[theforum] meta-user

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Sun Nov 30 12:48:15 CST 2008

On 30 Nov 2008, at 18:23, Erika wrote:

> Martin Burns wrote:
>> Reading that article again, I'm reminded that a number of articles
>> about evolt were written by people who firmly resigned and asked that
>> their accounts be removed. At that point, the evolt-concerning-
>> articles' ownership was pragmatically reassigned to existing users -
>> mostly to .jeff. The article above being an example.
> Who??? resigned AND asked their accounts be removed?  Gee whiz.

Michele, although what we actually did was just remove articles from  
her name rather than actually remove her ability to return. I think  
deleting her account would have also knackered comments in her name.

>> If we're going to have a meta-user, I think that those articles  
>> should
>> be assigned to that meta-user.
> Which articles are they?  It makes sense for FAQ articles to be  
> under a
> meta user (like the cubes one you cited) -- but not articles  
> expressing
> POV or opinion.

and not sure about

(btw, images here:
are 404)

> BTW... I am on board w/ the cubes because they are a form of karma,
> right... but they only represent quantity, not quality. (yes, yes, the
> ratings....) Yet I'll be so excited when I earn my second cube!!!

Which was *exactly* the intended effect ;-)

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