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Hm. Just took a second look at this thread and feel I need to point this out.

Wearing my Admin/Senior Member/Board member hats for this one:

Members of the OAUP should not feel intimidated by the science focus of OA nor should they feel discouraged from possibly contributing because they are not scientific professionals or are not 'into' science. One of the goals of OA is to combine the creative 'right brain' aspect of things with the more scientific 'left brain' aspect of things.

Members of all backgrounds and levels of scientific know how are welcome in the project and should see the science aspect of the project as a resource to be taken advantage of rather than a hurdle to be gotten over. If you have an idea for the setting, but are concerned about whether it will work from a scientific perspective, the best thing to do is to:

a) Just ask us - we don't generally bite and no one is going to ridicule you for not being a science expert. If they do, they will come to the negative attention of the moderators in short order.

b) If the answer is that the idea won't work based on our current understanding of science, don't give up - instead think about/ask about how the end result of your idea might be achieved in a fashion that will work with our current understanding of science. Often in OA the most straightforward answer isn't the only answer.

c) Phrase questions in a more open ended fashion that lends itself to thinking outside the box - If you ask a straight yes/no question then the answer just may be 'no' because we don't realize why you are asking the question and aren't thinking in terms of 'other ways to skin that cat' (background or context can mean everything).

d) Speaking of background or context - it often helps to provide this to help the more science minded get their hands around what you are actually looking to do.

Hope this helps. We now return you to your regularly scheduled existenceWink

Todd
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Character profiles - by Dfleymmes1134 - 11-13-2013, 11:29 AM
RE: Character profiles - by Drashner1 - 11-13-2013, 11:44 AM
RE: Character profiles - by Dfleymmes1134 - 11-13-2013, 12:30 PM
RE: Character profiles - by stevebowers - 11-13-2013, 04:34 PM
RE: Character profiles - by SteelEnsouled - 11-13-2013, 06:12 PM
RE: Character profiles - by Steel Accord - 02-23-2014, 03:08 PM
RE: Character profiles - by Dfleymmes1134 - 11-14-2013, 12:13 AM
RE: Character profiles - by DarrenRyding - 12-22-2013, 11:48 PM
RE: Character profiles - by Rynn - 12-23-2013, 11:22 AM
RE: Character profiles - by graham228221 - 01-07-2014, 06:16 PM
RE: Character profiles - by Drashner1 - 01-08-2014, 12:49 AM
RE: Character profiles - by Dfleymmes1134 - 01-08-2014, 04:07 AM
RE: Character profiles - by Steel Accord - 02-23-2014, 03:04 PM
RE: Character profiles - by Drashner1 - 03-02-2014, 12:25 AM

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