#editorial | Logs for 2015-09-29

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[01:06:52] <cmn32480> bytram !!
[01:07:03] <Bytram> cmn32480: !!
[01:07:13] <Bytram> wow! that didn't take you long!
[01:07:19] <Bytram> how's things?
[01:07:37] <cmn32480> I glanced at the screen as you changed your nick
[01:07:43] <Bytram> nodnod
[01:07:45] <cmn32480> it wasn't my fault honest!
[01:08:05] <cmn32480> probably has somethign to do with the 40 wings adn a couple beers for dinner
[01:08:12] <Bytram> btw, to clear up some confusion... I *do* have privs on both dev AND on prod to enable someone to be editor.
[01:08:53] <cmn32480> okie
[01:09:09] <takyon> check
[01:09:18] <cmn32480> my conversation w/ jan was referring to the candidate's privs on dev vs prod
[01:09:23] <cmn32480> mate
[01:09:29] <takyon> P666 wants to join the secret club eh
[01:10:19] <Bytram> nod nod
[01:11:54] <cmn32480> extra hands are welcome... he'll need some time on dev
[01:11:59] <cmn32480> to play around
[01:13:11] <Bytram> ^^ agreed
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[01:38:13] <Bytram> okay, so my take-away is that I'll hold off on editor privs on prod for p666 until zz_janrinok instructs me that he is okay with it.
[01:38:43] <cmn32480> I believe that was the decision from Capt. Cat-Herder
[01:38:45] <Bytram> If anyone has any issues/concerns, then present them to J and leave it to him to make the decision.
[01:38:58] <cmn32480> this falls inside of an SEP fieled
[01:41:39] <Bytram> cmn32480: come again? I don't understand
[01:41:54] <cmn32480> Hitchhikers Guide...
[01:42:04] <cmn32480> SEP = Somebody Else's Problem
[01:42:39] <Bytram> oh. Ooooh! got it.
[01:42:44] <cmn32480> i shall wait and see... and not make any plans until I am told differently
[01:42:54] * Bytram notes it's been a couple decades since he read those.
[01:43:37] * mrcoolbp needs to re-read hitchHicker's Guide
[01:43:45] <cmn32480> agreed
[01:43:47] * Bytram does too.
[01:43:52] * cmn32480 as well
[01:44:23] <cmn32480> it'd be easier if I dind't ahve them all in one volume
[01:44:39] <cmn32480> much nicer to take on a plane
[01:45:10] * Bytram pictures the three of us sitting around a table with a single dog-eared copy of the book, each taking a turn at reading a few paragraphs out loud in our best impersonation of the various characters, and then passing the book along to the next person.
[01:45:51] * cmn32480 giggles
[01:46:49] <Bytram> Zaphod Beeblebrox -- what a name!
[01:46:59] <Bytram> Ford Prefect (sp?)
[01:47:06] <Bytram> what an amazing immagination
[01:47:16] <cmn32480> when we all get together to do this, everybody remember their towels
[01:47:36] <cmn32480> still required reading decades after being written
[01:47:43] <Bytram> Pan-galactic gargle blaster! That sounds like something that would curl your toes right up to your nose!
[01:47:59] * Bytram is remembering it is late and it is about time for a meal.
[01:48:03] <Bytram> back in a bit
[02:02:57] <takyon> bytram
[02:03:24] <Bytram> takyon: yes?
[02:04:08] <takyon> you did a thing where you took a submission where the text was written by the submitter, and then blockquoted most of it but left some at the end
[02:04:15] <takyon> what up with that, I don't like it
[02:04:38] <cmn32480> got a link?
[02:05:14] <takyon> hold on
[02:05:19] <cmn32480> thx
[02:05:33] <takyon> https://soylentnews.org
[02:05:40] <Schwifty> ^ 03SN article:  Opinions on Apple 04(67 comments)
[02:06:00] <Bytram> takyon: the blockquoted text was the original submitter's submission; the other text was my addition -- as we got quite a load of flack at one point for "putting words in a submitter's mouth", this was a technique to separzte one from the other without being too intrusive about it.
[02:06:54] <takyon> it breaks with what we have come to expect: that blockquoted text is from a source article while the rest is not. what I've done for the few articles I wanted to comment on is make a new paragraph beginning with <b>takyon:</b>
[02:07:56] <takyon> although I guess the submitter's name does prefix the blockquote
[02:08:55] <cmn32480> that coudl be read either way. I tend to agree that any additional thoughts we add on subs like that ought to have an {Editor's Note:} or somethign similar
[02:10:01] <takyon> I (would?) only use Editor's Note when I'm adding something that clarifies the submission or explains the editing process. I use my own name to add additional links, thoughts, or other goodies
[02:13:58] <Bytram> I was faced with the challenge to (1) edit a submission without putting words in their mouth, (2) producing a document that read easily and maintained a 'flow', and (3) clearly delineated what was in the original and what was my addition.
[02:15:13] <Bytram> short of an inserting some kind of 'aside' e.g "[Editor's addition]" which I personally find royally breaks the flow of the article, I see no other, simple, concise way of doing it.
[02:15:45] <takyon> ok
[02:36:28] <cmn32480> story queue is good to 7pm Eastern tomorrow night
[02:36:48] <cmn32480> bytram takyon ^^
[02:36:59] <takyon> given it's a weekday I'd expect to slip some breaking/big news in there
[02:37:27] <cmn32480> careful how we use the breaking news tag
[02:37:43] <takyon> yeah I heard you loud and clear
[02:37:47] <takyon> but I mean
[02:37:50] <takyon> you know what I mean
[02:37:57] <takyon> like monday's NASA/Mars water announcement
[02:38:05] <cmn32480> that was DEFINETLY BN
[02:38:05] <takyon> that's stuff you want to run on the day it happens
[02:38:45] <cmn32480> absolutely
[02:39:30] <cmn32480> if it is somethign that needs ot be run same day, we dont' necessarily need to put the BN tag on it
[02:40:24] <cmn32480> we can just adjust the timing. swap a non-time sensitive story out to the end of the queue, and put the more time sensitive story in the timeslot
[02:41:17] <Bytram> I'm all for that!
[02:44:08] <Bytram> nograb!
[02:44:28] <cmn32480> ummm... sure
[02:53:15] <Bytram> g'night all!
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[12:41:05] <janrinok> hi guys
[12:42:12] <janrinok> Bytram|away: 'Ford Prefect' was that name of a model of car popular in the UK at the time the book was written.
[12:45:33] <cmn32480|sleepin> and the name of one of the main characters in the book
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[12:45:49] <janrinok> cmn32480: Yes, I am a fan too
[12:45:56] <cmn32480> janrinok !!
[12:46:00] <janrinok> cmn32480: !!
[12:46:18] <janrinok> you must have been bored in your hotel room - that was a mammoth posting session you did!
[12:46:43] <cmn32480> it was only like 7 stories
[12:46:53] <cmn32480> I've regularly see you drop a dozen
[12:47:03] <janrinok> well, between us both, we cleared a full day
[12:47:07] <cmn32480> WOO HOO!
[12:47:19] <cmn32480> I was also chatting with tak and bytr at the time
[12:47:27] <janrinok> yes, I've backread
[12:48:03] <cmn32480> you read the other channel as well?
[12:48:10] <janrinok> nope, not yet
[12:48:21] <cmn32480> i dind't see that greyhoud you were driving until hours after it hit me
[12:48:48] <janrinok> stand by, that sounds like I should....
[12:49:25] <janrinok> ah, that is new to me too :)
[12:49:33] <cmn32480> you wrote it!
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[18:36:50] <cmn32480|travelin> Lunch break!
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[18:37:13] <janrinok> cmn32480: !!
[18:37:26] <janrinok> any scrapple?
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