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  1. We have some exciting news to announce today. So far in order to obtain some unpublished works of Brandon's, you'd have to email him through his sites, and his assistants would distribute them. Well now you won't need to wait for that, because now we will be in charge of distributing out Aether of Night! All you have to do is post in this topic (you'll need a 17S account, but that's it), and our staff will PM you the document. Once we do this, we'll remove your post here. We'll be using this topic as a to-do list for requests. Ideally since we have lots of staff members, we will get this out to you rapidly, but our aim is to get every request done within 24 hours. With this change we are unpasswording the Aether of Night board, as now all of you will have access to it if you want it. You may discuss Aether of Night in the Cosmere Theories board, but tag your topic title with [Aether]. We hope you're excited about this, so many of you will be able to get this text in a much more obvious way now! You will receive a .docx file, and if you need to convert it into a .pdf or .epub, there are many converters to do that for you. (We are not distributing the prose version of White Sand, as that will continue to be distributed in Brandon's newsletters.) Thank you Team Sanderson for letting 17S do this! Update: We've been getting a lot of traffic from Tor.com (thank you Tor!), and that's great! But it might take us a little longer to send this to you. We're doing our best!
  2. Please post in the Aether topic: http://www.17thshard.com/forum/topic/60219-aether-of-night-manuscript-requests/ I have locked this topic on requests. I will send these from this news article, but post in that topic, thanks!
  3. We have some exciting news to announce today. So far in order to obtain some unpublished works of Brandon's, you'd have to email him through his sites, and his assistants would distribute them. Well now you won't need to wait for that, because now we will be in charge of distributing out Aether of Night! Getting it will be simple. Simply head on over to the Aether of Night Manuscript Request topic, and post that you want it (for this, you will need to register a 17th Shard account, but that's all you'll need). Then, one of our staff members will PM you the document. Once we PM you the document, we will be removing your post in the Request topic, as we will use it kind of as a to-do list. Since we have a lot of awesome volunteers as staff, our hope is that you won't have to wait long--our goal is within 24 hours. With this change we are unpasswording the Aether of Night board, as now all of you will have access to it if you want it. You may discuss Aether of Night in the Cosmere Theories board, but tag your topic title with [Aether]. We hope you're excited about this, so many of you will be able to get this text in a much more obvious way now! We are not distributing the prose version of White Sand, as that will continue to be distributed in Brandon's newsletters. White Sand and Aether of Night are the two manuscripts that are usually distributed. So again, to receive Aether, head on over to http://www.17thshard.com/forum/topic/60219-aether-of-night-manuscript-requests/ and post! Thank you Team Sanderson for letting 17S do this!
  4. Hey everyone! So as you probably totally forgot about, we had an IRC chat. That was great but it died a long time ago, so we're moving the 17th Shard chat from IRC to Discord, a really cool chat service. Discord is a text chat service and also a voice chat service! I'm not sure how many of you would be interested in voice but now you can! You can use Discord on a desktop app, mobile app, or even a web app if you don't want to download anything. All seem to perform pretty well in my experience and I've quite liked the mobile app. To join our Discord, go here: https://discord.gg/bMAUS5c If you don't have a Discord account you can make one right there in your browser window, but I do recommend the desktop app and mobile app. Unfortunately you will need another username/password to remember, which is annoying, but Discord is really nice. We really want the Discord to be welcoming to all people on 17th Shard and support whatever niche you love on the site. If you like book discussion, you can do that here. If you want to chat and hang out, you can do that! If you want to meme, you can do that. If there's something you don't see yet, we can totally create new channels for you guys! Just hit us up (maybe in the #17s channel to discuss it) and we can make channels to support you. Maybe you'd like some more RP channels, either text or voice. We can see how it goes and we are pretty flexible! One other cool thing about Discords is that it is really easy to move from one server to another, and there are some other Discords in the community that may also interest you. There is a community called Cosmere Chat, used by many Reddits, and there's a Discord for the Coppermind, for discussion on the wiki. Go join those too if you'd like! It's so easy to switch communities; this isn't a competition We hope to hang out with you in our Discord! You can also access the Discord using our chat link in the menu on the upper right, or you can use the spiffy Discord widget on our sidebar.
  5. Click here to go to the Ultimate List Google Doc. If you have any question about Brandon's books that hasn't been resolved yet, post them, and I'll just keep aggregating them to this list. This is a resource to be used by people who will have an opportunity to ask questions of Brandon, so it has been decided that if a question has a considerable chance of being RAFO'd with no extra information gained, then we will not add it to this list. There's no point in wasting a question after all. If a staff member decides that your question shouldn't be added you are welcome to appeal the decision by telling us why you think Brandon will answer the question. Admins and/or staff have final calls though. Also any question you submit may be edited for clarity. If you are heading out to a signing this is a great resource for finding a good question about an area that you would like to know more about. If the question you wish to ask is not on this list then I'd appreciate if you checked the Interview Database to see if it has already been answered. A couple tips for checking are: Use keywords in your search, chances if someone has already asked the same question they won't have used the same exact words If Brandon has RAFO'd a question similar to the one you wish to ask, he'll probably do the same to yours After you do one search for some keywords, using "ctrl f" is a useful way to further narrow your search by finding other relevant words on the results page Remember if you do accidentally ask something someone else has its not the end of the world, we won't be mad. Just be sure not to ask Brandon to sign your book with a Cosmere clue. He has requested that we no longer do this and simply ask a specific question. If you ask a question and it has been answered I will post the answer and PM you you to let you know. Let's determine precisely what we know, and questions we must ask in the future!
  6. Yeah I probably should do that, haha.
  7. In the time honored tradition of TWG's Stupid Titles thread (yes, TWG is back!) and the fact that our rep system is now overhauled, there are all sorts of dumb and exciting promotions that you can have! So, what is your current rank? Plus, I'm sure more than a few of you want to figure out which rank is what. Good luck with that My favorite--and totally coincidental, I swear--person's rank is Peter, at the rank of Rambleman. Okay, it wasn't entirely coincidental, but once I happened to assign Rambleman to that place and I noticed Peter there... well, I couldn't resist. I'm so sorry. Kind of.
  8. Jim Butcher, Small Favors. I read both Proven Guilty and White Night yesterday, and they were really good, especially Proven Guilty.
  9. Because we need more forum games, wee! What song are you listening to right now? I'm listening to Ayumi Hamasaki - sending mail. This CD is really good.
  10. community reputation

    You know... I'm sure there was some reason for this when I initially made this system, but I've switched these two levels now.
  11. Typo, please feel free to edit such things! We monitor new edits so don't be shy.
  12. Can't you attach said file using the Attachment thing at the bottom? I recently enabled it to work on all file formats. Does that not work?
  13. I know this has happened before on older versions and I thought this has been fixed. It's not intended but I'm not entirely sure how to fix this.
  14. I have moved this topic to General Brandon Discussion, as it does not directly pertain to editing the Coppermind.
  15. I always liked what Theoryland did, with Factions. You could join a faction of a specific theory and support it in that obvious way. Well, since I always want 17S to be Brandon's Theoryland, let's do something similar and post the theories you support in your signature! Rules: 1. If you are the creator of the theory you are espousing, put a star by it. There's no need to only espouse your own theories. Just because I'm doing it doesn't mean anything. Do as I say, not as I do... 2. Try to keep spoilers out of the title of the theory. For example, you wouldn't want to espouse a theory like "Sazed is Going to Roshar," for obvious reasons. Obfuscate it to something like "Shards Traveling to Roshar" or something. I don't know how you would rephrase that particular theory, but we really don't want to spoil an ending from a frickin' forum sig. That would be ridiculous. 3. Link to the original theory topic on 17th Shard. 4. Don't espouse theories that Brandon has explicitly confirmed (like the Almighty's Shard name). At that point, they aren't theories, but facts. This is supposed to create discussion on new ideas. Your new ideas should give a different take on the given facts, not contradict them. 5. Format it like so: [b]Espoused Theories:[/b] [url=insertlinkhere]Theory #1 Name[/url], etc. It's not a perfect system, but let's try it for now. The obvious problem involves when we have a ridiculous amount of theories. It's not a problem now, but it could be later. What do you think of this idea? Have any ideas to make it run more smoothly?
  16. I am pleased to announce that there's an entirely new set of reputation titles. Check out under your name to the left of your post and see what title you are--I imagine it will be very different. Why did the ranks get altered? Well, I hadn't ever really expected people to rise through the ranks so fast. Obviously this site isn't going anywhere, and five years down the line, it wouldn't make sense for all of us to be Adonalsium, now would it? So this new scheme was designed to be much more sustainable for years to come. It's also designed to have a ton more progression than the old system. In the old scheme, you became Shard at 128, and then new ranks appeared at 256, 512, and 1024. Not so much progression. Considering how many people are in the 1-500 range, there needed to be a lot more ranks. And boy, there are a lot of new ranks. In the old scheme we had less than 20 ranks total. In this new system, there are 102 positive reputation levels. There's also no exponential growth on new ranks--it's much more linear, with the differences between levels gradually increasing. I hope you find the new system fun! There are a lot of very powerful and cool titles now, but there are also delightfully obscure cosmere titles, and some that are just plain silly. Hehehe. And of course, now with a properly large list of ranks, it's time to complain about their ridiculousness. Some of the promotions are... interesting, to say the least. Discuss yours in the These Stupid Ranks topic.
  17. Obviously the thread can exist, and it will stay civil. Net neutrality is extremely important. This is not political: it is making sure that everyone on the internet has an equal field of access. As a creator of this site, I obviously find this very important.
  18. If don't already know, Mistborn has been optioned to become a film. That may still mean a fillm won't happen, but it's a cool first step. That won't stop us from talking about choices on actors! I'll start. Personally, I was always a fan of the notion of Nathan Fillion for Kelsier, but then someone brought up Robert Downey Jr., and he might be the perfect choice. For Vin, I'm also pro-Summer Glau, but there's a big Ellen Page movement on TWG. Thoughts?
  19. Maybe just the bonding spren. There's too many of them for us to use emoji of all of them.
  20. That's fine. Guys, chill on the thread necroing reporting. It's a very minor deal and is usually okay on theory stuff. You do not need to be thread necro police
  21. That's exactly the point.
  22. Actually, I have an idea. I could password this forum and then these posts don't appear on the sidebar. If I did this the password would be "oathbringer" and it will be well known. Is this a good idea?
  23. These topics should be flagged with [OB Spoiler] for this reason, I will be enforcing this more and editing these into topic titles for you. Unfortunately I cannot prevent these topics from appearing in the Recent Topics sidebar block.
  24. I don't know what to say on this. I am finding some more guidance. Sorry on the delay.
  25. Probably. I could put in the sidebar. I just don't want it to be in people's faces. User experience trumps all