Post limbo before front page October 12, 2001 2:56 PM   Subscribe

What if when new posts were created, they were sent to a temporary hub for ten minutes? [inside]
posted by starduck to MetaFilter-Related at 2:56 PM (2 comments total)

Existing users could go to the hub to vote on whether or not the post was worthy of the front page. If the majority votes it in after 10 minutes or (time period), then it achieves front page status. The results wouldn't be logged, so they couldn't be used against a user who had a failed comment later. IE "Oh, you've had 2 failed posts, your opinion doesn't matter" Also, while in the hub, the user who posted the comment could change the wording for a temporary amount of time so they don't end up posting something they regret.
posted by starduck at 2:56 PM on October 12, 2001

This basically how kuro5hin works, without the time element. I've been thinking about various ways to do non-front page posts, this being just one of many options. I tend not to favor this model, due to the "popularity rules" aspect of it. I can recall at least one great thread that had many people asking for its removal (the first "is kaycee real?" thread after her death).
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:39 PM on October 12, 2001

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