Nea Year: New Onigiri
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Posted 12/11/07
Ok so i and several other staff have ideas on how to improve the Onigiri. It's slipped a bit recently due to scarey deadline, endless email accounts and exams- not to mention me being useless- sorry! :(

So the new year = improve! I've got a few ideas but i want to hear yours too- you are the one's who actually make the onigiri! ^-^
Basically:
- How to organize better?
- New sections?
- Ideas for competitions/adverts?
- Extra staff things like tags an ongiri points
- Anything ^-^

A few simple ones quickly:
- Using one email account for submissions
- Creating New staff tags and using this group forum as the main one. The other more detailed forum can be for staff that like to go a little further? Where as this one will be the essentials ^-^
- Onigiri points thread here
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Posted 12/11/07
How about we do the email account like : [email protected] ? :] Straightforward, and not hard to forget, and keeps submissions exclusive to that email.

What's an Onigiri points? O_o I've been hearing about it in bits and pieces, can someone elaborate for me?
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Posted 12/12/07
^ Scarey girl having the same submissions email idea as me =P
Onigiri points- 1 point per submission basically. Not uptodate at the moment.

Just quickly scanning things- don't have time to do anything. Opening the group to everyone was probably a bad idea- it's just going to take longer now ~~
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Posted 12/12/07

s_j_b wrote:

^ Scarey girl having the same submissions email idea as me =P
Onigiri points- 1 point per submission basically. Not uptodate at the moment.

Just quickly scanning things- don't have time to do anything. Opening the group to everyone was probably a bad idea- it's just going to take longer now ~~


Opening the onigiri issue 7 group? Ahhhhh...doesn't slow down progress too much does it? Is it alright if I just add the SM article into the new thread, and just have people look over it? I'll send a copy over to you as well so you can review it separately before you/I add it?
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Posted 12/16/07
What a way to start the new year with a "nea" XD I miss the Onigiri points ^_^; I need to be feeding off those little riceballs.

Yes a separate account for all submissions should be created. I'd also like to suggest that each section have a head section staff to make an organized submission process. It seems like we'll be creating a bureaucracy but it will help sort submissions in an orderly manner and not have confusions, misplacement, etc. And we'll easily identify if and when there is a failed submission due to technical difficulties.

About staff tags (such as the one I carry somewhere in my profile). I still have the templates for the tags in which Ray or Ed worked to put names and such on it for the staff. We should probably revive the tags and the mini tags.

Hmm I have freelance and art occupied as a job of mine. I also wish to extend to my job in the game area. I have a program that runs as a game so it's generated fairly easy. I think when I sent the samples to Steffi, it failed to send or she may have lost it ^_^;

One more thing, we don't need to create separate groups per issue. We can do all the planning here. We just need appropriate threads for discussion. We may just open new threads per issue on a particular topic (i.e. drama section reviews) so we don't get piled down by older discussions as well not to confuse with what's passed with what's current.

That's all I've got to say for now. I'll share some more thought when they come up.
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Posted 12/16/07
Head Sections is a good idea, but to be head of a section...I really don't think it should be taken lightly, and to consider availability, ambition, organizational skills, and most importantly responsibility. Once we have Heads for sections, the next thing would be to sort out who's in what section because right now...it's all confusing. Really confusing.
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Posted 12/22/07
Quick note:
Adverts for people who submit work.
1 work = 1 ad
ad = shoutout/ advert for group

Section heads:
proped before but noone was interested.

Eeek:
We need to choose a format for the future of the onigiri.
Wiki, PDF, Thread, Website.
I like pdf best but loading and changing from microsoft word is slow and causes problems.
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Posted 12/27/07

Luciel wrote:

How about we do the email account like : [email protected] ? :] Straightforward, and not hard to forget, and keeps submissions exclusive to that email.

What's an Onigiri points? O_o I've been hearing about it in bits and pieces, can someone elaborate for me?


Done.

[email protected]



s_j_b wrote:

Quick note:
Adverts for people who submit work.
1 work = 1 ad
ad = shoutout/ advert for group

Section heads:
proped before but noone was interested.

Eeek:
We need to choose a format for the future of the onigiri.
Wiki, PDF, Thread, Website.
I like pdf best but loading and changing from microsoft word is slow and causes problems.


Steffi, you can keep it in PDF even for the website. Yes it is a bit slower, but the site can host it, so that people don't have to DL it.
My suggestion for the advertising portion... we should make a like a mini classified section.

If they want to put an advertisement in, they just submit it to a different email... such as [email protected]
(which i could make if you wanted me to, and For online purposes i could make a page that has the links for the groups etc etc.. That would bring MORE people BACK to the onigiri.)

If you want to change the onigiri to a html format, then only a couple of people would know how to do that. (mainly lucy and i - i'm soooo sorry lucy i've been like completely absent, i've just had a ton of CRAP going on in my life)
But it could be done, however, the artistic freedoms would need to be changed, IE, people give us what they want, and the general idea of how they want it, but we deal with the formatting. (i'm sure that Ed and Ray could do some stuff as well... perhaps there are others, i dunno)

Another Suggestion that i have that's nothing to do with the previous stuff, is this:

A meet up section. For those who want to meet up, Like... almost like personal ads, but.. more along the lines of: (just and example) Fun 28 year old girl, looking for sushi bar buddy for drinks and SUSHI!
Something to be really silly with, and let people just HAVE FUN!

We also need some fun quizzes... IMO - I read certain mags only for the cool quizzes... >.>

And i really think we need a Rant page.. something where people can rant about a show being liscensed, or a mod abusing powers or something going on in thier life (preferrably slightly funny such as Mauz attacking Gunblastergun or like when Red was constantly kicking Senbon...)
And a Vet's corner... Remember when CR was...... (to help the little ones understand what it was like and how much the site has really improved.)

That's my ideas for now.



*Note: I'm trying to take a break from CR, to pursue my musical career, i'm limiting myself to 30 mins a day on CR... - most of that will be split between two groups. This one and a secret one that shall remain nameless....
If anyone needs me in the evenings, While i'll be recording and might not respond very fast, i'll have my MSN up and AIM... (if BK will leave me alone so i can record!) <3 you guys!
Posted 2/10/08
I think we need to get the work out of The Onigiri. We have about 1k members in the group for Issue 7 but I'm worried that people are just joining and not reading. Maybe we can have Shinji donate a Tab for us or something....XD
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