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A changing relationship with back issues

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Dave Palmer replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion The Bendis/Sook Legion
"I haven't read this issue yet, so I'm flying blind.  I assume that Gim is Gim Allon/Colossal Boy.  He seems to be an odd choice to not know who Hitler is.  Of all the Legionnaires one would expect him to know.  It has…"
8 minutes ago
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion A changing relationship with back issues
"I'm starting to really appreciate digital...especially as lettering on some books is smaller and smaller. I read Crowded, a fun sci-fi assassination comic, and have pretty much decided that future purchases will be digital; it's just too…"
3 hours ago
Fraser Sherman replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion A changing relationship with back issues
"I do reread a lot, which makes me comfortable keeping them around. Though i certainly won't get everything reread before I die. I can't get into digital unless it's something that would be hard to obtain otherwise. I spend most of my…"
6 hours ago
Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion The Bendis/Sook Legion
"That is one loooong period of peace in there if those are the three baddest in history! I personally want to award Rob a No-Prize for his Interlac explanation, by the way! Who knows what baddies have inhabited the Earth since 1945, but we just had…"
20 hours ago
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion The Bendis/Sook Legion
"Yep, both probably  too soon. But also, Hitler doesn't *just* say evil. It says a type of fascist, authoritarian evil that Weinstein or Dillinger don't represent. And Dillinger IS a really weird one to be one of the three most…"
yesterday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion A changing relationship with back issues
"I didn't get $50 a box... more like $40, in store credit. But it's 3 boxes out of the house, and an excuse to give a couple of runs one last read (Blackest Night, Gail Simone's Red Sonja) before sending them out too!I might get a…"
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion That Bendis Superman Thread (...and Event Leviathan!)
"I like this story idea a lot. I'm sure Superman's ID will rubberband to the status quo someday, but I think the revealed ID is going to be one of the features of this era that we'll be using to define it in the years to come. "
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Philip Portelli replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion The Bendis/Sook Legion
"Of course, it's always been odd that Dillinger gets such a bad rap even in the future. I've read a few books about him and he wasn't as outright evil as, say, Al Capone or Bonnie & Clyde. I guess "Baby Bin Laden" or…"
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion The Bendis/Sook Legion
"Ha, that's right! I'd totally forgotten about that! Baby Dillinger would be the best!"
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Peter Wrexham replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion The Bendis/Sook Legion
"It's no surprise that a legionnaire would think of Hitler when wanting the name of a bad guy. It was established long ago that, by the time of the Legion, the three worst villains of all history are considered to be Adolf Hitler, Nero, and John…"
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion The Bendis/Sook Legion
"That's probably a better approach. I'm sure there are SF stories out there where someone does just that."
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Jeff of Earth-J replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion The Bendis/Sook Legion
"From all accounts, Adolf Hitler was a frustrated artist. Instead of killing him in his crib, why not time-travel to give him some art lessons?"
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion The Bendis/Sook Legion
"(And apologies for the pedantry above. I like to take deep dives into stuff like this, but I'm sure if I hadn't thought of that title, I never would have gone down this rabbit hole.)"
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion The Bendis/Sook Legion
"I admit that the Baby Hitler line is a little jarring for the reasons you suggest. There's a lot of history between the 1940s and the 31st century. And yet I'm not sure if there's a better choice. Allow me to explain, in a short essay…"
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Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion That Bendis Superman Thread (...and Event Leviathan!)
"I read the latest issue of Superman, part 2 of the "Truth" arc. I thought it was pretty great. It makes sense what they're doing with the reactions to Superman's identity. I also loved the way the rest of the United Planets (in…"
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Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion The Bendis/Sook Legion
"I finally read issue 3, and it's pretty good. The focus remains on Superboy and a small smattering of other characters, which I understand. I don't like the fact that the bad guy they automatically think of is Hitler, even though it was a…"
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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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