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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Luke Blanchard's discussion Comic Book Twenty Questions
"I'll throw out a couple, too: Is the character male?Is it a supporting character?"
4 hours ago
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Luke Blanchard's discussion Comic Book Twenty Questions
"Is he from Earth?"
22 hours ago
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion What Comic Books Have You Read Today?
"I've started to reread Hellboy with the release of The Hellboy Omnibus volume 1. So far I've read the initial storyline, "Seed of Destruction," plus a couple of short stories: "The Wolves of St. August" and "The…"
23 hours ago
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Luke Blanchard's discussion Comic Book Twenty Questions
"Are his powers common to all the people on his planet?"
yesterday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Trends in DC's Digital Reprints on Comixology
"ARRRGH! I just lost my whole writeup, because I was writing it in the comment box instead of a word doc, and I accidentally closed the tab.So here's a quick recap:Infinity Inc 50-52: 1 more issue to go! Secret Origins 46-48: DC's…"
yesterday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Luke Blanchard's discussion Comic Book Twenty Questions
"Was he created in the Silver Age?"
yesterday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Philip Portelli's discussion Veterans in DC Comics?
"I think you're right. Pretty sure the change was made for the Justice League cartoon -- but he might have had history as a Marine earlier, and they were just the first to really emphasize it. "
yesterday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Luke Blanchard's discussion Comic Book Twenty Questions
"Did the character first appear as a solo character and subsequently join the team, or did he debut with the team?"
yesterday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Philip Portelli's discussion Veterans in DC Comics?
"John Stewart served in the US Marine Corps. Captain Storm recently returned to the mainland in the Superman Special, after spending decades on Dinosaur Island. "
yesterday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Luke Blanchard's discussion Comic Book Twenty Questions
"Gonna be a big crossover with the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers!"
yesterday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Luke Blanchard's discussion Comic Book Twenty Questions
"Is he generally associated with a team?"
yesterday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Luke Blanchard's discussion Comic Book Twenty Questions
"Is he a hero?"
yesterday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Luke Blanchard's discussion Comic Book Twenty Questions
"That's hilarious! I never caught on to that, either! "
yesterday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Luke Blanchard's discussion Comic Book Twenty Questions
"Is the character a hero?"
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Luke Blanchard's discussion Comic Book Twenty Questions
"Nah, I'm still in the dark!Is the character an Avenger?"
Thursday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Luke Blanchard's discussion Comic Book Twenty Questions
"Did the character first appear as part of a team, or was he operating solo?(And no worries on getting Silver Banshee so quickly! I knew she'd be fairly easy.)"
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s News Posts

DC Digital: Releases for Dec. 8

Posted on December 12, 2010 at 10:08pm 1 Comment

Stop the presses! DC’s precious resources are being depleted!

Well, maybe that’s a trifle alarmist, but that’s what occurred to me when I realized what a large portion of DC’s digital release program is devoted to Green Lantern… and how precious little of the current run is…

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DC Digital: Releases for Nov. 30

Posted on December 1, 2010 at 12:00pm 3 Comments

Time flies when you’re in a turkey coma. I’d taken my last look at DC’s digital releases so late that by the time I got home from Thanksgiving, I misremembered that I’d already finished last week’s column. So, skip… Continue

DC Digital: Releases for Nov. 17

Posted on November 22, 2010 at 1:30am 11 Comments

Sorry for the late column, folks. Been a busy week at chez Staeger. But time marches on, and DC marched through this Wednesday with another sizable week of digital releases. There are 55 new releases in all; it seems like 58, but issues 1 to 3 of Identity…
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DC Digital: Releases for November 10

Posted on November 11, 2010 at 2:56pm 3 Comments

Wow.



After a couple of weeks of relative dormancy, this is the week where DC started to get its act together. There were planty of new debuts (and almost-debuts) this week: Four from the DCU, three from Vertigo, and one from Wildstorm. (Zuda remains MIA.)



Also new is that DC has… Continue

DC Digital: Releases for November 3

Posted on November 5, 2010 at 2:10am 0 Comments

Before we get to this week’s offerings, I should mention that DC provided readers with a few Halloween treats on October 31. There was issue 2 of The Long Halloween, issue 8 of Starman… and two more issues of Batman, issues 645 and 646. This run continues Judd Winick’s Batman… Continue

Comment Wall (7 comments)

At 6:55am on May 26, 2009, Rich Lane said…
Yep, we've thought it through. No blog posts get up without mod approval. :)
At 11:30pm on June 8, 2010, Figserello said…
Matter Eater Lad.

We shall not see his like again...
At 4:17pm on October 8, 2010, Cavaliere (moderator emeritus) said…
Happy birthday, Rob.
At 5:57am on May 24, 2013, Commander Benson said…

Rest easy, friend . . . you didn't screw anything up.  The culprit is a peculiarity in the function of the system.  Saving an article as a draft---which should send it to my blog list only---will also send it to a mod for approval.  I imagine some reason was imagined for requiring drafts to be approved by mods, but it's inconvenient because, once a mod approves the draft, it appears in the "Latest Activity" column on the home page.

 

That means folks can access it before I'm ready to publish it.

 

The reason it became more of a problem this time is because I had to deviate from my normal routine.  Typically, once I've written and proofed my article on Word and collected all the art I'm going to use into a file, then I go the the blog page, cut-and-paste the article, add the art, give it one last proofing (not that that ever gets all the bugs out), and then send it over to a mod for publishing.

 

During that evolution, I usually save it as a draft twice---once to make sure I have it, in case of a power failure or something, and nearly every time I add the art, a glitch in the hyperlink system forces me to save it a second time.

 

Because I usually do it all---save the draft and proof it and publish it---in one session, the mod approval of the draft usually isn't a problem.

 

But "Mars or Bust" I had to do differently.  I had to edit some of the art two or three times, and I saved it as a draft each time.  (I found one piece of art I had to edit, then saved the draft, then found something else that needed fixing, and so forth.)  Even so, that wouldn't have been a problem---except that I ran out of available time to proof the article again.  So I had to keep it in draft status until I can get to it this morning.  (Actually, right after I finish this note to you.)

 

Apparently on the moderator's end, nothing indicates that it's a draft one is approving, vice an article ready for publication.  And because it was only drafts you approved this time (and no follow-on final article for publishing which usually happens), it didn't publish.

 

So you didn't goof up, Rob.  I just broke routine.

 

Best,

Commander B

At 5:34am on June 1, 2013, Commander Benson said…

Rob, now maybe, with your godlike powers of moderation, you can help me with something.

As I typically do, when I post one column for approval, I go back to the previous one, correct all the errors/typos which escaped all of my prior proofreading, and submit that previous one for (re)approval.

 

When I posted my current Deck Log Entry (the Legion Quiz), I also reposted the previous "Mars or Bust!" entry, after cleaning it up.  Usually the reposted column gets approved at the same time the new one is. 

 

But for some reason, the "Mars or Bust!" column is still waiting approval.  I don't know who the system decides what moderator gets what stuff to approve, but if you can give me an inkling on how to get "Mars or  Bust!" reapproved, I'd appreciate it.

 

Thanks,

Commander B

At 11:13am on June 1, 2013, PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod said…

How's that?

At 3:29pm on June 22, 2013, Richard Mantle said…

Thanks for the welcome! I've been 'lurking' and reading many a thread for quite a while!

 

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