I have noticed that some people harp
on other people for their noding styles
. I have noticed and noded
in many noding styles. I have an odd sort of flow
to my noding, where I node as I please
and just go with it.
here are the node styles I have noticed
This is where someone will basically write a column
. It generally looks like something out of a magazine
and is usually long, well thought out and topical of observation
, experience or opinion
. These people add fresh new detailed definitions and opinions that make e2 unique due to the fact that these write-ups
are probably found nowhere else.
The REAL story of the "Occupation of Tibet"
Why DMan is wrong about Tibet
These are people who surf around and find funny or informative articles
such (as mentioned
above) on the Internet and add them to the database. These people usually hand enter in all the HTML
and links which can be a lengthy prospect
. Some prime examples
of this type of noding are
The evil overlord list
Tough Questions for Hetereosexuals
These people usually define simple words and phrases. They could make the definitions up or look them up in a dictionary. They may paste them as well, but the heart of their noding is around giving things definition, not to opinionate about things.
Often times Definers are accused of NFN, which I see no problem with. They tear through nodes like nobody's business sometimes. ;)
Examples of definitive writings:
Commenters often rarely create new nodes but rather give their opinions definitions and corrections on other people's nodes. They often provide secondary write-ups where there are none, and dabble a bit in the "Definer" and "Journalist" areas. Some people just need the initial idea to flourish. Also accused of Noding for numbers. I see no problem with this style of noding as long as it's adding and not cluttering. A Grey area to be sure.
Hard to give you examples of these.
These are people who concern themselves with the opinions of other everythingeans. Sometimes known as polls and "Getting to know you" nodes, these nodes ask a question and are among the more popular e2 nodes. Some pollsters only wish to answer poll nodes, others like to think up creative questions to ask. Some poll nodes don't even ask a question, they just make a statement, but to the same effect. The examples are plentiful and include:
Coke or Pepsi?
One word title for your life
These noders resemble the journalistic
faction often times with the length of their nodes
. They write nodes that are silly
and sometimes even offensively outrageous
. Often confused with ranters
, they can at times get out of hand but for the most part they make e2
amusing and fun to read
Examples of these include:
Liberal Anti-Christian New World Order UFO Conspiracy
the popularity of boy bands
These are sort of a mix between Journalistic
. They are usually sarcastic and funny
, but with a serious message that is often a bit long winded
. They can be insulting
. Often times these noders are taken too seriously
and flame wars
ensue. Most of them just wish to be heard and enjoy debate
The Liberal Agenda
how dare you question god?
Then there are little mixes
of all of these types and other types, which I could not think of. The Tibetan
write-ups could be considered rants, as could you have mini factual rants
that are not very long. Or polls that are not meant to be polls, but humorous
instead. Or pasted definitions
etc etc etc...
you get the idea.
The point I am trying to make
, is that all of these are perfectly valid noding
styles. I see stuff on here that I don't agree with, and I see stuff on here that drives me up the bloody
wall, but sometimes you just need to grin
and bear it. I try all kinds of various styles. This would be a journalistic write-up
, yesterday I did a bit of factual NFN
followed by some rants and jokes
. Today I replied a lot and did some polls. I just go with what strikes
me. Why fight it?
The main thing is that this is a place for everyone
. If someone's node count
gets bigger than yours because they are noding
names of colors from Rodda paint color cards
, so what? Sierra Sunset
, Russian Summer
, Blueberry traffic accident
, let em have at it. Someone has to do it if we want to node Everything