I had to make some changes that
a) Made perfect sense to me
b) Were absolutely necessary to maintain my sanitySub Counting Change
Stubs no longer count towards anything, they just are. Only thing that has changed with them is that they 1) Don't count in your sub count for leveling 2) Don't appear on the frontpage anymore
The only thing that will count towards your level is a normal submission.
Here are all the different kinds we have
* 0 = Deleted
* 1 = Normal Submission
* 2 = In Work Hidden- only author has access in work hidden
* 3 = Flagged or Challenged
* 4 = Requires Edit
* 5 = In Work Request - "help me" Viewable in profile and through link in right column
* 6 = Awaiting Approval
* 7 = In Work Public - doesn't show up anywhere except user's profile.
* 8 = Wiki style sub - anybody can edit (NOT USED, WIKI IS A "NORMAL SUB" and has a WIKI FLAG)
* 9 = Stub - no voting / no HoH / no listing. Only shows up in author's profile and through linking.
As you can see, when it comes to counting, there is only 1 submission that counts towards your leveling stats now. Only one that makes sense.
And, of course, collab subs you are part of that are in normal status as well. So any sub you are a co-author of that is in normal status will count!
Go check your profile now and see how it looks: http://strolen.com/author
I am not sure how many people were depending on Stubs for your levels, but you may find yourself short a couple.A quick justification about the stubs and me removing it.
I did this on my own. I didn't really talk to anybody about it. It was a natural progression from removing them off the front page to me.
A stub is a stub. There is no real requirement for it. It can be a small blurb, some random information, or other natter that obviously doesn't have enough information to be worthy of a submission. So if there isn't enough information worthy to be a submission, then why would it count to your sub count? On top of that, it is hard to comment on them so they don't provide much interaction for the site. On top of the on top of that, you can't vote on them. So you can submit an 8 word sentence, call it a stub and gain the submission count without any risk of bad votes and negative XP. (That has never happened, but it could)
So because the value of stubs is debatable, at the very least, I am taking them out of the equation. Use them all you want though. If you like stubs and what they do, this shouldn't change anything for you.