Counting Quotes

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  1. guzhogi macrumors 68030

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    I was just thinking, you know how MacRumors counts how many posts you make? & then gives you a name under your user name that signifies different milestones? Like there are MacRumors Newbies, Regulars, 6502s, etc.? One thing I'd like to see: how many times you're quoted. Would be kinda cool to see.
     
  2. amon91 macrumors newbie

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    Haha yeah, sounds interesting but I'm not sure if there's any vB mod available. :(
     
  3. renewed macrumors 68040

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    Might as well add how many times we get +1'd as well. ;)
     
  4. amon91 macrumors newbie

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    Kinda like a rep system? Yes, that would be interesting, and many forums already have it.
     
  5. renewed macrumors 68040

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    This I can agree with in seriousness. Just because someone has a high post count doesn't mean the content of their posts are reputable.
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    but that could lead to people believeing a certain poster has a more right answer than a new person which may not be the case
     
  7. Melrose Suspended

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    Counting quotes wouldn't have anything to do with post quality; It's bad enough so many members get crazed over post count.

    It would take the innocent fun out of quoting someone. A Rep system would be a better idea because it's based on the merits of the member as a whole, not a particular post.
     
  8. Melrose Suspended

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    I didn't say I wanted a Rep system, I was just saying it would make more sense than a quote counting system. Personally, I think rep is stupid. We all stand on our own merits.
     
  9. renewed macrumors 68040

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    This quote just pretty much changed my mind towards your view. I can see how it can be abused and how people could be focused on the rep system.

    I think it would be useful in the Troubleshooting sections, I guess that's what I was most aiming for.

    It wouldn't do diddly squat in opinionated sections like this or PRSI.
     
  10. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I agree with Melrose.


    Just another way to keep score of something that doesn't need it. A person's reputation should be based on what they say. We already know who's who around here, and this is based solely on things that are said in the various forums around here. A qualitative approach is fine.
     
  11. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    I like the qualitative approach as well. I'm not sure how much value would be to keep the score simply for the score's sake.
     
  12. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Totally correct. Often what gets quoted is a confused user's mangled misunderstandings so that those can be sorted out. But, I'm not sure what the OP's intent is for counting quotes.
     
  13. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Popularity
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  14. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    If you really want to see how many quote you, you can do a search on:

    QUOTE=<your name>

    Such as

    QUOTE=SilentPanda

    (now the forum search is gonna break with all the new searches! :p)
     
  15. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    +1. That ='s 2 for you.:p
     
  16. Melrose Suspended

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    we have search?! :eek: :D
     
  17. ethical macrumors 68000

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    I don't need to worry about my post count....having infinite posts and all.
     
  18. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Assumptions all...
     
  19. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    I have no need to know how many times I am quoted, and I'm not interested in that either. However, I would *love* to know WHEN I am quoted.

    Is is possible to have an auto-email whenever I'm quoted in a thread? The current system of auto-emails that notify me of replies to a subscribed thread tends to break down when subscribed to highly popular threads.

    Just emailing me when I'm quoted would be a nice option in that situation, and also be good if I wanted to cut down on the number of auto-notify emails I get.
     
  20. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    This has been discussed a few times before and I believe it's not currently possible. I'm also not sure I'd want a user to know they could trigger an e-mail sent to me. :eek: They might do it just to annoy!
     
  21. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    This is a non-issue. No user's gonna know what your settings are or which threads you have this on for (or even if you have it on or off on a thread level or global level).

    And anyone being a jerk can be banned or put on your ignore list. There's already many existing ways to annoy other users, all of which will set lose the hamsters of bannination. :)
     

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