reQuest 2019: the reTurn


Let's celebrate the new year with the reTurn of reQuest! The Quest of reQuest will run for the month of January and will involve YOU writing one or more writeups based on requests you will receive from other noders who are also participating. As a bonus for participating, you can also make requests from other noders for the writeups you want to read.


How It Works

Do you ever think, "I wish noder would write more like this"?

Do you ever wonder, "What do my fellow noders want me to write?"

The reQuest is here for you!

Each participating reQuester will receive at least 3 anonymous requests for a writeup, submitted by fellow reQuesters. A request might be for a topic, style or format. ReQuesters fill their requests by noding them! Be sure to /msg reQuest to let us know that you have filled your request, so that we can update the list here to include a link to all completed requests.

Requests from reQuest participants can be sent to the reQuest team by message; /msg reQuest from right now until 23:59 server time on 21 January 2019.  The early cutoff date for requests will allow participants plenty of time to fulfil all the requests on their lists. All requests will be listed anonymously in this public node from 00:00 1 January 2019 onwards. Additionally, private messages will be sent to each participant with details of their personal request list. As requests are made by messaging the reQuest team, the reQuest team (Nemosyn & Silverai_Me) will obviously see your request, however we will put up the request up anonymously so that others, including the recipient, cannot see who made the request. We will add all requests to the list, and in the event that no request is made for a reQuester, we will add some of our own to ensure that everybody has a steady trickle of requests through the month. As a courtesy, we ask each reQuester to make a maximum of 3 requests at a time, and consider that a reQuester will probably want to start reQuest with some requests but perhaps not with an overwhelming amount like eleventy billion requests to fill.

Writeups can be published from 00:00 server time 1 January until 23:59 server time on 31 January 2019 to receive rewards. You can pick which requests you want to fill, but a minimum one request must be fulfilled. You can choose to fill all of your requests too, if you want to. Requests can still be filled and published after 31 January 2019 and the link will still be added to this node, but belatedly filled requests will be noted as late and miss out on Quest rewards.

A request shall be considered filled at the noder's discretion, however the reQuest team reserves the right to pass ultimate judgement on a writeup, should they choose to exercise it.

Step 1: Join the reQuest

  • Commit to writing one or more new writeups that fill your requests during January
  • /msg reQuest asking to join

Step 2: Make Some Requests

  • /msg reQuest with the name of any noder and what you would like them to write. This can be a topic, style, format, or simply a writing prompt.
  • For ideas for requests to make, check out the list below for the names of participating noders, and have a look at some of their existing writeups, their homenodes, or chat to them in the Catbox to get an idea of what they usually contribute.
  • Remember the aim is to encourage and inspire fellow noders, not to make them feel overwhelmed!

Sample Requests:

/msg reQuest I want Silverai_Me to write a song with 13 lines and one really good Australian slang word!
/msg reQuest I want Nemosyn to review "Vader's Little Princess" by Jeffrey Brown
/msg reQuest I want Tem42 to fill the nodeshell picket fences
For further ideas, see all the requests made last year in reQuest 2018.

Step 3: Fill your requests

  • reQuest will update this post with requests from other reQuesters between 1st January 2019 and 21st January 2019
  • Write an amazing, beautiful writeup in response to each request you receive
  • Publish your writeup
  • /msg reQuest with a link to your published writeup. The reQuest team manually updates this node, we don't know if a reQuest has been filled unless YOU tell us!
  • Rinse and repeat!



The reQuest 2019 Team will be distributing rewards upon Quest completion as follows:

  • All participants who send in a request for someone else will receive 2 GP for the first 20 requests, and 1GP thereafter, with a cap of 100GP.
  • All participants who fill at least 1 request will receive an easter egg
  • Write 1-5 requested nodes - 50 GP, plus a bonus of 5 GP per node
  • Write 6-9 requested nodes - 100 GP, plus a bonus of 10 GP per node
  • Write 10-19 requested nodes - 150 GP, plus a bonus of 15 GP per node
  • Write 20-29 requested nodes - 200 GP, plus a bonus of 20 GP per node
  • Write 30-50 requested nodes - 300 GP, plus a bonus of 30 GP per node

Anyone completing more than 50 requested nodes shall be doing it only for the joy of themselves, their reQuester, and other readers from that point onwards.

Please note: any nodes nuked will not count towards your total. Rewards will be distributed a few days after the Quest ends, to allow last-minute writeups to be voted on and pass muster with the editors.


Background Processes

The reQuest 2019 Team will be updating requests made and filled, sending and monitoring requests throughout the month, and distributing rewards after the completion of reQuest 2019.

The reQuest 2019 Team reserves the right to pass ultimate judgement on a write-up, should they choose to exercise it.

Bugs, queries and requests should be sent to /msg reQuest

Blame and criticism can be directed to reQuest, Nemosyn, Silverai_Me, and deities of your choice.


About reQuest

This Quest was the brainchild of a catbox conversation between Nemosyn, Silverai_Me, & Estelore at the end of 2017. Upon receiving the e2gods blessing by Tem42 to run reQuest, the Quest was successfully run for the first time in January 2018. The reQuest Team having enjoyed themselves greatly and the quest itself being well received, we've decided to keep doing it.


reQuesters & Requests

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