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maurlin
Maurlin  (Level: 213.5 - Posts: 2672)
Sat, 5th Apr '08 7:17 AM

IF I WERE AN EDITOR I WOULD...

Any thought about things you would do if you were an Editor?

If I were an Editor I would make some kind of comment to each quiz writer whose quiz I ok'd to go live in addition to the standard thank you.

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Sat, 5th Apr '08 8:01 AM

I would have the ethics not to be both a player and an editor, but that's just me. I'd rather be a player.

elaine0602
Elaine0602  (Level: 50.3 - Posts: 111)
Sat, 5th Apr '08 8:41 AM

As I read the threads it sounds like it's sometimes a dirty, time consuming and thankless job but somebody's got to do it. Thank you to all the editors that are willing to hang in there so that we can escape the real world for awhile and have FUN on this wonderful island .....even if I'm allowed on 2.0 yet.

elaine0602
Elaine0602  (Level: 50.3 - Posts: 111)
Sat, 5th Apr '08 8:42 AM

I meant NOT allowed...sorry

okuome1
Okuome1  (Level: 33.0 - Posts: 89)
Sat, 5th Apr '08 8:52 AM

What Elaine said


tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 205.1 - Posts: 4199)
Sat, 5th Apr '08 9:02 AM

Indeed, thank you to all the editors for their service to us and to Sploofus. Even if they were paid, they'd still deserve our thanks, but I think especially since they're volunteers. Also, personally, I have no problem with an editor being a player as well.

-- Geri

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sat, 5th Apr '08 9:49 AM

If I were an editor, I'd have a huge problem being as nice as the real editors are. Anybody who whined would be put in Sploofus quarantine for a week, with increasing increments for every whine thereafter. Yep, I'd be Sploofussoupnazi.

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Sat, 5th Apr '08 12:00 PM

Demand health care benefits (pounds fist on table!), negotiate better stock options and matching 401K, yearly bonus, and time-share cruising on the Sploofus yacht!!!

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Sat, 5th Apr '08 12:14 PM


....get breast implants.

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.6 - Posts: 5316)
Sat, 5th Apr '08 12:16 PM

Well, Smaug, I'm glad to see you demanded something you could REALLY use.

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Sat, 5th Apr '08 12:47 PM


I swear, I'd just want to be by myself, I'd never leave the house. I don't know how you women get anything done.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Sat, 5th Apr '08 1:00 PM

I wouldn't be any different than I am now. Why would I be? Maybe that's some of the problems that some players have with certain editors. If they have an unaccommodating personality as a player, it will manifest exponentially if given some power over other players. Which we have seen. But there are a lot of editors who are really great, and if we were to find out who they are as players, we would probably say "Oh, that figures - I LOVE that player!" On the other hand, if we were to find out some of the others, we might be saying "THAT GUY???? THAT GUY IS A TOTAL JERK!"

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Sat, 5th Apr '08 1:33 PM

My editor name will be Sploofuandthehorseurodeinon! (checking the Weather Channel now, to see if Hades has frozen over).

lancaster
Lancaster  (Level: 228.1 - Posts: 176)
Sat, 5th Apr '08 3:49 PM

My feelings are about the same as Jank0614. I hope I would be as helpful as some editors are in what is too often a thankless job.

mplaw51
Mplaw51  (Level: 179.8 - Posts: 1582)
Sat, 5th Apr '08 5:03 PM

Why volunteer if you can't play anymore? It's not a question of ethics, sploofus is fun, isn't that what draws us here? Pointless to become part of what may be drudgery and not be able to enjoy the site for what it was intended.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sat, 5th Apr '08 5:36 PM

To quote the Fonz, "exactimundo." (Come on, he couldn't spell it either!)

allena
Allena  (Level: 256.0 - Posts: 1393)
Sat, 5th Apr '08 6:52 PM

Run for Omsbudsman ... a disparately needed function.

papermanbill
Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1313)
Sat, 5th Apr '08 7:04 PM

Ever have a boss and you made more money than they did, I did. I think of that old boss when I say snooker is not a sport.
Same thought, same result.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Sat, 5th Apr '08 8:13 PM

That's a really good idea, Jim. Or a Player Advisory Committee. I know one would think that's what the Editors would be but I feel once you cross over to Editorland, you might not look at things quite the same as you did when you were a player.

Years ago, I dated this guy who was fun, happy go lucky, pushed things right to the edge. Then he decided to be a cop. Once he did, that other guy was gone. He used to glare at people for doing the things that we used to do and laugh. He developed an "Us vs. Them" attitude and I quickly grew bored with him. I can't remember if the deciding factor was him bragging about arresting his own uncle or leaving Thanksgiving dinner because he saw a couple of "dirtbags" on the drive to my sister's house, or when he did a stake out and drug raid on a family's home and was bragging about them hiding a heroin-like substance in the bottom of a kid's blow up punching toy, which he had to slice open with his knife. I said "That's SAND, you idiot!" Results came back from the lab - it was sand.

Anyway, my point was I hope there is not an "Us vs. Them" attitude that develops with being an editor and if so, perhaps an advisory committee is in order. A group of players who can serve to make suggestions or act as ombudsmen, but without any editorial authority. And if something like that is created, it would have to include people who can be brutally honest without worrying about stepping on someone else's toes or having to feel overly gracious and overly cautious because Justin made them an editor.

Just wish I knew someone like that.

maurlin
Maurlin  (Level: 213.5 - Posts: 2672)
Sat, 5th Apr '08 9:20 PM

Isn't that pretty much what we all do in chat? We all make suggestions, have no authority and are brutally honest. We certainly don't worry about stepping on someone else's toes or feel overly gracious and overly cautious, since Justin hasn't made us anything.

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Sat, 5th Apr '08 9:40 PM


wait a minute...

Easy told me that story before, only the guy she was dating was her cousin.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Sat, 5th Apr '08 9:50 PM

The discussions I envisioned would not be held in the public eye. And as far as I know, nothing said here is taken in an advisory manner, but rather seen as bitching or whining. Which in Smaug's case, is true. But not for everyone. On the rare occasion, I will actually get an editor to send me a PM and discuss a post I made, and I really enjoy that interaction where we can speak frankly, outside of the public forum. On almost every occasion, I have been satisfied with the results of those discussions.

allena
Allena  (Level: 256.0 - Posts: 1393)
Sat, 5th Apr '08 10:53 PM

Lodi, are you sure it wasn't because you couldn't get him to handcuff you?

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Sat, 5th Apr '08 11:16 PM

As if.

joee
Joee  (Level: 156.4 - Posts: 255)
Sun, 6th Apr '08 1:07 AM

... take a good look at editor's awards. I've taken some quizzes that have been extremely clever, well written, funny, enjoyable and have that special something but haven't received an award. Why? Probably because they didn't teach me anything.


felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Sun, 6th Apr '08 9:30 AM

EA's are mostly editors awarding other editors. It's really too subjective to have much meaning anyway. Again, I'll relate by saying that I have won the 'Most Handsome Felix on Sploofus' award for several years running now. This award and $4 entitles me to a cup of java.

flcyclist
Flcyclist  (Level: 124.7 - Posts: 691)
Sun, 6th Apr '08 10:00 AM

I didn't even realize (being fairly new at this) that you COULD be a player AND an editor! Boy, what work those people do! Who'd want to do all that, anyway! Although I'm sure glad some people do! If I were an editor, I think I'd give out more EA's because some of these quizzes people come up with are so darn good!!! Keep up the good work, everyone!

flcyclist
Flcyclist  (Level: 124.7 - Posts: 691)
Sun, 6th Apr '08 10:03 AM

What is a Felix Award? And I've gotten a couple of EAs but I'm not an editor.

papermanbill
Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1313)
Sun, 6th Apr '08 10:51 AM

This is not a joke or barb at Sploofus hierarchy. I think you need more editors or whoever approves quizzes. Kerblunk is our new fun game and I've submitted a few quizzes that are online. I have received some positive response on them and I have written three more. Only problem is, they are held up for approval (almost three days). I talked to a fellow writer and she said the same thing. I'll be patient, thanks.

joee
Joee  (Level: 156.4 - Posts: 255)
Sun, 6th Apr '08 11:00 PM

I think "things" are very slow at the moment generally for some reason. Two out of three of the last quizzes I submitted had 145 quizzes ahead of them and the other was over 100. I haven't seen it this busy in the 6 months that I have been playing here. Maybe the new "stuff" just adds to the work load of the editors.

Sploofus Editor
(Editor)  
Sun, 6th Apr '08 11:14 PM

Thanks for being patient. Our workload has indeed increased dramatically with the arrival of the new games. But Justin has us chained to our desks, and we are chugging things out just as fast as we can.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Mon, 7th Apr '08 5:54 AM

I agree about needing more editors. It seems like it might be less stressful on players and present editors alike if you used an equation of one editor per X number of members, especially since there are new players joining every day, even though some are more active than others. Reading posts like these about the huge queues might be holding some back from even wanting to create quizzes, etc.

papermanbill
Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1313)
Mon, 7th Apr '08 6:39 AM

Jank, One thing about getting approval, they do want everything to be correct.

Sploofus Editor
Sploofizz (Editor)  
Mon, 7th Apr '08 9:19 AM

The quiz queue has at times been up to 200 in the past, but we always manage to get it down within a few days. Right now it's still under 100 (if you see a higher number, remember that includes the CQs on hold and the "owned" quizzes that are being reworked).

While we all waited for 2.0, the editors were such a well-oiled machine that you all got spoiled by the quick turn-around! Quizzes (and Ker-Blunks and Trivia Squares) are all moving through the system at a normal pace.

But we do indeed have a plan of one editor for every x-number of players! However, we feel that during this process of Beta Testing is NOT a good time to bring newbies into the workroom.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Mon, 7th Apr '08 12:14 PM

Oh, yeah, I just meant later - not now. Good grief - you guys have too much to do and keep up with already. We (read I) understand that.


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