Lesson Learned about Clarity of Writing Sites Intentions
In case you're tuning in later , the original post was titled : Should Content Sites Be Clearer In Their Intentions Right Up Front?
However, this is now an edit and latest update as of August 3, 2014:
Today, I searched online and found that back in July 2014 there was a discussion on PP that covered the issue of dividing this site into two sections.(blogs and informational type posts) That post generated a lengthy discussion on the topic. It was addressed how this would be implemented.
I wrote a post expressing my confusion about an issue that already been covered. In retrospect, I should have gone back into the archives and read the old posts before I even wrote my feelings. I didn't do that because I didn't know that the topic had been covered. (No excuse, though) It had not occurred to me that there was history. Maybe those that commented on my original post didn't know the history or didn't feel that it was necessary to rehash it again.
Being new to PP, when I wrote my original post, I was confused and feeling like the site was going in so many directions. How would those new to the site know what the site is about if they saw both conversations and information. In writing about the confusion, many of my biases came out in a ramble, to put in succinctly.
One of the other issues I brought up, in the original post, was the "quality" review process. In my rambling I merged so many issues. One of which is the idea that if one is going to write informational articles than perhaps they should be assessed before they joined the site. I was feeling, though did not express succinctly that these sites seemed more like casual blogs, rants rather than informational writing.
Words can hurt. I regret I wrote thoughtlessly about the topic without doing prior research. I learned a lesson. And to be truthful, I wish I hadn't expressed my feelings on the issue. I think I should have asked questions first or continued to do research on my own.
So as far as I'm concerned, I have no more comments on this issue. The only reason I didn't take this post down is because those who took the time to comment and earn coins deserve respect for their time writing the comments and adding to the conversation.
If you're new to this post, you can read the exchange of the comments below and learn more about the issues.
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