Does MR keep statistic of our Up/Down votes?

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  1. saving107 macrumors 603

    saving107

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    I was just a bit curious if MacRumors kept statistics on how many times we have been up/down voted since that feature has been implemented?

    I know that I have definitely been down voted, but I feel like my up votes are always much higher in comparison, so I would be curious what mine, and maybe others, scores look like.

    Thanks
     
  2. Doctor Q Administrator

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    No, they aren't tracked by user although the data is in the database if somebody wrote suitable software to use it for something.

    We've heard various suggestions for uses of the vote information, but so far it's used only to select posts to show on individual news story pages, using a complex secret formula.

    Don't tell anyone, but the secret formula is number_of_positive_votes - number_of_negative_votes.
     
  3. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Weird; I had just thought of asking this question about 20 minutes ago... :eek:
     
  4. Al1n macrumors member

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    I always down vote.


    P.S. I'll even down vote my post. :)
     
  5. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    I know one thing, it's not OK to have a sense of humor.

    The first reply to my post was an attack and essentially telling me off, then immediately the thread was locked.

    Or to create a post to share something that isn't even critical of Apple.

    Nor is it OK to post an article, and innocently ask the community what they think.

    Right away I was blasted and accused of not having anything to say.

    Then just because I shortened a long URL I was accused of "masking" when it was to a mainstream web site.

    All because I innocently asked for others thoughts. Oh well...
     
  6. saving107 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Your secret is safe with me.

    I have a curious mind and I've seen stats posted here of how people ranked (on a 6th month basis) based on overall post count, and stats on how many times the report button is used and for what reasons. So I just wondered if the down/up votes were also tracked.

    So thanks for your reply.

    a few weeks ago on the iPhone forum a user managed to get -143 votes before the thread was sent to wasteland, so since then I've been wondering (I think it would be interesting to see that information).

    I know their are threads already of people asking to get rid of the voting system, and I personally don't have any major issue with it. But it does bug me when a user will up vote their own replies.
     

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