I am new to commenting on this site. I have however been reading the articles for a few years now as I was redirected here a few times by the old MSNBC.com. I have seen the format changes occurring here as well as the degradation of the level of intelligent discussion. I have also seen a wide range of articles discussing issues members have had with the site and requests for improvement. I have not seen many of the members suggestions or complaints addressed directly.
This is a community driven news site. It only stands to reason that the community should have a say in how it is run. Authors provide the material that draws traffic and provides revenue. Their input should be valued by the administration. Like in the real world I think the only way to deal with these issues is through collective action.
I do not believe I am the right person to lead this group as I know very little about what I am talking about. If people like the idea then my first plan as administrator will be to start a discussion about how we want the group to be managed as well as an election of a "Union President" and other officers to administer the group and communicate with the administration. I established a very rudimentary set of voting rules to get us started.
In the comment section please let me know if you are interested in this idea and if you would like to play a role in the leadership. Depending on reception we will then start a discussion to draw up more specific by-laws.
I am not a member of many nations and I am completely new to posting articles. If you like this idea please share it with your nations and help drive some traffic here for good discussion.