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There was some interesting discussion in the CB this morning. It led much further into possible changes in the consideration and approval systems, but some of the participants did not feel they were ready for a permanent node about that aspect of it.

One thing that came out was the notion that the author of a node shouldn't be able to control its disposition. In other words, the same way that you can't vote on your own nodes, you wouldn't be able to approve, front-page, or consider your own nodes. And if your node was up for consideration, you couldn't vote on it there either. One side discussion was how to present the interface to say, "You have consideration power, but not on this one."

What do you think, fellow monks? Would this improve the quality of life at our beloved monastery? Would it only make more work for editors?

I think I'd like to see this feature, although I hesitate to recommend change for a system that I think works pretty well overall. My feelings seem to be based strictly on symmetry: if you can't vote on your own nodes, seems like you shouldn't be able to do the other things either.

And as I mentioned at the top of the node, this did lead to the subject of "Should we make radical changes to approval and consideration?" But that's a subject for another time.


In reply to Hands off your own nodes? by VSarkiss

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