Lit.Org has been growing lately, and by leaps and bounds. Not too long ago we updated the system to double the amount of submissions validated daily and it just wasn't enough. Poetry has been growing the most. Jessica did a wonderful job trying to keep it all straight and lately I've been trying to do so to no avail. The number of submissions is 3-4 times the number of items validated daily which means the queue doesn't get much smaller. It's been hovering at around 120 items in the queue per day.
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Now, I could validate more, but that would have meant you would have been on the front page for about 6 hours before you were bumped. Not good! I've been trying to give each piece 2 days on the front page.
Some of the other categories are slower so what I've done is combine the News & Features into one channel and moved stories up beside it. Second up is Poetry, which is now 2 columns wide! We can now validated between 40-60 per day! This is a huge jump from just 20. Last, I also doubled the amount of comments on the front page. If we need to, I'll also nudge a few more in there as needed.
Hopefully this will help clear out the backlog. In the future we may have no choice but to build alternate pages for each of the "major" categories, but I think this will work for a while to come.
This only leaves one problem. There are a few people who are FLOODING the queue with multiple submissions. In the very near future I will be adding code to limit the number of items in the queue to one time to somewhere between 3-4. This should solve that problem as well. You should remove all but 3-4 of your items now as I'll be adding this code soon.
Chrispian H. Burks
Lit.Org Owner / Founder
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