Please participate in the FSDaily editing process

dave's picture
Submitted by dave on Tue, 02/24/2009 - 04:58

This is an urgent call to the FSDaily community to start digging through the upcoming queue and voting on more stories. Without YOU acting as an editor the site doesn't work.

(UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who has started participating. It is greatly appreciated. The more participation the better. So anyone else who still isn't involved: get in there and vote, comment, and submit.)

At the moment the number of people participating in the editing process has dropped and the number of stories going to the front page is down. It could be that there isn't much in the way of news that interests you all, or, more likely, there are less people are looking at the upcoming queue. Whatever the case, if we don't start getting more stories to the home page the site will start.

Now I know there are plenty of people coming to the site. Our traffic is still very high. So it must be just a participation problem.

Again, without participation from the community this site is pointless. If you want good interesting news to appear on FSDaily then you have to participate. Your incentive is that you have control over the news.

Please SUBMIT more stories that you think the community should see, VOTE on stories in the upcoming queue, add your 2c by posting a COMMENT or BLOG, and please INVITE friends and colleagues in your community to do the same.

akf's picture


6 years 12 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago


how is the limit designed?

How is the limit for getting to the front page designed? Is it a fixed number of votes? Suggestion: make the limit a percentage of the total votes per week. So it will be more flexible.

dave's picture


6 years 12 weeks 1 hour 59 min ago


Thanks for the suggestion.

At this stage it is fixed. Another option might be to just periodically pull the top story from the queue. But that has it's problems too. And, even then, someone needs to make the change to the algorithm that handles promotion - and at the moment there isn't anyone. I'm currently trying to learn how these modules work so I can work on them myself.

yamanu's picture


6 years 12 weeks 10 hours 51 min ago



I'm a frequent visitor, but didn't even know about the upcoming queue. I'm logged in, scanning this page but don't see anything labeled like that. You hid it pretty well.

dave's picture


6 years 12 weeks 2 hours 2 min ago


We need to redesign the blogs page

The blogs module of Drupal was added after all of our design was done. So you don't see the upcoming queue from here. But if you are looking at the published news there is a tab at the top of every page.

arito's picture


6 years 11 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago


Participating isn't obvious

As voting for news is such an essential feature of the site, it would make sense to better bring the upcoming cue and it's purpose to attention of new (and not so new) visitors. Perhaps a text box at the top of the page explaining briefly the system would be good.

dave's picture


6 years 11 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago


I've been considering the same thing

And now that you have suggested I think I'll go ahead and do it. Thanks.