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Update On Session Summaries & Reports

Posted by rajiv on 8 February 2009

At present, I leave it to any author who plays in a session to write a session report by lunchtime the following day.

However, it is not uncommon for participants in a session to look out for the session report first thing the following morning, and to add their comments to the report if it is up already.

I think it makes more sense for any author who would like to do a session report to do so the same night after the session.  The game is still fresh in the mind, and it’s a useful way to unwind after the game.  In any event, I don’t think any of us go straight to bed after the session!  And you can always edit the report in the morning.

If I don’t see a session report up by the following morning, I’ll put up a bare summary.  If any author was in the midst of doing a report, SMS me or add a comment to the post by which the session was scheduled and I’ll change the author of the post to you so that you can edit my summary to comprise your report.

If any regular who is not an author would like to do a report, speak to an author at the session to see if they can put up an introductory post up for you.  If there is no one to put up an introductory post for you, SMS me or add a comment to the post by which the session was scheduled, and I, or any author, can put up an introductory post for you.

If you’d like to write on the blog more regularly, you can of course be added as an author.

If an introductory post or session summary is put up, anyone (whether an author or not) is free to comment, and to do so in the style of a report.

I have stopped crediting session reports since the start of the year.  Of the 85 session reports in the second half of 2008, I did 37, and Tom did 13.

Instead, I am keeping a listing of all posts by authors, whether it is a session report or some other post.  Posts can be on anything football, sport or activity related.

I am hoping that all authors can put up at least one post a month.  A session report or summary is an easy way to get a post up, but there is a tighter deadline from now on.

A session summary or introductory post need only comprise of the line ups, the final score (if you know it) and the player poll.  A couple of lines about the game is entirely optional.  A session summary or introductory post for another participant to write a report will be included in the author’s list of posts.  If it is an introductory post for another participant to write a report, the participant who wrote the report will also be noted in the list.

In the circumstances, I won’t be asking anyone to write session reports anymore.  It was always meant to be voluntary, but I guess some of you found it harder than others to say “no”.   It is now even more clearly voluntary, because I won’t be asking!

14 Responses to “Update On Session Summaries & Reports”

  1. […] by rajiv on Thu 19 February 2009 As none of the authors who played last night have put up a report or summary yet, here’s a bare […]

  2. rajiv said

    Remember, writing a report or summary is entirely voluntary.

    If any author is in the process of posting a summary or report the morning after the session, feel free to add a comment to the current week’s schedule or SMS me to let me know so that I don’t put up a bare summary in the meantime.

  3. rajiv said

    As none of the authors who played last night had put up a report or summary at the time, I posted a bare summary at about 10.40 am, inviting anyone who played to provide us with the score or a report as a comment to the post.

    The first person to provide a report was Bret. As Bret is an author, I replaced the bare summary with his report, and put him down as the author of the post.

    I’ll do that from now on – if, after I post a bare summary the morning after the session, the first person to provide a report as a comment to the post is an author, I’ll replace the bare summary with the report, and change the name of the author of the post accordingly.

    If there are intervening comments (usually from Boris!), I won’t change the time of the post. Although this will show the report as having been posted earlier than it actually was, we can live with that.

    If the first report is from a non-author, I’ll have to leave it as a comment.

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  9. […] the first person to comment is an author providing the result, I have replaced the contents of the post with the contents of the comment, and attributed the post to the author, […]

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