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#466074 - Mon Apr 06 2009 07:58 AM Becoming an editor - Part 2 Warning, contains 'silliness'
Ruffle3 Offline
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What are the qualifications to become an editor?

Ruffle3

Original thread split at this point so there are some references to posts which obviously no longer apply. The question asked in this post was answered earlier in the thread before the splitting. - sue943


Edited by sue943 (Fri Apr 10 2009 05:27 AM)

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#466075 - Mon Apr 06 2009 08:43 AM Re: Becoming an editor
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Please have a look at the thread that is mentioned in the second post in this topic.
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#466076 - Mon Apr 06 2009 10:47 AM Re: Becoming an editor
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I would also like to become an editor, how to I apply?

Thanks

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#466077 - Mon Apr 06 2009 10:53 AM Re: Becoming an editor
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I would also like to become an editor, how to I apply?

Thanks



Step 1: Read all discussion threads in toto before posting yourself.

Step 2: Look up all unfamiliar Latin terms before asking the forum what they mean.
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#466078 - Mon Apr 06 2009 11:23 AM Re: Becoming an editor
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What's with all the one-post two-post editor-wannabes?

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#466079 - Mon Apr 06 2009 11:26 AM Re: Becoming an editor
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Took the words right out of my nouth, mike32768!
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#466080 - Mon Apr 06 2009 11:29 AM Re: Becoming an editor
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Also, creating multiple accounts is not the best way forward on this site, I thought I would throw that one in the mix.
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#466081 - Mon Apr 06 2009 11:38 AM Re: Becoming an editor
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What's with all the one-post two-post editor-wannabes?




I was going to say that, but felt it was too harsh. Though I will add that (from what I can tell), being an editor is quite a commitment, and is probably something that a lot of us cannot handle. Look at crisw, for example. Crisw is a mod here, the SOLE EDITOR in sci/tech and animals, and I think crisw does brain teasers as well? That sounds like it could be fun in it's own way, but not a job I'd apply for without careful consideration.
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#466082 - Mon Apr 06 2009 11:39 AM Re: Becoming an editor
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crisw is also a site administrator.
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#466083 - Tue Apr 07 2009 11:28 AM Re: Becoming an editor
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That sounds like it could be fun in it's own way, but not a job I'd apply for without careful consideration.





It's a blast- but also a lot of work! Usually it's close to an hour a day- and i am behind right now! But thanks very much for the kudos :>)
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#466084 - Tue Apr 07 2009 02:58 PM Re: Becoming an editor
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Quote:

That sounds like it could be fun in it's own way, but not a job I'd apply for without careful consideration.





It's a blast- but also a lot of work! Usually it's close to an hour a day- and i am behind right now! But thanks very much for the kudos :>)




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#466085 - Wed Apr 08 2009 09:35 AM Re: Becoming an editor
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I think a good job to create would be a spelling editor. I see in almost every hourly/daily type of quiz, at least one (usually minor, admittedly) spelling mistake (or actual typo). I sometimes send the author a note, other times not.

I understand the questions are cached in a separate database from the actual author's quiz, so I know that getting the spelling problem "fixed" (in the actual quiz) will not affect the question in the hourlies or dailies (my favorite part of FT) for quite a while (until Terry regenerates the database).

Creating that kind of position might be more trouble than it's worth - just an idea.

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#466086 - Wed Apr 08 2009 02:58 PM Re: Becoming an editor
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Most of the editors already use Firefox (which spell-checks automatically), programs like ieSpell (that spell-check in the browser) or copy/paste the quizzes already into a spell-check program.

To me/in my opinion, creating one editor specifically to spell-check all of the quizzes would take longer than what we take already as we have many quizzes go online each day.
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#466087 - Wed Apr 08 2009 03:53 PM Re: Becoming an editor
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I wood like to becom an edator becase i think that I can help funTriva. Wear do I applie?
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#466088 - Wed Apr 08 2009 04:34 PM Re: Becoming an editor
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I wood like to becom an edator becase i think that I can help funTriva. Wear do I applie?




That's one of the best imitations I've ever seen....

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#466089 - Wed Apr 08 2009 05:42 PM Re: Becoming an editor
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Imitations? That was paraphrasing...
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#466090 - Wed Apr 08 2009 05:50 PM Re: Becoming an editor
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Imatatoines of what? I think that I wood be a good edator in the sight. I knoe moveys, celebritys, historie, and hobbyes. Wear do I applie? I can do a grate job!!!!
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#466091 - Wed Apr 08 2009 06:23 PM Re: Becoming an editor
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Imatatoines of what? I think that I wood be a good edator in the sight. I knoe moveys, celebritys, historie, and hobbyes. Wear do I applie? I can do a grate job!!!!




I guess I should say that your punctuation is impeccable.
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#466092 - Wed Apr 08 2009 09:12 PM Re: Becoming an editor
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Quote:

Quote:
Imatatoines of what? I think that I wood be a good edator in the sight. I knoe moveys, celebritys, historie, and hobbyes. Wear do I applie? I can do a grate job!!!!




I guess I should say that your punctuation is impeccable.




Lord, my sides hurt. This is too funny... though a bit sad.
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#466093 - Thu Apr 09 2009 03:45 AM Re: Becoming an editor
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Imatatoines of what? I think that I wood be a good edator in the sight. I knoe moveys, celebritys, historie, and hobbyes. Wear do I applie? I can do a grate job!!!!




I guess I should say that your punctuation is impeccable.




Sorry, multiple exclamation marks are not permitted.
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#466094 - Thu Apr 09 2009 06:30 AM Re: Becoming an editor
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It's funny that multiple exclamation marks are permitted (though not tolerated) on these boards but not on the team message boards.

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#466095 - Thu Apr 09 2009 08:32 AM Re: Becoming an editor
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It's funny that multiple exclamation marks are permitted (though not tolerated) on these boards but not on the team message boards.

Sue




Terry wrote the software for the chat boards, and in fact for the whole of the main site, however the forum software is a commercial one which is why you need the two registrations, there is some linkage between the two areas but not a lot.

We could block multiples here in the same way as we block profanity but we need to put in so many combinations it wouldn't be viable.
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#466096 - Thu Apr 09 2009 09:04 AM Re: Becoming an editor
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Definately.
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#466097 - Thu Apr 09 2009 11:33 AM Re: Becoming an editor
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Definately.




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#466098 - Thu Apr 09 2009 12:00 PM Re: Becoming an editor
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I agree, Sue, she definitely should...
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