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Amila - Crimson Stigmata

[!] New Staff Members!

Very belatedly – I'd like to welcome Merci (nosferatu_blue) and Auril (auril) to the team at Noire Sensus! Both will be helping us with formatting new fics coming in and are the reason the site is still alive and kicking. They've actually been working behind the scenes with us for about a year now and have already churned out bucket loads of formatted fics – which I need to upload!

As Noire Sensus is now 8 years old (oh my god, what happened to the time?!) the roles and amount of time the original Noire Sensus crew could devote to the site have changed. Basically everyone except for psuedoskribe and I are now only related to the site in 'consulting' roles as their lives take them elsewhere. On that note, I'd like to bid a very fond farewell to Eilis Siani (bananafis), Wolfie (wolfwarrior), and Link (link621) who've left us in a staff capacity. All three have been a great help behind the scenes, keeping the site running and providing valuable advice and support; Eilis was even one of the four founding members of Noire Sensus. But, alas, all good times must come to an end... Link will remain on as a contributing author.

The updated Noire Sensus staff role is:
  • Auril (auril) – SFA Format Officer – NEW!

  • Braken (braken) – Consultant (updated)

  • Koorime aka K (psuedoskribe) - Site Co-ordinator (unchanged)

  • Loquacia Dee (loqia) - Consultant (updated)

  • Mage (necromage) - Site Administrator (unchanged)

  • Merci (nosferatu_blue) - SFA Format Officer – NEW!

Another bad sign of how long it's been since I worked on the site – I had to look up all our info before I could write this post – the shame!

NB: The information on site is still out of date and will remain so until I can get my laptop to run faster >:D

NB2: I think I might even post this to the mailing list – apologies for people getting this twice. Now where did I put that thing...
stock :: sleeping in

I have a plan!

I've realised the website needs THREE TEAMS! Action on these plans will be taken in the new year with necromage at the head of the project.

Team A: Retrieval. The Retrieval Team acquire the very meat and potatoes of the website, by requesting new stories and tracking works in progress. This team forwards the retrieved stories on to the Team B: Formatting. There would likely be sub-teams of Team A to track the numerous fandoms -- and some teams may only require a single individual -- we tried this a while back, and it didn't quite work with single individuals trying to balance site stuff with their real world commitments. The notion behind a team is to pick up the slack when another member needs off-time to address their tax returns or family reunions, etc.

Team B: Formatting. The Formatting Team weed out MS Word-HTML code, trawl through all the word documents from people who missed the request for TXT and HTML files and turn the behemoth submissions into clean, semi-XHTML compliant stories for others' reading pleasure.

Team C: Archivists. The Archiving Team index the formatted stories and build/compile the code behind the archives.

At the moment, people have been doubling up on these roles and any member of NS staff was always at liberty to request stories on behalf of everyone, but when uni or full time work struck -- and it inevitably does for everyone -- well, we thank you for your patience.

Now that I've ranted about my dream of efficiency and delegation, I'll get back to multi-tasking.

If you have a story on the site that has not been updated, please send the updated chapters to k(at)noiresensus(dot)com by Saturday evening (AustEST).