Creating A Thread For Your World
Often times, when people are creating their threads for a map that they want people to join, they simply put "this is my map it is a _____ type of map, my GT is _____ message me to join". This is a very easy way to ensure that the members of the forums lose interest in your map. Here are a few helpful hints if you want people to gain interest in your thread, and for people to want
to join your maps. Introduction
First, give us a proper introduction to the map, let us know what exactly your map is about, and what your purpose in hosting is. If we know that you put effort and thought into a map, we will have interest in joining it. Grubby Features and Areas
Next, let us know what your map has in it. We want to see unique concepts and ideas in a map. Let us know what you have created in a map! This shows people the interesting features of your map, but only just giving them a taste of what it really is. You give us just enough information to pull in our interest to come and visit the map.
Pictures and Videos
I know this is not exactly the easiest thing to achieve when first setting up your thread, but having pictures and videos of your map often let the community view your work, and see what you have to offer. It allows us to have a visual, rather than just "your word" on what is in the world. As I will state below, there are many members of the forums whom you can contact if you want some high quality pictures taken of your map.
For Example: Dauntless
Conclusion and Host Info
You should always end your thread with a good statement, a greeting such as "hope to see you join"and your contact information. This lets us know that you care about your map, and are willing to receive feedback from the community. Part of having a good map, is being a good host, and treating your visitors with respect is a great way to show that! Keep in mind when you write out your thread, spelling and grammar are important. As Jeff has commented below, "You could be 7 years old, but have the writing style of a senior in college. Believe me good sentence structure helps!"
Take a look at these threads if you want to see a few good examples of a thread that will bring in attention, and provide the community with ample reason to join the map itself:
Deep Stone: http://totalminerforums.net/index.php?topic=10558.0
Kino Der Toten : http://totalminerforums.net/index.php?topic=13789.0
Dryym's Topic: http://totalminerforums.net/index.php?topic=16212.0
We want to know details, what the map is about, what features it has, what makes it unique, WHY WE SHOULD JOIN.
If you want good, high quality pictures, there are several members who can help you with that:DauntlessJaredMyself (RF Inn The Jet) YT MysterioUgh Thats Nazty
Hopefully this will help you create a good thread for the future!