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08 May 2006 @ 11:36 pm
A clarification  
In an offline conversation, something of a misunderstanding became clear to me that I feel I need to answer here. We (those of us writing this FAQ) are posting the questions and answers here, in the form they are currently in, because we want your feedback.

Let me repeat that: We. Want. Your. Feedback.

We are not wedded to our words. We are not wedded to them in any way. We're not even wedded to the way the questions are written. Hell, we've even added questions since starting putting the lists out here for review.

If you think you have a better way of putting something or if you have a question about how something sounds, please, please, please tell us. It helps. Really.

Thank you for what you've given us so far. We (obviously) won't use all of it, but some of it will make it in there.

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Current Music: Jethro Tull-Jack In The Green-Songs From The Wood
Kathryn of Nigheanan nan Cailleach: in the apple tree - smilingcaitriona_nnc on May 9th, 2006 04:20 pm (UTC)
Yes, that's why we're doing the beta-post here
Yes, what he said.

Already we've rewritten or rephrased some of the questions and answers in response to your feedback. For instance, the results of the Black Watch discussion yesterday have now been incorporated into that answer, and book reviews and suggestions given by community members have helped us form the booklists.

Many of the questions we started with were gathered from discussions here on cr_r, and the group we invited to participate, while mostly people we've known for many years, also includes people we've met more recently in this community who we feel have contributed substantially to CR in recent months and years.

So, please, we need the feedback. As I'm sure all of you who have ever written anything longer than a paragraph know, after a while, any writing project starts to look a bit like gibberish to the writer. Especially in a situation such as this where most of it is being co-written, and questions and answers have gone through multiple revisions.

Comment away. The only danger is that you might get asked to help us some more :-)
SaffronRosesaffronrose on May 9th, 2006 08:01 pm (UTC)
I've been really enjoying the tone of the questions, and the thoroughness of the answers.
I admit to having heard PB Ellis has made some phenomenal textual (not that my reference gave me any useful details, or anything)mistakes--as Peter Tremayne he has fuchsia hedgerows in 9th C. Ireland, a bit of a difficulty since they weren't introduced to Europe from Central/South America a millenium later or more. Further more, it's named after a 17th C. physician... I'll admit the gulf stream doing wonders in modern day for semi-tropical plants, but cannot suspend my disbelief that far.
Kathryn of Nigheanan nan Cailleach: Ground! puking crone © flaming cronescaitriona_nnc on May 10th, 2006 06:59 pm (UTC)
Incredibly uneven, isn't he? I'll be just about to completely give up on him, due to things like his presenting UPG as historical fact, and then he'll write something good like the astrology articles we linked to. I think it depends a lot on what publisher/audience he's writing for. Still, no matter how much he needs the money, no matter how mainstream the publisher, he should be better about the UPG thing.