allow user rating on comments and sticky notes
If you do this, you can then give people the opportunity of seeing information that is important to them. I also propose you devise a sorting system for both comments and stickies upon the following criteria: usefulness; date; hottness (how fast it grows in popularity)
My students are complaining about profanity (f-word) on the public sticky notes. I thought I could trust diigo to use with students under an educator account, but this is unacceptable.
J Scott Peter commented
Sorry, dandy_diigo, but *any* public commenting system (for example, this forum!) needs to have a rating system. Without it, you inevitably get (1) spam or junk, and (2) a massive list of comments with no way to find the useful ones.
For public sticky notes, just a simple up/down vote, and a user setting for seeing comments only above a certain rating.
Graham Perrin commented
A comparable idea, undated:
allow teachers to moderate student comments or turn the feature off
Graham Perrin commented
All comments are missing from Diigolet 5.0b2. Users will be unaware of their existence.
Making comments invisible vastly reduces the usefulness of shared libraries and networks.
I suggest supporting this feature request: http://feedback.diigo.com/forums/76211-ideas/suggestions/1194123-allow-user-rating-on-comments-and-sticky-notes
Love your service but you guys should also enable the option for us to disable seeing public sticky notes. I mean who's interested in them anyways?
For god's sake there is public sticky notes on google.com.
RE: sandy_diigo. if the plan is to make Diigo a "dream information management tool," then it's vital to address public sticky note spam in a more robust manner. As it currently exists it's far from a "dream." This is a rather large problem and the current solution is at best hack'ish. It's fairly easy for a spammer to create 5 accounts and follow themselves. The current system only penalizes users who play by the rules. (note the several requests by *paying users* asking -- please let me post public sticky notes).
One of the biggest problems with public sticky notes is that there's really no way to get rid of them other than hiding them for a given page or flagging the account holder as a spammer. A better solution would be to develop a rating mechanism labeling sticky's as either "+1 interesting / insightful / funny / etc" similar to the Slashdot moderation system. This way "junky" public notes can be removed by collaborative user action.
It is a good approach to make some shining or interesting comments stand out as well as bury some spam. However,back to our focus,our team does have a definite vision and action plan of what we'd like to Diigo ultimately become,namely,your dream information management tool. We allocate our resources and roll out features based on this core idea. It may goes a bit beyond the definition of diigo.
As for sticky notes,we do not plan to make it having more interaction elements.
Since it will lead the structure huge and complicated and cause some confusion to new uers.