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I have just one thing to say about the title of this article: "you can say that again." Some people will be happier working as an employee -- but to each his own. There's a lot to be said for being an employee, such as the opportunity to have large and exciting responsibilities if you work for a large multinational corporation. The point is, you must know yourself ... know what motivates you and fulfills you. It won't be the same for everyone."
Duncan, that's so funny. Reminds me of a video by a comedian about the famous "United Breaks Guitars" video that came out a year or two ago about the baggage handlers breaking a musician's expensive guitar. The comedian said jestingly that everyone knew that the baggage handlers were frustrated shot-putters from the Olympics. Somehow the image of frustrated shot putters is so apt when it comes to baggage handlers. [GRIN]"
I have to agree with Janet that spinning is a low-level technique and not for high quality content creators. "Everyone" is NOT spinning articles. Repurpose and rewrite content, yes - spin, no. When you make content creation too automated, it is skirting a little too close to the edge for comfort, at least in my opinion. - Anita"
I can tell you that the real problem is not the vast majority who are lurkers and people who submit and read without voting. That behavior is consistent with every community I know. So let's stop throwing the blame on them. What is far more disruptive to the community is those who constantly submit their own articles and always find themselves/ their sites on the home page, in the newsletter and in the Top Ten widget. That has a chilling effect upon participation by others. By grabbing those top spots consistently, week after week, they keep others out of the top spots. My suggestion: give others a chance for the limelight. That is what we mean by being a "good social media citizen." "
Good points, Yoni. I'd add this to your point #7, about ensuring fairness and consistency. That also means ensuring a level playing field, and on a Pligg site it means that the same person does not monopolize the home page, Top 10 widget, or the newsletter. It's extremely offputting to new users when one person's submissions or articles from that person's website, always seem to be taking up multiple home page spots. Fairness has to be considered from the perspective of ALL the site's users, not just from the viewpoint of a single user. I guarantee that will be one of your biggest challenges as a moderator. I'm sure you won't be able to spend time here at BizSugar once you start your new moderator role elsewhere, so I'll take this opportunity to wish you the best. "