Hey dudes, here is the way to do this that makes sense to me. First off, log whatever you like. Log often, and log long. And log big and tough. And log loggy. Add stuff that has already happened if you like, anything you want to do. These are just guidelines for how to keep it all straight, namely with the tags and the dates.
First off, there doesn’t appear to be any automatic distinguisher to show us who is posting what entry, so sign all your posts somehow with either your character’s name (if it’s your character) or OOC (if it’s just a quick and dirty recap or an explanatory maintenance post like this one.) I am also going to tag all of Min’s log entries with minlog so from the wiki we can see everything she’s written, and all the OOC entries with ooclog for the same reason. Feel free to do this for your log entries as well.
Dates are more tricky. Since we want these to be in the right order, we should make the dates of the posts sort of correspond to the in-game dates of events. Quick and dirty way to roll, just figure out what Eberron date you are talking about and change your log post to the one that corresponds:
Zarantyr/January, Olarune/February, Therendor/March, Eyre/April, Dravago/May, Nymm/June, Lharvion/July, Barrakas/August, Rhaan/September, Sypheros/October, Aryth/November, Vult/December
In case anyone is wondering, the days of the week are (and you can see, these basically translate to U-M-T-W-H-F-S) Sul, Mol, Zol, Wir, Zor, Far, and Sar.
Those months also pretty much correspond to the time of year and season, so we can get an idea of the weather at the time. Each month has exactly 28 days, so there is no Therendor 31 or anything. If you reach the end of a month, just go on to the next one. All log posts are gonna be in 2005 because it’s arbitrary and gives us a chance to move up to 10 years forward in the game. If Josh wants to do that to us.
We met each other (originally) on Therendor 1, so all posts should be from March 1, 2005 forward. If you don’t know the exact date something happened, just fudge it – put your post between two existing ones if you know it happened sometime during that time. Nothing has to be perfect, we just want to know what happened in what order and around what day.
Also, just for reference, each log post is also a wiki page, so if we want to make reference to notes we left or other such things this is a great way to do it. I’m going to copy out all the notes we have sent Boroman or left for various people into here and we can link to them in the wiki as well.
As for style or structure, do what you like. Min’s entries are going to have the location as the title and a brief summary as the tagline, because that would be her style. As long as the date is right and the tags are correctly assigned, we shouldn’t have any trouble telling what is happening when and who is talking.
Ok! Please enjoy, please use as much as you like, and rock on. Woooooo.