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!!! New Feature Today: Add Editors !!!

Last posted Feb 01, 2010 at 09:18AM EST. Added Jan 30, 2010 at 10:48AM EST
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For a while now, there have been users who are reluctant to create meme entries, giving reasons like, “I suck at research.” Then there have been other users who create poor meme entries that go abandoned until another user decides to write a new one on the same subject.

This is the feature that is going to change all of that.

Now, rather than being stuck writing your meme entries yourself, you can assemble of team of 10 users to collaborate on an entry, and everyone gets credit!

In what used to be the “About The Author” section of the page, there are now multiple editors listed per entry.

The Buttons

  • View History – View what changes have been made to a meme entry
  • View All – lists all members who have edited an entry
  • Add – clicking this button brings up a window that will allow you to select up to 9 additional users to grant editing privileges to your meme entry.

So whether you have a tough subject to research, or there’s an abandoned entry that you think you could improve, now there’s a way for multiple people to add to the same article.

As our regular users begin to take advantage of this feature, I predict that we may even see “research teams” begin to form; teams that specialize in certain areas of expertise. Maybe there will be a YTP team? Maybe a MAD movies team? Maybe an Advice Dog team?

There is also a View History button so that you can see what changes have been made to your entry.

Feel free to test this out! The new feature is LIVE right now!

Cleaning up old Confirmed entries

When we first started this site, there was no standard for Confirmed entries. That standard has formed and developed over time, so a LOT of older Confirmed entries are severely lacking in information.

If you spy an older confirmed entry that you would like to volunteer to contribute to, send me a message and I’ll add you to that entry’s list of editors.

The thread with the full list of entries flagged as needing help is available here.

Last edited Jan 30, 2010 at 10:53AM EST
Jan 30, 2010 at 10:48AM EST
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Hm. I do not see the “Add” button on my entries. But when click the “view all” button, the add button comes up. When I click the add button then, I get a blank screen.

Last edited Jan 30, 2010 at 11:16AM EST
Jan 30, 2010 at 11:15AM EST
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That’s weird. It’s working fine for me.
Horseeater, I just added you as an editor to “Bitches Don’t Know”
http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/bitches-dont-know
When you look at the entry, do you see your icon in the editors box? When you click “edit entry” does it allow you to edit?

Jan 30, 2010 at 11:40AM EST
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Yes, I see my icon in the editors box, but no, it doesn’t allow me to edit it… I don’t even see the “edit entry” button. I added /edit to the end of the url and it didn’t allow me to edit it there either. Also, it says “3 editors” when I only see two.

Last edited Jan 30, 2010 at 11:52AM EST
Jan 30, 2010 at 11:51AM EST
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just add /edit after the URL

That sentence was NOT there when I first responded.

Last edited Jan 30, 2010 at 11:59AM EST
Jan 30, 2010 at 11:52AM EST
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@Watcher: read my second sentence.

EDIT: responding to your edit, that sentence was there when I first typed it. I am 100% sure.

Last edited Jan 30, 2010 at 12:02PM EST
Jan 30, 2010 at 11:54AM EST
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@Watcher,

I added you as an editor on Three Wolf Moon http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/three-wolf-moon and Leprechaun in Alabama http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/leprechaun-in-mobile-alabama

Does it allow you to edit those?

Jan 30, 2010 at 12:04PM EST
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Ah, with new features comes new bugs.

It’s keeps notifying me I have no permission to add anyone.

Jan 30, 2010 at 12:39PM EST
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We need an Eastern Asian Team.
Lessee… Blah, Pterodactyl, me, and RG. That’d be good

Jan 30, 2010 at 12:42PM EST
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I’ve sent an email to Jamie. We really kind of rushed this one, hoping to get it out soon. I think we jumped the gun. Gonna have to give it some time for now.

Jan 30, 2010 at 12:42PM EST
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I love this idea, though.

Stubbed memes can finally get the research they finally deserve.

Jan 30, 2010 at 12:44PM EST
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Can I be an editor on AMV’s? I’ve been wanting to do it for a while.

Jan 30, 2010 at 02:03PM EST
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This is interesting. finally I can have someone help edit my Vocaloid article.

Jan 30, 2010 at 02:04PM EST
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@Thread

I noticed the upgrade late last night when I woke up in the middle of the night. I thought it was going to work well by the time I woke up. It seems it doesn’t work yet. Can’t wait ‘til it’s fixed so I can help start editing other peoples’ articles!

@Animecello

I seriously do not see Real Genius joining the Eastern Asian Team group, sorry. I see him more for the YTP team. I’d be glad to join your team, though. I find I enjoy researching Nico Nico Douga memes the most. If not, I can just join the Youtube or the YTMND teams. Those are pretty fun to research as well.

Jan 30, 2010 at 02:38PM EST
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Yes, I would like to see teams assembled.
For example, if there is a YTP meme, you call in the YTP team. Along with that, other people who wish to help research can do so.

Jan 30, 2010 at 02:48PM EST
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Hi gang. Everything should work correctly now.
This is still very much beta, thanks for bearing with us.

To monitor global edits, check out this page:
http://knowyourmeme.com/edits

If you see abuse, please report it to Chris, Brad, Blubber or any other staff member. Thanks.

Jan 30, 2010 at 04:22PM EST
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Alright, thanks jamie. The button shows up.

I still cant add editors. When I press Add it goes to a blank page.

Last edited Jan 30, 2010 at 04:26PM EST
Jan 30, 2010 at 04:25PM EST
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If anyone wants to update Angry Homo Kid, I’m game.

I’ve been so busy I can barely do anything these days.

Jan 30, 2010 at 04:55PM EST
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@Blah -- @Watcher -- this is fixed now, sorry about that.

@all: I’m on vacation next week so I won’t be around in case there are issues with this.

One glaring oversight is that two people can edit the same article at the same time -- if you’re doing major changes I’d advise keeping an offline copy in case it gets overwritten. You can also always browse the page history

Soon I’ll add it so articles you edit show up on your profiles, etc.

Jan 30, 2010 at 05:46PM EST
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I really doubt there will be abouse.
That’s why we need permission first.

Jan 31, 2010 at 12:13AM EST
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On a sidenote, for those who rewrote entries, please have the courtesy to add the original editors. It would be nice.

Feb 01, 2010 at 02:53AM EST
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This is a great idea. I’ve wanted to suggest it for a while, but couldn’t think of how to describe it.

+1 KYMs

Feb 01, 2010 at 08:56AM EST
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Our system is wiki-like, but is not a wiki. It’s not that we’re trying not to be a wiki, but that we’ve been building a new model out that grows with our needs.

Feb 01, 2010 at 09:18AM EST
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O HAI! You must login or signup first!