#editorial | Logs for 2018-04-01

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[01:14:43] <Bytram> takyon: well, in general our stories have some kind of a technical aspect to it, unless it is politics, and even then we prefer those stories to have some kind of tech side, if possible... I would pass on this one.
[01:15:56] <Bytram> https://www.popularmechanics.com
[01:15:57] <upstart> ^ 03Falling Chinese Space Station to Crash This Weekend
[17:38:02] <fyngyrz> submit
[17:38:15] <fyngyrz> hmm
[17:38:23] <fyngyrz> !help submit
[17:38:23] <Bender> can't find help on submit
[17:38:31] <fyngyrz> #help submit
[17:38:31] <MrPlow> #submit <url> or #submit <url> <what you have to say about it>
[17:39:19] <fyngyrz> #submit https://www.nytimes.com Alexa and Similar To Mine For More Than Activation Words
[17:39:20] <MrPlow> Submitting. There is a mandatory delay, please be patient.
[17:39:21] <exec> └─ 13Hey, Alexa, What Can You Hear? And What Will You Do With It? - The New York Times
[17:39:45] <MrPlow> Submission successful. https://soylentnews.org
[17:39:46] <upstart> ^ 03SoylentNews Submissions
[17:45:51] <fyngyrz> Hey. Since I submitted this, and the submission is pretty basic, can I edit it to flesh it out? Or is that a no-no?
[17:48:05] <chromas> Usually the accepting editor fleshes out the bot susbmissions (if they feel like it; it doesn't always happen)
[17:48:22] <fyngyrz> That wasn't a bot submission, that was me
[17:48:49] <fyngyrz> I mean, I handed it to the bot, but... ???
[17:49:30] <chromas> What I should've meant was submissions via bot
[17:49:47] * chromas scopes it out
[17:49:59] <fyngyrz> I guess I'll fix it and ask for forgiveness later if need be. :)
[17:50:23] <chromas> I won't complain. But I'll 2nd it :)
[17:56:53] <fyngyrz> okay, getting there
[18:09:20] <fyngyrz> 0kay, have at it
[18:11:12] <fyngyrz> I didn't do a department
[18:11:28] <chromas> Probably even less kosher if I changed it to a different editor :D
[18:11:50] <fyngyrz> also, could be paywalled, because NYT
[18:12:09] <fyngyrz> They have a 10-article / month free thing, IIRC
[18:12:28] <fyngyrz> Anyway, have fun, gotta run
[18:18:35] * chromas notices the time was early
[18:40:55] <Fnord666> so why was this story posted at the time that it was?
[18:42:02] <Fnord666> Also I’m pretty sure it’s not appropriate to promote or second a story that you submitted either directly or indicrectly.
[18:42:17] <Fnord666> s/indicrectly/indirectly/
[18:42:19] <exec> <Fnord666> Also I’m pretty sure it’s not appropriate to promote or second a story that you submitted either directly or indirectly.
[18:43:32] <Fnord666> And typically we remove the source name, such as “The New York Times”, from the title of stories submitted via IRC
[19:15:26] <chromas> The time might've been an oversight.
[19:17:37] <Fnord666> ok. just curious. It didn’t seem very “breaking news”
[19:17:39] <Fnord666> :)
[19:18:09] <chromas> I would've hidden and rescheduled it but it was already live
[19:18:32] <Fnord666> yeah, it ws live when I saw it so I left it as well.
[19:18:39] <Fnord666> just another 4/1 thing!
[19:19:19] * chromas fixed the title though
[19:19:27] <Fnord666> k
[19:19:43] <Fnord666> That just seems to be the convention from what I’ve seen
[19:19:58] <Fnord666> the titles are usually long enough as is without it
[19:20:06] <chromas> 'tis true, though I've seen it missed before
[19:20:23] <Fnord666> sure, it happens
[19:20:37] <Fnord666> nbd
[19:20:45] <chromas> If you're done with the Russia, I can second
[19:20:53] <Fnord666> yup
[19:20:55] <Fnord666> go for it
[19:21:14] <chromas> It'd be nifty if the software could tell when someone's done
[19:22:35] <Fnord666> It’s kinda a guessing game sometimes, that’s for sure
[19:23:05] <chromas> I think my spellcheck is trolling me
[19:23:09] <chromas> It doesn't know "decrypt"
[19:24:47] <chromas> Was there going to be an apr 1 poll?
[19:25:10] <Fnord666> lol re decrypt
[19:25:35] <chromas> It also said "walkies-talkie" was better than "walkie-talkie"
[19:25:51] <Fnord666> I know someone had mentioned doing the toilet paper roll one but I have not posted a poll before
[19:26:33] <chromas> Yeah. I did the current poll and wasn't sure if I should just do that since I didn't really ask last time.
[19:32:08] <Fnord666> loving the comments on the current poll, especially from TNB
[19:32:11] <Fnord666> TMB
[19:42:22] <chromas> I constructed a poll, https://soylentnews.org
[19:42:22] <upstart> ^ 03SoylentNews Poll | Which way do you hang your ...
[19:42:24] <exec> └─ 13SoylentNews Poll | Which way do you hang your ...
[19:42:33] <chromas> It's set to slightly in the future and hidden in case anyone has objections
[19:43:37] <Fnord666> k
[19:44:37] <Fnord666> it looks good.
[19:45:47] <chromas> Figured I should get at least a second opinion so I'm not going rogue :) I don't think there's anyone in charge of polls, really
[19:48:36] <chromas> Then again, apr 1's almost done in utc
[19:48:51] <Fnord666> yeah, that was just a miss
[19:49:22] <Fnord666> how long has the current poll been up?
[19:49:33] <chromas> Since March 2
[19:49:47] <Fnord666> time for a new one!
[19:49:53] * chromas enables
[19:50:01] <Fnord666> Let them wonder if it’s left over from 4/1
[19:50:28] <Fnord666> BTW done posting the UN blacklist story
[19:51:19] <chromas> k
[19:51:35] <chromas> I'll also accept and hide the related poll submission for credit
[19:53:00] <Fnord666> good idea
[19:53:40] <chromas> Hehe, I could leave it Display for double comments :D
[19:54:53] <Fnord666> #submit https://arstechnica.com
[19:54:54] <MrPlow> Submitting. There is a mandatory delay, please be patient.
[19:54:55] <exec> └─ 13Kepler caught strange supernova: Sudden surge, rapid decay | Ars Technica
[19:55:19] <MrPlow> Submission successful. https://soylentnews.org
[19:55:20] <upstart> ^ 03SoylentNews Submissions
[19:59:00] <chromas> Poll active; not on front page though
[20:13:41] <Fnord666> Gotta run. TTYL
[22:30:51] <Bytram> chromas: Fnord666: fyngyrz: We do not, atm, have an official 'poll person'... of late, I've kind of taken the lead by default -- good to see someone else taking up the mantle!
[22:36:58] * chromas creates a poll to decide the next poll person
[22:39:39] * Bytram things that chromas is just tr^H^Hpolling me
[23:01:41] <Bytram> #g movie last night
[23:01:42] <MrPlow> https://en.wikipedia.org(2010_film) - "Last Night is a 2010 drama romance film written and directed by Massy Tadjedin. It stars Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Eva Mendes, and Guillaume Canet. The film's official trailer was released on November 6, 2010. It was released both in theaters and video-on-demand on May 6, 2011 in the United States. The film ..."
[23:01:43] <upstart> ^ 03Last Night ( - Wikipedia