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We're hiring again
Posted by Magnus on 3 February 2003, 22:17 GMT

Check border color. Not red, right? Thus, not fake news.

With Michael fairly settled in as news editor, it's time to hire another file archiver. The position of file archiver does not really need an introduction. They handle the files in our archives - adding, updating, moving, screenshotting, anything.

Again, the main thing required here is time. At the moment, there are over a thousand files in pending. That certainly is not the normal situation, though. On a regular day, we get in average 12-13 files. On a busy day, we get 50.

Experience with multiple calculators is a big advantage - we try not to put a preference on any calculator model or platform. Owning a lot of calculators is not required, though - just having some general experience. And just like last time - we're looking for a long term commitment, as well as a high availability. You all know what our users think when there are weeks without updates.

If you're interested, contact us at newstaff@ticalc.org. Please include the following information:

  • Full name
  • Email address
  • If you have MSN or AIM or similar as means for us to contact you
  • Age
  • Current level of education (finished or unfinished)
  • Where you live (town/state/country)
  • Approximate amount of time you think you can put into this per week
  • Which calculators you have experience with or access to
  • A quick motivation on why we should pick you

Also, from experience of last time: This is not a paid job.

Due to the huge interest in this, we have shortened the time for applications. We will now accept applications up to and including Feb 9th.

 


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Re: We're hiring again
gamedwellerz  Account Info
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Congratulations TICalc.org! Finally maybe now the archives will finally be updated. Good luck to anyone applying for the position.

     3 February 2003, 22:30 GMT

Re: Re: We're hiring again
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Ditto.

This is just what ticalc.org needs right now.

     3 February 2003, 22:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: We're hiring again
Nathan Crank  Account Info
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Are you gonna apply no_one_? I think they would actually take you seriously, as you are always on.
I might apply, but then again there is still calc.org... what to do, what to do...

     3 February 2003, 23:24 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: We're hiring again
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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What I have to say aligns direcly with the comment that was just deleted by Magnus ;) So, I'll change my message into a question.

What if we don't have all of the calcs needed for testing? Do all of them need to be tested? Do you NEED an AIM? There's a lot of other stuff. I'll think about it... I don't know if I'd apply or not, though.

     3 February 2003, 23:29 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: We're hiring again
Magnus Hagander  Account Info
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No, you do not need all the calcs. Testing is what we want to do, but we cannot always do it.

No, you certainly don't need AIM. There are a lot of people on our staff who don't have it. It's just a matter of convenience in some cases.

     3 February 2003, 23:41 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: We're hiring again
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Yeah, I wondered about the testing. Testing 50 programs a day would get tedious, I imagine.

     3 February 2003, 23:50 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: We're hiring again
Nathan Crank  Account Info
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Just *sorta* tedious.

     4 February 2003, 00:14 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: We're hiring again
Infest997  Account Info

Last day for applications!

Anyways... you don't need to do the testing, there's a guy working for ticalc.org (I forget his name) that does nothing but testing. He has all the linkable calculators.

     9 February 2003, 18:43 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: We're hiring again
BigRedDog  Account Info
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Get VTI and some ROM images...

     4 February 2003, 03:10 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: We're hiring again
BullFrog  Account Info
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Legally...

     4 February 2003, 05:47 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: We're hiring again
BigRedDog  Account Info
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Riiiiight... of course...

     6 February 2003, 00:12 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: We're hiring again
ac  Account Info

LOL

     6 February 2003, 17:43 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: We're hiring again
KermMartian  Account Info
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lol, remember everyone thought they would be the news editor, and then Michael took it! P.S.-Check out my suggestion in the puzzle article above about the pending queue.

     4 February 2003, 15:11 GMT

Re: Re: We're hiring again
Mike Elgen  Account Info
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About time

     3 February 2003, 23:01 GMT


Re: Re: We're hiring again
sean dill  Account Info

Think I speak for everyone when I say screw hiring <u> A </u> file archiever. Hire about 3 or 4 that way they will not have to worry about being too busy.

     4 February 2003, 01:09 GMT


Re: Re: Re: We're hiring again
Daniel Wolfe  Account Info

I agree. Why not have a staff of archivers which volunteer whenever they can that compliments the file archivers on the staff?

     8 February 2003, 23:46 GMT

Re: We're hiring again
Ryan Scadding  Account Info

Hey first post-i've never got that before.
I would apply, but I don't have enough time. With work and school and all I wouldn't be able to do it.

     3 February 2003, 22:32 GMT

Re: Re: We're hiring again
gamedwellerz  Account Info
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Ya, I agree I have very little time as well.

     3 February 2003, 22:41 GMT


Re: Re: We're hiring again
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Haha, you missed it ;)

It's a good thing ticalc.org is working to get the archives moving. If they didn't, I'd be dead X(

     3 February 2003, 22:50 GMT


Re: Re: Re: We're hiring again
Mike Elgen  Account Info
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wow, how much do you go on this site 'cause you have comments everywhere :-)

     3 February 2003, 23:04 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: We're hiring again
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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I go here about 4-5 times a day. Why?

     3 February 2003, 23:07 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: We're hiring again
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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>>> "Why?"

What I meant by that is, there's probably plenty of other people who view this site 4-5 times a day... or maybe not. :)

     3 February 2003, 23:16 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: We're hiring again
Nathan Crank  Account Info
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i do, on most days
now I feel like a huge nerd...

     4 February 2003, 00:06 GMT


You are not alone
Theycallmeyams  Account Info

Yor are not the only person on 4-5 times a day, I get on every chance I get. You know, to check the news, to read the messages, to see if the archives are updated (which they have not been in a couple of days). Lots of time my visits total more than 6. This site is great.

     9 February 2003, 01:05 GMT

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