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ticalc.org Demos "Post-It-Yourself" News
Posted by Chris on 8 October 1999, 18:46 GMT

Earlier today, as some of you may have noticed, we did an unannounced trial run of a possible new feature of our news system: "Post-It-Yourself" news.

After several recent complaints questioning the timeliness and relevance of our news items, we decided to take the user interaction concept one step further: For approximately twelve hours, user comments to news articles and the survey were posted directly to the front page.

This completely intentional demonstration allowed us to make some valuable observations. Users immediately complained of off-topic and critical responses to their own postings and begged for the return of moderated order to the front page. "I have a newfound sympathy for ticalc.org news staff," remarked Jason Onofrio, one of the participants.

We've obliged and have reverted back to the old system, but we'll be analyzing the data we've collected from this trial and will consider reinstating this bug feature in the future. Thanks to everyone who participated in the dry run! And don't say ticalc doesn't empower its users. :)

 


The comments below are written by ticalc.org visitors. Their views are not necessarily those of ticalc.org, and ticalc.org takes no responsibility for their content.


Re: ticalc.org Demos "Post-It-Yourself" News
James abba shalaka Rubingh  Account Info
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what the hell? i could have sworn i turned off the damn fake news...

but in reality, what would be wrong with post it yourself news??

     8 October 1999, 18:54 GMT


Re: Re: ticalc.org Demos "Post-It-Yourself" News
ikecam  Account Info

This article is a reaction to a recent bug that caused message board posts to load as articles on the front page. I just thought you guys might want to be aware of the motivation behind this "news" item before you started bikering about it.

     8 October 1999, 22:43 GMT


Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Demos "Post-It-Yourself" News
lexlugger

Do you mean that guy who was complaining about his Spanish teacher?

     9 October 1999, 11:48 GMT

Re: ticalc.org Demos "Post-It-Yourself" News
pitts Account Info
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I think post it yourself news would be kind of cool, but most things posted would probably be stupid.

     8 October 1999, 20:03 GMT

Re: Re: ticalc.org Demos "Post-It-Yourself" News
Jonathan Mitchell  Account Info
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I think that'd be a good idea. Keep that of yours up pitts. Y'all need to start a conference with the public some time about ideas and upgrades. -END-

     8 October 1999, 20:23 GMT


Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Demos "Post-It-Yourself" News
Nikku-kun Account Info

What's with the -END-? (over) This isn't programming language ... :) (over and out)

     9 October 1999, 02:08 GMT


Re: Re: ticalc.org Demos "Post-It-Yourself" News
Jonah Cohen  Account Info
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Just look at Dimension-TI's unoffical news page! It's absolute garbage!

     8 October 1999, 20:39 GMT

Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Demos "Post-It-Yourself" News
Danny  Account Info
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And yet your so positive about it :]

     8 October 1999, 21:25 GMT


Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Demos "Post-It-Yourself" News
Stephen Taber Account Info
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Jez, your nice today!

     8 October 1999, 22:23 GMT

Re: ticalc.org Demos "Post-It-Yourself" News
Jonathan Mitchell  Account Info
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We need to start a conference with the public.
Very important to others. It'd help us, as a community, become better. -END-

     8 October 1999, 20:24 GMT

nice try
spider Account Info

Why not just copy Slashdot.org one step more?

     8 October 1999, 21:37 GMT


Re: nice try
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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This Page Generated by a Bevy of Bloody Bureaucrats for BlueCalx- (234217419234721904)
:)

--BlueCalx

     8 October 1999, 23:06 GMT

Re: ticalc.org Demos "Post-It-Yourself" News
raw33

Wow... 8th comment! Anyway, I think you need to try that every once in a while to keep us honest.

     8 October 1999, 22:18 GMT

Re: ticalc.org Demos "Post-It-Yourself" News
Kirk Meyer  Account Info
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"Please use this feature responsibly! We will provide this forum only as long as our visitors put it to worthwhile use."

If you are so set on censoring people (particularly Bryan, his posting ability has been revoked for one week) -- why not revoke this forum like you promised to? Maybe it's because the rules that you judge things by are a bit too harsh, and you can't enforce them as long as people can still post. You can make a law, but you have to be able to enforce it.

But the way I see it, if you all would do your jobs better, the site would be like it was about half a year ago, and you wouldn't get all of this criticism in the first place. Rather than saying "yes, let's clean up our act", you've decided to waste some otherwise valuable time censoring the comment boards.

     8 October 1999, 23:35 GMT

Re: Re: ticalc.org Demos "Post-It-Yourself" News
Philip Ringsmuth  Account Info
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Are you STILL discriminating against Bryan? Dang, give it a rest for a chance. He's a member of the TI community just like anyone else and deserves to be able to post his opinion.
If I were to make one-sided posts like Bryan does that focus around his point of view, would you delete those? NO. Look, it's plain and simple; You offer the ability to post comments on your website to the entire TI community, so STOP DISCRIMINATING against one person! It's sick!!

-Fil

     9 October 1999, 04:54 GMT


Re: Re: ticalc.org Demos "Post-It-Yourself" News
Philip Ringsmuth  Account Info
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That was directed to ticalc.org, and whoever it is that is revoking Bryans Comments. Sorry if it seemed like it was you, Kirk.

     9 October 1999, 04:55 GMT

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