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Bbear  (Level: 159.3 - Posts: 2301)
Mon, 21st Sep '09 6:59 PM


Starting today six WPs in a row are written by two editors.

Come on, guys, share the road, eh? We have about six waiting.....

Bbear  (Level: 159.3 - Posts: 2301)
Mon, 21st Sep '09 11:39 PM

Interesting that I got PMs from 6 different folks agreeing with me but not a peep from the general public. Are we scared of the editors?

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Mon, 21st Sep '09 11:42 PM

not scared. just thought that there hadn't been enough puzzles submitted

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Sploofizz (Editor)  
Tue, 22nd Sep '09 12:07 AM

My bad. I've been caught up in real life, but I promise to get some platipuzzles in the queue again soon.

Lodi  (Level: 95.9 - Posts: 2144)
Tue, 22nd Sep '09 1:36 AM

Of course people aren't scared of the editors. I really don't pay attention as to who is the author of a WP; editor or player. Especially because the editors are players and I don't see the difference between their WP's as editors or as themselves. Its still just a WP. Unless its a WP from Lynn and then I can't wait. I couldn't even tell you what the last 2 WP's were. But then, I don't write them and am not sitting & waiting for one of mine to come out either. I suppose then I would be pay a little more attention.

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Sploofloops (Editor)  
Tue, 22nd Sep '09 4:59 AM

I am sorry if it seemed like I was writing too many lately. A number of factors go into those puzzles reaching our queue and the list ended up being rather short about a week back, so we were simply trying keep it stocked. I am done for awhile and I am sure those that are out there are being reviewed. Of course we are all looking forward to more Platypets, too.

Sploofus Editor
Tue, 22nd Sep '09 5:50 AM

Well, I could say, let's turn this around. Each of the Editors have about 15 Platinum members as potential WP writers. Only two of mine are regular submitters. I would love to put my Plat's puzzles up; especially since I'm just not very good at writing them myself! But - yoo hoo - they just aren't writing them!!

And Lodi, a) I LOVE your new avatar, and b) I absolutely agree with you that Lynnm's Puzzles are my favorite too. I get very excited when I see one coming up.

Daveguth  (Level: 250.0 - Posts: 1636)
Tue, 22nd Sep '09 11:14 AM

Just my two cents, but I can never get enough of Sploofanini's WPs. Don't slow down too much Mr. or Ms. Nini!

That's not taking anything away from Lynn, or for that matter, Barry, Gary, Al, and all of the other great Platipuzzlers.

Alvandy  (Level: 225.5 - Posts: 7525)
Tue, 22nd Sep '09 11:37 AM

As my eye heals and I regain my vision, I should be more active as a w.p. contributor again.
The next one that has my involvement will be a collaborative effort.

suggestion: for those "plats" who hesitate to construct a puzzle, consider a joint collaboration with another player.

P.S.- to my editor- If I learned to count better, my puzzles might be edited and queued up quicker. My puzzles tend to have a diarrhea of information and a constipation of facts.

Didb72  (Level: 206.0 - Posts: 243)
Tue, 22nd Sep '09 12:07 PM

Personally, I don't have always time and energy for writing up a WP, I still work. However, at every opportunity I give it a go.
PS: I have just asked a sploofus friends for a writing collaboration.

Susyq  (Level: 49.9 - Posts: 112)
Tue, 22nd Sep '09 7:27 PM

Forgive me if my ignorance is showing, but if there is such a dearth of WP writers, why is this task limited to Platinum members? From what I've seen, many of the most prolific contributors to this site overall are Gold members. I guess I had assumed that the restriction to Platinum for WPs was to hold the flood in check.

Sploofus Editor
Tue, 22nd Sep '09 9:21 PM

The restriction to Platinum is, frankly, to get other players to Ante up and join the Platinum ranks; also to thank the Platinum folk for their dedication to the site. Platinum membership was instituted back about 3 years ago, I think. The purpose was to help pay the cost of the servers, and all the hardware necessary to run the site.

Inviting Platinum members to write WPs is not to take the burden off the Editors' shoulders. It is a perk of Platinum membership, and we know that some current Plats joined the Platinum ranks just so that they would be able to write WPs.

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