Scheduling (Reloaded)

(again, because it’s important – promoted by Turkana)

I’m not sure there’s any need to promote this, but I’ll leave it up to you.

Well we’ll get to the details but I can already tell we’re not morning people, unless you mean by that “Aw shit, sun’s coming up.  I gotta go to bed.”

Magnifico has already started making his marks with 4 at 4 and while it’s exactly the kind of feature I would have loved to see at 3…

I’ll think about dropping the 3 pm slot instead (though I’m leaving it available for now).

Why?  Well because exmearden is available for 3 pm (and also 3 am) on a semi regular basis, but can only tend for an hour at 3 pm, so it could all work out very nicely.

Other conflicts with 4 at 4- Fridays with Robyn and Sundays with LithiumCola.

pinche tejano has already started making the mark too with Midnight Cowboy.  Ride ’em, yee haw.

As you look at the rest of the schedule I don’t want you to be discouraged by the empty spaces because the bulk of it will hopefully get filled by promotion.  If you commit to a time you don’t commit to original content necessarily.  You do commit to tend your promotion, 90 minutes (with mulligans).  So Say We All.

About using DocuDharmaAdmin Scheduling Dharma

First of all you have to join DocuDharmaAdmin.  Do it now because I can’t figure out how to do it for you.

When you initially join you will only have access to the ‘Contact Us’ forum.  melvin or Turkana or buhdy or On The Bus or I will have to give you the right permissions.  This is the only way to get good security and it will happen within hours.

There will be diaries for each day, about a week’s worth.  Each diary will contain the schedule for that day as best I know it, including the available slots.

Feel free to volunteer.  Or ask for a mulligan, whatever, I’m not the kind of golfer who watches you hit a branch on your backswing and says, “That’s a stroke.”

Please do this as far in advance as you are able to plan.

I expect sometimes there will be conflicts.  For the most part I’m expecting you to be able to work this out amongst yourselves because we’re all big boys and girls here.

When the day is done gone the sun.  My clock runs from 6 am to 3 am.  That’s a day and all times are Eastern.

The advance publishing feature runs Pacific.  Do the math.

Past days schedule diaries will be archived (or at least hidden) so they’re not a distraction.

I expect the first week will be available by midnight.

The Schedule

So far-

Monday

6:00 AM
7:30 AM Morning News Digest (Site)
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
12 Noon (Site)
2:00 PM
3:00 PM (exmearden)(Site)
4:00 PM 4 at 4 (Magnifico)
6:00 PM
8:00 PM
9:00 PM (Site)
10:00 PM
12 Midnight Midnight Cowboy (pinche tejano)
3:00 AM (Site- Insomniacs)

Monday Morning Meta Meltdown (pinche tejano’s suggestion, no specific time mentioned or firm commitment)

Tuesday

6:00 AM
7:30 AM Morning News Digest (Site)
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
12 Noon (Site)
2:00 PM
3:00 PM (exmearden)(Site)
4:00 PM 4 at 4 (Magnifico)
6:00 PM Liturature (pico)
8:00 PM
9:00 PM (Site)
10:00 PM Trippin’ Tuesday (On The Bus)
12 Midnight Midnight Cowboy (pinche tejano)
3:00 AM (Site- Insomniacs)

(melvin, no specific time mentioned)

Wednesday

6:00 AM
7:30 AM Morning News Digest (Site)
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
12 Noon LGBT Roundup? (pico)
2:00 PM
3:00 PM (exmearden)(Site)
4:00 PM 4 at 4 (Magnifico)
6:00 PM
8:00 PM
9:00 PM (Site?)
10:00 PM
12 Midnight Midnight Cowboy (pinche tejano)
3:00 AM (Site- Insomniacs)

Thursday

6:00 AM
7:30 AM Morning News Digest (Site)
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
12 Noon (Site)
2:00 PM
3:00 PM (exmearden)(Site)
4:00 PM 4 at 4 (Magnifico)
6:00 PM
8:00 PM
9:00 PM (Site?)
10:00 PM (pfiore8)
12 Midnight Midnight Cowboy (pinche tejano)
3:00 AM (Site- Insomniacs)

Friday

6:00 AM
7:30 AM Morning News Digest (Site)
8:00 AM (melvin)
10:00 AM
12 Noon (Site)
2:00 PM
3:00 PM (exmearden)(Site)
4:00 PM 4 at 4 (Magnifico)
6:00 PM (Robyn)
8:00 PM (Nightprowlkitty)
9:00 PM (Site?)
10:00 PM
12 Midnight (Site, could be shared by a Promotion or an FP)
3:00 AM (Site- Insomniacs)

Futurism Fridays (pinche tejano suggestion, no specific time mentioned or firm commitment)

Saturday

6:00 AM
7:30 AM Morning News Digest (Site)
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
12 Noon (Site)
2:00 PM
3:00 PM (exmearden)(Site)
4:00 PM 4 at 4 (Magnifico)
6:00 PM
8:00 PM
9:00 PM (Site?)
10:00 PM
12 Midnight (Site, could be shared by a Promotion or an FP)
3:00 AM (Site- Insomniacs)

Sunday

6:00 AM
7:30 AM Morning News Digest (Site)
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
12 Noon (Site)
2:00 PM
3:00 PM (exmearden)(Site)
4:00 PM 4 at 4 (Magnifico)
6:00 PM
8:00 PM (Lithium Cola)
9:00 PM (Site?)
10:00 PM
12 Midnight (Site, could be shared by a Promotion or an FP)
3:00 AM (Site- Insomniacs)

So that’s it.

Please remember a time commitment is not a writing commitment, it is a commitment to promote and tend.

Also, any time a Contributing Editor taps you on the shoulder by posting to the Front Page…

Tag, they’re it.

You can stick around if you want to, but you don’t have to.  And it’s only 90 minutes anyway and there are mulligans.

Did I mention the mulligans?

The big windup

I’ll be around until 8, then I’ve got to help my brother sort out some HTML and make my Olbermann Spoiler notes for tonight’s Jonesing thread by PerfectStormer.  At about 10 I’m checking out to dK to coin my mojo and boost the spoiler thread.  After I pay my respects at OND I’ll be back to decode the hieroglyphics if there are any and set up the Schedule Dharma diaries for the rest of the week.

After that I’ll just be lazy.

Update– ddAdmin now updated.

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    • pico on September 4, 2007 at 12:11 am

    and Wednesday will definitely be an LGBTQIetc. roundup, although I don’t have a name for it yet.  Currently brainstorming. 

    I rather like “in Other news…”, but I’m a dork.

  1. … I did my Friday diary and set it up to post at 8 pm — but it turned out I set it to post at 8 pm pacific time.  Are the times you are listing pacific time?  I also checked the little boxes through September and part of October (I think) for it to be a repeat diary at that time and day.  Can that be changed?  Not a problem to do the diary 8 pm pacific (11 pm my time), but just wanted to know.

    This is all new to me!

  2. Sundays aren’t a problem with Four at Four scheduling since, technically, it is only M-F. I did an extra one on Saturday just for practice. I could not front page it too, and just put it in the diary list, I don’t mind.

    • pfiore8 on September 4, 2007 at 1:59 am

    “from the diary list” FP feature every week…

    in addition to promoting the great or breaking diaries in the moment

    i think this is a good thing to do… and it doesn’t necessarily have to be from the recommended diary list… we could each send one to the admins and let them decide

    also, ek, what about CSI? i think she could really add to this joint and i mean on FP… she has some great stuff and powerful because it gives people an almost immediate ability to improve what they eat, shop, etc… i would heartily recommend to buhdy that we give her a spot there… and she doesn’t need to be contributing editor right away… i know buhdy thinks we are full enough right now… but that doesn’t mean we can’t give FP exposure for writers that will bring in readers

    i feel same with Compound F (but i may have a small blog crush on him and be slightly biased… i can this now because NO ONE will tell him… just don’t tell me he’s 25 okay…)

    did you work out the colors yet?

  3. Maybe better, in fact.

      • pfiore8 on September 4, 2007 at 2:16 am

      i’m suggesting that we suggest it…

      it’s up to buhdy… but i don’t see the schedule overrun with timeslots taken and, as i said, CSI writes stuff that’s timely, topical, and one small way people can exert some control over their lives… i think it would draw readers

      and you mean you haven’t told her yet? i did invite undercovercalico and 4Freedom, as buhdy said we could invite a few trusted people…

      ot… my e-mails about the look of the place? they did some discussion in Magnifico’s thread… i actually like some of what LC did… but have questions about first impressions… it needs to have some cohesiveness… can we all discuss this?

      also the ad campaign idea?… any feedback

        • Robyn on September 4, 2007 at 1:42 pm

        I’d have a bit more problem with promising to have something at 2pm.

    1. Was I not supposed to know about this or something? I stumbled across a link, saw lots of my favorites from dkos and signed up.

  4. The confirmation code where they ask you type in the cartoon character letters?

    That’s fucking impossible.  I screwed up 3 times in a row trying to guess upper and lower case.

    • Armando on September 4, 2007 at 2:43 am

    That’s not in my contract.

    Am i fucking this all up?

    1. everyone is pretty busy and budhy and OTB have just gotten back.

      budhy has history with some people, and I’m not anxious to get involved with that.

      Or with any hurt feelings about pecking order and UIDs.  Those go right to the top.

  5. I want the 10 PM slot.

    Thanks ek for setting up the PHP forum. I’ll help out there if needed, as I tend to prefer working on the behind the scenes stuff.  Writing a weekly essay will be a much bigger challenge for me – I hope I can keep up with the schedule. 

  6. I got a super dooper secret email from teh buhdymaster about this place so’s I stopped in ta see what’s what. Looks like this place is off to a great start!

  7. im usually available to attempt to help with whatever someone needs help with…even if it is ‘sitting’ a diary for them.  but im unable to make firm commitments, and am not interested in a fp slot.  im more of a ‘margins’ girl…

    my email is on my profile, for whomever, for whatever.

    thank you for your tireless efforts, ek.  youre a gem!!

      • pfiore8 on September 4, 2007 at 5:28 am

      just one thing? we will have a beer or glass of wine or chocolate milk… whatever… one day, right? cause we gotta talk face-to-face one time… at least once

      fall is a perfect time in NYC… and we could get TheMomCat to meet us… it would be a blast… what do you say???

    • Turkana on September 4, 2007 at 7:57 am

    with the whole time thing. i’ll float and plug in spots. in the admin site, we need a daily schedule post, and people can pop in when they wake up, and claim different slots, for tending, diarying, etc.

    1. Stick around with me and we’ll fix that shyness thing.

  8. Are we going live tomorrow (September 5)? 

    And as far as 3pm time slot goes, most of the time I can hang around for 90 minutes – just occasionally will I have to stay just an hour or so.

    Like this upcoming Thursday. Seems like my “new again” employer has the company meeting on that day and I may have to attend, so I will be “disappeared” for the afternoon.  I’m trying to figure out how to escape, but I may not be successful.

    Can I switch with anyone for just Thursday this week only? (I will still do 3 AM (or midnight to me here in PDT) – no worries on that one).

    • melvin on September 6, 2007 at 12:20 am

    to promote or fill somehow, tend, etc.

    (haven’t been around much last couple days.)

  9. Could we put up on the front page some sort of schedule for what, say, the next five scheduled front page posts?

    That way, if we are trying to know when open slots are available, we’ll be able to see the upcoming schedule.

    • Robyn on September 6, 2007 at 2:57 am

    …if there is desire expressed that I do so.

    Robyn

      • byteb on September 6, 2007 at 1:57 am

      I found myself in a strange but wonderful place, saw favorite kossacks and signed up. I’m talking in whispers now, hoping they don’t hear me since I’m not sure I should be here, at least right now. sshh..

    1. We’re just setting up shop, so there’s a lot of meta.

      We’ll be doing frequent promotion so your chances of making the front page or Rec List are excellent and we’re a bunch of chatty kathies so you’ll likely get fair traffic on whatever you write.

      Welcome aboard.

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