Glad to see someone else felt this was an issue that needed to be addressed. Here, let me quote what I wrote in that Mod Review thread:
I’ve sent suggestions to I don’t even know how many articles (not as much recently though) and it’s rare that any changes are made. Occasionally I’ll just send the suggestion as a editorship request, but out of the last 12 request I’ve made, only one has been granted. I chalk that up to emails getting lost in the void, but Idk, maybe I don’t deserve to edit any of them. Still, that’s a less than 10% approval rate
While yes, I agree I’ve ignored editorship request in the past, most of those were to popular articles like the MLP page which is too popular to toy with. Users have to write a little more than “I am a huge fan of my little pony and want to help.” when they’ve just joined the website. Still, some of the smaller articles should have less lenient standards for approval when harm wouldn’t really come of it.
I feel some of these are being flat out ignored or forgotten and would benefit from a thread. We have plenty of articles that could use help and not enough actually being done about them.
I myself have sent in several request, and 2 of those recently for the TF2 article which hasn’t been updated since 2012. To put that in perspective, there is no mention about the Saxxy Awards in the article and since 2012, Source Filmmaker and MvM have come out. It’s a little over do for SOME work. I saved a recent copy of one of my request. Do tell me what more could be added to make it more “informative” if we need more informative request.
There’s nothing about the Saxxy Awards in here which was created to honor all the great
machinima videos. That and the Machinima section could use a mention of the
Source Filmmaker being recently favored for video making as well as the inclusion of
one or two videos like “’Erectin a Sentry” and “Team Fabulous 2.”
It may not be the most well written of request, but I try to make my request more than one sentence and state my objective in some manner. Again, “out of the last 12 request I’ve made, only one has been granted.” How can this be true and yet every request is getting read?
tl;dr: +1 for editorship request thread