the forum, post count etc. If these two are high, they most of the time are experienced, and good members # Check if they have warnings/bad karma; if they have some, they have done something wrong, violating the rules. Ask how they have gotten it. # Teach your members the rules, make sure they will be active, too
Once you have recruited members, keep them satisfied, and some jobs to do. Else they will feel like leaving because nothing is happenening in their gang. It will also help if you talk to your members daily, or every few days.
Example of Rules you can have for you gang:
1) No spamming 2) No flaming 3) Respect your family and your fellow forum members. 4) Arguments between other members are to be settled in private. 5) All members are entitled to wear a custom AMF signature and avatar with your name on it. 6) Certain rules may be changed slightly due to special circumstances with permission from the Don.
If you do not meet our requirements yet, then you will be put on probation. This means you are accepted by our gang, but you are not an official member, yet. You will become one as soon as you have fulfilled the requirements. Meanwhile, we will keep your preferred position reserved.
Note: The above was written out for gangs on another site. The name for the site will not be used, and if you know a site that uses this do not post the address. This has been used on many forums, and as I did come up with an idea simular to this, I did a search and found my idea was not original, and this was already written in perfect detail (edited by me to fit the gaming forums).
This is an idea I wish to try here on the forums. It seems fun, and will be something to do in those times when there is nothing it seems.
If you wish to take part in this and create a gang/family post a reply in here. Before a family can be created, you must have atleast 5 people in that gang or family. (this will rule out all the one member gangs/families).
Once you have it setup, you can use these spam forums to post details and recruit for your gang. Once you have the members and it's official I will make a 'Gang' list and sticky it, showing all the gangs and it's members.
Lets see how it turns out.
Remember: This is for fun. Do not bring this into the melee for gang wars. Once a gang war is to take place it will happen here in the spam forum. No offensive language will be used. Outsmart your enemy and make them sound stupid etc..Have fun!
17th June 2002
You want to... promote... gangs... errrm... bye!
Mr. MattYou want to... promote... gangs... errrm... bye!
/me adds Mr. Matt to the hit list
17th June 2002
Bah, what's one more? None of the others have got me. Yet. Those stupid bounty hunters always fall for the dress trick.
Mr. MattBah, what's one more? None of the others have got me. Yet. Those stupid bounty hunters always fall for the dress trick.
Join a family/gang and you will be protected. Or you can pay a family to protect you. see....
17th June 2002
2nd April 2003
I'm making a CorT gang. it's for me and all the voices in my head. noone else can join.
i'm the best already.
12th March 2004
speak for yourself
or to yourself
Thinking about it.