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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.

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  1. Aaron's Aron

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    Ah. Thank you Vacate for answering so quickly! I am glad there are many different ways to be involved. I know I have to get onto the GP first though haha, it was just an example of something I would be interested in. I have seen many of Goddess Bryiella's articles though and see her in LC often, so I will try to talk to her. Thanks for the help, and the luck is appreciated too!

    Hi Bri, I see you often too haha. I do know where to find you, and I am glad you are willing to help! Thank you very much :)
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  2. Jvasss

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    This is probably a dumb question, as in no one knows the answer and it doesn't affect me at all,but when will the next issue of the smog be released?
  3. Lady Salamence

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    Generally there's a time, but it's almost never followed to the date. I don't think anyone really knows when.
  4. Th!nkPi

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    Doing the math for the first 33 issues yields 53.94 days as an average between release dates. Longest amount of days between releases is 95 and shortest is 27. There's no definitive date for release but this gives you an idea of how long it has taken in the past.
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  5. insanelegend

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    Can you please clarify question number 5 for the smog trivia for issue #34. Your help is appreciated.
  6. SparksBlade

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    i read the rules in C&C and they freaked me out. I can't write great articles because i tend to run out of words, my glossary isn't very vast, and i am not that good at making a big article much interesting. I am much better with shorter things, and can help others who are writing for The Smog. So if anything's there that suits me, command me.

    PS:Forgot to mention that am not good with art, and writing is my only use-worthy area
  7. Lady Salamence

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    Just read up how to contribute to The Smog and you should be good to go forward from there with that knowledge.
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  8. skylight

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    We can always use people to contribute ideas (there's a sticky in the main forum on submitting ideas), so that's definitely one way to get involved :) Otherwise just reading the magazine is pretty helpful as it is (and giving feedback in the issue threads!)
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  9. Superpowerdude

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    Using averages of release dated is inaccurate because we went from a roughly bi-monthly to roughly monthly realeases with that said most issues take a little over a month to pump out
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  10. Valmanway

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    Out of curiosity, is it possible to get the Contributor and Media Contributor badges by doing nothing but writing articles for The Smog?
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  11. Lady Salamence

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    Only the latter. Contributor is not an earnable badge from any sort of The Smog work.
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  12. Valmanway

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    I see. Thanks for letting me know.
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  13. Valmanway

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    Okay, so there's this one article in Workshop that was shelved due to the writer being inactive/lost interest in the article. I like the idea, and want to write about it myself. If I ask someone for permission, could I actually take over the article?
  14. Lady Salamence

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    Generally you'd ask a Smog Staff member, but asking the original author isn't a bad idea either.
  15. Valmanway

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    Cool, thanks!
  16. LightningLuxray

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    Where would I post about errors in a later issue of the Smog?
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    Once each issue comes out, one of the staff will post an 'Issue #X released!" thread here. You can point out errors and provide constructive feedback about the issue in question in that thread.

    If you find an error in an older issue, you can fix it on the SCMS :)
  18. Regime

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    Ok. I've written for the Smog before (1 Article lel) and I used sprites in it from the Smogon Sprite Generator. All those sprites, and numerous others, I've noticed around smogon and custom banners for Smods, are broken..

    I'm guessing this is noticed?
  19. Lady Salamence

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    Yes. A fix will be soon, hopefully.
  20. Cowboy Dan

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    Hello, while I am relatively new to the smogon community, I am fairly experienced in the ADV OU tier. I was wondering if i wanted to submit an article outline about that tier, do i need to go through any sort of approval process to show that I am experienced?
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    Yes. You must go to article approvals to get it approved (but you should probably have a good explanation on why you are qualified as you only have 20 posts.)
  22. brightobject

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    Hey, I am participating in the current MAC, and I saw in the OP that 1st and 2nd place would be featured in the Smog.
    However, looking at newer issues I can see that this has stopped after MAC 27. Does this mean the Smog has stopped featuring Smeargle Studio-related updates?
  23. Lady Salamence

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    Nobody has stepped up to do Smeargle's Studio reviews that the staff (both SS and Smog) have cleared to do those articles. I highly doubt that the articles are now being rejected and prohibited from appearing in The Smog.
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    ah, I see. Thanks for the info.

    But does this mean when someone does step up, that they will feature MAC 28-30?
  25. Lady Salamence

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    That would be up to them.
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