Looks like one of our brethren has gone over to the Dark Side
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That's a good 'un Gary!
I can't say too much as I occasionally get an article on Newsarse, (though I always run it through Newsbiscuit first). It's a nice little boost if you're in an FP drought, or you're not getting the comments/stars you were hoping for.
Nice work Gary.
I know as well as Gary and jp1885's fine selves, a few other people have had a few hits on the arse (JayGee?), and I was wondering if it might not be time to think of some sort of etiquette and standard practice if submitting stuff to more than one place.
I know in the past there's been the occasional thing I've had earmarked for a NiB or whatnot, but had to abandon/replace when it's shown up elsewhere. I guess it could be something that happens the other way around too. I don't keep a close track of what they're up to over there, so have been lucky to catch things, but it'd be a bit embarrassing if it looked like we're nicking things from newsarse, which would distract from the principal goal of ripping off The Onion. Don't know if the other NiB eds or the Grand Poobah have had similar experiences...
Anyway, would anyone consider it a terrible invasion of their personal freedoms if they bunged a note saying also subbed to Newsarse if they're doing it simultaneously? Or would there be another way to do it that might work better anyone can think of?
I usually wait a while for the sub in question to disappear on the biscuit before sending it to the arse, but you make a valid point. While we are free to do with our subs what we plaese, I guess a quick note to the ed (for passing to the NiB ed) wouldn't hurt.
Can see lots of sense in your 'I'd leave that for five minutes' approach jp. Not that your subs are...well, you know what I mean.
Maybe just flagging things when they do get used elsewhere would suffice...
Jesus, Tigger. Someone has put the bounce back in you it seems. Good run of form. Got any of that stuff spare? Ther other thing that strikes me about this thread is how frightfully well brought up neal doran is. If your folks are still around Mr Doran, please commend them from me on their fine work. And quite funny too liked "would distract from the principal goal of ripping off The Onion". Did your milkman have a good sense of humour?
Could I be so bold as to request that any regular NB writers include a similar note on anything they would like to send to us?
Like nealdoran, I would hate to use something submitted to NewsArse that was getting rafts of stars on here, only to be accused of 'nicking it' before it reached your own front page.
Our selection process is very different (not better, or worse, just different), which means editorial decisions on which submissions make it to the site, or not as the case may be, happen very quickly indeed. So if people want to leave things on NB for a while before submitting to us, as per JP's note above, then that's fine.
However, you should be aware that due to our preference for topical material - rather than the Onion-esque spoof news regularly included on NB - any delays might mean your article misses the boat.
Well that all seems very sensible and civilised M. Arse. Feels like Christmas in the trenches around here -- anyone got a football?
Ta F&G, I'll let the late Mr & Mrs D now (still with us, but timekeeping is not their forte). Didn't have a milkman, but the guy in the cornershop was a big Bob Monkhouse fan, and did keep winking at me and asking if I wanted to see some of his CCTV footage in a troubling way...
A quick look at your Newsbiscuit paycheck should give you all the direction you need on etiquette.
You're all so civilized, chaps.
Glad you liked it chaps/girls.
Excuse me a moment... BLEURGHGHGHGHGHGHGH. I can't bear it - the bonhomie! The reasonableness! The arse-licking! Dear Life - come back peculiar Scottish ironmonger toady chap - all is forgiven...
But well done Gazza - although remember where your bread is buttered, lad.
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