Recently I noticed lots of posts on dev.to, I am not on the admin panel so maybe I am wrong, or it might be just me who felt that.
Making posts are good thing, but if you read them, they do not have quality most of the time. I have a hard time reading them and finding good ones. I know same happens with my posts, cause I can write absolutely garbage post and it will still end up posted.
Look how empty it is. I made this absolutely empty post with no content whatsoever.
My intention is not to disrespect anyone, but to share the actual problem here. (Please, I could've written the comment with
please share the mistakes etc. But that's not the point here. Ben commented and pointed out it was a markdown problem.)
Problem: You can make completely empty post and still get love reacts.
As valuable it is to have valuable content, it is dangerous to have non-valuable posts. It loses value when there is no content due to some bug/problem/whatever.
Yes, the post was done by mistake, probably. But, the platform still accepted it when set published to
true. Also the recent posts have almost little to no content at all. Most of the time we end up asking for more explanation and then the actual data appears.
We need a guideline and a checking system to prevent possible abuse of this system.