The Future of the Academy

Discussion in 'The Academy' started by Matthyro, Feb 5, 2005.

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  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    The direction we wish to take the Academy into the future:

    The two purposes of the Academy are to teach and inform.

    Teaching skills will be the most important feature.
    Teaching is to be gained through step by step instructions with diagrams or photographs as needed, with no distractions. Modelers should be able to print out the thread and follow directions to create something for themselves whether it is making structures or scenery or gaining photographic or electronic skills and other layout help such as track laying, wiring, layout construction and whatever else may come up.
    The method of deciding what should go into the Academy should follow these steps:

    (1) ---Moderators see something that they think is deserving of going into the Academy. They should PM Ezdays or MasonJar or post a link to it in the moderator’s area. The post should be judged as to how it fits into the Academy based on the criteria above. Moderators will then have the opportunity to vote whether the post moves into the Academy or not.
    (2) ---Gauge members can suggest a post that they think should be in the Academy by contacting their Moderator, Ezdays or MasonJar who should then follow the guidelines in step (1)

    General considerations for Moderators voting a thread into the Academy:
    (1) ---There should not be any duplication of how-to methods unless there are steps that are new and or different.
    (2) ---Keeping the Academy limited to what it is really intended for. Teaching and Informing.

    In addition we will be having a link to past issues of The Gauge Magazine at the

    We have also added GEMS to the archive area.
    From time to time there will be posts that don't fit the criteria for the Academy but that are still well worth preserving. We will use the same method to choose what goes into GEMS as we do for the Academy.
    Any concerns or thoughts should be sent to Ezdays or MasonJar Thank You
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