Week 221: Tell Your Story and Earn Raffle Points!

  1. Chris dB Social Media Staff Member Mar 9, 2018

    Chris dB, Mar 9, 2018 :
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    This week’s a little different from past Weekly Updates. In an effort to make the Weekly Update more about you, we’re giving you the keys to the castle. The OnePlus Community counts thousands of members among its ranks, each with his or her own story. Collectively, these stories make up the wide tapestry that is the OnePlus story.

    OnePlus Stories
    When we started, the Weekly Update was like a public diary. We wanted you to be a part of the OnePlus journey. As our community continued to grow, we realized that the story of OnePlus no longer belonged just to our staff. Community members from all over reached out to us with their memories, ideas, and creations. We want the Weekly Update to be your soap box to reach a wider audience. Giving you the platform you need to share your OnePlus stories with thousands of new readers. As a token of our appreciation, all participants will receive 10 raffle points ready to go. Are you ready to share your story?


    Here’s a few tips on how to make your story stick:

    1. Pick an interesting theme. Whether it’s about a ROM you built or a photo you shot, try to get to the heart of your story. What makes your story memorable to you? If your story excites you, chances are, it will resonate with others as well.
    2. Make sure it relates to OnePlus in some way. This isn’t a strict requirement, so feel free to take risks and tell personal stories. As long as there is some connection between your story and OnePlus, whether it involves one of our products, another community member, or is simply an example of how you managed to Never Settle, it qualifies in our book.
    3. Don’t exceed 150 words! Technically, the word limit for story submissions is 250. But, remember that short stories often taste sweetest. However, we can’t have 1-word stories, so your story will need to hit a 75-word minimum to be valid.
    4. Submissions close on Thursday of next week (March 15), as we will need some time to compile the best stories for next week’s update.
    NOTE: We will only consider stories submitted through the link above, stories posted in this thread will not be considered and will not be awarded with raffle points.

    Love is in the air
    To celebrate Valentine’s Day in style, we decided to give away a couple of phones to a couple of couples. (Couple, couple, couple). When we announced our contest, with the help of the wits and charms of our good friend Emily, we had no idea how many submissions we would draw in. We received countless submissions, making it incredibly difficult to select the winners of this contest. Since then, we’ve reached out to the winners who will soon receive a pair of OnePlus 5T devices, one Midnight Black and one Lava Red. Congratulations to our winners!

    Leah and Jeff, Michael and Anna, Himothy and Victoria, Bryce and Candice, Jeremy and Kaptain, Ethan and Melinda, David and Nikki, Fabs and Kristine, Jason and Heather, Emily and Jeff, Darian, Danielle, Xavier, Minh, Gillian, Milton, and Jilian.

    Lights, Camera, Action
    Our latest Open Ears forum was all about photography, as we banded together with some of our biggest fans to get their thoughts on our camera tech. The difference between reading your comments online and meeting you in person is that events like these allow us to get to the heart of an issue. It also gives us the opportunity to explain why we do the things we do, while giving you the opportunity to flesh out your best ideas right there and then. Thanks to your feedback, we believe we can make important camera improvements. Got thoughts on software? Check back soon for more info on our upcoming OOS Open Ears forum. Watch the video below for a taste of the action!

    That’s all I’ve got to say this week, but this thread is just the start of this Weekly Update. Now, it’s your turn. Share your best stories of the past week at the link! We can’t wait to hear what you’ve got to say.

  2. idkwhoiam322 Marshmallow Mar 9, 2018

    idkwhoiam322, Mar 9, 2018 :
    Thanks for the update @Chris dB
    The story idea seems to be another great way to bring the community together :)
    Keep up the good work!
    Edit 1:
    Might be a good idea to include the time zone for the end date?
    I really hope the Open Ear Forums becomes a success, as it benefits everyone :D
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  3. izzykasha KitKat Mar 9, 2018

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    meatandy, Mar 9, 2018 :
    @Carl looks like the Terminator in that leather jacket , all he had to do is say
    "I'll be back". :p
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  5. Cheetosdust Starting Point Expert Mar 9, 2018

    Cheetosdust, Mar 9, 2018 :
    Heya @Chris dB

    Thanks for the update - and what a nice one it is. Love the idea of the stories, will make sure I don't miss the deadline.

    Here's a suggestion: maybe when we get the opportunity to participate in something like we can also get an award for our profile like the one we got around the 4th Anniversary? Just to mark our participation, no points needed.

    Have an awesome weekend, can't wait to read all the stories next week.

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  7. gamerxsoft Gingerbread Mar 9, 2018

    gamerxsoft, Mar 9, 2018 :
    Thanks for the update but speaking frankly all these events somehow feel like gimmick only. Oneplus 6 is already designed, manufactured and we have recently got news about it's Antutu score.
    When you know that camera of previous phone is not upto the mark, these events should have been organized quite earlier. Now the best output of these events can only be seen in 6T (hopefully).
    I also sincerely hope at least software related feedback gets implemented as discussed in these events.

  8. Chris dB Social Media Staff Member Mar 9, 2018

    Chris dB, Mar 9, 2018 :
    Absolutely, one of our goals is to award people who participate in the Weekly Update a custom badge. Not a fully fleshed out idea yet, so no promises! But if we do, you can rest assured that all people who participate this week will also receive said badge.

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  9. youbi Portuguese POC Assistant Head Moderator Mar 9, 2018

    youbi, Mar 9, 2018 :
    Nice idea the Oneplus stories made by the community. Curious to see what we will get. :)

    @dsmonteiro First the Youtube, soon you will conquer Hollywood. :D Your sexy back will start appearing on the all the major blockbusters. :smirk:

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  10. Cheetosdust Starting Point Expert Mar 9, 2018

    Cheetosdust, Mar 9, 2018 :
    Awesome, thanks for the reply ;)

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  11. NeVeR_SeTTLe The Lab - OnePlus 6 Reviewer Mar 9, 2018

    NeVeR_SeTTLe, Mar 9, 2018 :
    Thanks Chris! The story idea seems a very good idea! Sound interesting and it involves other members from this community to interact with OnePlus. Awesome! :D
    Ready to dive in! :D

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  12. Cheetosdust Starting Point Expert Mar 9, 2018

    Cheetosdust, Mar 9, 2018 :
    Also, congratulations to the winners. Anyone from the forums?

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  13. Gaston NP KitKat Moderator Mar 9, 2018

    Gaston NP, Mar 9, 2018 :
    Done ;)
    Thanks for the update.

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  14. ph6058 Gingerbread Mar 9, 2018

    ph6058, Mar 9, 2018 :
    how long is the maximum "promised" time interval for each update ?

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  16. idkwhoiam322 Marshmallow Mar 9, 2018

    idkwhoiam322, Mar 9, 2018 :
    When it is ready.

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  20. Razvan B. Gingerbread Mar 9, 2018

    Razvan B., Mar 9, 2018 :
    I will not tell you any story , you know allready everything about me ... you need to give me a gift just because you (and others) have all my info about me