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#1    Ever Learning

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:31 PM

One of the things i like about UM is that you can choose to "like" some ones comment and show your support. Your profile title depends on how many posts you have contributed to the forum, which i like as ii have been coming here for more than a year.

I was wondering if the idea of a "like ranking system " might show that a persons opinions in the past have been met with agreement and that they post positively rather than the other end of  spectrum of people who troll often.

i would hazard the idea of  a ranking " Dislike" title system but there are many ways it could be abused, such as "disliking" just because you disagree with that persons beliefs. " Disliking" could be done in this way, five dislikes count as a minus point to their points in ranking up.

I do have one more idea to make my previous ideas more workable. Even if a person isnt liked in one part of a forum, he might be exalted in another part of the forum. so your liked or disliked rank would be different depending on the forum area you were contributing.

it might make it easier to find new Mods, i say that not knowing the process of Moderator selection.

i look forward to hearing your critiques and how you might improve on my ideas or have a completely new suggestion your self.

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Edited by Armchair Educated, 09 February 2013 - 04:44 PM.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:42 PM

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I like the 'like' button cos it saves me typing a reply along the lines of 'I agree!' or 'lol'.

:)

As for your ranking idea... lol

(only joking)

Edited by Eldorado, 09 February 2013 - 04:45 PM.


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:59 PM

I'd love a dislike button, Please give us one. As for likes. Sometimes they are given for good points or agreeable points but other times they are given for funny comments too so they're not a representation of how good a discussion the user can present. Anyhow, I think they're pointless without a dislike button. I also imagine that likes are sometimes given by some users to their 'favorite' UM members as well; I've been on plenty of forums to know that little 'in-groups' can form or that some are held in higher regard than others.

There already is a ranking chart by the way, I was 12th at one stage- It's posts and likes compared or some ****, dunno where I am now though.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:14 PM

View PostEldorado, on 09 February 2013 - 04:42 PM, said:

I like the 'like' button cos it saves me typing a reply along the lines of 'I agree!' or 'lol'.



I agree (and I liked your post to prove it!)!


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:25 PM

I would not want and would never use a "dislike" button.  In fact its absence is one of the things that distinguishes this board in my mind.

Yes there are posts I think are obnoxious and hateful, but monitors can deal with them if I'm right; I just ignore them.  In the meantime there is always the Golden Rule to keep in mind.

I often "like" posts I disagree with, for several reasons.  First, I may be getting ready to post my disagreement, and I want the other person to know I'm friendly about it (disagreements sometimes don't seem that way to the other person no matter how careful I am).  Second, I may just think that even though I disagree they still have a good point, or the point was well said, or something like that.  Also, of course, if a post makes me smile I am very likely to "like" it.


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:26 PM

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View PostSean93, on 09 February 2013 - 04:59 PM, said:

I'd love a dislike button, Please give us one.
Oh dear, no, this has been brought up before, it would just promote hit and run rudeness. At least by having to quote posts which you dislike, you have to explain why, and not just click "Dislike" and then stroll off without even saying why.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:32 PM

View PostLord Vetinari, on 09 February 2013 - 05:26 PM, said:

Oh dear, no, this has been brought up before, it would just promote hit and run rudeness. At least by having to quote posts which you dislike, you have to explain why, and not just click "Dislike" and then stroll off without even saying why.

It's not like it would be an anonymous dislike. We'd see that 'USER' disliked this post. They can then be asked why. I doubt we'll get said option though - can't be offending people...

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:27 PM

I think a point system would simply cause too many problems. It would promote descrimination, in that people who get a lot of Dislikes would be treated much worse, while those with a lot of Like ranking would be treated better. It is a metric that a discussion forum can probably do without.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:35 PM

View PostDieChecker, on 09 February 2013 - 06:27 PM, said:

I think a point system would simply cause too many problems. It would promote descrimination, in that people who get a lot of Dislikes would be treated much worse, while those with a lot of Like ranking would be treated better. It is a metric that a discussion forum can probably do without.

Compeltely agree with this. :tu:

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:02 PM

was just a thought, thanks for the input peeps.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:06 PM

Like the topic. But Im not necessarily here to be "liked". As I frequent the political forums it can get a bit nasty from all sides concerned. Then I can wonder into UFO land and its such a different vibe. So alls good.

I think might have achieved 1 popular post in my short UM career and that was from a comment made in the did the Illuminati sink the Titanic. Yes I agree it was one of my better moments not being known for excessive humor. :gun:

Edited by AsteroidX, 09 February 2013 - 07:08 PM.


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:32 PM

View PostArmchair Educated, on 09 February 2013 - 04:31 PM, said:



I was wondering if the idea of a "like ranking system " might show that a persons opinions in the past have been met with agreement and that they post positively rather than the other end of  spectrum of people who troll often.


very good ideas there, its the points ranking bit which i am not sure about though.
not sure how this with go down in the religious or gun threads, many disagreements in those. I was called a troll once because I would not be converted towards someone elses opinion...that was just so not fair! :passifier:


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:20 PM

I like the like button....  but  sometimes ya tend to just click [like]  instead of responding , textually ?    It's fun to check your "like"  notifications.. for  actual responses.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:31 AM

Why on earth do we need a ranking system to see how many people like us and dislike us anyway? This is a discussion board, not a popularity contest. The Like button doubles for "I agree" or "good point," but a Dislike button would add absolutely nothing to a conversation. This is about sharing ideas and opinions and discussing them right? Not just saying "you're wrong!"

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:41 AM

View Postlightly, on 09 February 2013 - 10:20 PM, said:

I like the like button....  but  sometimes ya tend to just click [like]  instead of responding , textually ? It's fun to check your "like"  notifications.. for  actual responses.
I quite often do that by mistake, often if I'm in a hurry to reply to something because I disagree with it vehemently. Consequently, it can sometimes seem as if I Like a post that I then go on to argue with, violently.

If, as it seems, we are in the process of becoming a totalitarian society in which the state apparatus is all-powerful, the ethics most important for the survival of the true, free, human individual would be: cheat, lie, evade, fake it, be elsewhere, forge documents, build improved electronic gadgets in your garage that’ll outwit the gadgets used by the authorities.

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