Help Us Select the Stories Covered on the WSH!

Note: this is a copy of an original Google+ post from Crew member Jim Meeker.

We’re performing an experiment this week. As Fraser Cain suggested an earlier post we’re going to work together to pick the stories that get covered on the Weekly Space Hangout.

To keep track of all of this we’re using a web application called Trello. If you want to help us out by adding stories to the list and also by voting you’ll need to create a Trello account and send me your username so that I can give you access (Probably via Google Hangouts would be best/safest).

Once I’ve given you access you’ll be able to view all of the stories we’re tracking and vote on them. We’re going to send out a notice on Thursday asking everyone to go vote and Friday Fraser and his band of space journalists will pick the top stories based upon our voting.

Submit and Vote Wisely. Obviously, if someone submits Khardashian Wedding/Divorce stories and they win, we’re going to have to do something else (i.e., deleting stories or banning people).

Once You’re on the Trello Board you’ll see three lists. The far left one is the stories that we’re voting on for the upcoming episode. The middle one is stories that have already been covered on the WSH. The right one is full of helpful instructions and hints. In the Android and iOS apps, just swipe to the left to scroll horizontally to the other lists.

If you want to vote for a story click on the headline and a box will popup that shows you more information about the story and allows you to vote for it.

Some Google Chrome add-ons that you might want to try…

Add to Trello Submits stories to the Trello list similarly to how the “Add to Amazon Wishlist” button does. It makes submitting stories to the list much easier.

Please remember this is an experiment at this point. We may change things around a bit once we’ve tried this and learned more about everything.