How to contribute
I really need help to build this site. In order to contribute, you just have
to send me an e-mail.
How to make a contribution
In order to give me valuable help, you should accept the following rules:
- tell me about your project before starting it. This will
avoid duplicate and useless work.
- send me files in one of the following format (in preference order):
I've decided to refuse any submission coming from Word, Write, Wordperfect or
any other text processor running under Windows or Mac OS. I don't use such
software and I hope I will never have to. It is far easier for you to save
your work in plain text format than for me to convert a submission.
prehtml format: this is more or less HTML, but in a certain
sense simpler. I've written a small introduction to htmlpp if you want to know more.
- HTML 3.2. Don't try to use special tags or to mimic the site style. I use
several automatic tools in order to simplify
the building of this site and I try to remove as much HTML as possible from
the source files. The best thing to do is to use only headers, links, tables
and lists. And if you can, don't use any wysiwyg editor as they tend to
produce barely readable HTML code.
- iso-latin-1 text format.
- applix format.
I need feedback and original contributions on the following topics:
Before starting a contribution, send me an e-mail to check that I am not
preparing something similar what you plan to do. You should also check the
page about ongoing work.
You have perhaps taken a look at the French version of
this site: it is more complete than the English one. So if you understand
French enough to translate my pages, you can really help me by sending in
English versions of the French pages you find interesting. Moreover, I'm also
very interested by translation into other languages. There is a page about how to translate a page.
- General feedback
This site is full of English mistakes. If you can discover them, just tell
me. I also need advice about my style. I would like to know if everything is
- Novels review
I would like to receive reviews about Darkover Novels in order to include them
in the site: this will allow me to build a general reading guide.
Do you feel unfairly unknown as a talented drawer ? The Darkover site can
promote you! More seriously, I need illustrations: Darkover characters,
sites, etc. You can send me digitized drawings, as long as you are the
- General information
I also need general information about Darkover (about laran, geography,
history, etc.). In order to keep a high quality level, I need for each piece
of information a "proof": the place where this thing can be found (the
title of the novel and the page number for a given edition).
I need summaries of the novels. I will be very pleased with very precise
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