So, eh... Lord Brawl first suggested in Editor Log: December 2005 that all the editors and anyone else who would like to be among our ranks write a bit about their favourite bits of E2, and stuff, but I was busy getting married at the time* so it's taken me a while to get round to it. Sorry about that. Anyway - here it is at last...!
Short explanations are optional, but may prove helpful.
- List 3 to 5 writeups (not your own) that epitomize
what's special about everything2 for you.
List 2 or 3 writeups (your
own) with which you're most pleased.
did we get here, Sarah? Enchanting writing; spooky, captivating.
with this sort of thing! A concise satirical polemic. I love it. I
created the nodeshell without really intending to fill it, and for me
it epitomises why that isn't always a bad thing to do.
Duran. The world doesn't have enough outlets for this kind of writing
- informative but silly, rantingly hilarious.
Cup 2003. Not just a single writeup, but the existence and nature of
the node (even more than the generally impressive quality of the
writing) says something quite special about the site.
2 or 3 writeups (anyone's) to which you would point new users as an
example of "how to write for e2".
- Oo. Still makes me chuckle when I
re-read it. I love that
this makes sense on E2, and it's hard to imagine anywhere else it
- Carbon. I'm not a chemist, so I
needed to learn a
great deal to pull this off. The fact that I was able is a testament to
the motivating power of E2, and the ability of the E2science group to
correct, expand and improve science writing here.
- Vegan ingredients. It was fun to write this,
mostly off the
top of my head, from things I've learnt as a vegan, bolstered by a modicum of research. I know it's
been genuinely useful for quite a few people. So that's nice.
All of these serve chiefly as advice on writing, but are also
examples of good writing themselves...
Are you an
active member of the Mentoring team, or if not, would you be willing to
- At what time or times are you typically active on
e2 and accessible for user questions and help?
you a subject matter expert
to whom the admin team can go for content advice? If so, in
- Never as active as I'd have liked,
but a member for a good couple of years or so.
Are you a
leader or an active, contributing member of any e2 usergroups?
- Fairly expert in matters
tea-related; also well-versed in physics and to a lesser extent the
rest of science.
* See http://mimeomai.f2s.com/oolong/India.htm