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The Why:
Following the discussion in this thread about the most annoying type of articles on GH, we're going to do some experiments to see if the quality of content that gets featured here can be improved.

The What:
During the next week, we'll be testing content against an internal set of standards for quality. We'll publish these standards after the test.

The result of this will likely manifest itself in the following ways:

a. Moderated Posts & Questions:
The number of posts and questions that make it to the Latest Page may drop dramatically.
So if your submission did not show up on GrowthHackers during this week, it's likely because it didn't meet the internal standard we're testing against.

b. Unmoderated Posts & Questions:
Submissions that don't meet this internal standard will be removed from the Latest Page. If the moderating team notices that a low-quality post has somehow made it to the Trending page, it will be removed from there as well.

Please don't take it personally or be offended if your submission doesn't make the cut or is removed. Always remember that we're working to keep GrowthHackers content of as high a quality as you expect it to be.

So you may see the quantity of posts featured on GH go down noticeably. Our hypothesis is that fewer posts will not be an issue as long as what does show up is only high-quality content.

The How (you can help):
If you find content that:
a. shows up on GH during this test wasn't worth your time - flag it and let us know. Also tell us why you flagged it.
b. you posted should not have to be removed, let us know at info@growthhackers.com. You could also submit an "Ask GH" if you'd like to discuss it publicly.

The When:
This starts tomorrow, April 29th and will end on May 6th.

  • MB

    Morgan Brown

    about 5 years ago #

    Definitely interested to see what this does.

  • RS

    Rob Sobers

    about 5 years ago #

    Nice. Happy to see this.

  • PL

    Peep Laja

    about 5 years ago #

    I have high hopes!

  • SJ

    searchism james

    about 5 years ago #

    This is in my opinion paramount for GH to set themselves apart from others like Inbound et al..
    I've read some decent clickbait titles lately only to discover some of the most worthless content drivel.. I don't want to be harsh or slam these entities or leave negative comments, but in the spirit of a solid experience providing forward thinking ideas and substance, I would think GH would make this a huge priority.

  • KR

    Kamil Rextin

    about 5 years ago #

    FINALLY ^__^

  • RA

    Ryan Abrams

    about 5 years ago #

    Looking forward to some house cleaning!

  • WT

    Willie Tran

    about 5 years ago #

    Exciting!

  • MB

    Madhav Bhandari

    about 5 years ago #

    This will be interesting! I have been noticing the quality of posts on the Trending page fall dramatically over the past few months so I'm really hoping for a change after these tests.

  • JB

    Joseph Bentzel

    about 5 years ago #

    The top-down, moderator-centric model described above will work for the click-bait spammy stuff.

    For substantive disagreements among members on what falls within the scope of a legitimately contested point of view on GH, suspect the top-down moderator model may be perceived negatively.

    Suggest encouraging members whose submission don't 'make the cut' or are 'removed' to post an 'Ask GH' question on the removal and foster a bottoms up interaction on the 'why'.

    Teachable moment thing for the whole community.

  • DM

    demetrius michael

    about 5 years ago #

    Perhaps # of comments ~= Link quality ?

    If so, maybe
    Ranking Algorithm = Upvotes (high decay) + Comments (Slow decay).

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