As I'm sure many of you have already noticed, summer brings an influx of both unregistered contributors and new users to the wiki. This surge in excited writers doesn't dwindle until about the new year, which is why you can clearly see we have new users joining every day and creating new stories as well. As I'm sure many of you are also aware, our wiki does not enforce the thirteen-year-old age restriction. We feel that Warriors is a series commonly read by children between the ages of seven and nineteen, and so we welcome a wide range of users onto our website. But with the age of some of our younger users comes inexperience with writing and its conventions and rules.
We're all here for the same reason, I'm sure - we love to write, to express ourselves, and we want to put our work out there to get praise and get recognized. A love of writing starts with an idea that you want to put to paper, to turn into words that will become a collection of pages that will some day grace the bookstands of a bookstore or sit at the top of the list of New York Times Bestsellers (or the Bestsellers list in whichever country you come from). We write because we have a passion for it, disregarding everything else just to get that idea down.
However, abandoning the philosophical route, I'm going to get down into the nitty-gritty and say up front that though a lot of you have a strength for writing, idea-forming, and words, your conventions (i.e. spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.) are not the greatest.
So after taking up the idea with my two fellow admins, we have devised a plan to assist with this problem. A team of editors will be open to taking requests for editing of stories, be it fixing grammar or helping with the flow of stories, or else just correcting misspelled words and making sure the article is legible. I will be organizing this endeavor, so if you don't like me you needn't bother applying. xD
There aren't going to be many rules for applying, but just to keep things organized -
One. All applicants must have been on the wiki for at least six months.
Two. All applicants must be well-versed in grammar, punctuation, and conventions.
Three. All applicants must edit the wiki at least seven times a week.
Then the form for applicants -
Activity ("activeness;" once a week, every day, etc.):
Seniority (time you've been on the wiki):
And that's pretty much it! I'm thinking this is going to be a sort of beta-test, so at the end of November, I'll stop this and have another blog for a poll on how useful you think this worked / how well it worked. :)
Peace out, friends.
Note: If you would like your story to be edited, leave the story you would like to be edited in the comments section of this blog. Once all members of the team have been chosen, I will assign editors to your work. Thanks. :)