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PostAuthor: dougnoel » Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:52 pm

In an effort to encourage wiki usage, we are holding a contest for IC wiki posts. You can find out more here: A New Missive from Rochin Thistlepants the Third

The prizes awarded for this contest will be:

1 GRAND PRIZE winner will receive a minor historian's quill with 50 charges.
2 SECOND PLACE winners will receive a minor historian's quill with 25 charges.
3 THIRD PLACE winners will receive a minor historian's quill with 10 charges.
4 THIRD PLACE winners will receive a minor historian's quill with 5 charges..
5 RUNNERS UP will receive a minor historian's quill with 2 charges.

All winners will have their wiki entry turned into an in-game published book. One copy of the book will be given to the player, and the book will become part of the game world. In addition, each winner will receive 50 xp/character level for IC contribution to the game world.

For more information, FOIG.

The OOC guidelines for making Wiki submissions are listed below. If you have specific questions relating to this contest's OOC portion, please post them in this thread or PM me (IceThorn). If you have generic Wiki questions please post them in Ask the Team or General. If you have IC questions, please FOIG (if you just can't find anyone to talk to as a last resort you can send me an IC PM to Sir Rochin Thistlepants the Third).

All pages:
Include {{Entry|user=Name}} on top of your page.

Full PC biography
Page named: "PCs:John Doe" (NOT: "PCs:Doe, John" please, for consistency.)
Include {{PC}} as well as {{Entry|User=Name}}
If your page name is not PCs: + your floaty name, make sure the page PCs: + floaty name is a redirect to your page. (Using #REDIRECT [[Pagename]])
Always include: [[Category:PCs|Last name]]

Character history
If included as a separate section in a PCs: page - See above.
If included as a separate page, name it PCs:Name/History, as written on the wiki page PCs:Example

Character journal
If included as a separate section in a PCs: page - See above.
If included as a separate page, name it PCs:Name/Journal, as written on the wiki page PCs:Example.

Guild or PC group page
Named Guild:Name
Includes:
[[Category:Guild]]
IF HOLY ORDER: {{HolyOrder}}
IF MAGE ORDER: {{MageOrders}}

Historic (IG or non IG) event:
INCLUDE: [[Category:History]]

If you're not sure where to put something (like a song, poetry, whatever) then just include it in a separate section in your PCs: page.

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PostAuthor: scribe » Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:35 am

I jut wish to point out that there has been an explosion of in-character Wiki posts on the songs page recently, inspired by Willem Lightheart.
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PostAuthor: chilingsworth » Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:38 am

One question, which I'm not sure can be answered IC'ly...

Where in the wiki should we post our entries, and how should we denote them as entries? (that's two questions, isn't it... oops!)
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PostAuthor: Fuzz » Wed Jun 28, 2006 5:38 am

chilingsworth wrote:One question, which I'm not sure can be answered IC'ly...

Where in the wiki should we post our entries, and how should we denote them as entries? (that's two questions, isn't it... oops!)

dougnoel wrote:You can find out more here: A New Missive from Rochin Thistlepants the Third
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<Ronnin> damm not even a kiss??
<Chasmania> Kiss Fuzz? I'd rather fellate a goat.

<Chasmania> there are many roads to Rome..they just picked a shit filled alley full of scabby hookers and bums.


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PostAuthor: girlysprite » Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:55 am

that link doesnt make the answer really clear. I have the same question.
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PostAuthor: Fuzz » Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:07 am

girlysprite wrote:that link doesnt make the answer really clear. I have the same question.

IceThorn wrote:Spread the word far and wide, that on the morrow ((Wednesday)) at 2330 GanooMish Time ((1830 Wednesday for me in US CST)) I will be announcin' rules and detailin' the exact information of the contest for all who wish to enter.

-Rochin Thistlepants the Third
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<Ronnin> damm not even a kiss??
<Chasmania> Kiss Fuzz? I'd rather fellate a goat.

<Chasmania> there are many roads to Rome..they just picked a shit filled alley full of scabby hookers and bums.


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PostAuthor: Katroine » Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:18 pm

IceThorn wrote:Spread the word far and wide, that on the morrow ((Wednesday)) at 2330 GanooMish Time ((1830 Wednesday for me in US CST)) I will be announcin' rules and detailin' the exact information of the contest for all who wish to enter.

-Rochin Thistlepants the Third


Today, 2330 GMT. The rules and details will be posted.
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PostAuthor: frogmella » Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:20 am

Katroine wrote:
IceThorn wrote:Spread the word far and wide, that on the morrow ((Wednesday)) at 2330 GanooMish Time ((1830 Wednesday for me in US CST)) I will be announcin' rules and detailin' the exact information of the contest for all who wish to enter.

-Rochin Thistlepants the Third


Today, 2330 GMT. The rules and details will be posted.
Good thing I speak ganoom!



((Did I miss that announcement? Can't find it anywhere))
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PostAuthor: IceThorn » Thu Jun 29, 2006 1:04 pm

I'm about to post the Wiki guidelines. But yes, the IG announcement was yesterday. You should speak IC to someone who was there or speak to someone who spoke to someone who was there...
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PostAuthor: IceThorn » Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:59 pm

I edited in the Wiki guidelines/formats and instructions to the first post in this thread.
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PostAuthor: szabot » Thu Jun 29, 2006 3:43 pm

IceThorn wrote:But yes, the IG announcement was yesterday. You should speak IC to someone who was there or speak to someone who spoke to someone who was there...


Darn. I didn't realize it was going to be an IG announcement. :(
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PostAuthor: frogmella » Thu Jun 29, 2006 6:04 pm

szabot wrote:
IceThorn wrote:But yes, the IG announcement was yesterday. You should speak IC to someone who was there or speak to someone who spoke to someone who was there...


Darn. I didn't realize it was going to be an IG announcement. :(



.... or where?

.. and is it a piece of fiction or can it be a bit of Avlis history?

... and where in the Wiki are these detials ?

I turn into a pumpkin at midnight GMT, so I could have missed all this even if i knew where it was going to take place.
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PostAuthor: Hamlet » Thu Jun 29, 2006 6:10 pm

Frog: Post IC note? Sure someone may answer. :wink:
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PostAuthor: IceThorn » Thu Jun 29, 2006 6:32 pm

Hamlet wrote:Frog: Post IC note? Sure someone may answer. :wink:


That is the correct answer. Those details are FOIG - even if it's by IC forum posting or IC PMs.
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PostAuthor: Fifty » Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:06 pm

Question one, which I have also asked ICly, what is the deadline? Question two, does it have to be something new, or can we enter things we wrote a long time ago that are already on the boards? Question three, does it have to fit into one of the categories listed above? The IC missive would suggest not, but the above does not make it clear. Question 4, can we enter more than once? Question 5, does it have to be factual within Avlis continuity, or can it be an entirely fictional account of something?

For example, I do not plan to enter this, but if I did a new novella, would it be acceptable?

http://www.avlis.org/viewtopic.php?t=25466&highlight=

((This was a book written by Kered but published under a pseudonym))

Or am I supposed to ask this ICly? Somehow, this is all very unclear.
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PostAuthor: IceThorn » Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:09 pm

Fifty wrote:Question one, which I have also asked ICly is what is the deadline? Questions two, does it have to be something new, or can we enter things we wrote a long time ago that are already on the boards? Question three, does it have to fit into one of the categories above? The IC missive would suggest not, but the above does not make it clear. Question 4, can we enter more tha n once?


Hopefully the IC questions (1, 2, and 3 above) will be answered in the other thread. If they aren't by tomorrow then I'll do so. The answer to number 4, IMO, would be you can make one entry per PC. But I need to clear that with the Team. I'll get the answer here as soon as I know.
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PostAuthor: IceThorn » Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:39 pm

In answer to, "...can we enter more than once?"

You can submit as many entries as you want from as many PCs as you want, but only 1 entry per player can be chosen as a finalist. That said, with the limited time I'd recommend going for quality and not quantity. One really well written entry will be worth more than 50 mediocre-written ones.
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PostAuthor: Zyndro » Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:45 pm

The IC board posting leads one to believe that the entry can be anything ...song, fiction story, history, etc. But the only catagories I see above are PC Bio, PC history, Journal entry, general history, and Guild info. I can't figure out which to go on, the IG info, or the info here.

I'm probably just an idiot, but could you spell it out for me?
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PostAuthor: IceThorn » Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:48 pm

The IG info is the primary. If you're not sure, just include it as a separate section in your PCs: page (which you can also do with a journal).
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PostAuthor: IceThorn » Mon Jul 03, 2006 1:03 pm

When you send me (by PM) or staff@avlis.org your entry, please make sure that you add your PC name - the one to receive the prize for the IC work.
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PostAuthor: IceThorn » Mon Jul 03, 2006 1:12 pm

Krator wrote:I've seen some pages appearing on the wiki that suspiciously look like wiki contest entries.

Taken from this thread:

All pages:
Include {{Entry|user=Name}} on top of your page.


Please don't forget to include this.

Also, this wiki page has some good information on how to make a good wiki article.
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PostAuthor: dougnoel » Mon Jul 03, 2006 5:26 pm

Here is an example wiki contest entry. The song always gave me a chuckle, so I threw it up there as an example. I thought it might help.

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PostAuthor: IceThorn » Mon Jul 03, 2006 5:29 pm

dougnoel wrote:Here is an example wiki contest entry. The song always gave me a chuckle, so I threw it up there as an example. I thought it might help.

Doug


Thanks. I think. *scrambles for his mp3 player to get it out of his head* :)
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PostAuthor: Katroine » Sat Jul 08, 2006 12:50 am

Can you enter with an entry that you add to until the deadline or would you rather complete works that are not edited until after the deadline?

Thanks!
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PostAuthor: IceThorn » Sat Jul 08, 2006 12:52 am

Katroine wrote:Can you enter with an entry that you add to until the deadline or would you rather complete works that are not edited until after the deadline?


Complete, please. We'll start reading them (in earnest) after the deadline. That said, if anyone wants to resubmit please wait until you're sure it's final then send it to me with a note saying it's being resubmitted (not really an issue since you're just editing your Wiki page).
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