hydra's Journal http://www.slashcode.com/~hydra/journal/ hydra's Slashcode Journal en-us Copyright 2004, OSTG - Open Source Technology Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 2012-01-25T04:40:21+00:00 Me admins@slashcode.com Technology hourly 1 1970-01-01T00:00+00:00 hydra's Journal http://images.slashcode.com/topics/topicslash.gif http://www.slashcode.com/~hydra/journal/ That Scoop/Slash Issue (formerly "Just a test") http://www.slashcode.com/~hydra/journal/254?from=rss Seeing as the messaging system doesn't work at http://slash.autonomedia.org, I thought I should check it out here at slashcode. <p> Kuro5hin got a bit of stick here in a recent discussion, apparently for being too clubby. the context was an inquiry about tools for porting sites based on scoop to slash. <br> http://ask.slashcode.com/article.pl?sid=03/02/17/<nobr>1<wbr></nobr> 846259&amp;mode=thread&amp;tid=4 </p><p> Thing is that we run a small site with a restricted user base. Very few people log in and consequently the pool of people who can moderate is limited. Given that slash bestows jury service only on a fraction of those logged in, well nobody gets to moderate. For smaller sites I think that everyone should have moderation powers and K5 allows everyone logged in to rate. </p><p> Secondly the fact that Scoop allows one to consult the record of how users have voted on stories and rated on comments gives others a better indicator of whether they are *generally reliable*. Likewise disallowing posts by anonymous users (as K5 does) means that if someone posts something that seems factually dubious, a rumour, or ahighly contested piece of information, it's possible to make an evaluation based ontheir prior history. That's just a general problem of anonymity and I'm sure that Slash could be adapted to eliminate AC posting. </p><p> Lastly i like the voting queue and the elf-management facilitated by Scoop. What Vladinator regards as a potntial disadvantage describes what i would like to see happen to our site:</p><blockquote><div><p>Scoop really isn't good for maintaining any kind of control, centralized or otherwise, over what you've built, sweated over, and spent money on. If you want a free-for-all that will devolve into a no-hold-bar'd "We're right because there are more of us" kind of situation, by all means, choose scoop.<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:-)</p></div></blockquote><p> Maybe i'll feel differently when we finally upddate to most recent version of slash and get to feast upon the ZOO system which I really like.</p> hydra 2003-03-06T12:14:06+00:00 slash