SummaryPart of open publishing is open editing. Audience highlights is a way to make it easy for audience members to get involved in choosing the stories they think are best, in order to help other readers find them. This should help to clear the current closed bottleneck on editorial functions in indymedia.
i think this could be a breakthrough for indymedia, by allowing us to decentralise and diversify the editing process - how we choose to feature "good" stories.
done properly, it could have quite an impact on database design and performance. but i'll leave that for someone else to ponder.
good user deisgn is essential for the take-up of new software features. so i've been pondering how it might work. here's a stab at it:
By the way, there may be useful ideas from rabble's "features" code that could be merged in. However, my impression (without any direct experience mind you) is that the features code is designed for people who know HTML. The above user design is aimed squarely at people who do *not* know HTML.
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