Evening, fellow contributors. I'll leave here a link to the pastebin log for the aforementioned chat
. Also, I will proceed to explain, in short
, some of the chronology of the conversation so that people wanting to chime in don't get lost.
Conversation started with a discussion about Pidove habitat and cryo-sacs in the Cubchoo (arctic bear Pokémon) line, of which the beginning parts have been left out for convenience (a full log will be produced later
). After some talk, shout outs and a vision of how different things, such as Power Rangers
, are when you throw Pokémon into the mix, the conversation starts proper.
The conversations begin with the recent discussion on whether to integrate a recent PMD roleplay into the Project's content. Opposition to the idea was held from two basis: the level of fanon (ie.: how its concepts are generated), and the out-of-universe perspective. It was agreed, however, that nods to the fanon can be made in a manner which ideally integrates into the articles without dictating their content (that's for Canon
to do). At that point, it is suggested that a central document outlining our goals and guidelines is becoming more and more of a need.
Using some proposals for collaborative articles as a basis (Tepig and Tropius), the basis to establish guidelines are set by using the already available project page and the overall goal as a starting point. As such, guidelines mostly stem from indications that are already available at the project's page (such as "A dangerous world is not necessarily a hellhole").
A two-pronged approach will be thus taken: first to provide a mission statement and a set of general guidelines in order to allow for an easier management of contributions to the project; second to provide adequate documentation to make such contributions easier *
. From this point in the conversation, an initial set of guidelies is provided by the contributors in the chatroom, mostly Cpt. Napalm's initial set which he has posted above, and it is decided that the overall strategy will be made known to the other contributors in order to take their input to help sort things out.
I hope this initial strategy path flies well with most if not all the contributors to the project, and we all get to build better foundations that will further solidify this project.
Leaving for the moment, as I will be busy preparing an evaluation set for the mission statement and guidelines, as well as potentially opening a sandbox. I also regret to inform that my Latii and Minccino articles are on even more of an indefinite hold than they are already, although I of course hope this will last short.
Repeating the log link for completeness
edited 28th Feb '11 11:21:41 PM by SilentReverence