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Mort - a middle aged Girl Interrupted

welcome to h2g2, smiley - ok

I am Mort, <./>ACE</.> (assistant community editor) here to meet and greet you, and help you find your way around this site. smiley - smiley

You may be interestd in A721513 The Dead Mans Inn But I would love to have you join a group I am setting up at U515668 as I think it would be great to hear what you have to say smiley - smiley

Feisor has compiled a list of links at A719840 to make it easier to familiarise yourself with some of the most helpful entries, but here are a few to be going on with….
Take the <./>DontPanic-Tour</.> - its very useful!

If you want to find out something, (such as ‘how to fold a napkin’ or something more serious ) then the best place to ask is <./>ASKh2g2</.>, someone will always have an opinion there!

Visit <./>ThePost</.>smiley - thepost our weekly newspaper and <./>frontpage</.> to see what’s happening in h2g2. And the page that everyone always wants to find is smiley - smiley <./>smileys</.> click on the link to get the full list smiley - winkeye or A690518 for help spicing up your page!

There is lots to see and do on the site. Do you have any special interests or hobbies? There are groups set up for just about everything from role play to musicians to books to fantasy and sci fi etc

If you want to write for the Edited Guide then let me know and I can explain the process for you smiley - ok

If you want to visit my page for a chat or you need any help then click here U204689 , leave me a message and i will get back you as soon as i can.

Happy Hiking! smiley - towel

Mort


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KevinM

Thanks for the welcome. I'm not exactly much of a goth so I probably wouldn't fit into your group. On the other hand I am interested in writing for the edited guide can you please fill me in on what that involves?


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Mort - a middle aged Girl Interrupted

Of course.

All entries have to be factual. They are not like the hitchhikers guide to the glaxy at all. Because this is the Earth Edition, then they have to be real.

You can write about anything, providing someone else hasn't beaten you to it! From a report on a city or town, to the best technique for hoovering stairs!

Once you have created a guide entry and it meets the <./>writing-guidelines</.> then you submit it to <./>peerreview</.> where the community gives you feedback and offers constructive advice. Then a scout may pick it, a sub-editor will make sure it fits the style guidelines and has the correct guideML computer code and eventually it will appear on the <./>frontpage</.>

Because the standards are so high, it may sound a little tough, but it just means that the quakity of entries is very high. You could have a look through some of the entries in <./>peerreview</.> to see what sort of entries have been submitted and the kinf of feedback they get.

If it is something wacky or fiction you are interested in writing, then Fiction Central A294833 will give you some links of places to submit your work too smiley - ok

Mort


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Mort - a middle aged Girl Interrupted

oops smiley - blush

excuse the typo's - it is 2.40am in Scotland smiley - laugh


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KevinM

The typos are completely forgivable smiley - smiley. I do have a question though when it says write about reality how um materialistic(for lack of a better word) do they mean? My primary areas of expertise are ghosts, demons and other occult related subjects.


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Mort - a middle aged Girl Interrupted

smiley - ghost

Well, if it was an article on Britains most supposed haunted places etc (or whatever country) then it would be ok. If it was about an account of a particular situation then you would have to make sure it is balanced ie - this was supposedly what happened however no technology has been able to record anything.

If it is about spirits in general, then again it would probably have to be balanced.

For instance you couldn't write about ghosts as a proven fact unless you wrote about situations that have led scientists to believe in the paranormal ie unexplained sound recordings etc. You could write about the belief of ghosts, or the increase of belief in ghosts, or reasons why people want to believe in an afterlife.

If you use the <./>search</.> engine to look up entries on these subjects - make sure you tick the boxes saying recommended and edited - as these will show entries that have been accepted into the edited guide. Unedited entries can be anything someone has written which could be good or could be trash smiley - winkeye

Some things may not be strictly factual, but because that many people believe it, this can be used as a way to discuss the point in itself and can be used to describe unproven theories.

Hope that makes sense!


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