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Editors required!

Published: 14th Dec 2001, 13:00:22 | Permalink | Printable

Join the team and be apart of the drobe.co.uk XPerience

As you might well know, since its launch in 1999, the RISC OS news website Drobe Launchpad has been carefully editted and maintained by Peter Price, Chris Williams and Robin Edwards with 2 distinct aims: to be accurate and reliable and to be the news portal RISC OS users turn to first to find out the latest news in the rollercoaster ride that is the RISC OS world.

However we, the editors, have recently embraced this little thing called 'university' which has since devoured all our free time. This has left drobe.co uk in a sad state of neglect that we shall now try to correct. As such, the Drobe Launchpad is now looking for a number of RISC OS users who would be willing to join our crazy yet friendly portal as news editors.

Alright calm down, I can tell you're excited by this announcement so I shall be brief. A typical drobe editor should be able to write engaging and researched articles, seeking out news and not just from comp.sys.acorn.announce and having a sense of, well, fun. The editor should be a competent internet and RISC OS user and have an interest in journalism as well as sufficient free time to actually work on the portal. Ideally we're hoping to take either two or three new editors to get drobe.co.uk back on it's feet and continue being everybody's favourite portal. Ahem.

It goes without saying that this isn't a paid job, there's no contract, you're writing articles because you enjoy doing it however you will get full drobe editor status and all the perks that come with it. Closing date for applications will be the 31st Dec 2001; please email your applications to chris@drobe.co.uk. Your application need not be a formal CV but it should at least include some personal details about yourself, details of your experiences with RISC OS and writing articles and why you think you'd make an ideal editor. Successful applicants shall be notified by email soon after the above deadline.

Many thanks in advance, thanks also to everyone who's stuck with us and merry christmas to you all.

Chris Williams, 'we-love-unmetered-internet' office

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I would quite like to help out, but unfortunately I am at university too and so can certainly vouch for the lack of spare time it gives you! I sure wish you the very best in finding suitable editors however!

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 is a RISC OS Userrod_dennis on 14/12/01 1:06PM
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Funny that. Since I came to univeristy I now find I have more free time than ever before. In fact, the days can get quite boring! BSc Computer Games Programming at Teesside uni, easy! ;-)

 is a RISC OS User on 14/12/01 1:33PM
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:O wow, Teesside uni. Big machines for games programming - 2Gb RAM? I was drooling when I set them up for Work Ex :)

 is a RISC OS User on 14/12/01 4:38PM
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Hey! I'm from Teesside. That uni. is in my home town :-)


 is a RISC OS User on 14/12/01 4:42PM
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Hey - it's mine too! What's going on? Wow, maybe there's a RISC OS concentration in Teesside... ;-)


 is a RISC OS User on 14/12/01 5:48PM
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I live in Teesside aswell... This is spooky!

 is a RISC OS User on 14/12/01 7:24PM
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I don't...wooo!

 is a RISC OS User on 14/12/01 8:31PM
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Well, I live in Leeds at the moment. But I'm going back to Middlesbrough for Christmas :-)

Maybe Teesside is crammed full of RISC OS users!!


 is a RISC OS User on 14/12/01 9:09PM
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Teesside... The RISC OS Capital of the world!

 is a RISC OS User on 14/12/01 9:20PM
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Teeside the RISC OS capital? You should come to Lancaster Uni - I've met more RISC OS users here than I have in the last 10 years put together!

Cheers, Peter.

 is a RISC OS Userpeprice on 14/12/01 11:34PM
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Hang on Arenaman - do I actually know you? I'm living in Leeds at the moment too, and I'm also heading back to Teesside for Christmas!! I'm a Stockton lad though - meet you at the Georgian Theatre tomorrow? :-)


 is a RISC OS User on 15/12/01 12:24AM
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OK - freaky! I'm at Teeside Uni as well (Computer Science) but I'm back at Nottingham for Christmas! I only know of one RISC OS user at uni (but only through email). How many of us are there?

John Hoare aka moss

 is a RISC OS User on 15/12/01 7:53PM
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Actually, I forgot, I do know another... so he's probably lurking around here if he hasn't posted already...

John Hoare

 is a RISC OS User on 15/12/01 11:01PM
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Stockton?! Aarrgghh! My home town!

 is a RISC OS User on 16/12/01 2:55PM
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No Cheshire users then :-)

 is a RISC OS User on 16/12/01 4:35PM
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John, I posted the second comment!

Nick Wright

 is a RISC OS User on 16/12/01 10:39PM
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Oh, hiya Nick. Make sure you post that report to me... ;-)

Seriously though, I didn't know there were that many of us. That's at least five of us at the Uni.

Erm, to get back on topic, I'd love to be a drobe editor, but I think others could do it better at present.

 is a RISC OS User on 17/12/01 11:17PM
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John Hoare aka moss.


 is a RISC OS User on 17/12/01 11:18PM
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Moss - There are more than you think ;-) (MUAHAHAHA)

 is a RISC OS User on 20/12/01 10:49AM
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And I'm always left out of all the gangs! :-)

John Hoare aka moss

 is a RISC OS User on 20/12/01 11:11AM
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