in reply to
Nodes to consider changes
I have a few suggestions for additional changes to
nodes to consider.
It might be nice to give some indication when a node
is under consideration--indication that is visible to
all levels of users, not just those who have the ability
to add items for consideration. What I have in mind
is a small indication on the newest nodes page, as
well as a message when viewing the node. The message
would indicate that the node was under consideration
(specifying whatever reason was given by whomever marked
it for consideration) and that you are encouraged not
to respond to the post unless you disagree with the
assessment. On the newest nodes page, this would help
people decide which of 3 identical posts to read. On
the node itself, it might help to keep replies under one
post in the case of multi-posting. It could also be
used to advise people not to respond to obvious trolls.
(Update: an example a node that I think
could have benefitted from this is this troll,
which can't be automatically deleted due to comments
recognizing it as a troll.)
I would like to see the consideration nodelet available
to users of all levels for their own posts. That way,
if someone accidently multi-posted, it would be possible
for the node to be automatically deleted. Putting your
own node up for consideration should perhaps already
give it one delete vote (especially in cases where the
user isn't able to view the nodes to consider page and
vote on it).
I guess I see potential deletion and editing type
requests as two different things. I might actually like
to see 'edit' consideration requests go to editor
requests as opposed to the nodes to consider section.
Because deletion can be automated and editing really
can't be, this division would make more sense to me
than the current division based upon who requests it.