[Theforum] RE: article queue idea (moved to appropriate list, I think) (wasR E: [admin] Article Alert - Creating a login script with ASP part II)

Joel Canfield joel at spinhead.com
Sat Jun 1 10:58:17 CDT 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From: sprocket at members.evolt.org [mailto:sprocket at members.evolt.org]
> Sent: Friday, May 31, 2002 11:44 AM
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> Why don't we think about a more robust tool for article
> approval? I'm envisioning something like a bug-tracking app,
> but instead of bug stuff, it'll have various criteria or
> status fields like "grammar check", "technical check",
> "awaiting author changes", and so on with
> pass/fail/updated/whatever settings. I think this would
> definitely help us get past "did anyone spell check this
> one?", "who can tech-check PHP?", etc. when the various tasks
> per article were done a week ago, two days after it was
> submitted, still pending, etc. We could even assign parts to
> specific people (or have people take specific responsibility
> for parts) so we KNOW who's doing the tech-check, for example.
> Once all the criteria are met or approved, then an article
> achieves "fully approvable" status and then maybe it enters
> an automatic posting queue that handles the post date
> properly, so we don't have the Approved notice followed by
> the "Update - Duh - changed the date" notices we tend to get.
> Sure, some articles will still get done faster than others,
> but combined with an emphasis on oldest first, I think this
> could help streamline things a bit.
> Chris

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