Thanks for all the offers of help! Yes, spreading the load definitely helps
I'm looking at finding a way for moderators to feature blog entries as well which would be another great one to have volunteers for. I probably don't need quite this many photo moderators, so if any of you are interested in helping with the finding of and featuring of blogs then that would be great too. Would really like to see more exposure for blogs and part of that is the filtering and featuring of the good ones. Maybe we can re-introduce the stream of everything as well, but only for pre-moderated blog entries to avoid junk
As an aside - is being featured a part of the new notification system?
Not yet, though it definitely should be.
I'm more interested in photo moderating than blogs but will do either as needed
I can help with the blogs.
That sounds interesting Peter! So count me in for helping with the blogs :-)
You are doing an amazing job Peter. I'd love to help but I work full time and still have Adult children at home plus hubby to take care of haha. But if you place the names of your photo and blog helpers somewhere I will be sure to message them when I see a great photo or blog here that I feel should be highlighted. I have enjoyed reading some fantasic blogs already that should be highlighted. I do this whilst travelling home from work each day. It's the blogs that really make this site great
Keep up the great work!
You may count on me too, as soon as I recover from VT loss. While I'm waiting for your effort to include our material, I've been mapping my 10000 pictures (many of them to erase later) and browsing wiki guides, and it seems that there's much to improve here.
For instance, searching for Alcobaça guide we get the answer "this article doesn't exist yet", inviting us to create it. However, it does exist - you just have to select "search all areas" and it will be listed, with photos and blogs.
Searching for Alcobaca, the message "this article doesn't exist yet" it's correct, but you find some other photos and blogs about the same city - Alcobaça. Accepting the invitation to create the article (as I almost did), there will be two guides about the same place. Confusing, isn't it?
Wouldn't it be useful to create some moderation and "housekeeping" also here?
That is weird isn't it? The search function has a problem with the 'ç' in Alcobaça when searching in guide .. returning this = 'This article Alcoba�a doesn't exist yet', but not in all areas or blog entries
Just fixed that Alcobaça situation. It now takes you to the correct page which clearly does exist! The search found the article as expected, but then it directed the user to a different page which didn't exist (due to the badly encoded characters)
Thanks for your contributions to the guide solopes - every bit counts! I have added enough photo moderators for now, but I'll keep you in mind for when other moderating opportunities pop up.