Rescuing nodeshells can be fun, I've done it myself,
but always remember
that a nodeshell rescue
is no different
from any other node
in the everything
You don't need to add
any text to your writeup stating that it was a nodeshell
As with all nodes you should try to stay
, so why mention nodeshell
s if the title
THEFEZ's LOVE FOR CAPITALS or so-and-so's conjecture?
Another reason not to do this is that
Level 3 users (and above) can already see that the author of the writeup
and the creator of the nodeshell are different. Being told the same information
twice is quite annoying, and may cause the mouse pointer to hover
alarmingly over the minus checkbox.
When I see "nodeshell rescue" in a writeup this
conveys to me the feeling that the author has a lack of confidence
in its quality. It says
"well I know this isn't any damn good, but REMEMBER, I was working to
someone else's title so you really can't expect too much".
Whenever you feel tempted to share with us that you
are rescuing a nodeshell ask yourself "If I had thought up the title myself
would this node be worth submitting?". If the answer is no, just don't
Finally, nodeshells often have bad titles. They don't really epitomise
what you want to say in your writeup. For example, they may be incorrectly
spelled or have inappropriate capitalisation. In which case you
should simply ignore the nodeshell, create a new node with the title
you actually want, and ask a god to dispose of the redundant nodeshell.
Whatever you do, don't use the bad nodeshell title and then put an apology
at the bottom of your writeup, that's just silly.