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Topic Subject:Welcome to the Guides and Articles Forum
Terikel Grayhair
Imperator
(id: Terikel706)
posted 04 August 2009 05:27 EDT (US)         
Welcome.

This forum is dedicated to Guides and Articles, as one can tell by its name. The idea behind this forum is to provide a place for articles and guides to be exposed to public view and criticism, so that errors and such can be identified and fixed before publishing the article or guide on the Main Site. A side effect of this is that articles can be worked on by teams of writers, not just a single writer. This is especially handy for those working on Strategy Guides and Opening Moves.

Another is that quality control of the article can be performed by more than the single set of moderator eyes that see it before publishing- we can all put in our penny’s worth. Accuracy is thus enhanced, as is quality control.

The threads posted here, unborn articles if you will, can thus be presented, worked upon, edited, and corrected in a community atmosphere that can help our community spirit. The threads, when ready for posting, can also double as the “Praise and Criticism” threads that otherwise appear in the Discussion Forums.



A few basic guidelines for articles and guides:

  • Original work only, please. No Plagiarism. Piracy of other people's works will be dealt with firmly and harshly.

  • Constructive criticism is both appreciated and expected. This is how we improve our works and grow our minds.

  • Negative criticism, such as 'it sucked' or 'this boned', is neither welcome nor helpful as it contributes nothing of worth except an opinion. Opinions are like assholes- everybody has one and they are all different. Say something helpful or keep your trap shut.

  • The originator shall edit the OP as necessary. Use replies to notify the forummers/mods that the update has occurred.

  • Post a reply stating the work is complete when you feel it is ready.

  • Submissions that make it to the Main Site will be counted towards a Custom Title (see other sticky) for the originator(s). Those contributing to the article/guide through constructive criticism and giving ideas will be credited in the article for their help, though it shall not count towards a custom title. It is far easier to pick apart and improve someone else’s work than to create a piece yourself.

The Forum Moderators have the final say concerning a piece.

The Two-Day Rule, which you will see often, is as follows:
Upon announcement of the Two-Day Rule, there will be no less than two days before the item is posted to the Main Site. This gives anyone noticing something off or wrong to say their piece before it is posted. If nothing is heard after two days, the item is considered acceptable to all and can then be posted to the Main Site.

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[This message has been edited by Terikel Grayhair (edited 11-18-2009 @ 09:14 AM).]

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Edorix
High King of Britain
posted 05 November 2009 11:56 EDT (US)     1 / 8       
I notice that there are quite a few "new article" announcements that have been moved here from their earlier destinations, but I also notice that neither of the articles I have submitted are here, nor at least two of Terikel's. Is it just modding articles that get their announcements over here?

My two articles:

Blitzing With Gauls

Queen Of The Iceni

I'm currently working on one called "Woad And The Amount of Bullshit It Is Associated With". Anyone suggesting a new title?

• EDORIX •
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Hussarknight
Seraph Emeritus
posted 06 November 2009 03:44 EDT (US)     2 / 8       
Thanks for the heads-up. All articles will get their threads here, not just modding ones. The reason why we've moved mainly modding ones over here is that those have been written far more lately then other guides. (As a side note, the threads have actually ben copied, not moved to not break any links.) I've moved the thread for Blitzing with the Gauls here, but I can't find a discussion/announcement thread for your other article.

Good to hear you're writing another article. I'll see if I can think of another title when I read it here.

          Hussarknight
Edorix
High King of Britain
posted 06 November 2009 14:01 EDT (US)     3 / 8       
Thanks. I dug up the link to the announcement thread for the Queen of the Iceni. Here it is.

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Hussarknight
Seraph Emeritus
posted 09 November 2009 04:13 EDT (US)     4 / 8       
Moved as well.

          Hussarknight
Melian Adhelhelm
Legionary
posted 08 September 2010 08:21 EDT (US)     5 / 8       
Just had to say Terikel that your strategy guide for the coldhearted bastard - http://rtw.heavengames.com/rtw/strategy/campaign/Coldheart/Coldhearted/ - was the most illuminating and side-splttingly funny thing I have read since putting down a Terry Pratchett. It was sheer brilliance!! Thank you
Terikel Grayhair
Imperator
(id: Terikel706)
posted 08 September 2010 08:34 EDT (US)     6 / 8       
Thank you.

And welcome to our happy forum!

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Somewhere over the EXCO Rainbow
Master Skald, Order of the Silver Quill, Guild of the Skalds
Champion of the Sepia Joust- Joust I, II, IV, VI, VII, VIII
Alex_the_Bold
Legionary
posted 23 May 2012 08:38 EDT (US)     7 / 8       
NOooooooo!!!

My gaming computer just died and I'm short of cash. I need your advice because I have three, almost four articles ready but I can't take in-game photos to put into them. What shall I do???

Invincibility lies in defence, while the possibility of victory in the attack -Sun Tzu
Akouson me, pataxon de (hit me, but first listen to me)-Themistocles to Euribiadis prior to the battle of Salamis.
Terikel Grayhair
Imperator
(id: Terikel706)
posted 23 May 2012 13:27 EDT (US)     8 / 8       
Do as the wizard did for Conan at the funeral of Valeria:

"He is Conan, a Cimmerian. He will not cry. So I cry for him."


(Translation of parable: Try asking someone to take the pictures for you.)

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|||||||||||||||| Listed on my page for your convenience and envy.|||||||||||||||||
Somewhere over the EXCO Rainbow
Master Skald, Order of the Silver Quill, Guild of the Skalds
Champion of the Sepia Joust- Joust I, II, IV, VI, VII, VIII

[This message has been edited by Terikel Grayhair (edited 05-23-2012 @ 01:29 PM).]

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