Currently, our WORD COUNTS are based on the total words from the article body + resource box.
Should we keep it that way or should we exclude the RESOURCE BOX from the word count totals?
The impact of removing the RESOURCE BOX from our article word count totals is that articles with really low word counts would be rejected — Authors who were only writing 150 word articles with a 50 word resource box would now have to produce a 200 word article body, not including whatever was in their resource box.
We are leaning towards making this change to raise the bar as 150-175 word articles are barely enough to be considered valuable and that making 200 words the min. floor for article word count would have a quality raising affect.
UPDATED Sept 12th, 2006 at 12PM CST: Word Count now only includes the ARTICLE BODY and does not include the resource box.