Posted: 30 December 2007 at 10:26pm | IP Logged
Seasons Greetings to all IF ians. At the outset, my sincere thanks
to all our friends here who made this part 2 possible. The unfailing loyalty and support to the CK pages are truly appreciated.
While we are at it, I would like to share a few of my thoughts here - suggestions/guide lines - we have
had a smooth sailing so far and I am sure that we
want it kept that way for ever. We can conform
to some guide lines when we write CKs. Well, with
out spelling these out, we have been following a
norm but I thought of putting them in words so that
any new CK writer will find it facile to contribute in
1. Language - We need to make sure that no
unparliamentary words are used -offensive, rude,
unbecoming words a la serials!! - we will go through
our article twice before posting and refer to the dictionary if we
are not sure of the meaning for any of the words we have used. When a word has multiple meanings depending on the context, we run the risk of being misunderstood. So, it is imperative that we are conscious of the context and the relevance of the word we use.
2. Content - The CKs initially revolved around serial characters /directors but later on started incorporating
lounge members ( yours truly needs to take 80% of the
blame/credit for this!) - purely because the serials
frustrated all of us and we needed to vent it out. But,
we always coated that with humor and learnt to laugh
at the most silly /rubbish stories. We shall just limit
ourselves to that stand. If any one is sensitive about
being commented/added in the CKs, we shall respect their
feelings and avoid any further mention. Better still,
let us anticipate such sensitivity and avoid them in the first place.
While at this, let us not think like the serial directors/ story writers.
3. Schedule - Again originally, we just had 2 or 3
members writing CKs but now we have generated quite a few writers -
we can pat our backs for this commendable achievement - with varied
plots and outlooks. To enjoy every one's contribution to the fullest,
we can have some kind of a schedule. Of course creativity does not
follow a schedule - It is spontaneous and needs to be expressed
immediately. If we can keep the CKs atleast a few days apart from each other, the article will receive its due
appreciation/readership. Moot point,, eh???
Ok, here is what I have in mind - nothing is permanent - we shall try this out and if we are able to arrive at a better option we will switch over. Mondays and Thursdays will be new CK posting days. Any one
who wants to post a CK on Monday, will post an announcement on the previous Thursday. Similarly, anyone who wants to post a CK on Thursday will announce it on Monday. This schedule will make sure
that there is no overlapping of CKs and the pages will not be flooded. Almost all here are either working or in school and it is impossible to
catch up with all that is written. Also, every one will expect a CK on these days and are sure to make a visit to these pages. This spacing paves way for discussions as well on the CKs. For me it is very important because some odd remark gives me the idea for the next CK and I am sure that the other writers would accept this as well. The inspiration comes from these pages only!!! Like I said, nothing is permanent and let us be open to changes/better suggestions.
Year 2007 is ending tomorrow and let us have more and more fun like we have always enjoyed here - Happy, Fun filled, CK filled New Year to all of you. Love Roja
Edited by rojapoooo - 01 January 2008 at 5:43pm