[CentOS-promo] posting to the blog

Wed Mar 31 20:05:51 UTC 2021
Karsten Wade <kwade at redhat.com>

Thanks David for letting me piggyback on your request. I figured you 
were already reviewing with others, it just gives us all a chance to 
think about the wider needs.

Being lightweight is great, this is open source software, no medical IoT 
devices are dependent on the accuracy of our blog posts. :)

I agree that a shared editor like hackmd is quite nice for collaborating 
with folks. All the blog posts I work on are in a separate writing 
environment until the end, and the "review" in WordPress is mostly 
formatting and the occasional thing that suddenly is obvious on the 
rendered page.

In such cases, the "Status: Pending Review" might be a good way to queue 
things up, e.g. if a queue was needed for multiple SIGs wanting Rich to 
give a once-over before publishing. (If the publish-on-schedule is set, 
the reviewer can change state to "Published" and the automagic puts it 
out when the blog author is expecting it to happen.)


- Karsten

On 3/31/21 12:50 PM, Davide Cavalca via CentOS-promo wrote:
> Hi Karsten,
> yes, I'd definitely want to get this reviewed before publishing. I was
> going to use hackmd or something like that for drafting with other SIG
> members, as I hadn't realized wordpress supports drafts these days. I
> can definitely use that instead and try this process out. Also more
> than happy to have you or someone else review before publishing.
> Cheers
> Davide
> On Wed, 2021-03-31 at 12:36 -0700, Karsten Wade wrote:
>> I'm +1 and I like this idea in general, it's the project's blog and
>> we
>> want to have more content on there. SIGs for sure need access and
>> some
>> latitude.
>> I'm wondering if it would be reasonable to ask everyone who is
>> Have another person such as a fellow SIG member read it through
>> before
>> publishing?
>> A review step can use the built-in Wordpress "Status: Pending
>> Review",
>> which is one of three states along with "Draft" and "Published". So
>> it's
>> a human process—when you are done writing, you put it in the state
>> Pending Review, then ask someone else to review it. Once that is
>> done,
>> you or that person can change it to Published.
>> (This also helps make sure actual Drafts aren't cold-dropped by
>> accident, if the process is to only change to Published from Pending
>> Review.)
>> The consideration behind my suggestiong is because the blog is
>> treated
>> as an official voice of the Project, we can expect folks inside and
>> outside of the community to think the same. This is the reason we
>> _tend_
>> to have at least one other person review a post before it goes live;
>> some posts go through a lot of review and revision, depending on its
>> nature.
>> This suggesting is a way to scale the reviewing that already happens
>> without adding much process to anyone's day.
>> Regards,
>> - Karsten
>> On 3/31/21 11:32 AM, Davide Cavalca via CentOS-promo wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I'd like to request authoring permission for the blog so I can
>>> write
>>> and post the quarterly report for the Hyperscale SIG. My wordpress
>>> account is dcavalca. Thanks!
>>> Cheers
>>> Davide
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