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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by DoctorFace, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. DoctorFace

    DoctorFace New Member

    Someone should really think a little harder before coming up with these things.

  2. SoCalScribe

    SoCalScribe Member

    Well, in truth, he did kind of hit all over himself with those comments.
  3. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    It's all computerized. And there is a good chance someone saw it and can't change it because they are web editors not web programmers screwing with metadata and SEO.
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    At my library we have a system of cataloging where we take the first three letters of a person's last name to file their books, CDs, etc. Makes it a bit touchy when the person's last name is something like Assenmacher or Assad. Especially when the person has a Christian CD and the abbreviation on the label comes out to:

  5. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    At one of my old shops, someone made up an internal phone list referring to one person as the "Ass. Man. Editor."
  6. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Somebody fixed something. That's a page not found now.
  7. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Still works for me. You have to copy and paste it, not click the link, which seems to not include the offending part.
  8. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    Our digital photo naming system uses the reporter's initials, then a word or two about the photo.

    This photo was about a "Shop with a Cop" holiday program: asShop. The sport editor came out of his office and loudly asked why we gave a photo that name. Another gem: jsExpo.
  9. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member

    Even if/when programmers could change it, there's a likelihood you wouldn't want to because of that very reason -- the metadata and SEO and then you've had a live link out there for x number of hours and all of a sudden it's a dead link. Bad for business.
  10. Shifty Squid

    Shifty Squid Member

    Actually a reasonably accurate descriptor for myself and many others I've known in the business.
  11. Karl Hungus

    Karl Hungus Member

    In a college football game a few weeks back, Fordham was playing host to Assumption. On the ESPN Mobile App FCS scoreboard, the game used the team abbreviations FOR and ASS.
  12. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I'm in a web-based gig now and gotta watch out for that stuff. I built a photo for a story that was a three-panel thing with three different golfers and slugged it "threesome." Co-worker made me rename it. Never mind that it was three people and golfers know that the pros play in groups of three. More trouble than it's worth.
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