It appears that Mixx has rolled out some new features through the night – the main one being that you can now edit stories and comments on the Mixx social news site. There is one catch – you have just 15 minutes to do it. However, this is a great feature as I don’t know how many times I have hit the submit button and then regretted my impatience because I had listed something incorrectly.
The new edit function allows you to easily change the title, description and tags (although I didn’t see tags as an option). Additionally, you now have fifteen minutes as well to either change or delete comments. Did you respond in haste or forget to use your spell checker? No problem as you now have a limited amount of time to make those corrections to your comments.
- No spam. Please. Ask yourself: If the sponsored ads, links, copied / scraped / cut-and-pasted / used-without-permission content were removed from the page, would your submission have anything of value left? If the answer is “no,” Congrats! You’ve just Mixxed spam! Now use your 15 minutes and take it out! No, not you-you’re a good, play-by-the-rules Mixxer, right? Right?
- No conspiring to create voting rings, fake accounts, or using any other means to manipulate the rating or ranking of a submission. Doing so will get you kicked out of the Mixx immediately. And no editing the comments of any other Mixxer.
- Let’s try to keep the self-submitting to a minimum. Every once in a while is OK, but to be a good member of the community, you need to submit content from a variety of sources. Think of this as a dinner party with scintillating conversation; does anyone actually like the person who keeps interrupting and only talks of themselves? No, because that isn’t actually “conversation.”
It just keeps getting better and better. One of the things I love best about Mixx is that the powers that be actually listen to the community. Many of us have requested an editing feature for the last few months and Mixx has delivered. It will be interesting to watch what other cool features they might roll out in the coming months