what would be your opinion on limiting the amount of submissions experts could post on a given day? I find that contributers and prospective
contributers are being squashed out of the whole process due to the expert's instant upgrades. What is your opinon on my idea to limit the amount of
submissions an expert can post per day to two?
With the current situation and voting structure, if an expert posts a few good stories and other experts post a few good stories, then the votable
submissions can tend to be pushed to another page and get lost in no man's land.
It can then be difficult to find the submissions let alone vote on them. This is why the whole structures needs to be looked at. We have been told by
the moderator and previous council seat holder at ATSNN, Nerdling, that the submission and voting is being currently examined by the management. So in
that case it is a matter to hear what managements plans are first along with hearing from more of the members.
There may be new ways and ideas from managment that will stop this issue occuring without having to look at restricting submissions, ways to ensure
that both experts and contributers both are happy and not restricted.
In the current form, it is an option to the issue of submitters having their items pushed back to other pages. Another option is to push the voting
along and really encouraging each person who reads a thread, to vote on it and vote on it fairly without bias.
If it was decided by the membership that they did want the experts submissions restricted and that was what management wanted too then and only then I
feel personally there should be a program implemented to be able to pass good stories onto contributers so that ATSNN does not miss out on good
articles. In the end it is about ATSNN and the best for ATSNN, it is a news feed, it deserves to have those stories up there which further brings more
and more visitors to the site.
But experts have earned the title. They have worked hard and sat in submission just like everyone else. They are experienced enough to know a good
story to post to ATSNN, they are experienced enough to write a good report and article on the story to create interest and response. This shows a good
example to contributers, a goal to strive for.
I know personally some days I post one or two articles but on a great news day that number can be much higher. FredT once mentioned to me that he once
posted ten articles in a row. So if there is to be a limit, what would be the boundary and what would happen if a huge story broke and you were the
nly one online to post it?
Experts are just as much a part of ATSNN as everyone else, Their imput is important, they are contributers just like everyone else, except in this
case they are expert contributers.
I think on this issue we are better off looking at the issue behind the reason of wanting to restrict the expert submissions and that is contributers
gettting a fair go and articles voted up quicker.
I know for one I personally would be pretty sad if I could not post more than two articles a day. I would spend all day trying to decide which two.
ATSNN is big enough for all the best of the best news stories, whoever submits them and supllies them with top quality. That's why I would look at
the other ideas for getting the contributers "up there " more.
It depends on what the members want once again. Subz has raised this issue so it is now open to debate and on the table.
[edit on 17-11-2005 by Mayet]