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Re: Official Racketboy Suggestion Forum Thread

by Ziggy587 Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:56 pm

marurun wrote:I had a thought about how to quickly turn great forum user posts into web-site content. Here's the quick and dirty paste from Slack/Discord:

I wonder if there's a way to do a promoted posts kind of thing....
Like, when you visit the RB web site there could be a box for promoted posts where users could nominate forum posts that are particularly interesting or informative to be posted on the web site.
Or rather, the nomination happens in the forum interface and the posts that are selected would then appear on the web site under a Promoted Posts or User Highlights section.
That way when people write something awesome or informative it can get bumped up without Nick having to ask us to write up a whole article on a topic.

That's a great idea. Are you thinking of a manual curated process? Or trying for something more automatic? Just recently we were kicking around the idea of some sort of like system. What if users could like posts, but there's no tally tied to users. Instead, it could be used to promote the more well received posts.

Otherwise, how would you propose it works?

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Re: Official Racketboy Suggestion Forum Thread

by isiolia Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:44 pm

My thought for that sort of thing would be to instead have a moderator (or bot) post curated weekly topics, designed to be conversation starters. Similar, perhaps, to how Together Retro stuff can be. I know I'm not nearly as inclined to start a topic as I am to reply to one, and perhaps that's the case with a lot of the folks here. It could also be something that's highlighted on the front page to encourage folks to sign up and contribute, and if a thread is particularly successful might provide the basis for a community guide or article.
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Re: Official Racketboy Suggestion Forum Thread

by marurun Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:01 pm

I don't think we should automatically promote posts, but in concern with a simple "like" system or a nomination tool we could automatically create a pool of posts a moderator or Racketboy could manually promote to be featured. Likewise, a mod or admin could also simply pick a post and promote it.
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