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MArk Holmes: Thumbs Up /Down

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  • #786320
    clibo
    clibo
    Participant

    Dear Mark

    When will the thumbs up/thumbs down feature return? It has several meaningful impacts:

    1. It gives an indication of the amount of people reading posts
    2. It is important in that it helps rank sentiment
    3. It highlights important viewpoints (many responses)
    4. It highlights divisive views (almost equal for and against views)
    5. It highlights majority sentiment (Unbalanced thumbs up and down)
    6. It help posters know how their views are interpreted by the community
    7. It help weigh up views towards separate posts.
    8. It allows you do surveys of sorts, e.g. who wants thumbs up back 😉

    With out the thumbs up/down feature, posts and debates become fairly meaningless and ends up being rather shallow, imo!

    Apologies if this was answered previously!

    #786914
    taxidriverlfc
    taxidriverlfc
    Participant

    Bollocks to that,Wrong to bring it back on the level of thumbing down a post about a Death or tragedy in the Game IMO,That comes back i’m afraid i’ll be on my way out of here.

    #786923
    steveosnakeeye
    steveosnakeeye
    Moderator

    agreed, there is a very good reason why that is done away with, if people like a post or not they should write to say so rather than be lazy with thumbs

    the trolls would wet themselves if this came back

    #786974
    banjo_chuckers
    banjo_chuckers
    Participant

    Thumbs down from me..

    #786983
    steveosnakeeye
    steveosnakeeye
    Moderator

    thumbs up for that comment

    #787175
    shanksy
    shanksy
    Participant

    Was hilarious when a few tools developed a way to post multiple thumbs. It’s where it belongs. In the cyber cemetery.

    #787598
    whoisbeni
    whoisbeni
    Participant

    👎

    #787643
    redwing80
    redwing80
    Participant

    Stop being dinosaurs guys. We need an indication of the quality posts, especially the long ones

    Also a reputation system would be nice.

    Thumbs up if you agree

    👍(100) 👎(0) lol

    #788411
    clibo
    clibo
    Participant

    steveo, how many times are you going to write “thumbs up for that comment”? IF 100 people agree with you should they all sate why they agree with you? Would you not expect repetitive posts?

    Redwing 👍

    #788429
    steveosnakeeye
    steveosnakeeye
    Moderator

    see where your coming form mate and if people could use the thumbs for posts as they are meant it would not be an issue, unfortunately on the old site it became a tool for trolls and lost what it was there for. If you agree with a post why say anything at all? if you disagree then say why in a comment…..

    #788459
    redblood
    redblood
    Participant

    redwing-lol

    #788504
    clibo
    clibo
    Participant

    Steveo, I hear your concerns regarding trolls. However, we should not let them stop us from improving quality.

    The world uses ranking tools and techniques to make sense of and filter through large amounts of data. Apps are ranked, travel destinations are rated, restaurants are rated, etc… I feel in this day and age the same should apply to posts or else good and topical posts can get lost in the ever growing masses of posts… including many by trolls…
    Right now we perhaps ignore these trolls… over time we could give them the thumbs down and banish them for sub-quality posting forever hahaha :)

    #788654

    Paxman
    Participant

    Why not just have the thumbs up / like, then if you agree or think a post has merit you can tick it, if you don’t you just ignore it, lets face it the thumbs down was mainly for the trolls, if you disagree with a post then reply with some kind of salient argument.

    #789074
    clibo
    clibo
    Participant

    The thumbs up/like idea doesn’t work well in isolation imo… often people have different views towards a particular topic… by just having a thumbs up you exclude the opinions of those who legitimately disagree, granted that some are trolls…

    While it seems that there is no perfect solution at this point due to the perceived presence of trolls, hopefully the benefits of a ranking feature outweigh the negatives!

    #789134

    Paxman
    Participant

    Cibo – It doesn’t exclude the opinions of those that legitimately disagree, if you legitimately disagree you should be able to form an opposing opinion and write it down, this is a message board it is what it is for. The thumbs Up / Like just does away with people putting post of just ‘Good point’ and ‘Agree’ which we see, they could improve on the last format by also being able to see the poster that liked it, a bit like facebook does. You shouldn’t be thumbing things done if you can’t give reasons for disagreeing, that is just for trolling

    #789152
    steveosnakeeye
    steveosnakeeye
    Moderator

    Thanks Paxman couldn’t have expressed it better my self. :)

    #789305
    adriansmooth
    adriansmooth
    Participant

    A day to remember. I fully agree with Paxman on this one – never happened before:)

    #789335
    steveosnakeeye
    steveosnakeeye
    Moderator

    hold on let me screen shot this for posterity 😉

    #790409
    clibo
    clibo
    Participant

    How would you know when consensus is approached on a particular point of view without a rating/ranking feature of sorts?

    In the absence of a rating feature, posts may be viewed as less meaningful. A discussion may go on endlessly because you have a few people with polarised opinions. In constantly (dis)agreeing with each other many repetitive points may be made. My view… as soon as one of the poster’s views are weighed down by the ratings of the community they may tend to change/soften their views (instead of endless debating)?

    I agree on the idea of showing the names of those who thumbs up/down. It would be one way of trying to weed out the trollers.

    I have a feeling this could be a circular debate! Shall we put it to a vote;)

    #790499
    banjo_chuckers
    banjo_chuckers
    Participant

    I vote no….

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