For those who have already posted species description, please do the following for your species descriptions, or at least for the species you care about and want people to find. When it's possible, i believe the original authors are much more likely to do this right and avoid overwriting info.
- Remove the content of your posts from the "Post your races here.". It may not let you delete the post, but you can edit and replace the text with something like "delete me". Moderates will take it from there.
If that species doesn't have it's own thread create one.
If the species does have a thread, make sure you add to it the most up-to-date description.
If there are posts that you want to be merged into a another thread, feel free to request that-- specifically identifying the post with a link
For all old and new species descriptions, please do the following:
- Incorporate any changes or updates into your species into the first post in your creature's topic. This is less work for the reader than going through the discussion and trying to sort the old and new information.
At the top of the first post please include a Summary: A few pithy sentences describing the core concept of the species, what makes them different, interesting. This will be of great benefit to future readers sorting through these threads.
Please give each species it's own thread, unless it's a symbiont. We want to be able to link to species individually.
If your species is a concept for humanity, please start the name with "Human:" and then add something distinctive. We already have several distinctive concepts for the human race, this will help make them identifiable.
These and other less important suggestions have been added to the stickies in the subforum. This should go a long way to making sure that the species ideas are accessible and easy to use when they are needed. Once the still-active posters have taken care of their descriptions we can figure out what to do with the rest.