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Author Topic: Ability to *up*vote a post  (Read 2917 times)

tomos

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Ability to *up*vote a post
« on: March 17, 2012, 06:10:41 PM »
I was going to post in another thread, but seeing as this would have been veering even more off-topic than the thread already was, and the thread is about threads veering off-topic, I thought  I'd better start a new one ;-)


I do like the idea of being able to give a post an "up" vote.
A down vote option only encourages colliseum type behaviour (you know, looking for blood etc.), as people have said already. But I often miss the option to give a very casual +1 to a post - good reccomendation, nice retort, whatever.

I wont lose any sleep about this one, and am not even sure it's a good idea, but I still miss it - often enough too.
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Re: Ability to *up*vote a post
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2012, 06:40:31 PM »
I'd upvote this post.

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Re: Ability to *up*vote a post
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2012, 07:17:14 PM »
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Re: Ability to *up*vote a post
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2012, 07:25:32 PM »
There are reputation mods for different forums including SMF, I have used them on forums with varying success (members used it meaningfully and not)

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Re: Ability to *up*vote a post
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2012, 07:57:36 PM »
^ I don't think so much a reputation mod, but something that you can say that this post is a good post.  It can also help mouser in making the newsletters, bringing attention to posts the community thinks are great.

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Re: Ability to *up*vote a post
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2012, 08:01:37 PM »
As far as helping me make the newsletters, it's true it would.

However, we already have the ability to mark threads as rated from 1 to 5 stars -- it's just only used for personal use.  You can see the rating menu if you click the word "MARK" on the top right of each thread page.

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Re: Ability to *up*vote a post
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2012, 08:39:23 PM »
I suppose you could add social networking features (such as Facebook Like buttons etc.)