#editorial | Logs for 2016-04-23

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[00:38:09] -!- takyon_ [takyon_!~422c73bf@Soylent/Staff/Editor/takyon] has joined #editorial
[00:38:09] -!- mode/#editorial [+v takyon_] by Hermes
[00:38:24] <takyon_> notes to self
[00:38:28] <takyon_> submit obama brexit article
[00:46:07] Bytram|away is now known as Bytram
[00:49:50] <Bytram> ~seen mrcoolbp
[00:49:52] <exec> Bytram, mrcoolbp was last seen in #editorial 50 days, 20 hours, 44 minutes, 55 seconds ago with message: lol
[00:55:27] <Bytram> takyon_: wrt to the "All-Day Breakfast Boosts McDonald's Profits" story...
[00:55:42] <Bytram> " But most importantly, a teenager is being charged with robbery [time.com] after asking for a water cup at an Arkansas McDonald's, filling it with soda, and hitting an employee with his car after being pursued."
[00:55:53] <Bytram> really? that is "most importantly" ??
[00:56:54] <Bytram> "But not everything is all rosy under the golden arches; a teenaged-customer is being charged with ..."
[00:57:02] <Bytram> mind if I make that change, or do you suggest something different?
[00:58:49] <Bytram> btw, nicely done to catch the submission ID: 13337 .. that is REALLY leeet! =)
[00:59:35] <Bytram> well, I'll make the change. It can always be reverted or further changed if needed.
[01:02:04] <takyon_> do you not like sarcasm?
[01:02:06] <takyon_> wtf
[01:02:29] <takyon_> no fuck you
[01:02:35] <takyon_> i'm taking this to the comments
[01:05:59] <Bytram> i don't mind sarcasm.
[01:06:25] <takyon_> oh yeah? you're dead to me!
[01:07:12] <Bytram> in as much as possible, we have found that editorial 'snark' should be placed in the comments.
[01:07:33] <Bytram> has been a while since I read it, but there is an excellent doc on the wiki
[01:07:42] * Bytram tries to remember the name
[01:08:56] <takyon_> I'm dropping the subject
[01:09:06] <takyon_> now I'm writing about AMD
[01:09:29] <takyon_> which includes not just their financial results, but a licensing deal with a Chinese company
[01:09:40] <Bytram> nice.
[01:09:53] <takyon_> I really want AMD Zen to do well
[01:10:18] <Bytram> IBM is trying the same thing with its POWER9 architecture -- licensing it out and will prolly be released from china in 10nm and 7nm feature sizes
[01:10:28] <takyon_> oh yeah
[01:12:37] <Bytram> http://wiki.soylentnews.org
[01:12:40] <exec> └─ 13Editing Process - SoylentNews
[01:13:57] <Bytram> looks like it has been too long since I last read that -- I see I've been guilty of putting my comments into a story, albeit in the space 'below-the-line'
[01:13:59] <takyon_> it was a very small amount of snark
[01:14:53] <takyon_> this part here " if possible, the editor should endeavour to find other links that provide contrasting or opposing viewpoints and include them in the story." validates adding "below-the-line" comments... particularly ones that simply add more source articles
[01:15:11] <takyon_> since it allows you to add them without altering the subnitter's stuff
[01:17:58] <Bytram> I feel a bit better, then.
[01:18:50] <Bytram> I do ask you to bear with me, I didn't get to sleep until 0230, woke at 0630, and discovered at 1000 that I was supposed to be at work at 0945. Not the best start to my day.
[01:37:21] <takyon_> sub queue is healthy
[01:38:16] <Bytram> yeah, sure is! I don't recal the last time I saw so many stories...
[01:38:36] <Bytram> but the weekend is upon us... hope it holds up
[01:54:45] Bytram is now known as Bytram|away
[01:55:10] <Bytram|away> gonna call it a night. see y'all later!
[03:13:40] <takyon_> ccccc
[03:34:57] -!- takyon_ has quit [Quit: Web client closed]
[18:20:26] <nick> takyon, i added my own 2c to your obama brexit submission