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[MotM] January

01 February 2016 - 08:49 AM

RuneScape Community brings you
Member of the Month


This competition is for the community to decide who they feel has been the best overall member over the past month. The best part of this competition is the community has a chance to choose who will be MotM, as compared to the older competition, where it was solely decided by staff members. To become member of the month, you must show a sense of dedication, and post well throughout the boards. You must also be nominated by a member.

Nomination process


In order to be eligible to nominate a person, you must be a member or above. This means, that you must have at least 50 posts. This is to ensure that no one attempts to cheat and register multiple accounts as junior members just to get their names on the list.

In order to be eligible for nomination, you must be a member. This excludes junior members and senior members*. This is for the purpose of a member gaining some recognition in the community for their successes in posting.
*Note: If a senior member was a member for at least 90% of the month (Take date they were promoted, divide by number of days in the month, multiply by 100 to find percent) in which the competition is for, they may be eligible for nomination.

To nominate a person all you have to do is PM Scott. You must label the PM as "Nomination for MotM". This will make it much easier for me to tally up nominations after I receive them all. You can nominate up to two (2) people, no more. You also may not nominate yourself**. If you do, your nomination will be void, and you will be disqualified from the competition. Also, you must not publicly display who you nominated. This is supposed to be a surprise for everyone who was nominated! Just simply PM me the name(s), and that should be all.
**Note: If you are caught asking others to vote for you, or you are bribing others to vote for you, etc., you will be disqualified from the competition. If you truly deserve the recognition from this competition, you will be nominated.

Voting Process


Following the nomination process, the staff will vote on the members nominated on who they believe is the best candidate for this award. After the voting process, the winner's name will be posted in the RuneScape Community News section of the community.

Best of luck to everyone! You can start sending me your nominations at this time. Posted Image

2016 Albums

05 January 2016 - 10:49 AM

It's time for this year's iteration of our annual thread.

Post all your anticipated albums and new releases here.

To start, some artists I'm looking forward to new music from in 2016:

Acceptance
All Get Out
blink-182
Brand New
Drake
Kanye West
The Starting Line
Thrice

[MotM] November

01 December 2015 - 10:28 AM

RuneScape Community brings you
Member of the Month


This competition is for the community to decide who they feel has been the best overall member over the past month. The best part of this competition is the community has a chance to choose who will be MotM, as compared to the older competition, where it was solely decided by staff members. To become member of the month, you must show a sense of dedication, and post well throughout the boards. You must also be nominated by a member.

Nomination process


In order to be eligible to nominate a person, you must be a member or above. This means, that you must have at least 50 posts. This is to ensure that no one attempts to cheat and register multiple accounts as junior members just to get their names on the list.

In order to be eligible for nomination, you must be a member. This excludes junior members and senior members*. This is for the purpose of a member gaining some recognition in the community for their successes in posting.
*Note: If a senior member was a member for at least 90% of the month (Take date they were promoted, divide by number of days in the month, multiply by 100 to find percent) in which the competition is for, they may be eligible for nomination.

To nominate a person all you have to do is PM Scott. You must label the PM as "Nomination for MotM". This will make it much easier for me to tally up nominations after I receive them all. You can nominate up to two (2) people, no more. You also may not nominate yourself**. If you do, your nomination will be void, and you will be disqualified from the competition. Also, you must not publicly display who you nominated. This is supposed to be a surprise for everyone who was nominated! Just simply PM me the name(s), and that should be all.
**Note: If you are caught asking others to vote for you, or you are bribing others to vote for you, etc., you will be disqualified from the competition. If you truly deserve the recognition from this competition, you will be nominated.

Voting Process


Following the nomination process, the staff will vote on the members nominated on who they believe is the best candidate for this award. After the voting process, the winner's name will be posted in the RuneScape Community News section of the community.

Best of luck to everyone! You can start sending me your nominations at this time. Posted Image

China one-child policy to end

29 October 2015 - 09:02 AM

(CNN) – China will allow two children for every couple, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported Thursday, a move that would effectively dismantle the remnants of the country's one-child policy that had been eased in recent years.

"To promote a balanced growth of population, China will continue to uphold the basic national policy of population control and improve its strategy on population development," Xinhua reported, citing a communique issued by the ruling Communist Party. "China will fully implement the policy of 'one couple, two children' in a proactive response to the issue of an aging population."

Xinhua said the proposal needs to be approved by China's top legislature before it can be enacted.

China, now a nation of more than 1.3 billion people, instituted a policy of one child per couple to control population growth in the 1970s.

When its propaganda didn't work, local officials resorted to abortions, heavy fines and forced sterilization.

The decision to end the restriction followed a four-day strategy meeting of senior Communist Party officials at a Beijing hotel, CNN's David McKenzie said.

He has said the move was foreshadowed by a change in the propaganda: While old advertisements depicted parents doting on one child, he said, a recent commercial showed a boy begrudgingly sharing a toy with his younger sister.

Relaxation of policy

China began relaxing the controversial policy in January 2014, allowing couples to have a second baby if the mother or father was an only child.

The move was hailed as a major liberalization of the three-decades-old restriction, but new figures released in January 2015 suggested that fewer people than expected were taking the plunge and expanding their family.

Nationwide, nearly 1 million couples eligible under the new rules had applied to have a second child, state media reported at the time. Health officials had said that the policy would lead to as many as 2 million new births when the policy change was first announced, and it was estimated that 11 million couples were eligible.

Aging population

China's government has said the country could become home to the most elderly population on the planet in just 15 years, with more than 400 million people over the age of 60.

Researchers say the graying population will burden health care and social services, and the world's second-largest economy will struggle to maintain its growth.

"China has already begun to feel an unfolding crisis in terms of its population change," Wang Feng, a professor at Fudan University and a leading demographic expert on China, told McKenzie earlier this year.

"History will look back to see the one-child policy as one of the most glaring policy mistakes that China has made in its modern history."

Wang said the one-child policy was ineffective and unnecessary, since China's fertility rates were already slowing by the 1980s.


http://www.cnn.com/2...e-child-policy/

[MotM] September

01 October 2015 - 07:34 AM

RuneScape Community brings you
Member of the Month


This competition is for the community to decide who they feel has been the best overall member over the past month. The best part of this competition is the community has a chance to choose who will be MotM, as compared to the older competition, where it was solely decided by staff members. To become member of the month, you must show a sense of dedication, and post well throughout the boards. You must also be nominated by a member.

Nomination process


In order to be eligible to nominate a person, you must be a member or above. This means, that you must have at least 50 posts. This is to ensure that no one attempts to cheat and register multiple accounts as junior members just to get their names on the list.

In order to be eligible for nomination, you must be a member. This excludes junior members and senior members*. This is for the purpose of a member gaining some recognition in the community for their successes in posting.
*Note: If a senior member was a member for at least 90% of the month (Take date they were promoted, divide by number of days in the month, multiply by 100 to find percent) in which the competition is for, they may be eligible for nomination.

To nominate a person all you have to do is PM Scott. You must label the PM as "Nomination for MotM". This will make it much easier for me to tally up nominations after I receive them all. You can nominate up to two (2) people, no more. You also may not nominate yourself**. If you do, your nomination will be void, and you will be disqualified from the competition. Also, you must not publicly display who you nominated. This is supposed to be a surprise for everyone who was nominated! Just simply PM me the name(s), and that should be all.
**Note: If you are caught asking others to vote for you, or you are bribing others to vote for you, etc., you will be disqualified from the competition. If you truly deserve the recognition from this competition, you will be nominated.

Voting Process


Following the nomination process, the staff will vote on the members nominated on who they believe is the best candidate for this award. After the voting process, the winner's name will be posted in the RuneScape Community News section of the community.

Best of luck to everyone! You can start sending me your nominations at this time. Posted Image

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