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Please Read: Standard Creation & Approval Process

 
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 1:21 am    Post subject: Please Read: Standard Creation & Approval Process Reply with quote

1. Standard Creation

Standard development starts with the detachment, however, anyone can write a proposed standard. If you are interested in writing a standard and know the detachment the standard falls under, make sure to reach out to the detachment CO or XO to make sure there is not a standard already in progress.

Under each costume category on the forums, there is a subforum called Standards Development. This forum has the following subforums:

  • New Standard Proposals — This subforum is where anyone can post a proposal for a new standard. If the detachment leads like a proposal, they will move the proposal to the “New Standards In Progress” forum.

  • New Standards In Progress — In this subforum, the detachment leads or appointed members of the detachment will start discussions to start developing a standard. Everyone will have the ability to participate in these discussions. You do not need to be a Rebel Legion member or Detachment member to participate.

  • Standard Revision Proposals —This subforum is where anyone can post a proposal for a revision to an existing standard. If the detachment leads like a proposal, they will move the revision proposal to the “Standard Revisions In Progress” forum.

  • Standard Revisions In Progress — In this subforum, the detachment leads or appointed members of the detachment will start discussions about revisions to existing standards. Everyone will have the ability to participate in these discussions. You do not need to be a Rebel Legion member or Detachment member to participate.



Standard discussions will remain open at the discretion of the detachment leaders. The detachment leaders will keep the discussions open until they feel enough discussion has taken place to create a quality standard. No voting by members is required.

If you need help writing a standard, check out the following guides:

Standard design with section descriptions:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1nqDxG-b3JGwPMe4ZcMsVAzb35IDNmgdO

Rebel Legion Standard Guide:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/17L0grxzI5rW-leF7zIMUca0H7YxzD4yqFVm2JOJlMag/edit?usp=sharing

How to rewrite an existing standard for the new standard format (includes guidelines for writing and editing standards):
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VDz1TiYslFf-eVBabCr5FOToS02ZHViF9Ra1ytiWBXg/edit?usp=sharing

2. Standard Submission

When the detachment CO and XO feel that a standard is ready to be submitted to the LMO Team, they need to make sure the submission is in the format:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MPvZ3wi9mvcID6Ue1BT4-0sa57Zsmttrcat59tCJqTg/edit?usp=sharing

Once the standard is in the proper format the detachment CO or XO will move the standard to the Costume Standards Review forum:

http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=1002

The titles of the posts should follow naming conventions:

  • A standard being updated to the new format: [Rewrite] Jyn Erso
  • A new standard: [New] Han Solo — Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • Standard revision/update: [Revision] Han Solo — A New Hope


3. Standard Review

In the Costume Standards Committee forum the LMO Team, Legion Costume Judges and detachment leads will review the standards and make any additional changes. At any point the detachment leads can place a hold on review of the standard and take it back to the detachment for public discussion of requested changes.

4. Standard Approval
The LMO Team will have final approval of a standard. Once the LMO Team signs off on the standard, they will move the standard to the subforum called Standards Ready For Publishing. The web content team will then update and add the standard to the Completed Costume Standards subforum.

5. Standard Revisions
The standard revision process is very similar to the standard submission process. Anyone can submit a standard revision to the detachment leads. If you have a standard revision proposal, post it in the Standard Revision Proposals forum for the appropriate detachment. The detachment leads will review, and if they want to address the proposal, they will move it to the
Standard Revisions In Progress forum if they believe it requires discussion. If the revision is simple and doesn’t need updating, the detachment leads can move the revision straight to the Costume Standards Review forum.

A standard revision submission only needs to highlight what needs to change in the standard. In the submission include what currently exists in the standard and then highlight in “red” what needs to change.

When posting a revision to the Costume Standards Committee, make sure the title of the post follows this format: [Revision] Han Solo — A New Hope
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are writing or reformatting a standard, feel free to copy and use this template, adapted from Blair's guide, which already has all of the BB-code tags in it: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ySFcBSuMaU2CUqW71MILFKguGPH5cPfSiW0DUqHG0mU/edit?usp=sharing
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In addition to the guidance given by the LMO here, RLGS would like to add the following guidelines for all Dignitary standards.

Standards Guidelines:

Before a standard is finalized and send to the LMO team, make sure that all of these things are done:

1. Every costume piece has a photo and that photo has been uploaded to the RLGS web site (ask the DCO/DXO about uploading photos).

2. It is written in clear English that is easy to understand and to translate.

3. Every measurement is given in both inches and centimeters.

4. It includes the RLGS policy for hair and wigs (reword if needed):

Quote:
If the character has an unnatural hair color, the hair color is required. Otherwise, "Natural hair colors only (COLOR preferred); If a wig or extensions are used, they must be of high quality and appear like natural hair." Unnatural hair colors should include wording about high quality wigs and extensions.


5. Include the RLGS policy for blasters. All blasters should be "optional, but recommended."

6. If the standard has been updated in 2017 or 2018 (and probably 2016) it probably does not need to have the wording revised. Recently written/revised standards should just be reformatted and given images before posting publicly, unless there are mistakes in the standards. We should focus our efforts on older standards. To find out when a standard was uploaded or updated, check the bottom of each standard on the web site: http://newsite.rebellegion.com/costume-standards/dignataries/

7. The LMO team has asked that we do not use Pantone or hex codes for specific colors. Instead, we should describe the colors as best as we can and use clear images in the standards.

8. The LMO team has asked that we minimize the use of inch/centimeter measurements in standards. Whenever possible, use relative measurements (e.g. "half way down the forearm"). Measurements may be used in heel heights for shoes, jewelry, belt widths, and for other free-floating accessories. In all cases, measurements should be accompanied with "approximately," because what is proportional to one person will look too small or too large on another person.


Guidelines for Discussion:

1. All opinions matter. We will do our best to go with the most common opinions when there is disagreement, unless it violates a Legion policy. This is also true when we get to public discussions. The opinions of general Legion members matter just as much as RLGS opinions.

2. When suggesting a change for a standard, please suggest new wording instead of an idea. For example:

Quote:
I think the standards should say how long the dress is.


Is not as helpful as

Quote:
How about this? "Dress is ankle length."


That way, the new wording can be copied and pasted into the standards. This will make the standards revision process a lot faster and easier for the team captains. You can also quote the whole standards and make changes in another color.

3. Anyone can post a standard. The more the merrier. Make sure to check in the RLGS standards forum to see if someone is already working on it before posting a new thread, so that we do not have duplicate threads.


Photo Guidelines

This guide has some specific guidance on what kinds of photos can be used where in the standards, and what photos are needed. In addition, I would like to add the following tips:

1. Screenshots and official PR photos (or scans for comic book costumes) are the best kind of photo to use in standards. These can be used without permission unless the person who originally scanned the image asks for credit.

2. Exhibit photos are great, but they are not always accurately dressed or the original costume. We need to carefully look at all exhibit photos to decide if they can be used. If we use exhibit photos and we know who the photographer is, we need to have permission from the photographer and credit them if they would like credit. If you find an exhibit photo you want to use for the standards, please tell Lora or I and we will ask the photographer for permission on behalf of the Galactic Senate.

3. Secondary sources like official artwork, action figures, statues can only be used if they are accurate and we do not have references from the first two source types above.

4. Photos of costume pieces or diagrams drawn by costumers can only be used if none of the above are available. If a photo of this kind is used, we must have permission from the person who made the item. If possible, the person should not be wearing the costume item. If not, then the face should not be shown. (This rule is based on informal comments by the LMO, so it may change.)

5. If the image is scanned from a book or comic, any text should be erased. This is to avoid making publishers angry. If you need help doing this, let me know.

Even if we don't use the images you find in the standards, we can still add them to the RLGS web site reference galleries, so please share anything good that you find.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To clarify the process for standards review that is going on behind the curtain, here is the steps that every standard goes through:

1. Someone posts a standards proposal in the "Standard Proposals" forum.

2. Once the formatting is in line with what the LMO requested above and every costume piece has at least one reference photo, the standard is moved to the appropriate "Standards in Progress" forum.

3. The costume standard is open for discussion for at least 2 weeks, making revisions until there is a general consensus on what standard needs to be. Once a standard has sat without comments on an agreed-upon wording for at least 1 week, it is ready to move onto the next step.

4. The standard is locked in the RLGS forum and moved to the RLGS Archive. Meanwhile, a clean copy is posted in the secret Costume Review forum. The LMO team reviews the standard for final approval.

5. If the LMO team thinks that the standard is ready, they will approve it to be posted online. If they have corrections, they will ask for changes or make the changes themselves. At this point, the DCO/DXO can choose to agree or disagree with the changes.

6. If these edits do not change the way a costume would be judged (such as clarification, fixing typos, rewording), the DCO/DXO will approve the standard to be finalized. If the edits do change the way a costume would be judged, we will bring the proposed wording back to the detachment for a 2-week poll for the detachment to vote "yes" or "no" on the edits. If a majority of the detachment votes "yes," the standard will be returned to the LMO team to be finalized and uploaded. If the detachment votes "no," the standard will return to step 3 for the detachment to fix the wording.


Note: The LMO and web teams are currently developing a system to upload finalized standards. At this time, no photo standards have been uploaded yet, but we hope to be able to do so very soon.
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