I often tell authors that the Kanban card is the place to communicate with the editorial board about their article. This targets a smaller audience than the discussion forum or the comments section of their article on fedoramagazine.org. So it might be a little less embarrassing if the author wants to request that something like a spelling error be corrected. It also makes it easier for the editors to figure out the history of the article if all the notes are kept in one place.
However, the current workflow moves the card into an “archived” state immediately after publication. In this final state, the card is hidden from view on the Kanban board.
I would like to keep the cards visible for a short time after publication because small post-publication edits are not uncommon. Also, the current “queued” column is a bit underutilized because there is no dedicated artist on the team to do the images for the articles.
My proposal is to rename the current “scheduled” column to “archived”, rename the “queued” column to “published”, and have a policy that cards are always moved onto the top of the new published column so they will always be ordered by their publication date. At the weekly meetings, the last few cards (the articles that have been published for the longest) should be moved to the final archived/hidden state. I would suggest keeping four to six cards visible post-publication for the authors to request updates. I think most post-publication problems are spotted very quickly, so only a few cards need to be kept in the pre-archived (“published”) column to give the authors a few days to request final tweaks to their articles.