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  1. Pook

    Pook Member

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    Glossary of Terms

    Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by Pook, Dec 19, 2010.

    Im seeing terminology in various posts and have no idea what they mean (mary sue?), after having searched using the search function I can't see any index or glossary of terms,

    Is this possible?

    It would be handy for noobazoids like me,

    opinions?
     
  2. Ruth Jacobs

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    Google is good, as is wikipedia
     
  3. Pook

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    Indeed Ruth, but this is a writing site and really there should be a list of the most common for reference, how else could you keep up with what people say in their replies?

    This is the number 1 site on google for creative writing, I find it strange it does not have one,

    meh
     
  4. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    since it is a site for writers, why would such be needed, when those are, or who want to be such should already be familiar with the standard jargon of the art/industry they want to work in [or not be too lazy to look them up on their own]?...

    i don't... for the reason given above...
     
  5. Banzai

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

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    I'm not opposed to the idea per se, it is quite an interesting suggestion, but Ruth Jacobs and mammamia raise good points. Researching is, I think, an integral part of being a writer, and if you find terms you don't understand (not just on this site, but in the course of everyday life too) then you should be looking them up.

    But like I said, it's an interesting suggestion and merits more consideration. Some issues need to be thought on a bit more, such as which terms to include, and where to put the list.
     

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