posted on Jan, 14 2004 @ 10:18 AM
For any web destination effort is a beast that demands content and time. The trade off for fresh new content versus pulitzer material has been
discussed, and frankly the most well written site in the world that is a step behind everyone else gets no traffic.
I think the hits have been pretty telling, shocking actually. It's a good idea, that in reality turned out to be a great one. Member/contributer
feelings of "ownership" are at a high (from my limited perspective) despite some of the most pantently self described "suspicious" people on the
net regarding any efforts toward change.
Though all efforts could improve, the member writing is well and above the majority of home grown efforts out there in web world. What strikes me, is
the unseen amount of time and effort that must be required going into this. I know S.O. (for example) writes and posts alot to keep content moving,
but is also required to do alot of editing (no doubt) and formatting. Or someone is.
Yes, members should work harder on writing, but also not getting their feelings hurt about editing. There's not a paper in the world that doesn't
edit the grammatical, and in some cases opinion of the author. For the most part, the ATSNN zone is partisan free and should be commended. If
anything, I'd like to see more editing and editorial control from mgt to that end (time permitting, of course).
What should be unique to ATSNN authorship efforts is the perspective of the ATS skeptic or follow through to other board efforts, and I think that
form of non-partisan opinion will evolve naturally over time as everyone gets used to putting a mainstream 'face' on a board for conspiracy
But yes, spell check should be a no brainer.
[Edited on 14-1-2004 by RANT]