Posted: 01 January 2008 at 9:32am | IP Logged
Originally posted by rojapoooo
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???
Yes...totally agreeable and members would surely appreciate your thoughts. Normally everything is done purely in good faith too..however, as you mentioned we have to be certain of the right choice words used in each context so that there is no room for misconception thereafter.