in the early days of “non double” points, only a Hobby Entomologist or above had the right to remove tags, so do you expect some responsible actions by the serious user who had to get over 500+ points to reach to that level ..
and even if someone does try this, I think the admins can find out if abnormal number of tags are being deleted and added back, it can always be found out and be rolled back and the user be banned for good. definitely user shouldn’t qualify for elf project ;)
:) Don’t think anything will come of it, unfortunately.When I first saw you create that Magazine thread, I knew it was just to postwhore, lol. People would reply, you’d reply back.. points!
Sacha, I take this as a personal offense.
Please look at my CV (it is floating on the web). I have worked my rear end off in various editorial boards. I know what it takes to run a rag.
And, to be honest, I am evaluating the idea of doing one. If we get but one hundred subscribers, we could try to make this a digital print publication. The issue would only be paying authors, we would either need Nokia or other ad partners for that…
Didn’t mean to offend. I know you’re after points. I just meant I hoped your magazine would be real but knew better – there’s not enough subscribers to make it worthwhile. From the thread it seems like it won’t happen. You mentioned you’d need to cut back editions because people are unwilling to pay a lot – this means not worth doing. And yes, I saw your website yesterday – you keep posting it, how could I miss it? :)
you CAN run such a rag even for almost free to the reader – if you get enough ad clients. I have the numbers here in my claws: 4 € is the material cost for a 48p issue to hit your doorstep in Australia. And if you would live in Austria, it were cheaper.
The issue is getting companies like HP, IBM et al to start buying you ads for their laptops. Once you have contact to these, expanding is easy.
As said, I am still committed to the idea. But I think that backtracking it after the IT Security magazine would make more sense as I have some prominent partners behind the ITsec rag.
RBD is better off, of course – the manufacturer of the IDE pays them money. And Microsoft also always has many ads in all the .net mags I see….
How long is the original tagger kept for? If I remove all ‘qml’ tags before tonight and then add them after your script runs. What happens? It still keeps record of original tagger for next nights script?
The original tagger of a tag on a content item is saved securely in the database for as long as that person is a member.
I know, some people have been trying to stack up tags in obsure topics. I found a topic with more than 20 (TWENTY) tags in it. Most unrelated. I removed them of course.
Also, I had a look at tamhanna’s profile to see how he was gaining points yesterday and noticed he had tags for ‘fail’ and ‘junk’. I removed all occurances of these too (they were in forum threads relating to QtMobility).
Is there any system stopping them from adding the tags back after I delete them? I guess not.