Board Business, January 16th, 2014

(posted by chris the cynic)

Irregular Business

I need to stop doing these late.  Ditto for decon round ups.  It’s not that yesterday night or today morning makes a big difference in terms of this post, it’s just today morning (as well as Saturday morning which is where decon round ups en up if late) is supposed to be reserved for Articles/Open Threads.

Lately we’ve been having one a week which means, using this week as an example, if you’re not interested in talking about games (which based on participation most here aren’t), and you’ve not got writing type stuff to talk about (which, based on participation most didn’t this week) then you don’t have much you can talk about.  (With the obvious exception that it’s totally acceptable to go off topic in an open thread since the topic is a suggestion, not a restriction.  They’re called open for a reason.)

I mean the decon round up is open to talk about or respond to any deconstruction in particular or deconstructions in general, and the weekend post is open to talking about anything linked to or mentioned in it as well as anything that should have been linked to or mentioned in it, but they both generally go commentless.

So the things to talk about threads are getting severely cut down on by me not getting the afternoon/evening posts done until the next morning.

I’ll be trying not to be late with this stuff in the future.

Regular Business

There is no submission deadline for articles and open thread suggestions.  Send them any time.

The Submission Deadline for the weekend post is 20:00 (8PM) US Eastern Time Saturday.

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.

Deadlines
Again, none for articles and open thread suggestions, 20:00 (8 PM) US Eastern Time Saturday for the Weekend post.  Also, if there’s a deconstruction you feel should be in the roundup, you can suggest that at any time.
In case the links don’t work: the group email is SlacktiverseAuthors (at) gmail (dot) com.
It is perfectly acceptable to use this as an open thread, should you so desire.
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