Is it just me or did DN use to be more interesting?

over 5 years ago from Cristian Moisei,

  • Ken Em, over 5 years ago

    A bit yes. Two things that I notice constantly, despite being specifically spelled out as being "unwelcome stories" in the guidelines, are:

    "List-format articles, especially those intended for SEO purposes" (there are two on the Recent page as I write this)

    "... posting to the same URL multiple times in a given timeframe or exclusively to the same domain"

    That second one is especially frustrating. There is a dingus in place that alerts you if the link you are posting has already been done so. But I guess people are just ignoring that and posting anyway. So then we end up with multiple topics on the same thing.

    Maybe I'm expecting too much, but I don't think it takes much effort to look at the Recent page to see if the thing you are going to post has been posted already, especially if it's a big news item.

    (This isn't something unique to DN. People rarely actually read the thing they are replying / posting to.)

    8 points