[ANSTHRLD] Any problems with public commentary?

Jennifer Smith jds at randomgang.com
Wed Sep 30 12:20:52 PDT 2009

Daniel wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Sep 2009, Alasdair MacEogan <alasdair at bmhanson.net> wrote:
> > There have also been enough instances where there have been issues
> > with the submission that we have been able to work through with the
> > submitter being aware of of the commentary.  We may have gotten
> > redraws before the decision meeting or the submitter may have been
> > able to voice a preference to a particular name change, etc if there
> > are options.
> I'd like more details from people who have seen cases.  Is it because
> (1) Asterisk sees how the commentary is trending on an issue and
>      contacts the submitter?
> (2) A commenter sees the issue &c?
> (3) A herald who is not a commenter sees the issue &c?
> (4) The submitter themself is following the commentary on 
> their own item
>      and offers a fix or comment without prompting?
> I'm asking because I've heard cases of whoever was running the
> decision meeting saying "I'll contact the submitter to see whether
> she'll allow that change" or whatever.  That is, I've seen (1) above,
> but not heard of (2..4).

Prior to ACE (was HCS), usually it was #1, with Asterisk or Bordure making
the contact with the submitter in question, prior to the decision meeting,
or shortly after (with the decision at the meeting being "It'll be returned,
unless I get ahold of the submitter in the next three days and they agree to

Now with ACE, I'm seeing more instances of numbers 2 through 4. Most often
it's a local herald following their submissions in ACE, who is able to get
ahold of the submitter and then comment directly to answer questions or to
arrange for that necessary redraw/recolor, etc. Most of the #4 types also
happen to be heralds, or have shown some interest in it (and yes they will
be assimilated into the collective...)


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