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Preferential treatment

Long Term Insights 1 year ago updated 1 year ago 4

There are many authors who are allowed to publish several articles per day, and there are some who cannot publish 2-3 articles per week. The preferential treatment got me thinking whether Seeking Alpha is right for me to publish my articles as I can hardly publish two articles in a single week. I do not know the reason behind SA's favoritism, my ratings have produced good returns on average and yet it is hard for me to continue publishing in a reasonable rhythm. 

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Hi Abrar, 


We regret the inconvenience caused however there is no restriction on the number of articles you can post on a daily/weekly basis. 


We usually have that limitation in place only for new contributors' first few articles, until they get thoroughly aligned with our expectations and guidelines. I see that there is a feedback for you to not submit 'multi-part' articles, and this is because it makes for bad user experience. You can submit articles as frequently as you want to. If you encounter any exchange with editors that implies otherwise, please let us know to further look into this matter. 

Best,

Amarpreet

Seeking Alpha also told me to slow down when I was submitting 1-2 articles per day (8-10 per week). I found this very odd as there are other contributors I see posting 2-3 articles per day and 10-20 per week with no problems. I emailed support to ask if there is a limit and the response I got was that there is no limit but they strongly encourage contributors to wait until one article goes up before submitting another. I don't mind my articles pending for 3-4 days if that means I can submit more. I would like to see a clear and definitive answer from seeking alpha along with enforcement for all contributors to keep things fair.

Hi Lukas, I have been observing the preferential treatment for a long period of time. I have repeatedly tried to seek a solution, but the editors/staff kept telling me that there is a long backlog when in reality they keep publishing several articles by their favorite authors on a single day. I even tried talking to some of the authors who are well served by the favoritism model, they got angry at me because I questioned. Since I cannot do anything against their discriminatory practices I have decided to not pursue writing on Seeking Alpa from now on. I know very well that this will not change anything with their malpractices, but this is the only thing I could do.  

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Hi Abrar, 


We regret the inconvenience caused however there is no restriction on the number of articles you can post on a daily/weekly basis. 


We usually have that limitation in place only for new contributors' first few articles, until they get thoroughly aligned with our expectations and guidelines. I see that there is a feedback for you to not submit 'multi-part' articles, and this is because it makes for bad user experience. You can submit articles as frequently as you want to. If you encounter any exchange with editors that implies otherwise, please let us know to further look into this matter. 

Best,

Amarpreet

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Hi Amarpreet,

I have absolutely no doubt that the SA editors are highly discriminatory. I have been writing on SA from 2018 and this is a long term observation. 


You have technically ignored my post by pointing to 'multi-part' or whatever trivial issue. You are not the first one to have technically avoided it, all the editors have done it via email. To be honest, I knew that you would also give a boilerplate reply like the others, after all, you are a part of this team. 


I also know very well that you will never look further into this matter.

As I cannot do anything about the editorial malpractices at SA, I will not be posting articles on SA anymore.