New rating system +/- on posts

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by chrisfromalbany, May 25, 2011.

  1. chrisfromalbany macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    why does everything have negative by the comments?
  2. g4cubed macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2004
    I hate the new rating system. Thought it would be good but ended up being worse.
  3. rmwebs, May 25, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: May 25, 2011

    rmwebs macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2007
    Its a pointless system which really needs serves no purpose. The fact you can give your own posts a +/- shows how stupid it is.

    (Mr T Style Voice) Vote Me Down, Foo's!

    Edit: Point proven. 3 seconds after posting this it already had -1 :D Its pathetic...
  4. chrisfromalbany thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    think mite work better if it was just a positve rating system. Because seem some just blanket the posting with negatives without reading them.

    (wonder how many negative marks I get for this one :eek:)
  5. rmwebs macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2007
    I'm gunu +1 you.

    A 'like' would be better. XenForo has it, but unfortunately we're stuck on crappy vBulletin here. There is a mod for it tho.
  6. lkrupp macrumors 6502a

    Jul 24, 2004
    People are finally getting to respond to all the stupid comments made by users who deserve the negatives.
  7. Thunderhawks Suspended

    Feb 17, 2009
    People love to complain and rip things.

    Let's not let facts get in the way!
  8. WestonHarvey1 macrumors 68020

    Jan 9, 2007
    There's no good rating system in the world, not that I've ever seen. Not even Slashdot's advanced metamoderation system. The scoring of every rating system reflects nothing more than emotion and bias.

    Imagine if there was a button that meant "I disagree with your post, but I really appreciate the points you made. They were well argued and greatly contribute to a reasoned debate. I look forward to reading more of your posts in the future."

    How many people would be emotionally mature enough to click it?
  9. g4cubed macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2004
    Good point indeed. Imho just do away with it altogether.
  10. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    If you see posts, especially in news discussions, that ask you to vote them up or down, please report them to the moderators by clicking the Report Post icon. [​IMG]

    Most posts of these types have been off-topic or trolling, and when that's the case we want the moderators to know about it.
  11. Krovem macrumors 6502


    Feb 9, 2009
    I dont understand it either. I know some people just click - for the heck of it. Also, what the point of the rating? It would be could if some how it would bring the post up if it was really helpful/answered the question or topic well. But it dosent, so you still have to read through posts.
  12. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    I believe this is just a test. The admins are still thinking of ways to improve this system (e.g. how the votes could be used) and it might be that at some point, the negative option is removed. There is already a long thread about this feature but I guess all feedback is appreciated.

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