The Demis are possibly up to something

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by roadbloc, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Anyone else noticed that some Demis have added a downvote thing to their avatar? Not sure what it is in aid of, or whether I'm totally wrong on this, but as an ex-demi who joined in on a few of their little games, I call shenanigans.
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    The management of the site frequently use demis to test out new features before they are rolled out to all.
     
  3. Tilpots macrumors 601

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  4. 184550 Guest

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    Just wanted to point out that Moyank24 is not a Demi(Goddess) or Contributor yet she appears to have same up/ down vote beneath her avatar.

    Perhaps Arn wants to expand the voting to other portions of the site.
     
  5. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    It appears the avatars are static but voting numbers seem to have changed at midnight ET.
     
  6. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    That makes sense.

    The feature of the up and down vote buttons has attracted a lot of comment (both negative and positive) & some heated discussion in the Site Forum Feedback (& Discussion) section, so I'm not surprised to see it being played around with by Demis.
     
  7. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    They're rolling it out to normal members too. But slowly..
     
  8. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    So we can vote down members later?
     
  10. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I wouldn't know. I wasn't selected to test out the new feature and none of the other demis replied to my PM about it. Something's going on.
     
  11. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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  12. bdodds1985 macrumors 6502a

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    no. they are not.
     
  13. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    perhaps it is the net voting of ones posts

    However, I think it's just a demi-game
     
  14. Hastings101 macrumors 68000

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    Darn, I tried to down vote you to an even 50 :(
     
  15. bdodds1985 macrumors 6502a

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    you have to keep clicking it. its a slow process.
     
  16. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Arn needs to work out the bugs with this, for sure. I got 17 positives, and then it seems to have frozen.
     
  17. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    I applied but was rejected :( I think they were worried that all the upvotes I would have recieved may have crashed the system.
     
  18. Surely, Feb 21, 2012
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    Test post.



    Hmmm, not working for me.

    Now it's working.
     
  19. kolax macrumors G3

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    Looks like it is just photoshopped onto the avatars and not a real vote system. Probably just a game they're playing and manually updating their avatars to suit the votes for what ever they're doing.
     
  20. FanOfMR macrumors member

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    other forums use that kind of features.
    it helps to spot a troll a mile away.
     
  21. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    That's what I thought as soon as I saw it. They've just added a vote thing to their avatars.
     
  22. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Have you seen a few shops in your time then?
     
  23. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Looks like your net score, for the posts you UP/DOWN.

    If your a total bastard perhaps your days here are numbered. ;)

    That would be fantastic. :cool:
     
  24. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    I think a better idea would be to keep count of all the upvotes and downvotes on your posts then show an average on your profile.
     
  25. roadbloc thread starter macrumors G3

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    So let me get this straight... this is not a game, but a new feature?
     

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