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Author Topic:   New Feature: Message Rating System
Dogmafood
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Message 66 of 258 (578141)
08-31-2010 9:16 PM
Reply to: Message 65 by Admin
08-31-2010 8:53 PM


If you are gathering opinions, I would say that being able to rate posts both + and - is a good thing. Isnt feed back always good?

Being able to see how many people rated a message would serve to adjust the weight of the rating.


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Dogmafood
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Message 152 of 258 (715661)
01-08-2014 8:22 AM
Reply to: Message 148 by Adminnemooseus
01-07-2014 10:29 PM


Re: Ideally, a (+) for a very good message, a (-) for a very bad message
You are specifically the reason I discontinued the (-) option.

That's a lame justification for removing a tool that helps people to express themselves. It is not sound reasoning to judge the use of a thing by it's abuse. I would agree that some people did abuse the option but I don't think that Tanypteryx was one of them and it wouldn't really matter if he did.

Having a cheer without a jeer option is some kind of church lady social engineering manoeuvre and has no place on a forum where ideas should flow without restriction. The cheer/jeer option is akin to a vote and what kind of voting system only allows positive votes? The kind that they have in North Korea that's what kind. Next thing you know it will be banishment for lack lustre clapping.

I think that a simple counter that counted the members cheers/jeers would be a good thing and more informative than the old member rating system. A straight count when combined with the members total number of posts should provide all the information anyone would need to assess the members standing in the community. It didn't make sense to me that I should have the same rating as other members who obviously possess vastly superior knowledge and had accumulated a far higher number of supporting votes.


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Dogmafood
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Message 213 of 258 (720963)
03-01-2014 4:41 PM
Reply to: Message 203 by Admin
02-17-2014 10:09 AM


Re: Message Ratings Now Working
The way the rating is calculated hasn't changed.

Excuse me? Bring back the jeer and you may have a point. I ask again, what kind of rating system does not allow for negative votes?

Glorious mediocrity, the battle squeak of the politically correct.


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Dogmafood
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Message 216 of 258 (721036)
03-03-2014 6:59 AM
Reply to: Message 214 by AZPaul3
03-01-2014 9:02 PM


Re: Message Ratings Now Working
Or, better yet, do away with the whole juvenile popularity contest altogether. To adults, it means nothing anyway.

I guess that one could characterize it like that. I see it more as an acknowledgment of quality or as ringo says, an easy way to provide and receive feedback. Which is, as far as I can tell, the reason that any of us comment here to begin with.

Of course, the lack of a negative option fouls the whole thing. Its like ribbons for everyone and that is juvenile.


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