Perhaps at the heart of this lies the art vs. science 'debate
'.... I've always (rather glibly
) said 'Art without science has no meaning, science without art has no point'
I really hope there is room for both on E2
, but a balance must be found and maintained. Although rumour has it that factual nodes generally have much lower XP
scores than do say, humourous
ones, it does lead to the conclusion that non-factuals have more worth to E2, based on the XP
that they accrue
Based on my experiences here though I'd say the wind is changing; good factuals always
seem to get enough votes to reach above the honour roll
threshold. If I were to give advice to a new noder
about what to chose as a subject for their first node, it would have to be 'make it factual' or be very sure it's very good!
Regardless, if E2 can be likened to a brain
, I think we should all try to at least try and keep it sane
This is where the editorial job must get very tricky, factual
nodes are generally easy to judge, creative writing less so. Down voting or nuking
somebody's art can seem very harsh, and perhaps upseting to the noder....