Board Business, January 24th

(posted by chris the cynic)

Irregular Business

It is still the case that Lonespark is trying to organize a New England Slacktivite meet up, this time with more advanced notice (so for March), and doing so in the thread that exists for that topic. (If you have a New England Slacktivite meet up you’d like to recommend/try to arrange, that also belongs in that thread.) And Firedrake has set up a thread for anyone in the UK who might be interested in a meetup to try to arrange one.

If anyone not in those two small portions of the world is interested in a meet up, I encourage you to start a thread of your own on the forums.

At some point I’m probably just going to have to move these things to regular business.

Regular Business

Tomorrow is Deconstruction Friday

Submissions for the weekend post have traditionally been due by 20:00 GMT Saturday but some thought it was later and some have expressed that later would be better.  We could set that deadline back by hours (say 20:00 EST for example) and it wouldn’t bother me (the person who usually does the post) in the least because we reserve the entire day Sunday just for the purpose of letting people see the weekend post so I have no problem posting it later rather than sooner and in fact prefer to.  The only reason that there needs to be a deadline at all is so that I can know that all the submissions for the week are in when I get to work compiling them.  So the deadline is more so that you don’t get left out on account of me starting too soon, than anything to help me.

Thus I ask, what deadline would you like?

Anyone who has submissions for the weekend post should send them in.  Some people wonder if they really deserve to be in the post.  The answer to that is always the same: You do.  So try not to be afraid and do try to send in submissions if you have them.

The sections of the post are as follows:

The Blogaround

Any denizen of the Slacktiverse who has posted an article to their own website since they last submitted to a weekend post is invited, enticed, and cajoled to send a short summary of that article along with its permalink to the group email. That summary and link will be included in the next weekend blogaround. This will help to keep members of our community aware of the many excellent websites hosted by other members.

Remember, this is since you last submitted to a weekend post, not since the last weekend post. For example, if the last time you submitted was a month ago, everything you wrote since then is fair game.

In Case You Missed This

Readers of The Slacktiverse can send short summaries of, and permalinks to, articles that they feel might be of interest to other readers.  These should be sent, as you might expect, to the group email.

Things You Can Do

Anyone who knows of a worthy cause or important petition should send a short description of the petition/cause along with its url to the group email.

Please email all submissions to said group email address (SlacktiverseAuthors at gmail dot com). The deadline this week is … uncertain.  Traditionally 2000 GMT on Saturday but if you’ve got a deadline you think is better, please discuss that in the comments to this post.

Urgent or time-sensitive announcements will be posted immediately rather than being held for the next regular Weekend Post.  But you’ll have to tell me they’re urgent or time sensitive because it’s liable to go right over my head if you don’t.

As usual this can be considered a completely open thread if you feel the need for one, except that, you know, deadline conversation (if there is any) would go here too.

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