Re: need your opinion
posted at 12/12/2012 7:56 PM EST
In response to seattlepat70's comment:
In response to apdynasty23's comment:
Hey guys, I used to be a frequent poster here but do not contribute as much these days because of new schedule and prioritities.
I've always been really into sports forums but I feel they're all antiquated, unreliable, moderated unfairly, and unorganized. I especially hate the ads too.
I'm working on a platform where you can add all your teams to one page and manage all of your conversations (regardless of which team you root for) on one site. Some key things I'm working on:
1) The more valuable your contributions are in the eyes of your audience, the more premium space you get for other fans to read your insights and opinions.
2) Moderation is done by the community.
3) Each post can be voted up or down, flagged, etc.
4) There would definitely be a mobile app/mobile site so you can instantly start threads and comment without having to wait for an entire newspaper site to load.
Wanted to get your thoughts overall. Any feedback is appreciated!
Voting and flagging is great, but there should be accountability on voters and flaggers too. I am sure you've noticed that folks here can be crazy petty and hold grudges - fully capable of abusing a voting and flagging system that does not hold them accountable.
Absolutely. I've seen people that I know are Patriots fans get banned for having a controversial opinion while Jets fans come in frequently just to stir the pot and get away with it. The idea, in a nutshell, is to let the community moderate itself but there are many ways to do that and so we'll try one way and see how it works. We'll be in 'beta' testing for a while to see how our formula works.