Recent Forum Posts
From categories:
page 1 of 212next »

Announcing the deletion of a LARGE swathe of my own works, which have been moved to my workshop for the time being. Many of these were incomplete or placeholder pages related to a vast number of the universes currently listed on the Articles page.

I recognized that as the owner of this site, I ought to set a precedent, and that precedent is not leaving unfinished and placeholder works everywhere. However, a small number of unfinished pages of mine still exist, due to being deemed "too far along" to delete. I will be correcting this error as soon as motivation is willing.


Despite all my rage… I am still a bacteriophage.

Please announce deleted articles below.

Provide the name of the article, any worlds it was associated with, and any short comment on the nature of the article.


Despite all my rage… I am still a bacteriophage.

announcing on behalf of Glasspaper the posting of the first complete work other than something I, the creator of this site, have written!

Auto-Translation, a service provided by The Compendium to allow all sentient beings to understand its contents.


Despite all my rage… I am still a bacteriophage.

nicely done!
i am proud to call this the first completed work on The Compendium of Knowledge written by someone other than me

+1


Despite all my rage… I am still a bacteriophage.

by lavenderbloodstainslavenderbloodstains, 14 Dec 2018 19:49

the edited draft is complete!

Service Summary:

Provider(s): The Compendium of Knowledge
Issued From Universal Designation: N/A
Issued From Multiversal Cluster: N/A
Issued From Other Medium, If Applicable: Non-space
Purpose of Service: To ensure the information within the Compendium of Knowledge is available to all sentient entities.

Description of Service:

One of the most basic and central services provided by the Compendium of Knowledge and all avatars of it, the Auto-Translation service allows all sufficiently intelligent beings to access the information kept within the Compendium.

Due to the nature of a Universe, the number of possible languages, codes and other methods of transferring information are vast, and there is rarely a unified linguistic family, let alone a single language. To ensure the Compendium and it's avatars can be used by all, upon being perceived by a mind desiring to learn it's contents, the contents will change in appearance to allow easy comprehension, matching the reader's1 language, dialect, and education.

In some cases, such as in the case of a reader having an inability to read, the Compendium and it's avatars may change their method of information transfer completely, allowing for the sensing of vibrations in air molecules, tactile sensations, parsing of electron streams, and many other methods in the place of typical reflected photon sight. A reader can, at any time, request a change of format.

If the optimal format for a reader is the auditory sensation of someone reading the information out loud, the avatar's Pagemaster may be utilized. If the Pagemaster is unavailable, the text will be delivered in a flat, monotone voice devoid of features.

In the case that more than one reader is present, and two or more readers require different formats, the Compendium will appear differently to each reader.

In addition to making the text legible (or otherwise capable of being understood), The Compendium also attempts to tailor it's information the learning capacities and preferences of the reader, to allow for easier understanding. The exceptions to this are the mandated prefaces of various services, as well as texts written by other authors, which will always be merely translated to the closest possible approximate a language can achieve.

Dangerous Information

In addition to these features, the Compendium will also attempt to hide information that it deems the reader incapable of reading without coming to harm as a direct cause of learning said information. Such amendments are always accompanied by the following preface:

The following information has been changed/removed for the safety of the reader. Reading this information may result in the following:

(Bulleted list of effects.)

If you wish to read the original text despite this, please agree in your preferred medium of communication.

Please note that agreeing to reading the text will not always allow you to see the original, but rather show you an amended version allowing some of the harmful effects, and repeating the preface with those harmful effects missing from it. A reader may have to agree several times to attain the completely unaltered version.

feel free to make any additional changes you would like, and once you're satisfied head on over to the services tab and post your first article!


Despite all my rage… I am still a bacteriophage.

thats fine, ill get right on it for you
it wasnt anything too major so it shouldnt take long


Despite all my rage… I am still a bacteriophage.

If you wouldn't mind, then of course.
Apologies for the poor grammar. I tend to get distracted.


Yes?
What is it?

i like it!
just as a sidenote, i have created this wiki to make the storing and organization of drafts easier, but the wiki is still beginning so its not like theres anyone here to be bothered yet

i noticed a number of grammar errors and loss of flow in ur draft and if u would like i can go through the draft and fix those for u

but other than that, looks pretty good!


Despite all my rage… I am still a bacteriophage.

Service Summary:

Provider(s): The Compendium of Knowledge
Issued From Universal Designation: N/A
Issued From Multiversal Cluster: N/A
Issued From Other Medium, If Applicable: Non-space
Purpose of Service: To ensure the information within the Compendium of Knowledge is available to all sentient entities.

Description of Service:

One of the most basic and central services provided by the Compendium of Knowledge and all avatars of it, the Auto-Translation service allows all sufficiently intelligent beings to access the information kept within the Compendium.
Due to the nature of a Universe, the number of possible languages, codes and other methods of transfering information are vast, and there is rarely a unified linguistic family, let alone a single language. To ensure the Compendium can be used by all, the text within it, or it's avatars, is, upon being percieved by a mind desiring to learn it's contents, changes in appearance to allow easy reading, matching the readers language, dialect, and education. In some cases, such as an inability to read, the Compendium and it's avatars may change their method of information transfer completely, allowing for the sensing of vibrations, air molecules, textures, electron streams, and many other methods in place of traditional reflected photon sensing. A reader can, at any time, request a change of format.

(Note: if the optimal format for a reader is the auditory sensation of someone reading the information out loud, the avatars Pagemaster may be utilised. If the Pagemaster is unavailable, the text will be delivered in a flat, monotone voice devoid of features.)

In case more than one reader is present, and and two or more readers require different formats, the Compendium will appear differently to each reader.
(Note: Reader is used as a catch all term, despite the capacity for reading not being necessary for using the Compendium of Knowledge, or it's avatars.)

In addition to making the text legible (or otherwise capable of being understood), The Compendium also attempts to tailor it's information the learning capacities and preferences of the reader, to allow for easier understanding. The exceptions to this are the mandated prefaces of various services, as well as texts written by other authors, which will always be merely translated to the closest possible approximate a language can achieve.

Dangerous Information

In addition to these features, the Compendium will also attempt to hide information that it deems the reader incapable of reading without coming to harm as a direct cause of learning said information. Such amendments are always accompanied by the following preface:

The following information has been changed/removed for the safety of the reader. Reading this information may result in the following:
(list of effects)
If you wish to read the original text despite this, Audibly (this may be changed depending on the reader) agree.

Please note that agreeing to reading the text will not always allow you to see the original, but rather show you an amended version allowing some of the harmful effects, and repating the preface with those harmful effects missing from it. A reader may have to agree several times to attain the completely unaltered version.


Yes?
What is it?

Service: Auto-Translation by GlasspaperGlasspaper, 12 Nov 2018 09:30

snergy


Despite all my rage… I am still a bacteriophage.

by lavenderbloodstainslavenderbloodstains, 08 Nov 2018 22:22

The Compendium of Knowledge Wiki now has it's own Workshop site, on which you can create drafts that you will submit through the drafting process on the site.

The Compendium's Workshop can be found here.

We encourage you to use it and hope that it aids you in the writing and posting process!


Despite all my rage… I am still a bacteriophage.

the one thing the compendium cannot do is perfectly read the future , because those stories have not been written yet.

the compendium operates on the principle that everything in existence is a work of fiction and just as malleable meaning that likely if someone other than an Over being (who generally doesn't interfere in the affairs of their worlds) were to acquire an avatar / copy of The Compendium then yes, it could be used to read thoughts (both past and present as they are written but no future thoughts) the problem there being that the thoughtstream of most living things is generally incoherent and rambling so a reader would be hard pressed to scan for legible information.

additionally I don't believe that an avatar of the compendium could tell you anything about a foreigner in their universe from before the point they arrived because they are an intrusive element of the story and therefore not planned for.

whether the usage of the avatar to read minds is right is up to the moral compass of whoever is using it. the higher you get the further the lines blur and so to determine what is right the compendium cannot answer you — you must instead zone in on your own moral compass and decide for yourself

apologies for any grammar errors I'm on my phone

edit: to answer a question I skipped over: yes the compendium and it's avatars do have a search feature so scanning a thoughtstream might be easier but still more difficult than scanning through legible text.

additionally I agree that that search feature should be made into a service listed (ill probably write it myself) and I do really like your translation service ideas and look forward to seeing what u do with it


Despite all my rage… I am still a bacteriophage.

Firstly, I would like to thank you for responding to my post. It means a lot to me.
Thirdly, concerning my suggestion, I originally thought that simply adding a function that would automatically change the text and form to appear different to each reader, making it possible to learn the contents in a way that keeps the reader safe and explaining everything in a way that is tailored to the learning methods of the reader (perhaps even the term reader is incorrect, since such a function would remove the necessity of reading ability, sight, or even the capacity to interact with matter) would suffice, but then I thought of another possibility.
That possibility is the ability to automatically translate other texts, and data storage formats in general. Considering that the purpose of the Compendium is the spread of knowledge, (at least, that is what it seems to me) then it would make sense, and breaking down language barriers would certainly help everyone in Existence. However, I stumbled upon a problem: mind reading. If the avatar of the Compendium can translate all information, then surely it can translate data stored in DNA, the brain or any analog to it, and so on, with no degree of mortality or power stopping it. One could add a clause that sapience or sentience would prevent the Compendium from translating it, but then information could be hidden from the Compendium easily.
I was going to scrap the idea, but then I realised that it is already implemented. The Compendium knows everything, and as such, even an avatar of it can read minds, and be used offensively. One could argue that it would be too difficult to find that information in the Compendium or avatar of it, but the Compendium probably has a search engine or thought scanning to make searching for information easier, as otherwise it would be useless. (Note; add that to services at some point.)
All in all, my question is this: is it true that an avatar of the Compendium, or the Compendium itself, can be used as a perfect mindreading device?
Can it be used as a perfect precognitive device, capable of seeing the future and, if possible, the correct method to changing it?
Can the avatar of the Compendium give information about someone or something from another universe, if that subject currently resides in the universe of the avatar?
And is it right that the avatar or Compendium itself is used in such ways, considering that it is meant to aid all?


Yes?
What is it?

Please announce your new Series below.

Provide a link and the name of your new series, any worlds it is associated with, and any short comment on the nature of the series.


Despite all my rage… I am still a bacteriophage.

this is a pretty good idea! I don't know why I didn't think of something like that already, but now that you mention it that is definitely a feature The Compendium should have. after all, not everyone in All of Existence speaks English

I'm still a little surprised that anyone found this wiki but I'm happy to see you here!
if you wish to write the service yourself you can simply apply to join the site and then get started! (I'll send you a PM with the secret password in case you need that)


Despite all my rage… I am still a bacteriophage.

I believe, though it may not be my place to say, that the Compendium, and it’s avatars, should have an ability to automatically translate or physically change it’s contents into a form that the reader can comprehend, and understand without coming to harm, as well as the capacity to gauge the capability of the reader to understand the concepts it is attempting to present, and to simplify, explain, or give analogies to things the reader would be familiar with, in order to allow usage by all. I’m sure, of course, that the Compendium already has such a feat, but I believe it may be prudent to add it to the listed services, to make sure the reader is aware of the fact. Copies, obviously, would only have this service if the creating force gave it this feature.
I would be willing to write the entry, going through the draft system in place, of course, which would be in a similar style to this, but it is ultimately up to you, if you wish to write it yourself.


Yes?
What is it?

Please announce your new Updates below.
Only announce Updates that you feel are substantial enough to warrant announcing the piece again.

Provide a link, the name of your page, the nature of your page (whether it is an Article, Service, Supplement, or Tale,) and any short comment on the major changes you have made.


Despite all my rage… I am still a bacteriophage.

Please announce your new Tales below.

Provide a link and the name of your new tale, any worlds it is associated with, and any short comment on the nature of the tale.


Despite all my rage… I am still a bacteriophage.

Tale Announcements by lavenderbloodstainslavenderbloodstains, 24 Oct 2018 20:02

Please announce your new Supplements below.

Provide a link and the name of the supplement, any worlds the supplement is associated with or if it is a standalone page, and any short comment on the nature of the supplement.


Despite all my rage… I am still a bacteriophage.

Please announce your new Services below.

Provide a link and the name of your Service, and any short comment on the nature of the service.


Despite all my rage… I am still a bacteriophage.

page 1 of 212next »
Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License