You may remember the post I wrote a while back about changes we wanted to make to the slogans submission + voting process. The priority and order of some things has changed a little since that post, and some things will happen in stages, so let me update you.
Today you'll see these changes:
To start you'll only be able to submit 1 slogan per 24 hours to focus the process on crafted slogans, and even if the random junk submitters continue their impact will be minimized. This means you'll need to decide between variations before submitting, but that means votes can be concentrated on one version rather than spread across several.
The submission form has been spruced up and we've added some tips in-line that we hope will make things clearer and help improve the quality of the slogan pool. (I hope you like it, b/c I think it looks great.)
Voting time frame
Slogans will be up for scoring for 7 days, just like design subs. Since nearly everything already submitted is older than 7 days, they will no longer be available for scoring. (But they aren't lost forever... stick with me, more about that below.)
We're adding the ability to flag slogans which you've probably seen on other sites. At first we'll be using a threshold approach - once something gets flagged a certain number of times, it won't be shown until we review it - but we'll tweak that as we need to.
One last big change is still to come:
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All the old slogans will be archived and AFTER that happens you will have the opportunity to resubmit slogans you think are swell. (that means NOT NOW)
This is one of the best changes for those of you reading this blog. Right now even if a great slogan exists in the pool it's buried and it's not likely to surface, so there is little chance of it getting printed. However, if you choose to resubmit your old gems can get the spotlight they deserve. You'll have to use up your 1-per-day but if it's a winner that didn't get noticed it's worth it, right?
What if someone submits one of my slogans? With fewer slogans being submitted, you'll probably see it. Just flag it. But, it's not all on you. We'll still be doing the checks we do now against the database to make sure the right submitter is rewarded for a picked slogan.
And here's what's happening with a few other things mentioned in that first blog:
Great things are in store for the profile overall this year, but you may see a few small updates soon to reflect the archiving, the voting window, etc.
Even tho I like to nerd out over the idea of momentum-based sorting, it's overkill until we see how many slogans are submitted, and how many are up for voting at any one time.
We're still interested in using this and other ways to promote slogans, but that will come after we have the core process up to speed.
Most important of all, these changes are a part of a renewed commitment to printing TypeTees.
We're working on making the internal process of getting them designed more efficient. And you'll be seeing TypeTees released on a regular basis. I hope one of those is yours!
Have at it below, but keep in mind that these things will evolve over time. Is 1 the right number per day? Is 7 days the right voting window? Do we need more details when something is flagged? None of those are set in stone, but we want to change them based on what actually happens. So we will start here, see how it goes, adjust, and repeat.