Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:But don't you/we have to pay extra for both the audio AND the written rights?
(Hmmm. If my lawyer files suit first (on behalf of the victimized authors), he'll pay me for the tip...)
It's sort of arbitrary to treat drabbles like second-class stories if the twabbles are included. Let the drabbles ride at the front of the bus!
Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:I suppose, if you were willing to collect episode data in a standardized format, I could use web scripts to update the forum entries. This would be tedious on both ends, but maybe we could knock it out in a few weeks
Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:It's sort of arbitrary to treat drabbles like second-class stories if the twabbles are included. Let the drabbles ride at the front of the bus!
Okay, now you've lost me. That's crazy talk! After all it's not called Drab... Uh, short, sweet, twabbles should open each post with a bang!
Varda wrote:I might be willing to volunteer for that. Sounds much easier than the cleanup project on the archive data, actually. Are we talking a compilation of all past Drabbles, or just the ones for the past year or so?
New idea: let's just change the name of the 'cast. "Hello, and welcome to the Twabblecast...!"
While we're at it, do we get to rename Norm too?
Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:I imagine we'd just do them in ones and twos, until they were all done. I could write some scripts to semi-automate doing most of it in one fell swoop, but it's a PITA when dealing with inconsistent web pages; so I'm not committing to that just yet.
[/quote]Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:Varda wrote:I might be willing to volunteer for that. Sounds much easier than the cleanup project on the archive data, actually. Are we talking a compilation of all past Drabbles, or just the ones for the past year or so?
As much as that might be fun. Maybe we shouldn't mess to much with "the brand". I can just hear the jokes at the cons: "It's a Teh wabble cast!"
Varda wrote:Count me in. What can I do that would be helpful? Compile full text of all Drabbles in a Word doc/Google Doc/spreadsheet, along with episode numbers and author names?
To put it another way, I've got 3 more weeks off before I go back to school full-time, so if you'd like to take advantage of the free labor, point me in the right direction and I'm happy to volunteer. Won't have nearly as much time once my break's over. Offer's on the table until then.
Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:How about a spreadsheet with the following columns:
- Episode number, EG: 153
- Drabble Title, EG: The Offering
- Drabble Link, EG: http://forums.drabblecast.org/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1183
- Drabble Author, EG: Liz Mierzejewski
- Drabble Author Link, EG: http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/LizanneHerd
- Episode, main Link, EG: http://www.drabblecast.org/2010/03/04/drabblecast-153-what-fluffy-knew-by-kristine-kathryn-rusch-drabble-the-offering-by-liz-mierzejewski/
- Remarks, EG: "This episode had 2 drabbles!"
- Done, yes, no, or blank. Signifies that the forum post was edited.
Use "none" if there was no drabble.
Use "Can't find" if can't find a link.
Let me know what browser you are using and I can give you a userscript to slightly reduce the drudgework.
Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote: (For many episodes, we may not have the rights to post the text, plus it's probably too much clutter.)
tbaker2500 wrote:Don't forget about Lefts to the drabble.
Varda wrote:Sounds good to me. I usually use Chrome...
Question: am I taking inventory & capturing this info on all episodes, or just the ones in need of Drabble linkage? As you pointed out earlier, a lot of 'em are fine ...
If the point is accessibility, then it's better to include, assuming the rights weren't an issue of course.
Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:Do you have a Google account? If so, we can use a shared Google table, and the script can write directly to it -- which can save some hassle, and keeps the data in a machine-readable format.
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