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September 14th, 2005

11:43 am - Note from the community maintainers
This journal is now closed.

If you have any suggestions you would like to bring up with the Elfwood staff, please use the contact form here: http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/contact/contact.html

If you'd like to bring up any suggestions you have in elfwood, feel free to do so. Just keep in mind that there's not much of a chance that any changes will go about as a result of posting suggestions there; again, please refer to the contact form.

If you have any questions, please contact one of the maintainers. Thanks!


August 4th, 2005

07:14 am - Two things...
Sorry if they've been mentioned before, but, my guess will be they haven't or I wouldn't be here making the suggestion.

The first one is actually stating the fact that to make the suggestion I wanted, I had to search for this journal, and nowhere on the main Elfwood journal, nor on the Discussion part of Elfwood, nor even in the FARP guide did I find a link to it... maybe adding one somewhere would be nice ? If it exists, I'm sorry, must have overlooked it.

The real suggestion, is that it would be nice to add the size limit of personal pictures in the Extranet. The only reason I know is it's 25 kb, is because the sad little birdie told me so when I tried to submit changes. It's not really a necesary change, just one that'd make things just a little bit easier and, well, clearer.

Thanks for taking the time to read.

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April 16th, 2005

11:49 am - "The Shire" As A Fanfic Term
I reread the Wyvern's Library Rules today.

I noticed something in the Fan Fiction section that runs into some problems:
... The usage of the word "hobbit," "the Shire," and the elven language Quenya are all examples of fan fiction. In this case, of course, we're referring to J.R.R. Tolkien's "Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings" series.
True, most of these terms belong to Tolkein. The Shire, however, could be appropriately used anywhere. The word is used in the real world.
Merriam-Webster Online defines shire as 1 : an administrative subdivision; especially : a county in England.
With this definition, you could have Joe Mann coming home to the Shire of Landvalley, affectionately known as the Shire, in a world that has nothing whatsoever to do with Tolkein's Middle Earth. The use of the same term as Tolkein would be pure coincidence.
For that technicality, I suggest that "the Shire" be taken out of the quoted sentence.
Current Mood: hungryhungry
Current Music: The Cardigans

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April 9th, 2005

02:04 pm - Publish Nonchanges!
This would probably have made recovery from the recent crash slightly easier, had it been implemented.

You have to go through the same process to update something not requiring a ticket as when you do. Therefore, when ticket lineups are closed, they also don't let you add anything not requiring a ticket.
Right now, tens of thousands of Elfwooders want to make changes to their private info and passwords, which have nothing to do with submitting tickets, but can't because ticket lineups are closed.
Shouldn't there be a separate process for giving your private info, changing your bio, and generally adding no Mod-requiring works of art?

Every single Elfwooder is stuck with me. I'm not playing the minority in asking for this.
Current Mood: concerned
Current Music: SNES soundtrack -- Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (music by Dave Wise)

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February 28th, 2005

11:41 pm - a new segment for rules?
We as a communiy seem very happy to bring up questions as to what fits into genre. and we seem content to do it here in LJ. we have under rules a mini ERB FAQ but no link to a normal FAQ as to general picture/story content/rules. i for one would like to see perhaps one day in the future if it reaches the top of a very long list of things to do (for which i am fully appreciative of all the staff do) is a FAQ under rules on the main page for both wyverns and sci-fi/fantasy. there have been a lot of questions asked on LJ across a few commnities that i always feel help clear up why some of the rules are in place. maybe links to those entries could be put up or something, so that they are within easy reach and perhaps it would cut down the number of times people ask the same question of 'why isn't this allowed'?

course... it might not too... :P

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January 25th, 2005

11:50 am - The "100KB" rule at Wyvern
Is it possible to get an automatic size check on Wyvern's Library like there is in the galleries? It was a bit frustrating finding out that my story got rejected simply because of a size rule after 3 weeks of waiting.

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December 28th, 2004

12:41 pm - Suggested additions for the FAQ
Q: "How do I put a linebreak in my profile or image descriptions?"
A: Type <br> where you want a linebreak.

Q: "How do I put a link in my profile or image descriptions?"
A: The basic form is <a href="[URL]">[LINK TEXT]</a>
Replace [URL] with the web address of the site you want to link to. "http://www.google.com" is such an address, for example. Do make sure you include the http://, otherwise the link will not work.
Replace [LINK TEXT] with the words you want to have used as the link.
<a href="http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/art/n/o/none/none.html">Klimpen's gallery</a>
will show up as: Klimpen's gallery

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December 20th, 2004

11:40 pm - Extranet: Picture Description: Techniques Used
I refer you to the "Edit Info" page for each picture. Under the heading "Picture Techniques Used" is everything I could possibly think of except smudging. In my opinion, it would be a good idea to add this option. Contrary to popular belief, smudging isn't always a given; it's not always used with pencils and even if it is, the artist may want to highlight pictures that have used a considerable amount of smudging compared to others. Think of anime pictures coloured in the style of blockish shading, or even cartoons. What about line drawings?
I accept that if you do approve this, it might be difficult to add it to the search engine.
Current Mood: fullfull
Current Music: FFIV - Epilogue: Part 1 of 3

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December 14th, 2004

11:49 pm - ability to control updating and publishing
the recent post in the elfwood journal reminded me of an issue i had a few months back, where it was rather irritating to have to wait for something to go through a ticket line that probably didnt need to.

is it possible to try and modify how the changes are published. i realise modifications to stories porbably need checking over... but could there be two separate functions? (maybe there is and im stupid i dont know) so there's an update button and a publish button?

or perhaps even a way to have a checklist for publishing.. where you can select from the list of new/updated things what you want to go through to the ticket line?

i dunno if its a big enough of a problem for this to be necessary... just an idea

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December 8th, 2004

05:12 pm - Idea for Mod's Choice improvement
I posted the following message in Elfwoodrant but I found out that there actually a suggestion livejournal so I'm going to post a copy here as well:

I just thought of something that may help resolve some of the anger and frustrations toward MC. I think it is nice to have quality and diverse artwork displayed at the main page. However, the real problem arises from that fact that MC is given on a purely subjective manner: Mod sees picture, Mod thinks picture is worthy, picture gets Mod’s choice. Since Elfwood is a website for aspiring artist, wouldn't it be great if the Mod's actually gave a brief explanation as to why a certain piece is chosen. Maybe point out some of the technical strong points or just tells us why they picked it. I think when people understand the reasons behind the chosen pieces then there would less annoying comments like "this sucks" or "why did this get picked?" etc. and it would be a more constructive way for others to understand why their pieces weren't picked. I think it would be a win win situation.

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