Many of us know the current system. If the owner is inactive, the page can easily be taken (usually). If the owner of the page is active but has a lousy page, you suddenly have a tough situation. So what it all comes down to is what is the standard of SP? Are people forced to do a good job? What comes first, a poster pride, or the integrity and quality of the content? I'm proposing a better case system for when you request a page. What do I mean? (good question left side of the brain) When requesting pages you could have one "prove" with evidence why the page is bad or lacking. Make the elves feel assured that if you were to take the page, you would do a much better job. But that still doesn't resolve the question of the active owners content (says right right side of the brain). True. So this is where the elves have to start considering:
1. Is the page in need of fixing or just needs more information?
If no, end of story. If yes, then send PM to that owner asking them to update the info (assuming the page requester already did this).
2. Page owner replies "page is fine, don't need any more added". This is where the question above "what is the standard?" comes in. If they meet the standard but the page is "just barely at the level" than the admin should propose things like "would you mind if so and so was an admin of the page?". Or "Someone is requesting that the page have more information (perhaps ask "could you please add more info or let someone else add it").
3. If they deny any help from the community and the admins and are not willing to fix the page, I believe this is where the admins could step in. Why? Because the information has been proven compromised. This is where course of action has to be taken. SummitPost is about information, not FigureitOutYourselfPost.org. If they throw is hissy fit, don't give into it. While we value people and want whats best for folks, we also value good information that leads us in the right direction. That should never be compromised because someone's ego prides them to their old work.
I know much of this idea already takes place, but I'm laying it out on the table for everyone to see and trying to move it in what I believe is a good direction.
Last edited by Josh Lewis
on Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.