What would this proposed subsaidit be about?
A human-curated best news-story short summaries as an improved resource by those motivated to spread the truth. Weekly, crowd sourced, hand picked, best.
Target audience: For all those with busy lives, jobs, families, etc, who don't have the time, deep interest, perseverance, historical context, nor motivation to research. For non hard-core truth seekers. All for their convenience.
And a potential SaidIt community builder.
The top 10 stories (or top 20, or whatever) that the curators determine is practical, useful, and reasonably doable by those dedicated to helping share worthy information.
SHORT! 10 news stories a week with 1 very informative summary sentence each (or a short paragraph at most), plus all the links deemed worthy and necessary to make it easier for readers to follow up with minimal research and let them chose to pursue more.
While SaidIt currently has "top" sorting by time (ie: https://saidit.net/top/?sort=top&t=week), the curators would be able to improve upon the limits of the voting algorithms, and while the curators may utilize the popular voted posts they are certainly not obligated to use those, especially if other posts cover their topics better. The SaidIt algorithm list of posts is okay, but a lot of titles aren't particularly great or informative, limited to 300 characters. There need be no change to SaidIt or its policies. It's not about most popular posts. This is about cleanup and convenient presentation of the best information for a really classy sub.
/s/SaidItWeekly might only post once a week. The active discussion and drafts may take place in the wiki or a new /s/SaiditMagazineCuration sub dedicated to the purpose, where they can decide their curation culture and decide if they want to do daily, monthly, quarterly editions, etc, and whether they like to use the wiki for drafts, etc. Or discussions could happen in the wikis, like on Wikipedia talk pages, but on SaidIt folks aren't big wiki users (yet) and comparatively the SaidIt wiki has many limitations and potential document conflict problems.
All news items should link to SaidIt internal posts to offer opportunities to the reader to engage in the comments if they like. External links might be utilized for supporting information, but that's up to the curators.
Following the best of the week list, could be SaidIt-related news, surveys, and announcements.
Following the best of the week list and SaidIt-news, there may be a feedback section for everyone to weigh in on the curation process. For example, Weekly readers may want less or more sports content, or only important updates on ongoing topics (ie. endless Russiagate), or less MSM and propaganda, or more political and media analysis, opinions and essays, alternatives and solutions, or... The comments section has great potential to shape this beyond what's here. Maybe folks might write editorials and other content to be linked to.
For comparison, the front page of Wikipedia features several curated sections.
Other variants: SaidItDaily ; SaidItWeekly ; SaidItMonthly ; SaidItQuarterly ; SaidItBestOf (vague) ; topical ; etc
For posterity, SaidItWeekly was initially conceived by /u/JasonCarswell over some time but finally outlined in chat with /u/d3rr early 2019-03-27. JC wrote it up but is not interested in heading this project as he'd rather read the Weekly or Daily news while focusing on making SaidIt commercials, and possibly doing an animated weekly show using the Weekly list as it's foundation. "SaidIt Weekly News Show" ?
d3rr: "sounds like way too much work tho"
That's what most people say about starting a high quality website or professional animation. They're not wrong, but it's also worth trying to achieve greatness. I can't make a news show without help from somewhere. It's a potentially terrific community building idea. As much as I like it, I can't just keep Saiditing and wiki stuff forever. I'd do it myself but I need to follow my other calling and use my mad skills to animate and bring eyes to the truths on SaidIt.
To all writers and aspiring writers: Can you write 1.3 great sentences a day? Just 10 sentences a week. Plus curation, where much of the work will be.
Sometimes it's crass to talk about money. But it's an unavoidable necessity. One day near or far SaidIt intends to have a cryptocurrency system. When that happens you'll have a better chance at a slice of that pie if you have a proven history with a valued product or service.
Build it and they will come.