A user rating system.

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by blueroom, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. blueroom macrumors 603

    blueroom

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    #1
    Just a thought, seems my ignore list is ever growing and it occurred to me it might be more useful than outright banishment a user rating system.

    Under the user name would be a private ranking system i.e. wise, friend, idiot, plonker... Or as some other forums have a voted system i.e. red squares / green squares.

    I would prefer this in addition to outright ignore.
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

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    #2
    This issue has been brought up several times. We don't need a rating system. This place is high school enough as it is.
     
  3. chown33 macrumors 604

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    #3
    He was asking for a private system:
    It would only be visible to the individual member who did the ranking. Just like ignore lists.
     
  4. AAPLaday Guest

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    You could have something like a 'Thank Meter' that showed how helpful/useful a user is based on the number of thanks they have received from fellow users. That would be good. But i dont think something that could end up with a negative rating would be.
     
  5. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Since we already have a post rating system, why not just tot up the total of every post rating and display the result on the user's profile? That would give people a clear indication of whether a user's posts are overall socially acceptable or not.
     
  6. d4rkc4sm macrumors 6502

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  7. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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  8. Consultant macrumors G5

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    The problem is that all the militant Apple haters band together to down vote certain people and certain type of posts.
     
  9. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    What Apple haters? There are less than a handful of them on this site. That aside, in my mind, rating is only meant to be a bit of fun anyway. People who take it seriously and downvote in hope to change someone's opinion or a fact are wasting their mouse clicks.
     

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