[IMC-NYC-Editorial] Re: editorial policy (one more thing)
chanders_imc at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 17 10:48:43 PDT 2004
That said, I think one of the problems we're dealing with is lack of tech support. There are a number of changes we could make to the site, if only as an experiment, but it seems to take a long time for anything to get changed on the current dada system. Basically: local techies hate dada and dont want to work with it.
One of the things we HAVE been able to fool around with via the admin interface has been the rating system. This has been a productive experiment in many ways, but its unusual insofar as we cant do this type of "experimentation" with 99% of the things we want to do.
I've been told by a number of people that there are larger tech support communities for both the new version of sf-active and mir.
Here's a game plan, from short to long term:
1. Recruit new people to moderate the open wire and post features (1 wk)
2. Re-draft the editorial policy (2-3 weeks)
3. Implement some / all / none of the tech changes dan suggested under the current codebase (2-3 weeks)
4. Upgrade our site to Mir or the new sf-active (by the 1st of the new year)
the reason for the long time period on #4 is that we really should have a plan when we do this type of code change. such a plan includes:
1. deciding which base to use
2. finding a tech team to do it
3. doing it
daniel scott <danscott at rumpus.rackhost.net> wrote:
forgive me while i go off for a sec
i think a longer view to to wire should be about building an online
community of trust and respect. its long past time to move away from
the open bulletin board style board and start building community. this
requires at the very least name recognition.
Having people start using a single name builds up reputations (good and
bad). When you see a post by burningman for instance you know his/her
history and you may want to hear what he/she has to say.
A delay in posting will only deter people who need to see their shit
posted immediately. With a longer term view in mind this is not only
acceptable, but desirable. people who spend time writing considered
posts will write and post more if these post are not then surrounded by
retarded comments (spam and not spam).
login as a prerequisite for posting, cleaning up the wire with more
moderators and better tech solutions will bring more people to the site
who have something to offer. can you imagen...the imc newswire becoming
known as a place of real idea and news exchange with known posters that
people actually want to hear from. thats what we are shooting for, and
we are not that far away.
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