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More suggestions to Consider

by footpad (Abbot)
on Jan 19, 2001 at 00:50 UTC ( #52835=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Nodes to consider changes

Let me start by seconding kudra's suggestions.

Here are a few more ideas:

  • It would be nice to see who fingered the node for consideration. An example might be: Footpad considered this node and says <Reason>.

    When no reason is given, it might say, Footpad considered this node for reasons that might be obvious (if you're feeling humorous that day) or Footpad considered this node without comment (if you're not).

    That might help stimulate some (privately /msg'd) discussion about the node in question, as well as indicate who is editorializing. (Personally, I would find that helpful if one of my nodes gets "considered" so I can follow-up and make appropriate updates.)

  • It might also be use to be able to add additional comments. For example, this haiku was placed into consideration because it was posted to the wrong place. Later, someone moved it. The additional comment would let everyone know that the request had been handled. It might say like, "Footpad adds: It's been moved."

    This would also help our illustrious leader know when he can free the node from consideration.

  • Also, it appears that one's choices in the radio buttons aren't sticky. For example, if I pick Delete for a node and check the next day, the radio button defaults to Nada.

    (I presume that any additional choices are ignored, much the same way that additional votes from the same IP by the same login are ignored. Is this correct?)

  • Once you've "voted" (e.g. submitted anything other than Nada) for a node under consideration, would it be helpful to display a tally of the votes received to date, much the same way we see Reputation after we've voted for "regular" nodes?

    This would help us see how other monks responded.

Update: I agree with kudra; the first two ideas are meant as enhancements to the messages that appear only in the Consideration area.

All in all, though, I like the feature. Good work.


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(kudra: mostly agree) Re: More suggestions to Consider
by kudra (Vicar) on Jan 19, 2001 at 15:28 UTC
    I like the last three suggestions. I can see the second idea being useful in other ways, too. For example, recently there was one with a reason something like 'this is vague and pointless' and I wanted to add that in addition, it was a duplicate of an earlier node.

    I'm not sure about the first one, since it seems like a possible opportunity for the same kind of conflicts that have been brought up with voting. I am assuming that vroom, at least, knows who has made the request, so there is the possibility to sort things in case of abuses. On the other hand, I'm willing to stand by all the suggestions I make to nodes to consider. Maybe if the suggestion I made earlier were implemented, it would be good to have the name shown only on the nodes to consider page, and not on any of the other pages.

    Kudra, who's thinking all this should maybe have been a new thread.

Re (tilly) 1: More suggestions to Consider
by tilly (Archbishop) on Jan 19, 2001 at 01:02 UTC
    In a similar vein, it may be useful to display who approved a node to whatever section it is in.

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