cimone (wonderfinch) wrote in egl,

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LJ-Cuts on the Sales Community

Hi, everyone!

Due to the large number of PMs and comments we receive regarding broken LJ-cuts in the sales community, we'd like to put the issue to the community to settle the matter once and for all.

Under our current rules, we don't reject posts with broken cuts. We simply pass them through the queue and give the original poster 24 hours to place all text and photos behind a cut. We do this since LJ-cuts can be a little hard to manage- especially for those who aren't familiar with HTML or the LJ interface. Even the most experienced posters can run into issues with LJ-cuts if the site is being wonky! In our eyes, it seemed unfair to penalize users for a mistake that might not even be their fault.

Unfortunately, our stance on this matter definitely has its drawbacks. Any post with a broken post receives an unfair increase in visibility, and decreases visibility of those posts immediately following it. Furthermore, if a post has both a broken cut and large images, it can mess up both the egl_comm_sales layout and the layouts of individual users' friends pages. The practice of placing all posts behind cuts was instituted to create a more democratic selling environment, and allowing posts through without them can seem both unfair and inconvenient.

Clearly, our stance has both advantages and disadvantages, and we've heard plenty of very passionate arguments for both sides of this issue. In light of this, we've put it to a community vote. There are three different options: Leave the rules unchanged (so approve all posts with broken LJ-cuts and allow the offender 24 hours to fix their mistake), shorten the time limit for users to fix their mistake, and reject or delete all posts with broken LJ-cuts and ask that the user fix said cut before posting again.

There's no need to comment if you don't want to, but we would really appreciate it if you could take a moment to vote in the poll :)

( Follow the fake cut to the poll on the sales community~ )

Please note that comments on this post are disabled. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding this rule, please make them to the post on the sales community!

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