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MOD: Correct a Teaser Functionality

Posted: 11:14PM Feb 22, 2018
Avatar for ThinksForFun ThinksForFun*
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Hi,

I have many teaser corrections (136 to be exact) submitted with a "Not Yet" (unprocessed) status. Most of these have been waiting a very long time.

Is the "Correct a Teaser" functionality broken?

ThinksForFun


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Posted: 12:25AM Mar 23, 2018
Avatar for fishmed fishmedAusmod
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I do not think so. Teaser correction is a function of an overall review by the masses. Once a sufficient number of people vote, a teaser is fixed or not, depending on the vote. This is not an editor function, so if nobody is reviewing them, they may sit. I try to get to them when I have time, not sure about others. You have to have a certain number of points and good karma to submit corrections and to vote on them.

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Posted: 04:05AM Mar 23, 2018
Avatar for Tilley Tilleyg
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Posts: 253

Where is the link to vote on teaser corrections? I've never seen it.

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Posted: 01:43AM Mar 24, 2018
Avatar for RGW4 RGW4Ausmod
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Tilley, My recollection is... under Puzzles, click on Teasers. There is a list on the left side, the bottom one is rate a teaser, or something like that. Click on it; you are asked to solve it. Once you try, you are given a place to put your two cents on it.

I am not speaking as a mod who does anything more with teasers, than to enjoy them as a member; so I am okay if a mod wants to jump in and say I am wrong and gives you a better answer. But I know responses in the forums seems to be somewhat quiet over the week-end and if you wish to test this out ... at least you have a place to try. If you do not see what I am saying, you may not have the "qualifications" of karma or points to do it.


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Posted: 04:47AM Mar 24, 2018
Avatar for Tilley Tilleyg
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Thanks for trying to help, RGW4, but I believe you are describing the "Review Teasers" link. That's for voting on teasers that have been submitted, but are not yet approved by the editors. I review new teasers regularly.

I am talking about the ability to vote on teaser corrections. I have the capability to suggest a correction to a teaser, and like TFF, I have a correction that has been pending a long time (over a year!). I have not bothered to submit more corrections, seeing as they are not being processed. I see no place under the Puzzles tab or the Correct a Teaser link to "vote" on whether the corrections should be accepted, as fishmed suggests.

There is no such link under the "Special Unlocked Functionality" section either. I can review teasers and proofread quizzes, I can suggest corrections to teasers and quizzes, I can report duplicate teasers, I can process Human Intelligence Tasks, and I can "filter" offensive comments. I have 3 good karma, and more than 17,000 points. If that is not enough karma/points, there aren't many people who would be able to vote on corrections.

All my quiz corrections have been accepted by the Quizmasters, and in a timely fashion. I have no link to vote on quiz corrections, and the instructions indicate that the quiz submitter and quizmasters do that. That process works.

I am quite surprised to hear that editors don't believe it is their responsibility to process teaser corrections. The instructions under the "Correct a Teaser" section say:
Be careful to not change the meaning of the teaser or the editors reviewing your changes will reject them.

I would be happy to help clear the backlog of teaser corrections, and I expect there are many others who would be willing to help, but we can't do that without a link.

Perhaps the title of this topic should be changed to better attract the editors' attention?


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Posted: 12:18PM Mar 25, 2018
Avatar for RGW4 RGW4Ausmod
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I tried...I know this is where I have gone to rate teasers not yet approved. I see what you say, you have gone to this same place. The last line of the below highlighted post on that page, says it clearly... Higher level editors will make the changes and final decision; these items are not done by the masses. I clicked on Rate the Teaser at the bottom of the page and it came up with:

Review Non-Approved Teaser
This teaser has not yet been read and approved for use on the entire website. You have access to it because you have a high enough score. Please read through it and vote on whether or not it should be edited and/or approved. This is the first step in the editing process. Higher level editors will make any corrections necessary and make the final decision....


I have never heard that non editors can vote on submitted corrections by others, short of waiting for the teaser to be approved and available for everyone to see as an approved teaser.


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Posted: 02:32PM Mar 25, 2018
Avatar for Tilley Tilleyg
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Posts: 253

Thanks for trying, RGW4.

I believe fishmed is mistaken.

There is a problem, and sadly, it's not likely to be addressed if the editors won't acknowledge that the problem exists.


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Posted: 03:02PM Apr 3, 2018
Avatar for MarcM1098 MarcM1098Acamod
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Several years ago, everybody with a high enough score could vote on teaser corrections. However, that system was broken - many valid corrections were getting rejected - possibly people just voting to get points without really looking at the correction.

Currently only the Editors can vote on teaser corrections.


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Posted: 10:22PM Apr 3, 2018
Avatar for RGW4 RGW4Ausmod
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Thanks Marc. I based it on what I read within the system.

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Posted: 08:16AM Apr 8, 2018
Avatar for Tilley Tilleyg
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Thanks for clearing that up, Marc.

Can you also address the original question, please?


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Posted: 09:24PM Apr 9, 2018
Avatar for MarcM1098 MarcM1098Acamod
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I don't know if the "Correct a Teaser" function is broken. I've suggested to the other EDs that we try to clear the queue and see if any corrections are still stuck there...

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Posted: 04:06AM Apr 10, 2018
Avatar for Tilley Tilleyg
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Thanks, Marc.

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Posted: 05:18AM Apr 20, 2018
Avatar for Tilley Tilleyg
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Posts: 253

I just submitted a teaser correction on a new teaser. Let's see how long it takes to be processed.

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Posted: 03:43PM May 20, 2018
Avatar for Tilley Tilleyg
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Posts: 253

A month has passed since the post above, and none of my submitted corrections have been processed. The oldest has been unprocessed for 18 months.

I seem to be the only one posting in this thread now, with no results. I will not bother with further updates.


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