posted on Aug, 2 2005 @ 09:51 AM
I figured I'd post this here instead of starting an existing thread, and although it was briefly mentioned in
thread (by Helmutt, 6th post), this thread seems a little closer to the topic.
In that thread, Helmutt mentions:
I think that certain comments don´t belong in ATSNN at all.
Like: "I don´t think this belongs in ATSNN"
Or: "Your intro is biased or too short"
Or other comments regarding the formatting or layout of the submission.
I think that represents an underlying problem with the ATSNN voting. Sometimes there's some fairly minor problem with the thread, perhaps a layout
or format issue, perhaps a grammer or spelling problem. Unfortunately, you can either post comments roughly like the above or vote no. Of course the
poster is hidden until it's voted up or down, and there's no way to U2U through the post itself. While the "no" votes are at least categorized,
they're still rather generic, and I personally don't want to vote no if there's something that's mildly wrong with a post but is otherwise fine.
In the one or two news items I posted, someone voted "no: grammer" on one. I have no problem with that, but going back over the post I couldn't
figure out what they meant for the life of me.
Would it be possible to have some kind of U2U message to the poster where they stay anonymous and we can make some kind of comment as to what could be
changed? There's been a lot of submissions that I would have liked to make an editorial comment, but I (like Helmutt) have always felt that there's
no place for those in the actual discussion of the post. Just a thought.