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Discussion in 'The Octopus' Den' started by tonmo, Oct 8, 2005.

  1. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Hi folks,

    I'm going to try something here. We have a wealth of knowledgeable and experienced ceph-enthusiasts in our community. As such, I would like to drum up some more articles to add to the site.

    The TONMO.com staff knows that I'm interested in adding to our content repository, to ensure we have something for everyone who visits the site. i.e., I want to make sure that people who are visiting TONMO.com to learn something about cephalopods (which should certainly be the majority) don't leave here disappointed.

    Part of it has to do with navigation and search, and that's on my never-ending to-do list. Some of it, though, has to do with a lack of fundamental, centering articles on a variety of topics. Our forums are great, and in fact I also plan to sift through our forums to convert some of our best posts/threads into articles as well. (Any suggestions, please post here!)

    I'll list the subject matter that I'm interested in adding articles for below. I'd like to welcome anyone to contribute by basically researching and authoring an article so I can post it in the appropriate place on TONMO.com. My ground rules for this are as follows:
    • No plagiarism
    • Per TONMO.com's Terms of Service, contributed content can be used by me as I see fit on TONMO.com.
    • If multiple people contribute the same or similar articles, I may (or may not) combine the articles.
    • Credit to the author(s) will always be given no matter where or how the contributed content is leveraged.
    • I may edit your articles as I see fit. If I do so, you'll retain credit as author with an "edited by" credit to myself (just so you don't need to be associated with any of my edits)
    • Once the article is submitted, it is available for me to use indefinitely. If you'd like to not be credited for the article at any time, you can let me know. Of course you are free to use your own content however you like, but the edited version which appears on TONMO.com is not available for reuse without permission from me (if you were the original offer, I'll much more than likely grant that permission, if you indeed want any edits I might have made!)
    • You can request edits to your article at any time, which I'll take under consideration and, again, will more than likely grant.
    With that out of the way, here are the subject categories I'm interested in articles for:
    • Mimic octopus or wunderpus
    • Nautilus Basics
    • Squid Basics
    • Cephalopod Glossary (perhaps this can be pieced together)
    • Saltwater Aquarium Glossary (ditto)
    • Octopus Anatomy (perhaps augment the Octopus Basics article?)
    • Basic Squid Anatomy
    • Basic Cuttlefish Anatomy (perhaps augment the Cuttlefish Basics article?)
    • Popular Octopus "Tricks"
    • How to photograph / videotape your octopus
    • How to buy an octopus
    • Octopus and Squid Tattoos
    • Any editorials are welcome
    You don't have to be a best-selling author and you don't need to write a novel. Even if it's just 5 or 6 paragraphs, I should be able to make something work with it, at least to start. Just email me at email@tonmo.com.

    If you have ideas on what should be added to this "wish-list", please do post them here as well.

    Thanks!
     
  2. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    *cough*

    :mrgreen: Actually I still have a lot of catching up to do before I should be coughing in here. I have an article and videos from Righty to post, I have a year+ old paper from Dr. O'Shea which I somehow had lost in my email but recently found (:shock:), I need to convert several of Steve's existing .pdf papers to Web format, and I have a few other videos and pics to post (one is an incredible video of a bimac doing the "walking" behavior inside a tank!)... Of course there's Phil's great ceph's through the ages updated poster, and all the smilies within which need to be added to our smiley board... and then there's pulling out the gems from the forum and converting them to articles! Oh man, and what about the videos from TONMOCON I?? :bonk:

    I'm sure there are others I'm forgetting. All that said, more is better, so if you've got anything to send, do send!

    Also -- a community member reminded me recently -- I'd also like to build out a section on this site for kids (old-timers will remember our kid's corner from years ago) -- there is a place for that here, I think.

    Thanks!

    :coffee:
     
  3. cthulhu77

    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

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    What do you do in your spare time ???
     
  4. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    :grin:

    Dream of having more spare time. :indiffer:
     
  5. Melissa

    Melissa Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Hi Tony

    I have just gotten out from under a book manuscript :band: :cheers: :party: and so can edit articles if that would be useful.

    An article about octopus tattoo traditions and conventions would be great!

    Melissa
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Great, thanks Melissa! You know a thing or two on the subject, so your assistance is much appreciated. :smile:
     
  7. cuttlegirl

    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    I'd be happy to help with the kid's stuff (in my spare time...)
     
  8. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Great!! Thanks cuttlegirl! Will follow up with you on this. PM or email me any ideas as well, if you're inspired and/or blessed with spare time...
     

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