Originally posted by Angelsoftheapocalypse
Users can submit information, and admins can check the links provided for the evidence/facts, and if they are deemed worthy to be used as evidence
I really like your idea and have been wishing for such a format for a while. I am tired of seeing re-hashed topics as well. We all are.
But that part where I'm quoting you sounds like something I'd despise. A lot of ATS is--well, let's face it--fiction, speculation, hearsay etc. How can you fact-check topics that essentially have little to no established facts?
I do like that users can submit original content, original ideas, and put their own unique spin on things. It has a drawback to it, (the re-hashing,) but I think it's an equitable trade.
What makes ATS fun is that you never know what you're going to see next. And many threads are truly unique one-shots. The minute we become Abovewiki is when originality is discouraged, I think. Instead, we'd all be collaborators on a big textbook. And most of us have wildly differing views and theories on any number of subjects. Can we realistically have a panel decide what's deemed worthy of being added, and what isn't? I don't like the sound of that, to be honest.
I'm all for your idea. I'm just pointing out what I see to be the downside of it. I would like to see a change that reduces re-hashes. But I'd like to see more solutions.
The biggest reason there are re-hashes is because people don't post their ideas and evidence to already existing threads. They just start a new thread altogether. We've all been guilty of doing this too. I know I have. How can this be solved? That's what I'd like to see--more participation on already existing threads instead of the re-hash du jour threads
I'd really like to see the star and flag reward system go. In my opinion, that's what seems to encourage rehashes.
edit on 22-3-2013 by NarcolepticBuddha because: (no reason given)