December, 2014 I hope you all had a merry Christmas, a happy Hanukkah, have a good Quanza and whatever else your religious or spiritual persuasion requires. We have a lot of results and prizes in this edition, good luck everyone! December Sythe.org News Staff changes Drento → Drento Joined the Global team! A very deserved promotion, don't slow down now! blade bro4 → blade bro4 Welcome to the team, don't get hacked. video → video Glad to have you back bro, slaying it with those detective skills. n4n0 → n4n0 Returns to the Admin team. Grats! Unb4nn3d → Shin A name change, nice! leanbean901 → Lean A long awaited name change! Sythe Chat updates As you may or may not know, Sythe has it's own instant messenger system called SytheChat. You can access it here or by clicking the SytheChat icon at the top right of the homepage. The SytheChat has been tweaked a bit to make it better to use. Additionally; chat logs now remain logged on the AdminCP so these can be used in evidence to aid with scam reports, disputes or whatever just like Skype and so on. It's very recommended you make use of this feature to make sure you're not trading any impostors. Referrals now viewable You can now see who you've referred to Sythe by clicking the number of referrals on your userbar like so: Simply click the number and you'll be taken to a page where you can see and access the profiles of those you've referred. Community Development Team - New members & a thank-you We were pleased to welcome blade bro4 and Shin to the CDT! The Community Development Team aims to better the community side of Sythe. We hold events - seasonal extravaganza's as well as SytheAwards, Member of the Month, SytheMonthly and of course spontaneous events for the sake of it! - but none of that would be possible without the people and businesses on Sythe donating prize pots and participating in events. So on the behalf of the team, I'd like to thank everyone who's both helped us out or supported us this year. It's a lot of work and stress to make these things happen sometimes, so the encouragement and participation is very much appreciated and makes it all worth it. To contact us, as always just shoot a PM to one of us here: http://www.sythe.org/community-general/1587147-community-development-team-members-hall-fame.html 2014 wrapped up Official Middlemen - Dave -> Head Middleman Sectional promotions -blade bro4, Cas_M, Delta Squad, Drento, leanbean901, I Bleed Duke Blue, Jack Goff, Josh0is0here, Sellerman, Unb4nn3d, video, zuzel111 Global promotions - -Ryan, Dave, Drento, Entrr, leanbean901, n4n0 Administrator promotions - FireZ, Govind, n4n0 2014 was a big year for safety on Sythe. Both trading and account wise. The start of 2014 saw the release of SytheChat - Sythe's very own instant messaging system - now with chat logging - that can be used for trading securely. This affirms that you're speaking with the correct user and not an impostor on Skype. Shortly after, we unfortunately became witness to a number of Skype hackings, further reassuring the need for something like the SytheChat with Skype being so vulnerable for trading. We added a RuneScape Gold Swapping section, which has proven to be a massive success and lucrative business for a lot of members - cheers to those who suggested it and got behind it. Around this time we also disallowed unbanning services for game accounts due to the unpredictable nature of the methods, to protect buyers from being ripped off. Avatar sizes for donors were increased to a 150x150 size since most people now have larger monitors and can handle the increase. The new UserCenter was released by Matthew; looking all snazzy and being far easier to use - you can manage all your ranks, miniranks and donor benefits here. Matthew also released Sythe Prizeboxes for past and future donors. After you've donated 100$, every additional 50$ donation will account for a prizebox - offering the chance at a random minirank! There are more additions and changes around the corner for 2015, so please keep an eye on the News section and contribute to any and all feedback & suggestions. Sythe Awards 2014 By ZippyGFX Thanks all who voted! Here's your 2014 results. A big thank-you to Roary, Zuzel111, Shin, Drento and Time To Buy for counting these up! Sythe Christmas, 2014 - results! Decoration event winners We have received some pretty cool decorations but sadly no Sythe Themed decorations this year These are the winners, congratulations people! In first place Hey I'm Zac with the most christmas-like picture, a decorated tree, presents, and stockings! Spoiler: Hey I'm Zac's pictures In second place Ice on Fire with some amazing outdoors decorations! Spoiler: Ice on Fire's picture In third place Superfluous with their enormous Christmas tree! Spoiler: Superfluous's picture In fourth place xPhilip with the classic Christmas tree appearance, always a favourite! Spoiler: xPhilip's picture In fifth place bogdan123 with a very small tree, but in the christmas spirit that we were looking for! Spoiler: bogdan123's picture Scavanger Hunt Event All but one person who entered got the answer, so we're not going to list them all. These are the answers: Letter: C http://www.sythe.org/report-scammer/1644044-how-report-scammer-report-templates.html Letter: A http://www.sythe.org/middleman-forums/1302647-official-middleman-list.html Letter: N http://www.sythe.org/sythe-org-news/1785258-sythechat-other-things.html Letter: D http://www.sythe.org/members/322768-zippygfx.html Letter: Y http://www.sythe.org/livestreams-gaming-media/1603571-livestream-faq-assistance.html Letter: C http://www.sythe.org/guides/1237960-confused-where-your-guide-should-go-read.html Letter: A http://www.sythe.org/showcase-archives/1786869-merry-christmas.html Letters: NE http://www.sythe.org/general-discussion/1666433-what-can-i-post-here-guide-general-discussion.html Candy Cane! Karaoke Event And the results of the Karaoke Event are as follows! In first place, winning $10 USD, 3 Christmas points and a Prizebox minirank we have rebirth2316, with his wonderful christmas singing. Congratulations! Click here to see and listen to rebirth2316's winning entry! And for our second place, winning $5 USD, 2 Christmas points and a Prizebox minirank we have a duet of BLEUSKITTLE and Hubbalicious, with their version of Santa Baby! When's the CD coming guys? (You guys will have to share the money and prizebox and both get 1 participation point each.) Click here to listen to BLEUSKITTLE and Hubbalicious's entry! For our third place, winning 2 Christmas points and a Prizebox minirank we have l0llyp0pst3r with his version of Under the mistletoe, great job dude! Click here to listen to l0llyp0pst3r's entry! For our fourth place, winning 1 Christmas point and a Prizebox minirank we have Time To Buy with the indian version of 12 days of Christmas. If you haven't heard it yet, go listen to it now, it's awesome! Click here to listen to Time To Buy's entry! And for our fifth place, winning 1 Christmas point and a Prizebox minirank we have Hamouze with his own Sythe-based Christmas song, on the tune of Jingle Bells. It's very well written, and truly deserving of a place in this top five, congratulations! Click here to listen to Hamouze's entry! The final participation point list! The list of participants and points: Spoiler: List of numbers/participants 2727 2bot 88jayto A6D9 AcesandEights AdamsGoldShop AfricanSafari AgentPerry Aint High AmitZ Andrewxboxfut Anthony1994 Aria Astrola Avenue Bac0n Bac0n Badluck Bako Buy BartonsVodka basics BeastRevelation BF4 Booster billy su1 blade bro4 bogdan123 bogla muffy Burnley Bus369 Cas_M cedricbel Charged Voltage chillzer1 darklordoe Dave Dave Donald Duck dontpanic12 Dream bot DtheK dunworry2 DX03 El Three Gee Eye Tee Emperor_Nero Emperor_Nero Famoos Felix1222100 Foiled FrostyUK funbox Gyzo h4x_ Halide harleigh Heeatz Hey I'm Zac Hey I'm Zac HotColdRush Hubbalicious Hurp Derpx I Buy Pins I iamtaba iForru ilovegold69 Ix Syed xI J O H N N Y J_O_F_F_R_E_Y Jack Goff Jake Kastle james213 JasonTran Jeff. 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Rolled it in a private lounge so we don't have double wins, we want everybody to have their fair chance at the prize pot, and 1 person winning multiple isn't really fair! The prizes are: First roll: $35 USD Paypal! Second roll: $20 USD Paypal! Third roll: $15 USD Paypal! Fourth roll: $10 USD Paypal! Fifth roll: $5 USD Paypal! Totaling $85 USD in prizes, and adding the Karaoke Prizes, this makes a total of $100 in prizes! These prizes can be collected by pming Cas_M here. Drumroll please! Roll number one: Congratulations to megaman19! Roll number two: Congratulations to bogdan123! Roll number three: Congratulations to bac0n! Roll number four: Congratulations to RS_Crispy! And roll number five: Congratulations to l0llyp0pst3r! Spoiler: Proof of rolls: A big thanks to each and everyone who participated, this makes events like these worthwhile. Happy new year to everybody, until next time!