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TOPIC: (TUT) How to Create and Run a Successful Squadron

(TUT) How to Create and Run a Successful Squadron 7 years 6 months ago #7955

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I see many Squadrons here who are in need of emblems, banners, websites, everything. So I decided to make a guide on how to make these things and run a good squadron.

Things you'll need: Lots of time (I spent a good 5-6 hours setting everything up for The [e]nigma Corps), a computer, a decent internet connection, motivation and persistence.

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How make the actual Squadron

Head over the game and on the squadron section create a new one by using the button.


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How to make a Squadron Website (for free)

Take a trip over to www.webs.com/

Formerly known as "freewebs.com", webs is a free website hosting service. Simply sign up here and click "Create My Own Website"! It's extremely easy, basic and requires no coding skills whatsoever. Webs presents users with an easy to use GUI and menus with illustrations. Simply click the things you want and publish it. It's that simple. If you have any further questions (though Webs makes it very self explanatory), feel free to drop a message.

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How do I make a banner, logo or other types of media for my Squadron?

I realize not everyone owns a copy of Photoshop. If you do -- use that. For those that don't, simply follow this link for a flash based version of Photoshop CS2

pixlr.com/editor/

You can alternatively use Microsoft Paint or whatever Photo manipulation programs you use. Be sure not to take copy righted material or anything offensive. Make your logo meaningful! It will be what represents your Squadron!

Also, for the dimensions on a banner -- simply save one of my banners. Open it in Paint, Pixlr or whatever you're using and erase everything. Bam! Insta-banner canvas!

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Create your own Squadron's thread

Create a thread! Make sure to give plenty of information, current members, website details and anything else you find necessary to include in your squadron's thread. It's all up to the owner or whomever runs the thread.

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How do I run a successful Squadron?

First you need to establish who is in charge of what or at least spread some power out to help. It can get extremely over whelming doing everything alone -- but it can be done. I highly recommend adding one or two other Admins in your squadron to help you manage the website, thread and other squadron aspects.

Also, be sure to make a set of rules to follow. Make them fair as well. Be inclusive, don't shun anyone. It will look bad on your squadron. It's always good to ask other members what they think in terms of anything squadron related.


Got something I should add? Let me know!





I had to repost this by the way because I accidentally deleted it. My bad!
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Re: (TUT) How to Create and Run a Successful Squadron 7 years 6 months ago #7972

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Terrific job, mate!!!!!!!!!
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Re: (TUT) How to Create and Run a Successful Squadron 7 years 4 months ago #11600

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awesome post :)

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Re: (TUT) How to Create and Run a Successful Squadron 7 years 4 months ago #11608

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Yup :cheer:
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Re: (TUT) How to Create and Run a Successful Squadron 7 years 4 months ago #11735

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zuperman wrote: awesome post :)


Thank you, sir! :)

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Re: (TUT) How to Create and Run a Successful Squadron 7 years 4 months ago #11877

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Hey let's say I was making a squad wich I'm not. Could I have u make my banner? Compleatly hyperthetical (or whatever the word is)
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Re: (TUT) How to Create and Run a Successful Squadron 7 years 4 months ago #11966

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Theres a seperate thread for this, but are you bringing Kamakazi Squad back?
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Re: (TUT) How to Create and Run a Successful Squadron 7 years 2 months ago #20014

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Where do I begin my squad?

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Re: (TUT) How to Create and Run a Successful Squadron 7 years 2 months ago #20015

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Where do I begin my squad?? Where do I start it

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Re: (TUT) How to Create and Run a Successful Squadron 7 years 2 months ago #20090

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I'm afraid that you cannot make squadrons at this given time.

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Re: (TUT) How to Create and Run a Successful Squadron 7 years 2 months ago #20190

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Slender man, I need the 111 I front of my name. I'm Pepper729.
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Re: (TUT) How to Create and Run a Successful Squadron 7 years 2 months ago #20222

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Go to the "Squads Join" page. You'll find it there. :)

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Re: (TUT) How to Create and Run a Successful Squadron 7 years 1 month ago #26379

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Slenderman how can I get my squad banner over my name lik u and the falcons? :(
Kommen Sie zu ehren kommen Herrlichkeit-Legacy 2nd in command of jasta 11


Translation-come honor come glory

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Re: (TUT) How to Create and Run a Successful Squadron 7 years 1 month ago #26401

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Slender is on a temporary leave of absence.

You cant for now, Z stopped accepting squads.
See you in the skies!

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Re: (TUT) How to Create and Run a Successful Squadron 7 years 1 month ago #26437

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Well, your squadron has to first be added to the official list, Legacy. I dunno when Joaquin will be opening it up again. Stay tuned.

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Re: (TUT) How to Create and Run a Successful Squadron 7 years 1 month ago #26562

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Slenderman can you sticky my squads thread. We are a offical squad. Also HYP. Thanks.
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Re: (TUT) How to Create and Run a Successful Squadron 7 years 2 weeks ago #30701

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Just a quick bump for any of the new squadrons to read this. :)

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This is a good one. Hey slendy can you make a banner for my squad
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Re: (TUT) How to Create and Run a Successful Squadron 7 years 2 weeks ago #30712

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Ah -- uhm. Sure.

What do you need?

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Like 2 dive bombers on it a duglass on one side a stuka on the other. Then the name with lead by hamers below it in the middle. But this is low priority. Just when you have time. Thanks.
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Hamers -- I could do it. But I think it's best you do. Or at least recruit someone who knows how. I helped out the 111th at first, but soon they had someone onboard who makes all their awesome content. Perhaps you should do the same? What you're asking is a bit technical for the time I have available.

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Ok thanks anyway. Ill try to get on tommarow and recruit
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(TUT) How to Create and Run a Successful Squadron 7 years 3 days ago #35331

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I think you should add more options for squad websites. Forumotion www.forumotion.com is a great way to set up forums, and they are easy to set up if you've tampered with websites before. My favorite website template is Drupal - but its hard to configure and you have to host a web server. I think you should add Forumotion along with Webs because it's a great free forum and it's really customizable. Just my opinion :) But Webs has a really good website/blots template, forums not as good.

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(TUT) How to Create and Run a Successful Squadron 7 years 3 days ago #35429

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Heheheh, I agree Conoco. For a period of time I also made a (unfinished) Enigma Corps forum website. However, I found I didn't have nearly enough time to set it up properly. Which reminds me -- would anyone in Enigma be willing to be head of a new and improved forum for Enigma?

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(TUT) How to Create and Run a Successful Squadron 7 years 3 days ago #35436

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I'll help, I don't know if I'll be able to do it by myself, though. I'll start it tomorrow. :)
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(TUT) How to Create and Run a Successful Squadron 7 years 3 days ago #35446

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Don't start anything so fast Calvin. It's a bit overwhelming at first. I've made two successful FM's in the past -- but gosh. They've completely redesigned the GUI and added so much more.

I want to talk about it with the other Co-Admins or...actually...I may have someone in mind.

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(TUT) How to Create and Run a Successful Squadron 7 years 3 days ago #35449

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That's fine. That's why I said I'd want help. :)

Who were you thinking of?
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(TUT) How to Create and Run a Successful Squadron 7 years 3 days ago #35476

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Yeah, forums take a while to set up, with all their categories and whatnot. Webs is a good place to start if you haven't done a website before.

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(TUT) How to Create and Run a Successful Squadron 7 years 3 days ago #35536

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Thanks for the info slenderman i have everything finished except for my website i need to make that but i do have my logo and my thread for my squadron and its on the squad list.

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(TUT) How to Create and Run a Successful Squadron 6 years 7 months ago #60125

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just thought id bump this because heres a new squad hmmmmmmmm
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