Where do I put alt hist with a pod range that spans before and after 1900?

Discussion in 'Help and Rules' started by HistoricalArthropod, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. HistoricalArthropod Well-Known Member

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    Like, say I post a thread with a pod range of 1800 onward. Would that go in the before 1900 or after 1900 subforums?
     
  2. The Tai-Pan The Pagemaster/Plogmonger

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    What is the POD exactly?
     
  3. HistoricalArthropod Well-Known Member

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    For example. Say, I want a scenerio where the British empire comes crashing down and English looses its presteige as a global language. And say I want the pod to be 1800 onward. This spans both before and after 1900. Where would I put it?
     
  4. The Tai-Pan The Pagemaster/Plogmonger

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    Pre 190 because that is where you are starting.
     
  5. Lalli Well-Known Member

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    If POD is before 1900 then it belong to Before 1900 forum.
     
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  6. HistoricalArthropod Well-Known Member

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    You dont get my point. In my scenerio, pods from before AND after 1900 are applicable. Say, I have a pod range of 1850 to 1950. Where would I put that?
     
  7. The Tai-Pan The Pagemaster/Plogmonger

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    Where you first veer from history, that is where it goes.
     
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  8. Zagan Donor

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    It seems that you don't get it. A POD (Point of Divergence) is a point in time, never a time interval. After the POD, it's alternate history.
     
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  9. Lalli Well-Known Member

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    If POD is before 1900 then it belong to Before 1900 forum.
    I think that you don't understand what is POD. POD is that point when history is going differently compared to ours own history.
     
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  10. HistoricalArthropod Well-Known Member

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    I know what a POD is. But many times, people give a range of time for acceptable pods. For example, any pod between 1850 and 1950. Any point of divergence within that time frame.
     
  11. cpip "an outlier among outliers"

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    To understand, then, you're discussing posting a thread inviting people to propose PODs which result in the end scenario of English not becoming a global language in the 20th Century?
     
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  12. The Tai-Pan The Pagemaster/Plogmonger

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    Oh, you mean like an Alternate History Challenge? You are asking for examples/ideas for PODs?
     
  13. HistoricalArthropod Well-Known Member

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    Yes
     
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  14. The Tai-Pan The Pagemaster/Plogmonger

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    Pre-1900 still, as you should go to the start of the range.
     
  15. cpip "an outlier among outliers"

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    Sometimes I've seen two posts, one in each thread, just to make sure of maximum coverage, but that has drawbacks of losing some of the conversation.
     
  16. CalBear Your Ursus arctos californicus Moderator Moderator Donor

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    Comes down to how much of the pre-1900 is background vs. actual T/L. If the T/L is fully involved in the 1800-1900 as much as in 1900-1950 it is pre-1900. If the pre-1900 is garnish that gets covered in a couple posts then it should go into post-1900.