Archaic (User)

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No, this is more a case of busting Al Capone for tax evasion.

A quick bit of background. As I'd mentioned in this month's contest blog, I was planning to post an updated version of the "On submissions, approvals, and comments" blog post after Christmas. Before doing that, I wanted to start a conversation with regards to those types of articles, as I in response to Thunder_God's comment on that blog.

Yesterday, I started to put together a... #1.2
37d ago by Archaic | View comment
I think we're all looking forward to the day when the tag system as it currently stands gets replaced.... #1.2
38d ago by Archaic | View comment
Well, I'm not going to name names....but yes, the conversation I wanted to have was on exactly those kinds of articles. I try to push through articles which stay in the queue for a couple of days and are appropriate for the site, but those sort of articles I simply won't touch. They're not *inappropriate* for the site as such, but the volume of them that we're receiving in comparison to the number of news articles has clearly gone too far. #3.2
38d ago by Archaic | View comment
For the record BTW....someone actually got their name drawn for both contests this month. We've had that blurb down the bottom there for a while now about people only being eligible for one prize, etc. That was added in the context of Christmas contests some time ago where the prizes weren't equal, but as that didn't work with how we've structured things here I had to tack an extra bit on the end. Setting things up that way sounds like it should be fairest for everyone in the... #1
45d ago by Archaic | View comment
While a number of websites do post their own news here, I'm pretty sure it's not ANN staffers who are posting up stories from that site. Could be wrong though. ^^; #5.1
78d ago by Archaic | View comment
That's certainly an interesting idea. My main concern would be if it led to people to simply mass approve without caring about the quality (not to mention the potential for some people to dominate simply by virtue of being online at around the same time as frequent contributors. Perhaps a system which gave people an entry for each day that they approved (or reported!) at least one story? #4.1
78d ago by Archaic | View comment
While we don't have any mimimum threshold currently, I don't think I've ever seen someone win a contributor contest when they hadn't submitted multiple stories within a month (I think the lowest might have been someone who'd submitted somewhere between 5 and 10 articles?), and I think we've only once had that happen with the commentator contest. So making more contributions does make a big difference. I'd probably have reservations about setting a minimum *score* (... #2.1
79d ago by Archaic | View comment
Currently waiting on 1 last winner to get back to me so I can send this off to the people who make sure you all get your prizes. ;) #4.1
88d ago by Archaic | View comment
Winners are up. Apologies for the delay. Winners, please check your tickets and reply to them with with the requested info ASAP. #4
90d ago by Archaic | View comment
Coming up in just a bit. Had no home internet due to the move, screwed everything up. #2.1
90d ago by Archaic | View comment
I suppose. Though we have in the past (and surely will again) have run ones which weren't so random. #6.1
168d ago by Archaic | View comment
*checks clock* They should've already been up at the time you posted this message... #5.1
168d ago by Archaic | View comment
This is the one I've switched to as well. Recommended by the EFF, so seems quite trustworthy. #3.2
173d ago by Archaic | View comment
They're listed in the blog at the bottom now. Updated that 4 days ago. #2.1.2
183d ago by Archaic | View comment
Talk about not knowing your customer base. I'd be interested to know if this is a decision that's happened in Japan, or with their American branch. #1
187d ago by Archaic | View comment
Whoops. Already sent their tickets last week, must have forgotten to update the blog entry. ^^;; #2.1
187d ago by Archaic | View comment
Thanks for all your hard work over the years Cat. =) Good luck in your new endeavors! #1
235d ago by Archaic | View comment
I'm doing my PhD in privacy.

And before someone gets offended, that's not a flippant remark to fob you off or anything, that's really what I'm studying. ^^; #3.1.3
262d ago by Archaic | View comment
To be honest, no. ^^;;;; Barely had the time to watch anything over the last month (been doubling down on the PhD). Was kind of hoping someone would put in a late vote and save me. ^^;; #3.1
265d ago by Archaic | View comment
Will consider doing that with the commentator contest next month. Would love to see a lot more discussion get going.

The visitor contest was indirectly meant to encourage people to visit (and approve stories) every day, but we haven't really seen a lot of change in the levels of approvals without it. Stories aren't going through as quick, but that's just because submissions are up in general right now. #1.1
266d ago by Archaic | View comment
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