Category Archives: Recruitment

Sucker Free Sunday – Issue 36

[The Suckers Have Changed… Again]
I got bored with seeing the same exact post every Sunday, so I’m mixing it up. ~ Voltaire
The Goal:
  • Have the public post articles, hopefully on a regular basis.
  • Any topic is allowed… but keep it clean. Try to be tech-savvy, but if that’s not what you’re about, we really don’t care. Just remember, this isn’t an exclusive blog, it’s for the general public. Keep in mind that you will be writing for the masses. Do you want younger kids reading bad language?
What It Takes To Become an Underground Contributor or Author:
  1. Commitment. Unless you want to write only one or two articles, you probably want to be a normal blog writer. This means that the day you choose to write on is the day you must post. We shouldn’t have to chase you down for a post. You may be called out. (Oh the shame!)
  2. Language. We generally try to avoid copy/paste rips here, even if we do write our own intros and conclusions. Try to make your piece engaging and interesting. For example, if you are making a tutorial, post some pics.
  3. No excuses. If you fail to come up with an idea, don’t hope that Voltaire or Versatile1 will post for you. Contact us and we will help you. We have lots of ideas, we’ve been writing for over a year! If you can’t reach us, check out Digg, Fark, Reddit, ZeroPaid, and other social article sites. They generally have lots of new articles which can create ideas. Ask MusicMasteria why he left the blog (at the command of our viewers!)
  4. Hard work. Don’t slack off and post a horrid one-liner. ‘Nuff said. Just be good and post something decent.
Please note that long periods of inactivity
will be noticed, and further discussions related to this activity shall
be conducted in a professional manner off of the blog.  

Bad behavior related to the blog will result in IP blockage. We will spam filter you if you decide to vent on the blog via post or comment.

To apply, post your request and desire in the comments of this
Sucker Free Sunday issue, or any issue. As long as the Staff sees the
request, further action will take place. Or, send us an email. We love reading those. Thanks!

Finally, those of you who sign up for PrizeRebel using the links on this blog, send Voltaire an email if you want traffic to your personal blog or site. We can help you by linking articles relevant to general The Underground material. (and other things!)

List so far as of 9/14/08:

Sunday: Versatile1

Monday: Jvalin Tejpal (Tizil 7), [OPEN]

Tuesday: Versatile1

Wednesday: (Open)

Thursday:(Open)

Friday: (Open)

Saturday: Skitzo

Random: Voltaire

Sucker Free Sunday – Issue 12

BIG edit by Voltaire. Versatile forgot the title. Feel free to call him a noob or anything to your hearts desire!

Welcome to the twelfth issue of Sucker Free Sunday, where I talk about recruitment policies.

Please refer to issue 1 for the rules on recruitment, but for the lazy, I have recopied the rules below:

Here are the rules:

1) If selected, you are committed to write on the day you are assigned or chosen.

2) If you happen to miss your day, and Versatile1 covers for you, thats ok but you are given a strike. Three (3) strikes and you are off the team. One (1) strike will be removed every month you did not get a strike. No exceptions to the rule.

3) Topics you desire to write on can be anything, but please keep it clean. We have children, young adults, fathers, mothers, and the elderly visiting this blog.

4) You can of course post on any other day too if you so feel inclined, but make sure you post on your required day, or that is a strike. Make sure your post coincides with your calendar date. If it posts and shows up as the previous day, you posted too early and must delete it and re-post it on the next day.

To apply, post your request and desire in the Sucker Free Sunday issue, any issue. Thank you.

List so far as of 3/23/08:

Sunday: (Open)

Monday: (Open)

Tuesday: Versatile1

Wednesday: (Open)

Thursday: GN

Friday: TVDenimChap

Saturday:(Open)

Now that Friday is taken, anyone else want to take the other days????? Want to be a contributor? Leave a comment!

Sucker Free Sunday – Issue 6

Welcome to the sixth issue of Sucker Free Sunday, where I talk about recruitment policies.

Please refer to issue 1 for the rules on recruitment, but for the lazy, I have recopied the rules below:

Here are the rules:

1) If selected, you are committed to write on the day you are assigned or chosen.

2) If you happen to miss your day, and Versatile1 covers for you, thats ok but you are given a strike. Three (3) strikes and you are off the team. One (1) strike will be removed every month you did not get a strike. No exceptions to the rule.

3) Topics you desire to write on can be anything, but please keep it clean. We have children, young adults, fathers, mothers, and the elderly visiting this blog.

4) You can of course post on any other day too if you so feel inclined, but make sure you post on your required day, or that is a strike. Make sure your post coincides with your calendar date. If it posts and shows up as the previous day, you posted too early and must delete it and re-post it on the next day.

To apply, post your request and desire in the Sucker Free Sunday issue, any issue. Thank you.

List so far as of 2/10/08:

Sunday: (Open)

Monday: MusicMasteria

Tuesday: Versatile1

Wednesday: (Open)

Thursday: GN

Friday: TvDenimChap

Saturday:(Open)

Everyone basically understands the daily themes so far right? Still no new takers. Want to be a contributor? Leave a comment!

Also, I am looking at the Xbox 1 mod scene.  If interested, leave a comment as well.

Sucker Free Sunday – Issue 5

Welcome to the fifth issue of Sucker Free Sunday, where I talk about recruitment policies.

Please refer to issue 1 for the rules on recruitment, but for the lazy, I have recopied the rules below:

Here are the rules:

1) If selected, you are committed to write on the day you are assigned or chosen.

2) If you happen to miss your day, and Versatile1 covers for you, thats ok but you are given a strike. Three (3) strikes and you are off the team. One (1) strike will be removed every month you did not get a strike. No exceptions to the rule.

3) Topics you desire to write on can be anything, but please keep it clean. We have children, young adults, fathers, mothers, and the elderly visiting this blog.

4) You can of course post on any other day too if you so feel inclined, but make sure you post on your required day, or that is a strike. Make sure your post coincides with your calendar date. If it posts and shows up as the previous day, you posted too early and must delete it and re-post it on the next day.

To apply, post your request and desire in the Sucker Free Sunday issue, any issue. Thank you.

List so far as of 2/03/08:

Sunday: (Open)

Monday: MusicMasteria

Tuesday: Versatile1

Wednesday: (Open)

Thursday: GN

Friday: TvDenimChap

Saturday:(Open)

Everyone basically understands the daily themes so far right? Still no new takers. Want to be a contributor? Leave a comment!

Sucker Free Sunday – Issue 1

Stating today, I decided to start something new on the blog, known as the Sucker Free Sunday edition.

What am I going to talk about? More about openings in the Underground staff, so I guess consider it as a recruitment thread of sorts to get more people involved. As time goes on, maybe this will evolve into other topics. 😛

If you guys have not known already, a goal on The Underground blog is to keep at least a new post each and every single day, on whatever topic our heart desires. We do have a staff, but they are very off beat is the best way to say it. GN posts on Thursday, and I post like almost every day. The rest of the crew I have no idea when they post, it just randomly occurs.

Being the perfectionist I am, I want a new post every day, and more often than not, I have to be the one that saves the day every day and that really sucks for me. What I am proposing is a new system, and maybe I need to find some new authors. What I am proposing is readers, thats you, someone to volunteer and take a day of the week to post whatever topic they want with my approval on their designated day. I will always have Tuesday for my TiT updates, and GN will always have Thursday. This leaves 5 more days to have “dedicated” authors to write a post on their designated day.

Here are the rules:

1) If selected, you are committed to write on the day you are assigned or chosen.

2) If you happen to miss your day, and Versatile1 covers for you, thats ok but you are given a strike. Three (3) strikes and you are off the team. One (1) strike will be removed every month you did not get a strike. No exceptions to the rule.

3) Topics you desire to write on can be anything, but please keep it clean. We have children, young adults, fathers, mothers, and the elderly visiting this blog.

4) You can of course post on any other day too if you so feel inclined, but make sure you post on your required day, or that is a strike. Make sure your post coincides with your calendar date. If it posts and shows up as the previous day, you posted too early and must delete it and re-post it on the next day.

To apply, post your request and desire in the Sucker Free Sunday issue, any issue. Thank you.

List so far:

Sunday: (Open)

Monday: (Open)

Tuesday: Versatile1

Wednesday: (Open)

Thursday: GN

Friday: (Open)

Saturday:(Open)