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Good posts: bookmarking and rating

  1. Sep 27, 2007 #1

    robphy

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    Starting with this comment by genneth
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?p=1444379#post1444379
    it might be nice to be able to (say)
    easily (with one click) bookmark a good post to a special entry in one's personal blog
    and (neutrino's idea) rate a post with something like the REPORT button (the ! on the lower left for Nexus-skin folks). I then suggested that maybe something indicating the number of votes "45 found this post useful" (like an Amazon review) or maybe just a bar like in the poll feature.
     
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  3. Sep 27, 2007 #2

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    We had considered that, but what is to stop someone from boosting their own ratings? How would someone know if the answer was really correct? That is one of the reasons we decided to award science advisor and homework helper ribbons. A member can be fairly sure that if a post is made by someone with one of these ribbons that their answer should be pretty sound.

    And that means you. :smile:
     
  4. Sep 27, 2007 #3
    I knew this point would be made. Would it not be possible to allow everyone but the poster to vote? There are other methods that the person could employ to boost their rating, but I'm fairly sure that people who have the ability to create such wonderful or enlightening posts will not try to cheat. :wink:
     
  5. Sep 27, 2007 #4

    Evo

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    Those aren't the ones we need to be concerned about, it will be the crackpots that will try to give themselves high ratings.
     
  6. Sep 27, 2007 #5

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    In a poll [like the Photo Contest], one can only vote once.
    Seems like something similar can be done.
     
  7. Sep 27, 2007 #6

    Evo

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    Sockpuppets.
     
  8. Sep 27, 2007 #7

    robphy

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    Oh... that's how I can win the Photo Contest!! :rofl:
     
  9. Sep 27, 2007 #8

    Evo

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    :grumpy:
     
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