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You may've noticed we played with this a little tonight.

 

I've just set it up to allow negative voting, too.

 

Use it for downvoting irrelevant or useless posts. Don't use it because it's a popularity contest and you want to get your hate on.

 

Think of it as stuff that you think shouldn't be in a thread, but isn't objectionable enough to report to a mod to have it removed.

 

 

You get ten per day. Don't waste them, you're not getting more.

 

 

 

 

 

...same goes for upvoting. Use it if you find something +1 worthy, or insightful, not because they're your friend.

 

 

 

We'll see how it plays out over the next week or so. If it's not being abused, congrats, we get a new toy.

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Be kinda neat if a given number of upvotes adjusted your profile's star rating.

 

Still uselesss, but shiny!

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Right now, rep voting is only linked to the reputation that appears on your profile page.

 

It can be used as an at-a-glance gauge of a poster's contribution to the community (not that it is by any means an accurate or important or only measure of worth/contribution).

 

If it's not abused, we can maybe look at implementing a feature where x downvotes = post is hidden by default, spoiler-tag style.

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*shrug*

 

I'd have thought so.


Oh - and it's also used to hide posts by n00bs and hilight those made by people with large groups of sheep friends.

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It'd be great for hiding useless posts that contribute nothing to the discussion, without the mods having to get involved. It's also a nice way to recognise a good contribution. It works well on some websites, not so well on others. That's why we're trialing it here.

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And already first is at -3.

 

This trial I think will be brief.

 

Meanwhile, it's something I'll abstain from. Even fajw is allowed to express his POV. I don't think he should be downvoted for it, but I forsee it happening.

 

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And already first is at -3.

 

This trial I think will be brief.

 

Meanwhile, it's something I'll abstain from. Even fajw is allowed to express his POV. I don't think he should be downvoted for it, but I forsee it happening.

 

AD

It's not supposed to be for downvoting people you disagree with, it's for downvoting posts that are irrelevant or spam. Plus you can see who voted what by clicking the number.

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A more useful thing outside of green room / general chat whatever its called. I think upvoting useful advice on a tech issue is a big plus.

 

Hey nich, somethin else i asked for years ago :p

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I can see this working in things like Building/troubleshoot and similar forums.

But I can forsee abuse in greenroom.

 

But then. I am super happy if I'm proven wrong.. (On the greenroom. Not building/troubleshooting)

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It is so much easier to just see how people use it rather than make assumptions that are ultimately untested.

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I gave Reaper a " like " last night. << almost sounds dodgy that ... because I liked the gif he posted.

 

I'd like to say I'll forget to use them, but it's getting awful bright down there on the right ;) My feelings atm are akin to

AD's , but it's early days yet.

 

Given human nature, what it's not supposed to be used for is still likely to occur ...

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They are pretty bright. If it's an issue for others, we can request something more subtle - maybe just coloured ^ type arrows, rather than blocky buttons.

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Meanwhile, it's something I'll abstain from. Even fajw is allowed to express his POV. I don't think he should be downvoted for it, but I forsee it happening.

 

AD

 

While I disagree with pretty much everything he posts and says and does and is - he still has a right to say it.

 

This system will allow his posts to be basically hidden - no matter what he posts - because there will be a group of people who will downvote anything by him that they see.

 

It's not like we've seen that behaviour before or anything of course...

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They are pretty bright. If it's an issue for others, we can request something more subtle - maybe just coloured ^ type arrows, rather than blocky buttons.

I think the coloured arrows would be very schmick.

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"You have reached your quota of negative votes for the day"

 

And just from this single thread, too.


Copy/paste wrecks shit. Look at that post above this one?!

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Meanwhile, it's something I'll abstain from. Even fajw is allowed to express his POV. I don't think he should be downvoted for it, but I forsee it happening.

If he starts a thread, then it's pretty obvious what'll be inside it. But if suddenly large quotes of text are pasted into threads that have nothing whatsoever to do with, say, September 11 and lizards ruling us all by enslaving us with tax theft and socialism, in a thread that has nothing at all to do with that, well, that may be the kind of thing you'd downvote as absurdly offtopic.

 

 

 

 

While I disagree with pretty much everything he posts and says and does and is - he still has a right to say it.

 

This system will allow his posts to be basically hidden - no matter what he posts - because there will be a group of people who will downvote anything by him that they see.

 

While I disagree with a lot of stuff I see fajw post, I don't think it's all pointless or useless. So rather than just /ignoring him, I'll have the option to set my own personal filter for a given thread to excluse posts below x reptutaion (and that can be positive or negative). I am not infringing on his right to post. Whether I choose to hide posts below x rep or not is my choice, and whether there are vigilante gangs running around in the night massively downranking him or anyone else won't, ultimately, affect me unless I choose to let it. And even then, I still clearly see where those posts are, they're just collapsed.

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"You have reached your quota of negative votes for the day"

 

And just from this single thread, too.


Copy/paste wrecks shit. Look at that post above this one?!

 

 

Yeah it appears to take the formatting with it. If you paste it into the rich text editor.

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"You have reached your quota of negative votes for the day"[/size]

And just from this single thread, too.[/size]

 

Copy/paste wrecks shit. Look at that post above this one?!

 

By default I have the RTE turned off, but there's a button to strip formatting out. Hopefully people remember to use it on quotes.

 

 

 

They are pretty bright. If it's an issue for others, we can request something more subtle - maybe just coloured ^ type arrows, rather than blocky buttons.

I think the coloured arrows would be very schmick.

 

Cool, I 'll ask.

 


 

Is there any way to have the number of votes visible on the mobile version?

Not sure - would it not make the mobile version cluttered? From what I've seen the design principle seems pretty minimalist. Edited by Nich...
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Is there any way to have the number of votes visible on the mobile version?

Not sure - would it not make the mobile version cluttered? From what I've seen the design principle seems pretty minimalist.

From here it looks like there is plenty of room on the name plate at the top of a post for even just a total on the right side.

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