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Revitalize place submissions#291

Some of my posts have been waiting for years approved but not published while some take less than a week…is there anything authors can do to revitalize old articles?

Been approved for over 2-years
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/fouriers-fourth-apple
Been approved for over a year
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/bench-of-irony

8 months ago
2

Yes! I have this one dating from St. Paddy’s day last year:
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/gabbs-mine

8 months ago
1

These have been waiting for months if not years. Some even have been wooted!

Would be great if they could be poked back to life.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/gantouw-pass-wagon-trail
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/gentle-monster
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/radium-onsen
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/10-yen-vending-machines
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/ludolph-van-ceulen-memorial
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/galgbacken-gallow-hill
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/kungstornen
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/sailing-stones-of-bonnie-claire-playa

The last one says rejected, but that is because the editor though that it was a double. They said they would get back to it, but never did :(

Would be very happy I’d these could go live at some point :)

8 months ago
2

These two have been pending since 2021:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/worlds-tallest-sandcastle

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/beatles-platz-beatles-square

The first one was once wooted, but then (without explanation) the status was changed to pending again.

8 months ago
1

This seems like it could be fixed by implementing the Helpdesk system discussed in another request (https://atlas-obscura-digital-product.nolt.io/widget/211). Getting a Helpdesk ticket to track discussions on submitted articles (and requiring the developers to reply within a set time period like I have to do on the Helpdesk used in my workplace) would really help to alleviate the anxiety and/or confusion that some people have.

Also, while we are discussing submitted articles, here’s mine:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/royal-observatory-edinburgh

I have since submitted two other articles that have been published, and I don’t know why those were while this one wasn’t.

8 months ago
1

@Dark Nebula Deluxe AO loves observatories (and so do I) so it totally should go on. As for the tickets, we’ve been told on the discord server that the system exists, the places team just doesn’t want to use it. Probably because they are spread thin over the #work. But imo this should absolutely get some priority, given that people are working for free for you..

8 months ago
3

@Dark Nebula Deluxe It just appeared! Woot!

8 months ago
2

@Michelle Cassidy Thanks! Something seems to be wrong with the 10-yen place, it still says that it is locked and you can’t click been there.

For my own future reference, why did you pass on those 2? The footprints were honestly one of the more interesting phenomena I saw in vegas. Is it because its vandalism? There is a bunch of grafitti stuff on AO, so I wouldn’t expect that to be it.

As for the wine festival, is it because its alcohol?

Thanks!

3 months ago

Oh and I found another one that slipped through the cracks. Seems to really be the last one before I start slowly adding new ones. :)

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/anatomical-museum-basel

3 months ago
1
3 months ago
1

Hi @Michelle Cassidy I have one article that currently seems to have fallen into the blackhole:
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-golden-buddha-of-wat-traimit
It has been approved but not published.
Thanks for looking at this for me.

a month ago
1

Thru the cracks?
This one was accepted end of November:
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/peter-grubb-hut
and this one was submitted several weeks back:
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-choo-choo-barn
Thanks!

a month ago
1

Sorry @Michelle Cassidy it looks like another couple have fallen into the edited blackhole:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/we-were-just-children
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-why-memorial

Thank you in advance!

15 days ago

This one was wooted two months ago and seems to have gotten lost:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/where-rolls-met-royce

12 days ago

Hi @Michelle Cassidy,
I have found another that was wooted a while ago but still isn’t published:
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/belgrade-milestone

Thanks for looking into this!

4 days ago
1