OK, I'll chime in. Do we need to proofread better?
Of course. Every site that has words
, should use them in a correct manner
. Not only that, none of us are professional copy editors! We're hackers! Granted, some of us are better at hacking than others, and some of us are better with words.Is this top priority?
Not even remotely close. Top priority is getting awesome hacks out there fast and hopefully factually accurate (ugh, those mistakes are the worst.). We all have other jobs to do and really just want to share awesome hacks with you. We try to be good, but we simply aren't perfect. Sometimes we're rushed. Sometimes we're too damn excited about the project. Sometimes the spell checker gets screwy because we use dramatically* incorrect structure. Sometimes we really, actually, and seriously thought that word was correct and dammit, it wasn't. Get over it, its a hacking blog, not a thesis paper.What are the rules on comment moderation?
If you are offensive, threatening, or spamming, or obviously trolling, we'll delete your comment. We really don't like to
. Seriously. But if you start doing things like insulting us or making lewd comments towards others, we'll delete your posts and ban you.
If you're on topic and not being a total ass-hat, you won't get deleted. You can dislike a project, criticize it etc. But if you just comment "FAIL", or "arduino sux", or "i'd hit that"... well, your contribution might get trash binned.
Sometimes we have people that blow this whole thing out of proportion. They act like we're creating some type of orwellian dystopia by not allowing them to rant, off topic, about how horrible we are... on our site
A little common sense goes a long way here.
We suggest people read this
and follow it.Why do we use the royal we?
I have no idea. Long ago it was established and we've kept to it. Sometimes I like it, sometimes I don't. I've started working with the writers to come up with a little more editorial content which would all be first person. Event coverage is also always first person.The people have spoken! why didn't you change that feature?
We get requests for changes and alterations daily. People want our site a different color, layout, format etc. Others are requesting specific content, or the removal of certain categories. Many of the requests we get are opposed to each other!
We tend to not make many huge changes. We get close to 200k page views a day and any major change brings a flood of complaints down on our head. Bad excuse, I know, but it does effect our decisions. That being said, no one will disagree that some better proofreading would be beneficial.
I hope I've covered the questions here fairly well. If not, well.. I'm around!
*(that was supposed to be grammatically, but spell check didn't like it. Case in point.)