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Re: Do you see your Moderator's role as an editor, or more about regulating decorum.

Malkazoid ·
Thanks Emily. I'm interested in your observations on this, and as we start facing real situations with moderation, I'll be really keen to continue the conversation. I think it would be going too far to hold too many people's hands for too long, but when I speak of a diamond in the rough - I mean if there really is potential in a submission. If I moderate, and I get the sense that I'm reading something from someone who will be submitting class A materials just months from now with a little...
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Emily Barnett ·
That is interesting, what you say about not good for niche, creator & narrative to outright reject....I will ponder this...turn it over a bit. I come from formerly owning an art gallery with a very small roster.. rejection is something I was familiar with. I perfected how to do it kindly, in my own way. The elitism of the art world, where you sharpened the knife to whittle down to only the very best, compared with the previous social media world where curation is just a buzzword, and a...
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Do you see your Moderator's role as an editor, or more about regulating decorum.

Emily Barnett ·
I asked this question of @Michael Farris a few weeks back. Now I open the question to all the niche owners here. Myself I see the role as more of an editor. In fact I may even look to break the year out on some of my topics, into almost by-weekly sub-themes like magazines do ie: a fashion magazine that dedicates an entire issue to say denim (an actual example). I also see my moderator looking to curate the best content...rather than abundance of content, so we may have to adjust...
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Malkazoid ·
I DEFINITELY view the role of moderators for my niches, as an editor role. If a piece is a diamond in the rough, I'd expect my moderators to recognize this and point the creator in the right direction to polish it up and make it shine on the niche. I expect a significant portion of submissions will fall into this category, and losing them outright through a categorical rejection would be bad for the niche, bad for the creator, and bad for Narrative. I also expect the right kind of moderator...
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Bryan ·
I think it depends on the Niche. #captainObvious A Niche that treats/views itself as a more literary endeavor ought to set a high bar for publication. One that is more pedestrian, informal, colloquial, idiomatic... not so much. There will be Niches that are more about personal experiences, where an editor might "clean too well" the nuanced delivery and style of the creator. I think Owners and their respective Moderators should determine what level of moderation is appropriate to apply to...
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MichelleG ·
Put me down for "editor." Even in the niches more about personal experiences etc. and thus more (or completely) hands-offish with respect to editing for grammar/style, the "moderator" is still a content curator, helping recruit submissions and queuing them up for publication. In the print world, that is totally an editor.
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Emily Barnett ·
i thought that was a great suggestion!
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MichelleG ·
You may have noticed that I submitted a "content creators union news" niche.
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Bryan ·
Having been forced into mandatory membership of a teacher's union... I formally object to all unions! Death to unions! Boo unions! Though I might not be the most supportive of that particular solution, I appreciate the sentiment, and could support some sort of content creator resource.
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Madhanic ·
But why one or the other? why not both!? =D
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Bryan ·
Ha, why not both? Because then you get yourself into complicated legal scenarios like Possession of Marijuana. This is still a federal crime, but has been legalized in certain states. So, you can cross the border and "legally" (according to that state) purchase supplies. State law enforcement won't touch you (unless you're buying unregistered and unlicensed product), but the feds might/could. And, furthering the complication, you could return to your own state where it remains illegal...
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Formatting question: Hashtags?

Christina Gleason ·
Part of a series I'm working on is based on a Twitter hashtag. In the editor, the pound symbol is blue with a blue strikethrough over the text that follows. Is this what it's going to look like when published? Because that doesn't work for me, and I'm not sure what to do about it.
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Rosemary ·
I'm not getting that formatting when I type in a hashtag. Did you copy/paste from a document? If we can try to replicate the behavior, maybe we can troubleshoot...
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Re: Formatting question: Hashtags?

Christina Gleason ·
As it turns out, it's only doing it in two places, not all. I did copy/paste from a document, so it must be something glitchy in the cleanup from Word formatting. I'll just delete each instance of the problem and retype the hashtag manually. I found a few other problems where I kept getting error messages and it wouldn't let me save my drafts. These were instances where I'd quoted material with special characters - well, they were translated into emojis by Word, as I finally figured out -...
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Christina Gleason ·
By the way, thank you for responding to our questions on a Friday night. Why do websites always roll out updates on the weekend? Never fair to customer support!
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Rosemary ·
Thanks for the additional info...I do know there are some things in the works that will help cleanup code when you're pasting from another format. No ETA on that, but one of the things that will be ironed out before Beta launch. It's always helpful to get this kind of detailed report at this stage! Have a great weekend
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