Positives and Negatives

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  1. rtjstevens macrumors regular

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    I'm always amazed when there's a really good piece of Apple news... and then so many negatives in the ratings footer.
    So, one day I decided to read some of the negative comments by clicking on the appropriate word - only to find that there was no such link and that I'd just added to the number of 'negatives'! I'm sure many others must have made the same mistake and I'm busy trying to suggest a suitable change in the wording...

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  2. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    Nope. Everyone has a different reason fit rating positive or negative. An aperture update is negative for instance because I wanted a macbook pro instead today.
     
  3. rtjstevens thread starter macrumors regular

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    Positives and negatives

    Sorry, I think you mis-understand. I meant that one clicks on the word 'negative' expecting to see the negative comments - not to have that key-press counted as a 'negative' (well, -that was my case anyway - of course you only do it once!).
    So, according to the way you seem to do things... if a brand new Mac Pro is announced that trounces the opposition, I vote 'negative' because I wanted an update to iTunes. Is that what you mean? Do others do this?

    Thanks, RTJ
     
  4. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Well to me it's quite clear that "positive" and "negative" refer to simple votes. Comments are entirely separate.

    That's why both "positive" and "negative" are prefaced with "Rating:"

    Comments is one line below to help avoid that very confusion. :)
     
  5. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    As calboy said, I'm not confused. However what I said earlier was an example. Some people do rate negatively because its not the update they wanted, silly as that may be.
     
  6. rtjstevens thread starter macrumors regular

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    Positives and negatives

    OK; thanks; I'll leave it.

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  7. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Yeah, I've never had such a problem. But maybe other do, which is why some announcements are rated so low. Or for the reasons mentioned above, such as people hoping for a MBP update and getting Aperture 2
     
  8. Snookerman macrumors 6502

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    How do you actually rate the news? I can't click on the rating in the footer and I can't find anything in the forum thread either, except for the 5 star rating.
     
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    Strangely both, positive and negative, use a different link, but nothing happens, even after a reload.

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  10. Snookerman macrumors 6502

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    Ok, I just found the buttons, they are only on the front page, but I always open the separate news page, since I open them from an RSS feed and strangely enough, you can't rate there. But yeah, like spinnerlys said, clicking them doesn't change anything. Also, the ratings seem to differ from the front page. For instance, the top news right now has 19 positives, but if i click it to open only that news, it has only 17. :rolleyes:
     
  11. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    As noted in our FAQ, in order to save on server loads, the rating counts do not update in real-time...they only update once every few minutes. But rest assured that your vote counts...clicking once is sufficient, and it will be included in the updated tallies during the next refresh.

    The periodic refresh also explains why you may see different counts on the front page and on the article page, as they don't necessarily refresh at the same time.
     
  12. Snookerman macrumors 6502

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    Oh, ok, thanks for the answer. Just a suggestion, it would be good if it were possible to rate on the article page as well.
     
  13. pirateRACE macrumors 6502

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    How some things can even garner negatives blows my mind.

    I'm sure you can equate some to trolls, but geesh! No pleasing the masses!
     
  14. Snookerman macrumors 6502

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    Does it "blow your mind" that this article got a negative rating?
     

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