We're moving into another stage regarding this. The art department is beginning the construction of the UI using the Ogre engine. One of the things being made is the X-Net interface. Anyone who has the spare time, we need to go through and proof read everything in this forum for grammar and spelling. I will try to do so at work as time permits, but the more the merrier! We need to have at least a draft for every entry, so anyone working on something, just post what you have in the next week and let us know it's a WIP.
On another note, you can check out http://www.ogre3d.com
to see what we're going to use to build the game in, the main page has a link to download some samples showing different 3d effects. It's really cool stuff, especially the swimming ogre head (trust me!).
Finally, one of the additional items we had talked about regarding the X-Net was including "additional information" on each entry. The idea was to make it more like a search engine layout, so the player gets the feel they're searching a database for each entry. So this extra part would be beyond the typically entries we've been doing. Some suggestions of ideas: news story from the local newspaper after a terror ship attack, for the related alien research entry. Or the psychological profile of a soldier after combat who was mind controlled. Perhaps civilian abduction stories from their point of view. That kind of thing. Anything goes here, so long as it passes the PC-13 rating to start off. Just save the "rated R pack" stuff until we've released the game, and people can add that in.
Something we'll need to work out is a naming system to make this easier to manage. I suggest you use something like <main entry name>_<additional-info>_<your initials><unique number>. An example: plasmarifle_additional-info_met1.txt. This will allow us to dump entries into a single folder, with no chance of duplicate names. You can also write more than 1 story per entry if you like that way.