KHWiki:Magazine/Journalist Spot/Issue 5

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How It Works[edit]

To begin with, you must be a registered user on both Wikis with a minimum of either 300 total edits at the KHWiki (check here) or 100 total edits at the Keyhole (check here).

Once you have that, you can sign-up to do any of the below but remember that it is your responsibility to complete anything you have signed up to at least a week before release. Fortunately, there's plenty of help along the way! Once you've signed up to something, you can share ideas about your topic below in the "Discussion" section. Then, other users will feedback and develop your ideas by giving their own thoughts and opinions so that you have enough inspiration to write your entire piece. If you are doing an interview, debate battle or podcast, work with your partner(s) at an off-Wiki location, such as the IRC or by email.

After you have a first draft, email it to "kingdomheartswikibcrat@gmail.com" so that the Editor in Chief can review your work, fix any mistakes and give you any advice that you might need. Please refrain from posting any drafts on the Wiki to prevent ruining the surprise and satisfaction at the end result. Remember to update your status in the sign-up section and again, ensure that you email your work at least a week before release so that there is time to fix any potential issues.

The host for the Journalist Spot alternates every issue so you may need to visit The Keyhole if you want to get involved!

Submission Etiquettes[edit]

For the aid of the publisher, we now request everyone to observe the following etiquettes when you are submitting a piece of work:

Coding

Insert all the relevant coding in your email, including all images, font colors, formatting and links. Also insert the relevant parameters of your piece. For example, this is an example of a perfect riddle submission:

|gridriddle1=Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
|gridriddle1answer=consectetur adipiscing elit
|gridriddle1author=Cicero

Two templates have been made to handle links: Template:KHWiki and Template:Keyhole. These works by using the following parameters (this uses the KHWiki template as an example but the Keyhole is the same):

{{KHWiki|LINK DESTINATION|DISPLAYED LINK (optional)|HEX CODE FOR FONT COLOR (optional)}}

Example:

{{KHWiki|Donald Duck|Donald|#00000}}

Never use basic [[ ]] links unless you know that both Wikis have the page that you're linking to!

Content

Allude to both Wikis as much as possible with links and mentions, unless your section is specific to one Wiki.

Due Date

It is vital that you submit your work before at least a week before the next issue is set to be released so that a) the publisher has time to add it into the rest of the magazine and b) there is time to fix any issues that there may be.

Sign-Up[edit]

Found something you want to do? Sign-up under the bullet point you wish to do. If you have any questions, feel free to ask the Editor in Chief or the Deputy in Chief! Remember to submit your final work to the wiki's email for review!

Cover[edit]

  • A magazine cover drawn by hand or computer. Also submitted should be a thumbnail of the cover, for use in the magazine directories.
    • Depends on what anyone wants the cover to look like. I have got an idea or two, but I presume there'll be some headlines &c to go on the front page. If the opportunity arises, I'll gladly draw, BUT all articles for the particular issue have to be done first. Troisnyx 08:21, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
      • Found a few good screens for use of the magazine, all from KH3D's opening (because get it, books?). Hm... If these don't work, I may have to draw something. TRSNX 17:34, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
        • In light of Kingdom Hearts 3's trailer release, I have drawn a cover image. Only needs colouring and all I need to do is send it in to ChainofFire as soon as it's done. Oooooo I am super hyped! TRSNX 18:27, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
          • Sent. TRSNX 19:50, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Ansem's Report[edit]

  • A Kingdom Hearts news summary. Note that this needs to be done towards the end of the quarter year so that we can cover recent information. Up to 4 new pieces are needed.
  1. I see no one has signed up for this yet...Well, I've started writing something up, but I'd appreciate it if someone else would review it before we publish the magazine. Either way, I will have something prepared for this section. Xion4ever 03:18, 7 June 2015 (UTC)
    1. Permission to review. Byzantinefire - There are no strings on me 20px-AOU_Audi_Promo_07.png (talk) 03:21, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

Unlocking the Keyhole[edit]

  • A news summary of the happenings at the Keyhole. Note that this is best done towards the end of the quarter year so that we can cover recent information. Sections include: Jiminy's Journal (Keyhole news), Log Updates (deletion, move and other), New Users (short blurbs about our newest editors) and Tea Party updates.

The Door to Light[edit]

  • A news summary of the KHWiki. Note that this needs to be done towards the end of the quarter year so that we can cover recent information. Sections include: Trinity Archives (KHWiki news), New Users (short blurbs about our newest editors) and Roundtable updates.

The Coliseum[edit]

  • A debate battle on a certain topic between two users with conflicting opinions. This section requires two contributors who are able to work together off wiki.
  1. I think I can do it. RikutheBloody 11:36, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  2. If said battle includes characters and their temperaments.... It'll all depend on how it turns out. Troisnyx 08:20, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • RTB, are we considering this done, or? TRSNX 17:15, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Well we have it all wrote out, we just need to code it. RikutheBloody 13:19, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

The Keyblade Master[edit]

  • A complete article on any topic. This can include theories, analysis, speculation etc. Multiple authors are allowed to collaborate for this page. There are up to 2 article spaces available for this page.
  1. This time, I will send this in. Submitted! Aixon 22:41, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  2. An idea that's popped into my head. Sent. TheFifteenthMember 23:26, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  3. I have a wonderful, wonderful series of articles on this...... just parallels to things I see around me, and believe deeply. Troisnyx 08:19, 10 April 2015 (UTC) SENT

Dive to the Heart[edit]

  • A comprehensive game tutorial.
    • I volunteer. Limited scope though, as this will cover what I have already mastered. Troisnyx 19:20, 10 April 2015 (UTC) Currently unable to do this. UNLESS someone recommends something simple that I can write a tutorial for, this is gonna be a no go given my current circumstances. TRSNX 16:43, 6 June 2015 (UTC)
    • (Can be stored for whenever) TheFifteenthMember 21:53, 13 April 2015 (UTC) NO LONGER ABLE TO DO THIS!
    • "I volunteer as tribute!" I'll take it from here, guys. Xion4ever 02:34, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
  • An understandable wiki tutorial.
    • I volunteer. Troisnyx 07:39, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Round Room[edit]

  • A maximum crew of four people willing to take part in recording the podcast and an agenda of things to talk about on the podcast.
  • NOTICE:Due to the backlog of videos that we already have, any people signed up for the round room will still be put onto our waiting list, but will not be featured in this issue. Keep in mind that if you've already been a guest on the round room, you cannot sign up again.
    • @IF anyone can actually get to record in blooming BST for Pete's sake. Troisnyx 07:38, 10 April 2015 (UTC) Of course, this is gonna be a no go. TRSNX 16:41, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

Mark of Mastery Exam[edit]

  • A review on any subject.
    • TheSilentHero 16:38, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
    • Troisnyx 19:17, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
      • Have already started but I am horribly stuck. Xion4ever, I think I need your help here too. I am so sorry. T_T TRSNX 16:57, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
  • A "Top 5 List" on any subject.
    • Troisnyx 19:17, 10 April 2015 (UTC) SENT
  • An interview between an interviewer and another editor. This section requires two contributors who are able to work together off wiki.

Naminé's Sketchbook[edit]

  • A couple pieces of fanart.
    • I got it covered although it would be great to have others send in something Unversedlogo.pngDraaek the Blazing Dragon of LightUnversedlogo.png 02:07, 9 April 2015 (UTC) Done and sent
    • Once I have access to a scanner etc., i.e. once I'm back, and living with more peace and simplicity, I'll gladly send in a few art pieces. Troisnyx 07:36, 10 April 2015 (UTC) SENT X2
    • Working on something now. Hopefully I'll be done by the time the magazine releases. TheSilentHero 17:36, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Coloured in line art from the previous issue (optional)

The Grid[edit]

Flick Rush[edit]

  • Answers for the mailbox. Up to three different questions can be answered for this section.
    • Depending on what the questions are, I may be ready to help. Troisnyx 19:19, 10 April 2015 (UTC) SENT
  • Tasks for KHWiki. Five tasks are required in total.
  • Tasks for the games. Five tasks are required in total.
  • Tasks for the Keyhole. Five tasks are required in total.
    • I shall take care of this. Submitted! Aixon 18:05, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Compiling poll results and inputting them into a graphic.
  • A poll.
    • Will be able to help to a limited extent, as my polling questions will cover the games I already have. Troisnyx 19:19, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

Would it be possible to get like, a big team of contributors -- not necessarily regulars, but those who can at least commit to one particular issue? If we have enough of these types of contributions each month, we may perhaps be able to revive the Magazine. Thoughts? Troisnyx 07:15, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

That's the point of the sign up sheet and what makes the magazine fun. People sign up to a few tasks each (often changing tasks each issue) and then we see the collaboration in the end result. Contributors don't have to be regulars but they do need to meet the basic requirement. Also, the magazine never died; in fact, I think it's still going on strong!
The essential thing is people post their stuff early. Last time, we had a day left to release and half the magazine empty. Therefore, I stress to everyone that you must email your work at least a week early. Ideally, as early as you can make it, whether that be two weeks or two months before, but we can't expect that from everyone which is why we compromise on at least a week in advance. TheFifteenthMember 14:56, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
Why don't we lower the number of edits required to contribute? It may increase the amount of people working on the magazine. TheSilentHero 16:47, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
That might be a good idea. Byzantinefire - There are no strings on me 20px-AOU_Audi_Promo_07.png (talk) 17:32, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
Maybe we can encourage collaborations? There could be people out there with good ideas but think their work won't be in the same quality of the magazine and thus don't submit anything. It could even work between each other, like the word search two issues ago. FM and I worked on it together because he had the idea and I could manage the graphics part. Unversedlogo.pngDraaek the Blazing Dragon of LightUnversedlogo.png 23:36, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
I'm opposed to lowering the number of edits. Let's remember that the original purpose of the magazine (and MegaProject: Arise at that) was to increase traffic and activity for the wiki. The idea of the Chain of Rewards was new editors work hard and contribute to the wiki, and in return they gain the privilege of working on the magazine. We don't want to see contributors to the magazine that have no experience of the wiki and are not yet integrated into the community. We want them to first learn their way around the place and pick up some basic skills and then contribute. That was the point of ranking the magazine high on the Chain; it's a lot more demanding than voting for featured content. Besides, we have enough people working on the magazine, we just need them to submit their stuff earlier. Also, yes, collaboration is great (and more fun) ^_^ TheFifteenthMember 18:44, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Put it this way, folks: if you're adept enough to write for the magazine, you're adept enough to write for the mainspace. And at the end of the day, the whole point of the magazine is not to draw people away from the mainspace. QED. Troisnyx 19:25, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

I will be contributing more to the magazine issue following this one. My time is limited right now, so I'm unable to contribute in as large a way as I'd ideally like to. Regarding increasing the number of people contributing to the magazine, there are people that regularly edit both wikis who are competent enough to help out, but may be scared to do so. More encouragement is needed to stimulate editors to write. Aixon 19:05, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Hi folks, just a quick question... Is there a maximum word count for the Keyblade Master articles? When I write, I often have a tendency to write...a lot, so I want to be sure what length I'm aiming for before I really get stuck in. Aixon 12:49, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

I asked this question to Chainoffire myself; I don't think there is a maximum word count. TRSNX 13:04, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

There is not a max word count, however, if I feel it to be too long I may ask you to shorten it, or I may shorten it myself. But, as long as it doesn't break the template, you should be fine. Eternal Flames KHD.pngChainoffirePizza Cut KHD.png 04:25, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

Ansem Reports[edit]

Is anyone doing a piece for the new trailer? If not, I might be able to scribble something down in time. TheFifteenthMember 21:18, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

I am. Though you're more than welcome to add to it once I send the final draft to Chain. Xion4ever 22:41, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

Magazine Cover[edit]

I've done one, basically stating THE HYPE IS REAL on top of a little rendition of KHIII Sora -- does anyone have the Twilight Times logo? TRSNX 13:08, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Yeah, KSM gave it to me as part of his files before he left. *raises toast* TheFifteenthMember 16:20, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Lovely! I'll uh, post a draft. Also, FM, are you free to help us with something? TRSNX 20:58, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

One more thing FM: I need both logos for KHW and The Keyhole, please, if you have them. TRSNX 22:56, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
Sorry about the triple post, but here is the cover as it currently is. Currently%20in%20progress_zpsvfexfzmw.png
Can you try using a character render in it instead? Byzantinefire - There are no strings on me 20px-AOU_Audi_Promo_07.png (talk) 00:08, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Alright, I get it. I only pretend to be able to draw. To be honest though, the Keyblade guns were the perfect shot for rendering, but 1) I can't render for crap, and 2) there isn't any pre-existing render apart from the one with Sora standing. That's boring, and we know it.

Anyone else looking at the proposed cover, please decide if you want to go with this, or get a render. TRSNX 08:30, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

This is fine. It's always good to show off the talents of users. The drawing looks great, and it should be kept, as far as I am concerned. Aixon 11:59, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

I saw the preview on your DA before noticing it was going to be used for the cover and I'd like to say that I found it amazing! Besides, we haven't had any hand drawn covers yet so it would be a good addition to the issues and a change of air from the computer graphic ones we've had so far :) Unversedlogo.pngDraaek the Blazing Dragon of LightUnversedlogo.png 15:36, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

KHWiki and Keyhole. The cover looks great! What do you require of me? I can do it depending on how much work it involves, since I don't have much free time at the moment. TheFifteenthMember 16:02, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

FM: We are in the midst of trying to code this Coliseum thing, about how many plotholes the story of Kingdom Hearts has, and the reasons for them, and I think Riku the Bloody is the one who has the other side of the text. I have it in the history as well, if you require it of me -- at the moment, my efforts are concentrated on a lot of other places.
Also, thanks a lot, Draaek for the big up, and thanks FM for the images. TRSNX 17:53, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
I can try to code it, but someone will need to email it to me first. TheFifteenthMember 19:20, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
I have my email working again. I'll be sure to send it to you now. RikutheBloody 15:29, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
Send it quickly. TheFifteenthMember 15:53, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
I sent it anyway to see your thoughts about it. RikutheBloody 17:16, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

It can high hopes of being recycled into a mailbag question for next issue. It'd be quite a unique one since it's answered by two people rather than one. TheFifteenthMember 18:57, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

Are you saying it wont work? RikutheBloody 02:47, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
Not as a coliseum debate. Unless you style it as for or against maybe? But there was no disagreement so it won't work unfortunately. 94.174.158.20 07:28, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

Things that are left[edit]

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Chainoffire - "Hey, wait... I'm enjoying this. You guys are something else!"
TALK - :) Eternal Flames KHD.pngChainoffirePizza Cut KHD.png 05:13, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
Eternal Flames KHD.png I meant to make this a week ago, but I am now just getting around to it. Yay me~. Below is a list of the things I still need, and some of them have been claimed by users, but not turned in yet. If something is claimed and not turned in, it is up for grabs and anyone can turn one in. This includes ones that have been turned in and is not properly coded. Speaking of which: When you send my things, BE SURE TO PROPERLY CODE THEM. It makes it x10 easier for me. Thanks~
  • Table of contents
  • ToC collage
  • Unlocking the Keyhole: Jiminy's Journal news
  • Unlocking the Keyhole: Deletion/Move/Other logs
  • Unlocking the Keyhole: 4 new users and bios for each.
  • Unlocking the Keyhole: Tea Party summary
  • The Coliseum: Mirage Arena
  • The Coliseum: The Underdrome
  • The Coliseum: The Games - Have yet to receive from Troisnyxtienne and RikutheBloody
  • Dive to the Heart: Wiki tutorial - Have yet to receive from Xion4Ever
  • Dive to the Heart: Game tutorial
  • Round Room: Link Dump
  • Mark of Mastery: Top 5
  • The Grid: Banish the Beast!
  • Flick Rush: Poll
  • Flick Rush: Poll Results Graphic/Summary
  • Flick Rush: 3 Mailbag Q&A's
  • Flick Rush: KHWiki to do list
  • Flick Rush: Keyhole to do list
  • Flick Rush: 5 game tasks Eternal Flames KHD.png
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FA icon.png In response:
  • The Coliseum: IN PROGRESS I can't do this. I am sick and through with being told that a tribunal hearing would either go on or off...
  • Dive to the Heart: Will come up with one ASAP. I had been swamped by pre-tribunal preparations. SENT
  • Flick Rush Poll -- IN PROGRESS SENT BUT HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO CODE owing to my long absence from the wiki.
  • Flick Rush Poll Results: Where can I find the results so I can make the graphic, please? I checked the last issue of the magazine and the poll seems to have disappeared. SENT
  • Flick Rush Mailbag: ChainofFire, I have already responded to the questions on my talk page. If you would prefer that I send them to you via e-mail with proper formatting, I will gladly do so. In fact, I believe I asked on your talk page if you'd taken notice of the responses. Sorry about all the confusion. SENT

Helping others always comes before asking others for help. TroisNyxÉtienne — 19:35, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

I have sent in the Unlocking the Keyhole New Users and Tea Party Summary sections. Time restraints stopped me from completing the rest of the page, else I would have done them too. Aixon 12:46, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

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TheSilentHero Prepare yourself! — 14:27, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
I don't know what needs to be done for the Mirage Arena, but it is pretty much dead now. I've opened a forum to revive it.


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Chainoffire - "Hey, wait... I'm enjoying this. You guys are something else!"
TALK - :) Eternal Flames KHD.pngChainoffirePizza Cut KHD.png 06:26, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
Eternal Flames KHD.png I'll put in a notice that says that it's on hiatus Eternal Flames KHD.png
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TheSilentHero Arcfire! — 16:53, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
Good news. The Mirage Arena has a new "Keeper of the Arena" (me) and is getting renewed. Nominations should start soon.


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OPXion4EverIcon.png Check the first email I sent about a month ago- the one with the riddles as well. Game and Wiki tasks should be on there. As for game tutorial, I'm getting slammed by real life. If you want to take what I've written on a gummi ship mission (other than asteroid sweep mission 1), that would count. I don't see myself as having any available free time between work and real life.
Xion4ever Who am I? — 00:22, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

Just checking in here, as I've not had the time to do anything over the past few days. Are we still waiting for the tasks that haven't been struck through to be completed before the magazine can be published? Aixon 18:10, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Sent in Banish the Beast. TheSilentHero 18:24, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

I sent in a wiki tutorial. Essentially, we still need a coded top 5 list and a Coliseum debate. TheFifteenthMember 18:11, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Sent in a Coliseum debate. TheSilentHero 17:39, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

Okay, after 2 weeks of not being able to edit at a computer, I'm finally getting this crap done. All I really need the two keyhole sections and a link dump for the podcast. Eternal Flames KHD.pngChainoffirePizza Cut KHD.png 05:39, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

Fannotation Addition[edit]

Can the Magazine get postponed to the 7th when the fannotation comes out so it might be included in the magazine and plus it would give more time to work on the magazine and sort things out. Byzantinefire - There are no strings on me 20px-AOU_Audi_Promo_07.png (talk) 18:24, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

Publication[edit]

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TheFifteenthMember Myes, but THEY didn't know that! We have to consider THEM! And yet we must also be mysterious, myes, myes... TheFifteenthMember 18:39, 12 July 2015 (UTC)
So what are we doing with this? It's the 12th and the issue hasn't been released yet. I contacted CoF but got no reply...

As far as I know, the only thing left to do is code TNE's top 5 list. To do that, we need someone with access to the wiki email.

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FA icon.png I seem to have lost part of my progress that was needed to convert this post into wikimarkup, but I can salvage this from my sent items. AFAIK FinalRest should be the other user...

Helping others always comes before asking others for help. TroisNyxÉtienne — 20:52, 12 July 2015 (UTC)

Have the collage and table of contents been sent in? Aixon 21:16, 12 July 2015 (UTC)

So, since we only need the podcast, can we release the magazine and add the link dump later? TheSilentHero 16:26, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

On the subject of late publication date, shall I modify the date on the cover? TRSNX 17:56, 13 July 2015 (UTC)