More Quack! — 57% Love Us

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 abidomar81@hotmail.com. 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 (abidomar81@hotmail.com)
# Abdul Saboor (abdsaboor@yahoo.com)
# Saad Munir (saad_bullseye@hotmail.com)
# Arsalan Piprani (arsalan_tip@yahoo.com)
# Hassan Anas (hassan_anas@hotmail.com)
# Karim Kabir (karim_kabir@hotmail.com)
# Talib Raza (talibraza@hotmail.com)
# Mazhar Majeed (mazhar_majeed@hotmail.com)
# Adil Marvi (adil_marvi@yahoo.com)
# Omer Aarbi (oaarbi@yahoo.com)
# Sana Fidai (sana_fidai@yahoo.com)

13 Replies to “More Quack! — 57% Love Us”

  1. Its really nice to hear that all this started one month ago and now we are here with 11 authors and so many interesting comments …. Its really good πŸ™‚

  2. You should change it from 2-3 articles a week per author to 1 a week, and require them to spend more time and effort on that one article. Expecting 2-3 articles a week is going to put off a lot of people. Some will post that amount, but most won’t so might as well not have that expectation. Reuire authors to spell check and proof read, and material from outside sources should be clearly marked.

    Also, put up a prominent link on how to submit articles, what is expected etc. Maybe a form also so non-authors can just fill it out and send it. Another page describing textile.

  3. You should change it from 2-3 articles a week per author to 1 a week, and require them to spend more time and effort on that one article. Expecting 2-3 articles a week is going to put off a lot of people. Some will post that amount, but most won’t so might as well not have that expectation. Reuire authors to spell check and proof read, and material from outside sources should be clearly marked.

    Also, put up a prominent link on how to submit articles, what is expected etc. Maybe a form also so non-authors can just fill it out and send it. Another page describing textile.

  4. Telling Lie Abid? When i visited this site and voted for http://www.tipmasala.tk , 12 ppl had voted for TIP MASALA but after 1 or 2 days, the conditions were totally changed, the number of votes for TIP MASALA had gone down to 7 automatically …..
    Shame on you … apni site ki reputation achi karney key liey TRUTH chupa dia …. TSK TSK TSK and un 7 votes ko bhi keh raha hai key TECHNICAL FAULT hai πŸ™‚ wow abid … good going

  5. tipmasala mein hai kia jo is ki koi reputation ho gi. shame on you !!!
    we love quack and hate things like yours where ppl like you damage the image of our TIP.

  6. No, I don’t think TIP Masala harms TIP in any way. We should encourage all forms of free speech and independent thought. We should applaude their efforts, not denounce them. I offer them their own space on this website, or their own column, where they can continue to write anonymously. I also offer them my design expertise and access to the Quack! Online automated publishing system for an easier to maintain website.

  7. Hmm , Thnx Abid
    But I don’t think that these comments are really posted by a Freshman, Again Somone from TISF or any of thier CHAMCHAS has posted these comments and has written ‘FRESHMAN’ instead of his name … wohi baat hai na key POWER KA WRONG USE … again politics … but don think tht just by posting these comments ppl will stop visiting this site, SACH to saamney aa ker hi raheyga .. πŸ™‚

  8. Someone from the TISF, or one of their chamchas, might even be using the TIP MASALA name. Such is the horror of being anonymous, as any one can take over your identity. But don’t worry, the TISF (if I may speak for them) supports all independent endeavors, including yours. My offer is still open.

  9. vindicating the truth revealation….but in certain prescribe limits…this should be the moto of TIP MASALA.Not distorting the image of certain student groups…..throwing sarcastic comments through a web page…ar making real misunderstandings about students forum…..its rediculous….isnt it !!!

  10. Dear Ali,
    You are a freshman, therefore you think its not good to pass such comments on different groups. The main reason behind the efforts of TIPMASALA team is to reveal the truth and provide good entertainment to TIPIANS by anymeans. After this semester or so, inshallah you will encourage our efforts (when ull come to know abt the realities:))

  11. ***** WEll due to thegreat and advanced interface qack the best wins most of its vote by the visitors and therefore it has a large opinion box where writers do write regularly.AS its attaractive and covers every issue like GEO. so its GEO QUACK..******

  12. hi yarooo
    yar baat serif ittnihai key TIPMasala walay bohat kamenay loog hain orr wo Quackonline ki tareef nahi suoon saktay……

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