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    Quote Originally Posted by Mithrildar View Post
    @Sterling

    Is it the idea that these guides get added to the Mists of Pandaria of the Goblineer Gold Guide? If so is there some way we can include spreadsheets in our guides, can we link to download page?
    Most of these guides will probably go into the Quality Guides section (others will go into appropriate forums like Addons). I don't think any of them will end up in the gold guide. That wouldn't be in good spirit.

    You can attach spreadsheets to any post/thread, so long as it's within the 2MB size threshold (plenty, unless you accidentally attach an import).

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    I'm more concerned about the competition !!! @Stede @Mithrildar and @TimB wow this is going to be tough
    Going to be interesting to see what everyone comes up with, and personally it sounds like a nice challenge to work towards
    Don't forget me! I'll be submitting a non-competing entry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UtesDad View Post
    Love the idea, I'm a competitor at heart, so this speaks to me.

    Is anyone else concerned that information helpful to the community as a whole may be withheld as people hold on to it to include in a post specifically for this contest? I'd be less concerned if the deadline were closer to the release, but since it's about a month post-launch, I can see a bit of this happening.
    While yes i can see some of these topics being withheld, I would see it more as a result of not wanting competition in the AH than not wanting competition on the guide. If you want to post something on the forum as a helpful topic, it's your original idea, and well... it's really really hard to plagiarize yourself if you want to draw it out into a longer guide esq post for the contest. Or at least that's the way I'm looking at it.

    Also as a side note, not that i really plan on doing something like this. But can we reference other peoples ideas and blend them together into an all inclusive guide, with proper credit and such of course being given. An example would be to include other peoples maps, or video overviews of addon setups or some such, just so we don't have to start from scratch with everything and reinvent the wheel. Say i want to do a guide on using TSM for something specific, would I also have to write from scratch a portion of the guide exlaining how to use TSM, or could i just include links to sapu's guides that are already written.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theatermusic87 View Post
    While yes i can see some of these topics being withheld, I would see it more as a result of not wanting competition in the AH than not wanting competition on the guide. If you want to post something on the forum as a helpful topic, it's your original idea, and well... it's really really hard to plagiarize yourself if you want to draw it out into a longer guide esq post for the contest. Or at least that's the way I'm looking at it
    Well I kind of see it like this. Let's say I have a really efficient way of leveling my battle pets and write up a guide for it. I can do one of two things: 1) I save it for myself until the end of the contest or 2) I post it early to share with the community, but run the risk of someone upstaging me because they've already seen what I've posted.

    But as @Sterling said, this also may be the encouragement someone needs to put their guide out there, which otherwise may not have been shared. I already have a few things in progress, but there are a lot of good posters out there to compete with.

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    @Mac, don't think of it as a competition. Instead, approach this contest by making a quality guide that you would be proud of and that you think a lot of people would benefit from. That's the underlying intent of this contest, really, is to get some good guides written up. So instead of Sterling demanding them or hoping people get some initiative to do so, he is making this contest as a way to light that fire under our butts to get some stuff together for MoP.

    Sure, those of us who have contributed good write ups in the past might have a slight advantage, but you still have, what, 2 months to get a guide written up? Should be fun, and I'm really looking forward to the polished and rich guides that will be a result of this contest, winners or not. Gives everyone fresh stuff to use and resource from once MoP hits.
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    SO THIS IS WHAT KRESKY IS FOR!

    ...sorry...i'm ok...


    EDIT: Back on topic, as Sterling said, I will be giving out an awesome prize (TBA in original post soon) for the entry which best utilizes TradeSkillMaster in a unique or especially effective manner. Of course, all the rules of the competition still apply and this the winner of this prize will likely also be a strong contender in the overall contest (ie don't JUST go for this prize - it won't work).
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    The concern that I have intimidating me is not so much the quality of the people writing the guides, we all know they're amazing anyways.
    Its the topics that are overwhelming. One of the Main points of the guide is Original Material, so you don't tread where others are sure to go.

    I know Stede and Mith have mentioned a Shuffle based guide, though I hope that one comes out sooner rather than later. Tim's pet guide as well.

    I will try to find a topic, I will write something. I just cant wrap my head around the subject as of yet. /ponder (dang, blue mana all tapped out)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nornian View Post
    The concern that I have intimidating me is not so much the quality of the people writing the guides, we all know they're amazing anyways.
    Its the topics that are overwhelming. One of the Main points of the guide is Original Material, so you don't tread where others are sure to go.

    I know Stede and Mith have mentioned a Shuffle based guide, though I hope that one comes out sooner rather than later. Tim's pet guide as well.

    I will try to find a topic, I will write something. I just cant wrap my head around the subject as of yet. /ponder (dang, blue mana all tapped out)
    There's always something to write about - try focusing on a simple topic rather than thinking broadly. MMO Champion held a guide contest, and the winning guide explained how to complete a quest!
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    Goblins freak me out. Why not a gnome version?

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    I want to work together with @Stede on this. Is there some way we can create a topic we can both view and/or edit?

 

 

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