JapanSoc continues to grow. There have been 398 Japan-related articles submitted to the site since it started last November. On those articles, there have been 348 comments and 1159 votes. That means that each article has been soc’ed an average 2.9 times.
Hitting the JapanSoc front page
Currently, when an article is submitted to JapanSoc, it goes in the “Upcoming” queue. Two votes are needed for it to hit the front page and be added to the main rss feed. One vote is automatically given by the submitter, so only one other vote is necessary. With 67 registered users as I write this, almost everything is getting a second vote and making it off the queue.
The case for a 3 soc promotion requirement
- Three votes would make sure only the best articles make it to the front page.
- With fewer articles getting promoted, existing front page articles can get more exposure.
- Users might promote JapanSoc more, encouraging people to soc their submissions.
The case against a 3 soc promotion requirement
- Submissions might disappear down the Upcoming page before enough people see them.
- Special interest topics might not get the exposure they deserve.
- Users might be discouraged from submitting articles if it is harder to make the front page.
Time to vote… Voting has ended, and the “3 Soc Rule” is now in effect.