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(Originally posted on: 06-25-06 11:09:26 PM)
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For several years, INTL has existed as a stand-alone forum, bringing people from HG, SPSW, SA, and other assorted places together. That's great, but that sort of thing isn't going to help our user base grow. We need something that will attract people, and give them a reason to become an active INTL user.

Recently, IF0, ettyymyrxrisxys, and I have been tossing around the idea of a front page. In order to have a front page, we're going to need some content. In order to have some content, we're going to need some artists and writers. In order to get some artists and writers, we're going to need more INTLers. In order to get more INTLers, we're going to need a front page.

Fuck.

So, to jump-start this process, I hereby announce the

INTL Front Page Artist/Writer Recruiting Drive

Effective beginning now, and lasting until we get bored with it.

Let's keep this simple.

Before I turn the lot of you loose to save this god forsaken forum from becoming nothing more than a cloudy yet undying memory floating in the murky depths of archive.org, I have to set a one ground rule:

Keep your content work safe.

We want to attract as many people as possible, and we can't do that by having a flash animation of naked underage teenagers snorting lines of coke before exploding in a disturbingly graphic shower of flesh and organs sitting in the middle of the front page.

Sit the hell down, Brad.

To clarify:

If it's illegal in the US, then it's probably not worth writing an article over, unless you take some strange delight in spending time on writing something, only to have in painfully rejected by Rich's iron fist.

And, keep in mind, what counts as work safe at "Leeory's Bitchin' Barn of Bitches" doesn't cout as work safe at "Fraunhoffer and Associates Law".

For stupid crap like the copy protection schemes or pot, you can probably skate by.

Writers

We really don't care what format you submit your work in, as long as we can copy/paste the text quickly and easily. This means that DOC, RTF, and TXT files are fine. If for whatever reason you have to submit the text in another format, we'll figure something out.

Non-english articles are generally frowned-upon, since the majority of INTLers primarily speak English. This doesn't mean that a witty translation article about how every Spanish word really means "butts" is going to get the axe. Feel free to mix and match languages, but build the article such that it can be understood by us damn yankees.

If your article requires pictures, don't forget to send those too. If you don't send any pictures, we're going to assume that the article doesn't need any. See picture format/rules/guidelines below.

That being said, go nuts.

Artists

Same general rules as before.

Pictures can be submitted in just about any format, as long as we can read it.

This doesn't mean we've opened the door for you to send 800MB of uncompressed BMPs. You can spend weeks putting together some high quality pixel art in MS Paint, but if I have to convert more than three or four pictures to JPG/PNG/whatever, I'm going to run them through the Irfanview "batch convertor", which really should be called the Irfanview "Rancid Cat Piss Quality Filter" plugin.

However if you really do have a problem with converting your lovely pictures to a decent JPG image, send the BMP anyway along with a message citing the problem, and I might be nice enough to run it through Photoshop.

Flash cartoons are fine. We need more of these, really.

No non-work safe material. Pictures, being what they are, take much less time to offend than the written word. I don't care how many footballs you can fit up your ass, you shouldn't be taking pictures of such things, we are certainly not going to host an article/slideshow about it, and if you send me a picture anyway, I'm going to crawl through your cable modem and crush your head.

Fires, explosions, people get shot, whatever, is fine as long as it's not particularly gory/digusting/disturbing.

For both - I really shouldn't have to say this, but no stolen material. We are not the next goddamn eBaum's World. Submit only your own work.

So, for those of you interested in contributing, send your content to one of the following e-mail addresses:

theperfectcore@gmail.com

rchif0@gmail.com

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Post your possible contributions into that. They will be approved, critiqued, whatever.
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Reply 1 of 95 (Originally posted on: 06-25-06 11:31:47 PM)
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There's that flash movie I made last summer about that creepy guy who eats kittens and kills children. It was a decent hit here. I just need to touch up the last scene/give it an ending. There's also some of my older stuff, but I'd rather keep that in the past. Or I could make something new.
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Reply 2 of 95 (Originally posted on: 06-26-06 12:23:18 AM)
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Yeah, I was a humorous-content-producing MACHINE for Bagook.com...and...so, yeah...



fine I will write stuff dammit
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Reply 3 of 95 (Originally posted on: 06-26-06 12:26:27 AM)
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i would write stuff but i really want to be frontpage editor from hell

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Reply 4 of 95 (Originally posted on: 06-26-06 12:53:40 AM)
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I want to do stuff for this but if I do it will be not often.

My life is all busy now.
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Reply 5 of 95 (Originally posted on: 06-26-06 02:15:31 AM)
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I'll write something about something witty and insightful, whenever I think of something that is witty and/or insightful.
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Reply 6 of 95 (Originally posted on: 06-26-06 04:34:37 AM)
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Just get 4 to 6 people who will write regularly and then don't start anything until they've all submitted 5 articles each. That way you can build some consistent writers who will get used to contributing and you have a buffer for when times get lean.

If you can't get 5 people to contribute 5 articles in the next month, guess what, they're not going to be reliable contributors. If they're busy this month they're going to be busy again. If people truly want to contribute they will schedule their business so that they have the 1 to 2 hours a week needed to shit out an article.
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Reply 7 of 95 (Originally posted on: 06-26-06 07:19:18 AM)
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I can do a couple of music articles, but they won't be anything terribly original.

EDIT: I'm good at random doodles - maybe I could collaborate with someone for articles, they write and I illustrate?
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Reply 8 of 95 (Originally posted on: 06-26-06 08:17:11 AM)
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The only funny thing I seem to be good at writing is fake news. If you need that, let me know.

Oh also I make little movies with hotdogs as characters. Heres the first one. I also made one about a robot but its still on a tape until I can get another HD.
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Reply 9 of 95 (Originally posted on: 06-26-06 12:32:33 PM)
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I'd be willing to contribute something, I'm not exactly sure what though. Humourous anecdotes are the most likely, but otherwise I always find something hilarious in the news that I could write an article on. Case in point, I recently read about a family where the parents gave pot to their kids for good behavior... wholesome family fun, no?

I could probably churn out an article a week at least, I free time flying out of my ass right now. In fact, I can work on a sample one today if you want...
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Reply 10 of 95 (Originally posted on: 06-26-06 01:00:06 PM)
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I'll write something. I'll get back to you if it's a success.
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Reply 11 of 95 (Originally posted on: 06-26-06 01:11:23 PM)
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I can contribute occasionally, but definitely not on a regular basis. I tend to be a bit more of a ranting asshat though, and topics are few and far between for me.

If someone has a topic that can enrage my liberal mind, I'm open for suggestions.
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Reply 12 of 95 (Originally posted on: 06-26-06 02:20:39 PM)
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Quoted from Baggy_Brad:
Just get 4 to 6 people who will write regularly and then don't start anything until they've all submitted 5 articles each. That way you can build some consistent writers who will get used to contributing and you have a buffer for when times get lean.

If you can't get 5 people to contribute 5 articles in the next month, guess what, they're not going to be reliable contributors. If they're busy this month they're going to be busy again. If people truly want to contribute they will schedule their business so that they have the 1 to 2 hours a week needed to shit out an article.

Yes. Don't bother attempting this unless you do this first and it works out. This is the lesson learned from previous attempts at front pages.
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Reply 13 of 95 (Originally posted on: 06-26-06 03:01:58 PM)
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I'm not quite clear on what sorts of things we should be writing about... the news?

I've written all sorts of essays and stories but I don't really follow current events. I can write well, but I usually have no idea what's going on.

Can we submit essays or fictional stories?
(By essays I'm talking about articles on random things, usually research about an event, place, or person.)
Ok, that's good to know...

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Reply 14 of 95 (Originally posted on: 06-26-06 03:28:22 PM)
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Writing of practically any kind can be used.
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Reply 15 of 95 (Originally posted on: 06-28-06 06:50:17 PM)
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I'll write an article about how everyone always starts off with a lot of enthusiasm for the front page, then the quality of writing drops off and everyone loses interest and links directly to the forums.
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Reply 16 of 95 (Originally posted on: 06-28-06 06:55:04 PM)
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If you have a front page I promise to write something for it. It won't be right away, and I bet it won't be that funny either - but I'll give it a go.
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Reply 17 of 95 (Originally posted on: 06-28-06 08:42:39 PM)
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What about music? I know INTL has a lot of musicians, what if you were to sponsor some upload space to feature tracks we create, or even the bands some of our members might be in?
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Reply 18 of 95 (Originally posted on: 06-28-06 10:46:00 PM)
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I submitted a piece. Are we supposed to hear back? I wasn't sure if I was going in the direction you two wanted.
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Reply 19 of 95 (Originally posted on: 06-28-06 10:51:07 PM)
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Your piece was fine. Sorry for not responding. Pretty much anything that is written is fine.
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Reply 20 of 95 (Originally posted on: 06-28-06 11:31:59 PM)
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Quoted from Dimi:
What about music? I know INTL has a lot of musicians, what if you were to sponsor some upload space to feature tracks we create, or even the bands some of our members might be in?
Seconded. I'd get off my lazy ass and record, even.
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Reply 21 of 95 (Originally posted on: 06-30-06 09:47:33 PM)
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Can I be a copy-editor? You know, the grammar and spelling and all.




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Reply 22 of 95 (Originally posted on: 06-30-06 09:59:41 PM)
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I can give an example of my "drawing" in about a week, when my mother comes back from Vienna and tells me how to use the goddamn scanner.
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Reply 23 of 95 (Originally posted on: 07-01-06 05:34:20 AM)
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As with every time there's been an attempted front page for the ol' Interesting None Theee Less it's a lovely idea and it would be fantastic to see it take off.

I will write some stuff since I have literally fuck all to do now that college is finished for t'year.

One suggestion though, is please PLEASE don't stick up everything that's been submitted. There needs to be some SERIOUS quality control. If it fucking sucks, don't put it up. I'm not being arrogant, that goes for anything I submit too, if it's shitty please don't stick it up because no one wants to read a front page full of vaguely humorous E/N's about the time you ordered fries from McDonalds and they didn't give you your fries oh WHAT A DISASTER HAHAHahhahaa. You know?

Also it would be pretty awesome to have *themes* of stuff to write about, so it doesn't become a mish mash of bollocks that might as well stay here on the forums. I like Brad's idea about getting a shitload of articles before anything gets put up on the front. That's a great idea! But what we really need is some kind of fucking consistancy in my not-so-humble opinion. That's just my two pence.
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Reply 24 of 95 (Originally posted on: 07-01-06 01:11:56 PM)
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Yes, it'd be nice to have a bunch submitted before we do it. So far, we've had 1 piece submitted by Hasty.
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