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Please add considerer automatically

by neophyte (Curate)
on Mar 30, 2001 at 14:19 UTC ( #68326=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

The recent events in nodes to consider call for some action.
People have been considering nodes anonymously with crude reasons, or no reason at all. I suggest adding the considerer to the reason automatically.
I hope that people will quit unnecessary considering when they know, that everybody will see who it was.

Another problem isn't addressed by this measure:
If someone considers a node saying: "delete, dup", the node is deleted in extremely short time. The short time span suggests that nobody (including myself) checks if that really was a duplicate.
Perhaps we should be a bit more attentive.


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(Ovid) Re: Please add considerer automatically
by Ovid (Cardinal) on Mar 30, 2001 at 16:53 UTC
    Case in point: This node is Nodes to consider (as it should be since it's a duplicate of this node. But someone "considered" it anonymously and with no reason. Who the heck would vote to delete that?

    I think you have a great idea and it would certainly help NTC quite a bit.


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      To repeat myself and others one more time again (: we should also require a non-blank reason for consideration and should allow a node to be "reconsidered" so someone who notices that a "delete, duplicate" isn't really a duplicate can add a "keep, isn't duplicate" line. This last feature also prevents the "denial of service consideration" which I have used a couple of times (consider a node with a misleading reason and noone can consider it for the right reason).

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Re: Please add considerer automatically
by arhuman (Vicar) on Mar 30, 2001 at 14:57 UTC
    There's another reason why the 'considerer name' could be handy :
    'Deletion requested by author' reason will be easy to check...

    "Only Bad Coders Badly Code In Perl" (OBC2IP)
Re: Please add considerer automatically
by Albannach (Prior) on Mar 30, 2001 at 20:06 UTC
    A big ++ on identifying the considerer! (I picture a meeting in which one monk stands and offers a motion, then the rest vote on it).

    On the topic of duplicates, the considerer should always provide a link to the suposed "original" node so that voters can check for themselves. Often "duplicates" aren't exactly the same and a bit of judgement is required to decide which one to keep (e.g. newbies who ignore the preview then re-post to correct formatting). So while we're giving poor idle vroom suggestions, maybe the consider nodelet could have a button (& box?) for "alleged duplicate of node"?

    I'd like to be able to assign to an luser

Re (tilly) 1: Please add considerer automatically
by tilly (Archbishop) on Mar 31, 2001 at 07:20 UTC
    Taking this one step further, there are some considerers that I would like to consider...
Re: Please add considerer automatically
by OzzyOsbourne (Chaplain) on Mar 31, 2001 at 00:19 UTC

    Great idea! It would also be good to disallow a post without something in the reason field. I know that I have checked the CONSIDER rather than the OK on at least one occasion.


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