Nation of Neighbors currently accepts two primary types of user created content – ‘reports’ and ‘posts’. Reports, created only with the report page, are intended to be timely user-submitted reports of crime or suspicious activity tied to a specific geographic location. Posts, created from your home page or community page, are intended to be about everything else related to your community. There is a reason things were set up that way. However, in practice, it often leads to confusion. My current plan is to integrate the two content types, preserving the features of both. The only exception is anonymity. We don’t currently associate user information with reports. We do with other content. My proposal is to add a ‘post anonymously’ option to all content. The user information would be saved in the database so that we can send the poster replies (a major shortcoming with our current system – we currently don’t know who to send replies to). However, user information would not be displayed. I’ve exchanged emails with some of you already regarding this change and the response thus far has been positive. If I haven’t already spoken with you, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the proposed change.
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Art Hanson on June 2nd, 2010 | No Comments »