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Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer - The Smog Edition

Discussion in 'The Smog' started by sandshrewz, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. Kingler12345

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    So I looked around here, and saw that the in-progress articles are private. Because of this, I don't know how a skeleton should look like. Now I've had one or two analyses onsite, so I'm familiar with that kind of skeleton. Is it basically the same skeleton, but just with the idea and stuff? Thanks.
  2. sandshrewz

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    More or less the same. Just roughly post an outline of your article in Article Approvals if that's what you're asking for. There's no strict format about that. It can be bullet points or a small caption about it as long as it brings the point across~
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  3. LilOuOn

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    Why isn't there a PDF version of The Smog? It would be really useful.
  4. Toast++

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    What about a pdf would you find useful?
  5. LilOuOn

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    Sorry, I didn't understand this answer/question; however, if you meant "Why would you find useful a PDF version of The Smog?", it is because I can read it offline, carry it on my USB, open it on iBooks and read it while I'm on the bathroom without internet. Also, to be capable of print it is not a bad idea. It would be really cool imo.
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  6. KC Smithsen

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    Hello,

    I happen to be doing an official panel at New York Comic Con next Saturday, and as it pertains to the history of Pokemon Communities, I want to briefly discuss the origins of Smogon and its role in the competitive branch of the community.

    I didn't know where else to go to ask about this. I was hoping to speak with someone here who can answer some short questions I have, preferably over email or Skype, as I don't check these forums often. I think it would be a great way to help promote the site as well, since we can incorporate your logo and web address into the PowerPoint presentation.

    If you can be of service, and can speak officially on Smogon's behalf (I try to stick with primary sources), I'd really appreciate you dropping me a line at KC@ThePocketPlayers.com.
  7. Lady Salamence

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    Contact Birkal, he'd be glad to help you, I'm sure.
  8. KC Smithsen

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    Thanks for the tip!
  9. SGX15

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    um, i have kind of a stupid question. I want to sumbit some art for the smog, how exactly would i do that?

    Thanx
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  10. Lady Salamence

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    Contact Birkal or Bummer, or even better, post a application thread in the Article Approvals forum stating you'd like to contribute art to The Smog and show some examples of pieces you've done.
  11. Bummer

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    SGX15, make a new thread here with the title '(Artist) SGX15', and post a small introduction about yourself along with a minimum of three images that show your current art skills. Thanks for showing interest in The Smog!
  12. newtonja

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    Hey, how often do new articles come out, one month, two months?
  13. Bummer

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    We used to release a new issue once every two months, but we're now trying to do it monthly. This particular release has been delayed as plenty of this community's efforts has been put into XY Research and taking part in Gen VI's meta (among other reasons), and with Christmas being around the corner, it is uncertain whether we can release on time for the next issue as well, but we're otherwise trying to be producing new material on a regular basis. Thanks for your patience!
  14. Torty73

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    when is the next issue of the smog due out
  15. sandshrewz

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    Soon ~ note that we never publicly reveal release dates though! It's usually about a month for each issue but Bummer has explained the reason for this late release in the above post :)
  16. Torty73

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    thank you
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  18. Sephirona

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    Hiyo. Sorry if this has been asked already, but I was just wondering if artist applications (or at the very least, art piece submissions) are still open? Many years ago I sent a few pieces to the person who was in charge of The Smog at the time, but I never got a response from him so I sort of gave up ^^;
    I've just finished reading the application guidelines that specify I should post a thread with a portfolio in this forum; however, I don't really see any other applications being posted this way so I'm not sure how to go about applying or if these application instructions are carried over from the older version of the forums. I feel a little self conscious about being the only person posting my art here as well, so...

    An answer and a pointer in the right direction would be much appreciated. Thanks. >u<
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    Yes, they're always open! I think you should try again. If it's been a couple of years, well, I guess The Smog was still pretty new. Now's now and I'm sure Bummer will look over your application as soon as possible! Get your best samples from your portfolio and post a thread in the Article Approvals subforum with them. We'll see how it goes!
  20. Sephirona

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    Thanks for the response! I'll try my best. >u< Glad to see The Smog is so much more active now!
  21. Idiotesque

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    Hi, I've been playing competetively for two years and have just made a new account. I've peaked high on Ubers and NU ladders and consider myself a capable player. I was really hoping to make contributions to smogon by writing regularly for the smog, so could someone please tell me how to do so? thanks!
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    As someone very new to the community forums, I was hoping to contribute by trying to write an article for the smog and maybe do some art here or there if possible. I'm working on both applications and outline now but I was wondering if there were certain articles that have relentlessly found their way into smog time after time or certain subjects that are generally not accepted for being overdone?
  24. Lady Salamence

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    Generally no, The Smog is open to most things and writers, assuming you have the knowledge (in regard to competitive articles) of what you're writing about.
  25. Hollywood

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    Your best bet is to browse over some past editions of The Smog. Take a look and see what kinds of things have been done and what haven't. Generally the things that have been done are the best to steer clear from, while ideas that haven't been seen before are usually the best ones to pursue. Of course, if it's about a current metagame, chances are that it's going to be welcomed. The Smog is pretty open though, so if you've got an idea, it never hurts to pitch it to The Smog staff in the Article Approvals subforum. :)
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