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Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
I would implore members to not consider the time of posting, but the quality of the post when voting. Because a submission is posted first should not be sufficient cause to vote for it over a submission posted later that is of better quality. Personally, I think that the quality of submissions has suffered. One of the worst is the "Breaking News," as if that fact justifies a one sentence introduction riddled with grammatical and spelling errors.
[edit on 2005/8/1 by GradyPhilpott]
I have no idea what exact instance you are speaking of, so I assure you I'm not speaking specifically about your case, but there is always the outside chance that the member read both and chose the other article and had no closer reason for voting no than - repeat story.
I really loathe these threads. Why not we just decide that we all have a fairly equivalent measure of grey matter and let the chips fall as they may - lest we find out things we really didn't want to know.
It's a community, as long as the news gets out there, does it matter who got it there? I don't think so. The reporters here should be proud to be a part of ATSNN, not in competition with each other.