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  1. 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!
  2. Jim Butcher, Small Favors. I read both Proven Guilty and White Night yesterday, and they were really good, especially Proven Guilty.
  3. 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.
  4. Discuss the novella, Mistborn: Secret History here. It is strongly recommended that you not only have read the original trilogy, but also Bands of Mourning before reading this. You should just close this thread and forum if you haven't. For the announcement, see here Go ahead, I'll wait. For the rest of you, this is your place. This topic will open 12:01am Mountain time, January 26th. It will remain locked until then. When you are able to reply to this thread, that means you post spoilers in this forum, so you can make other topics at that point, too. Please review the Bands/Secret History spoiler policies too!
  5. Weird loading issues.

    Maybe the profile photo is too big? Make sure it is 200x200.
  6. Category Discussion

    Quick thing: you misinterpreted me on the Rosharan lifeforms thing. I am indeed suggesting we do that addition and have a Rosharan lifeforms, Scadrian lifeforms categories. Skaa misinterpreted what I meant by this and was suggesting a similar thing, but his comments suggest he was referring to a different application than mine. I am suggesting that at this time it is useful to have dedicated categories on these, mimicking what we do in Characters and Locations. In theory I am not opposed to doing this for every high level category, but there would need to be sufficient need. There's so many Rosharan lifeforms that having a list like that is useful. We should actually NOT do it as you suggest. The Roshar category is a special category that is defined as locations on Roshar. Nothing from any other content category should be there other than Locations. Otherwise there is no distinction with Category:Roshar and Category:Stormlight Archive. Considering how confused everyone seems to be about these planet subsets I'll just create these myself and so we never worry about it again.
  7. Trivia Crack Kingdoms

    I'm going to move this topic to General Brandon Discussion. Looks cool though!
  8. These Stupid Ranks

    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.
  9. Category Discussion

    I don't have time to do a full pass on these comments right now (I am insanely tired), but a few things: 1. Magic systems are labeled in both Magic and Magic Systems for the same reason that everything should be marked with a high level content category. You always tag something with the high level category, then lower levels with them. It is not redundant because categories are allowed to be redundant; they are not folders. So what we do is have a high level tag to promote consistency within types of content (as in, Locations, Characters, etc. should have certain standards and having them in these categories makes sure you can check that), then we go down the line. 2. The magic user category should not be used for individuals, generally. You don't want every Allomancer and every Radiant in that category, as you'd categorize Kaladin as a Radiant but not a magic user. In other words Magic users is a holding category. 3. The dividing line of magic and biology is hard so I am resistant to categorizing these things as such. 4. We can add planet subdivisions for the Lifeforms categories. What this means is that it would act like Characters and Locations. For example, a character gets marked in Characters, but also Scadrian/Rosharan/Nalthian/whatever. Locations get the Location category and in addition get the Scadrial/Roshar/Nalthis/whatever categories. Thus in this case what would happen is that in addition to the Lifeform category and separate to the matter with Magical entities, we can have subsets of Lifeforms like "Rosharan lifeforms", "Scadrian lifeforms", etc. This would be an additional layer of categorization for the Lifeforms content. It is not a replacement for anything. It is independent of discussing magical entities. The issue with Magical entities actually lies in how the Magic tag is applied. The reason the Magical entities category exist is because things there are related to both Magic and Lifeforms. Since these high level categories are generally mutually exclusive, Magical entities is there to include the intersection of Magic and Lifeforms, so that these articles are not double counted. Any solution must have every article there with a high level category, and so really the true problem is in how the Magic tag is applied. I'm going to think about it. Please do not touch these things. I will get to it but it will take me a long time. I am extremely busy. Reserve categorizing things with Category:Cosmere for things that are central to the connected universe. Hemalurgic constructs, in my opinion, should not go there (yet), but Cognitive shadows should. This is all very complicated and I will need probably two solid days of work to piece through it in some fashion. I do think depreciating Magical entities in some fashion will be problematic, but I can't exactly say until I go through the gory details. Gatorgirl I will respond to your PM sometime, I agree the image situation is crap.
  10. Mistborn Movie Casting

    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?
  11. The Splintercast Reads Edgedancer, Episode 1

    I'm sure she can say more detail but she does use that feature, but then has to cut out more silence because sometimes Remove Silence doesn't take out sniffles and such.
  12. Byu Cosmere Club

    Excellent, I am moving this then.
  13. Minor issue

    You'll need to resize it to a max dimension of 200x200. I have upped the file size limit a bit, but the max dimension size is 200x200. I imagine once you do that your file size will be sufficiently small.
  14. Minor issue

    What size is your image, in both pixels and file size?
  15. Unread Stream Broken

    Unreads would be back eventually. How widespread is the double or quadruple posting, and in which topics, specifically? I can only replicate them here.
  16. Unread Stream Broken

    Hello. There is another error that is occurring and I do not know why. You'll post and get an error but the post will go through, just twice. I haven't encountered this before. I'm actually only encountering this in this topic but perhaps some other topics will have this too. Hide the doubled post and don't worry about this. I will investigate it when I return home later today.
  17. Unread Stream Broken

    Chill out. The site crashed and I was asleep. I've fixed it. The search index needs to be rebuilt so you may see that your streams and such won't return many results but you won't get any error messages. So things should be back to normal soon. I am still traveling today but as soon as I get home I am seriously looking into why the site is having such crashes.
  18. This is not the location for general book discussion. I am moving this to General Brandon Discussion.
  19. PC or Mac?

    I almost can't believe we don't have a thread on this. What's your main computer's OS of choice? And once you vote, tell us what version you have, and why you use that? (Obviously, keep it respectful and mature, you guys.) For me, I use Windows 7. A lot of that is familiarity with Windows, I suppose, but Windows 7 is an operating system I'm genuinely happy with.
  20. Hey guys, we posted a new Shardkeepers on the AU essays: If you have a listen and have extensive comments, let's discuss it here!
  21. Streams

    That is because the server crashed this morning and I need to rebuild the search index when that happens. When the site finishes that then it will be back. Prior to that it just showed an error message. Proper menus for streams still coming Soon(tm). I have thousands of demands on my time, it feels. (Only a slight exaggeration.)
  22. How to not use the mobile site

    Sorry, it's a responsive design, so this cannot be done. Screen size is the factor. Please enumerate all lack of functionalities you see and I can work on it. The mobile site is very fully featured but there may be some minor things. Please do enumerate! The reason why you can't request a desktop site is because there are not two separate sites: it is just one site that adapts to your screen size. EDIT: Just as a note though, if you clicked the protected forums even on the desktop site it doesn't show the question. That is because the forum software is not design for a question and answer type thing for passwords. The passwords are in the forum description and if you go up a level, say in the White Sand board, the forum description of White Sand (prose) is definitely there. There is actually no difference in functionality there between the mobile site and desktop site; you'd still need to be able to look at the forum description on one view and then type the password on another view. So that, at least, is not a distinction between the mobile and desktop sites. If there are other lack of functionalities you spot I am happy to investigate. I would generally say in my experience almost all things on desktop are on mobile, including many advanced moderation tools. Sometimes things turn into icons and are positioned slightly differently, but it is really quite full-featured. One main example of something that is "lost" is that the mobile version doesn't display sigs for clarity's sake.
  23. Making coppermind mobile friendly

    How good is MobileFrontend?
  24. Help Pages

    Many a staff meeting has been wasting with me blabbing about this.
  25. Byu Cosmere Club

    Hello. I am feeling this topic does not fit properly with Events and Signings any longer. May I move this to Social Groups?