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Re: Birthday blog post

From: PhistucK <phistuck@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:11:52 +0300
Message-ID: <CABc02_+tAeQ=Zh2=7e_7Fnc5ifr8ZPGV-ddyfSkYR-Kg_Q8tXQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Eliot Graff <Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com>
Cc: Alex Komoroske <komoroske@google.com>, Julee <julee@adobe.com>, Andre Jay Meissner <ameissne@adobe.com>, Scott Rowe <scottrowe@google.com>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Instead of the suggested "The team developed a comprehensive CSS properties
reference.", I think it should be "The community"... because "The team"
could imply that only the stewards were part of this and the sense of
community gets a bit lost.


☆*PhistucK*


On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 7:53 PM, Eliot Graff <Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com>wrote:

>  I understand Alex’s concern about wasting our press engagement; however,
> I think that a blog post here is a good idea (with a few edits). ****
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> We blog (somewhat) regularly about events and milestones. And the press
> does not glom onto them as official press releases. If we do, indeed, lower
> the fanfare a tad and keep this long one of two things will happen. The
> press will either ignore it (most likely, given past behavior), or they
> will notice it and fill copy with it. This is not a big announcement, nor
> is there anything press worthy in it, with one exception: “Webplatform has
> been live for a year. What have they done?” Not a big story. If they *do*want to run the story, though, this provides the background. We should
> really make sure that at the end we say, “We will reach a milestone in the
> next 60 days, one that we are proud of and one which we will announce on
> the blog. Stay tuned….”****
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> Overall, I like the post. The litany of accomplishments is good, accurate,
> and not overblown. The section headers could be toned down, but the
> structure and flow are really nice. Great job, Scott!****
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> Consistency in the voice would be good, and switching to third person
> would be best, IMHO. From:****
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> We’ve also developed a comprehensive CSS properties reference<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/css/properties>
> .****
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> To****
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> The team developed a comprehensive CSS properties reference<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/css/properties>
> .****
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> Etc.****
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> I’d love to be able to edit this, but I am really tied up today and
> tomorrow with the release of IE11 and Windows 8.1.****
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> My 2 cents****
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> Eliot****
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> PS. One specific passage I had a question about was this one:****
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> Thanks to the invaluable efforts of Dave Gash<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/User:Dgash>,
> Mike Sierra <http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/User:Sierra>, Lance Leonard<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/User:Lleonard>,
> and many others, we reorganized the API Reference<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/apis>,
> updating 9 imported documents and adding 13 new documents, in over 730
> pages. ****
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> I’m not quite sure how to parse that.****
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> *From:* Alex Komoroske [mailto:komoroske@google.com]
> *Sent:* Wednesday, October 16, 2013 9:28 AM
> *To:* Julee
> *Cc:* Eliot Graff; Andre Jay Meissner; Scott Rowe;
> public-webplatform@w3.org; PhistucK
>
> *Subject:* Re: Birthday blog post****
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> I realize my earlier comments may not have been clear.****
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> My basic point boils down to: we get one free chance to engage tech press
> for an announcement around our birthday. We're close to having something
> meaty (CSS Properties), but we aren't there yet to have a big announcement.
> A "year in review" that is not positioned to grab press attention (like
> this post) is a *great * idea (and it's extremely well executed and
> exhaustively researched by Scott--many props). I just want to be careful
> about making this a "happy birthday" post that could *accidentally *engage
> the press and blow our one-free-announcement card.  ****
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> Luckily, in my personal opinion it's easy to avoid accidental press pickup
> by softening the "birthday" language, and by keeping it long and in depth
> (so scratch that point in my earlier comments).****
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> --Alex (the guy who apparently loves parentheticals) Komoroske****
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> On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 9:15 AM, Julee <julee@adobe.com> wrote:****
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>   Eliot:****
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> As the keeper of the blog, what do you think? We talked last Friday about
> having a birthday post sooner rather than later, but I also see Alex's
> point. Would you please weigh in?****
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> J****
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> julee@adobe.com****
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> @adobejulee****
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> *From: *Alex Komoroske <komoroske@google.com>
> *Date: *Wednesday, October 16, 2013 8:44 AM
> *To: *PhistucK <phistuck@gmail.com>
> *Cc: *Andre Jay Meissner <ameissne@adobe.com>, Scott Rowe <
> scottrowe@google.com>, WebPlatform Public List <public-webplatform@w3.org>
> *Subject: *Re: Birthday blog post****
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> Thanks for writing this up, Scott! Overall it's well written and gives a
> lot of great shoutouts.****
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> A few high-level comments:****
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>    - The post uses first person a few times, which seems a bit informal
>    for an Official Announcement on the Official Blog. (Although it's possible
>    I just have weird preferences--what do others think?)****
>    - It's *looooooooong*. It's a great, in-depth overview of progress in
>    the past year, but it might be too much for a general audience to read
>    through.****
>    - We had talked in the past about using the birthday timing for a more
>    concerted marketing push. That implies to me that we might want to
>    de-emphasize the one year birthday angle in this post so we can "save it"
>    for a bigger push. One way to do that is to keep this post comprehensive
>    (which is pretty inside baseball and won't be particularly interesting to
>    press), and play down the "OMG it's our birthday" angle just slightly in
>    the intro and title. Does that make sense? Is it a silly idea?****
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>  I haven't had a chance to leave specific, low-level comments.****
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> --Alex****
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> On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 2:12 AM, PhistucK <phistuck@gmail.com> wrote:****
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>  Oh, now I see there are two mentions - please, remove both of them (one
> is "Phistuk").****
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> Thank you for trying. ;)****
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> ****
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> ☆*PhistucK*****
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> On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 12:07 PM, PhistucK <phistuck@gmail.com> wrote:****
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>  Please, remove my name from the post, I do not need any credit.****
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> (It was pointing to the wrong link anyway)****
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> ****
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> ☆*PhistucK*****
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> On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 11:18 AM, Andre Jay Meissner <ameissne@adobe.com>
> wrote:****
>
>   Great work Scott! Minor spelling fix (good old "Doc Sprint" FTW!),
> already in. Wondered if we could add 2-3 more images, could just be a pic
> of the great Amsterdam cake and maybe the Doc Sprint logo or so. Also
> thanks for giving me good reason to finally pimp my user profile a bit! :))
> *Jay****
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> *Von: *Scott Rowe <scottrowe@google.com>
> *Datum: *KW 42 | Mittwoch, 16. Oktober 2013 01:29
> *An: *"public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
> *Betreff: *Birthday blog post
> *Neu gesendet von: *"public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org
> >
> *Neu gesendet am: *KW 42 | Mittwoch, 16. Oktober 2013 01:30****
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>   Blog reviewers, please take a look at this draft: ****
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> http://blog.webplatform.org/?p=729&preview=1&_ppp=9c032ed7ef****
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> Append your comments and suggestions to this thread.****
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> Thanks!****
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> ~Scott****
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