Welcome to Smogon's Flying Press

Cheers all ^.^

Welcome to The Flying Press, Smogon's newest major project. We are The Smog's spiritual successor, having opened up content publication to a new format. The Smog itself has come to an end after over 6 fantastic years. Fans of the zine shouldn't fret, though; all of the content that would have been brought to you by The Smog will still be coming out through here. As The Smog's first Editor's Note said, "one of the most important things I want to highlight is that the web-zine will not be a medium solely for competitive Pokémon; the web-zine aims to reflect the community as a whole." Those words still ring true.

So what's different here? We're no longer releasing articles in an issue format. Instead, articles are released individually, allowing for more exposure and commentary for each. Each new article is given a thread here, where you can share your thoughts and opinions about it. We're always open to constructive criticism and finding new ways to improve.

We'll be putting out several articles a week that should appeal to readers of all kinds. From Ubers to LC, RMTs to entertainment, you can expect all of our usual content to continue to be created with the same or higher quality. This also comes with the benefit of releasing more time-sensitive articles, such as coverage for tournaments and suspect tests, while they're still relevant for our readers.

We encourage anyone who wants to be a part of this new project to submit their ideas to Article Approvals. All our artwork and prose exists by and for the competitive Pokemon community, and we're always excited to see what new and creative ideas our users can bring to the table. Thanks for joining us and reading!
 
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Flying Press Staff


A Cake Wearing A Hat
Article Approvals, Progress Management, Uploading Staff, and Not actually all that into sweets


Codraroll
Head Panelist and Overconfident Username Gambler


Kaiju Bunny
Art Co-Leader and Certified Giant Rabbit


Kalalokki
Article Approvals, Progress Management, Uploading Staff, and No


martha
Grammar Co-Leader, QC Co-Leader, Article Approvals, Progress Management, and Certified One-Year-Old


Quite Quiet
Co-Editor, HTML Leader, QC Co-Leader, Article Approvals, and Super Silent


The Dutch Plumberjack
Co-Editor, Grammar Co-Leader, Article Approvals, Progress Management, Uploading Staff, and a Ramblin' Kid


tiki
Art Co-Leader, Article Approvals, and Computer Smasher

Part-time Staff


sandshrewz
Uploading Staff, Potato

Inactive Staff


anto
Insectoid Superhero


Jellicent
~(^.^)~


Toast++
Approach with caution.

Key

Editor / Co-Editor: Oversees the overall direction of the project;
HTML Leader: Oversees the creation of article designs and formatting;
Art Leader: Oversees the creation of art pieces to be used within articles;
Grammar Leader: Oversees the grammar prose team, its standards, and the members' checks;
QC Leader: Oversees the quality control team, its standards, and the members' checks;
Progress Management: Oversees article creation process and assures punctual article completion;
Article Approvals: Oversees the approval process for articles in the conceptual stage.

Feel free to contact any one of us with questions about anything here in Smogon's Flying Press.
 
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December 7th: The page width was changed to 960px rather than the whole browser. Any other CSS suggestion can be redirected to anto.
December 14th: Article Workshop got renamed to Smogon's Flying Press
 

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03/12 -- I've updated the navigation bars and they currently look like this now. we've also added a byline at the bottom that shows the extra credits that you never see (other than artist / author). enjoy!
 

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Hey guys,

You might have noticed that our releases have been a tad more infrequent and irregular lately than you're used to; this is because we've been having trouble uploading and editing articles due to a lot of technical issues. chaos is working on a fix, but it's a pretty serious issue that is unlikely to be sorted out on short notice, so be prepared for more inconsistent releases for now. Our apologies for the inconvenience.
 

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After being very unfriendly to navigate for a while now, due to the amount of articles that have been made since we started, the Article Index Page has gotten a makeover which will hopefully make it easier to find what you're looking for.
 

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We're aware of the problems with articles and the index page not being accessible right now, and we're working on fixing it as fast as we can. Please bear with us for a little while as we solve this.

edit: Okay, everything should be back now.
 
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The Dutch Plumberjack

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Quick heads-up that, now that the puzzle page will be back more consistently, we'll be starting a new leaderboard cycle with the next page. For this reason, the deadline for answers to the most recent page will be extended till Sunday, so anyone still in the running for the grand prize (which will be a puzzles champion banner), you've got a few more days to get your answers in.
 

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Just a heads-up that, with the new generation approaching fast, we're no longer accepting approvals for spotlight articles. We may still accept other SM metagame articles, but generally those are better framed as retrospectives, since (in addition to generation 8-related content) those are what we prefer to focus on at this stage.
 

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