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Re^2: XP for Consideration

by GrandFather (Sage)
on Oct 19, 2011 at 23:15 UTC ( #932525=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: XP for Consideration
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Over time policy regarding the edits Janitors perform has changed. Currently the policy is much toward least intervention and, in particular, not editing node content for stylistic reasons. The group of editors is large enough.

I often consider nodes for "code tags" and related mark up issues without any expectation that the Janitors will add code tags (except in the case of Anonymous Monk posts). I do this as a heads up to other monks that there is a formatting problem with the node, but the OP has been informed and a reply to the OP's node to that effect is not required. This seems to be much too subtle for many monks to grasp however, sigh.

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Re^3: XP for Consideration
by Argel (Prior) on Oct 19, 2011 at 23:28 UTC
    That could be. My impression on the subject is probably a few years out of date. Regardless, it does not change much. OP deletes the OP and we consider it for editing to have it restored -- not likely to happen, etc. So, Considering is most useful for dealing with spam. So I don't hit Nodes to Consider that much anymore. And getting back to the OP's suggestion, what are we offering incentives for? Spam will be quickly considered anyway and anything else may or may not be acted upon. From that viewpoint, it looks like a system ripe for abuse.

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      Actually consideration for restoring content is one of the things most likely to be acted on quickly, where the original content is available anyway.

      I don't see offering XP as an incentive to consider nodes as being good at all. There may be a small virtue in XP as an incentive to vote on considerations, but I suspect that's unlikely to happen and if implement it would be as an incentive to get new monks involved rather than try to re-educate experienced monks.

      And yes, it could be abused by XP gamers so on balance personally I'd leave well enough alone.

      True laziness is hard work
        Actually consideration for restoring content is one of the things most likely to be acted on quickly, where the original content is available anyway
        I always assumed it was begin stored int he database? Not true? That would explain a lot.

        I should clarify -- I was really thinking of Nodes to Consider as voting on Consideration. I do not check on Nodes to Consider anymore, but I do still vote on nodes being Considered in threads I am reading. And if a node deserves to be Considered then I will act upon that as well -- just very few I catch before someone else does. Anyway, I did not do a good job drawing a distinction between Nodes to Consider and Consideration in general and I wanted to apologize for any confusion or ruffled feathers that may have caused.

        As for XP, I think Consideration and voting should be altruistic actions.

        Elda Taluta; Sarks Sark; Ark Arks
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Re^3: XP for Consideration
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 20, 2011 at 03:52 UTC

    The group of editors is large enough.

    Reallly? There are 14 janitors, at least 5 haven't visited in over a month, at least 2 are puling double duty as gods

      Yes, really. The workload is not high. If you take a look at Recent janitorial edits you will see there are a couple of edits a week. The other criteria of interest is having good time zone coverage by the Janitors and that I think we have. So yes I think we really do have enough Janitors.

      True laziness is hard work

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[thezip]: Thanks guys for your comments! :-)
[1nickt]: Quick survey: has anyone used or even heard of autobox?
[Corion]: thezip: I would expect some (fancier?) numeric formatting to fail from these test failures
[1nickt]: ( Sometimes when idle I browse remote corners of the code repo at $work ... usually this yields knowledge of projects to decline and coworkers to avoid ... )
[LanX]: sure
[Corion]: 1nickt: Finding autobox in production would give me pause, yes
[LanX]: efficient survey
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