tzor wrote:Symmetry wrote:I'm not sure if there are many long-running members of CC left who would want to take on a poisoned chalice at this point- Duk thinks that journalists are whores, so he's out. You're already jaded, so you're out. I doubt that forum regulars would accept me, so there's me out...
First of all, what does "journalism" have to do with this? I am not seeing the "news" volume. A newsletter be more like the newsletter for my singing group; tips for playing the game, interesting tidbits from clans, and so forth.
Second, how am I jaded? I probably have the least opinions on CC than anybody. If someone writes an article about the best way to play fog, I'm not arguing, I'm taking notes.
Again, you can't put the cart before the horse. Step one is getting material. I can guarantee if we got material we could put it somewhere. It might look mediocre as hall, but we can put it somewhere.
Which leads us to the second problem the somewhere. Right now, all we have is a forum for storage of articles and a forum with very limited pretty printing placement options. But it's still better than nothing.
If we get to first base we can get someone to grab this all and throw it into a PDF file. Now it looks great but we don't have the facility to share it in this configuration. We could get a third party web hosting service but that costs money. Or we could use a service to push the newsletter out via email but that costs money also. Life can be hard when you have no budget.
So let's recap. First base is people making articles. Second base is compiling and formatting. Third base is publishing.
Clearly we need interest for first base.
Second base is easy.
We don't have a clue how to get to third base but there are multiple ways of getting there.
And back home? That's a readership that actually likes the publication and benefits from it.
It's not the job of the editor to "maintain enthusiasm." It's the job of the editor to get the format so that it generates enthusiasm, but the articles have to also be enthusiasm worthy. I would be more than willing to do the final touches, assuming that the writers have had the decency to do basic spell checking on the submissions.
First is actually having someone who wants to run the newsletter. People aren't going to write a newsletter article for a newsletter that doesn't exist.
That would be putting the cart before the horse. You need a driving force before you request content, or at least an indication that the content will go somewhere.
If you're not too jaded, are you willing to step up and be Mr Ed?