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Contest Board
Current version: 5.2

Have you been looking for the perfect contest board for your club, party, or business? One that gives you the ability to allow managers to run while you are away? One that gives you the choice to have one top winner, 3 top winners, or everyone that received a vote? (% of cash prize determined by number of votes they received) Sick of campers that just stand there and don't particiapte? Need those 'campers' to be removed automatically so they dont ruin the fun for everyone? The Contest Board from Lastat Productions gives you the those abilities and many, many more.

Along with being able to set a default amount of cash, or default copyable items to give as a prize, anyone can also increase the cash prize amount at any time. On top of that, a manager may also ADD another prize to the Contest Board's contents at any time. There is also a "Free to Join" and "Pay to Join" option. You also have the ability of keeping a percentage of the proceeds from the entry fees. When using the 3 top winners option, you control what percent each winner receives. The board can also be set to prompt users to see if they are still there, eliminating the possiblity of campers and users alts/bots spoiling your contests!

Setup
* Notes *
  • THE ANTI-CAMPING/BOT FEATURES THE FOLLOWING VIDEO REFERS TO AT THE END HAS BEEN MODIFIED!! PLEASE SEE CONFIGURATION BELOW. VIDEO WILL BE UPDATED SOON!
Adding Managers (optional)
  1. With the Contest Board rezzed, right click on it and choose edit to bring up the build window
  2. Navigate to the Content tab and open up the * Managers * notecard
  3. Add the name of each manager on a new line
Notecard: * Managers *
  • randarose223
  • Lastat Daxter
  • lastat.fang
Editing Default Configuration
  1. With the Contest Board rezzed, right click on it and choose edit to bring up the build window
  2. Navigate to the Content tab and open up the * Config * notecard to set the following settings:
Notecard: * Config *
  • # BOARD NAME (Name that shows up on top display line of contest board)

  • Board Name = Lastat Productions Contest Board Elite

  • # ACCESS (Group/Public ~ This is who can join the board AND vote on contestants)

  • Access = Public

  • # VOLUME (Off/Whisper/Say/Shout ~ How you want the contest board to announce joiner's and winner's name(s))

  • Volume = Shout

  • # DEFAULT TEXT COLOR ( ~ [EX: <1,1,1> = white ; <1,0,0> = red ; etc])

  • Text Color = <1,1,1>

  • # PAGE SHOW TIME ([in seconds] ~ This timer controls how long menu buttons respond, page cycle speed, and how often to remove absent avatars from contest)

  • Page Time = 20

  • # WINNERS (Number of top winners to choose ~ 0 = Split between all avatars voted for (prize amount varies based on number of votes received); 1 = 1st; 3 = Top 3; if not set properly, default will be set to 1)

  • Winners = 3

  • # TOP 3 PERCENTAGES (Numbers can NOT add to larger than 100 ~ Only works IF "WINNERS" is set to 3 ~ Otherwise 1st place receives 100% automatically [EX: 50,35,15 ~ 1st = 50%; 2nd = 35%; 3rd = 15%])

  • Top 3 Percents = 50,35,15

  • # PAY TO JOIN PRICE (Leave blank or set to 0 for free to join mode [MUST put $ symbol FIRST ~ Ex: $500])

  • Pay to join = 0

  • # COMMISSION (% to keep from joining price ~ remainder is added to total prize amount)

  • Commission = 100

  • # DEFAULT PRIZE (Name of a copyable prize from inside the board to give winner(s) (if "WINNERS" is not set to 1, this object MUST be copyable!). To give cash, you MUST use the $ symbol, then the amount of cash to start the prize with (Ex: $500) would start the prize off at $500L at the beginning of EVERY contest - USE WITH CAUTION!)

  • Default Prize = $1000

  • # BLOCK MANAGERS (Yes/No ~ This is if you wish to block avatars on the managers list from joining contests)

  • Block Managers = Yes

  • # AUTO REMOVE (On/Off ~ This is if you wish to remove an avatar from an open contest upon leaving the sim)

  • Auto Remove = On

  • # ANTI CAMPING / BOT SYSTEM ([in minutes] ~ Prompts contestants for response the first x minutes, then waits for their response another x minutes. Leave blank or set to 0 for off. "AUTO REMOVE" MUST be set to "On")

  • Anti Camp Time = 0

* Notes *
  • Dialog / listener time-out, and auto-remove timer also uses the Page Time setting in the * Config * notecard
Adding Items (owner) (optional)
  1. With the Contest Board rezzed, right click on it and choose edit to bring up the build window
  2. Navigate to the Content tab
  3. If you listed a Default Prize in the * Config * notecard, drag your item into the build window
  4. If you wish to give contestants a notecard as they join, drag it into the build window as well
Adding Items (managers) (optional)
  1. Click "Manage" on the Contest Board, to bring up the Manager menu
  2. Navigate to "Settings" and choose "Add Prize"
  3. You will now have 30 seconds to hold down your ctrl key and drag any prize item(s) from your inventory onto the Contest Board
* Notes *
  • Objects are given back to manager at the end of a contest as a "fail safe" to ensure they do not loose their item and then removed from the contents of the Contest Board
Usage - Closed
Menu
  1. Click the "Manage" button on the Contest Board for the following menu:
    • "Start" = Start the contest board
    • "Clear" = Clear the display
    • "Settings" = Settings Menu
      • "Group/Public" = Toggle between group and public access (joining and voting)
      • "Load Config" = Re-Load default settings from config card
      • "Texture" = Choose from 9 different background colors
      • "Text Color" = Choose from 9 different text colors
      • "Event Name" = Allows you to change the event name
      • "Pay Price" = Allows you to change the pay to join
      • "Volume" = Volume Menu
        • "Whisper" = Whisper announcements
        • "Say" = Say announcements
        • "Shout" = Shout announcements
        • "Off" = Don't announce anything
        • "Main" = Main menu
        • "Settings" = Settings menu
      • "Win Mode" = Shows win mode selection menu
        • "3 Winners" = Choose top 3 winners and give percents of prize according to config card
        • "1 Winner" = Choose one winner to receive entire prize
        • "Split" = Split prize amongst everyone who received a vote ~ more votes = more cash
        • "Main" = Main menu
        • "Settings" = Settings menu
      • "Main" = Main menu
    • "Help" = Link to Lastat Productions
    • "Update" = (owner only) Check for a newer version
    • "Reset" = (owner only) Reset the contest board
Usage - Open
Menu
  1. After starting the contest, click the "Manage" button on the Contest Board for the following menu:
    • "← Back" = If theres more than 6 avatars, display previous page
    • "Add" = Enter an avatar's name to manually add them to the contest
    • "Next →" = If theres more than 6 avatars, display the next page
    • "Open Voting" = Allows avatars to vote for contestants
    • "Cancel" = Cancels the current contest without choosing any winners
    • "Help" = Link to Lastat Productions
    • "Update" = Check for a newer version
    • "Reset" = Reset the contest board
* Notes *
  • Although you have the ability to manually add avatars, there is no way to adjust votes as this could be seen as having the ability to "rig" a contest. (manually added avatars will start with 0 votes)
Joining a Contest
  1. If the Join Price is set to 0, simply click the "Join" button on the Contest Board to join the contest
  2. If the Join Price is set to a specific amount, right click the Contest Board and pay to join the contest
* Notes *
  • Due to SL memory limitations, the Contest Board "should" be able to store at least 50 contestants
Removing a Contestant
  1. Simply click someone's name on the Contest Board and their name and votes will be removed from the contest
* Notes *
  • If you have opened voting, and closed it, use this with extreme caution! There is not a confirmation dialog and removing a contestant removes all of their votes too
Usage - Voting
Menu
  1. After voting has been opened, click the "Manage" button on the Contest Board for the following menu:
    • "← Back" = If theres more than 6 avatars, display previous page
    • "Votes" = Tells you who currently has how many votes [EX: Key,Name,Votes,Key,Name,Votes,etc.]
    • "Next →" = If theres more than 6 avatars, display the next page
    • "Close Voting" = Stops the voting process and allows avatars to join again
    • "End" = End the contest and choose the winner(s)
    • "Cancel" = Cancels the current contest without choosing any winners
    • "Help" = Link to Lastat Productions
    • "Update" = Check for a newer version
    • "Reset" = Reset the contest board
Voting on a Contestant
  1. Simply click someone's name on the Contest Board to place your vote for a contestant. If you've already voted, clicking a new contestant will automatically "move" your vote from the old contestant to the new contestant
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