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  1. I would much prefer one of those titles! I am totally fine with the romance being discussed, I just don't want one thread where that's the ONLY place it is discussed. I want character discussion to overall be valued and locking it to one thread doesn't promote that idea, you know? At the end of the day, everyone, if you read a thread and are like, "hmmm, I don't agree with that, I'm going to make a different thread saying my point of view"--please feel free! I'm totally fine with a bunch of threads where people have their own personal takes on the love triangle, for example. It doesn't have to happen like that, but totally could. I do understand that, SLNC, I just don't want there to be one place where that's the only place where you discuss romance. We want to promote all discussion and I do think it has value but I also want to strongly encourage people to make new threads--on other specific topics or other takes--so it's kind of a hard line to balance, you know?
  2. Hey guys. I'm very concerned about having any one central place for discussion on this love triangle. I don't think having all discussion on the relationship is wise and will lead to high tensions. Smaller discussions, I feel, will be better. I just feel like having it condensed really did not help, and having megathreads... I don't know. I'd like us to not repeat the same mistakes. I would like us to rename this topic to a more specific aspect of the triangle and if other aspects wish to be discussed, you can make threads on those. Can we do that Dreamstorm? Could we perhaps discuss the poll saying about a third thinking the triangle isn't resolved? I do wish to have character discussion, obviously, and I'm really liked the topics Dreamstorm has made. But I strongly don't want there to be "one" thread to rule them all with Shallan, Kaladin, and Adolin. Perhaps I am biased in that I very much don't want to have conflict, and I'd like to have everyone be nice and respectful
  3. You're welcome to continue this in another thread or PM me, but this is very off topic here. I do not intend to close this topic. Individuals will be talked to, and that will be the end of it. We are adjusting actions as per our very fruitful discussion after ASK's closure. You should ALWAYS report things and we are not saying you police yourselves. That is the opposite. I'm saying for individuals if you are heated, just go do something else, and others can contribute to the discussion. This is pretty cut and dry. Discussion can continue but if people are going to be snarky and disrespectful they will not continue in this thread in particular. That's what I'm talking about. Report people doing that and they will be dealt with. This is the opposite of closing the thread. This thread has literally been the opposite of an echo chamber, in particular. I can tell you're upset, but we are literally doing exactly what people wanted from the fallout of ASK. No censoring. No public call-outs. Making sure discussion flows respectfully--which it has not today and has had some issues with earlier in this thread. Warn, discuss, and potentially remove bad apples from discussion. That's exactly what we intend to do. Obviously you're upset from ASK closure and we are working on moderating more effectively as per many people's feedback. I do not know what more you would want than continual improvement and effort made in this regard. ASK is a completely different thread where people felt it was the only way for people to discuss character stuff. Smaller dedicated threads have led to improvement and there are many good romance and character threads existing right now. This is an improvement having this be more decentralized, and has resulted in less conflict. If you'd like additional threads, post them then. The insinuation that we close popular threads is completely ridiculous and is not a criteria for closing threads, nor ever will be. PM me if you'd like to continue discussion on this. We are not continuing this discussion here as it has nothing to do with Maya. This thread I have no intention of closing and we will be aggressive with dealing with disrespectful and snippy behavior, rather than let wounds fester. We will stay on topic from now on, here.
  4. We will be PMing and talking to multiple people in this thread today, as we have already been doing in this thread already. Please use the Report feature in the future rather than making a public call-out. Thanks! Just as a point of order: A completely acceptable resolution to a thread is people saying their piece and people disagree. You can actually agree to disagree and not be snippy and disrespectful about it. Then you can go to another thread and make your voice heard there. I'd say chill out, but that hasn't worked historically (so... expect some PMs soon). But holy crap guys. Chill out. Oh no, someone disagreed on the internet? What's new? That doesn't mean we need to make this waging war. This isn't about who's "right". People are going to have opinions and you will encounter many which aren't yours. That's okay! You will not conclude any thread where you have "won" and persuaded people and that is okay! So say your piece, disagree respectfully, then go get some tea. We are being reserved with removing posts, due to intense criticism where people think we are censoring opinions on all sides. We aren't, we won't, but we will talk to people who are being problems, we will warn them, and if necessary, remove them from character discussions so cooler heads can say their pieces too.
  5. Today, we have a pretty crazy podcast, where Jebus and I descend into madness. We had planned to discuss what he thought of Emerald City Comic Con, the VR Experience (which he got to try), and then talk about WoBs from there. Brandon, however, had a different plan, and instead posting INSANE things on Reddit that we just had to discuss. We start with discussing the VR Experience, then we talk about, you guessed it, Patji as we descend into madness from Brandon's Reddit post. We hurt our brains, do some sweet theorizing, then we move into some Emerald City Comic Con Words of Brandon. That's fun and all and then we wrapped it up. But then, Brandon continued to post on Reddit right as we ended our recording session, so we then add a good thirty more minutes of more Patji and Shard stuff. Watch us go to the brink of madness and back this time on Shardcast. Today it's just Eric (Chaos) and Ben (Overlord Jebus). We were going to have Ian but the Stormfather refused to allow that this time. We will continue discussing ECCC Words of Brandon and the most recent signing next time. Also upcoming is White Sand vol. 2 and other fun topics as well!
  6. Hi everyone, With the advent of Arcanum's Suggestion feature, general users (who are logged in) can edit any entries which staff then approve. This has been quite great. However, this was only a stepping stone to our goal of having anyone transcribe stuff. That's the dream for Arcanum, to have new events and everything be crowdsourced so we can get info in quickly and not having transcribers burn out. Of course having people create entries is essential to having you actually transcribe, and in this feature patch, now you can do that! First we need to explain a little bit of terminology. When we get a long audio file, Arcanists divvy it up into what we call "snippets." These snippets are the relevant audio pieces that would appear in an entry. It's a fragment of the total audio. What we do is we create entries from those snippets, and that will then put you in an Edit Entry screen where you can transcribe it. In this update you can also directly add text entries--stuff that has no audio--which is good for Reddit posts or other text posts Brandon makes. However, it is important that if an event has audio, don't add your paraphrased text in until the audio has been transcribed. In our experience many times paraphrased reports have sometimes been rather inaccurate. It's our hope that some of you will help us in this quest of getting information in, and there's still stuff from prior to 2014 that needs work done. If you're interested in really diving into Arcanum work, it's essential you join Discord and come into the #arcanum channnel so we can coordinate what to do. Some events have snippets that don't need to be transcribed, and we keep them so that they don't vanish into the aether. Please make sure if you want stuff to do to hop in that channel. There are things, but we want to make sure your time spent transcribing--which is very tedious--is spent well. So with that in mind, if you want to help, the rest of this news post will describe how exactly you can transcribe. First (of course) come into Discord and we will get you something to do. Then there are two types of things you can add and they have different workflows. Creating entries from audio When you go to a relevant event page, you can click the top for Sources. You'll notice that when you're logged in, there's now an edit button! Don't worry, you aren't going to break anything by clicking it. When you click it, you will get the Edit Source page Then, select a source. Pick one with snippets. You'll notice you can listen to the full audio of the signing and scrub wherever you like now. But notice below that; there's the list of all snippets. Snippets that don't have an entry will have a red pencil in the box to the right, and ones that do have an entry have a white pencil. If you click the Edit button on the ones that don't have entries, Arcanum will make an entry and then you can transcribe the snippet there. I recommend if you do this to open the Edit Entry page in a new tab so you have the Source page open the whole time. That's that. Once you save the entry, Arcanists will need to approve it for the general audience and for style, but other logged in users will be able to see your transcription and edit it too. It's a collaborative process. Text Entries For events that have no audio--old events, paraphrased reports, or interviews or other text based things--you do things slightly differently if you want to add it. From the event page, on the sidebar, click Add Entry. This will give you an edit window where you can then add the entry. This also will need to be approved by Arcanists. Style We have a style guide for writing Arcanum entries. It probably needs some editing, but you can look at it here. When transcribing an entry, if there is any issue with understanding the audio, please use the following guidelines: *this* - for non-audio stuff, like *laughs*, *writes in the book* or *inaudible* [this] - for clarifications, like someone asks about Shardbearer [Vessel] of Preservation <this> - when the transcription is not certain but you make the best guess because you think you can hear something We hope you come join us for this journey of transcribing what Brandon says. Come say hi on Discord! Already there's a lot to do in the Arcanum Unbounded release, so I'd check that out first if you're interested.
  7. Info on the transcription process is coming shortly. You can upload the source but all sources must be Arcanist approved (to remove things like personal information, etc.) and snipped. If it is already snippeted you can create a new entry for it.
  8. I would indeed like this to focus on Maya. Please feel free to make additional threads on any of these sub topics though!
  9. Today on Shardcast, we are talking about various "hacks" and other weirdness in cosmere magics: Savantism, Resonances, and Compounding. Here we will talk about what those are, talk about the weirdness with WoBs about Wax, theories on Resonances, and explain Compounding, because that always seems to go wrong. We also have a new segment: Who's That Cosmere Character! If you have a character along with five clues for them, send it to [email protected] We will eventually get them on the show! But, you know, maybe make them harder than the ones we used here, because it didn't go super flawlessly for Ben here. We have Eric (Chaos), Ian (WeiryWriter), and Ben (Overlord Jebus) who is in America this time! See you next week for some discussion on the VR experience, Patji, and Emerald City Comic Con. Table of contents: News - Update on the Secret Project (00:1:28), Main Topic (00:04:50), Who's That Cosmere Character (01:00:00)
  10. I'm not disagreeing with you; there will be a Recent Entries thing eventually, I assure you. I understand the annoyance with those general events.
  11. In chapter 30: “I’m not,” he admitted. “I was worried, honestly. The Bands are drained, mostly, but we could probably recharge them by compounding. The power they offer is something…” Compounding should be capitalized, as it was in Alloy.
  12. I'd say this is a great topic for a new thread
  13. Coding is nontrivial. You'd think it'd be an obvious built-in feature, but it isn't.
  14. Not at all
  15. You can test in a PM, too, if you're worried.