#editorial | Logs for 2014-04-02

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[13:16:49] <Bytram> Hi all!
[13:16:56] <Bytram> Is there an editor in the house?
[13:17:28] <Bytram> typo in headline: "NHTSA Proposes Requires All Vehicles Have Rear-View Cameras"
[13:17:41] <Bytram> should be: "NHTSA Proposal Requires All Vehicles Have Rear-View Cameras"
[13:17:59] <Bytram> for story: https://soylentnews.org
[13:18:03] <MrBluze> ok i go see
[13:18:10] <Bytram> merci!
[13:18:59] <MrBluze> done
[13:19:02] <MrBluze> cheers
[13:19:20] <MrBluze> thanks for pointing it out :)
[13:19:29] <Bytram> hmmm, don't see it, yet....
[13:19:32] <Bytram> could it be cached?
[13:23:33] <Bytram> MrBluze: ahhh, now it's up there! thank-you!
[13:24:14] <MrBluze> it takes a couple of minutes, yeah
[13:24:17] <MrBluze> which is quite annoying
[13:24:22] <MrBluze> but no big drama
[13:24:54] <Bytram> interestingly enough, I saw it appear first as an AC,, and only later as a logged-in user. Curious!
[13:28:34] <MrBluze> i dont know
[13:28:43] <MrBluze> i think caching happens at ISP's a bit tbh
[13:28:49] <MrBluze> they wont say it does but i am sure it does
[13:29:18] <Bytram> hmm, hadn't thought of that. I was thinking it was our Varnish server that had cached it.
[13:29:47] <MrBluze> well that it does
[13:31:54] <Bytram> have you seen Lamx lately? I'd asked him about getting editor privs a few days ago, he indicated it would be nice to have an extra hand, and I haven't seen him here since.
[13:43:42] <MrBluze> no i havent?
[13:43:50] <MrBluze> well it would be very helpful
[13:47:12] <MrBluze> mattie_p is another one to ask
[13:47:25] <MrBluze> it'd be good - thre is a lot of editing to be done
[13:47:30] <MrBluze> i dont do a lot but i do when i can
[13:51:09] <MrBluze> i gtg.. ill catch up with u later
[13:52:07] <Bytram> MrBluze: sry, was busy in another window and didn't c u; have a great day!
[13:52:24] <MrBluze> thanks
[13:52:32] <MrBluze> .. just fixed the latest story too .. ugh
[13:52:37] <MrBluze> where do ppl learn english lol
[13:53:05] <Bytram> male order? <grin>
[13:53:14] <MrBluze> lmao
[13:53:33] <Bytram> good to start the day with a laugh!
[13:53:48] <MrBluze> ;)
[13:53:50] <MrBluze> ok i gtg
[13:53:52] <MrBluze> gnite
[13:53:53] <Bytram> my brain here's homophones wrong...
[13:53:59] <Bytram> :) cya!
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[14:36:14] <weeds> Good Morning
[14:51:04] <NCommander> Morning
[14:51:09] * NCommander wonders where the editoral team is
[14:51:41] <mattie_p> yo
[14:54:19] <NCommander> mattie_p, the hopper ran dry
[14:54:28] * NCommander is wearing a faux-editoral hat and running some stories
[14:55:08] <mattie_p> I'l run some stories after I get some coffee
[15:12:15] <weeds> mattie_p: The Northwestern football team getting the option to unionize is pretty big news. It's not tech news in any sense, but I would like to know what the members think of it. Do you think it would be an appropriate story?
[15:12:43] <mattie_p> you have a link?
[15:14:45] <weeds> It's all over. Here is one of many stories http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com
[15:16:14] <mattie_p> I mean one that you'd prefer to use as the source. I don't think it interest the site much, personally
[15:16:20] <NCommander> xlefay, mattie_p: oh god, I think I might have made a mistake
[15:16:28] <NCommander> The QA post has been up 10 or so minutes
[15:16:31] <NCommander> Its already got 12 comments
[15:16:44] * NCommander is concerned it MIGHT actually go past 1000 comments
[15:16:53] * NCommander normally makes a policy of replying to all
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[15:17:21] <xlefay> haha that's cool
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[15:19:20] <weeds> NCommander: First thing I did this AM before coffee :)
[15:20:12] <weeds> mattie_p: OK, that's why I asked.
[15:20:24] <mattie_p> You can always be a little more selective when you reply, some of the comments are going to be near dupes, just reply to one of them
[15:20:31] <mattie_p> np, weeds
[15:20:38] <NCommander> weeds, thanks :-)
[15:21:40] <weeds> Another item this AM... The story I submitted yesterday was edited by NCommander.
[15:22:09] <NCommander> weeds, do you use a different handle on the site, or have I've been blanking your name when I play editor?
[15:22:33] <xlefay> weeds = editor?
[15:23:05] <mattie_p> weeds != editor
[15:23:07] <weeds> NCommander: Blanking :) It was the backup camera story
[15:23:36] <weeds> weeds = hack just trying to contribute
[15:28:24] <weeds> mattie_p: This would be closer to the original story - http://tracking.si.com
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[15:30:54] <weeds> NCommander: So here's the thing, you made an editorial change in the story. I don't think a note is really required that you did so. I expect that editors make changes to stories either for content or style and then the story goes up.
[15:31:52] <NCommander> weeds, *cough*
[15:32:02] * NCommander doesn't normally wear an editor hat
[15:32:32] <xlefay> 19 :P
[15:34:54] <weeds> NCommander: understood. and it was appreciated that you explained the change, I'm just saying you shouldn't feel compelled to drop those notes. You are an editor if you are editing :)
[15:35:07] <weeds> 21
[15:36:03] <weeds> NCommander: I think you struck a nerve with that one! (QA)
[15:37:11] <weeds> mattie_p: What do you say we put it up and ask if the story appeals?
[15:38:22] <mattie_p> if you feel its important just submit it then
[15:38:42] <mattie_p> you might have a good spin on it or it might just resonate with people
[15:39:16] <mattie_p> just because I think at a glance before I had coffee it might not be for the site doesn't make me right :)
[15:41:34] <NCommander> weeds, I used the A word
[15:43:23] <NCommander> weeds, I must be blind cause I can't even find the story
[15:46:16] <weeds> NCommander: http://soylentnews.org I'm not complaining that you made the change. Not at all, in fact I should have written a better headline. Just suggesting you don't owe me or anyone an explanation.
[15:46:44] <NCommander> weeds, OH, that one
[15:47:00] <NCommander> weeds, I edited it after it went live and already had comments (I actually didn't ntoice the headline until a comment pointed it otu)
[15:50:43] <weeds> NCommander: ic - my bad all the way.
[15:51:47] <NCommander> weeds, if I generally edit something after it goes live, it gets a sticky note :-)
[15:53:43] <weeds> Makes sense
[15:54:45] <soyforlent> Hey guys, about the paucity of hopper hopes, could we have a incoming feed based on a hashtag ? make it easy for people to at least submit a link if they could tag it #SNSUB ... then there could be at least a bucket of interesting links for other volunteers to dig into
[15:55:12] <soyforlent> I just look at the friction of submission and think if Instagram could get their friction down for subs, ,then maybe SN could too :)
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[16:16:18] <janrinok> afternoon all
[16:19:52] <mattie_p> hi, janrinok
[16:20:52] <janrinok> mattie_p: hi hows things?
[16:21:07] <mattie_p> daughter is sick, other than that things are ok
[16:22:54] <janrinok> sry to hear that. Much extra work for you and tonya servo?
[16:45:17] <weeds> mattie_p: dropped it in there - see what you think.
[16:47:28] <mattie_p> yeah, its a little more work, janrinok.
[16:47:36] <mattie_p> weeds, I'll check it out in a bit
[16:49:36] <weeds> mattie_p as time permits - I have to go do some work!
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[16:51:40] <mattie_p> later weeds
[16:58:13] <janrinok> weeds, how's things with you today?
[17:02:32] <weeds> janrinok: Just fine thank you. Trying to get work done in between posting to SN and writing submissions. How about you?
[17:03:34] <janrinok> Much the same!
[17:05:21] <weeds> btw: SN=Community (by definition)
[17:06:11] <janrinok> Of course, never thought otherwise. But I do know a site that I used to visit that had an 'audience'. How quaint...
[17:07:46] <weeds> lol - well chuckling anyway
[17:09:47] <weeds> http://www.youtube.com
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[19:54:48] <janrinok> If there are any spare eds who give give my stories a second look please, I'd appreciate it.
[19:57:13] <NCommander> janrinok, guess I am an editor now
[19:57:53] <NCommander> janrinok, you need to edit the title :-/. I'm doing it now
[19:58:05] <janrinok> lol, well, if you have the time - although I think that you probably have enough on your plate at the moment!
[19:58:49] <NCommander> janrinok, ACK+
[19:58:52] * NCommander signed off
[19:58:58] <janrinok> thx
[21:32:58] <paulej72> NCommander: too much text on the Evaluating First Programing Languages story. Needs more out in the read more link and less on the teaser.
[21:34:18] <janrinok> hi paulej72
[21:34:41] <paulej72> What is your opinion of the article janrinok?
[21:35:17] <janrinok> I agree with your assessment. I don't think NC reads the editors' guidelines.... lol
[21:35:43] <paulej72> there are some bad links there as well.
[21:35:57] <janrinok> what are you working on tonight? I'll check the links.
[21:36:31] <paulej72> right now I do not know but need to get some real work done.
[21:36:55] <janrinok> the links work for me. Which one is causing you problems?
[21:37:54] <paulej72> link to the pdf goes to a png
[21:38:14] <janrinok> looking
[21:38:50] <paulej72> see comment http://soylentnews.org
[21:39:50] <janrinok> fixed
[21:40:37] <janrinok> thx paulej72
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