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Derek
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Hi All

Over the past number of updates there have been some errors in packs which have led to mistakes being made or old logos being added which I've discussed with some of you in the forum and personal messages. We have discussed this which has led to an agreement that there is a need for clear guidelines to help address these issues.

So with that in mind I felt it was best option was to open up a discussion thread here to allow researchers and members to help decide these guidelines that we will use going forward. 

I also felt it best to explain how I work each month to create the packs which is outlined below for your review. I always place a post in the Logo Update Thread to inform everyone when the updates have started and that is used a starting point for me when I'm collecting the following months logos.

Monthly Updates Schedule

  • Collect each logo from the Logo Update Thread, individual logo style threads and personal messages. Typically 1,000-3,000 per month.
  • Each post is reviewed incase a logo has been flagged by a member or researcher but inevitably something will be missed.
  • Start improving logos and at this point inform everyone the updates have begun.
  • I then begin to create each of the 10 monthly packs.
  • Release each pack here on FMG and then on Sortitoutsi.
  • Facebook, Instagram and Twitter schedules are then set up for the coming month (Please like, follow and share 🙌)

This entire process, depending on logo quantities, takes me approximately 3-4 days from start to finish each month. Due to working on logos, kits and facepacks it means it's near impossible at this stage for me to verify logos and I rely on everyone to help out when possible.

So with that in mind I'd like to open the discussion and will just add a few of my own points.

  • Going forward all logos and packs must be posted in the Logo Update Thread only. PM's are always welcome anytime but not for logo updates or requests please. This will allow everyone to check and verify logos while helping forum activity.
  • Order for posting logos should be team/comp name and ID followed by the logo. Then repeat for each logo, as this helps avoid ID mistakes for posts that contain many logos.
  • If I miss a logo or make a mistake, which happens, please bare with me and simply repost if possible. Feel free to let me know if I've f**cked up! 👀

I'm really keen to express my gratitude to everyone who takes the time out of their personal lives to research the packs and help create so many styles for the FM community to enjoy. It's also important to me that this discussion or the resulting guidelines do not discourage anyone from posting logos on FMG, as this is not a witch-hunt but merely an open discussion to improve packs going forward. 

Thanks everyone.

@AndreaSSL1900 @cameosis @spankz @Markitos @rioplworks @kristo @heva. @minky79 @ateesz @douyilmaz @Moondog777 @Manojl76 @NassFas 

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i appreciate this. as a normal user, however, i believe that it is absolutely critical to make people understand how much work and time is involved on your part to keep the updates and the site rolling.

it's one thing to do research and collect/upload logos, another one to put everything together, convert it and run it through templates, then upload and bla bla bla, you get the point.

a little effort and scrutiny in the early update stages goes a long way and will benefit everyone who plays the game.

to paraphrase a saying common among doctors: it's better to prevent than to correct (heal).

i'll add more suggestions for the individual research and quality control guidelines when i have free time to write it up.

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Feel free to comment guys and make your own suggestions on how to improve things.

I'm more open to anything, apart from my process which works well for me presently.

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@AndreaSSL1900 @Derek Don't put or add new logos when a team change her name or a new team appears for another, you have to wait for the new FM to come out or send me a PM and I see if  change the ID in the DB.
Why? Because we change logos that may not have to be changed and the pack looks bad.

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14 minutes ago, Markitos said:

@AndreaSSL1900 @Derek Don't put or add new logos when a team change her name or a new team appears for another, you have to wait for the new FM to come out or send me a PM and I see if  change the ID in the DB.
Why? Because we change logos that may not have to be changed and the pack looks bad.

That's no problem on my end mate but let's avoid PM's please and keep everything in the thread for transparency. So yes I agree.

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