2011-06-13 19:06:14UPDATED: Introducing the Skeptical Science team
John Cook

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Anything in this post I should add or omit?

http://www.skepticalscience.com/Introducing-the-Skeptical-Science-team.html

BTW, am thinking we do the translators in a follow-up post, an update to the map with different colour circles.

2011-06-13 21:24:29
Ari Jokimäki

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I think the map needs updating - unless I have moved without knowing it.

2011-06-13 22:23:15
John Cook

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Not to mention James from Sydney
2011-06-13 22:52:50?
Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey
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97.83.150.37

Who's the red dot in Seattle/the Pacific Northwest?

2011-06-14 01:51:45
Albatross
Julian Brimelow
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199.126.232.206

First, wonderful to put names to the faces!  You are a very brave group of people and, FWIW, I laud your fantastic work here.

Who is the dot in Iceland?  The post mentions that Ari is in Finland, but I do not see a dot there...It might be worth mentioning that there are more contributors (Oslo, Badger etc.), but that they (presumably) elected to remain anonymous.  Pity that we do not have someone in the mid and far east, Africa and S. America...maybe John is not done pleading yet ;)

Oh right, I should be reviewing the Jones post...

2011-06-14 01:57:04
dana1981
Dana Nuccitelli
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Hoskibui is Iceland.  Badger is on the map in South Carolina, though not listed in the bios.

Post looks good to me.

2011-06-14 02:03:23
Albatross
Julian Brimelow
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Thanks Dana,

Duh!  Sorry....my morning tea has apparently not kicked in fully yet!

2011-06-14 02:55:52
Andy S

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I'm the red dot in British Columbia, Daniel. For various reasons, I'll remain anonymous for a while. Not least because my name would put me at the top of the alphabetic list, where I don't belong in terms of my contributions here. Perhaps John might consider a different ordering with himself and a few others given more prominence. I know that probably goes against the egalitarian grain but if my profile were buried deeper in the list I might reconsider "coming out".
2011-06-14 03:14:40
nealjking

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JC,

I guess you should include me once the photo issue has been handled.

2011-06-14 03:41:24Sort order
BaerbelW

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If the information is readily available: how about number of posts/rebuttals authored?

2011-06-14 04:01:58
Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey
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@ Baerbel

Good suggestion!

2011-06-14 07:20:15Sort order
John Cook

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That is a good idea, thanx Baerbel! Now people with names like Aaron Aardvark need not fear!
2011-06-14 10:20:03
Rob Painting
Rob
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118.92.98.205

Has anyone noticed that Glenn Tamblyn looks like Casper the ghost?

2011-06-14 11:01:54
Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey
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Dire need of a tan, that one...

2011-06-14 17:35:24
Riccardo

riccardoreitano@tiscali...
93.147.82.165

Andy S

you can use your nickname and do not give personal informations that can identify you.

2011-06-15 12:40:11
Glenn Tamblyn

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124.180.58.230

Casper is still woirking on the photo.

 

Also can add a location 37.5S, 145E

2011-06-16 05:24:12Author Profile Series in the Weekly Digest
John Hartz
John Hartz
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We could also profle our "star" authors in a new series in the SkS Weekly Digest, one author at a time.  The order of appearance would not be an issue.

2011-06-16 05:34:15What concerns me about the map...
John Hartz
John Hartz
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are all of the areas in the world without a red dot. SkS needs more authors.

Here's a possible way to recruit some more. SkS moderators could be on the lookout for regular visitors to the comment threads who consistently provide "value-added" and invite those individuals to join the team.

2011-06-16 06:15:40
BaerbelW

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I can provide two more dots - albeit for translators:

Volker Kelm 33026 Burseryd, Sweden

Michael Maag, Munich (this will most likely overlap with the other dot in Germany)

2011-06-16 06:46:19
Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey
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@ Badger

That is a good suggestion and one that I have been actively pursuing for some time now.  Author "churn" and burnout happens.  Consider for example the cellphone industry, which has a churn of about 20% last I checked.  What this means is that about 1 person in 5 whose contracts expire do not choose to re-up.  Without replacing those losses, the failure of the enterprise as constructed is inevitable.

Hence the quest for new blood.

2011-06-16 07:50:07
oslo

borchinfolab@gmail...
90.149.33.182

Can I have a red dot to? I have only contributed with one article which I didn't even write my self ;-) Hopefully I can copy some more articles when there is a chance.

My location is Oslo, Norway for those who didn't guess that all ready. Don't care for a full presentation, but I have written a presentation in authors for internal use.

2011-06-16 07:58:44
Rob Painting
Rob
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118.92.121.49

Badger, JC (Borg) is always recruiting for the collective and what you describe is exactly how I got assimilated. Agree with you it would be nice if we had more authors on on board, Dana has to shoulder a lot of the load, but I think a lot of people are keen on writing right until the moment they have to actually do it.

2011-06-16 08:06:18
dana1981
Dana Nuccitelli
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64.129.227.4

Well, I don't have to shoulder a lot of the load.  I just like writing about this stuff.  We could always use more authors, but also keep in mind there are a lot of authors not currently shown on the map.

2011-06-16 08:20:57
Rob Painting
Rob
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118.92.121.49

Dana, I mean active authors. I realize there has been a shitload of work by others long before we became involved, especially by the Borg. A key attraction of Sks I believe is that we keep generating quality content, it's aimed at a less technically-minded audience, and there's always someone ready to deal with trollery or genuinely posed questions on the threads - be it the moderators or regular AGW-accepting commenters.  

A lot of previously good climate blogs have died because of the burnout phenomenon. 

2011-06-16 10:43:25comment
Robert Way

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Hey Guys, I will update the map within the next day.

2011-06-16 11:07:58Making recruitment more systematic
John Cook

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I must admit, I don't pay as much attention to the comment threads as I used to - I just don't have the time. So what I used to do - see high quality comments and invite the commenter to either become an author or sometimes even expand their comment into a blog post - just doesn't happen that much anymore.

Would moderators be interested in a recruitment feature - where you can email commenters and upgrade their user account to Pending Author status? Pros/cons?

2011-06-16 12:04:58
Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey
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I think recruitment should be an area of active focus, but you should probably delegate someone to be in charge of it to coordinate the activities.  I can just picture someone like Phil Scadden getting 7 email invitations...

2011-06-17 04:02:07One more translator-dot....
BaerbelW

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...for Oliver Marchand: Switzerland, Zürich - 47°22′N 8°33′E

2011-06-18 00:22:31Just wondering...
John Hartz
John Hartz
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Are academics working on climate change and related matters generally reluctant to author articles for posting on SkS? Even if they were to do so under a pseudonym?

2011-06-18 04:32:39
Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey
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@ Badger

As far as the ones I've contacted directly, the primary limiting factor is available time (most have a severe shortage of available time due to the crushing needs to publish).  The other big limitation is if the piece in question is in submission to be published.  I've been corresponding with Dr. Trenberth about him doing an SkS blog piece on his paper currently in submission to Nature.  He's interested, but Nature has embargo language in their publishing agreements, so anything Dr. Trenberth comes up with will have to be of a more general nature, or be about another topic.

2011-06-18 07:58:42Updated Map
Robert Way

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2011-06-19 06:28:48Team blog post updated
John Cook

john@skepticalscience...
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I've updated the post:

http://www.skepticalscience.com/Introducing-the-Skeptical-Science-team.html

Any last comments before I publish? I used an updated version of the map but without translators - I'd like to do a special blog post about the translators especially and add them all to the map at that time.

2011-06-19 07:40:13Pages with links by author?
BaerbelW

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Looks good!

Just had an idea: how about linking each author's name with his/her  published posts? Nothing urgent, just might also help to (re)find posts later....

2011-06-19 15:12:16
Ari Jokimäki

arijmaki@yahoo...
91.154.103.90

Still no dot in Finland... I live in Espoo, Finland. Location is 60°12'20"N, 24°39'20"E. :)


2011-06-19 19:39:25No. of blog posts
James Wight

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121.79.16.75

I’m surprised to see myself in third place – I thought Graham Wayne, at least, would have written more posts than me.

2011-06-20 00:20:00
Anne-Marie Blackburn
Anne-Marie Blackburn
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80.42.210.30

Much better now that I'm not top of the list

2011-06-20 00:35:30Something wrong with the link to the actual team-page?
BaerbelW

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There seems to be something wrong with the links in the 2nd paragraph where it says

"So I've created the Skeptical Science Team page, featuring some of the Skeptical Science authors that contribute to our blog posts and rebuttals - I expect more will add themselves to the list in upcoming weeks."

When following the embedded links (which currently show http://www.skepticalscience.com/admin_author.php?Action=EditBlog) I get a bunch of error-messages:

Notice: Undefined index: Headline in /home/7-web/74/95/skepticalscience.com/public/www/stoof/formvalidator.php on line 9

Notice: Undefined index: Filename in /home/7-web/74/95/skepticalscience.com/public/www/stoof/formvalidator.php on line 9
.....

2011-06-20 06:24:55comment
Robert Way

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134.153.162.53

Will get your finland dot in soon. sorry

2011-06-20 10:21:54Thanks Baerbel, have fixed those team links
John Cook

john@skepticalscience...
121.222.9.229

my bad

2011-06-20 14:34:07
Ari Jokimäki

arijmaki@yahoo...
192.100.112.211

It's ok Robert, I guess I was a bit vague in my location announcement earlier. :)

2011-06-22 04:53:07
oslo

borchinfolab@gmail...
90.149.33.182

Great post and I'm happy to see that it is appreciated :

Thank you John and everyone. Your site gets better day by day and I'm very grateful for the way you keep on top of all the latest attempts at fudging and misleading people. (I often post on another site and try to keep people honest. Yours is the site I refer to most often, because it's just the right pitch for the audience where I post most often).

I'm sure there are many more who thinks the same - to have a picture is meaningful and SkS is of importance to many people!