Reducing Barriers

Sometimes in our own best intended efforts, we erect barriers to the free-flow of quality articles from our registered members.

Tell us, which barriers have we either erected on purpose or by accident should we remove to make our site an easier site to participate in?

Our goal is to lower your mental transaction costs with interacting with us. Enlighten us. :)

Your thoughts? Which barrier should we remove to make it easier for you to submit articles to us faster and in greater quantity? (thanks in advance)



This is not a barrier but a suggestion.

When we log in as an author to the members area, can you have a link so that we can go back to your original home page. This would allow us to review the available EzineArticles catagories. This is especially important to me when I am writing one article and another idea “POPS” into my head.

Thanks FG

Comment provided February 15, 2006 at 8:07 AM


ellen writes:

I believe this is an ‘add’ rather than a ‘remove’ – it would be great if there was a function to save work in progress, to help from accidentally losing work while formatting or transferring from documents.
thanks for the opportunity to mention this!

Comment provided February 15, 2006 at 8:25 AM


Lance Winslow writes:

Frank and Ellen, spectacular comments, I totally agree. And smart thinking Chris on this informal survey.I am quite satisfied with EzineArticles too, along with the 15,000 plus other authors who have contributed over 135,000 articles making this site the category killer it has come to be.

One comment I have is that I have some 10,000 or more emails on my old computer in the “Sent” box with potentially enough material to make 2,000 articles, as I had given advice to those who emailed in questions, which I could share my answers with the World. But I fear many of those emails will have paragraphs or information from manuals, salesletters, blog or forum postings which I have already used to make articles. Now with so many articles it is nearly impossible for me to check to see if the new content I create from those 10,000 emails might have duplicate sentences in them. So if I had a “big box” somewhere on your site to search the data base, I could copy and paste into it for a search to see if the information is already on the site, thus I would know if I should move onto the next email or use that content to make another worthy article of advaice for the world? So that would be my comment, although like the other two commenters. I am all smiles here.

Comment provided February 15, 2006 at 6:21 PM


Soni writes:

Lance – try Copyscape You can input the text of your emails to see if the same text is out there already.

Chris – I luv the RSS feed! But what would really make it work for me is a separate RSS feed for each of my article categories. For example, I would love to be able to create an RSS module on my Write Livelihood Squidoo lens featuring all my Writing articles, while being able to post an RSS feed of my self improvement articles to my coaching website.

That’s one of the reasons I haven’t used the RSS much – I write on several different topics that cover various businesses and interests I have, but because of the RSS structure, using my feed for any one of my web presences means that at any given time the feed may be full of articles completely topically unrelated to the site I’m using it on.

Comment provided February 16, 2006 at 1:27 PM


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