URGENTLY NEED a News Editor

  • ng
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Posted: Sun, 19/10/2008 - 10:03

Need someone to make summary entries for news items elsewhere so that these can all be found in one place rather than spread around the site. Easy work, but needs someone who's active here and keeps up to date with events and postings.

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News editors --- news categories

  • ng
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  • Sun, 19/10/2008 - 17:55

Thanks for the contribution so far, we're starting to make progress. I can see that you all recognise that there is a need for this. I will set up a News Editors Group shortly, but for now, discussion can continue here.

For those that haven't used Google Alerts, try it - it will do a lot of the hard work for you.

As manu_fr points out, items should be categorised, some possible categories I can think of include:

  • Isle of Man
  • Kaupthing
  • Iceland

Like any good "filing system" the key here is to have categories which are neither too broad or too narrow. The objective is to be able to search and filter by category.

More ideas?


News editor

  • C_south_africa
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  • Sun, 19/10/2008 - 10:52

Is there anything I can do to help? I am willing to help but I am not monitoring continually during the day.


News Editor

  • podather
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  • Sun, 19/10/2008 - 12:23

I am on this site all day every day and have already trawled the web and posted half a dozen or more news items
I am happy to collate these into one place if the position is still vacant

thanks

Podather


News editor role

  • ng
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  • Sun, 19/10/2008 - 16:35

We can have more than one, could be good. Don't just trawl other sites though - use Google Alerts - or maybe RSS - let me know if you need more info on these.

I will provide an easy and fast interface for posting links to news, so the additional workload on you should be small. The big issue is the historic posts - they will need to be found and re-posted.


News editor - ng - message for

  • C_south_africa
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  • Mon, 20/10/2008 - 20:32

This message is for ng. I have tried to keep up with the net articles today from Google Alert, and post them on this website and to see how much work it is, but there seem to be many others doing the same thing, and perhaps to get good coverage of news items this is the best bet. I don't want to clog up the site.with my postings - I see that a specific Forum has been opened by a person. There were also others who wanted to help. I am not sure where we left this topic, but I do think that a page where it is not possible to post a reply should be opened to enable users to cast an eye down a list.


News postings

  • ng
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  • Mon, 20/10/2008 - 20:36

I agree, it's on my to-do list after server-upgrade.


News editor

  • C_south_africa
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  • Sun, 19/10/2008 - 17:13

I can do the historical posts, but it will take me a little while as I would have to locate each page and paste to word etc.... (Please see my message below re searching using http, and what I did the other day... see here ... http://www.ksfiomdepositors.netgenius.co.uk/?q=node/27&page=2
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Is that the sort of thing you have in mind? It helps to know who posted and on what forum don't you think, then someone can choose a topic they like and see the information that surrounded it at that time?

The only difficulty is where a reply is posted after you have completed taking the information from the page......... a reply could go to Page 2 and one has already completed that......... its the ongoing problem as I see it.

Would there be a separate section for each of these tasks......... New for the day and Historical? Would there be a Topic for each date (GMT)?

Perhaps the others should do the Google alerts etc? I can continue on an ongoing basis to scour the site for http links that users have posted and update regularly. In that way we can all contribute and I can keep my mind on my job!


News database

  • ng
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  • Tue, 21/10/2008 - 04:15

The new system is set up and ready to roll.. please see Site News for details.


News editor

  • ng
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  • Sun, 19/10/2008 - 10:57

Continual monitoring may not be necessary, so long as you now how to use the search facility here. You can also set up Google Alerts to alert you of worldwide news concerning our topics (Kaupthing, Iceland, Isle of Man, etc.)

I am going to create a facility on the site for news items to be posted as such, rather than as comments. This will quickly allow people to create links to news, videos etc. elsewhere, and will allow a summary view, searching, etc. But, we will have to go back through the site and find all previous posts and move them into the new area... that will be quite a lot of work, though not as bad as it sounds because news postings are usually links, so usually contain the text http: in them - by searching for that, you see all links.

What do you think? Do you want to get involved?


News editor

  • C_south_africa
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  • Sun, 19/10/2008 - 16:02

Hello
The http link on the search is not quite as it seems, unless you have a more thorough way of using it. I have quickly, as a test, searched the site using ... http ... and put the pages of results into a Word document, expecting hundreds and hundreds of links. However the http search seems to lead to a thread (??? not too clued up here) and not to each and every mention of a website.

What I did yesterday was copy and paste the latest 5 or 6 pages from the General Discussion into Word and then visually took out the "conversation" leaving the user name, date etc and http address.

This seems to me to be the best idea to catch up historically on what has been posted, but will take some time, and of course what is Page 1 on the General Discussion Forum changes to Page 2 as the day progresses, and so on .. so you have to be pretty smart and keep up.

Am I missing something?


News Forum' Clip and Paste

  • VikingRaider
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  • Sun, 19/10/2008 - 12:29

Dad's Army volunteer ready to go -- arthritis permitting. If I browse the forum for news items and paste them in the new forum over the next few days, you could come back later and delete the corresponding items in other fora at a later date.


News items categorisation?

  • manu_fr
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  • Sun, 19/10/2008 - 12:18

It would be useful if you could setup a category structure for the news items maybe?

Geographical (UK, IOM, Europe, US, etc... )
Local / National news ?


News categories

  • ng
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  • Sun, 19/10/2008 - 16:38

I agree - please give me the complete list of categories and I will set it up that way.


News editor

  • C_south_africa
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  • Sun, 19/10/2008 - 11:19

Hello, yes I thought of this idea and went looking through the general discussion page and picked up a lot of news items for the 16th (only) and posted my own comment containing an abbreviated list of the links people on the site had posted, alongside the date and time and user name (as shown)

Then I realised that when people posted a reply, I couldn't edit it, and so add to the list as I went along, as I had hoped.

I had thought it would be a good idea to have one list which showed the http links per day. Sure I'd like to help, but I do work in a job during the day, Monday to Wednesday particularly busy.

Yes, I can use a Search facility, and yes I have used Google alerts before. As long as I don't have to read each item, and its a question of "lifting" them off at intervals, in an "automaton" process, and copying and pasting.