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See? It works!

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These will not guarantee you get featured, but they will help out a ton.

First: You may want to build a bit of a rep for posting original and creative content.

Second: If you are good at photoshop or any other kind of visual effects, make your post stand out!
[make it look like something you yourself would click on.] Take your time on your work! do not rush it! people can tell if you put work into something.

Third: Timing is everything! Posting it after kids get out of school can put your upload on the second page within seconds due to most minecrafters being high school age or lower, which means more people will be posting at the same time you are. this may get you a ton of views but I find posting it on a slow time of day gets more downloads, diamonds, and favorites.

Fourth: Subscribers help a ton. so you may create a great skin, but someone with a similar idea and more subscribers can make it to featured a whole lot easier than you.

Fifth: Don't just upload it and watch it slowly fade away. After you upload your blog, skin, texture pack, or whatever.
Go to the chat room and share it with the people of pmc. I find the chat room is usually very nice and will usually give you a diamond or something if the post is actually good. [just do not spam it or anything like that]

Small note: after your first post gets featured, wait till its not featured any longer before posting another one you want featured. It is very VERY unlikely that two of your projects will be featured at the same time.

I HOPE THIS HELPED SOMEONE!
I wrote this because I see some really good stuff get overlooked and I think it is due to them not doing some of these things. Just know that if you didn't get featured, it doesn't mean your stuff is crap. Keep trying!
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  • Dunmill1
  • Level 21
  • Expert Nerd
  • December 28, 2012, 9:06 pm
How can you get someone to feature your work if no one knows about you to start? I've followed all your tips, and tried to produce my best work, but people still pay no attention to my projects for the most part...
  • DekuHero
  • Level 47
  • Master Nerd
  • December 29, 2012, 1:54 pm
people with little to 0 subs still make it to featured all the time. just follow the steps you can.
  • Dunmill1
  • Level 21
  • Expert Nerd
  • December 29, 2012, 4:44 pm
So... Sixth: Hope to get lucky.
  • DekuHero
  • Level 47
  • Master Nerd
  • December 29, 2012, 6:09 pm
luck has nothing to do with it.
  • Dunmill1
  • Level 21
  • Expert Nerd
  • December 29, 2012, 6:26 pm
So then, is it a matter of: Start before 8,000,000 people are all putting out the same content?
  • DekuHero
  • Level 47
  • Master Nerd
  • December 29, 2012, 6:35 pm
my blog was created to encourage the content of pmc to be better than it was before and to help people get featured who could not previously get featured even though they had good projects that they were uploading.

so in reply to that last comment,

I hope so.
  • Code_7
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Network
  • December 28, 2012, 12:38 pm
best way to get featured on pmc
1:have a view bot or someone who knows to use/make one
2:rack up 1000+ views on your project (since the reel is based on most views)
3:sit back and enjoy

proof this works> muffincraft's old post was featured on the pmc reel due to the method above
the new post is www.planetminecraft.com/server/muffincraft-free-items-survival-creative-iconomy-no-lag-65-slots-247-14/
  • jscooly555
  • Level 27
  • Expert Dragonborn
  • December 28, 2012, 12:42 pm
view bots are against the rules
  • DekuHero
  • Level 47
  • Master Nerd
  • December 28, 2012, 12:55 pm
yes and its a good way to get banned and have all your stuff get removed.
  • Code_7
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Network
  • December 28, 2012, 1:11 pm
yep, if your caught
most people however are not caught

xray texture packs are against pmc rules yet i saw one on the reel one day and told a site mod in the chat about it and got yelled at :
..i wonder how a xray pack got on the reel...Hmmmm
  • Teddy
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 68
  • High Grandmaster Skinner
  • December 28, 2012, 2:24 pm
Have fun reporting all of them posts then.
Here's a guide on how to report, http://www.planetminecraft.com/forums/how-report-submissions-properly-t32796.html

View-bots are not and will never be allowed. It's painfully obvious to see a view-bot. Please do report any sketchy submissions that seem to be view-botted. We have logs to check this too, so there is no getting away from the punishment.
  • Code_7
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Network
  • December 28, 2012, 3:55 pm
i was punished for asking why a xray texture pack was on the reel -.-
i'm kinda scared to report tbh
  • Teddy
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 68
  • High Grandmaster Skinner
  • December 28, 2012, 3:59 pm
Honestly I'm not sure why you were punished.
You can't get punished for reporting unless you keep reporting people for no reason/only to hate on them. :)
  • Code_7
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Network
  • December 28, 2012, 4:04 pm
i actually never reported it, i just notified a site moderator via pmc chat -.-
  • Teddy
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 68
  • High Grandmaster Skinner
  • December 28, 2012, 4:24 pm
Reporting is easier for us.
We have a lot of things going on in chat, we get whispered and messaged with questions, we have to moderate chat.
It's impossible for us to moderate chat and the site at the same time.
If you report it, we will have it and we can get around to it when we go through the reports.
That's the whole point of reports.
  • TacoDip
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Taco
  • December 28, 2012, 12:37 pm
Step 6: Make a blog about how to get popular on PMC
  • DekuHero
  • Level 47
  • Master Nerd
  • December 28, 2012, 12:55 pm
????

profit?
  • Jyles
  • Level 75
  • Legendary Baconator
  • December 28, 2012, 10:38 am
Being good at photoshop is good,
Having subscribers is good,
Having friends is good,

Those are the most helpful ways. And to get those all it takes is a bit of youtube tutorials and being nice, kind and active. :)
  • websurfer915
  • Level 22
  • Expert Mountaineer
  • December 28, 2012, 9:56 am
on step 3 you said that timing matters a lot, I anm home-shcooled, so would it be a good idea to publish my post before school like at 12:00 PM or 1:00 PM? that way it won't get flushed away be all the posts made after students get home from shcool. Or is it better to make the post later in the day like 6:00 PM or 7?

oh and btw: diamond and fav, this blog will really help out
  • DekuHero
  • Level 47
  • Master Nerd
  • December 28, 2012, 10:04 am
If you live in the US. 1:00-2:00 seems to be the best time to do it, at least for me, Its slow...but not to slow.
just the right amount of people are online.

Most pmc users are either from the US or Australia, once upon a time most pmc users were from england...but as the game got more popular, the demand rose for it in other countries as well.

so I base my timing on USA time mostly.
  • websurfer915
  • Level 22
  • Expert Mountaineer
  • December 28, 2012, 3:23 pm
Do you also have a blog on how to get more subscribers?
  • DekuHero
  • Level 47
  • Master Nerd
  • December 28, 2012, 3:27 pm
no need to make a blog for that :P

Just do step one on this blog and subscribers will follow.

I myself am not drowning in subscribers, so I am not a expert, But I assume that is the best way to go about it.
  • Raymancaster
  • Level 75
  • Legendary Princess
  • December 28, 2012, 3:38 am
whats the requirement for something to get featured? is it number of views or downloads in a short period of time?
One way is to get 6 diamonds and at least one favorite. I think.
  • MrMuffin1
  • Level 26
  • Expert Dragon
  • December 27, 2012, 4:02 pm
I just want to say thank you so mush you have made me want to upload again. =)
  • Blake1197
  • Level 23
  • Expert Taco
  • December 27, 2012, 12:18 pm
I am actually to get my mod at least semi poplar as I try to find a good coder to help me with programming, as all there is in my mod is the basics, I also had two Texture packs but they got removed as I only changed the Minecraft swords into a more appealing design, some of my old textures are my mod, I had actually gotten to level 24 before a moderator removed my posts (there was 2) and reset my level :/,
second actually reached the popular reel on the front page.
MUST. FAVORITE. AWESOME BLOG whoops forgot my caps were on X3
  • DekuHero
  • Level 47
  • Master Nerd
  • December 27, 2012, 11:23 am
lol
  • ustatennis
  • Level 46
  • Master Unicorn
  • December 27, 2012, 9:57 am
great blog very similar to mine!
:D
  • DekuHero
  • Level 47
  • Master Nerd
  • December 27, 2012, 10:08 am
lol but mine was posted first ;]

so yours is similar to mine.

but clearly different.

noticed yours also made the blogs front page though. gratz ;]
  • ustatennis
  • Level 46
  • Master Unicorn
  • December 27, 2012, 10:20 am
Thanks!
  • super292
  • Level 45
  • Master Modder
  • December 27, 2012, 8:13 am
Very true my friend. I did all of those thing (before this post) and they prooved to be ture. All 3 of my texture packs that I created got featured in the last few days or so. Good blog and keep it up!
  • zmann98
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Pixel Painter
  • December 27, 2012, 5:29 am
Well i only make my blogs with photoshop now and its getting a ton of views. I sort of followed your guidlines without knowing but owell xD. Can you tell me if this is featured material lol? The blog is here!
Thanks for checking it out -Zmann98
  • DekuHero
  • Level 47
  • Master Nerd
  • December 27, 2012, 5:38 am
I commented on it and gave a diamond. I think its very nice.

I also noticed you were featured as well.
  • XxevenzZ
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • December 27, 2012, 4:17 am
There is a way why you got this on reel, u have 200 subscribers that follow you.
  • DekuHero
  • Level 47
  • Master Nerd
  • December 27, 2012, 4:38 am
read number four.

It helps a ton, but its not the only reason.

every blog and server I have ever uploaded has made it to the front page ...and that was before I had a ton of subs.

First blog I uploaded was when I had like 10 subs I believe.

I follow these steps everytime I make a blog.
i have noticed that more people will diamond and favorite if its a download world over a schematic. though im not sure why that is
  • DekuHero
  • Level 47
  • Master Nerd
  • December 27, 2012, 4:39 am
lol its because a lot of people do not understand how schematics work, although they are very simple to understand.

everything I upload is in schematics.
I do not do world uploads.
How about adding along with the SECOND part after the photo stuff "Create a Interesting name"?
  • DekuHero
  • Level 47
  • Master Nerd
  • December 26, 2012, 5:37 pm
yeah I agree that is a good thing to do, but i figured they would just do that anyway because I said make it stand out.
along with adding something funny or clever to the post to make it stand out more.
i always use the third method :D
every mod on my profile has gotten on the reel that way :)
  • DekuHero
  • Level 47
  • Master Nerd
  • December 26, 2012, 11:15 am
lol just looked at your mods, I can tell you know what you are doing. lol
  • Kaduu
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Skinner
  • December 26, 2012, 11:03 am
Because I'm Romanian,I dunno what's the hour in America,so third step is useless.
  • DekuHero
  • Level 47
  • Master Nerd
  • December 26, 2012, 11:05 am
useless no.

just gotta understand timezones.
  • Kaduu
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Skinner
  • December 26, 2012, 11:40 am
When I go eating my lunch you dream.
When I go sleep you just woke up.
When I go to take my breakfast you are alseep from some couple of hours.

Even when the Mayan Apocalpyse came for me,you where still waiting for it.
xD
  • DekuHero
  • Level 47
  • Master Nerd
  • December 26, 2012, 11:45 am
lol nice :D
  • Kaduu
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Skinner
  • December 26, 2012, 11:56 am
Over six minutes I am passing from 26 December 2012 to 27 December 2012.
Not it's five. xD
Goodnight,sweat dreams.
xD
  • BACON_YAY_XD
  • Level 20
  • Expert Dragonborn
  • December 26, 2012, 10:50 am
Now that I've read this, I realize that it really will work. Thank you! I diamond and favorite. I will look this over everytime i post something, and get ideas. ;D
  • Drexxel
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Architect
  • December 26, 2012, 8:56 am
Thanks, should help alot :D.
  • DekuHero
  • Level 47
  • Master Nerd
  • December 26, 2012, 8:58 am
np, I am sick of seeing good post not get enough attention while crappy ones get featured sometimes.
  • Corwinator
  • Level 23
  • Expert Spelunker
  • December 26, 2012, 9:03 am
me too man! I just put my post up in the chat room =P thanks for the suggestions and info!

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