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  •  I Think they should Just Merge It... (2+ / 0-)
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    twigg, DRo

    ...with the Front Page.  So something that gets "Rescued" goes into the front page list.  Either that, or make it half the size it is (so it only holds three instead of six) but when something in it makes the "rec" list, it automatically drops out of the CS box...

    At this point I'm so used to scrolling past it that I don't really consider it an inconvenience any more, but it seems unlikely that our front pagers are writing anything more intelligent, insightful, or of higher quality than the stuff that's getting rescued, so just throw them all in the same list.

    •  We had the discussion (2+ / 0-)
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      vcmvo2, Miep

      the other day about removing Rec List Diaries from the CS.

      kos doesn't want that, at least not yet.

      I guess folk want a settling down period before making rushed changes.

      I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
      but I fear we will remain Democrats.

      by twigg on Thu Feb 24, 2011 at 11:11:55 AM PST

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    •  I think the problem there (2+ / 0-)
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      Garrett, twigg

      would be that the CS box would either be changing sizes frequently, or else old rescued diaries that had moved into the previous pages would have to show back up at some times. It would be kind of jerky and not smooth-flowing.

      Also if a diary is in the CS box for a few minutes, gets enough recs to be on the rec list for a few minutes, and then drops off the rec list, you don't want it to leave the CS box that quickly. So that's another complicating factor.

      I don't see an easy way to automate this, although the RR's can always remove things by hand.

      At the same time, I don't see it as a problem to have a piece be both in the CS box and the rec list at the same time, as the CS box moves according to how many diaries are rescued, and that's flexible. Leaving a diary there won't get in anybody's way. The rec list has a fixed number of diaries, and at any point is going to list the top-rated diaries according to the algorithm. Really two very different things.

      •  Markos agrees with you, for now (2+ / 0-)
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        Garrett, Miep

        The Rescue Rangers are putting the other point of view.

        That is, their mission id to expose Diaries that are well written, but over-looked. A Diary that appears on the Rec List, however briefly, is rarely "overlooked", and moving them out of the CS allows more Diaries to be exposed.

        As it is .... If they put two Diaries an hour into CS, then they are Rescuing about 50 Diaries a day, or up to that number. That is five times the previous number, and it gives them better exposure than before too.

        Towards the end of DK3 we were getting maybe 150 to 170 Diaries a day. This system would have allowed the RR to showcase nearly one third of them!

        Given that we are currently getting far more Diaries than that, 50 is a good number to be working with.

        I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
        but I fear we will remain Democrats.

        by twigg on Thu Feb 24, 2011 at 06:47:59 PM PST

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        •  I'm seeing it all as a balancing act (2+ / 0-)
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          Garrett, twigg

          the elements of which are likely going to change quite a bit as you go along for some months now. That right there is the best reason to stop changing things for now. Wait until it stabilizes some.

          Trying to fish the R2R diaries out of CS would be an added complication. I'm not saying don't do depends, but it depends on more than one thing. I can see the biggest problem being too much success, which would mean attracting more talent, which is ultimately an opportunity, a challenge in a positive sense, not a problem. And...that's good!

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