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Linux Channel Manager's Guide

Jun 22, 2009, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

The Linux Channel is Linux Today, Linux Today blog, LinuxPlanet, and LinuxPR.

Linux Today

http://newsadmin.linuxtoday.com

Linux Today is a news aggregate site that provide a continuous feed of news and information about Linux, free, and open source software.

Content Management

Management of Linux Today is the most time-consuming of the sites in the Linux/Open Source channel. Look for the best and most interesting stories. It doesn't matter what time of day you post any particular type of story, except the early morning is prime time for industry and enterprise news. Mix it up throughout the day: news, howtos, opinion and analysis. Throw in the occasional press release when it seems sufficiently interesting, or is something not covered well.

Managing Contributed Stories

On a daily basis, there are some 20-30 stories contributed to LT by readers. You are not obligated to post all of them. They must be relevant, good-quality, and not a subject that has been beaten to death. After a certain amount of time, you will recognize stories as not acceptable and will want to quickly clear them out of the Contrib queue.

  1. Click the Contribs link in the LT admin navigation bar. The Contribs page will open.

  2. Click the Delete radio button for any contributed story you know does not meet editorial criteria.

  3. Click the Execute Selections button at the bottom of the page. Any contributions marked Delete will be removed from the list.

  4. To continue, click the View link for individual stories to review them, and the Edit link to use them.

  5. LinuxPR stories are automatically entered in the LT queue. Don't use them.

Posting a New Story

Posting new stories found on the Internet is the key function of the LT editor. In the LT administrative site, it is done on the Submit page. Don't forget to search Internet.com for pertinent stories. I'm always encouraging my fellow editors to submit stories to LT, and sometimes they actually do.

After finding a story to link, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Submit link. The Submit page will open.

  2. Copy the exact headline for the story into the Headline field.

  3. In the Lead field, type the name of the source site, enclosing it in tags.

  4. Copy and paste a lead into the Lead field after the source site name. The lead should be enclosed in quotes and should not be much longer than the capacity of the Lead field.

  5. Copy and paste content from the source story into the Story field. You should not take much more than two paragraphs of content, under fair use. Less if the source story is short. Be sure:

  • The content is enclosed in the

    tags.
    • Each paragraph begins with

      "

    • The end of quote ends with ..."

    1. Copy and paste the URL to the story into the URL to Resource field. If there are extraneous RSS feed parameters in the URL, try to delete them (testing to make sure the link to the story still works).

    2. Copy and paste the author name info the Story Author field.

    3. Specify the Section.

      *****Solution Center, Press, and EL Today are broken categories; do not use them. Don't use Features or Small Features; see below for what to do with them*****

    • Developerâ€"Development techniques, tools, or the developer community.

    • High Performanceâ€"Virtualization, supercomputers, clusters

    • Infrastructureâ€"Catch all for any other stories

    • IT Managementâ€"Enterprise-level content, governments, business (all stories with this Section label will automatically go into Enterprise Linux Today).

    • Securityâ€"Any security-related story, howto, alerts

    • Storageâ€"Storage-related stories

    • Solution Centerâ€"This section is no longer operational

    1. Specify a Category.

    • Interviews and Peopleâ€"Interviews and feature on business, community personalities

    • Newsâ€"Straight-up news

    • Open Sourceâ€"A catch-all category for features, tutorials, analyst articles

    • Opinionsâ€"Opinions and rants

    • Pressâ€"This category is no longer operational.

    • Press Releasesâ€"Used only for LinuxPR stories or full press announcements

    • Reviewsâ€"Reviews of hardware and software

    • Securityâ€"Any security related story. This will also add "Security:" to the headline

    • Seriously---this is a special new category for stories that are so obviously wrong or so blatantly propaganda that it's hard to believe they're even published. Use this sparingly.

    1. Specify a topic in the Topic 1 field.

    • Book Reviewsâ€"Articles with book reviews

    • BSDâ€"Articles with BSD

    • Businessâ€"Business-related articles

    • Calderaâ€"Any article about SCO or the Canopy Group

    • Communityâ€"Community-related articles

    • Corelâ€"Articles about Corel (depreciated)

    • Debianâ€"Articles about Debian or any Debian-based distro (incl. Ubuntu)

    • Deploymentsâ€"Articles that discuss deployments or how to deploy

    • Desktopâ€"Desktop applications, environments, development

    • Developmentâ€"Development tools, techniques, people

    • EL Today--Non-functional

    • Embeddedâ€"Embedded technology

    • Eventsâ€"Topics referring to or taking place at an event

    • Featuresâ€"Used only to place article into the Features section of the LT page

    • Gamesâ€"Game-related articles

    • GNOMEâ€"GNOME-related articles

    • Hardwareâ€"Hardware-related articles

    • Helpâ€"Tutorials, howtos

    • High Endâ€"Clusters, supercomputers, virtualization

    • Humor---On-purpose funny stuff

    • KDEâ€"KDE- and Qt-related articles

    • Kernelâ€"Kernel articles

    • Law and Licensesâ€"Copyright, patents, licenses, crime articles

    • LDPâ€"Linux Documentation Project (depreciated)

    • Mandrakeâ€"Mandriva or any Mandriva-based distro

    • Market Researchâ€"Articles about surveys, analyst reports

    • Microsoftâ€"Microsoft or Windows

    • Networkingâ€"Networking-related articles

    • Novellâ€"Novell articles (non-SUSE)

    • OSOpinionâ€"OSOpinion (depreciated)

    • Progenyâ€"Progeny-related articles (depreciated)

    • Publicâ€"Government, education, municipal articles

    • Red Hatâ€"Red Hat-related articles

    • Releasesâ€"Software or hardware release announcements

    • Serverâ€"Articles about servers, client-server technology

    • Slackwareâ€"Slackware or any Slack-based distro

    • Small Features--Non-functional

    • Softwareâ€"General software stories

    • Suseâ€"SUSE or openSUSE articles

    • TurboLinuxâ€"TurboLinux or any TurboLinux-based distro

    • Ubuntu---The big kahuna, include Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and all the other little buntus

    • Not_setâ€"Place holder to leave a topic blank

    1. Specify a topic in the Topic 2 field. Or Not_set.

    2. In a separate tab, open the LT Search page. Enter one-word search terms at least four letters long in the uppermost 'Search Text' box. Good search terms are product or technology names, the names of people or companies mentioned in the article, the author's name, the site name.

    3. The Advanced Search Query field allows three-letter words and two word phrases, such as 'networking AND hardware'. "Or" searches don't work very well, it's faster and better to do two separate one-word searches.

    4. Click Submit. A list of related stories will appear.

    5. Check any stories you want to include as a related story. I like to use a half-dozen or so because it improves our Google power, but if you only get one or two that is fine.

    6. Click Submit. The HTML code for the Related Stories will appear.

    7. Copy and paste all of the code into the bottom of the Story field back on the Submit page. Make sure it's underneath the

    tag.
  • Click the Add Story button. The story will be previewed under the editing fields and the Complete Story link will be added above the Related Stories section. Open the Complete Story link in a tab or new window to make sure it works.

  • If all is well, click the Queue link at the top of the page. The story will appear, ready for final post.

  • Specify a time and date for the story to go live. Remember, all stories on LT are based on UTC.

  • Click the Post button. The story will appear on the LT front page at the specified time and date.

    Editing a Posted Story

    There may be times, such as an error or an update to a story, when you will need to change something on a story that's already posted. This is a pretty straightforward process.

    1. Click the Edit link in the LT admin navigation bar. The Edit page will open.

    2. Scroll to the story you want to edit and click the Edit link below the story. The story will appear in the Submit page.

    3. Make the changes you want and click the Submit button. The changes will appear in the story preview area on the bottom of the Submit page.

    4. When the changes are finished, you can move on to other things. The changes will be reflected on the "live" story in a few minutes, due to the lag of the MySQL database updating.

    Unposting a Story

    Sometimes you will come across a situation where you will need to remove a story from the LT front page, but not delete it outright. Examples of this include having to get confirmation about a story's accuracy or accusations of possible plagiarism. Until such things are sorted out, it's best to pull the story until you can track down the resolution.

    1. Click the Edit link in the LT admin navigation bar. The Edit page will open.

    2. Scroll to the story you want to unpost and click the Unpost link below the story. The story will be moved from the Edit page.

    To edit or repost the story, you can find it by clicking on the Queue link in the LT admin navigation bar.

    Deleting a Story

    If you have posted a story that's a duplicate, really out of date, or just an outright lie (and such mistakes will get past you), you will need to delete the story altogether.

    1. Click the Edit link in the LT admin navigation bar. The Edit page will open.

    2. Scroll to the story you want to delete and click the Delete link below the story. A confirmation screen will appear.

    3. Click the YES link. The story will be removed from the LT database and then the front page in a few minutes.

    Repairing a "Wormhole"

    The database of LT is sometimes a cantankerous beast. It does pretty well based on the demands we place on it, but sometimes glitches happen. One particularly nasty glitch occurs when a reader click on the link to a story on the front page and is directed to a completely different story summary instead. This phenomenon has been dubbed a wormhole, and it is caused by the database assigning the same URL link to more than one story.

    The best way to prevent this from occurring is to avoid assigning identical categories and topics to stories while posting them in a single session of posting. For example, if I had a slew of stories about a kernel developer causing a fuss about something, I might assign story one as News/Kernel/Development, then the next story as News/Kernel/Software, then News/Kernel/Not_set, and so on.

    Once a certain amount of time passes (experiments show it to be about an hour) between posting sessions, then you can start using the same category and topic assignments for stories, as the database's timestamp has moved on sufficiently to assign different URLs.

    If a wormhole does happen, the only way to fix it is to kill the newer story then re-post it. What I do is open the malfunctioning story in the Submit page, then in another tab of my browser, open a blank Submit page. After copying and pasting the information from the original story's fields to the new fields, you can revisit the Edit page and delete the broken story.

    Once the broken story is deleted, revisit the duplicate version in the Submit page and finish the steps to post it. Be sure to assign it different categories and topics so the problem isn't duplicated.

    Note: Deleting the original story will kill any talkbacks that were posted to that story. This is unfortunate, but unavoidable under our system.

    A related problem is when you click the story link on the front page of LT, the inside LT page is a dead end and the story summary does not appear. To cure this simply change the categories, and in a few minutes it should be OK.

    Managing Talkbacks

    Besides posting stories, a big part of the LT editor's job is the moderation of talkbacks. Under the current system, there are two types of talkbacks to moderate:

    Registered users are able to post their comments right to a story without any prior moderation by the editor. These users typically follow the rules of the road and don't abuse the talkback rules very often. A CAPTCHA system prevents comment spam. If they do get out of hand, their posts can be pulled off the site and (if their poor behavior continues) their account privileges can be removed, which means they would have to post comments through the other LT system.

    Unregistered users can post comments to any story, too, but all of their comments are first read and checked for conformance to LT talkback policy. In this way, they can still maintain their privacy, but the trade-off is they have to wait for their posts to clear.

    There is a very subjective nature to this part of the job; maintaining the line between free speech and outright flamewars is hard. Sometimes a flamewar will be get started despite your best efforts. The good news is, most LT readers are self-correcting in their behavior and the troublemakers get easily discouraged and move on if you keep consistently deleting policy-violating comments.

    Posting New Talkbacks

    Moderating unposted talkbacks from unregistered users (also known as pushing talkbacks), is not time-consuming, but it should be done about once every half-hour/45 minutes during the week day and a couple of times in the evening to keep the flow of conversation going. On weekends, I try to push talkbacks three-four times a day. But if you have other things to do, then do them. Registered users will be able to comment, and sometimes the delay will give incentive for other users to register.

    1. Click the TalkBacks link in the LT admin navigation bar. In a few moments, the Talkback page will open and if any talkbacks are available for review, they will be listed.

    2. Read each talkback. If a talkback is acceptable, click the comment's Post radio button.

      Note: I try to check any URL contained in a talkback to confirm authenticity/safety/relevancy.

    3. Continue on through the rest of the comments. Click the Delete radio button if a comment does not pass the policy test.

    4. If a talkback needs to be edited, click the Edit radio button.

    5. Click the Execute button. Talkbacks marked Post or Delete will have those operations performed. Any comments marked Edit will appear below the execution status list.

    6. To edit an unposted talkback, make the changes you need in the Comment field.

    7. Click the Post radio button for the comment.

    8. Click the Doit button. The edited comment will be posted.

    Managing Posted Talkbacks

    To keep an eye on a long comment thread, you may want to visit the master talkbacks list, which lists all of the talkbacks for a given period. (The default is the current day.)

    1. Click the TalkBacks link in the LT admin navigation bar. In a few moments, the Talkback page will open and if any talkbacks are available for review, they will be listed.

    2. Moderate any unposted commnents.

    3. When finished, click the Display Posted button. In a few moments, a list of all talkbacks live on LT will appear.

    4. If any talkbacks need to be deleted, click the Delete button for the comment.

    5. Click the Execute button. Talkbacks marked Delete will be deleted.

    Mass Deleting Posted Talkbacks

    Though LT has a CAPTCHA system to weed out comment spam, every once in a great while, a spammer will sign up for an account and flood the comment system with spam.

    The first thing you need to do in this instance is track down the offending account and delete it. (See the upcoming Account Management section.) This will prevent more spam coming in.

    After that, it's not too hard to kill off the offending comments in one or two steps.

    1. Click the TalkBacks link in the LT admin navigation bar. In a few moments, the Talkback page will open and if any talkbacks are available for review, they will be listed.

    2. Moderate any unposted commnents.

    3. When finished, click the Display Posted button. In a few moments, a list of all talkbacks live on LT will appear.

    4. Enter a term common to all of the spam comments in the Search and Delete field.

    5. Click the Delete button. Anny comments with the search term will be immediately deleted.

      Note: You may have to repeat steps 4 and 5 if the spammers actually got creative with their wording.

    Other Management Responsibilities

    The daily aspects of managing Linux Today are wrapped up in the posting of stories and handling of talkbacks. But, there are other administrative duties that come up at various intervals.

    Posting the Weekly Top 2 Stories

    On Mondays of every week, I like to post the two most-read stories on LT for the past week. The number one story appears in the Editor's Pick box in the right margin of LT, and the number two story appears in the Linux Today Features box.

    This is a little something extra I like to do for the readers, and it can keep a conversation going on a story long after it would have cycled off the page.

    1. Click the HOF THISW link in the lower LT admin navigation bar. The Hall of Fame (This Week) page will open.

    2. Ctrl-click the small Edit link next to the first story in the list. The story's Submit page will open in a new tab.

    3. Repeat step 2 for the next story in the list. You should have two Submit pages open, one tab for each story.

    4. In the first story's Submit page, change one of the Topic fields to Features.

    5. Click Submit. The story will be updated.

    6. Close the tab and repeat steps 4-6 for the next story.

    7. Click the Features link in the lower LT admin navigation bar. The Features page will open.

    You will now need to clean up last week's featured stories to avoid a build up in the Features page.

    1. Ctrl-click the small Edit link next to story 1 in the list. The story's Submit page will open in a new tab.

    2. Repeat step 9 for story 2. You should have two Submit pages open, one tab for each story.

    3. Using the master LTSN value at the top of the Submit page as a guide, change the Features topic in the story to its original value. For instance, LTSN = 2008-06-29-005-26-OP-DT-KE tells us the Category is Opinions, and the Topics should be Desktop and KDE.

      Note: A "missing" topic means that it should be Not_set.

    4. Click Submit.

    5. Close the tab and repeat steps 10-12 for the next story.

    6. In the Features page, mark the most-read story as 1, the next-most-read story as 2, and last week's stories as 0.

    7. Click the Update button. If you reset the old stories' topics, you should now just have two stories in the list, 1 and 2.

    Account Management

    Sometimes you will get a request for a lost password, or have to punitively remove the account of a user. To do this, you will need to visit the Accounts page.

    1. Click the Accounts link in the LT admin navigation bar. The Accounts page will open.

    2. Enter any known information about the account in the appropriate field.

    3. Click Search. A list of potentially matching accounts will appear.

    4. To view the details of the account, click the VIEW link.

    5. To delete the account, click the DELETE link.

    6. To make changes to the account, click the EDIT link.

    7. If you edit the account, make the changes in the edit account page and click the UPDATE button.

      Note: If you want to see a list of the last 20 accounts (or whatever number you want), you can leave the fields blank on the Accounts page and just click Search.

    Category Management

    Because categories and topics tie right into the URLs created for LT stories, it is not feasible to change the categories/topics. You can add values for these fields, in the Categories page of the admin site, but it should only be done with the long term in mind. Also, the database may crash after any additions, so it is very wise to have one of the database techs on standby to reboot the system if need be.

    Posting the Top Yearly Stories

    Near the end of the calendar year, I like to post a Top 10 or 20 list of most-read stories for the year. Getting the data for this list uses a hidden feature of LT.

    1. Ctrl-click the HOF THISW link in the lower LT admin navigation bar. The Hall of Fame (This Week) page will open in a new tab.

    2. In the URL for the Hall of Fame page, change the timeframe value from thisweek to thisyear.

    3. Press Enter to reload the page. A list of the 20 most-read stories for this calendar year will appear.

    Linux Today Blog

    https://swarm.jupitermedia.com/mt.cgi

    The Linux Today blog section is a collection of original and syndicated blogs designed to provide more chances for discussion of ongoing topics in the Linux and open source community.

    Entries in the Blog section of Linux Today are done with a stock installation of the Movable Type content management system. Refer to that system's documentation for assistance.

    The only thing to remember for the blogs is that if you want to link them from the LT main page, it's best to make the blog first, so you have a URL to link to.

    LinuxPlanet

    http://us.mydesktop.com/

    LinuxPlanet is the original-content site of the Linux and Open Source channel, providing relevant reviews, features, tutorials, and news analysis for its readers.

    LP posts original articles on Mondays and Thursdays, budget permitting, editor contributions at editor;'s whim, and whatever the budget allows.

    LP uses a unique content management system, which may seem convoluted at first, but once the rhythm is down, it still makes no sense.

    Posting a Story

    Posting a story in LP comes in two stages: adding the story to the system, then posting it to the front page of LP. Here's how to post a story:

    1. In the AdministrationCenter page of LP, click the More Articles link.

    2. Click the Add New Article link at the bottom of the Article List.

    3. Enter a headline for the article in the Title field.

    4. Enter a one-word code for the article in the Alias field.

    5. Set the Article Type.

    6. Enter some topic terms in the Keywords field.

    7. Enter a lead for the story in the Description field.

      tags are not needed, but other HTML can be used.

    8. Set the Author for the story.

    9. Set the Editor and Designer for the story. This should be you.

    10. Select the following check mark settings:

    • Written?

    • Checked First?

    • Edited?

    • Designed?

    1. Click the Submit Query button. The story will be entered into the content management system.

    2. Click the Add a Page link. The Edit Article page will appear.

    3. Enter a Sub-Headline in the Page Title field.

    4. Enter the HTML-coded content for the page in the Page Body field.

    5. Click the Submit Query button. The page will be added to the story.

    6. If any screenshots are needed, click the Add Screenshot link. The Screenshot page will appear.

    7. Enter a figure caption in the Image Title field.

    8. Using the Browse button, find the local filepath for the thumbnail image of your screenshot.

    9. Enter the pixel width of the screenshot thumbnail (240).

    10. Enter the pixel height for the screenshot thumbnail.

    11. Using the Browse button, find the local filepath for your screenshot.

    12. Enter the pixel width of the screenshot (which must be no more than 800).

    13. Enter the pixel height for the screenshot.

    14. Click Submit Query. The screenshot will be added to that page.

    15. Repeat Steps 16-24 for any additional screenshots for that page.

    16. To add more pages, click the Article Number's link in the upper right corner of the Edit Article page. The main article page will appear.

    17. Repeat Steps 12-26, adding pages until finished.

    18. Once all of the pages are added and you are at the main article page again, click the Edit Subjects link.

    19. Choose a subject, then click Add. You can add as many subjects that are appropriate.

    20. When finished, click the AdministrationCenter banner to return to the article list page.

    21. Click the article's link in the Article Bay. The main article page will appear.

    22. Click the Edit Article Information link.

    23. If the article is ready, click the Ready to Post checkmark and click Submit Query. The article is now assigned a URL and live on LP.

      Note: Once the ready to Post box is checked, the story will be visible to any search engine, and will also appear in the site's RSS feed. If you want to keep the story hidden, do not check this box.

    Putting a Story on the Front Page

    Once a story is live, you need to assign it to the front page. LP will list five stories at a time on the front page.

    1. In the AdministrationCenter page, click the Edit Front Page link. The Choose Section page will appear.

    2. Confirm LinuxPlanet, then click the Edit button. The Edit Front Page page will appear.

    3. Click the Insert an Article to the Top of Links link. The Article page will appear.

    4. Select the appropriate story from the drop-down field.

    5. Click the Submit Query button. The story will be placed on the LP front page.

      Note: Updates to the LP content management system will instantly appear on the LP front-end.

    Editing a Story

    If you need to make a fix to a posted story, it's pretty fast.

    1. In the AdministrationCenter page, click the More Articles link. The Article List page will appear.

    2. Click the article's link. The main article page will appear.

    3. Click the link for the page to edit. The page's information page will appear.

    4. Click the Edit This Page link. The Edit page will appear.

    5. Make the changes you need and click the Submit Query button. The changes will be instantly on LP.

    Creating Screenshots

    Screenshots in LP are not hard to do, using your favorite graphics editing tool. I recommend The GIMP. For each screenshot, you will need a thumbnail of the screenshot as well. Using The GIMP, use these guidelines to make appropriate files.

    Thumbnails: PNG format, always 100 pixels wide.

    Screenshot: PNG format, no more than 800 pixels wide.

    Adding a New Author

    If you assign a story to a new writer, you will need to add them into the LP content management system so their name will be available as an author. It is best to do this, therefore, before you start entering their first story.

    1. In the AdministrationCenter page, click the User Management link. The Users page will appear.

    2. Click the Add New User link. The user information page will appear.

    3. Add the appropriate information. JUPM employees should have Full-Time Employee type, and all others should have Visitor status.

    4. Click the Submit Query button. The writer will be available in the system.

    LinuxPR

    http://newsadmin.linuxpr.com/pr/

    LinuxPR is a free service that posts any submitted press release that pertains to Linux or open source technology. The site should be updated at least once per day, though twice works well.

    Managing the site is easy, as you mostly have to just post stories. Sometimes you will be asked to edit releases, which is not too hard. The only thing you can't help people with is with their accounts. We have no access to accounts so we cannot assist with passwords, logins, etc. For those requests, I just ask them to create a new account.

    Note: The stories posted on LinuxPR will appear in the Contrib queue for Linux Today. Unless the release is very breaking news that isn't somewhere else, you should not link to it directly from LT.

    Posting a Story

    1. Click the Unposted link.

    2. Scroll down to bottom of press release list and click the Edit link for the last release in the list. The release edit page will appear.

    3. Edit release based on these criteria:

    • The release must mention Linux or open source or be from a known Linux/open source vendor. If not, it should be deleted. No exceptions.

    • The Lead field should contain only a sentence or two lead. A lot of contributers just paste the entire first paragraph in, which is too much and looks bad on the front page. I usually just cut and paste the first 'graph into the Press Release field, then copy and paste a good sentence back into the Lead field.

    • There should never be any HTML tags in the Headline or Lead fields. This will break the LinuxPR newsletter. Any special chearacters, like (R) or (C) or TM, should also be removed from these fields.

    • If need be, you may have to add

      tags to the Press Release field. Don't feel obligated to add

      ,
      1. , or
      2. tags--if they didn't take the time, why should you?
      3. Remove any Press Contact information from the release. Check the end of the release, which is where this is usually found.

      1. When editing is complete, click the Finished button. The release review page will appear.

      2. After reviewing the story, you can:

      • Post: Post the story by clicking the Post link. (NOT the Post button; this is broken)

      • Delete: Delete the story by clicking the Delete link. You will be asked to confirm deletion, click Yes.

      • Edit: If you see some editorial/formatting errors, click the Edit link.

      1. After clicking Post, the Unposted queue will re-appear if there are more stories in the queue. (After deleting a story, you have to click a provided link to return to the queue.)

      2. Continue until the queue is empty.

      Editing an Existing Story

      1. Visit the main LinuxPR page and locate the story to edit.

      2. Obtain the story number by checking the URL of the press release (.html)

      3. Log into the LinuxPR administrative site.

      4. Click the Edit/Delete link.

      5. Enter the story number in the Edit/Delete PR # field and press Enter. The release preview page will appear.

      6. Unpost the story by clicking the Unpost link. This must be done or when you edit and re-post, a new copy of the story will appear.

      7. Click the Edit link and edit the story.

      8. When complete, click the Finished button.

      9. Click the Post link. The corrections will appear in the story momentarily.

      Deleting an Existing Story

      1. Visit the main LinuxPR page and locate the story to delete.

      2. Obtain the story number by checking the URL of the press release (.html)

      3. Log into the LinuxPR administrative site.

      4. Click the Edit/Delete link.

      5. Enter the story number in the Edit/Delete PR # field and press Enter. The release preview page will appear.

      6. Delete the story by clicking the Delete link. You will be asked to confirm.

      Newsletters

      Another aspect of the editor's job is the creation and submission of the Linux Planet newsletter to the newsletter production team at nlproductions@jupitermedia.com. Each newsletter is in HTML format, and needs to be sent in by 1500 Eastern Time every Monday and Thursday.

      Give thanks to Michael Hall as you navigate to http://tools.puddingbowl.org/linuxplanetnl/ and click a button to get new content for the newsletter. Copy and paste into newsletter template. Smile.

==========Notes==============

first ever LT story: http://www.linuxtoday.com
/news_story.php3?ltsn=1998-09-28-006-10-NW-SW
Apache 1.3.2 is released

Sites to avoid because they plagiarize:
Linux Tips
http://linux.dipin.info/

Linux Masters
http://www.linux-masters.com/

Open Help
http://open-help.blogspot.com/


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