What’s up all my favorite people?
Thank you for all the input you gave me on my first post about SixPrizes Underground. You guys gave me a lot of things to think about, so I wanted to give an update as to where I am in the planning of the project. Included in this update is the tentative writers list, but I’ll get to that later.
A Point of Most Importance
Master Entei brought up a great point about how shipping something internationally can take a long time. The content contained within the newsletters is going to be time sensitive in a lot of cases, so this is an issue.
psichi.orgI am still considering going to go with my original plan to do a mailed newsletter for people in the States as shipping time for you guys will only be 1-3 days, which is no big deal.
What I will do for my international friends is convert the newsletter into PDF form and just e-mail it to you guys. That’s the simplest solution I could come up with.
I was ready to eschew this idea, but at the moment I am giving it some heavy thought.
Instead of having a newsletter, we would instead make the articles available as protected posts on the site. There would be two options for accessing them:
1. Subscribe to have access to all articles (monthly fee)
2. Access each article individually (one-time fees)
I think I can get software that will allow you either option, so that is kind of nice. The subscription would give you better value, but if you wanted to access articles only sporadically, then you could do that too.
The issue with this option is that the articles will be much less protected from republishing and unauthorized access.
One advantage to this scheme however is that if you submit an article that gets published to the site, I could give you a credit or access to an article of your choice as a thank you for your submission.
Who will be writing?
The following players have expressed some interest in writing:
- Chris Fulop (Runner-up Worlds 04, US National Champion 2008)
- Jason Chen (Brain surgeon)
- J-Wittz (J-Wittz, Regional Champion 2010)
- Mikey Fouchet
- John Kettler (Admin of HeyTrainer.org, Regional Champion 2010)
- Drew Holton (Runner-up US Nationals 2008)
- Stephen Silvestro (World Champion 2009)
- Jason Klaczynski (World Champion 2006, 2008)
They are obviously not under contract or anything and aren’t obligated to write, but I am hoping they will keep their word. :)
If there are any other players you want to see write but aren’t listed, it probably means I haven’t been able to get in contact with them. You could try contacting them yourself and encourage them to join the staff; peer pressure always seems to work.
I am trying to limit this to the more household players to begin with, so I apologize if you want to write and I am not able to use you at the moment. After this gets going, then I may be able to accept premium articles from anyone.
Those are all the updates I’ve got for you now. Let me know what you think…the feedback really me helps a lot.