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Auto NodeReaper Approval

by Paulster2 (Priest)
on Jun 12, 2004 at 17:54 UTC ( #363635=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Question to the Gods (or whom ever might know): When the NodeReaper takes out a node, another node is created and has to be approved. Why isn't that followup node already approved? While not a problem, I would just think that it could fall under an automatic cleanup. The only reason I can think of that it wouldn't is to give the Level 6 Friars and above something to do to make them feel useful!-)


You're so sly, but so am I. - Quote from the movie Manhunter.

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Re: Auto NodeReaper Approval (why?)
by tye (Sage) on Jun 12, 2004 at 21:48 UTC

    FYI, it isn't "another" node, just the same node with the ownership and content changed and approval removed. Go ahead and try to approve it, you can't. Only janitors can approve reaped nodes, and that certainly doesn't happen often.

    Like chromatic, I wonder why you think reaped nodes should be approved. Please explain your thinking in case we are overlooking something or it illustrates some confusion others might share and/or that we might address with site or documentation changes.


    - tye        

      Maybe I didn't make my case clear. Please let me restate what my line of thinking is:

      When I check at the bottom of any section (ie: Seekers of Perl Wisdom, Mediations, etc) that has a space for aproval or mediation, I sometimes find nodes there, depending on whether or not anyone has submitted any questions. Sometimes I find nodes sitting there for approval that are from the NodeReaper saying just that, that whatever node it was has been Reaped. It appears to me that the Reaper nodes are awaiting approval, not the original nodes. So I click the "Ok" box and submit. Am I not suppose to okay these? Remember, I am not talking about the original nodes, I am only talking about the node that says "This node was...."

      This goes back to my original question (with addition): Is there any reason that some automatic house cleaning isn't done with these secondary nodes? Why aren't the Reaper nodes pre-approved (not the Reaped nodes)? Or shouldn't the Reaper nodes be exibiting this behavoir at all?


      You're so sly, but so am I. - Quote from the movie Manhunter.

        There sems to be a misunderstanding. You will see in What is moderation? that "Approval", also called "Moderation" (see the "moderate" on that button in the "moderation nodelet" called "Approval nodelet" to make the confusion complete.)...
        ... is meant to bless a node into one of the PM sections.

        The reason of the moderation process is to prevent monk discussions to appear in the code section etc.

        Give it some thought and you will see, it's no use for a NodeReaper posting (a deleting or reaping) of a node to appear in any section at all.

        At least that's my conclusion. Why would you want it there?
        Otoh you might argue why there's an option to approve such a node then.

        Cheers, Sören

Re: Auto NodeReaper Approval
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Jun 12, 2004 at 18:03 UTC

    Why should it be approved? There's very little interesting in a reaped node.

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