Submission queue tool

5 years ago | Chris Poirier (Moderator)

Hi everyone,

After trying to describe the existing submission approval process for our kind volunteers, I decided that wasn't going to work out. So, tonight I'm building a simple tool to help. The first part is up: the long overdue public submission queue:

I'll be adding functionality to it over the evening. If it's down or wonky, it's because I'm developing it live. You have been warned. :)


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  1. Wildbow (Member)

    Posted 5 years ago

    Nice work, Chris. Look forward to the functionality - got some time to kill this weekend and will see if we can make a dent in the queue.

    Thinking more long-term, what are your thoughts on how fast the queue should move? Is it better to have only a few get processed at a time, so each new story has some time on the 'new to WFG' part of the front page?

  2. Chris Poirier (Moderator)

    Posted 5 years ago

    I have historically tried to hold it to 3 new listings a day. However, when I fall behind, that goes up. Sometimes a lot.

    Probably want to see how the new process works out before deciding.

  3. Chris Poirier (Moderator)

    Posted 5 years ago

    Still working on the editing side of things. Heading to bed now. I'll finish it up tomorrow. I hope.

  4. Chris Poirier (Moderator)

    Posted 5 years ago

    Probably not getting this thing done tonight. I may process a few submissions myself, just to keep things moving.

  5. Chris Poirier (Moderator)

    Posted 5 years ago

    The scope is creeping. As usual. I'm going to move the submission form to the new site—clean up some of the issues with incoming data being of poor quality. It will also help implement the proper workflow for submission review.

  6. Chris Poirier (Moderator)

    Posted 5 years ago

    By way of update, I'm still working on this. Had a product release at work, this week, so I haven't made much progress, but I will continue to plug away.

  7. melonmonkey (Member)

    Posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Chris. We appreciate all the work you put into this site and the community.

  8. TheStorymonger (Member)

    Posted 5 years ago

    Thanks, Chris! This is great visual reassurance for all us anxious souls. :p


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