New Feature Test: Post Ratings

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  1. arn macrumors god

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    Hi,

    You will notice a new feature we are testing. Each post now has an up/down arrow associated with it. Clicking on either arrow will record your vote for that post. Right now, the votes are simply tallied next to the post, but may be used in other ways in the future.

    - You must be logged in for your vote to register
    - Criteria for up/down voting should be relatively obvious. Posts you like or would like to see more of, you can up vote. Those you dislike you can downvote.
    - Please continue to use the "report" post button to report spam and other rules vioations.
    - Assume that your votes are public, even though at the moment there is no way to see how people have voted. That may change.

    arn
     
  2. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Can we use this in the future to vote people off the island? :D
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I was just about to ask what the heck these arrows are. This has been requested many times though, so lets see how it works.
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Interesting. Although I suspect open to abuse (particularly in PRSI). Also they don't visually line up well with the other buttons...
     
  5. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    I just noticed them as well. Was kinda surprised, but figured out what they were pretty quick!
     
  6. Menge macrumors 6502a

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    Good feature! The look doesn't match much of the rest of the forum theme, though.

    Quick edit: what now? Can we filter a thread for only positive posts? Only posts above N points? Can we search for posts above a certain rating?
     
  7. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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  8. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    If you click the down arrow on your own post, it should just delete the post IMO.
     
  9. arn thread starter macrumors god

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    we'll be tweaking things and seeing about using the scores in more useful ways

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  10. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    arn,

    What are we to do with people who will abuse of this new feature?
     
  11. sammich macrumors 601

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    This was one of those 'always asked for but always denied for good reasons' features that everyone's been asking for. I guess now we get to find out if those fears come to light.

    One thing though: we can't 'unvote'? I'm not familiar with other site's implementations so I'm not sure how it's done.
     
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  13. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I don't see this ending well. See ratings for front page articles.
     
  14. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    I was thinking the same thing. What is the purpose and reasoning behind it? Maybe a little more insight.


    I can see this going down in flames also especially in some of the other sections of the forums. IE PRSI and any thread LTD responds in! :)
     
  15. skunk macrumors G4

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    All you'll do is make people paranoid. Who were those two bastards who voted down rdowns' post?
     
  16. anjinha macrumors 604

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    I'm trying to vote it up but it's not working!!

    EDIT: Nevermind, it worked now.
     
  17. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Here's my evidence that it will fail.
     

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  19. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I've no idea...
    :eek:
     
  20. skunk macrumors G4

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    The counter is crap anyway. It goes from -1 to +1 without a 0. And it seems completely random.
     
  21. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Will we be able to see who voted on our posts? That would be very interesting!
     
  22. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I noticed that too.

    How many times has this idea been dismissed when suggested. It was always said it was a terrible idea that would add nothing.

    What's changed?
     
  23. MarximusMG macrumors 6502a

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    Very nice! I've been waiting for this feature to be implemented on MR.
     
  24. Surely Guest

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    :D

    My guess is that others have voted while you had already loaded the page, and then when you voted, it updated all votes.
     
  25. skunk macrumors G4

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    That isn't it, because I can change the scores up or down (by TWO points) at will.
     
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