The first idea is excellent. And you can download the source from EDC, to fix it. You'll have that done by Tuesday, right? <G> Seriously, the current search is purely SQL based (IIRC), and also explains why you sometimes can't find nodes with multiple keywords that you know exist.
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As for the second idea, I'm a little opposed to it on the following grounds:
What I would like to see if a post is modified is that it shows back up in the newest nodes list, with a (e) tag near it, or something along those lines. I don't care for a previously suggested idea of a node having it's reputation reset to 0 for two reasons:
- There will be a group of people that will set this on *every* post they make. As a result, their move up the monkular ladder will be purely voting XP based. This will partly be done as a "statement" about the voting system in general, and partly to be "different" (which is also a synonym for "annoying")
Not to pick on princepawn directly, but to use his case as an example, if you were in a similiar situation, would you not set the non-votable option on every node, just so you avoid having nearly every node you write show up on the worst nodes list?
- More controversial posts will be made, without fear by the poster of losing XP. I think the knowledge that you can/will lose rank for bad material imposes a mediating influence on what monks post.
- Sometimes I edit a node to simple correct a spelling or badly formatted URL
- You now have XP gained by monks for voting on it, but no accounting on the node. Resetting the reputation causes the node/thread to lose its "flavor".