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A554762 The Traditions of a Norwegian Graduant

Post 1

Tilly - back in mauve

http://www.bbc.co.uk/h2g2/guide/A554762


A554762 The Traditions of a Norwegian Graduant

Post 2

Mikey the Humming Mouse - A3938628 Learn More About the Edited Guide!

OK, I have to say that this entry made absolutely no sense to me whatsoever. Literally. It's important to take into account that the majority of the people reading the entry will be coming from a different cultural background, and won't necessarily know all the things that this entry seems to assume a reader would know.

I'd give you some more specific comments, but I'm really at a loss, as I'm rather unsure what the entry was about.

sorry!

Mikey


A554762 The Traditions of a Norwegian Graduant

Post 3

Metal Chicken

I'm afraid I've got to agree with Mikey on this one. I can't work out if this is partially a factual entry or a total wind-up, ridiculing some tradition I know nothing about. If you want this to stand any chance of going in the Guide, you need to include a lot more background information to help it make sense to non-Norwegians.
Hope this helps
MC


A554762 The Traditions of a Norwegian Graduant

Post 4

Tilly - back in mauve

Actually, I'm not trying to ridicule anything; Almost every Junior College in Norway do have traditions like these! These are the plain facts gathered from schools around in Norway. And honestely, I'm not sure of how I can make it understandable for anyone non-Norwegian when this is totally a Norwegian tradition.

But you're probably right; If it isn't understandable, it isn't understandable. I guess it's easy for me to get it to make sense since I do see hundreds of these graduates run around in the streets every May. (Take a trip to Oslo in May, and see what I'm talking about)

But I never was pleased with it myself, and it was the first entry I made here, so don't bother more with it! smiley - smiley


A554762 The Traditions of a Norwegian Graduant

Post 5

Metal Chicken

Hey Tilly, Don't run away just yet!!
If this really is a genuine Norwegian tradition then please, please, please have a go at making an entry out of it. Now I know it's for real, I'm fascinated. smiley - biggrin Maybe you could grab hold of some other Norwegians to help you make it understandable to outsiders...
Hope you can find a way to make this work.


A554762 The Traditions of a Norwegian Graduant

Post 6

Monsignore Pizzafunghi Bosselese

Yes, there's Guide potential in it!

Sounds like one of the various Drinking Game entries, and if you spend a few words more explanation... smiley - smiley


A554762 The Traditions of a Norwegian Graduant

Post 7

Mikey the Humming Mouse - A3938628 Learn More About the Edited Guide!

Hey there, Tilly!

If you'd like, we could move this thread to the Writing Workshop. There's lots of friendly people there who could help you find a way to explain this a little more clearly to the rest of us.

I really do think this entry has a lot of potential, so please don't give up on it!

smiley - smiley
Mikey


A554762 The Traditions of a Norwegian Graduant

Post 8

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

yes again Mikey, if Tilly wants that.
I think I understand from the article what happens (sounds like great fun),
I'd like to see a bit of the history as to how the traditions evolved


A554762 The Traditions of a Norwegian Graduant

Post 9

Dancer (put your advert here)

Actually, sounds fun, amybe a bit about how much do the graduated actually collect usually, and also a lot of the "in" should be "for".

smiley - hsif
Dancer


A554762 The Traditions of a Norwegian Graduant

Post 10

Ormondroyd

I'm with Mikey on this one. This is potentially a great Entry, both informative and very funny. It does obviously need a bit more work, but I don't think it would need too long in Writing Workshop to make the fairly small additions and changes that are needed. After a short enforced absence, Tilly has been around on h2g2 within the past week, so the author would hopefully be there to make the changes personally.

One thing that I think needs to be explained is whether or not any fund-raising is involved. Some of the activities sound like the sort of fun things British students might get sponsored to do to raise money for charity - so is any financial sponsorship involved?

Incidentally, I think that going around convincing people not to watch 'Big smiley - bleeping Brother' is a wonderful idea! I'd definitely sponsor someone to do that! smiley - ok


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Post 11

h2g2 auto-messages

Editorial Note: This conversation has been moved from 'Peer Review' to 'The Writing Workshop'.


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Post 12

Tonsil Revenge (PG)

I like it. Clean up the spelling and grammar and let it roll. You might want to place it among the Humour, but I think it has a place.
It reminds me of the fratboy Rush week stuff that goes on at US universities.


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Post 13

Ormondroyd

Tilly, I really like this Entry, and I'd like to see it in the Edited Guide. I don't see why it shouldn't go there, as it describes something that really happens! If you'd like me to fix the English spelling and usage for you, I'd be very happy to do so. smiley - smiley


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Post 14

Tilly - back in mauve

Yes, please smiley - smiley While I'm thinking of what more I could put up there...


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Post 15

Ormondroyd

Will do. smiley - ok I'll post a link to the revised version in this thread when I've done it, so you can tell me whether I've understood your Entry correctly or not! smiley - smiley


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Post 16

Dancer (put your advert here)

Great, waiting to see the results <biggrin.

smiley - hsif
Dancer


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Post 17

Ormondroyd

OK - there's a first draft at http://www.bbc.co.uk/h2g2/guide/A657380 .

There are a few things that I'm not sure I've understood correctly. For a start, are the students who are doing all this stuff people who have left school and are about to start university or college, or is this what people do when they leave education, before they go looking for a job? (In Britain and America, a 'graduate' is someone who has finished their education and got a qualification).

But anyway, please take a look and see what you think of it so far. smiley - smiley


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Post 18

Tonsil Revenge (PG)

Rock and Roll!
A little history wouldn't hurt.
Otherwise...it shines.


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Post 19

Henry

Give flowers to a man in suit, beg him to "stop being effective"

Is definately my favourite.


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Post 20

Ormondroyd

smiley - biggrin Yes - Tilly, what exactly did you mean by that? Perhaps we should try for a clearer translation! I would guess that the man in the suit is asked to lighten up and stop taking his job so seriously. smiley - smiley


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