A Conversation for The h2g2 Team

Perhaps I'm just dense...

Post 1

RSBohn

So, the sub-editors have a name, and we know who they all are. Well and good. What exactly is it that they do?


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Post 2

Smiley Ben

What we do is something like what the editors do, with less power and less responsibility when we balls up.

Basically we're here to do the bulk of the editing job, correcting spelling mistakes, grammer, typos, and also most of us put it into the proper HTML format, correcting tags when they're wrong. Then we send them on to an editor who is the one that actually accepts and rejects thing, though we make recommendations, so it's quick to filter out ones that clearly don't work as entries. This also helps to ensure that the majority of rejections have a reason, and are able to see how to improve their pages and make them viable guide entries.


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Post 3

Spartus

'cept that it's "grammar", Ben. smiley - winkeye


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Post 4

Smiley Ben

Luckily I always edit in my mailer. Which has as-you-type spellchecking!


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Post 5

Smiley Ben

Oh, and, just for reference, pedantry can only refer to the derivation of words (sic) anything else is mere pernickitiness...


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Post 6

Spartus

Fine, spoil my fun. smiley - winkeye


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Post 7

Smiley Ben

Oh I'm sorry.

I love you really.

Here, come here, petal!

/me hugs Spartus and pats him on the head.


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Post 8

The Dancing Tree

In addition, there is some le-way to rewrite aspects of articles, and to create combination pieces like best curry houses, skipping stones, et al. It's more than just using a spall chucker.


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Post 9

RSBohn

Yum, spall chukkar under glass...But what wine to serve with it?


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Post 10

The Dancing Tree

Red. Much nicer!


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Post 11

Peta

*rushes in* smoothes down Spartus' fur, gives them both a big *hug* - *rushes out again*...


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Post 12

Smiley Ben

teehee.... hallo there Peta...


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Post 13

Peta

Hiya - You two stopped wrestling with each other now? Nothing like a good bicker!


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Post 14

Smiley Ben

Well, yes we have...


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Post 15

Jan^

le-way......... is that anything like le-roc?


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Post 16

Peta

just give him a bit of lea-way..smiley - winkeye


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Post 17

Spartus

We were bickering? Neat, the first public bickering among subs. I'm famous, famous I say!

You too, Ben. smiley - smiley


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Post 18

The Dancing Tree

wen i tipe qikly thigs dont alwys get speelwd properly. smiley - winkeye


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Post 19

Smiley Ben

Oh I already have the dubious honour of having been called sad by one of the technical bods at h2g2 for being 'one of our most active contributors'...


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Post 20

Peta

tahts oky i ndstnd...


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