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Considering nodes to consider

by vroom (Pope)
on Oct 27, 2000 at 00:41 UTC ( #38725=monkdiscuss: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

As many of you higher monks know I added the nodes to consider feature a while ago. Basically people over level 6 can submit a node here and then vote on what needs to be done with it.

A few things need to change to improve this so it's actually usable:

  • A spot for a short message describing the problem with the node
  • A way for high level monks to vote on these and have actions taken accordingly. For instance perhaps when the votes to delete a node are higher than 5 and double the number of votes to keep the node it is automatically deleted. Or perhaps when there were 5 votes for a node to be edited the author would be /msged with the reasons the node was put under consideration
Just some ideas to better automate the task of cleaning this place up. Let me know what if you guys have any good ideas to throw into the mix.

vroom | Tim Vroom | vroom@cs.hope.edu

Comment on Considering nodes to consider
(ar0n) RE: Considering nodes to consider
by ar0n (Priest) on Oct 27, 2000 at 00:59 UTC
    I'm forgetful and lazy, so when I do remember to check out the Nodes to consider page, I'm often too lazy to type it into the search-box. A link somewhere near the top of the page to Nodes to consider would be nice.

    [ar0n]

      I have it in my personal nodelet. But I stoped visiting the page when I realized that there was no effect.
RE: Considering nodes to consider
by Blue (Hermit) on Oct 27, 2000 at 01:01 UTC
    I consider it important that a good number of votes are needed to auto-delete a node. We are a community, and need a method of group consensus, such as multiple --s, in order to delete.

    That said, you may want to leave the power in the hands of those who contribute, but allow all a say. Perhaps a node can only be deleted if it's rep is negative and their are 5 votes in the 'node to be considered'. In other words, it has to be rejected by the community as well as chosen for removal by a group of 'elders' in order to be removed.

    Deletion is a weighty matter, something is being destroyed. While it is needed to keep the level of worthwhile matters to static, it must be taken with due diligence.

    If a node is up for deletion, it would be good for the author to be /msged and have a chance to reply. Perhaps a node can not be deleted for 24 hours after it is first put up for consideration, with the author (if not Anon. Monk) automatically notified.

    As for the matter of Anon. Monk, as they are not established contributers, perhaps those should be easier to delete. Especially because if one was to abuse PM, it would be as Anon. Monk so as not to be down voted. (Or as princepawn, who has the conviction/bullheadedness to say what he wants regardless of who he annoys.)

    Also, if there are automatic deletion, what happens to any replies? Are they deleted?

    Hope this raises some thoughts.

    =Blue
    ...you might be eaten by a grue...

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