It seems like eClank and me are the only ones who really approves this update.
Of course, there are pro and con things:
+ And maybe the most important: the update delivered a fatal blow to Voters Club and other systems where good content was harrassed by people paying for votes to top their mediocre articles. Of course, if people are still interested in... ppffffff... votes, they can enter to the media page (the "See All" link) and they will see the articles organized by votes. But now it's great to see good content articles defended by many variables instead of just one, because they are more representatives in measuring participation.
+ Own vote/comments doesn't count in the calculation, so the writers need to advertise their articles but, as soon those receive votes and comments, they are almost automatically placed in Top 1 in his country media. So the update favors the writing.
+ Age as factor is also good, specially in people who turn back to the game after long time. In my case, I maybe never had known why aren't Colombia and Argentina friends anymore if old artlcles hadn't been present in the media.
+ The "Latest Article" option also allow us to see the most recent publications. So we can also identify potencially good articles to be supported.
+ Total lack of access of minor countries' articles in the International Section. I don't know why it's so impossible for a colombian article to be or remain in International Top despite existing articles in that Top with less votes/comments/endorses. That section looks biased towards Balkans and, hence, it's very complicated to people around the game world get to know your article. Of course, the side effect is that articles need to be advertised to get participation variables and that implies SPAM on feeds and popular articles. I already received 2 FP and I don't blame admins for that, but certainly you aren't making my elife easier as journalist. Besides, as balkan articles are written in languages majority of users doesn't know, that section continues losing interest among the players. I really think a "english language" variable needs to be added to that section to democratize access.
+ Age as article's variable doesn't solve the problem of lack of a browse or archive engine. As we have eR Search, we also need a "Press Archive" page where we can find articles written within a time range. That's, by the way, would help admins to reactivate interest for the Wiki.
Edited by Demonaire, 12 August 2017 - 10:16 PM.