Ironing Out The E-Zine

This past quarter’s seen a few leap frog movements, especially when it’s come to e-zine selection. While the editor still gets dibs on what goes and what doesn’t, I will be working with the subs to iron out any issues faced in the editing process. That’s an old issue ironed out.

Next up, I’m realizing that right about this time the forums are going to die on us a little bit and come summer when everyone who’s still studying (be it O/A-levels, undergrad, grad, etc) and still responsible for taking exams, is otherwise engaged. Things will free up come May/June/July/August when the summer comes in full swing. Unfortunately, e-zine selection will also take place around that time, and we’re running short on valid prose pieces featured. While we’ve got a ton of great poetry, we’re falling behind in the prose department and this wide deficiency might push us to scale back on the number of issues originally forecast. So instead of having a quarterly ‘zine, we might have two bi-annual issues instead. We’ll be covering the same amount of ground i.e. four months, but the two extra months will be left to selection and editing, thus moving around our schedules.

An active campaign needs to be launched to deal with this; otherwise we can’t expect much improvement in terms of diversity and quality if the same batch of members keep posting. I believe a memberwide email may be helpful in this case, especially when it comes to the dormant crowd who for reasons unknown, have joined but who have never played an active role to date, much less logged into their accounts! It kinda makes you wonder, doesn’t it? They’ve all had very valid reasons for registering as well.

I suppose at the end of the day, we’re going to get tired by the apparent lack of commitment being shown by our dormant members, who seem to have registered on the community because it’ll look “cool”. Look, ma! See how intellectual we are? If that’s the reason, this member at least, will be hanging up the administrator’s apron to brighter futures and greener pastures.

We’re all human, after all.