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JosephCarey
post Aug 24 2014, 11:48 PM
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Welcome to the Personal Charts forum! This forum is an opportunity for you to show the rest of Buzzjack your favourite tunes of the week. You can do this in one of two ways:

01 Your own weekly thread of your top tracks. Charts are normally top 10/20/30/40s, but they can be any length you wish. This can include as many pretty pictures and features as you like (e.g. commentaries, retro tracks) or be as basic as you wish. Most charts are new and current songs, although anything can be included.

02 Submit your charts in the weekly BuzzJack Multichart topic, and if you have an album chart, submit that in the weekly Album Chart topic. These are compiled and revealed weekly by the moderators of the forum, JSG, Riser, SevenSeize & Joseph. For guidelines on how to post your chart in this thread, read below!

It's as simple as that! Just get out there and show Buzzjack members what you're loving!

We hope you enjoy posting in the Personal Charts forum though if you do have any queries or problems, please feel free to contact one of us!

Jordan, Seven and Joseph
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post Aug 25 2014, 12:29 AM
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Multichart Guidelines

The Buzzjack Multichart is a combined chart of every Buzzjack user's individual chart, compiled by one of Seven, Riser and Joseph. A top 75 is posted every single week, with each individual chart's #1 contributing 40 points to the Multichart, all the way down to #40 contributing 1 point.

However, we need your help to ensure the compilation of the Multichart runs smoothly! We would greatly appreciate it if you could post your chart in the pinned Multichart thread every week. This is *not* compulsory but is very much recommended. Your chart will be counted either way, but posting in the main thread saves a lot of time!

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These are some guidelines for posting your chart in the Multichart thread:

01 Post your top 40 (maximum) only! Any positions below #40 contribute nothing to the Multichart and won't be included in the spreadsheet at all, so it might save you some time by not posting them.

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02 No images or arrows to be included please! If included, they get copied over to the spreadsheet and delay the compilation process, so to save time, we'd appreciate if you could post just a text version! This includes any cover sleeves, up/down arrows, or any other images your chart may have.

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03 The chart format. Whilst we encourage any and all variations of chart formats in individual threads, a big no-no in the Multichart thread is including the 'Last Week' position before the 'This Week' position. For example, for a song that is #1 in a chart after its climb from #3, this may be its format:

03 01 Iggy Azalea - Fancy (feat. Charli XCX)

That would confuse the spreadsheet - it will assume that the first number is the position and get confused with 03 being the first number. Please make sure the 'This Week' position comes first when you post in the Multichart thread, like so:

01 03 Iggy Azalea - Fancy (feat. Charli XCX)

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04 Please don't post your chart using the numbered list function. This...
  1. Shawn Mendes - Stitches
  2. Troye Sivan - WILD
  3. Grace - You Don't Own Me (feat. G-Eazy)
...does NOT copy the numbers. It copies like this:

Shawn Mendes - Stitches
Troye Sivan - WILD
Grace - You Don't Own Me (feat. G-Eazy)

...which means that us mods have to type in the numbers manually. This is slightly boring and something we'd like to avoid doing if at all possible! It's recommended if you type the numbers yourself:

1. Shawn Mendes - Stitches
2. Troye Sivan - WILD
3. Grace - You Don't Own Me (feat. G-Eazy)

^ That list copies perfectly into the spreadsheet.

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05 ONLY your chart is necessary in the thread! We don't need any other lists, dropouts, whatever. Just positions 1-40. Nothing else. We are more than happy, and in fact encourage other lists in your own personal chart thread, but for the multichart thread, we literally just need 1-40. Or 1-30. Or however long your chart is. Providing it's 40 or less (see note 1) biggrin.gif

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All of this can apply to both the Multichart and the Album Chart (as compiled by JSG). None of these are 100% compulsory but they are very much recommended and appreciated by us all to save time!
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post Aug 25 2014, 12:48 AM
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Guide to Posting a Personal Chart
(thanks to Cassandra, Jester and anyone else who has updated this in the past)

Hopefully this guide should give you a few ideas for your personal charts and help those new to making them biggrin.gif

Images

Most people include images of CD covers in order to add a little colour to their charts, but it may not be obvious how to do this if you are unfamiliar with tagging.

Often, the image sizes people use are 128x128, with a black border around the edge which brings it to 130x130. If you cannot find one like this or make one yourself, please feel free to ask for it to be done for you in the pinned Cover Sleeves thread!

If you are unsure how to post an image of your own, follow this step by step:

01 Upload the image to a host site, for example, Photobucket or Tinypic.
02 Highlight the address (URL) of the image, and press Ctrl+C to copy the address. (Example of URL - 'http://i.imgur.com/yZ8zc3Y.png')
03 Paste the address into your topic, and add img tags around it, as follows:
CODE
[img]http://i.imgur.com/yZ8zc3Y.png[/img]

04 Which creates:

Most people only use CD covers for songs in their top 10/20, but you can use up to 100 images in your chart if you wish!

Layout

It is advisable to use a neat, uncluttered and easy to follow layout, although you can be as extravagant as you wish with your layout. A general layout would go as follows:

CD Cover-CD Cover-CD Cover-CD Cover

#1 (Position the previous week) - Artist Name - Song Name - Chart Run (Number of Weeks)
#2 (Position the previous week) - Artist Name - Song Name - Chart Run (Number of Weeks)
#3 (Position the previous week) - Artist Name - Song Name - Chart Run (Number of Weeks)
#4 (Position the previous week) - Artist Name - Song Name - Chart Run (Number of Weeks)
#5 (Position the previous week) - Artist Name - Song Name - Chart Run (Number of Weeks)

CD Cover-CD Cover-CD Cover-CD Cover

#6 (Position the previous week) - Artist Name - Song Name - Chart Run (Number of Weeks)
#7 (Position the previous week) - Artist Name - Song Name - Chart Run (Number of Weeks)
#8 (Position the previous week) - Artist Name - Song Name - Chart Run (Number of Weeks)
#9 (Position the previous week) - Artist Name - Song Name - Chart Run (Number of Weeks)
#10 (Position the previous week) - Artist Name - Song Name - Chart Run (Number of Weeks)

#11 (Position the previous week) - Artist Name - Song Name - Chart Run (Number of Weeks)
#12 (Position the previous week) - Artist Name - Song Name - Chart Run (Number of Weeks)
#13 (Position the previous week) - Artist Name - Song Name - Chart Run (Number of Weeks)
#14 (Position the previous week) - Artist Name - Song Name - Chart Run (Number of Weeks)
#15 (Position the previous week) - Artist Name - Song Name - Chart Run (Number of Weeks)
#16 (Position the previous week) - Artist Name - Song Name - Chart Run (Number of Weeks)
#17 (Position the previous week) - Artist Name - Song Name - Chart Run (Number of Weeks)
#18 (Position the previous week) - Artist Name - Song Name - Chart Run (Number of Weeks)
#19 (Position the previous week) - Artist Name - Song Name - Chart Run (Number of Weeks)
#20 (Position the previous week) - Artist Name - Song Name - Chart Run (Number of Weeks)


And so on. Many people tend to use colours or images to liven up their chart, and may use certain colours to indicate whether a song has risen/fallen from the previous week or is a non-mover or a new entry. Some prefer to use arrows instead to indicate the movement of their songs and use colours to indicate whether a song is a former #1 or simply to colour up their chart. To add colours:

CODE
[color=blue]TEXT[/color]

Which would make: TEXT

BuzzJack uses the hex triplet method of identifying shades of colours (in which different colours are accessed by inputting a 6 digit code), so if you wish to use a certain colour you would instead do it as follows:

CODE
[color=#002FA7]TEXT[/color]

Which would give a darker result: TEXT. You can play around with the different combinations in order to get different results with regards to the colour - a list of the hex triplets with the colours is available HERE.

Arrows are available on BuzzJack as emoticons, with differing inputs leading to differing images:

CODE
:up:
:down:
:left:
:right:
:ne:
:re:
:no1:


Which give:

arrow up.gif
arrow down.gif
arrow left.gif
arrow right.gif
ne.gif
re.gif
no1.jpg

All of which have obvious uses. Some members are willing to make custom arrows for those who request them if you want to add a unique twist to your chart's layout.

Most members use a combination of the above techniques in order to make their charts more interesting to read. If you have any questions don't hesitate to post them in this thread!
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post Aug 25 2014, 05:42 PM
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Sub-Forums

The Personal Charts forum has three sub-forums for your use. Here's a guide to what each of them is used for.

Personal Charts Archive: This is for your own storage use only. No discussion happens in this section, it is solely for you to store all your past personal charts in your own thread so you can access them easily. Most regular posters have their own archive, as well as there being a thread for both the Multichart and Album Chart. A bonus for this section is your own chart runs thread - a handy resource for each and every song's chart run. Very few posters have this so of course it's down to you.

Chart Histories: Essentially, this forum is your chance to geek out! Contribute to any of the threads with your chart peaks, chart runs, and any relevant facts you wish to share in the threads there.

Countdowns & End Of Year Charts: Typically, this is at its busiest at the end of the year, naturally, as people count down their favourite songs/albums of the past year. However, that doesn't mean it can't be used at any other time - feel free to start your own countdowns in there related to your personal tastes!
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post Dec 30 2015, 10:47 PM
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I've added points #4 and #5 to the multichart guidelines post, please make sure to read them and take note!! I'll post a reminder in this week's multichart thread too.
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post Jan 5 2017, 08:27 PM
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Hey everyone, just a quick message to say that if at all possible this is the preferred way of posting a chart in the album chart thread.

feel free to add chart runs also but it makes it a lot easier when there are new albums and re entries that aren't in the spreadsheet for adding it up and would speed up the process.

As a side note us mods just want you to enjoy coming into the personal charts forum and keep making it a successful good place to post!

QUOTE(gooddelta @ Jan 2 2017, 04:04 PM) *
1. Little Mix Glory Days
2. Christine and the Queens Chaleur Humaine
3. Craig David Following My Intuition
4. Sia This Is Acting
5. Lady Gaga Joanne
6. Pete Tong Classic House
7. Robbie Williams The Heavy Entertainment Show
8. Delta Goodrem Wings Of The Wild
9. Emeli Sande Long Live The Angels
10. Tom Odell Wrong Crowd

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