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<p>Welcome to OCN Labs !</p>
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<p>In order to make sure that we are putting out the best of breed content we will need you the reviewers to follow some simply laid out guidelines in order to keep all our reviews in line with eachother. This is important so that the content we are putting out follows the same trend but most of all is organized for our general readers and also in order to impress our kind sponsors. We understand that every reviewer has their own unique style and we encourage this, but as long as we all follow the below guidelines we feel that OCN Labs will be a success. Please read the below process to creating and submitting a review as well as other pertinent information.</p>
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<p style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><span style="font-size:22px;">Pre-requisites</span></strong></span></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Get your Overclocked Account</strong></span></span></p>
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<p>In order to access OCN Labs assets and required forms you will require an Overclocked Email Account, if you do not have one please PM <a href="http://www.overclock.net/u/3454/the-manual"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><strong>The_Manual</strong></span></a> to obtain one.</p>
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<p style="text-align:center;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="font-size:22px;"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,255);"><strong>Stage One: Preparing for the review</strong></span></span></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Requesting Review Samples</strong></span></span></p>
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<p>In order for success we must be organized. With this in mind we will <em>REQUIRE</em> that all review sample requests be logged into our system.  As such please fill out the following form to log your request.</p>
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<p><span style="font-size:16px;"><a href="https://docs.google.com/a/overclocked.net/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSccZ_II5bqKyLh2n3lMKBRyKkvdmOrSCTv_SRJPrOEGRgaPcw/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link" target="_blank">Request Form</a></span></p>
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<p>These requests will be viewed by <a href="http://www.overclock.net/u/34460/kiph"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><strong>KipH</strong></span></a>, <a href="http://www.overclock.net/u/360534/duality92"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><strong>Duality92</strong></span></a> or <a href="http://www.overclock.net/u/335249/jedson3614"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><strong>Jedson3614</strong></span></a> who will make sample requests on your behalf. Please note that if your review request is not on our tracking, your review will not be made public until it has been submitted to us.</p>
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<p><strong><span style="color:#FF0000;">*IMPORTANT* </span></strong></p>
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<p>Reviews are to be completed within an acceptable time frame upon receiving the sample. An acceptable time frame for completing a review is <strong>4 Weeks</strong>. Should there be specific time constraints place upon OCN Labs by the Vendors for a specific review sample, the accepting reviewer MUST complete the review within this time frame, otherwise the reviewer forfeits all compensation as detailed in the Reviewer Compensation Scheme section.</p>
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<p>Be sure that you can complete a review within this time before accepting the sample. Should there be any mitigating circumstances please make us aware.</p>
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<p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:22px;"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,255);"><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Stage Two: Creating the review</span></strong></span></span></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Writing Your Review</span></span></strong></p>
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<p>We have a specific section where all reviewers should be writing and keeping their content ready for approval prior to it being posted. Please be sure to create all your threads in our <a href="http://www.overclock.net/f/18090/review-write-up-section">Review Write-up Section</a> </p>
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<p><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">OCN Labs Flame Rating System</span></strong></span></p>
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<p>Like so many other review sites, we will have our own symbolic rating system which gives a general ''Score'' to the review in hand. Our rating system will be using the OCN Flame logo and will range from 1 -5 Flames ( One flame being poor, 5 flames being fantastic) . The ratings can also be put in ''half'' increments. As such you will have the ability to rate a product at four and a half flames should you feel the product lacks the potential to reach a full 5 flame rating. It is a <em>REQUIREMENT</em> of all reviews to feature this flame rating at the end of each review. You may also want to consider explaining in your reviews why it has got this particular rating !  Please see an example below as well as a linked asset package so you can download all the ratings.</p>
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<p><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/3055969/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="3055969" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/3055969/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 112px"></a></p>
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<p><a href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bz-tGUl20FFmdGRlSHhkNWdvMWs" target="_blank">Flame Asset Download</a></p>
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<p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><span style="font-size:16px;">OCN Labs Banner</span></strong></span></p>
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<p>Most well thought out content will have an introductory banner at the top of the thread. Why ? Well the reason for this is it gives an immediate eye catching introduction to the content that will follow, and makes it obvious that they are in an OCN Labs thread.</p>
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<p>This is a <em>REQUIREMENT</em> of all review threads.</p>
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<p><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/3147430/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="3147430" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/3147430/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 132px"></a></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:14px;">Please also feel free to use a customized Banner that you can have made for you <a href="http://www.overclock.net/t/1631398/overclock-labs-review-banners-unofficial-but-at-least-well-all-have-the-same/0_50">HERE</a></span></p>
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<p style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><span style="font-size:22px;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Stage Three: Review submission & checking</strong></span></span></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Review Checking Prior To Posting</strong></span></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:14px;">Before a review can be posted we will check to make sure that all applicable guidelines have been met and have media assets created such as a Carousel Image and media for Facebook promotion. This is in an effort to ensure unity with all other reviews as well as making sure that we have the correct media ready for use at the time of posting so we can promote the review on social media and carousel simutaneously. We will also apply affiliate links to the review in order to monetize them prior to posting.</span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:14px;">Once you have a completed review please fill out the below submission form. Once approved, your review will be posted live and promoted. <strong>*NOTE* Only two reviews per week will go live.</strong></span></p>
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<p><a href="https://docs.google.com/a/overclocked.net/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScu_0TeM0uEPA2w7F_RawqC7zTSOMbv5mkjZtBnXqrHf0yQIQ/viewform?usp=sf_link" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:16px;">Review Submission Form</span></a></p>
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<p style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><span style="font-size:22px;">OCN Lab Giveaways</span></strong></span></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>OCN Labs Giveaways</strong></span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:16px;">(<em>This section only applies if you selected Option 4 in the ''Review Submission'' Form in Stage Three</em>)</span></p>
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<p>Once a review is completed we can add the hardware to our prizing pool should the product supplier be happy for us to keep the review sample. Upon a completed review we can host a giveaway to the OCN Membership. This allows us to generate excitement within the community as well as adding a layer of transparency.</p>
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<p>OCN Labs will ship internationally. Once you have a spare sample please create an ''OCN Labs Giveaway* Insert Product Name *'' thread within our <a href="http://www.overclock.net/f/18090/review-write-up-section">Review Write-Up section</a> and I will move it to the Overclock.net Contests & Promotions section.</p>
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<p>Reviewers will be responsible for shipping items to winners. E<em>conomy or Standard shipping to be used only</em>. (We will not cover express shipping) To claim back on shipping costs please see ''OCN Lab Refunds'' section below.</p>
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<p><strong>Just a few requirements for the Giveaway threads</strong></p>
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<ul><li>Giveaways last 14 Days</li>
<li>We will only accept giveaway submissions from members with at least 20 Posts and must have been a member for at least 30 days</li>
<li>At the end of the give away please use the following guide on how to fairly pick a winner : <a href="http://www.overclock.net/t/1633540/random-prize-winner-picking-guide/0_50">Random Prize Winner Picker Guide</a></li>
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<p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:22px;"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,255);"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Reviewer Compensation</strong></span></span></span></p>
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<p>We know that it is important that all reviewers be compensated for their hard work. As such we have put together compensation package as per the below.  </p>
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<ul><li>Reviewers will receive a starting basic rate of $100 per review. </li>
<li>Reviewers will receive payment by selling the review sample and are permitted to keep the $100 value of the sale, <strong>sales will need to be conducted online as we will require proof of total sale amount</strong>. Any left over proceeds must be returned to OCN Labs. Left over Proceeds are to be submitted via Paypal to: <span style="color:#0000FF;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">[email protected]</span></span></li>
<li>Should the review sample be of value below $100 the reviewer is permitted to keep the review sample and do with as they please. </li>
<li>If sale of the review sample is not possible, such as it needs to be returned then OCN Labs will cover the fees directly. To apply for reviewer compensation please fill out the below linked form.</li>
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<p><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd5zx1L3Zco6sx2HCv5fIzK5n3SgMvKKJs6Qs6zMgiLsG-djQ/viewform" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:16px;">Reviewer Compensation</span></a></p>
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<p>Once OCN Labs has become more financially established the reviewer compensation will be revised and direct payment can be made regarding the basic rate of pay without the need to have the reviewer sell the item, more on this at a later date.</p>
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<p style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><span style="font-size:22px;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>OCN Lab Refunds</strong></span></span></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Shipping & Refunds</strong></span></span></p>
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<p>For those of us who are shipping products to and from reviewers or shipping products to OCN Winners due to giveaways, you must apply for your refund via the below linked form with photographic or screenshot proof of the shipping invoice.</p>
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<p><span style="font-size:16px;"><a href="https://docs.google.com/a/overclocked.net/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-gpG0PfRIEbQKeOZnAi-c8TIoJseIu1dJxB68JrF0jH80jQ/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link" target="_blank">Refund Form</a></span></p>
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<p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:24px;"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,255);"><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Content Policy</span></strong></span></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:24px;"><span style="font-size:14px;">All reviews posted on Overclock.net through the OCN Labs becomes exclusive property of Overclock.net. </span></span></p>
 

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<p style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:#0000CD;"><span style="font-size:22px;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>OCN Labs Product Policy</strong></span></span></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:22px;"><span style="font-size:14px;">Products supplied to you by OCN Labs are subject to the following:</span></span></p>
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<ul><li>Products supplied by OCN Labs are the property of OCN Labs unless otherwise stated.</li>
<li>Products supplied by OCN Labs may be kept by reviewers at the discretion of OCN Labs Management. </li>
<li>Products supplied by OCN Labs will need shipping back to source by the reviewer,unless the product is being kept by the reviewer under the reviewer compensation scheme or due to other circumstance permitted by OCN Labs Management. Shipping fees due to sample sale or shipping back to OCN Labs will be covered.</li>
<li>OCN Lab assets may be sold off by OCN Labs Management in order to raise capital to : Pay reviewer fees, Obtain assets for OCN Lab reviews or create perks for our reviewers and community. This list is not exhaustive. </li>
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<p><strong>Your participation in OCN Labs is an automatic acceptance of the above policies. Failure to comply with the aforementioned policies could result in removal from OCN Labs, or a Forum Ban.</strong></p>
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<p style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><span style="font-size:22px;">Staff Hierarchy & Contacts</span></strong></span></span></p>
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<ul><li><span style="text-decoration:underline;">OCN Labs Management</span><br>
Provides oversight over OCN Labs inclusive of dealing with Staffing, Finances, Review checks & Logistics<strong>.<br>
ENTERPRISE</strong><br>
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<li><span style="text-decoration:underline;">OCN Labs Review Management</span><br>
Responsible for checking submitted reviews and moving them to Hardware Labs forum and Carousel Image artwork for promotion.<br><strong>Duality92</strong><br>
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<li><span style="text-decoration:underline;">OCN Lab Ambassadors</span><br>
Provides access to review samples and guidance to reviewers as well as media content creation for review promotion.<br><strong>KipH</strong><br><strong>Jedson3614</strong><br>
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<li><span style="text-decoration:underline;">OCN Lab Reviewers</span><br>
Providers of top quality and accurate review content.<br><strong>williamgayde</strong><br><strong>bluedevil</strong><br><strong>theblademaster01</strong><br><strong>geggeg</strong><br><strong>Ino.</strong><br><strong>Paradigm84</strong><br><strong>Gunslinger</strong><br><strong>Jedson3614</strong></li>
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<ul><li><span style="text-decoration:underline;">OCN Lab Youtube Content</span><br>
Maintains the Youtube Channel,Promotes content and undertakes video reviews.<br><strong>bluedevil</strong></li>
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<ul><li><span style="text-decoration:underline;">OCN Lab Social Media Exposure</span><br>
Promotes OCN Lab Reviews and events to our social media outlets<br><strong>Jedson3614</strong></li>
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<p style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><span style="font-size:22px;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Useful References</strong></span></span></span></p>
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<p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">OCN Labs Member Tracking</span></strong></p>
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<p>For an easy overview of the members involved with OCN Labs as well as their particular review capabilities and specialities Please see below, created by <span style="color:#0000FF;"><strong>Duality92</strong>.</span> If you are not on there please make contact with him via PM.</p>
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<p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">OCN Lab Reviewer Capabilities and Specialities</span></p>
<p><strong>WilliamGayde</strong><strong> - </strong><em>Audio (speakers, headphones, etc) and CPU Coolers</em></p>
<p><strong>bluedevil</strong><strong> - </strong><em>Full systems (Laptops, desktops, Mini PCs, etc), MotherBoards and WaterCooling</em></p>
<p><strong>TheBlademaster01</strong><strong> - </strong><em>Memory</em></p>
<p><strong>geggeg</strong><strong> - </strong><em>Monitors, Networking and Storage</em></p>
<p><strong>Ino.</strong><em> - Mice</em></p>
<p><strong>Paradigm84</strong><strong> - </strong><em>Keyboards</em></p>
<p><strong>Jedson3614</strong><strong> -</strong> <em>Power Supplies, Processors and v</em><em>arious, a bit of everything, reviewer-of-all-trades</em></p>
<p><strong>Duality92 </strong><strong>- </strong><em>GPUs and cases</em></p>
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<p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">OCN Lab Special reviewers</span></p>
<p><strong style="font-style:normal;">Gunslinger</strong> - <em style="font-weight:normal;">Special LN2 benching reviews</em></p>
 

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You're using a different flame than the one currently in the logo. It also feels stretched out compared to the current logo.
 

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Could we integrated <a data-huddler-embed="href" href="/u/34460/KipH">@KipH</a>'s spreadsheet into this page instead of having to visit an outside link?<br><div class="bbcode_code">
<div class="bbcode_code_head">Code:</div>
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<iframe frameborder="0" width="1200" height="800" src="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?hl=en_GB&amp;key=[REPLACE SPREAD SHEET KEY HERE]&amp;output=html&amp;" ></iframe>
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Adjust width and height accordingly. 1200 wide seems to be alright for 1080p monitors.<br><br>
Spreadsheet key example = 1NMn2jgQf04CU78sJ-GjCNChzmA0nwimVFKewoZz83cM (seen <a class="bbcode_url" href="http://www.overclock.net/t/1629940/database-overclocking-database-voltages-temperatures-and-guides-for-all-processors/0_20"><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">here</span></b></a>)<br><br>
To get this Key, you need to "Publish" the spreadsheet in the file menu.
 

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PM's sent to be properly set up. <img alt="tongue.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/tongue.gif">
 

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Alright guys, I have the logins for the original YouTube OCN channel, so that we don't have to start completely over. <img alt="biggrin.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/biggrin.gif"> Gonna upload a few things to get the ball rolling again.<br><br>
1. ThermalTake View 27 Snow Edition Review<br>
2. ECS Z270 Lightsaber Review<br>
3. Enermax NeoChanger 300ml Pump/Res Review<br><br>
You have my promise that I will do the best of my ability to upload content on a regular basis. Jedson3614 and I, pretty much talk everyday, so if you need something done, both of us are VERY active!
 
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