A Conversation for The Scouts' Home Page

Interested

Post 1

Reika The Librarian, Keeper of Grammar, Most Things Literary, and Calabi-Yau Spaces

Hello to any Scouts out there! I'm interested in becoming a Scout myself. I am English major at a university and feel I would have a lot to offer to the position. Anyway, I would like to know more about what Scouts do: ie. how much time will this take? I love to read and do read and type very fast; however, being a student means my time is sometimes limited. How firm is the commitment? School will be over for the summer soon, so I'll have a lot of time on my hands to get started.

I'm eager to hear from someone on this.

G'day and Namaste,
Reika


Interested

Post 2

Monsignore Pizzafunghi Bosselese

Hi there!

The recruiting office is at A395796 !

It's a good idea to study all the pages linked from there, and it'd be nice if you became a regular visitor to the Peer Review (that's where the main business of a Scout is done).

For an account of a Scout's life, see A584246smiley - winkeye


Dear Sir

Post 3

Reika The Librarian, Keeper of Grammar, Most Things Literary, and Calabi-Yau Spaces

Thank you so much for your very, very quick response! I will certainly check out the links you mentioned.

Reika


Dear Sir

Post 4

Orcus

Hi Reika, it doesn't necessarily have to take up all that much time - if everyone was like Bossel - we'd never leave Peer Review smiley - winkeye


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Post 5

Reika The Librarian, Keeper of Grammar, Most Things Literary, and Calabi-Yau Spaces

Oh good...I've been skimming through the recommended links and was a bit nervous upon reading the volumes written on the subject of peer review. Hmmm, perfectionist tendencies, Sir Bossel? smiley - smiley As you say, this sort of thing is right up your alley and you obviously enjoy it.

I do see that I should probably hang about the PR page for a bit and see what comments are made, etc. Not to mention the fact that I should read some more Guide entries to see the sort of thing that has already been accepted. I do recall seeing (somewhere in my surfing about the site) a spot where I might make mention to the powers-that-be about mistakes in syntax, grammer, or other difficulties with a Guide entry. I get the sense that nothing around here is written in stone!

G'day and Namaste,
Reika


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Post 6

Orcus

Aye, I used to jsut hang around in Peer Review a lot anyhow. Eventually it occured to me I might as well do scouting and when I got made a scout it turned out a few thought I was one anyway.
It should not only be scouts there anyhow - it's for everyone to comment on articles put forward smiley - smiley


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Post 7

Reika The Librarian, Keeper of Grammar, Most Things Literary, and Calabi-Yau Spaces

Scouts have a specific purpose, do they not? It is the power of recommendation for inclusion into the Guide that separates them from the other peers (if I've correctly remembered all that I have read).

Reika


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Post 8

Monsignore Pizzafunghi Bosselese

Yes, you've read it perfectly correct. The only real *duty* is to be able to submit three picks when your big day comes (that's once every four weeks) -- of course there's no problem if you happen to be on holidays or busy with some exams or so, as long as you give notice or advance warning. All the rest is pure courtesy. Well, I won't repeat my position, just in order to not waste away your weekend while you read it smiley - winkeye


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Post 9

HappyDude

bookmark


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Post 10

Reika The Librarian, Keeper of Grammar, Most Things Literary, and Calabi-Yau Spaces

?bookmark? Sorry, you lost me with that one!

Reika


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Post 11

HappyDude

just marking up to where I had read smiley - smiley


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Post 12

Reika The Librarian, Keeper of Grammar, Most Things Literary, and Calabi-Yau Spaces

Gotcha! smiley - smiley


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Post 13

HappyDude

smiley - cool

I normally use *burp* but as you don't know me I thought I go for a bog standard 'bookmark' so I would not perplex anyone smiley - smiley


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Post 14

Orcus

*fart*

smiley - winkeye


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Post 15

Whisky

*air-freshener*


smiley - winkeye


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Post 16

Evil Zombie Strider

Or in the words of Rat

*Can't think of a thing to say*

smiley - footprints


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Post 17

HappyDude

*giggles*


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Post 18

Monsignore Pizzafunghi Bosselese

Reika, as you can see, good manners are *no* prerequisites for becoming a Scout smiley - whistle

* opens window *


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Post 19

Reika The Librarian, Keeper of Grammar, Most Things Literary, and Calabi-Yau Spaces

Thanks guys! Y'all just made my evening! I think my eyes are ready to bug out after writing a composition in Spanish and spending a few hours translating a detective story.

Yawn...time for sleep.....

G'night and Namaste,
Reika


Ummmm....

Post 20

HappyDude

I also off for dreamland, night


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