Brett Alan wrote:
OK, Herbs, let me put it this way.
I can see that you're making a real effort to be part of DDD, and you're trying to get lists onto the site. But you're trying to do too much, too soon. What you're proposing would be one of the major lists on the site. I don't think you're ready for that, and I don't think people would be prepared to put that responsibility in your hands.
Focus on the lists you're already working on. You're taking a lot of input from others, and that's good. Learn from them. At the same time, read more of the conversations (past and present) about other people's lists with an open mind. You can certainly add your comments when you have them, but you also need to observe what the editors are doing. Look at how people back up their positions and how the editors respond to this. In particular, look at the *specific* criteria they lay out and how they discuss those criteria, because that's an area where I think you have had some trouble. Just as an example: I'm still unclear, on some of those hard rock lists, whether acclaim should encompass general acclaim, or just acclaim within the hard rock world. And I don't think you ever really explained how you were defining impact.
I think those lists have potential, and may be worthy of putting up on the site eventually. But if you try to launch more lists, especially something with a wide scope like this, before you get those nailed down, I don't think it's going to work.
I'm not speaking for Lew or in any official capacity, but I'm someone who is established as a moderator and an editor here. If you've gotten advice from other people who are similarly situated, I would urge you to take it seriously as well.
Good advice here. Better to do a great job on completing one solid list than to try and work on dozens of lists at the same time.