Posting in the Future?

Yes or No Question for Authors:

Should we give you the ability to schedule new article submissions that won’t be reviewed & approved by our editors until a set date in the future that you specify?

Is this member feature of any value?

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Dawn Dingus writes:

No, I don’t think it’s necessary. Speaking for myself only…when I submit an article, I’m ready for it to be approved and published. The only benefit I can see from offering that option is if the article is related to an upcoming event, season, etc. But in that instance, I would think it to be just as simple for the author to wait until they’re ready for their article to be published, then submit it for approval.

Comment provided November 1, 2005 at 12:36 PM

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Bonnie Jo Davis writes:

Chris,

I recommend doing this the other way around. Schedule editorial review/publication at a future date (such as a week or two) and charge something for a forty-eight hour turnaround (if the article is approved). I’m actually so booked with submissions that I’m scheduling for January now but I charge extra to submit over a weekend. I would definately pay for expedited editorial review.

Comment provided November 1, 2005 at 3:39 PM

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Lance Winslow writes:

I believe if it is not too much trouble it could be worthy, as many people write about stuff which is not quite ready yet. For instance if you have a product and you are an expert in the industry then you could submit all your articles for the upcoming season and then have them go into the system one day at a time. So if you wrote about GPS Systems for your car and that is something people buy for Christmas they you could have 20 articles about all sorts of GPS stuff and have them post every three days. If you had an extra set of boxes on the submission page. The little box would always be checked Submit now, unless you put the dot into the ‚¬“submit later‚¬ and then it would highlight the box for the date you wish. box, box, box, Month-date-year.

I think it would be good. You know I have a few articles I wrote on Day light Savings time, actually four. And I was waiting to submit them and then forgot, now it does not make much sense, so I will wait till next year. Had this system been available I would have submitted them one week before daylight savings time. I have some articles, which are about BBQ a Turkey, which I would have submitted for this week, but now I cannot find them? I have some more that are on Winterizing you car, which I cannot find either. And some on Winterizing your boat which I already submitted and now they are buried on the site and are not easily found on Google but would have helped Ezine Editors and brought much traffic to the site. So, who loses? Everyone because I forgot, misplaced or posted out of season. You see?

Some authors write in spurts for a season and then have another article while they are thinking about it for next season. So, where as I agree with the others who have posted on this comment, I see the need and would say YES, but only if it is not too much trouble. Think on this.

Comment provided November 1, 2005 at 4:56 PM

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Jayadeep Rath writes:

Christopher

I do respect the opinion of authors who think otherwise but I personally don’t think this feature will add any real value.

Comment provided November 3, 2005 at 2:51 PM

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Dave Saunders writes:

I don’t see a lot of need for this feature. I don’t expect that I would use it.

Comment provided November 4, 2005 at 2:29 PM

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Roger Carr writes:

I do not believe this is a feature I would use. I am submitting articles that can be read and used by others over the long run. They are not targeted to a specific date in a specific year.

Comment provided November 6, 2005 at 7:37 AM

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Hi Chris,

I totally understand Lance’s view, hardly surprising as he is the most prolific producer of articles. For my own view, as I’m only just getting started on writing these articles I don’t have a problem organising mine for submission at the right time.

I appreciate you wanting to give even more value to your authors, but unless there is a distinct advantage for your editors (being able to schedule their time more easily), I think you would be creating a lot of unneccessary work for yourselves.

Comment provided November 7, 2005 at 6:00 AM

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