Example World

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Example World

There is now an example world  for you to peruse and see how the Basic Representation system works and get an idea of how the Drupal system allows us to manage the way we display information.  As for the actual content of that world, this was taken from the old site and has had pretty much nothing done to it to update it, so do bear that in mind.

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I see we are still using the same format then? Good! :) As for uploading it on Drupal, would everybody be able to do that, or is that only something for the Project Leaders to do? If it is the latter, could you give us some criteria which we should follow when creating a world? I know what you guys want in the sub categories (description. history, language, etc), or at least what they should be about, but what other criteria are there?

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Good questions Malika and I will at some point probably write a world-building guide that keeps the answers to such concerns in a visible place.

The general idea is that initially a contributor, such as yourself, would post and develop a world concept on the forums much as was the case on the old site using the guidelines in the Basic Representation as to what should be included.  Once there is a consensus that a world/system is ready to be included in the project archives one of the project leaders will create a main page for it like the example and give the author of the world the ability to modify it and add sub-pages.  Or at least that is the general idea, I will freely admit that I am not yet completely familiar with the workings of the site so the exact process of getting the world up onto the main site once it has been accepted may differ.  The idea is that unlike the previous Explore site where everything had to be put up manually by Kage this will be easier to maintain since the original author will be able to look after their world(s) and will also enable worlds that have been accepted and uploaded to continue to develop organically.

As far as criteria go really the only one is that the Basic Representation has been filled out to a sufficient degree and that there is consensus from the members and project leaders that the world would be a good addition to the project.

Formatting only really becomes a concern once the world has been accepted and the author is editing it on the main site.  At that point it should be formatted as per the example world (or whatever future example supercedes it) but at the development stage as long as it is clear that all of the information is there that is enough.

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