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Quality Control Documentation
All new sets must get Quality Control's approval before they move on to the copyediting stage. If you have a new set that you think is worth being put on-site, make a topic here to get its approval. The topics posted here do not need to be fully written analyses (though you may write it all up if you'd like, just be prepared to be asked to make hefty changes), but instead just the bare bones of the set. The following is an example of what is expected at a minimum of skeleton analyses:
Topic Title:You should not post a set that has already been rejected, or one that you have not already tested successfully. Such threads will be deleted, and the author may be subject to a warning. If you are unsure whether a set you want to post is too similar to a rejected set, contact a member of QC before posting.
If you wish to submit a set but would rather have an experienced writer write the analysis, please make this clear in the skeleton you post and an interested writer will be assigned to your analysis.
How This Works:
After a set has been posted, members of the Quality Control team for the relevant tier will evaluate it. They will tell you if tweaks need to be made, such as a better EV spread, or extra moves that deserve to be mentioned. These suggestions are open to discussion, and anybody is welcome to post their opinions as well; however, the Quality Control team's decision is the "official ruling" at the end of the day. If a member of the Quality Control team thinks the set deserves a spot on-site, he will post the Quality Control stamp of approval to signify it. After an analysis receives two stamps of approval, the author will be permitted to write up the full analysis. Then, after it receives one more stamp of approval, the author may have it grammar checked before going on-site.*
If the majority of the Quality Control team feels a set does not deserve to be put on-site, it may be rejected. If the Quality Control team is unsure, or if only a minority of the team feels it should be on-site, they will play test the set themselves to make a final judgment call. Finally, if the Quality Control team makes a suggestion, and the author does not respond in two weeks, the topic will be locked and archived.
Becoming a Member:
If you believe you are qualified to be on a QC team, or you think someone deserves to be on a team and would like to recommend that person, feel free to contact Great Sage or ibojangles or the person designated "leader" of the relevant team. Whether or not new team members are accepted or sought out depends heavily on how much work there is to do in relation to how many currently active team members there are. We accept users based on demonstrated theorymon logic, battling prowess, the ability to work well in a team, and a high level of activity.
Grammar Checking in QC:
Try to refrain from checking grammar in Quality Control. Half of the time, this won't apply since many analyses are still in skeleton format. However, even for the ones that are actually written up, do not go through the arduous process of checking. This just clogs up QC and makes it harder for us to categorize the threads properly. Furthermore, the analyses are still pending approval. You don't want to put work into something that may just end up in the locked forum. You should always wait for the analysis to move on to the copyediting stage before grammar checking it.
Quality Control Team Members: