Now that Mehr Clubs have the ability to create official Icon & banner picks, I thought my link on the subject could use a little revision.

Why does it matter, Du ask? It's important to remember that Fanpop is a community, and should do things as a group. Randomly starting a Umfrage for a new icon, banner oder background is rude to other club members. Making Icons and banners takes time, and the first options (likely made Von the person who started the poll) are gegeben the unfair advantage of being there the longest. Early voters aren't likely to check back in every Tag to see if new options have been added. Following these steps will help ensure that everyone has a fair chance to participate and that all options are gegeben the same amount of consideration. (It'll also keep Du from getting yelled at.)

Step 1: Alert the Fans!
If Du want a change, the first thing Du need to do is let everyone else know. I like to start with a pick, like this:

These options give me an idea of how many people will be contributing, and if people even want a change.

Step 2: Make a Forum!
In the pick's Kommentar section, I like to link to the Forum that will hold everyone's Icon and banner suggestions. Adding a real link to the club works too.

Feel free to copy and paste my icon/banner guidelines into a Forum of your own:

-Icons need to be square and at least 100x100 px.
-Banners need to be 800x100 px oder a size that scales down to that.
-Mind the club title, which will cover up whatever's in the right bottom corner of your banner.

If it's a small oder inactive club, I usually leave the Forum open for one week. Bigger Clubs with lots of active Fans should probably be open longer, as there will probably be Mehr participants.

Why not just skip straight to the Forum step? Because Foren don't Zeigen up in updates. When Du create a forum, people will only see it if they're browsing in that club. If the club has seen no activity in the last year, Du can pretty much bet that nobody is going to see your forum. If it's a small oder inactive club, oder you're somehow opposed to picks, even a link will do. Just make sure something shows up in everyone's updates.

Step 3: Pick time!
If everyone's contributions are in on Deadline Day, it's time to make the picks. (You might want to check on the Forum a few days before the dealdine and make sure nobody has asked for Mehr time.) The pick buttons are located on the club's homepage.

If there are a lot of options, I like to make the banner pick first, then proceed with the Icon pick after a winner is determined. The one-pick-at-a-time method also gives Fans a chance to make a new icon, oder tweak an existing one, to match the winning banner. Icon/banner clashes are bad for the soul. And the eyes.

Once the picks are up, you're pretty much done, because Fanpop will take care of the rest.