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Title: Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: Purple Raine on April 20, 2002, 12:23:58 AM
As always, we've been seeing a steady level of article submissions from our members - WHICH IS AWESOME!

Unfortunately, it seems that many people are just submitting articles just to get their names on the site...

You may be wondering why there has been a bit of a slow down in terms of articles being posted... it's because it's that time of year when all of us writers, editors, and webmasters are quite busy with school, work, and life in general... it will be better in the summer

Hence we cannot spend all of our time correcting SPELLING, GRAMMER, and STYLISTIC errors...

I was supposed to put up 5 articles yesterday, but it turned out that ALL FIVE had extensive spelling and capitalization errors...

When we say YOU we don't use "U"... WE ARE is NOT "WERE" and Wave Serpents are not "WAVESERPENTS"

Please make sure you take care of simple issues as these.  

Lately, I've been training our newest Warlock - AiR to do the editing and layout of these articles, but it's been increasingly difficult as I've not found an article without errors =)...

Please help make our lives easier by doing the spellchecking and grammarchecking PRIOR to submission.

Thanks
Title: Re:Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: Lonjon on April 20, 2002, 04:34:42 AM
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Hence we cannot spend all of our time correcting SPELLING, GRAMMER, and STYLISTIC errors...

Grammar is spelled with an "A".  Just a little heads up there big guy.  :)

http://maps.yahoo.com/py/maps.py?Pyt=Tmap&addr=&city=Grammer&state=IN&slt=39.152527&sln=-85.724808&name=&zip=&country=us&&BFKey=&BFCat=&BFClient=&mag=8&desc=&cs=8&newmag=9&poititle=&poi=&ds=g

Title: Re:Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: Purple Raine on April 20, 2002, 04:55:50 AM
Hahahahah... gee, was that ironic or what?

Yeah, the above was an example of what NOT to do =)
Title: Re:Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: klardom on April 28, 2002, 09:03:16 PM
Hey Raine, if you need another hand in proof-reading and such, I can help out.

I tend to have alot of time on my hands, and I'm really good with english, grammar and so on.  I know I'm not a warlock or anything like that, but I'd be more than happy to lend a hand to you and the community.  I could also get my mom to proof-read the articles (she's an english teacher by the way) and then I could fix the errors.

What do ya think?  Could I lend a hand to you guys?

EDIT:::: Oh yeah, and I also have quite a bit of experience in proof-reading, considering that about a quarter of my History class has me proof-read their papers before they are turned in, and those papers almost always get A's  ;D
Title: Re:Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: AiR on April 28, 2002, 09:49:26 PM
Wow that seems impressive.  We will discuss about you. We are always looking for people to help out on EO.
Title: Re:Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: klardom on April 29, 2002, 01:07:52 AM
Alrighty then, just a little intro to my mad english skills  ;D ;D

AiR - You need to change your second sentence to the Progressive Future Tense, ie: "We will be discussing you."  Also, your objective pronoun 'you' in that sentence is a little unsupported.  You might want to try "We will be discussing your request" instead.

Just thought I'd let you know  ;)
Title: Re:Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: AiR on April 29, 2002, 08:24:35 AM
 :-[ Isn't that embaressing! You got me there buddy....

Title: Re:Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: klardom on April 29, 2002, 08:57:50 PM
 ;D Don't worry about it, I've had this stuff beaten into my head ever since I was old enough to write essays.

My mom proofreads all my papers, and so I get "no no no, you're using the wrong appositive" or "you have tense changes here, here, and here, this shouldn't be progressive, yadda yadda yadds" and stuff like that all the time.  It starts to sink in after six or seven years  ;D
Title: Re:Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: The Hive Custodian (Retired) on April 29, 2002, 09:13:25 PM
I'll be able to help out too, especially during the summer- but I don't think I can match klardom!
Title: Re:Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: ArchonOfRedemption on May 10, 2002, 11:06:14 AM
im not an english genious but id be happy to help if someone asked me

i really enjoy writing fiction but so far have only turned in one story.

maybe if i become a warlock i can help
Title: Re:Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: bringer of the blue screen of Death on May 13, 2002, 10:05:14 AM
the odd rong spelling never hurt any one
Title: Re:Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: klardom on May 13, 2002, 11:52:12 PM
acually, misspellings can be VERY annoying at times.  Sure, we all screw up once in a while, but when some one slaughters all of their words simply because they don't feel like fixing them or typing them correctly, it can get very annoying
Title: Re:Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: GrammarKing on May 14, 2002, 06:08:19 AM
klardom?? I always thought names started with a capital letter?
So shouldn't it be Klardom??

Sentences; well I always thought they started with a captial letter and ended with a full stop.

So shouldn't you take some more English lessons from your parents. Or maybe they should take some more English lessons themselves.
So basically you are being a Hypocrit.[/u]

One more thing you moron, mom?? It's MUM or MOTHER you idiot.
Title: Re:Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: klardom on May 14, 2002, 07:43:25 PM
This is a message board, therefore informal and not within the bounds of standard English.  Because of this several rules of the English Language are allowed to be bent or broken due to the informality of this board.

klardom, as it is my own fabricated name and not a standard English name, is NOT supposed to be capitalized, as I do not view it to be within the bounds of the English Language.  klardom is klardom, period.

But if you really want to go there...

A) You spelled hypocrite wrong, and it should not be capitalized as it is not a proper noun and not at the beginning of a sentence.

B)  Mom is a word within the English Language, at least according to the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language.  Mum, however, is not technically an allowed substitute for mother.  By definition, mum is an informal abbreviation to ma'am, not mother.

C) My mom is and English Teacher with a Masters Degree, and probably knows one heck of alot more about the English Language than you do.  So leave her out of this.

D) Conjuctions are not supposed to be used as the first word of a sentence.

E) Only one punctuation mark is supposed to be used at the end of each sentence.

F) Your use of a semi-colon in your third sentence is improper.  

G) Your first sentence is a declaration, not a question, and therefore should not be ended with a question mark.

H) Yes, they are your first and third sentence because "klardom??" is merely a fragment, not a sentence.

I) Personal attacks towards others and their moms arn't really very acceptable on this board unless they're well warranted, which yours weren't; and I have learned this from personal experience.

J) In order to maintain smooth sentence flow, you should add a comma after the word "MOTHER" in your last sentence.

There, I do believe I am done; and just so you know, my corrections of AiR's mistakes were not saying that you must be formal here on this board, instead it was merely demonstrating my grasp of the English Language.  My statement about misspellings was also not saying that everything on this board must follow the rules of the English Language in regards to capitalization, it was instead a direct reference to the use of capitalization within formal works of the English Language.
Title: Re:Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: Darkseerz on May 15, 2002, 05:02:42 AM
Ok, this is not a grammar competition! People make mistakes; but by correcting them, you will probably humiliate and embarrass them; which is not what Eldaronline is about.

Eldaronline is here for the purpose that gamers can trade information, discuss tactics etc. So why the need to try and make yourselves feel superior by correcting others?
Title: Re:Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: Purple Raine on May 15, 2002, 02:46:07 PM
Chill, all of you.

Klardom has been doing some editing work for us, which is great because we do receive some horrible submissions... we can't put up articles if we can't understand them.  

And you're correct that EO is not here to humiliate anyone's lack of grammar / spelling skills, but we are also here to put up quality articles.
Title: Re:Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: Darkseerz on May 16, 2002, 03:22:38 AM
That last post; was directed at GrammarKing not klardom.  :)
Title: Re:Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: Razedbar on May 20, 2002, 05:21:29 AM
Relax a little on the correct grammar.  This is supposed to be entertaining.  Only god is perfect.  If he were real.
I,m not saying he is or isn't.  Also, I don't think raine has an e on the end of it.  Just kidding, lol. :)
Title: Re:Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: Oblivion on May 22, 2002, 08:08:46 AM
Well just thought I might add something about submissions to this topic, seems about time..... ;D
I have been thinking of sending you a couple of drawings for review, but as of yet haven´t got a clue how to send you files that will obviously be to big (I´m pretty certain of that) to be sent by hotmail. Anyone got a good solution to this. (Plus my scanner has gone haywire on me so this might be a few days in the work... :()
Title: Re:Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: Oblivion on May 22, 2002, 08:10:14 AM
Managed to miss the entire word articles, sorry, sorry, sorry....  :P
Title: Re:Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: Purple Raine on May 22, 2002, 02:20:39 PM
Oblivion, no worries ... regarding the submission - zip it then send it.

Title: Re:Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: Wrath of Khaine on October 26, 2002, 11:12:29 PM
To say that it is necessary or benificial in order to uphold the mundane teachings of grammar on this site is nothing more then a struggle for power while trying to  let out pent up aggression for your own gain.  Come on, this site was intended to be helpful towards people interested in the world of Warhammer not a spelling contest to see who can outsmart one another.  We all know of our own inadequacy.  So if your looking to proofread my comment then I suggest you look at the lack of proper punctuation. ;D

Title: Re:Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: Farseer_Nimliiost on December 11, 2002, 05:42:51 PM
ok well im not sure this is the right place to ask this but its close enough, im doing a school project about copyrights related to the net (its a compclass) and i was wondering if the message boards here are considered to be public forum (i think thats what its called) or if they are technicaly all copyrighted
Title: Re:Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: McDiz on December 11, 2002, 08:07:37 PM
Question for Raine: If we submit material to the site; is there still the opportunity to get the 'Warlock' title? I haven't noticed anyone with the title besides the old ones from the beginning. But, I have been seeing people with titles like 'Cultist' 'Adept' 'Librarian' and 'Historian'. Are these the new titles given depending on what they submit?

-The 'Narf
Title: Re:Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: Purple Raine on December 11, 2002, 10:39:22 PM
Actually, Monoglycer has just become a Warlock...

In terms of advancement, I guess those who participate most in our community get to become Warlocks... so, full-time moderators, article writers, etc...

The other titles are people who are helping out on other projects.

Question for Raine: If we submit material to the site; is there still the opportunity to get the 'Warlock' title? I haven't noticed anyone with the title besides the old ones from the beginning. But, I have been seeing people with titles like 'Cultist' 'Adept' 'Librarian' and 'Historian'. Are these the new titles given depending on what they submit?

-The 'Narf
Title: Re:Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: Hippy In Peril on December 13, 2002, 08:14:35 PM
Raine, I may be new to this board, but if there is anything you need help with, e-mail me and I will be more than happy to help out.  :)
Title: Re:Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: Scythe on February 13, 2003, 09:21:29 PM
Are we allowed to submit new, and tested rules for races, other than Eldar?
Title: Re:Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: Colonel-Commissar Ghostmaker on February 28, 2003, 10:35:46 AM
What are these articles about/for?
Title: Re:Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: Disco Boy on March 13, 2003, 06:25:51 AM
Raine,
I don't mind writing a few Fan Stories from time to time, am I able to submit my ones which are related to Eldar,DE or their kin?
I've noticed you have a few up on the site already, but I was curious, does GW have a problem with Fan Fiction on your site? Or do they just require that stoopid little spiel down the bottom about registered trademarks?
Title: Re:Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: Purple Raine on March 18, 2003, 08:55:18 PM
fan fiction?  na, not that i know of.
Title: Re:Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: €rystal on May 8, 2003, 09:02:42 AM
Ok raine I am doing 7 articles about playing, converting, and painting would you mind if I do them like the "The painting docter" did by making a eldar project. Mines for a Harlequin army.
Uriah
Title: Re:Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: Novarius Andrion on May 29, 2003, 07:03:25 PM
    Raine, I'm about to begin a new conversion. I'm taking the old Necron Lord (the one with the hideous excuse for a head) and modifying it. When I finish, how should I go about submitting the pics\ article?
Title: Re: Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: Farseer ShadowDragon on February 7, 2005, 06:03:53 PM
so speaking in l33t and AIM talk is not held in high regard here then? Phew good to know, I dont think I could handle reading another post with that "1'/\/\ teh 1337 haxor" or "lol rofl u sux" crap in it again...
Title: Re: Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: Ranger Astheria on February 7, 2005, 08:50:28 PM
No, it would not be a good thing to send in or to have to read.
Title: Re: Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: Farseer ShadowDragon on February 7, 2005, 10:43:57 PM
I agree, my eyes tend to get swelled up and burn like hot coals when I see garbage like that on my screen
Title: Re: Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: Lomendil on February 7, 2005, 10:50:24 PM
Someone actually did submit an article in AIM 'txt' talk once. It didn't help matters that he was a very disagreeable sort, and refused to type it up in proper English when asked. In fact, he even went as far as to claim that seeing as he'd gone to the great effort of writing the article in the first place, we at EO were obliged to rewrite it for him... Amazing what ideas some people get into their heads. I'm sure Ranger remembers who I'm talking about.
Title: Re: Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: Farseer ShadowDragon on February 7, 2005, 10:57:27 PM
yes, that is one of the reasons I can't ever go into a chat room of anykind EVER again. the people you meet in there seem be unable to tell the differnace from a hole in the ground and well....I'll leave it at that

I give you Mods. credit for not going crazy. you must have to deal with stupid people all day, one reason I could never be a Mod. I have no patience for such stupidity as this...
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Someone actually did submit an article in AIM 'txt' talk once. It didn't help matters that he was a very disagreeable sort, and refused to type it up in proper English when asked. In fact, he even went as far as to claim that seeing as he'd gone to the great effort of writing the article in the first place, we at EO were obliged to rewrite it for him...
If it were me, Id ban ban that person faster then he could say OMG!!!!11
Title: Re: Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: Rasmus on February 8, 2005, 02:23:09 AM
If it were me, Id ban ban that person faster then he could say OMG!!!!11
   He was later removed from the project, and actually later banned for... and get this, ranting about how the moderators screwed him (me in particular, if I recall corectly), making another account, and then coming to his own defence. As making two accounts for a single person is not allowed here, both were removed. We have not seen anything from him since.
Title: Re: Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: Farseer ShadowDragon on February 8, 2005, 02:46:05 AM
(raiseing sercasm level to 150%) Oh that is so terribly sad to hear. I'm sure he will be greatly missed... (now lowering sarcasm to safe levels)
Title: Re: Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: Ranger Astheria on February 8, 2005, 10:16:50 AM
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I'm sure Ranger remembers who I'm talking about.

*Chuckles*

Yeah, I do.  But Rasmus pretty much covered the storyline for me.  By the way it was you Rasmus that he was particularly upset with, though he wasn't happy with me or Thrawn either.

*Clears throat*

But on a more on topic note, we highly discourage that kind of stuff here, and discourage the thoughts  of the writer expecting us to fix it.
Title: Re: Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: Janek Sunber on March 13, 2007, 11:55:04 AM
Umm... Call me a noob or whatever but I really have no Idea how this site works and I would like to.

1] How can I submit jokes and stuff like in 40k humour and 40k art?

2] Where do I go to create stories?

3] Do you have an RP forum on here for people who might want to, you know, RP a bit of warhammer 40k in like bars and battlefields?
Title: Re: Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: Devern, The Unsung Hero on March 13, 2007, 12:35:33 PM
As for 1. Not entirely sure, the submission process has never been a major focus on my part, but I seem to recall the uploading function on the galleries being down?  But there is the art forum and space tavern for things like art and jokes, respectively.

2. You open up Microsoft word/notepad/word perfect and just start typing away.  Then you can post it up in the Fiction forum.

3. We do in fact have an RP board, scroll down a bit, all is explained upon entrance.
Title: Re: Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: Janek Sunber on March 15, 2007, 06:55:03 AM
Alright, thanks man. Erm... do you mean by "post it in the forum" as in copy and paste?  ;)
Title: Re: Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: Devern, The Unsung Hero on March 15, 2007, 12:19:02 PM
Yeah, should work.  There may be some glitches, so oit would be good to proofread.
Title: Re: Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: Janek Sunber on March 16, 2007, 04:25:39 AM
Thanks a bunch. Im ready to begin conquering the 40k universe with words!  :P

Ill begin writing my tale of woe right now :P
Title: Re: Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: Devern, The Unsung Hero on March 16, 2007, 01:24:44 PM
Good stuff. 


But a word of warning.  When writing fluff, aim low.  Aim very low.  No titans for your guard regiment, or a system that has every type of planet possible.  It makes for a better story
Title: Re: Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: The GrimSqueaker on March 16, 2007, 01:28:29 PM
I'll second that. Fluff is far more interesting when it contains flaws and weaknesses than it is when merely full of strengths. Not all planets field armoured regiments and not all planets are hive/agri/forge worlds which can construct mighty titans while also being full of unspoilt natural wilderness and every resource necessary for anything and everything including those undiscovered as of yet.  ;)
Title: Re: Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: Felix Faustus on March 22, 2007, 04:43:04 PM
I would actually like to know about the jokes thing, I've visited the humour board several time in the time I've been on this forum and have never been able to upload any. I looked through all the posters and they seem to all be staff, is it just mods that can post stuff there?
Title: Re: Regarding YOUR submissions and contributions of ARTICLES
Post by: Killing Time on March 22, 2007, 06:50:06 PM
I have small request to make regarding an artical, and I suppose it should go here.
Here (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=131637.msg1612571#new) is a thread I started about constructive critisism during rate my list threads. The topic got pretty positive feedback (and some healthy constructive critisism) and as a result I posted an artical detailing the issue. It's about half way down page 2.
I was under the impression that it might get stickied somewhere useful (as that was indeed the reason I wrote it), but it seems to have dropped off the radar.
I don't mind if it's considered surplus to requirements...I'm not in it for the glory (much)....but I thought it would be a good contribution to the forum.

Cheers
Dizzy