Tomtech initially developed a system where multiple templates are always available from this, the original Liveblog sock puppet. Those templates have the instructions for live blogging which have been developed by the community over the last few years. The templates also have instructions to help new posters create live blogs.
Cedwyn, the original Liveblog account manager, was very helpful in developing this system.
It is time to see how the greater community feels about this system.
Live Blog Procedures for BlogAdmins:
All the original and core members of the Liveblog Group should be upgraded to BlogAdmin status in order to add those who are interested in posting and editing diaries during liveblog events can be quickly added to the Liveblog Group and upgraded to BlogEditors.
Liveblog BlogAdmins will have the Liveblog account password so they can post new templates for use by the liveblog events temporary BlogEditors.
All of the Liveblog Group's members are free to add content to the current diary.
When new Motherships and Shuttlepod Diaries are posted the editor posting the diary should copy the content from the previous diary of the same type into an available template in the Liveblog Group's Queue. You are free to cull dead links or outdated content. DO NOT EDIT PAST DIARIES. They are the archives.
Above the Fold:If you are starting a new mothership, feel free to use this section as needed to announce the purpose of the Mothership.
If this is a subsequent Mothership or Shuttlepod diary, you should open the previous Mothership or Shuttlepod diary for editing and copy its code and paste it here. BE SURE AND MAKE ANY EDITS YOU FEEL ARE NECESSARY TO KEEP THE DIARY CURRENT.
Be sure and add the tags from the previous diary.
(First Mothership only and all Shuttlepods) Add an initial comment with the subject: "Transcriptions, News, or Direct Quotes only"
Add a comment to the diary, as a personal Tip Jar, prior to publication. That Tip Jar will be used to volunteer for posting the next diary.
If this is the last template available send a message to the Liveblog Group here (opens in a new tab/window) asking a BlogAdmin to add new templates.
If this is a long term effort, consider creating a separate group devoted to continuing the series as the Gulf Watchers and the Eyes on Egypt and the Region groups did.
Remove these instructions.
Below the Fold:
This is liveblogging, not Vietnam...there are Rules!Please Recommend ONLY this Diary - This is the Mothership
No pictures - not a one and yes; this includes you.
New shuttlepod diaries usually pop up roughly when the comments break 300. The second diary, immediately following the Mothership, will post somewhere after 250 comments.
If you wish to be added as a temporary BlogEditor send a message to the Liveblog Group here (opens in a new tab/window).
If you are a Liveblog Group BlogEditor or BlogAdmin and want to post the next Mothership or Shuttlepod post a reply to the tip jar.
(Shuttlepod Section)List of Admonitions for Shuttlepod diaries
1. Please do not rec this diary - the current Mothership is the only one to rec.
2. No pictures - not a one and yes; this includes you.
3. Please reply to the tip jar only with transcriptions, news, or direct quote kinds of comments. This gives time-constrained users a chance to keep up without wading through the entire diary. General discussion and fun happen after the second tip jar.