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#1 Buckeye   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 4386

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 11:59 AM

The information on publishing an article, regarding initial moderator review:

 

..within 2-3 days, our editor will look over your article to ensure it falls within our content guidelines..

 

 

Is that still a good timeframe?

 

I understand people are busy, go on vacations, etc. I posted an article a week ago and it's still in moderator review.

 

Just asking.


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#2 Servant of the Lord   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 18491

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 12:07 PM

Yeah, 2-3 days is a good estimated timeframe. It's usually more like 24 hours. smile.png

 

Every GameDev.net community member who has 'Crossbones+' (a dozen or so) by their name can pitch in and help review articles, so we tackle them fairly quickly. Especially since only one or two articles get submitted each day.

 

All it requires is three moderators or Crossbone+ members to read it and make sure it's not poorly formatted, incredibly factually inaccurate, or spam. Three reviews occur usually in less than 24 hours.

 

Could you link me to your article? Maybe something is wrong.

 

[Edit:] Oh, it's here. Apparently I can't view it. Are you sure you hit 'Publish'?

Maybe there is a pre-Crossbones+ moderation that has to be gone through that I wasn't aware of. Guess you need actual moderator help.


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#3 Buckeye   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 4386

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 01:02 PM


Are you sure you hit 'Publish'?

Yep. The status is Step 2: Awaiting Moderator Approval, and the publish date is "2038-01-18 22:14" (discussed in another topic).


Guess you need actual moderator help.

Are moderators listed/linked somewhere? E.g., per forum?


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Posted 22 February 2014 - 01:46 PM

Gaiiden is responsible for pushing articles into the queue for release, he also sets articles to release in the future, so that their is a 1 or 2 new articles every couple of days.


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#5 Buckeye   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 4386

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 02:03 PM

Gaiiden is responsible for pushing articles into the queue for release, he also sets articles to release in the future, so that their is a 1 or 2 new articles every couple of days.

As much as I hate to PM people, I did PM Gaiiden earlier with a reference to this topic. Thx.


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#6 Buckeye   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 4386

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 09:40 PM

I got a response from a moderator. He informed me it may take a few weeks (not a few days) for an article to go through the initial moderator approval cycle.

 

If a moderator or someone who can change the article on Publishing An Article sees this post, please revise same to reflect the actual time for moderator approval. Thanks.


Edited by Buckeye, 22 February 2014 - 09:43 PM.

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#7 frob   Moderators   -  Reputation: 20189

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:51 AM

As far as I understand it, Gaiiden/Drew, jbadams, or Michael Tanczos and possibly a few senior and staff people are involved in flipping the switches, even though it says it needs "moderator" approval.

(Although it is also entirely possible that a few of us have been neglecting a job to flip the switch, but I'm pretty sure that isn't the case.)


It looks like right now there are about ten awaiting approval.

It is a totally manual process and at some point I'm sure they decide when to schedule them for public consumption.
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Posted 23 February 2014 - 04:41 PM

It's a simple FIFO order from the bottom of the approvals list to the top. One article goes out per day. If I can't get through them in a week I start publishing more than one a day the following week. So at most a week and few days between final submission and editorial approval. Barring any modifications that need to be done by the author that takes them longer than this amount of time to get to. Edits do not change the original submission date though. I've made some edits to the How To Publish article to hopefully make this more clear


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 07:02 PM

Thanks for the clarification, Gaiiden.


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