posted on Aug, 14 2008 @ 05:07 PM
I know for a fact this has been discussed before but seriously, I think it needs to be brought up again because I just read 5 Breaking News Articles
in a row and NONE had more then 1-2 lines worth of writing by the OP.
IMO, this brings the quality of ATS down, many people are coming to ATS for breaking news given the vast diversification of the ATS population and
various news outlets being monitored..
However, users who fish for points and post articles without an ounce of effort involved, erode what the Breaking News section should be..
Perhaps posting Breaking News should be a privilege, and if you consistently post articles without an ounce of effort to comment and expand upon the
original article, you shouldn't be posting Breaking News articles..
At the very least, Moderators should close threads where the OP did not put forth effort and keep articles covering the same subject but the OP worked
on it open. Threads where an article is posted and a comment "gee this sucks" should be considered unacceptable.
[edit on 8/14/2008 by Rockpuck]