News - sub-editing and tagging

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Oct 12 2006 15:20
News - sub-editing and tagging

thread for what editors are editing news articles for and why, so contributors can comment + see what's being done, and to help people get a feel for how tagging is used.

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Oct 12 2006 15:24

peru article

great article, but few things:
title - only proper nouns caps
sector - it's energy
tags - we decided we didn't want protests - already has demos, so deleted, demos is less important than occupations here, so deleted too. added key tag environment.

otherwise ace!

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Oct 12 2006 15:24

i just edited the peru news article for a typo (toxic for toxi)

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Oct 13 2006 15:28

nicaragua abortion story -
a - it's fucked up
b - nica is in north america!
c - CAPITALS in title

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Oct 13 2006 15:49

swissport - great story
- airports is all transport tag - other transport sub tags are rail, roads, shipping, docks
- exploitation is too vague, deleted
- added stansted cos have content already and airport stuff likely to continue to have lots of news...
- capitals in title

you know how to add pics Sorry? just find a good pic using google image or somethin (not BBC or AP or too copyrighted tho), save to your PC, then click Browse in img thing. it auto-resizes it for you.

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Oct 13 2006 15:54

PCS -
- unions we use tags, they're not counted as groups
- work to rule + on-the-job action tags added

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Oct 13 2006 16:06

thanks for sorting them out John, reckon I can register all that for next time.

the Nicaragua story was fucked up, can't imagine the mindset that reacts to a 9 yr old girl's rape/abortion like that.

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Oct 13 2006 16:35

how's the council housing one? btw, if anyone can think of a way of upping the amount of content from participants on that, it'd be good.

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Oct 13 2006 16:37

yup that's great, looks like you've got the hang of it!

i just added general tag "housing" as well, but meh, tagging's pretty subjective, there's no 100% right way. nice one cool

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Oct 13 2006 17:17

one more thing.

Generally if we get more than 3-4 articles on one day, we try to delay publishing the rest until the next morning/afternoon (or later that evening etc. etc.) - that way it keeps news ticking over every few hours, rather than all at once then nothing for a day or two. Obviously scoops/uptotheminute stuff doesn't count for that.

You should see scheduling options on the submissions form - if you don't, or it's not obvious how it works, then let us know and we'll sort it out.

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Oct 13 2006 18:52

ok, will bear in mind.

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Oct 13 2006 23:34

i've tried using that, not been able to get it to work...

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Oct 14 2006 07:40

works fine for me. You just have to copy the date, and then modify it for the "publish on" bit.

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Oct 14 2006 14:15

oaxaca piece - v cool.
we use uprisings tag so swapped for insurrection.
edited intro to say popular assembly rather than acronym.

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Oct 14 2006 14:16

added "military and law enforcement tag".

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Oct 14 2006 15:11

hmm yeah i wasn't sure about that... have been using more "repression" tag for stuff like that, military etc. more about stuff about workers in the sector (mutinies etc.)

joseph - we have NHS stuff under health not public sector; in lots of places healthcare's not in the public sector! like here soon...

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Oct 14 2006 15:57

oops, i didn't see the category, despite knowing it was there :?

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Oct 16 2006 08:21

catch - changed raytheon to manufacturing not military, cos they're not in the military...

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Oct 16 2006 08:28

OK cool, I couldn't find anything for defense/arms industry so made a tag in the end, put it in military before I did that.

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Oct 16 2006 10:01

hmmm weird, cos there is arms industry tag already:
http://libcom.org/tags/arms-industry

but yours has created new one :?
http://libcom.org/tags/arms-industry-0

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Oct 16 2006 12:46
John. wrote:
hmmm weird, cos there is arms industry tag already:
http://libcom.org/tags/arms-industry

but yours has created new one :?
http://libcom.org/tags/arms-industry-0

i see what happened, was old tags "arms" which i deleted industry from. have brought it back tho.

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Oct 16 2006 22:23

john posting -
rkn deleted military cos is duplicate tag
- added mutinies catch-all for non-obeying of orders, and refuseniks, added picture
- shortened intro to less than 3 lines.

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Oct 19 2006 11:07

rkn, swapped education for schools, cos already edu+learning sector.

will remove repression too cos it wasn't that bad...

also was there a reason it was left in moderate? for others to check it?

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Oct 19 2006 23:07

ret - swapped deaf for disability cos we have stuff already
catch - added refuse collection

news looking v good recently!!

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Oct 21 2006 17:09

oaxaca
- caps in headline
- 9 -> nine

great to see news stories followed up on!

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Oct 26 2006 03:04

pingtiao - cool shell story.

swapped tags occupations for community cos more descriptive, also removed tag AP - we don't tag the author if it's a press agency we've plagiarised!

added tag Shell cos they're a big company we have a bunch of stuff about. Otherwise neat.

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Oct 26 2006 03:08

Sorry - bunch of cool stories but Capitalisation In Titles.

zobag - Workplace activity was for library 1st person accounts of stuff they've done at work, not news stories about strikes, etc. News is looking awesome by the way - good work everyone cool

think it will take a little while before views catch up with increased frequency of updates but it'll happen...

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Oct 26 2006 15:00
John. wrote:
pingtiao - cool shell story.

swapped tags occupations for community cos more descriptive, also removed tag AP - we don't tag the author if it's a press agency we've plagiarised!

There's an "AP" on the bottom as well...

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Oct 26 2006 15:30
John. wrote:
b - nica is in north america!

Shitbags. I just made that mistake too. Is there a way of acessing submitted but not yet published news? Cos then I can edit it, then edit my post here, and then no one will know I thought Nicaragua was in South America.

Workplace activity tagging - oops sorry won't do it again!

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Oct 26 2006 15:34
zobag wrote:
Shitbags. I just made that mistake too. Is there a way of acessing submitted but not yet published news?

admin >> content should do it.

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Oct 26 2006 15:36
John. wrote:
pingtiao - cool shell story.

swapped tags occupations for community cos more descriptive, also removed tag AP - we don't tag the author if it's a press agency we've plagiarised!

added tag Shell cos they're a big company we have a bunch of stuff about. Otherwise neat.

Cool- won't tag by agency again and will remove author at bottom- didn't know whether to create a shell tag as haven't submitted to the newswire before.