Okay Tggtt, what you are saying kind of sounds like it has two parts to it (p.s: Just forgive me if any of this is wrong):
- Why do we have a scribes group?
- Why can’t everyone basically “be a scribe” in the sense that anyone can submit an article?
1 is a bit iffy, but it came from 2 for me.
Okay, I don’t think any scribe would turn down a kind of “free article” that someone wants to write. The reason that there is a structured scribe group is because there are many different people who want to work on different articles. The reason that the scribes is a “private group” is because the scribes have their own forum where they are able to help out and lay out their ideas while gathering feedback from others. This would get a bit confusing if this place is in public due to things such as spam, people jumping the gun on articles that may never happen, and just generally mess up a scribes mind for having to deal with such an open topic. If a scribe wants feedback though, they wouldn’t be discouraged in asking “outside of the scribe group” information, or something.
Now we do have a lot of articles not written by scribes, floating around, yes. I have seen yours, and they are interesting, Tggtt. Seeing as they have not been removed, I’m going to say that you weren’t denied the right to write them or anything . The most likely reason I can give you for them seeming “under appreciated” by the scribe community is the fact that there currently is no scribe who is designated to looking through the forum for the posts that could (with a bit of polishing from their authors) be posted in the FAQ/Guide section.
The Scribe group generally gives structure to those wishing to write frequent articles, or help others write articles as long as posting their own. The reason everyone submitting “documents” to the scribes wouldn’t exactly work well is because there could be general spam, things that may seem important but can be posted in other sections, or things that if polished by the scribes themselves would leave too much work.
Okay, that’s all I can think of to say. Sorry if I offended or don’t make sense or sound wrong. D=