[Theforum] [DesDev] RE: [Content] Article cleanup issue

Marlene Bruce marlene at members.evolt.org
Sat Jul 20 19:50:44 CDT 2002

Hi Jeff,

>  ><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><
>>  From: Madhu Menon
>  > 2) Jeff said he could implement the "archived" solution
>  >    within a couple of hours. While the majority hasn't
>>     weighed in yet, let's just go ahead and do it. This
>>     will restore the articles for posterity.
>feel free to test on teo.

Looks good to me. However, when I go to my page --
http://test.evolt.org/user/marlene/21/index.html -- I don't see an
"archived" section (just approved and denied). I thought I now had
some archived articles, but maybe it was just the one that I've
subsequently fixed the link to and had re-approved.

>admins can archive articles.  authors can archive their own
>articles.  like denied articles, a reason for archiving the article
>must be supplied for it to be successful.

Great. I could archive a few more of mine, probably. So what's the
criteria for archiving an article? Do we want to send all authors
notices that they can now archive old articles, or is Content going
to weigh all articles against the criteria and act accordingly?

Do we need to put together an email which will go to authors whose
articles are being archived?

>i wasn't hip about my cube count changing by taking ownership of her
>articles.  if it's deemed a good idea, i'd be willing to change the
>cube count query to not count articles in the evolt.org faq category.

Hmm, I have mixed feelings about that idea. If we do that, maybe we
also shouldn't award cubes for news items (they're valuable as
content, but only marginally so compared to the potential usefulness
of a tutorial or other discussion). Should the cube system be
weighted, perhaps?

>speaking of cube count (those with lots of cubes really shouldn't
>weigh in because your opinions are likely biased against this idea),
>what about the idea of counting approved articles as 1 article each
>and archived articles as 1/2 article each?

As someone who has a small cube count, I really don't want to lose
any percentage of them...

But overall, I think this is really going in the right direction.


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