reQuest 2018

A new quest for a new year.

Let's celebrate the new year with a new kind of Quest! The inaugural reQuest will run for the month of January and will involve YOU writing 3 or more writeups based on requests you will receive from other noders who are also participating. As a bonus for participating, you can also make requests from other noders for the writeups you want to read.


How It Works

Do you ever think, "I wish noder would write more like this"?

Do you ever wonder, "What do my fellow noders want me to write?"

The reQuest is here for you!

Each participating reQuester will receive at least 3 anonymous requests for a writeup, submitted by fellow reQuesters. A request might be for a topic, style or format. ReQuesters fill their requests by noding them! Be sure to /msg reQuest to let us know that you have filled your request, so that we can update the list here to include a link to all completed requests.

Requests from reQuest participants can be sent to the reQuest team by message; /msg reQuest from right now until 23:59 server time on 21 January 2018.  The early cutoff date for requests will allow participants plenty of time to fulfil all the requests on their lists. All requests will be listed anonymously in this public node from 00:00 1 January 2018 onwards. Additionally, private messages will be sent to each participant with details of their personal request list. As requests are made by messaging the reQuest team, the reQuest team (Nemosyn, Silverai_Me and Estelore) will obviously see your request, however we will put up the request up anonymously so that others, including the recipient, cannot see who made the request. We will add all requests to the list, and in the event that no request is made for a reQuester, we will add some of our own to ensure that everybody has a steady trickle of requests through the month. As a courtesy, we ask reQuesters to only make 1 or 2 requests for each fellow reQuester to begin with, so that someone doesn't start the reQuest with an overwhelming eleventy billion requests to fill.

Writeups can be published from 00:00 server time 1 January until 23:59 server time on 31 January 2018 to receive rewards. You can pick which requests you want to fill, but a minimum 3 requests must be fulfilled. You can choose to fill all of your requests too, if you want to. Requests can still be filled and published after 31 January 2018 and the link will still be added to this node, but belatedly filled requests will be noted as late and miss out on Quest rewards.

A request shall be considered filled at the noder's discretion, however the reQuest team reserves the right to pass ultimate judgement on a writeup, should they choose to exercise it.

Step 1: Join the reQuest

  • Commit to writing 3 or more new writeups that fill your requests during January
  • /msg reQuest asking to join

Step 2: Make Some Requests

  • /msg reQuest with the name of any noder and what you would like them to write. This can be a topic, style, format, or simply a writing prompt.
  • For ideas for requests to make, check out the list below for the names of participating noders, and have a look at some of their existing writeups, their homenodes, or chat to them in the Catbox to get an idea of what they usually contribute.
  • Remember the aim is to encourage and inspire fellow noders, not to make them feel overwhelmed!

Sample Requests:

/msg reQuest I want Estelore to write about the history of the name Pfaffenbarger
/msg reQuest I want Silverai_Me to write a song with 13 lines and one really good Australian slang word!
/msg reQuest I want Nemosyn to review The Memory Code by Lynne Kelly
/msg reQuest I want Rancid_Pickle to write about a day in the life of a remote control in a hospital waiting room

Step 3: Fill your requests

  • reQuest will update this post with requests from other reQuesters between 1st January 2018 and 21st January 2018
  • Write an amazing, beautiful writeup in response to each request you receive
  • Publish your writeup
  • /msg reQuest with a link to your published writeup. The reQuest team manually updates this node, we don't know if a reQuest has been filled unless YOU tell us!
  • Rinse and repeat!



The reQuest 2018 Team will be distributing rewards upon Quest completion as follows:

  • All participants who fill at least 1 request will receive an easter egg
  • Write 3-5 requested nodes - 25 GP, plus a bonus of 3 GP per node
  • Write 6-9 requested nodes - 50 GP, plus a bonus of 6 GP per node
  • Write 10-19 requested nodes - 100 GP, plus a bonus of 10 GP per node
  • Write 20-29 requested nodes - 250 GP, plus a bonus of 15 GP per node
  • Write 30-50 requested nodes - 400 GP, plus a bonus of 20 GP per node

Anyone completing more than 50 requested nodes shall be doing it only for the joy of themselves, their reQuester, and other readers from that point onwards.

Please note: any nodes nuked will not count towards your total. Rewards will be distributed a few days after the Quest ends, to allow last-minute writeups to be voted on and pass muster with the editors.


Background Processes

The reQuest 2018 Team will be updating requests made and filled, sending and monitoring requests throughout the month, and distributing rewards after the completion of reQuest 2018.

The reQuest 2018 Team reserves the right to pass ultimate judgement on a write-up, should they choose to exercise it.

Bugs, queries and requests should be sent to /msg reQuest

Blame and criticism can be directed to reQuest, Nemosyn, Silverai_Me, Estelore, and deities of your choice.


reQuesters & Requests

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