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Re (tilly) 1: Reminders for Friars, etc...

by tilly (Archbishop)
on Jul 10, 2001 at 17:11 UTC ( #95293=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Reminders for Friars, etc...

My mileage varies somewhat.

I agree that for replies to anonymous coward it is very important to approve posts, else they don't see their own questions. But registered users with even a small amount of problem usually don't have trouble finding responses to their posts. I see nothing wrong in replying and voting on mildly obscure threads.

Also I would like to suggest that if you are thinking about reaping a node, please rethink that. Our problem is not so much ineffective reaping as too much reaping IMHO.


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Re: Re (tilly) 1: Reminders for Friars, etc...
by footpad (Monsignor) on Jul 10, 2001 at 22:32 UTC

    But registered users with even a small amount of problem usually don't have trouble finding responses to their posts.

    Well, if we were here only for ourselves, I'd agree with you completely. However, we have a broad (and evolving) membership. Some newer (or later) recruits may not realize that there are more nodes lurking in the shadows. Verifying that a node has been OK'd is fairly painless and helps ensure that the archives remain as accessible as possible. I believe it also ensures that the replies to those nodes get a slightly larger audience, with all the relative benefits (*cough*) of that exposure.

    I know it's a minor nit. Still, since many (though certainly not all) "unapproved" nodes are basic questions, one wonders if making sure they appear in the various index pages seems like a good way to ensure that our records remain as accessible as possible.

    --f

      I feel that off-topic questions usually shouldn't be reaped and usually shouldn't be approved for their section. But replying to them is often appropriate.

      Not approving a question prevents it from showing in that section. If it isn't on-topic for that section, then it shouldn't show. This doesn't stop it from showing up via searching or Super Search. I don't think off-topic material should be maximally accessible anyway. q-:

      So I agree with tilly that replying shouldn't imply approving (with a note that AnonyMonk questions, unfortunately, should be approved with more leniency).

              - tye (but my friends call me "Tye")

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