The print and online versions of the Washington Post engage in frequent fights over standards, control, and nonsense. The spats get hashed out at the Post‘s downtown headquarters, dot-com’s Arlington offices, or perhaps somewhere in between.

But don’t let these people slug it out alone! Add your own opinions to the mix, via Washington City Paper‘s customized Washington Post v. quiz.

Just read questions and click on the answer that best represents your feelings. Late adapters welcome.

1. The Post‘s print and online entities are still discussing ways to improve the site’s Recipe Finder. In the past, the print folks have favored restricting the database to approved Washington Post recipes, while the digital folks prefer options in which users could post recipes.
Where do you stand?

I love Joe Yonan and Bonnie Benwick: Washington Post-tested recipes only!

I can handle a fallen soufflé or two: Bring on the masses!

2. Longtime Post staffers express dismay that runs its own “newsroom.” They say it puts news judgments in the hands of a place not steeped in news and that it duplicates resources at a time when there are none to space.
What solution do you favor?

Competition is good: Open another dot-com operation in Maryland and re-launch Washington Post Radio.

Merge: Dot-com doesn’t know what they’re doing—they should have been shut down after the Ben Domenech episode.

Just re-publish the story on the “Great Zucchini” and call it a day.

3. The Post‘s Weekend section has long had a bone to pick with the Web site over homepage play for its content. The Web site’s “Going Out Gurus,” say Weekenders, routinely gets preferred treatment, while Weekend stuff gets downplayed.
What would you say to Weekend?

Heed your own service journalism and chill out.

Launch your own “Gurus” knockoff and force it down dot-com’s throat.

Mend fences by taking the “Gurus” antiquing on Route 50 on a pleasant fall weekend.

4. The Post photography shop and the multimedia division of dot-com have long tussled over who gets what images when. Dot-com managers argue that they need their pictures early and often, but the newsroom people have their standards and need to process their work.
How to feed the dot-com beast?

Crowdsource it.

Wipe out the paper’s photography department and put them all at dot-com.

Status quo: The tension between operations is good—it gives media critics something to write about.

5. Dot-com launched its “Celebritology” blog to snare readers who need a pop-culture fix. Many Post staffers thumb their nose at the blog because it does little original reporting and links to sources that newsroom editors consider unreliable.
Where do you stand on this one?

I propose a merger between TMZ and the Washington Post.

Who gives a shit about Heath Ledger—bring back the Washington Post of Eugene Meyer!

Hey, what ever happened to “Question Celebrity”?

6. A few years back, Washington Post and brawled over Dan Froomkin’s “White House Briefing.” The newsroom said that Froomkin’s point of view, combined with the authoritative title of the blog, made it look like official, downtown, approved, 100 percent Washington Post journalism. Part of the solution to the conflict was to rename the column “White House Watch.”
What title would you have selected?

“White House Watchdog”

“White House, Watched”

“White House Briefing Watch”

“White House Briefing Monitor”

7. Last year, the Post hired Paul Kane away from his job as a congressional blogger at After bringing Kane on board, top editors at the Post then volunteered to fill the blogging vacancy from 15th and L. Dot-com said, “No thanks, ­we’ll take care of that.”
This episode shows that:

The two entities are working together quite well.

The two entities hate each other and brawl over every square inch of turf.

Len Downie consumes congressional blogging for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Congressional bloggers must be based within walking distance of the Courthouse Metro stop.