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Stop senior members/mods stealing scoops for frontpage threads!
ChanandlerBong




msg:4140133
 2:27 pm on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

not much on WebmasterWorld angers me, but this is something I've seen again and again.

1. New member breaks a news story. May just post a link to a news site or perhaps leaves his/her opinion.

2. Less than an hour later, big important WebmasterWorld mod comes along and starts the same thread with news link and excerpt. Gets put straight onto front page as featured thread.

Optional 3. Little gal/guy comes along on about message #5 saying "I posted this here:" and posts link to abandoned, orphaned thread.

I think the policy here should be to add to the original thread, add a link if required, add an excerpt if required, but not to steal the spotlight from the non-mod member.

maybe I'm being over sensitive...it's never happened to me BTW, but I always feel for the small guy when I see it happen.

 

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msg:4140136
 2:30 pm on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

maybe I'm being over sensitive...it's never happened to me BTW, but I always feel for the small guy when I see it happen.


Hmmm, I believe the policy have always been that the OP gets dibs on the Front Page. There is no favoritism in this area. Maybe one or two slip by every now and then but I don't think it is a common practice, not intentional anyway.

ChanandlerBong




msg:4140146
 2:37 pm on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

maybe I've just remembered the few times I have seen it happen...and it certainly has.

mack




msg:4140247
 3:42 pm on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

There is no favoritism when it comes to front page threads. To an extent its user input that determines what makes the front page by using the "recommend" link. There will always be cases where similar threads are posted at similar times. In these cases the thread that has gained traction and has replies will be the preferred choice.

Mack.

g1smd




msg:4140584
 6:53 pm on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

Where there's two threads, I think mods do often try to merge them. So, if the merged thread makes the front page then I guess everyone should be happy. :)

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