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Article Creation
« on: September 26, 2009, 03:35:02 PM »
Hey all,

James and I were talking about stuff and stuff and I brought up an idea that I would like to share you with guys and get feedback.

We are thinking about asking you, the community to write articles. An article can be a tutorial, a preview, a review, a rant or a rave. The article can have any real subject or purpose so long as its related to the Half-Life universe or mod making. For example, some of you might be aware of an article I am writing in cooperation with Podcast 17: "Tools of the Trade" where I interviewed a few of you and asked you what were your favourite programs where to use. Now your articles don't have to be that complicated but they can be if you choose.

The articles would serve as a collection of personal thoughts and experiences as well as information for people who want to get involved with mod making or just the Half-Life community in general.

So if this sort of things interests you, let me know and perhaps we can set something up like a Blog for them?


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Re: Article Creation
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2009, 03:37:02 PM »
Yeah, I'd love to see you guys writing some more stuff about what you do, why you do it etc. I'll try and write a few myself.

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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2009, 03:45:18 PM »
Sounds like a splendid idea! I could write up tutorials or write about my personal thought.
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Re: Article Creation
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2009, 03:47:26 PM »
I'm interested, I'd even write something if that is possible.

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Re: Article Creation
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2009, 04:03:13 PM »
It would be open to all members to write articles, not just a select few. We would probably have some very basic criteria like
~500 words or more
an image or two when relevant
proper written English (no msn talk)
etc

Then to have them in a depository such as a site blog as well as a Mod Db page. Depending on the article I think we could offer them to other websites too. We will see how many others reply but its looking promising.

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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2009, 05:15:45 PM »
I'd actually love to do a tutorial on basic texturing in GIMP. There are too many for photoshop and none for the people who use crazy freeware stuff like me.
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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2009, 05:55:13 PM »
I could of tried my hand at it..maybe reviewing some mods :P
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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2009, 01:52:23 AM »
I could of tried my hand at it..maybe reviewing some mods :P

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Re: Article Creation
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2009, 03:40:00 AM »
I'll see what I can do.

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Re: Article Creation
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2009, 03:55:24 AM »
I've created a HLC ModDB group, where articles can also be posted. Feel free to join!

http://www.moddb.com/groups/half-life-creations-moddb

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« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2009, 04:16:16 AM »
Nice one :)

What would be really good for reviewing mods is to get a consensus from the group members on what they thought of a mod - thats how a lot of professional magazines score their reviews.

Also I assume articles need OKing by an editor before posting?

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« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2009, 07:10:30 AM »
You could always set up a wiki type system. That way anyone could contribute, make corrections, update information, etc.

It is what we are currently doing for HL-Improvement, although right now it is being kept private because it contains a fair bit of information on HL:Enhanced

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« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2009, 09:02:33 AM »
I'd be interested in contributing to this time pending! I'm quite good at writing articles and reviews when I put my mind to it :)

Here's the best example of what I can do;

http://www.moddb.com/mods/paranoia/reviews/paranoia-the-definitive-review

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Re: Article Creation
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2009, 12:40:57 PM »
Well folks, its time to put yar keyboard where your mouth is, the article section is now open. You can find the button to access articles in the top right hand corner of the forums and under the forum section on the main website.

I am eager to see what you guys produce/talk about.

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« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2009, 03:00:15 PM »
Nice one :)

What would be really good for reviewing mods is to get a consensus from the group members on what they thought of a mod - thats how a lot of professional magazines score their reviews.

Also I assume articles need OKing by an editor before posting?

That's an awesome idea.
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« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2009, 07:24:49 PM »
For what it's worth, this sounds like a great idea.