#editorial | Logs for 2015-05-26

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[00:52:20] <takyon> wow, just tested the quote this feature on a 3900+ character URL, and it worked fine
[00:53:06] <takyon> I'm guessing everything breaks in IE, but that's not new
[00:53:21] <takyon> need to find the upper limits
[12:07:21] <n1> im on my way out for the next week
[12:07:51] <n1> laters all
[12:07:54] * n1 hat tip
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[13:35:15] <janrinok> hi guys
[13:37:45] <CoolHand> hey janrinok
[13:43:22] <janrinok> CoolHand: how's things?
[13:47:03] <CoolHand> janrinok: good.. trying to get my muscles to recover from all the handiwork this weekend.. used some that I don't use too often.. :)
[13:47:08] <CoolHand> hru?
[13:47:32] <janrinok> I'm OK thx, I know what you mean about using rarely exercised muscles!
[13:51:08] <janrinok> CoolHand: give me a shout when you have a minute to spare
[13:57:31] <CoolHand> janrinok: ping
[13:58:04] <janrinok> We nearly got burnt on that Senior Muslim Police Officer story
[14:36:48] <CoolHand> janrinok: I was going to go back and add the "original submission" line/link to my latest stories, but you beat me to it.... thanks :)
[14:39:31] <janrinok> np :)
[14:40:09] <janrinok> I suggest a standard line of <hr><small>[Editor's Comment: Original Submission]</small>
[14:40:23] <janrinok> with the link attached, of course
[14:40:31] <CoolHand> yeah, it looks good... I copied and pasted that from one of yours, and was going to insert in mine b4 I discovered u had
[15:02:01] <janrinok> CoolHand: you are allowed to 2nd ed your own subs, you know?
[15:22:02] <CoolHand> I know... but I thought I'd wait to see if someone else did.. It just doesn't feel right, so I will if I must, but I'd rather someone else picked it up.. :)
[15:32:10] <janrinok> np - it can sit there for a while yet :0
[15:32:27] <janrinok> that was meant to be :)
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[15:41:05] <CoolHand> janrinok|afk: no dept name for the bearings story? how about "no-more-greasing-our-balls" ?? :)
[15:46:43] <janrinok|afk> I thought I had put slip-slidin'-away?
[15:47:05] <janrinok|afk> I have!
[15:47:37] <janrinok|afk> Are you seeing any empty dept field?
[16:05:45] <CoolHand> I was... lemme check again
[16:06:51] <CoolHand> I do see slip-slidin... I must have clicked on the link to original submission then noticed it empty on that screen and cornfused myself..
[16:07:11] * CoolHand ain't real bright, but he's strong as an ox!
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[16:13:29] <CoolHand> Tachyon_- welcome!
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[17:16:57] <CoolHand> interesting suggestion on how to put the original submission link.. https://soylentnews.org
[17:16:58] <Scruffy> ^ 03SN comment by [02physicsmajor (1471)] (02Score:5, Interesting)
[17:17:16] <CoolHand> [submitter name](link to their profile) [writes/tips us about/suggested we cover/etc.](link to original submission)
[17:55:36] janrinok|afk is now known as janrinok
[17:57:16] <janrinok> CoolHand: it will be difficult to automate that because the phraseology changes, but it is worth a bit of thought.
[17:58:07] <janrinok> And when it changes from 'writes' - we need to be able to explain the reason for the change, as requested by the users over the weekend.
[17:59:27] <CoolHand> yeah, I was thinking along those lines also... (when we don't use "writes")
[18:02:11] <CoolHand> I guess, though, as long as we have standardized phrases that always equate to a certain reason, that would take care of that issue..
[18:05:30] <janrinok> To automate it, we require the devs to do some coding to preprocess the submission. If we start reacting to each individual suggestion - no matter how good they might appear - we are going to be chasing our coding tails for evermore. My own thoughts are leave it as it is for the moment and, in a week or so, ask how the community what their views are. Change to the consensus rather than each individual request. Thoughts?
[18:24:14] <paulej72> adding the orginal submission link to the bottom of the story should be rather easy.
[18:24:24] <paulej72> if you want that
[18:25:56] <janrinok> paulej72: I understand that, but the suggestion from a user is that the word 'writes' should be the hyperlink. However, we intend changing the word 'writes' in some cases when we have had to significantly change the content of a story. Until we edit the story, we do not know that the phraseology might be.
[18:27:02] <janrinok> I suppose we could replace 'writes' with a meaningless string ('xxxx') and then ensure that we edit that at the time, keeping the hyperlink that is attached to it
[18:27:09] <paulej72> fuck that lets just keep the link to the sub at the bottom. /. uses Submission: title of submission
[18:27:34] <janrinok> Well that is what we are doing and I am happy to continue with it.
[18:27:45] <paulej72> the "writes" part would be a pain to automate.
[18:27:48] <janrinok> It keeps things simple
[18:27:54] <janrinok> exactly
[18:28:37] <paulej72> But I can atomate adding in the submission link at the bottom. I just need to know what we want to say
[18:30:02] <janrinok> exactly as it appears now would be a great help : <hr><small>Editor's Comment: Original Submission]<small>' with the hyperlink to the phrase 'Original Submission'
[18:30:35] <janrinok> sorry, that should be </small> at the end of course
[18:55:30] <janrinok> time to go - see you all tomorrow!
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