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Ideas on Mongoose staff responding to article submissions?

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:37 pm
by phavoc
Anyone who's submitted something to Mongoose for publication - what kind of response time did you have from them? I don't expect things overnight, but generally speaking some sort of acknowledgement within a week is nice.

Re: Ideas on Mongoose staff responding to article submission

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:39 pm
by GamerDude
In the past - Matt has been fairly responsive, other staffers (one in particlular) tends to be virtually silent for long stretches even one the project is started. An Issue I am sort of discussing with Matt in E-Mail.

But, do *not* let that be a measure of what you can expect because I have no knowledge of what was going on at Mongoose HQ.

Re: Ideas on Mongoose staff responding to article submission

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:21 pm
by barnest2
It can be anything between a few hours to a couple of months. It really depends on the current workload. If they don't have time to go through it and have a good look, then they wont get back to you half cocked.

Re: Ideas on Mongoose staff responding to article submission

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:11 pm
by Stainless
Matt replies promptly. Other staff, I've never heard back from, not even an acknowledgement of my e-mail.

Re: Ideas on Mongoose staff responding to article submission

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:49 am
by GJD
On the couple of occasions when I have contacted Matt he's been very responsive and helpful. On another couple of occasions I contacted other staffmembers who were quick enough to respond, but quite... curt. That was a while ago, though, so there may have been a turnover in staff since then.

G.

Re: Ideas on Mongoose staff responding to article submission

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:09 pm
by MongooseMatt
Apologies for any curtness - consider that my fault as I was probably riding them that day :)

As for articles, funny you should mention it, I picked up the file and started going through them last night! A couple more have already been approved, and I will get to the others ASAP. Please do not let this stop you sending more arfticles in, as I tend to let them build up a bit and go through them all in one hit!

Re: Ideas on Mongoose staff responding to article submission

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:55 pm
by JRoss
Matt is a titan of handling workloads.

Re: Ideas on Mongoose staff responding to article submission

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:44 pm
by phavoc
Thanks for the feedback everyone.

Re: Ideas on Mongoose staff responding to article submission

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:06 pm
by BFalcon
Yep, the longest I've had to wait for a reply from Matt was a few days, but I've had near-instant replies up to 11pm - even when I suspect he was ready to rip my throat out because I'd found yet another potential problem with the vehicle creation rules... :D

Oh and Matt: I just realised, I never did get those damned designs done for you - I just found the worksheets in my "to do" tray, buried under a load of work stuff... I thought I'd gotten them done. :(

If I can get my head into the game and get them redone, want them as a free download? Or should I wait until the book's out so I can avoid duplicating any that are in there already?

(Marcus)

Re: Ideas on Mongoose staff responding to article submission

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:54 pm
by MongooseMatt
Best wait for the book now (just a few days to wait!).

Oh, and another article was accepted today!

Re: Ideas on Mongoose staff responding to article submission

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:20 pm
by middenface
I think me and my co conspirator have something winging its way to you...

You have a pile of my ships you could use... especially the lovely classic Type T patrol cruiser...
:lol:

Re: Ideas on Mongoose staff responding to article submission

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:15 am
by JRoss
I've received near-instant responses from Matt as well, and even replies at midnight, Greenwich time. That's dedication.

Re: Ideas on Mongoose staff responding to article submission

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:29 pm
by MongooseMatt
JRoss wrote:I've received near-instant responses from Matt as well, and even replies at midnight, Greenwich time. That's dedication.
Or a complete lack of sleep :)

Re: Ideas on Mongoose staff responding to article submission

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:51 pm
by AndrewW
Well, as long as we are contributing... I've gotten a response from msprange before while they where at GenCon.

Re: Ideas on Mongoose staff responding to article submission

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:38 am
by GJD
I've had replies from Matt before I've asked the question. Clearly he's either in posession of a wormhole or a psychic. I once decided NOT to ask the question, thereby causing a paradox, but it gave me a headache.

Re: Ideas on Mongoose staff responding to article submission

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:42 am
by phavoc
It looks like I'm on the far right of the bell curve for response times...

Re: Ideas on Mongoose staff responding to article submission

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:46 pm
by BFalcon
JRoss wrote:I've received near-instant responses from Matt as well, and even replies at midnight, Greenwich time. That's dedication.
Or insanity... your call. :P

Matt: OK m8 - I feel really bad about that - with the hard drive going down and then the influx of work, I completely forgot about it.