The results of our second poll, “which is the Best of TIP?” show that Quack! Online wins with 57% of the total 21 votes. TIP Masala got 38% of the votes, but it is understood most of those votes were due to a technical error in the code of the polling system. See the full results.
Quack Online! today celebrates its first post on August 22nd, 2002. So far we have had 733 unique visitors viewing 1504 pages from 11 countries. Today we registered our 11th author.
The future of Quack! Online was outlined in the following email to its authors:
bq.. Thank you all for taking the time to volunteer to work with Quack Online! I believe that for TIP’s weekly newspaper to survive, the best way is to have it online, interactive, and unmoderated. The offline print edition will be an extension using use the best online articles. Your individual efforts are needed to make this project a group success.
As volunteers, you are expected to write a couple (2-3) articles each week. If for any reason you can’t log in to your account, you can e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org. You are also expected to recruit other students (especially from the younger classes) who have the potential and willingness to write in Quack!
The future direction and longetivity of Quack! is to move forward from weekly gossip to more regular news, views, opinions, interviews, and yes gossip also. Things that would interest textile students as a whole. An example is the article online (by me!) on unravelling the secret of the silk worm. The maturity of Quack! should increase along with the increasing maturity and importantness of the TISF.
Quack, like the TISF, should stand to represent the students at TIP. The TISF as a forum puts a voice to the student body, a voice that is heard. Let’s make Quack! an extension that that voice.
Waiting to hear your feedback.
p. The current authors list is:
# Abid Omar (email@example.com)
# Abdul Saboor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
# Saad Munir (email@example.com)
# Arsalan Piprani (firstname.lastname@example.org)
# Hassan Anas (email@example.com)
# Karim Kabir (firstname.lastname@example.org)
# Talib Raza (email@example.com)
# Mazhar Majeed (firstname.lastname@example.org)
# Adil Marvi (email@example.com)
# Omer Aarbi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
# Sana Fidai (email@example.com)