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Come on...is there a moderator for this place? Workshop is filling with crap articles this week.

Today:
https://www.instructables.com/id/GENOCIDE-HOW-TO-COMMIT-IT-YAY/

This week has had horrible articles that don't belong in Workshop, but now it is a genocide article? Need some moderation, or at least moving things to where they belong...

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Kiteman (author)2013-05-24

The article you refer to is gone already.

The moderation on this site is reactive - if nobody reports a posting, it stays visible. The community-monitoring works (compare the comments on an instructable to the comments on a YouTube video), but things someyimes take time to disappear properly.

If, by "horrible articles", you mean badly written, or poorly photographed, that is part of what the site is about - very few people start with perfection, but in the welcoming, inclusive, and constructively-supportive community that is Instructables, these inexperienced authors get better with evety project (my own first instructable didn't even have pictures!).

We also have a growing number of members who speak English as a second language, or not at all, but put in a lot of effort to translate their work so that more people can read it. This inevitably results in odd grammar, or peculiar word-usage, of which we should be tolerant.

Oh, and if you're just unhappy because projects are in the wrong category, there is a flag option that asks for the project to be re-categorised.


jkingsbury (author)Kiteman2013-05-24

Thanks for putting the time into the response. I wouldn't call a poorly written article "horrible" if it belonged in the section. More or less, it's been a lot of things that could better be placed in outdoors or life...or poorly explained. Maybe I have no room to talk since I don't have anything to show, which I'm hoping to correct soon.

Kiteman (author)jkingsbury2013-05-24

As I said, there's a flag option for mis-categorised projects.

(Projects coming? Cool!)

crazyg (author)2013-11-12

Tenuous link but,is anyone moderating the lomography contest applicants,5 entrees and13 days to go,mine has not been let in yet, its been 2 or days waiting .