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(Originally posted on: 04-26-03 09:30:41 PM)
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Don't get me wrong. This is not a definite thing. This is just something I've been debating back and forth for quite some time. You see; I originally took down the frontpage due to the fact that I was leaving for basic training and I felt as though the frontpage would stagnate and become a useless part of INTL. However, now I am no longer in basic training and have the time to work on the site (well, not at the moment, but once I get out of AIT).

Anyway, I thought this might be something that you all might want to participate in. Much like back in the day, when the original frontpage was up, the site would be dedicated to various types of articles and whatnot. One day the frontpage contains an angry rant, the next it's some political satire, the next it's nonsense advice, the next it's absolutely serious.

However, as much as having a frontpage sounds good in theory, there is something that hindered the original frontpage: dedicated writers. Forumers that have the time and are willing to put forth the effort to write at least one good, well articulated, funny, serious, and/or satirical article each week. This is what the problem is with having a frontpage. I can't, by myself, write content for the entire thing, thus there is a need for people within this community to devote some of their time and effort to helping the site generate more traffic and perhaps laughs.

I guess I'm creating this thread not to tell you that I'm going to bring back the frontpage, but instead I'm creating this thread to get an idea from you, the INTL populace, who would be willing to seriously write good articles on a scheduled basis for the INTL frontpage. I don't suspect most of you out there would be willing, let alone have the ability to do so, but I'd like to know now who would want to give it a shot.

I know that Brad is in on it. As am I, as often as I can.

So who else is in? If I don't get at least four people that are willing to write at least one good article each week, well, there's no chance that INTL will come back, simply because it won't be worth it.
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Reply 1 of 35 (Originally posted on: 04-26-03 11:09:20 PM)
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Well, I'd give serious thought to it.

Just as a bit of a resume, I used to write for Useless Static before they sort of died.

I also have links to some of my previous work:
http://forums.interestingnonetheless.com/uploaded/Tartarus/axisofevil.htm
http://forums.interestingnonetheless.com/uploaded/Tartarus/cdquest.htm
http://forums.interestingnonetheless.com/uploaded/Tartarus/emailprank.htm
http://forums.interestingnonetheless.com/uploaded/Tartarus/undying.htm
/uploaded/Tartarus/chronotrigger.htm <--Probably my Best Work. At least I think so.
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Reply 2 of 35 (Originally posted on: 04-26-03 11:28:32 PM)
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Why don't we just have it like before, where people just send in articles to be accepted?

It seems like you are looking for a staff of writers, as opposed to what we orignally did, is that true?

Jeff, when we had less people, we made this a welcome, worthy addition to the community. I think this will go over well.

I would love to write for it, and you know that, but I probably wouldn't be able to crank out an article every week. That is, I could write on a Saturday or so, but seriously, since most people here are students, all the articles would be coming in on Saturdays alone. What fun would that be?

The other thing to, I probably wouldn't write constantly good quality. Like you said, you're only looking for people who have the ability.

However, if I did write (what I thought) was a good article, would you think about posting it having me as a "Guest Writer", or would you only want your staff to write?

Thanks, and good luck with all of this,

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Reply 3 of 35 (Originally posted on: 04-26-03 11:36:12 PM)
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I think the old system would work just as well, if not better, now that we have more people. No pressure to put out articles. No pressure means that you won't be rushed to write something shitty.
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Reply 4 of 35 (Originally posted on: 04-27-03 12:21:27 AM)
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I would like to write for it.
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Reply 5 of 35 (Originally posted on: 04-27-03 01:12:30 AM)
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Well, I could organize weekly photoshop competitions, complete with submission of responses to the best three.

Maybe they'd have to be bi-weekly.
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Reply 6 of 35 (Originally posted on: 04-27-03 01:46:42 AM)
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We could accept and publish user submitted articles from non-regular writers, but we'd have to have the committed writers to ensure regular turnover of hilarity profits.

Also, I'd hazard a guess that the non regular writers would have to submit their story to some sort of quality control person first, eg. me or whoever else wants to do it.
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Reply 7 of 35 (Originally posted on: 04-27-03 01:57:29 AM)
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Indeed. If you ever wanted to write regularly for the frontpage, you'd have to submit to the current staff to make sure you're shit was good. If it sucks, too bad; if it's good, welcome aboard.

But yeah, non-regular submissions will be welcome.
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Reply 8 of 35 (Originally posted on: 04-27-03 03:12:41 AM)
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Indeed. If you ever wanted to write regularly for the frontpage, you'd have to submit to the current staff to make sure you're shit was good. If it sucks, too bad; if it's good, welcome aboard.

But yeah, non-regular submissions will be welcome.

I'll try. Of course, my karma will go downhill, but it's worth a shot.
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Reply 9 of 35 (Originally posted on: 04-27-03 03:22:18 AM)
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I would love to do a short weekly feature like horoscopes for the real world. Perhaps something like a very surly Ann Landers (Ha, Kita)! Mondays are my only true evening off right now, but if I were to be considered, I wouldn't want the entire page all unto itself. Maybe just a little box in the bottom corner, while someone else's article got the main play.
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Reply 10 of 35 (Originally posted on: 04-27-03 04:49:46 AM)
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I can't write regularly - I don't have any ideas. But I will submit one if I can get a hold of a scanner and my school's health book.
Which probably wont happen.
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Reply 11 of 35 (Originally posted on: 04-27-03 02:19:38 PM)
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If you bring back the frontpage, I will write for it.
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Reply 12 of 35 (Originally posted on: 04-27-03 02:58:19 PM)
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I'd even like the idea of a front page having "interesting" links to games/random stuff/anything really. I could try and contribute to these. I just thought of it right now, so it might be a crap idea.
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Reply 13 of 35 (Originally posted on: 04-27-03 03:22:11 PM)
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I could do some satire writing, or "TPC's Tech Tip of the Day".

So, yay
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Reply 14 of 35 (Originally posted on: 04-27-03 03:22:40 PM)
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If you bring it back I might try to write occasionally, but I'm not that great of a writer.
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Reply 15 of 35 (Originally posted on: 04-27-03 07:14:13 PM)
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I possibly could do an "Ask Digit" thing, if you needed me to.
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Reply 16 of 35 (Originally posted on: 04-27-03 07:16:53 PM)
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I'd write if something worthwhile presented itself.
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Reply 17 of 35 (Originally posted on: 04-27-03 07:30:04 PM)
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I could write rants or satire, or about how disgusting Hentai is.

Seriously, I would write for it regularly.
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Reply 18 of 35 (Originally posted on: 04-27-03 07:43:33 PM)
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How about a weekly comic? I could draw, and might have some good ideas for jokes, but it would be better if others got together and helped out.
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Reply 19 of 35 (Originally posted on: 04-27-03 08:17:44 PM)
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You're just too good to us, Jeff.

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If you bring back the frontpage, I will write for it.
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Reply 20 of 35 (Originally posted on: 04-28-03 06:54:32 AM)
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Well, I couldn't do it weekly. But I'd be willing to try and get in articles whenever I could.

Or maybe some other sort of thing, an advice column, or something better than my lame "Songs of the Week" I used to do.
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Reply 21 of 35 (Originally posted on: 04-28-03 08:49:34 AM)
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Hate to sound like a nagging nancy, but these other ideas can come later. We need dedicated weekly writers first!
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"i don't think brad has a womb.." - Izzy | "yeah but you're BRAD. so ... yeah" - Mingan | "Brad, my hatred for you grows with each day" - Vervet
"i dont gte it but ithink it isnt vry nice ." - Si Nep | "Brad, your life must be a sad existance." - Stormraider
"You make me want to be a better man." - Danielle | "I'm not sure which Brad you are from KoRT, seriously. You ARE from KoRT, right?" - Soccy
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Reply 22 of 35 (Originally posted on: 04-28-03 11:51:43 AM)
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I would write one article per week at least. I've written some stuff about my school, which was promptly taken away by my prinicipal. Go figure, huh.

Yes, I would write weekly, sign me up.
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Reply 23 of 35 (Originally posted on: 04-28-03 12:23:31 PM)
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That's what I meant initially. I could write weekly. I'd have to find some writing samples, etc.--but yeah. I think they're still around somewhere.
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Reply 24 of 35 (Originally posted on: 04-28-03 01:17:19 PM)
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Here

These are hilarious.
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