I wanted to say this in the cider press, but I don't have enough apples, so I'm gonna say it here instead
Kelly Mitchell wrote:Rude people can have valuable posts and decent people only questions.
Not to be critical ... but I feel the arrow hits a target it is not aiming for.
Kelly Mitchell wrote: it blocks contributing members.
The Cider Press system is only working for certain people - it's not for others.
Kelly Mitchell wrote:It doesn't matter how much people think it's a meritocracy if people who ask a lot of questions never get any apples. I've posted quite a few times and I don't think anybody has even thought of giving me an 'apple.'
The Cider Press system is only working for certain people - it's not for others. But, hey it's only a small part of the site, so it's not a big deal.
Cj Sloane wrote:
So will a post show that apples have been taken away?
paul wheaton wrote:You can see some posts that have "an apple core". There are a few posts that have more than one apple core.
Early on, there was a lot of discussion about whether we should have this feature at all. I suspect that in the time we have had it, I have doled out about 20 apple cores. And I think Burra may have doled out that many too.
It has been an excellent tool. And I am glad that we have a way to keep certain people from posting to the cider press due to core-worthy posts. And they can see it.
Sometimes a post should be deleted. Sometimes it should be put on probation. And sometimes the right thing to do is to leave it as is and give it an apple core.
I didn't think of using the report button for positive things... silly me. Since 'be nice' is so important here. Thanks again.
One particularly awesome tool is the 'report' button. If you see an apple worthy post, press the report button and say something like "this post deserves an apple because..." It immediately brings it to the attention of the staff and they can check it out.
paul wheaton wrote:
I do want to warn people, these forums are a great place to lose your apples. If you have enough apples to post there, and your post is not nice, you will have apples taken away. This might be a good time to review my publishing standards.
Graham Bunting wrote:I totally agree with you that this is your press and you have the right to say what is and what is not published. But to do it on the very forum that should have a balanced view from all sides is a little dangerous. Vetoing someones view because it doesn't agree with your own, or only letting in the people that have earned your apple because they say the things you want to hear, sounds more like a propaganda forum rather than a political or social discussion platform