Articles:Policies:Process

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Overview

The TLUG article submission and publication process.

Details

  1. Submit your article for review to the TLUG list by emailing it to the tlug-admin mailing list.
  2. A member of the TLUG admin group will post your article under http://tlug.jp/tmp/ (which is protected from search engine crawlers by robots.txt.
  3. The same member of the TLUG admin group will make an announcement on the tlug mailing list to the effect that your article is available for review, and sets a deadline for comments (two weeks is probably best, but the deadline can be longer or shorter at the discretion of the admin group).
  4. TLUG members comment on the acceptability of the article for publication on the TLUG website. Comments may be both about content and style.
  5. You should take the members' feedback into consideration and make edits as you see fit.
  6. Before the deadline, any list member may call for an up or down vote on publishing your article on the TLUG website.
  7. If such a vote is called for, it will be carried out on the tlug-admin mailing list as follows:
    1. A member of the admin group will post to the list, calling for the vote and establishing a clear deadline for voting. The vote will require a plurality (Wikipedia) / simple_majority (Wikipedia))
    2. Any subscriber to the tlug-admin mailing list may reply to the call for vote, with either "yes", meaning that the article is acceptable for publication as it stands, or "no", meaning that the article is not acceptable as it stands.
    3. At the end of the voting deadline, the admin group member who called for the vote will tally up the votes and announce the results on both the tlug-admin mailing list and the tlug mailing list. Lack of a simple majority will result in a "yes" result.
  8. At this point, if your article is denied, you may edit it and resubmit it if you wish, meaning that the process starts all over (but may be accelerated). The outcome of the second vote, should there be one, is final. You may not, under ordinary circumstances, re-submit after two "no" voting outcomes.
  9. If your article is accepted, a member of the admin group will give you a TLUG-themed template into which to insert your article. The template must include:
    1. TLUG navigational links
    2. The title of your article
    3. Your name
    4. A short disclaimer along same lines of those found on standard newspaper editorial pages
  10. Once you have inserted your article text into the template, send it back to the admin group member.
  11. The admin group member will post the article for one day under http://tlug.jp/tmp/ for a last-minute sanity check by admin group members.
  12. The admin group member will move the article to its final location, under http://tlug.jp/articles/
  13. The public URI of the article will be optimised for search engines; e.g. http://tlug.jp/articles/Why-Windows-Sucks-Investigation-Root-Causes for an article entitled "Why Windows Sucks: An Investigation into the Root Causes"
  14. Please give the TLUG admin group one day's advance notice before announcing your article publicly. Please also let the admin group know where you are announcing it, so that we can prepare for a Slashdotting if necessary.
  15. You may now announce the article publicly.

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