Fan Guide Update: Plan of Attack.
Okay kids, here's the plan. We'd like to get a document finished and ready to be distributed before the home opener of April 14. Which means we really should have something done by April 7. So, here's the plan.
First, a draft outline of the overall document was created. Read it, and think about what parts you might be interested in writing, or if we missed anything.
Tomorrow we hope to have a Wiki based system coming online for purpose of writing the individual sections. Feel free to start contributing your writing to any of the articles, which should resemble the outline posted above. You'll have to register with the Wiki to contribute (so as to avoid anonymous drive by vandalism that seems to plague Wiki projects), but we won't sell or turn over any data. It's just a way of protecting the project from annoying jerks.
Around April 3-5, we'll grab all the articles that people have written, perform an editing pass (and maybe add some graphics and the like), and then PDF a document. We'll post that for public copyediting, and once that's done, we'll try and present the finished product to United.
A few guidelines and notes: Do not contribute any copyrighted material. We will be transferring all copyrights to D.C. United if they choose to run the guide at their place, which means anything you contribute you agree to turn over. We'll try and keep everyone credited though. Remember our target audience is new fans, so don't write overly complex but don't patronize either. Cover the basics in clear detail, but leave the complexities for another time. Also, we're not out to slam any other teams or supporters. Hell, if this project works we can see that perhaps others might want to do the same thing we are.