Hello all, my take is that comments should be considered a big part of the life of a niche. I’d love to see our platform implement them really well: this is where people interact publicly... I’m a fan of the way Disqus has implemented its commenting system... the discussion threads are clear, and it is easy to search through one’s commenting activity. I think it would be great to be able to promote really good comments to be visible at the top - a great tool for presenting newcomers to the...
Thanks for posting this. Comments are important! They are the foundation of making it engaging. I do like how this comment system allows you to quote someone. It makes it very easy to follow along. I don't like how some platforms post hierarchy is based on reputation. Comments need to flow as they come in. I would like to think that we don't need to implement a reward system for comments, in either monetization or just reputation, however I am not sure if people will engage otherwise. As an...
NP...happy to help. One thing to remember is that voting down something should only be based on whether something is redundant. There is no personal preference. Also Micro-niches or sub-category niches are allowed, even if the Niche owner of a broad topic doesn't like it. When something is redundant legitimately, usually someone has left a comment saying so. Hope that helps.
Hey @RobbyCannard there already is an option to leave your reason for why you voted down something. And it is very helpful to the person suggesting the niche. I think no votes should include a mandatory reason to why you are voting it down so that we can reduce trolling and/or profiteering.
I'm not sure about mandatory. It might discourage people from voting but if someone votes no, it's probably a good idea to explain why. I've noticed one or two of the same people who seem to down vote the most innocuous topics again and again.
Indeed! Sub-niches are an important aspect of the ecosystem of tags that are niches. To embrace this, I suggested a sub-niche (US Politics) to one of my niches (Politics) as a way of embracing this reality. If there is a sub-niche to one of your niches that you don't want to have stealing too much thunder from it - buy it if possible.
This is just a suggestion. Can the @Narrative Network Team please create a topic in the appropriate forum whenever a new article is released on the Narrative Blog (Medium)? This way we can easily have a discussion about it here, rather than having to create a new topic from scratch each time.
Here is a link to the Article @Ted posted: How Narrative will Map Niches . First off....I love the idea and think it is a step in the right direction when it comes to organizing / finding Niches. While I do think a hierarchy is important, I think this should ultimately become a graph. We need the ability to relate Niches that don't have a parent child relationship. Just as a random example, I might want to link a Niche on Steroids to an MLB or Baseball Niche. Obviously...
Hey Banter! So it is early days and probably there are some things that will become clearer as time passes, but with the understanding I think I have, I agree with you! I think internally, the technical representation of the map may already be a graph, and perhaps what is not yet determined is how that will then be represented to the user: maybe there is the thought that representing the graph as a tree to drill down through might be more intuitive from a user-facing perspective? I don't...
I didn't get on Narrative until later this afternoon, when all of the new posts on threads I'd read last night were already made impossible to reply to because the threads had been locked. This is problematic, because we've nailed right down to the heart of several matters brought up in threads with related questions that had been answered early on. Can we start new threads? Sure, but then we lose the context of the original discussion. Thoughts?
it is a bit problematic. But I can see the need for them to mark it as answered. Even though it is abrupt it may be better to start a new thread with a link to the originating conversation. On another, but sort of related note, are you @Christina Gleason or anyone else not getting alert notifications on the community page. I will mark that i am following a thread, and never get notified, despite going to it and seeing 4 new posts.
@Christina Gleason , I am the one who closed a couple off yesterday. The point is not to "stifle" conversation but to note that the question was answered. You can always start a conversation or suggestion thread up on the topic. Just trying to keep things organized. I noticed that a couple times the discussions that follow go way off topic and so the conversation or topic or idea may get lost due to the topic title.
@Christina Gleason and @Emily Barnett . Regarding the issue you are having with Notifications. Please check to make sure you are following the types of support. If you follow them, then you should get notifications. Click on the black button "Following Narrative Topics" in the Support Community Tab. Then Choose what types from the drop down.
There has been some back and forth within the community on how to discuss things specific to a Niche. I propose having a Community area specific to each Niche, something like /n/Dogs/Community. This would essentially be a mini-community site specific to the Niche where people could interact with the owners and moderators in a public and contained way that other Niche subscribers could participate in.
if this cannot be built in, one work around for each niche owner is to start a thread here on the community page and past a link to it as a reminder from time to time in various posts the owner makes. It isn't an elegant solution but it would give everybody immediate access to make suggestions to the owner, and to be heard amongst the niche community.
In the Tribunal a place to post commentary and arguments. Example Conversations recently: Niche stage has comments https://www.narrative.org/hq/approval/45932351865062242 Unable to comment in Tribunal https://www.narrative.org/hq/appeal/46495305201207410 Need to link or tag to posts for Tribunal to read https://www.narrative.org/post/is-conversations-a-topic
In relation to what happened in the recent appeal about the BLOG niche, where the owner deleted the post with the discussion that lead to the appeal and relevant attitudes of the parties, I suggest to allow to link urls of posts or comments to appeals. Those posts/comments shouldn't be allowed to be deleted/modified. see also: https://community.narrative.org/support/topic/tribunal-process
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