So, this thread is for anybody to voice questions, concerns, and suggestions for the Stories section before the new branch opens. This includes anything from contests, Graders and Grader Wages, backlog concerns, and so on. Feel free to discuss any ideas you may have.
Some things that are currently on the table:
+ Gathering a handful of successful stories from each rank as an example for new writers. Emma expressed the concern that some of these examples would border a pass for the next rank (a good Medium story could be a pass for a Hard story) and would set high expectations for the new writers. Thoughts on this? (When the BMG branch opened, we had a handful of stories as examples, but they weren't picked by Pokemon difficulty.)
+ Gathering a handful of re-graded stories (from any rank) to give new writers a rough guideline as to how they should listen to their grader's advice and fix up their story. So far, I've looked at two re-graded stories that could be included in this.
+ Newbie Writing Contest. There's been numerous of them. The first one held at Pe2K and the one that was held on BMG followed FireFlyK's original rules. There has been another Newbie Writing Contest on Pe2K that had less restrictions as to whom could enter and what Pokemon could be captured. I am planning to have the one on TPW have the same restrictions as the original one to keep it strictly to the new members joining. Does anybody have thoughts on what could be improved on or changed?
Let's get cracking, guys!