posted on Jul, 22 2005 @ 10:24 PM
The Future of ATSNN, The Future of Our Community.
We learn from doing, we are smarter now than at the start of the grand venture known as ATSNN. Today ATSNN is a bustling media collective populated by
every conceivable demographic in a multitude of time zones.
Our system is simple; think, write, submit and be judged. Nothing more, nothing less.
We have moved forward a great deal from launch day and I propose these further changes to enable our wonderful community to grow and stay fresh.
ATSNN Core Principles:
I propose these changes to turn ATSNN into a better environment for everyone whether they be readers or writers.
Stories [B]MUST be selected democratically but due to the age old voter apathy problem I feel that voting should be time limited. Given the need
for timeliness in stories voting will limited to two hours, after that time the content will be put up for instant selection or trashing by ATSNN
contributors who have reached a certain level.
Big Changes For The Site!
The Situation Room - Due to the frequency of the ALERT designations it would be wise to create a special area for stories of the highest importance.
The Situation Room would be a window on the site that contained a short blurb, with sidebars for links to stories, bulletins or picture links in a
An ATSNN section containing links to all the wires, papers and columnists. Everything you need to know in one place.
The ATSNN EXCLUSIVE Newsletter
A weekly email sent to those who sign up, contains previews of big stories coming up, off the record gossip and upcoming features. A real must-read
for those who seek to be on top of situations.
As ATSNN grows columnists from other sites will be invited to provide brief columns for ATSNN in their respective areas. If you know of anyone then
please let us know.
A series of current event debates that are sure to heighten the passions involved, asking the tough questions that need to be asked.
As members post more they will be assigned coloured ranks to mark their standing in the community. Bronze, Silver, Gold and Diamond.
There are many more goodies in the works that have yet to be cleared, such as avatars and signatures for ATSNN.
For The Conspiracy Lover In All Of Us
Team Tinfoil; A band of members tasked with hunting out the most thought provoking, odd and downright wacky news.
If you have any ideas for tweaks, changes, rewrites then stand up and be heard.
After all, this is all for you!