Vid Pogachnik wrote:Many good suggestions above. What I'd like to add is that what should really be valued and honoured on SP is how mountain, route, area etc. pages are being updated, maintained. How the owner manages to cooperate with other members. There are great examples of this, but there are also many members who attempt to attract attention only posting new pages and never updating them. How many of you are doing the tedious job of adding less important pieces of information on existing pages, being aware that rarely anybody will notice that? But we also have visitors who come on SP, search for let's say Aconcagua, and then it's very important do they find the version from 2002 od from 2010. Luckilly we can be proud of Aconcagua page...
Agree with you. Maybe one option would be to create a new "Recently updated" category in the "What's new" page
, where all newly updated areas, mountains, routes, trailheads, canyons, etc. will be listed (recently modified articles, TR, and similars shouldn't be included in the listing, as usually these objects are not updated beyond spelling correction).Advantage:
it would give more visibility to the recently updated objects, much easier to access them than using the advance search tool (selecting "ordered by last edited date" would give the same result, but you need to do it for each category).Risk.
Some members in desesperate need of advertisement might be tempted to correct a couple of typos every week in order to have their submissions appearing in the list, but if they are happy so... Beyond this I don't see any problem with a box for "recently updated" objects. And it is probably not too difficult to implement for our chief programmer (time needed apart...).
In order not to have recently created objects appearing in this "updated" list, the programming code could only select the updated objects whose creation date is older than two years (or one year). I made a rapid check and found that 25 mountains and routes older than 2 years (43 if we put the threshhold at 1 year) have been updated over the past 7 days. So having space for 20-30 objects should be enough.