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Gokul43201
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Oct2-04, 06:41 PM
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I don't want cranks and crazies ranking my posts...is there some way we can identify and tag them ?
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Oct2-04, 06:54 PM
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Quote Quote by Gokul43201
I don't want cranks and crazies ranking my posts...is there some way we can identify and tag them ?
Now that would be a useful feature!

I think such a system for ranking individual messages is unnecessary, and likely to turn into more of a popularity contest. And, yeah, I don't want the p-ed off cranks rating my posts either!

It also seems like such a plan to rank individual posts would be overly complicated to implement, and probably wouldn't add much value.

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Oct4-04, 01:59 AM
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Message-rating poll

The current system works just fine. Credible posts are easily recognized by those who understand the topic. Medals just identify those who give consistently reliable information.
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Oct12-04, 09:17 PM
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Might be worth modifying the thread rating system --- one star bad to five stars good isn't too clear. Good (thumb up), bad (thumb down), and so-so (??) might come closer to being used, and to being easily interpreted. Just a thought.
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Oct12-04, 09:19 PM
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Yes, those two intermediate stars just make the system totally incomprehensible.

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Oct12-04, 09:43 PM
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Are you being sarcastic?
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Oct12-04, 11:33 PM
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Yes, those two intermediate stars just make the system totally incomprehensible.

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I think what he was suggesting, if there's no static on the mind-reading frequency, is that a thread that gets a "bad" rating (one star) looks like it's better than an un-rated thread (no stars). So, I think he's suggesting to come up with symbols other than stars for threads rated lower than average (or whatever the middle stars are). It's one of those things meaningful to those of us conditioned by our primary school teachers to do extraordinary amounts of work to get the coveted prize of a gold star.
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Oct13-04, 02:04 AM
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Give that man (woman?) a cigar!

We're rid of the "doublespeak" re. crackpots and TD --- let's stop throwing flowers to both good and bad threads. ---and, what? three stars equals no stars?


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