#editorial | Logs for 2016-05-30

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[02:44:18] <cmn32480> Bytram|away - am working on the Hillary Clinton email story... it is basically a wipe and rewrite
[02:53:00] <Deucalion> cmn32480, this probably needs an editorial vote - but I'm of the mind that we do not run any Clinton or Trump stories whatsoever. They all seem to be partisan clickbait crud... to make them even seem balanced is way too much work. Personally, I don't think that is what SN is about and would nix on sight.
[02:55:18] <cmn32480> Deucalion - while I understand your thoughts, this is a topic that we have covered before
[02:55:28] <cmn32480> it is not exactly a new thing for us
[02:56:29] <cmn32480> and given the state of the submission queue, especially going into an American holiday tomorrow
[02:56:47] <Deucalion> True. Doesn't mean we can't change tack though
[02:57:42] <Deucalion> .I'd rather we publish nothing than political stocking fillers.
[02:58:28] <cmn32480> I think that this story has more to it than filler
[02:59:17] <cmn32480> there are tags into tech, security, certainly how governmtents operate, and the obvious social bits where people like the Clintons seem to get away with much
[03:00:16] <Deucalion> How so? It's just more of the same Clinton used a privately run mail server yada yada.... same story that has run for what 6 months or more? What's new here?
[03:00:35] <cmn32480> thee entire IG report officially saying she shoudln't ahve been doing it
[03:01:39] <cmn32480> tell you what... I'll push it out.. set it to not display, and we can see what the other eds say
[03:04:27] <Deucalion> Well, OK. I think it is dross and needs to go in the fiery pit as not fit for SN. But w/e - eds get to define content.
[03:07:44] <cmn32480> ~define dross
[03:07:46] <exec> [urbandictionary] 03dross: Rubbish or contaminants in metal. slag
[03:08:26] <cmn32480> ~eds
[03:08:27] <exec> editor ping for cmn32480: janrinok LaminatorX n1 nick martyb Bytram Azrael mrcoolbp cmn32480 coolhand takyon bytram|away NotSanguine
[03:09:00] <cmn32480> please take a peek at the discussion above. I have saved the story on the Clinton emial to not display at 23:30UTC on 5/30.
[03:09:09] <cmn32480> please drop a line and let me know your thoughts.
[03:09:58] <cmn32480> and Deucalion, I agree, the sub as writtne was complete crap
[03:12:02] <Deucalion> "Dross" Sums up my opinion of that story pretty much...... just don't think we need to run that kind of stuff on SN. It's only going to get more frequent as the mud-slinging intensifies the closer to the vote we get. I just don't think we want to follow that path, there's a gazillion other sites reporting on every emanation from the candidates - we need to set ourselves apart.
[03:12:55] <Deucalion> Anyway I have said me piece.
[03:12:59] <Deucalion> my*
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[13:04:21] <cmn32480> zz_janrinok - you lurking?