January 11, 2016 at 9:55 am #786320
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!January 11, 2016 at 12:13 pm #786914
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.January 11, 2016 at 12:16 pm #786923
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 backJanuary 11, 2016 at 12:28 pm #786974
Thumbs down from me..January 11, 2016 at 12:32 pm #786983
thumbs up for that commentJanuary 11, 2016 at 1:48 pm #787175
Was hilarious when a few tools developed a way to post multiple thumbs. It’s where it belongs. In the cyber cemetery.January 11, 2016 at 6:28 pm #787598
👎January 11, 2016 at 6:51 pm #787643
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) lolJanuary 12, 2016 at 10:27 am #788411
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 👍January 12, 2016 at 10:40 am #788429
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…..January 12, 2016 at 10:53 am #788459
redwing-lolJanuary 12, 2016 at 11:09 am #788504
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 hahahaJanuary 12, 2016 at 12:01 pm #788654
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.January 12, 2016 at 2:16 pm #789074
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!January 12, 2016 at 2:37 pm #789134
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 trollingJanuary 12, 2016 at 2:45 pm #789152
Thanks Paxman couldn’t have expressed it better my self.January 12, 2016 at 3:48 pm #789305
A day to remember. I fully agree with Paxman on this one – never happened before:)January 12, 2016 at 3:56 pm #789335
hold on let me screen shot this for posterity 😉January 13, 2016 at 8:40 am #790409
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;)January 13, 2016 at 9:21 am #790499
I vote no….