Announcement: TNC 3.0 + #LoveTNC Competition

Hey people, Toolsman wondering where to start from. Ok, lets start this way… HAPPY BIRTHDAY TNC!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, it’s been 3 long years and we’re still standing strong. MASSIVE s/o to you – our readers – who have made all of this worth it. Without you, TNC is just another random site out there. I’ll also like to say a MASSIVE thank you to the awesome TNC team. You guys really can’t imagine how much work goes into running this site daily. I’m proud of what we’re building. Yes, it’s continuous and I’m sure you’ve noticed everything has changed this morning. Welcome to TNC version 3.0. We’ve been making noise about it and now, it’s finally here.

For those wondering what has changed, don’t worry, I’ll do a quick run down before we get into activities for today. After two years of pushing out some of the best original content in the African web space, we decided to take things one step further and fully exploring our “express you” pay offline, we’ve modified the site into a micro-social network. No it’s not Facebook! No its not Twitter. Its just TNC. From today, visitors will be able to register as members, build their own profile, send and receive private messages from other members and more importantly, start their own conversations under different groups.

Whew, ok, seems like A LOT of change right?

For those on the desktop site, on the right hand side bar, you’ll notice the login section and a link to register below it.

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Once you register, this portion of the site becomes your member area with links to your profile, private messages, groups, mentions etc.

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Beneath the member area, you’ll see the quick links to the Groups section. Right now we have 3 groups created. All members can join these groups and join conversations with other members at any point in time.

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For those on the mobile site, you can access all the new features through the ‘community’ link in the menu at the top of the site.

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The final change I’ll touch on is the new commenting system. We’ve introduced the ‘Disqus’ commenting system that not only makes commenting social because it integrates all popular social network sites, but it also has powerful features like replying to comments with images. Yes, you can now respond to a comment with one of those sick memes. The little icon at the bottom left corner will allow you to add an image to your comment.

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Ok, so there you go. Those are some of the amazing new features of TNC 3.0, there’s still more but we’ll cover those later. I know it seems like a lot but y’all know what they say about change. Use the site and of course, we’re always open to feedback. You can always hit us up at hello@thenakedconvos.com if you have questions, suggestions etc.

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Now y’all know we can’t celebrate our birthday without hooking you up big time. It’s time for another massive competition. As part of our third year anniversary celebration, we’ve come up with a competition called #LoveTNC.

So how does this work?

Basically, all you have to do  is express you. You can put up anything that shows your feelings about TNC in any way on social media. It could be a picture of all the friends you’ve met through TNC uploaded on Instagram, a series of tweets about what you think TNC should do to improve on any aspect, posted on twitter, a Facebook update of any kind wishing TNC a happy anniversary, a blog post with links to your favourite posts on TNC, a collection of your favourite pictures from a TNC event, uploaded on Pinterest, a Keek of your thoughts on TNC, it could be anything and posted on any social media in the list below.

Facebook – www.facebook.com/tncng

Twitter  (@thenakedconvos)

Instagram (@thenakedconvos)

Pintrest  (@thenakedconvos)

LinkedIn

via BlogPost

You will have to include the #LOVETNC hashtag in your entry and tag/mention the TNC account on the social media you choose to use. If you use a blogpost/website, then please include a link to this page in the body of the post and post a comment here with a link to your own post/update/so us and the rest of the TNC family can see it. Pictures, Words, Videos, Whatever you choose to use, Express You!

Whats in it for you? 

Fun! Obviously. You can relive all the moments and experiences you have had through us, revisit some of your favourite posts, declare your love (or hate) for any of our contributors, tell us what you would like to see more (or less) of, share fond TNC moments with the friends you’ve met here, poke fun at TNC – basically, just enjoy yourself with us.

Of course, there will be prizes!

1st place – An Apple ipad Mini

2nd place – A Blackberry Q10 courtesy @Askbuki

3rd place – A N10,000 shopping voucher @ Giddimint + Copy of Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Consolation prizes to others in Top Ten

Winners will be decided using 3 criteria

1) Beauty, Creativity, Style and Technical ‘Correctness’ – 30%

(This refers to uniqueness, originality, grammar, spelling, creativity, adherence to rules, beauty and other issues of aesthetics of your entry)

2) Relevance to TNC and the TNC mantras (“Express You”, “Converge, Converse, Engage”) – 20%

(This refers to the intensity of expression, inclusion of other people, relevance of discussion, etc)

3) Number of Likes/RT’s/Comments/Pingbacks/Reposts/Whatever kind of feedback – 50%

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The Competition starts today and ends on August 30 – We will announce a winner on September 2.

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So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and EXPRESS YOU!

Welcome to TNC 3.0

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    Adee

    wooooopppyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TNC IS THREEE!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS TOOLSMAN…..MANY MORE YEARS…. *FREE APPLE JUICE FOR EVERYBODY*

    August 5, 2013
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      thetoolsman

      I need me some of that apple juice today ..

      August 5, 2013
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    Sirkastiq

    Yooooo

    August 5, 2013
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    Jeffrey Mukoro

    Happy Birthday TNC!!! To the Admin, U guys rock big time!!!

    August 5, 2013
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    tommie

    I like! I really like! Happy Birthday TNC!

    August 5, 2013
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    thetoolsman

    Yes.. we did it.. 🙂

    August 5, 2013
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      Adee

      i signed up already… but have not gotten any e-mail notification yet,

      August 5, 2013
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        thetoolsman

        hmm.. can you wait a bit. If nothing then please try again..

        August 5, 2013
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          spacyzuma

          I have the same problem. I signed up between 10 and 10.30 am, and I’m yet to receive the activation email, meaning I can’t login. Username is ‘spacyzuma’

          August 5, 2013
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            thetoolsman

            You eventually got it right?

            August 5, 2013
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            Adeee

            Nah…. I had to re-register again 🙁

            August 5, 2013
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    spacyzuma

    Congratulations, TNC. More grease to your elbow, and more lube to your -_____-. Cheers!!

    August 5, 2013
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    Kopho Jomo

    Congrats TNC!

    August 5, 2013
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      thetoolsman

      Thanks 🙂

      August 5, 2013
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    jAyajade

    Congrats guys!! All the best in the future….

    Is it weird that I really, really want the third prize?;; 🙂

    August 5, 2013
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      thetoolsman

      Lol..I know that feeling… Work hard to win and then you can claim the third place prize..

      August 5, 2013
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        jAyajade

        third place work hard, will I 🙂

        August 5, 2013
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    Sirkastiq

    So um…who wants to be my friend? Don’t be shy, sign up and send that friend request..:D

    August 5, 2013
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      Kopho Jomo

      sent you one…;;)

      August 5, 2013
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        Sirkastiq

        from your member section? hmmm…let’s see

        August 5, 2013
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    Detoxified

    OHO! Let thine P be set! (^_^)/

    August 5, 2013
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      Sumbo Eludire

      LOL.

      August 5, 2013
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      Belle dame

      SMH

      August 5, 2013
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    Mimsi O.

    Whoop! Whoop!!!! Happy birthday TNC!!! Greater heights!

    August 5, 2013
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    ironhyde

    Congrats TNC!!! Hope the TNC app is on the way 😀

    August 5, 2013
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      Pixie

      I’d download THAT!! (y)

      August 5, 2013
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      thetoolsman

      It’s almost here.. 🙂

      August 5, 2013
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    Arthur Bizkit

    Steadily anteing up the stakes. . . Version 3.0 sure looks groovy!

    Happy Birthday TNC!

    August 5, 2013
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    Nijezie

    Whooop!!!! TNC is 3. Love the new TNC too

    August 5, 2013
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    Nijezie

    Yo Tula. Love the work you’ve put in and everything but you know we still got lingering questions about our privacy and shit. You know we can’t be having ‘yous’ guys snooping our messages(and hopefully nudes?) a la NSA PRISM style; so what do you have for us on that front?

    August 5, 2013
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    Ngor... :D

    Being a true LASTMA official and professional Last-carrier, I didn’t discover this website till early this year… For ages, I suffered grievous bodily harm reading all the gbagauns and dodging all the bullets on Nairaland before coming here.

    I love this website!! And I think most of you guys are cool…… most….
    ( ._.)
    Happy birthday TNC!!! May God bless your blogging hustle… Amen.

    August 6, 2013
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      ironhyde

      lol at “…suffered grievous bodily harm reading all the gbagauns and dodging all the bullets…” couldn’t have been that serious. Or was it?

      August 6, 2013
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    Bad guy

    I love what you’ve done with the site.

    August 6, 2013
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    Niyoola

    But why is the comments box at the top; you know we love to read other people’s comments before posting ours.

    #commentboxatbottomofpage

    August 6, 2013
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    Enajyte

    Pepper Eye http://wp.me/p3KH9u-25

    My second entry for #LoveTNC Competition. You have to read it to understand.

    August 28, 2013
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    was just playing around when i did this entry. hope you guys like it.
    http://pinterest.com/pin/325244404310150837/

    August 28, 2013
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    Wrote a short drama for the #LoveTNC Competition http://t.co/Cq126jzTkV

    August 29, 2013
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    My entry for the #LoveTNC competition. Week 21 of rounds with a twist. Hope you enjoy it. http://therealadonye.wordpress.com/2013/08/30/rounds-week-21-adonye/

    August 30, 2013
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    Tobi

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/xr831fwnimfa36y/%23love

    It's a detachable Peplum top. I made it out of a pair of old tights and scraps of african print fabric 😀

    August 30, 2013
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