hiya guys, sorry for the wait! the hub's been sort of dead partially since i hadn't posted a thread in the forum for it, but here's to hoping we can make it something active and awesome! you can find the NU hub here. what we're aiming to do with it is to make it full of up-to-date information and resources and preferably get some hub-exclusive stuff going on there so we don't visit it just to get a re-hashing of everything that's going on in the NU subforum, and i'm really really looking for some community input and involvement. if you weren't aware, we had a hub thread before where we discussed a few ideas for this before it was actually implemented - you can find that here. a few ideas that i think would be awesome to carry over here: - simple "underrated sets" posts - if someone comes up with a new and creative (and good) set, it might be worthwhile to write it down and post it, maybe once a week or so? i don't want to cut the innovation of stuff like smog articles, but a few simple and effective set changes would really be cool here. i see a lot of stuff like clear smog amoonguss on the ladder - something explaining why the popular trend is bad and what you /should/ be doing would be enormously cool. - we can also do less serious sorts of stuff, like a silly letter on why x pokemon is bad or whatever. remember that all of this has to receive approval by django, raseri, and myself (mostly me though!!), so don't think you can get stuff like you making fun of a particular poor player on-site. das not cool. - tournaments leaderboard. this is probably more useful if we have more tournaments or whatever going on at once, but i have a few ideas as far as this goes and hopefully we'll get more involvement on this front eventually! - interviews with well-known NU players and etc. would you guys like to see this? - hopefully, a stickied thread in the forums to let you guys know when new content is uploaded so you don't have to check it all the time. you can just subscribe to it and then get notified when new stuff is up by checking your user CP! - quality post compendium? might be worth looking into, if people want just good reading material. - updates whenever NU-related badges are handed out, possibly - a link to #neverused somewhere - warstory compendium, if we get more of them - brief highlights on new, good RMTs? - sample teams; archiving stuff from MMF's teambuilding 101 on-site would be fantastic give your thoughts and stuff on the above, and give your own ideas if you want! however, keep the following in mind: if we want this to be as awesome as it can potentially be, we need people to invest in their work and get stuff done on a timely schedule. i know i'm guilty of pushing things off myself, but that's something i'm working on too. everyone is welcome to give their opinions and suggestions in this thread. regardless of whether or not you're a first-time poster or a badgeholder, your support, ideas, and contributions are absolutely vital for the NU hub to be something amazing. if you want to work on any of those listed things, have an idea of your own that you want to contribute, or want me to post an update of something on the main page, you can notify me via PM with the full contents of said update or an outline for what you want to publish. it's also a good idea to post about it in this thread, simply to get an idea of what people think. remember, your work for the NU hub can help you on your way to earning badges! (you would primarily earn community contributor for general work and writing, while contributor could possibly be earned for more informational sorts of letters / articles. artist can also be earned by contributing artwork to the NU hub, so you guys should do that as well!!) edit: <DTC> also didn't we have plans for the nu hub thread <zeb> :D <DTC> to also act as a place for people to pitch ideas for the nu forum <zeb> what do you mean <DTC> -someone has an idea for a project <zeb> they post about it there, yea <DTC> ya <DTC> mention that in the thread <zeb> okie if you have an idea for a project or whatever that you'd like to run in neverused, you're welcome to ask about it in this thread (actually i'd prefer if you did!) and get general opinion + advice on how to get it running + permission, just in case similar ideas are already being worked on in the background. i'm really excited for the kind of stuff that can happen with the hub, so let's get rockin! i might come up with a few deadlines to get stuff done though, depending on how much interest there is.