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#1 granada12

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 08:05 AM

Hi,

 

I'd like to make a suggestion about the comments section. I think it could be great to like or thumbs up a commentary of someone. Something like Facebook or Spiceworks are doing to only name those two. It could give more "power" to someone who took his time to respond about a topic. With that you could create highlight and sort those who are best rated first.

 

 

This is only my view, please add your comments about what you thinks of all this.

 

 

Regards,

 

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#2 Grinler

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 08:15 AM

Thanks for the suggestion.

In the past we stayed away from a ranking system for answers in our forums. If we use something that "likes" up the post, though, I am not as much against it.

Will definitely think about it.

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 11:24 AM

It could give more "power" to someone who took his time to respond about a topic. With that you could create highlight and sort those who are best rated first.


My opinion, we do not need a rating system for those who help here.
Everyone is equal. No one is better than anyone else.

A rating system of members would create a lot of friction and rivalry because people would be posting with the hope of being rated "best rated".

The goal of Bleeping Computer is to HELP. It is not for a popularity contest or a quest for power.

For helpers, the help they provide speaks for itself.

As for a "like" system, it works both ways.

In an ideal world likes would be given to truly helpful posts.

However, this is not a perfect world and "like" could be given to a post that provides no real help. I see this happen on a daily basis in another help forum I participate in which calls it Kudos.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 29 March 2016 - 11:34 AM.


#4 RolandJS

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 11:36 AM

In my itty bitty board, I quietly did not activate point [rating] system for the reasons given by earlier posters  :)


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Posted 29 March 2016 - 11:45 AM

What he proposes is not really a rating system. You don's dislike anything, but can "bleep" up a particular comment if you think it really stands out above the rest. It is just a way for the community members to recognize a particular good comment.

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 12:03 PM

I'm not totally opposed to a LIKE system IF it is used as intended.

Reality is that some will not use it as intended.

 

The OP did say

"you could create highlight and sort those who are best rated first"

 

Again, my opinion, but we do not need a "list" of "best rated".

 

I envision this as Member A is #1 best rated.

Member B is #2 and so on.

 

Let me give an example.

 

Member A and Member B post mainly in one board.

 

Member A posts more than B.

 

A would get more LIKES and be #1.

 

B and the others, whose advice is just as good, are rated #2, #3, etc.

 

All are well qualified, so why rate one "better" than the others?



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Posted 29 March 2016 - 12:28 PM

What he proposes is not really a rating system. You don's dislike anything, but can "bleep" up a particular comment if you think it really stands out above the rest. It is just a way for the community members to recognize a particular good comment.

 

Yes this is really what i meant. The rest of my post was more optionnal, but like to see the Good and the Flaw of an idea.



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Posted 29 March 2016 - 02:23 PM

 

What he proposes is not really a rating system. You don's dislike anything, but can "bleep" up a particular comment if you think it really stands out above the rest. It is just a way for the community members to recognize a particular good comment.

 

Yes this is really what i meant. The rest of my post was more optionnal, but like to see the Good and the Flaw of an idea.

 

Oh, ok, I was half-asleep, now I understand much better  :)


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