ZeeJay wrote:Step 2: Send a PM to the elves.
There are lots of people who are unhappy with unresponsive users, but I've never heard of anyone following through with step 2 and not being satisfied.
I have been following this thread for the past week and think there have been a lot of great ideas offered. But I can say that I have had great success with getting updates to pages using the methods ZeeJay mentions...first through Aaron Johnson and now with Bob Sihler. I think Bob has done an outstanding job trying to improve the quality of the sites' content!!!
I don't have many Routes posted so I don't carry much weight but I am against a full Wiki mainly because of the history of site - too many page owners have put too much effort into putting up those pages. But there is a need for improving quality of content. More effort by us members to escalate the issue of bad data would solve most of these problems. Sometimes this takes some persintence, but eventually it does work...whether through contacting the page owners, or contacting the elves that care about the quality of the sites's data. I have always been able to get updates made to pages with my persistence to the page owner or to an elf. Unfortunately this does take some time, but that's the way it is.
As for what appears to be the most popular change, if a section for Additons/Corrections is added to the main page I hope it has an expand button that users could hit to see all the comments. For some pages I could see the additions section getting quite large and becoming an "eye sore" after a while. It would be nice if we could just click on this section to read it.