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Re: Geek Alert Posting Protocol...Must Read Before Posting!
November 21, 2009
8:30 pm
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Mark Plumley
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Understood. Then I would make it 2300-0500 unless it was something uber cool. Under right conditions and time of year it is getting light around that time anyway.

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November 21, 2009
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Mark Plumley wrote:Understood. Then I would make it 2300-0500 unless it was something uber cool. Under right conditions and time of year it is getting light around that time anyway.

Agreed...unless it's "Uber cool" (like that term, by the way!),  I think 2300 (11:00PM for non-24hr. clockers,) to 0500 (5:00AM) is a good restraint. 

I don't want anyone to be shy about posting Geek Alerts...there are lots of things that show up on the tracking sites that give plenty of time for an alert, let's just be mindful and courteous.  Like me, I'm sure there are a lot of folks who don't subscribe to Twitter who had no idea that others were getting alerts at inopportune times, but now that I know, I will be careful.  I like the fact that we do the Twitter thing, but since I don't subscribe, I didn't even give consideration to that fact when we implemented it, and for that, I'm sorry. 

But, having said that...let's keep Geek Alerts a viable part of this website!  There is no other place for local geeks to come and find out about these things.  Like I said...if you're not sure, just email me!  I'll let you know if it's cool, then either you can post it or I will.  Either way would be my pleasure!

November 22, 2009
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2300-0500 sounds good.

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November 22, 2009
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I completely agree with the privacy policy, but the time restrictions are unnecessary in my opinion. Its your choice to set your alerts up for that. Oh well.

November 30, 2009
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I understand the need for censorship when it comes to the devolution of non-published information such as Kings and Queens from faraway lands or over indulgent celebrities with special privileges who visit our fare city. After all, some of us are more privy to this type of information than others. But we should be allowed to use our own judgment as to what is sensitive or non-sensitive. The need to reference the information from another source really negates the need for the entire

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November 30, 2009
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Thanks Guys, for your replies and your input.  You know...I think we may have to revisit this issue because of some of the things you've said as well as my own personal feelings.  I now find myself "thinking too hard" as to whether or not I should post something lest I offend/disturb someone.  I enjoy seeing posts no matter what the time, and I know others do too.  I don't subscribe to Twitter so I have to plead ignorance on that entire subject, but, if indeed you can set your limits on what and when you get it, then I see no reason to restrict alert posting times.  Frankly, setting time limits has taken some of the fun out of it. 

I thank you for your understanding about VIP movements and such and that won't change, but I really want to keep it timely and up to the moment like it always was.  I don't want to make it hard on the Twitter users, but I don't want to lose more by setting too many limitations either. 

Can I get some input from the Twitter users on this?  Is there a way you can set your alert preferences without putting constraints on the rest of us?  Was the Twitter thing even a good idea?  I know I can never make everyone happy, but I want the best for all of us.  I know where my heart is at, but can I get your input, please?

Thanks All,

Chuck

 

November 30, 2009
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Now that I found the editing feature on the site, I have adjusted my tweets. Do whatever you want.

Doug

 

Out of the sandbox, finally!

November 30, 2009
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Tweets are fully adjustable. I love the tweets. The twitter website has brought us more traffic as well. We have a lot of followers that are well outside of this website but are in the aviation world.

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November 30, 2009
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Okay, so should we lift the time ban then?  I would like to, myself.  I think the Tweets are a cool thing to have and now that I know it's programmable I see no reason to continue with the constraints.

Any more insights from our members before we make a decision on this?

November 30, 2009
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Maybe just reiterate what are and are not worthy of Alerts.

Doug

 

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