Every so often, we get someone writing an article or paper, who pops into the forum looking for source material. Some of these people engage with manners and some, well,… less so.
Most seem to be looking to write their piece and move on. This seems to make accuracy and research time a little iffy. That tends to result in a poorly written piece which mistates what we are and how we do it.
That we should come up with some pre-arranged materials, specifically tailored to writing about implants, such that the next time we get a pop in, we can just direct them to it. Yes, this is basically pre-digesting and spoon feeding them, but if they’re not going to do a deep dive into our world, then without pre-arranged knowledge, they will probably put out the kind of piece that makes us collectively flinch.
- An intro piece similar to “how to approach a professional” but with basic terminology, what is / is not possible, and common misconceptions.
- A properly arranged pile of source materials. Pictures, videos, etc. The stuff they’re most likely to want / use, all laid out for them.
- Links and references. Youtube videos. Other articles that were well written?
- Maybe this could all go in a thread where people could volunteer to be interviewed.
Also note. We’re a tech savvy crowd in an arcane field. It’s gonna hafta be implants for dummies, even if we have to sacrifice some info / accuracy to make it comprehensible for them.
Also Also note. I’m not the person to put this together. Sometimes my head still spins while reading threads here. So if I’m making work for somebody else, I’m sorry, but it’s with the best of intentions.
I kind of actually hate that we would need to do this. But if they’re gonna write about us, then let them write well. Even if it takes some spoon feeding.