Board Business, January 6th, 2016

(posted by chris the cynic)

Irregular Business

Katherine is writing a version of the fourth Harry Potter book from Hermione’s perspective, inspired in part an article that apparently came from a much nicer universe but somehow ended up in this one courtesy of Sady Doyle, and is looking for a place to host it.  Along with installments of the work there would be mini-deconstructiony (deconstructionish? deconstructionesque?) reasons why that section of the original book called for a different perspective.

Where does the irregular business come in?  I suggested that it could be hosted here, but that’s not actually my call.  Community blog and all that.  So, what think you?

Regular Business

There is no submission deadline for articles, open thread suggestions and writing prompt 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 weekend 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

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Things You Can Do

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Deadlines
Again, none for articles, open thread suggestions and writing prompts.
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.
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It is perfectly acceptable to use this as an open thread, should you so desire.
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9 thoughts on “Board Business, January 6th, 2016

  1. christhecynic January 6, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    So, for the record:

    First:
    I totally approve of this because:
    1 It’s not like we’re using much of the blog. Right now Silver’s once weekly Pern post is the vast majority of content.
    2 Since it comes from a kind of social justicy place, it does fit with the articles we once hosted here. If anyone remembers way back when we had articles.

    Second:
    The policy I sort of unilaterally adopted ages ago to deal with the fact that a lot of board business questions didn’t get much response is this: if no one speaks out against a proposal, the proposal passes.

    It’s a bit like the idea of unanimous consent except it isn’t predicated on the idea that there’s no need for discussion. Since it isn’t predicated on that, discussion doesn’t force a more involved process unless the discussion specifically includes people saying they don’t approve of the proposal.

  2. anamardoll January 6, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    I approve of the hosting, but I’m hardly unbiased, ha! 😉

  3. depizan January 6, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Um, sure?

    (Am I supposed to be voting on this?)

  4. Beth January 6, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Yes, please. *re-lurks*

  5. Gehayi January 7, 2016 at 12:02 am

    I’m the newbie here, but I think it sounds like a great idea.

  6. Silver Adept January 7, 2016 at 1:01 am

    I would appreciate having other content on the blog, and perhaps the new content will also bring in new faces who can interact and that may hopefully eventually become contributors themselves. It may be the ultra optimist result, but I do think it’s one worth striving for.

  7. Firedrake January 7, 2016 at 11:17 am

    I have no objection; I’m not much of an HP fan, but as Fred has demonstrated one doesn’t need to be a fan of something to enjoy a skilled deconstruction of it.

  8. lonespark42 January 7, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Content = YAY!

  9. Shannon January 9, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    I definitely approve of it. I’ll keep thinking of posts that may be appropriate to post here – I usually don’t write much that is so outside the scope of my own blog that this is a better place for it.

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