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Discussion in 'Website Help' started by WeaponsRoom, Dec 9, 2009.
Belt, its in the works.
I'm sure the quality rating is generated off of the number of " thumbs up" or "thumbs down" you get. It is no different that the way Yahoo uses "Who found this comment useful." I think it is simply a way for others to judge how useful and how informational they thought your post was.
One last thing there is a difference between voicing your opinion and being silent like a sheep. A little tact does go a long ways
Lotsip is correct, it's soley based on thumbs up and thumbs down. Ben has already explained this earlier in this thread.
Please scroll down and read it!
Just to humor you bill. I and I'll even speak for the other moderators here: WE do not play favorites. We all have people we like and dislike and that varies between us however we dont let our likes and dislikes for a person affect our ratings or whether we delete their posts or even if it comes to banning.
We keep an open minded and objective opinion. We deal in facts without emotion, when it comes to these matters.
No one is saying that all your answers have been wrong. It is just my opinion, but I believe that when people rate posts, they do it based off of a few things. Such as the language used and the tone reflected in the post, not to mention the way the information is presented. Just a thought....
I don't give anyone a "Thumbs up" just because I get along with them. Just like I do not necessarily agree with your posts below, and yet I have not given even one of them a "Thumbs down".....But I have noticed that since our conversation started, my rating has gone down quite a bit. Most curious....do you use the rating system?
The Webmaster stated in an earlier post that he was working on a way to monitor the Thumb system. He'll be able to see who is or isn't using the system. He'll be looking for abuses of it, like someone continually rating one person low or high. Anyone using a second ID to falsely raise their Quality rating will also be found. So why don't you let him do his job and end this needless arguing?
The system isn't perfect (yet), but it is in the right direction. Many successful social media sites (digg.com, amazon.com reviews, even twitter.com to a certain extent) use this type of system to help users rate other users, or at the very least, to rate a particular comment/post. I understand that a low rating can be frustrating, but fortunately because the numbers are still fairly new and based on probably less than 100 posts, it should be fairly easy to trend upwards as everyone gets the feel for the type of comments that the community is looking for.
Let me say, that with all the improvements you have done in such a short time, that I have a great deal of confidence in your abilities. I think that you will manage to work wonders around here, we just have to be patient, as changes take time.
And let me clarify, perhaps i mis-spoke when i said that the rating designates the quality of one's gun knowledge. That was the original intent of the system, but i think it could possible reflect more the quality in the 'usefulness' of the users comment. i think most people that give something a thumbsdown are thinking along the lines of 'that was of no use to me', where a thumbsup is more a confirmation that that user has provided useful information, and may have a tendency to do so again, hence might be worth following (future feature).
You can say whatever you want, just don't expect everyone to like it. in your case, only about 21% like what you have to say. If that's what you're striving for, you have a forum to do so. If you're looking to provide comments or reviews that community finds useful, your quality rating should reflect that as well. The system is not meant to restrict, but rather to give the community an idea on how the rest of the community feels about your comments.
Is there an ETA for all or any of these new features and gadgets you have us all waiting in anticipation for?
I'm very curious as to why questions such as my previous one get dodged, or remain unanswered, even after admin activity,.
I can only hope that is is an unintentional oversight due to the busy holiday season. We all know how hectic it can be around this time of year, but I hear you. I have had a few posts and Pm's to the Webmaster go unanswered as well. Hopefully we will hear back from him soon.....
Please PM me with any specific questions, I can't keep up on the forums like you guys do unfortunately.
I have sent you a PM with a request from a member.....
No ETA, we've tried to mod the site with a bunch of new features right from the start to meet everyone's long-needed requests...now we'll probably be doing a lot of backend work for the next few months until you see any significant changes on the front end...maybe most by summer. Just try to keep my PM'd on any 'glitches' or such that need immediate fixing.
You got it! btw, thanks for all of the much needed fixes, updates and the new features.
I agree, thanks for all the hard work...I really like the whole Online Now thing that you have done. Great idea!!!
Note: Where did our "tag lines" go?
How about a February update? Whats on the horizon, whats new to come, whats been done recently........
And how about this rating system issue? I know you've been messaged about it.
The culprit in the reputation assault was user festus61783
We are working on ways to remedy this type of issue. Considerations are:
- Reducing the number of thumbs up/down you can give in a timespan
- Disallowing overly negative or positive overall opinions
- Making all thumbs up/down votes visible as to recipient/giver
Any opinions or suggestions would be appreciated.