Yes, there should be a limit! Why? Because top billing goes to the most active on the site. People like me who post only once in a while get stomped all over by others who post a zillion. I won’t mention any names, but recently I posted a good article and someone came back in and posted not one, not two, not three, not four, but FIVE friggin’ articles all over top of mine shoving it down to the bottom I felt on purpose. It pissed me off! You can see by comments that I said I am considering removing this blog and reposting back to the top again. Without a front page it is easy for other members to squash each other daily.
In order to prevent this, we should limit our posts instead of flooding them out there where they get lost waaaay down at the bottom!
Yeah, I am a little sensitive about this. Heck, even this poll is stomping on my latest article! I thought these COTO things were suppose to be located somewhere else?
I disagree with this statement: “Quality rises to the top here.”
Look at what is most popular… a blog about a formerly banned member that offers nothing in the way of educational information. It is merely a discussion thread.
So the only truth I can conclude is that it is not quality that rises to the top but whatever is most popular regardless of what it is about or the quality of it or lack of quality of it, and this is just an observational opinion.
Levin, speaking only for myself, I scan the titles of all articles and visit the ones of interest. Makes no difference how far down it has fallen. I’m not interested in many (most) of the posted articles, but I see that comments do get fairly scarce on the lower ones.
I agree, that if you post an article of another author it’s definitely a good idea to introduce it with personal comments and opinions. It helps stimulate discussion and encourages others to put in their two cents worth.
How many articles are displayed (current setup & variable range settings) and how many would be a good number to prevent too much scrolling?
How else can a “front page” be set up?
Is one needed?
Spamming should be prevented but it is sometimes necessary to post more than one or two articles in one day. I would go for two a day but I know I’ll regret having said this.
How is “a day” measured /defined? When it’s 9 a.m. here, it’s midnight in Anchorage. Could I get away with double the amount of articles by strategically posting 3 (e.g.) before midnight in Anchorage and 3 after midnight? Or is WP set up to begin counting 24 hours from the second I post my 3rd article?
I have a feeling this is going to lead to a screaning process, eventually. Not sure I would want to go through that again.
All the same, I appreciate being asked before any such rule is implemented.
One per day per person. Some folks here do nothing other than sit at their computers all day reposting stuff that you can find on a vast variety of other sites. And only a small percentage post original content. To have variety means views from many voices, not just a few.
If you look at what I have posted here, everything is my own original stuff.
But on my site, I do post links and full article reposts – most of the time I have gotten permission from the author to repost, but with a link to the original at the beginning, not the end (and even before the break).
I don’t know why I do that.
I think reposting article is ok. It’s helpful actually because everyone doesn’t have the same knowledge base to pull from, or really enough time sometimes to check out all these other sites.
But I would like to see more original work here though. I mean, I have read some really good work by contributors here. Just don’t have time these days trying to fight just to keep food on the table.
Agreed. While I do see the value in links for the sake of being informed, there’s a lot of talent here that should put their energy into original work if they want to make COTO a draw for outsiders – instead of spending their day making insipid and boorish comments (you excluded 🙂