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ringo
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Message 63 of 258 (578000)
08-31-2010 12:22 PM


I doubt that there's any ideal weighting system that will make the ratings "fair". In a democratic process, people are going to use their own standards for making a choice. It comes down to accepting how they vote or not letting them vote at all.


Life is like a Hot Wheels car. Sometimes it goes behind the couch and you can't find it.

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Message 101 of 258 (665547)
06-14-2012 5:49 PM


Is it possible to find all of the posts that I've cheered and jeered? I'm much too nice to jeer people but I think maybe I did jeer somebody once - maybe I accidentally clicked the wrong button, yeah, that's it - and I'd like to undo it.

  
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Message 171 of 258 (716382)
01-15-2014 2:20 PM
Reply to: Message 162 by AZPaul3
01-14-2014 2:43 PM


Re: Nothing wrong with popularity if you're looking for activity
AZPaul3 writes:

Why do we need some "popularity" rating? What does it accomplish? Ego?


I think there should be a "What does ringo think?" rating for every post.

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Message 175 of 258 (716593)
01-19-2014 1:23 PM


We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all members are created equal.

  
ringo
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Message 182 of 258 (718532)
02-07-2014 11:06 AM


Something Faith said gave me the idea that we should have an irony rating for each post. The scale should go from one to, say, a million.

  
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Message 200 of 258 (718689)
02-08-2014 11:05 AM


As I see it (today - I didn't bother to go back to remind myself how I saw it yesterday) Percy needs to make the rating system generic - all things to all men, not just tailored to this forum. It would be nice if it was as sophisticated as some of the suggestions but in the end the vast majority of (other) people are just going to use it as a popularity contest.

No matter how complicated it becomes, I don't think you can measure quality. Keep it simple: like or dislike, maybe a running total of likes and dislikes for all posts.


  
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Message 209 of 258 (720945)
03-01-2014 11:01 AM


I remember the good old days when I could work my rating back up toward 10 by saying something clever.

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Message 215 of 258 (721001)
03-02-2014 1:26 PM
Reply to: Message 210 by Thugpreacha
03-01-2014 11:45 AM


Phat writes:

Does a higher rating make you feel more profound? (Or just funny? )


I don't know. I am interested in who cheers what but there doesn't seem to be any way of telling why they cheered. If I say two things in a post (and sometimes I do), which one was appreciated?

As for "caring' about the member rating, if you're only posting for the sake of posting you might as well do your mental masturbation without wearing out your keyboard. I like to have some feedback.


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Message 219 of 258 (721161)
03-04-2014 11:22 AM
Reply to: Message 217 by xongsmith
03-03-2014 11:45 AM


Re: Message Ratings Now Working
xongsmith writes:

I still think Posts Of The Month nominations should be counted - and counted as more valuable than just your common Cheer.


I think Posts of the Month are thoroughly irrelevant.

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Message 222 of 258 (721294)
03-06-2014 10:49 AM
Reply to: Message 220 by xongsmith
03-05-2014 12:28 PM


Re: Message Ratings Now Working
xongsmith writes:

I would think encouraging members to make well-thought posts should be a goal that gets reflected in the left side panel.


Months go by without any nominations. Hence, they're irrelevant to many of us.

I have a short attention span and a little dyslexia so I tend not to read long posts. Posts of the Month may have some value for long posts but the Cheer/Jeer system works better for short posts. If the forum software is intended for broader use - i.e. outside the EvC club - I suspect that the general public would make far more use of Cheer/Jeer than Post of the Month.


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Message 223 of 258 (721518)
03-08-2014 12:25 PM


We often hear creationists complaining that they don't get a fair shake at EvC. Well, let the bells ring out and the banners fly because that situation has been remedied - EvC has now become Backwards World, just as the creationists wished. When I make a post my rating goes up and when I get a cheer my rating goes down.

  
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Message 240 of 258 (765460)
07-29-2015 3:34 PM
Reply to: Message 238 by xongsmith
07-29-2015 2:39 PM


xongsmith writes:

Perhaps right after the total lifetime posts, you could put total lifetime "likes"....


That's what I would suggest. Then we can make up our own math.

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ringo
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Message 245 of 258 (768055)
09-05-2015 12:09 PM
Reply to: Message 244 by Admin
09-05-2015 8:38 AM


Admin writes:

What do people think of making the denominator the total number of messages in the last n days?


I don't care what somebody's rating is in an n-day period. I'm only interested in n = forever.

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Message 250 of 258 (768063)
09-05-2015 1:18 PM
Reply to: Message 246 by Tanypteryx
09-05-2015 12:41 PM


Tanypteryx writes:

As long as I keep my 10.


I'm just trying to stay ahead of Faith.

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