On-going Improvement to the PM System - Update
Dear PM Users,
We are currently in the process of developing improved editorial facilities for Noosphere (the PM software). As part of this effort, we are working on:
- Personal "scratch areas" for users, so they can write entries without immediately posting them public
- A "submission queue" for the encyclopedia, so entries can be reviewed for basic appropriateness before going into the encyclopedia
- Most likely, other high-level non-encyclopedia sections, such as "research" and "fun" materials.
Here is the way we envision these working.
1. Scratch areas will work just like encyclopedia authoring/editing, but will not be generally visible or indexed until the owner clicks something like a "publish" button.
2. When "publish" is clicked, the entry will go into the encyclopedia submission queue (or perhaps the submission queue for other meta-areas).
3. Once in the queue, the content committee members (who will become "moderators") as well as the general usership can inspect the new entry. However, the entry will not appear within the encylopedia -- the submission queue will be indexed separately.
4. When approved, or perhaps after some time period elapses (such as two weeks), the entry will be posted to the encyclopedia. Content committee members can edit metadata (such as categories), edit the content (with assent from the owner) or move the entry (such as to "research"). If the entry does not meet standards for basic seriousness and appropriateness for the encyclopedia, research, or other high-level categories, it may be reverted back to private status (deletion will no longer be needed).
We welcome thoughts on the above system.
Also, moderators will be able to change ownership/authorship and make direct edits, but we don't plan on making any forced use of these features on PM (according to the content committee charter, which will be finalized soon).
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