Is there room for another opinion on the Flouting the Rules discussion?
I really value many of the comments that are being made about Post/Blog Content. I also agree with a suggestion I read (and sorry can't give credit to that great Thinker) that the two different content types should be separated. I agree with that.
But what if this can be self determined. Perhaps the authors themselves can check mark their content type or can there be a newly installed Content Button? Choices can be Business related only / or Social Content / or Daily inspirations or ..... This will help the authors and their appreciative audiences match up. The old adage - Birds of a feather ....
Sometimes there is a thrill in opening up a grab bag and being surprised by the contents: but it wouldn't be when you go to a restaurant and say to the waitress why don't you just bring me what you think is good - and then you want to blame them if they didn't give you exactly what you like! Without any further clarity to the current rules authors are left to bring what they think others will like within their understanding of the rules.
If content can be separated and you only want business related items - you can just choose that in your filter. But say you're taking a break or too tired to work that day and want to take a walk on 'the light side'. Click on the Inspiration button or the social button and those posts can open up to you. As far as Rank is concerned I would think that would be given only to the business content type.
Varied content can be enjoyed by all if we can filter it so that each one gets only the content type they want. So the owners would not loose any business by continuing to offer what is here and letting us control what fills our plate. Like going to a buffet - it always amazes me that if you lined up 100 patrons plates - no two would be the same! So lets have some empathy for the owners who are trying to please all 100 guests.
P.S. I too do not like to waste my time on what I consider irrelevant items. My problem, for which I invite a solution is the constant notifications I get of people answering the money Question. I interrupt my lessons, excited that I have an important communication ....just to find another, in an endless stream of ..... answers to the - how much do You want to earn Question. I can't think of anything less relevant to Me .... Please have mercy and help if there is a way for me to filter that out!