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Re: [govtrack] Need help moderating Q&A system

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  • Josh Tauberer
    There s no section exactly. Every bill page has a Q&A box, e.g.: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-675 and there s a feed:
    Message 1 of 3 , Feb 24, 2009
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      There's no section exactly. Every bill page has a Q&A box, e.g.:
      http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-675

      and there's a feed:
      http://www.govtrack.us/users/events.xpd?monitors=misc%3aquestions

      - Josh Tauberer
      - GovTrack.us

      http://razor.occams.info

      "Yields falsehood when preceded by its quotation! Yields
      falsehood when preceded by its quotation!" Achilles to
      Tortoise (in "Godel, Escher, Bach" by Douglas Hofstadter)


      Jessy Cowan-sharp wrote:
      > silly question, but can you provide a link to the Q&A section? it's not
      > obvious to me from the front page...
      >
      > On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 6:15 AM, Josh Tauberer <tauberer@...
      > <mailto:tauberer@...>> wrote:
      >
      > Hi, folks.
      >
      > The bill Q&A system on GovTrack is getting lots and lots of submissions
      > lately. 1400 submissions this month alone so far. It's starting to hit
      > the limit of the time I can spend moderating it, which means I am not
      > carefully reading the submissions anymore to make sure they don't
      > violate some unstated standards that I would like to maintain
      > (anonymity, non-inflammatory, good intentions, citations where
      > appropriate, no all-caps writing, etc.).
      >
      > A good chunk of the submissions lately are noise --- complains about a
      > gun control law that have little value on the Q&A system, which I
      > moderate-out. I approve around 40% of the submissions.
      >
      > Suggestions? Volunteers to help? (Conceivably paid volunteers.)
      >
      > I have a long term vision that involves distributed moderation by
      > volunteers that choose particular topic areas.
      >
      > --
      > - Josh Tauberer
      > - GovTrack.us
      >
      > http://razor.occams.info
      >
      > "Yields falsehood when preceded by its quotation! Yields
      > falsehood when preceded by its quotation!" Achilles to
      > Tortoise (in "Godel, Escher, Bach" by Douglas Hofstadter)
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > --
      > Jessy Cowan-Sharp
      > quaternio.net <http://quaternio.net>
      >
      >
      >
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