I am currently developing a website that's all about used written content. Users write columns that will be available on the website, thus giving them a place to be read.
In the old version of my website a person, without account, would submit their column and it would be verified for mistakes, typing errors and overall quality of content. The current version works with user accounts and a profile and that's where I am starting to doubt what the best user experience would be. I see two options:
I can continue using the old design but implement a verified status. Users that have proven to write well written articles can acquire this status. Ofcourse, well written doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a perfect article, it's a website where feedback is one of the main aspects. Well written means, no weird tabs, spaces, characters etc. This status means I wouldn't have to verify each and every column.
The second option I am seeing is allow everyone to immediately publish their columns with a big exclamation mark to make clear the guidelines/beauty guide of what a column should look like, otherwise removing them. The user would be able to share the column to friends and social media.
An account requires a valid email address to be verified so I would guess the threshold to accepting a ban would be pretty high. I am lost as to what would be the most desirable user experience.