mrchad9 wrote:Here is my idea...
Have a small location at the bottom of route, mountain, and canyon pages where members can add additional content for updated conditions. Maybe it is current snow conditions, updated driving directions, whatever. Anyone can edit this section, including the owner. The owner could delete stuff here (same as everyone else) and they could move stuff into the main page if they wish.
Ideally the system could track who made edits here. This way if spam makes it into here then deleting the user will delete the edit. Also I think the section would be text and links only. No pics would be allowed. And the font could even be a size smaller than the page itself so it doesn't look like it is part of the main work, but rather additional information others have added.
Comments and additions being on a seperate page is a real problem. Especially for new users. That needs to change.
Included in my idea... pages will not be wiki.
I think this is a good idea, and expressed said sentiment the last time this issue came up. I am 100% against open wiki. However, I do not think most people utilize the 'additions and corrections' sections on most pages. It lacks visibility so you never know what you are going to get or if it is relevant. Simply moving the 'additions' part of the 'additions and corrections' to the bottom of the page where it can be visible would be a step up, I think. At the bottom of the page, it will not disrupt the flow or the creative element but it will allow people to post updated beta and even useful pictures to a page.