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New Post Ratings System!

Discussion in 'what's new' started by Snowman, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. Snowman

    Snowman Your Host

    The simplistic "Like" button for forum posts has been replaced by a new, robust enhancement. This add on has several benefits:

    • Increases daily posts
    • Improves signal to noise ratio; less short/unnecessary posts
    • Improves quality of posts (posters want to avoid negative ratings)
    • Makes lurkers useful for something and gives them a means of interaction

    In a nutshell, it will encourages people to spend more time on SRR through increased interaction and therefore increases the number of overall posts while decreasing the pointless/low content posts that can be replaced by ratings.

    Hover over anywhere on a post and the ratings bar will subtly fade into view (always visible on mobile devices) helping to reduce UI clutter.

    The new system includes member card integration showing total positive/neutral/negative ratings received by the user. Also, profile page integration in included listing the total number of each type of rating both given and received, as well as total positive/neutral/negative received.

    I am sure you guys will find the new Post Ratings informative and discover interesting ways to use the system. The categories are completely customizable. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please let me know!
     
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  2. Snowman

    Snowman Your Host

    Someone asked me the following question as a private message:

    Can will still like posts? I am missing the button.

    Yes. "Like" is one of the new choices defined on the Post Ratings system. The new system will import your previous "Likes" into its tally.
     
  3. AussieWill

    AussieWill Supporting Member

    eerrrr increased mental friction.
     
  4. Snowman

    Snowman Your Host

    I added a "creepy" (negative) post rating this morning. I think was a good suggestion by @AussieWill (y)
     
  5. CuntSlut

    CuntSlut Banned

    It would be nice to have a legend as to which icon denotes what.

    If there is one please direct me. Thanks
     
  6. Snowman

    Snowman Your Host

    Hi CS ... thanks for your question. There is a legend. Just hover with your mouse over each icon!
     
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  7. CuntSlut

    CuntSlut Banned

    Snow, Thanks, I'm on an Ipad mobile device with no mouse to hover with. Holding the tip of my finger over the icon gleans nothing. I'll just do a trial and error with the icons to determine which is which unless you have another idea.
     
  8. Snowman

    Snowman Your Host

    Here's a list of them so that you and anyone else who has problems with it can see the icon legend for the post ratings:

    This is the current list of positive and neutral ratings:

    postratings_positive.jpg

    This is the current list for negative ratings:

    postratings_negative.jpg

    I am thinking of adding one for posts that veer on shilling.
     
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  9. Snowman

    Snowman Your Host

    After using this feature for about six months, generally I like it. However, there are some individuals on the forum who are abusing the negative ratings. Negative ratings should be used very sparingly to keep the overall tone the community friendly. Just because you disagree with someone's viewpoint does not make their post "dumb." It is even worse if you have a personality issue with someone and this leads to a rash to "dumb" ratings. I expect SRR members to use the rating system judiciously.

    Members who abuse the rating system will lose privileges on it without warning.
     
  10. CuntSlut

    CuntSlut Banned

    Interesting. I lost my rating privileges without warning because ....?

    IMO I don't feel I've abused this feature and have been candid with my ratings. Unfortunately I guess you feel otherwise Snow. Since this is your forum you make the call.
     
  11. Snowman

    Snowman Your Host

    A member has suggested that we add a new negative post rating called "pointless" ... any thoughts on this suggestion? :unsure:
     

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