Just wanted to say a couple of worlds regarding submission of articles, and in particular, credit to contributors. Here’s how my usual day goes:
- Check email, notice several comments to Fourtheye, which I read, and when I feel like it, respond to.
- Read emails with tip offs of articles, pictures, rumours, mp3s etc.
- Read Toolarmy, qucikly scanning the news and main boards, and usually doing a quick check for a newsletter (which sometimes appear well before Blair tells us).
- Check out ToolNavy, quickly read through new threads that haven’t dissolved into name calling and obviously made up rumours.
- If I’ve found something useful, I’ll make a post to Fourtheye, giving credit to either the poster or emailer, unless I can obviously see it was contributed by someone else. And I mean obviously, I usually don’t do much searching.
Sometime, as happened the other day, the post on TA, TN or where ever, is really someone else passing on info they found elsewhere on the web. This means that sometimes I credit the poster rather than the actual creator of the information.
Now I make no particular apologies for this, just like all of us I’m a busy guy and don’t have time to go tracking down the exact source for each article. I am however, more than happy to give credit where credit is due. So if you see some info on this site, and it really came from you, then by all means let me know, I’m always happy to make corrections and fix the source. Just be nice about it (and to everyones credit, no one has went really bitched or complained about this) and it’ll get done.
For anyone who’s interested, I just checked out our bandwidth stats for this month, and so far this month, we’ve used more than 20 times the bandwitdh we have for all of February. Now, I’m nowhere near running out (still less thqat 1% of my quota), but that may just give you some insight into why Toolnavy has had some problems in the last week or so.
Finally I’m sure there’s plenty of you using MSN or other such Instant Messaging programs. If any of you every want to have a chat, feel free to check me out on MSN. Username is firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t use the email address though, I rarely check it.