narrativedilettante wrote:A potential issue could be regarding dates that have events with a character at different times during the day. If, say, Holmes did something, and then the Cheshire Cat did something, and then Holmes did something else, it might be easiest to follow the order of events if there are two entries for Holmes on that date, on either side of the Cheshire Cat's entry.
There's also an issue with events that involved more than one character. We could just, say, put on Poirot's entry
"see Holmes entry" or something but that might start looking clunky.
Pixelmage wrote:Ok... To address RR: If we do that, it becomes a PAIN to read through. The sentences don't flow for reading, it becomes a formulaic list and forces a very limited approach to how we can write the entries.
We would have to rework every single line of the timeline to not much of a change, in terms of locating entries. I feel sad that you're not used to the Ctrl+F function, but see my logic:
If you are unfamiliar and reading through for the first time, it stands that you would want to read everything in a non-boring writing style. And if you ARE familiar, looking for a particular entry and by whatever reason not using the search function... You're missing out on skills that are common and would make your life one hell of a lot easier. I'd advise you to learn how to handle Ctrl+F. It's not hard and really, if you are searching for a entry without it, you're just making it harder on yourself.
I don't mean to offend, sorry it it seems like that. But I mean... I don't think "I don't know how to Ctrl+F" is a good enough reason to turn the timeline into a painful reading experience. It's supposed to account for the story and work as a reference. Making it a reference only, which is what you propose, is against what I see as the goal here.
So "Nay" from Pixel.
RotavatoR wrote:I don't need this Timeline to look good for myself. All I'm saying is that others may not be used to using Ctrl+F. They may not even think of it.
Pixelmage wrote:Like you said it is formulaic enough as it is now, making it more so only makes it worse as a reading experience. I still have plenty of faith that any one who is familiar enough with the plot to go looking for a specific entry won't do so by means of reading through the page manually. And for anyone actually new, who will have to read through, making it feel like a lawyer's document list will not make it enjoyable to read.
The Wild West Pyro wrote:Should we add any of my angry and sad moments in the Coffee Room or in Off Topic to Tearjerker or Heartwarming?
narrativedilettante wrote:The Wild West Pyro wrote:Should we add any of my angry and sad moments in the Coffee Room or in Off Topic to Tearjerker or Heartwarming?
Generally speaking, we're avoiding stuff that happened in Off Topic. Currently, the focus is on getting a better representation of what actually happened "in-canon" (although it is sometimes hard to draw the line between what was really part of the ARG and what was tangential. I mean, The Witch mentioned the RP once, iirc) rather than adding things regarding our own activities on the site that didn't directly impact the ARG.
So at least for the current moment, I'd hold off on adding those.
eli_gone_crazy wrote:I think we've also decided to leave the entirety of the character page alone for the time being. It's too much of a touchy subject.
A witch teleported into my living room, thank you all for remembering.
The Wild West Pyro wrote:I put Badass Crew for us Metaguard earlier, is that OK?
* UnstoppableRage: The Wild West Pyro is known to get angry very easily in the Coffee Room, but one time JR accidentally made him blow his top, and the result was horrifying- Pyro poured out his entire anger, ranted and raved, shot everyone, strangled others and burned, nuked and bombed down the entire Coffee Room, then condemned everyone to a horrific fiery death in the flaming ruins.
JRPictures wrote:The Wild West Pyro wrote:I put Badass Crew for us Metaguard earlier, is that OK?
This entry:* UnstoppableRage: The Wild West Pyro is known to get angry very easily in the Coffee Room, but one time JR accidentally made him blow his top, and the result was horrifying- Pyro poured out his entire anger, ranted and raved, shot everyone, strangled others and burned, nuked and bombed down the entire Coffee Room, then condemned everyone to a horrific fiery death in the flaming ruins.
Shouldn't be on the page. The Coffee Room isn't canon to the ARG and you seem to be making a big deal out of yourself for your actions there. (And what did I do to cause that? I don't remember causing anything with you)
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