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GeneralRe: pending? Pin
Luc Pattyn22-Mar-10 17:02
mvpLuc Pattyn22-Mar-10 17:02 
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Luc Pattyn22-Mar-10 17:05
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GeneralLoan 1500 author points, anyone? Pin
Luc Pattyn22-Mar-10 17:38
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Sandeep Mewara22-Mar-10 21:46
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GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? [modified] Pin
John Simmons / outlaw programmer23-Mar-10 3:37
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GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? Pin
Luc Pattyn23-Mar-10 5:45
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GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? Pin
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GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? Pin
Luc Pattyn23-Mar-10 9:36
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GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? Pin
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GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? Pin
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GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? Pin
John Simmons / outlaw programmer23-Mar-10 3:54
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GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? Pin
Sandeep Mewara23-Mar-10 6:19
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GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? Pin
Chris Maunder23-Mar-10 6:43
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GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? [modified] Pin
Luc Pattyn23-Mar-10 6:23
mvpLuc Pattyn23-Mar-10 6:23 
Thanks Sean.

I was aware of the articles-needing-approval list; some, maybe all, of my earlier articles didn't go through there either because it wasn't in place yet or because I had gold (old, overall gold) based on account age if nothing else.

But then, yesterday, I could see the articles-needing-approval list, it did contain exactly one article for most of the evening/night (as was confirmed by DaveyM69), and that one article I could not open as it wasn't approved yet, so my complaint really goes a couple of ways:

1. no feedback
my new entry was not to be seen in any list; if it is in the "articles-needing-approval" list, I do understand the home page only shows a limited number, however there should be a way to see all the entries listed somehow, no matter how many they are, so an author can at least check it is there.

2. no explanation
I could only guess what was happening, there wasn't much of a clue what I did wrong or omitted;

3. probably not enough approvers
I think you should assign approval rights to more people. If only gold authors can see and approve new entries, that is absolutely wrong IMO, as there used to be thousands of overall gold members before, and there are only an estimated 71 gold+platinum authors now (ADDED: and 134 when including silver). That would be way too restrictive, and an unnecessary bottleneck. I would suggest approval to use a voting mechanism, so an entry can get approved in several ways. An example: approval needs 10 points, a voter has (non-cumulative):
- 8 votes when he is platinum author
- 4 votes when he is gold author or platinum authority
- 2 votes when he is silver author, or gold authority
- 1 vote when he is silver authority

4. way too severe
the approval mechanism is way too severe; it was meant for screening beginners; I do remember it had (maybe still has?) an instruction along these lines: "if you think the author made a reasonable effort, by all means, do approve the article". Well, that is not supported by the mechanism you have now in place. Someone having more than 3 articles (real ones, not T&T) should not be subjected to all this anymore.

[ADDED]
5. articles not properly rewarded
the rep points earned by writing articles and collecting votes on them, does not relect the effort it takes. I can churn out ten messages in programming forums in a matter of minutes, and collect over 100 points on them. It takes a couple of days to provide a decent article. The balance is screwed.
[/ADDED]

conclusion:
I ask you to reconsider and improve the situation; I really don't feel like publishing another article under the current circumstances.

Hmmm | :|
Luc Pattyn [Forum Guidelines] [Why QA sucks] [My Articles]

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modified on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 11:30 AM

GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? Pin
Chris Maunder23-Mar-10 6:49
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Luc Pattyn23-Mar-10 8:06
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Hans Dietrich23-Mar-10 23:09
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GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? Pin
Luc Pattyn24-Mar-10 4:05
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GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? Pin
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Luc Pattyn24-Mar-10 3:55
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GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? Pin
Chris Maunder24-Mar-10 6:34
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GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? Pin
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GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? Pin
Hans Dietrich24-Mar-10 22:11
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GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? Pin
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GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? Pin
Hans Dietrich26-Mar-10 10:14
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GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? Pin
Sean Ewington26-Mar-10 10:22
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GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? Pin
Hans Dietrich26-Mar-10 10:43
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GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? Pin
Chris Maunder26-Mar-10 10:52
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GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? Pin
Chris Maunder26-Mar-10 10:41
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GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? Pin
Hans Dietrich26-Mar-10 11:02
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GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? Pin
Luc Pattyn26-Mar-10 12:00
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GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? Pin
Chris Maunder6-Apr-10 6:32
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GeneralRe: Loan 1500 author points, anyone? Pin
Luc Pattyn6-Apr-10 7:04
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GeneralOh no! - maybe another rep bug? Pin
DaveyM6922-Mar-10 14:56
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GeneralRe: Oh no! - maybe another rep bug? Pin
Nishant Sivakumar22-Mar-10 15:12
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GeneralRe: Oh no! - maybe another rep bug? Pin
Thiru Thirunavukarasu24-Mar-10 12:15
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GeneralSearch results sorted roughly by date (or maybe a better display of the date in the results)? Pin
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GeneralQ&A Editor Pin
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GeneralWhere is the survey of the week? Pin
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