Thanks for coming and checking out our site! I am sure you
have questions, as you peruse the different sections, the message boards,
and most importantly, the contests! Fear not, we are hard at work giving
you the answers you need, and taking any new questions you may have to add
to the FAQ. Here's what we heard so far -
How do I enter the contests?
A. It's simple! We always have a contest winner recently announced on the
right at the top, and on the left we have a new contest. To find out what
to do to enter, you only need to click on that banner. All the
instructions will be laid out for you, but if you ever have any questions
at all, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Can I enter if I am in Bulgaria, Chile, Japan, England?
A. Yep, yep, yep, and Yep! In fact, anywhere! (although we are still
having trouble locating Podunk.) The point of these contests is to bring
fun into the MadonnaWorld, and heck, it ain't a world if only certain
folks are representin', ya know what I mean? So, please always assume you
3. How old do I have to be to enter?
A. No age limits! Any age can enter these contests! We do not plan to be
giving anything away that will need an age restriction, but we may sell
such items, which you will have to be 18 or over to buy. This is our way
of making these contests fun for everyone!
4. How do you pick the winner?
A. For our simple email entry contests, we use a program that randomly
picks the winner. Kinda like that rolling cage with the pieces of paper in
them. So, it really is anyone's game! But we promise to have some
merit-based contests very soon, where the best essay or answer gets the
prize. We know some of you are very deserving fans, and will be able to
show it with your Madonnasmarts, so keep coming back and you can prove
your love to Madonna!
5. What's up with the forums?
A. I installed the forums to give fans a great place to go to talk about
past events, in a more topic-oriented environment. That way, fans of a
certain era can enter that board, and get to talk about very specific
things that don't get much "airplay" on a bigger message board.
We did recently install MadonnaTalk, which is a great place to talk about
what's going on here and now. We also have a visitors center, so you can
introduce yourself, and a site center, for suggestions, content and ideas
for the site. Feel free to give your thoughts and share your past news,
memories, photos and more in your fave era. We also have enabled avatars,
and expanded poll capabilities, so as you need something, let us know!
6. You have a mailing list too?
A. Very observant! Our left top banner is an invite to join our mailing
list, and there are benefits to that too! Mailing list subscribers get
newsletters about 1 to 2 days before anyone else does (including other
news sites) about what is going to be on the site that week, including the
newest contest! This gives you the heads-up and a chance to enter early.
This is not a digest that you will get every day, but only a once-a-week
deal from yours truly. There may be times where I am working on a bigger
project or have a heads-up I may also email you about. This helps keep the
community pretty much on the same page about things. =)
7. Where do you find all those pictures?
A. LOL, well, most of them are mine so far, though a few fans have sent me
some, and they will be showcased shortly! I have been collecting articles,
photos and the like since I was a mere teen in 1983, so you imagine what I
have. Some people have come to my apt, and almost died from the pounds and
piles of articles, photos, etc. There is still so much to be shared, and I
look forward to sharing it all with you! If you find something you feel
would make a great addition to photo of the week, the photo gallery, the
fans arena, or the interview section, please share at email@example.com.
8. What about the items for sale?
A. That's a good question, and I am still trying to get to orders that
have been sent to me in the last month or so. In that same time, I have
had this awesomely awful virus afflict me, and I need to go through the
storeroom and get all this great stuff out that has been requested. Never
fear! I think I am starting to get better. Once I can, those of you that
have emailed me will get a response about your requests for ordering.
Remember, I usually round down on shipping to give you a nice, even price,
and I include bonuses with every order. And everyone can order, regardless
of your location. Thanks!
Can I be in the Fans Arena?
A. Are you a fan??? Of course, you can! Let us know what type of article,
interview, project, or whatnot you would like to share, and we will make
it a reality! Down the road, we will have a special section just for the
fans arena, so you peruse older articles, photos, interviews and more. And
don't forget, if you are a Madonna fan, to check out the one site that
focuses all on the fans! The Everybody Fan Club - at http://www.everybodyfanclub.com.
10. What's up in the future for this site?
A. That's something I am developing right now. We are in talks with fans,
perusing possible projects (Project Scrapbook is our newest venture),
hoping to have even more community, bigger contests, and involvement on
projects from some people in Madonna's very own past! But remember, this
is a fun site, and we want to bring you a positive beat on the music and
the woman behind the music. So, let's keep up the positive vibe and keep
this a fun retreat during your afternoon break, in between classes, late
at night, or anytime you just want to relive a memory! Thank you all!