Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Jan 2011 22:21 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes I just want to put up a little notice to inform you all about the lack of updates on the main page. The problem is that I've been hit by the flu and have been down and out since last Thursday, unable to do the news. The rest of the team has been occupied as well, so that explains that. I'm sorry for the inconvenience, and since I've pretty much almost recovered, normal posting schedule will resume either tomorrow or Wednesday at the latest. Thanks for understanding. Also, read more for the most beautiful piece of art ever created in the history of the universe. And I mean it.
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RE: about the news..
by Kroc on Wed 26th Jan 2011 11:18 UTC in reply to "about the news.."
Kroc
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2005-11-10

There are no criteria other than practicality:

1. Is it of publishable quality? (very rarely, if ever a problem)

2. Does an editor know enough about the subject to editorialise it? (short items)

3. Is there too much on Pg.2 already?

The biggest limitation right now is that there is not pg.1 items being submitted, just links. This forces the staff to either leave out or demote stories to pg.2 if it's in an area they personally are not interested in or knowledgable about.

To get on pg.1, please consider expanding the story to 200+ words. It will be much more likely to be published if it falls into an area that we don't personally know about. E.g. I stick mainly to web-based stories. I can't write anything meaningful about eComStation unless you do.

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