Neo Editor Positions

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When AA Neo gets launched, I think it would behoove us to organize the different Editor positions a bit better instead of having everyone be an "Editor."

At the very least, the positions we would need would be:

-- News Editor (Responsible for writing 1-3 updates to the News Blog/Section per day with commentary)

-- Editor (Copyedits articles for AA Neo-- Editing is an important part of the article writing process, both for correcting grammar errors and general logic flaws in the article itself)

-- Video/Podcast Editor (Not even sure if we want a Podcast on this site or not, but more video reviews would be fun-- Readers enjoyed our takes on classic games last time around)

-- Technical Editor (Responsible for upkeep of HTML/PHP/etc needed to keep the site running well)

-- Graphics Editor (Designs banners/custom icons/Issue Covers for the site)

These suggestions making any sense? ;)

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Bill Loguidice
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We've covered a lot of these

We've covered a lot of these thoughts previously on here, I think. I think you're still thinking in terms of the old Website. With this new one, there is no need for a "News Editor", for instance, as we'll all be blogging to the main page more or less. That will be the "news". We rarely generate or receive original news anyway. Our strength is in commenting on or extracting the good stuff. I hate the word "blog" and the idea behind it, so I hope we can in turn evolve into something else entirely, though...

As for video and audio, for now, I'm STRONGLY against us doing any of that for the first six months of the new Website. Our stength is in articles, not media. There's too much competition in the latter and I think we need to get back to basics and kick ass on the writing part. After all, we can't bundle multimedia into a print offering, which we're going to start doing in some fashion anyway...

I think roles will naturally define themselves over time. For now, we need to work this Website out. Roles will develop for whoever wants it the most, I think. I'm still concerned about new post notifications - there aren't any - and the way new information is organized on this Website. Those are critical to work out.
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Matt Barton
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Roles

I think we ought to name Bill editor-in-chief and leave all final decisions to him. God knows he's stuck through this project through thick and thin. I don't mind deferring to him because I know he never acts without first hearing everyone out.

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Bill Loguidice
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I appreciate the thought,

I appreciate the thought, but I'd really not like to discuss this stuff right now. You could certainly just as easily be editor-in-chief. We should worry about roles after we get all this set up. What I fundamentally care about - all I care about right now - is that we end up with an attractive, professional Website that makes it brain-dead easy for us to post our thoughts and MOST OF ALL great, photo-rich articles. All the other stuff I truly believe will take care of itself. I want to showcase our talents and our limitless ambition, not titles. I'm of the opinion - and can be overruled here surely - that perhaps we go title-less for the first month or so of the new Website, then see how each of us takes to certain tasks and what roles we naturally fall into. For some of us, having a specific title may be more beneficial to our own personal advancements than another. Who knows?

In any case, I also want to remind everyone that right now I'm handling all the business issues around AA, including Website costs, partnerships, advertising, merchandising, etc. I would like to continue to do so with the goal of eventually incorporating when it makes sense. We will of course remain, as we are now, fully open book with shared passwords so anyone can access the data at any time they so choose (and tweak things, like our online store, to make it better). Regardless, the reason why I bring that up is that maybe that in and of itself identifies my role right there, just from doing the administration and business relations stuff. I don't know.

I'm not opposed to titles, really, it's just that it seems to pigeon-hole us a bit when in reality the majority of us should be doing as much as possible. It's not that simple to say that one of us "just" handles the forums, or "just" handles Website technology, etc. We're not big enough to not be an everyman, sadly. It's like working at a small business, everyone has to do a little bit of everything. Hopefully we all have the drive to do that and get done what needs to get done.
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www.billandchristina.com (includes Videogame and Computer Collection)
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Mat Tschirgi (not verified)
I didn't see what you meant

I didn't see what you meant first time around, but now I get it: we need to get the format and GUI of the site dealt with first.

Got it.

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