The post rating system
Posted 08 December 2010 - 10:28 PM
Do you like it?
I don't, and I don't.
I think it robs some discussions of a bit of civility, makes things combative, and so on.
Posted 08 December 2010 - 10:30 PM
Posted 08 December 2010 - 10:33 PM
Posted 09 December 2010 - 12:54 AM
Posted 09 December 2010 - 01:56 AM
I've never used it and I couldn't care less about it. It's just another method of encouraging homogeny and mediocrity.
i.e. Don't say anything 'out of line' or weird, because people might not read your post.
Posted 09 December 2010 - 05:46 AM
Posted 09 December 2010 - 06:09 AM
Posted 09 December 2010 - 08:16 AM
No it isn't. Have you not been paying attention the last couple of years? It's a haven for people to bitch and moan about how not every car is a hardtop, or that every car isn't a coupe, or that every car isn't a Hyundai Sonata Turbo, or that Greenpeace is coming out at night and taking away trucks or some other such nonsense. That's not discussion, its whining.
I don't like it. It's a way for immature cowards to hit and run with no consequence. This is a DISCUSSION forum.
Posted 09 December 2010 - 09:32 AM
Posted 09 December 2010 - 10:56 AM
Also, the mobile site doesn't display the ratings, so its kinda fun to try and guess how many negatives a post has. I imagine that by this evening this one will be -2.
Posted 09 December 2010 - 11:38 AM
And you have a +3, so your theory is shot.
Unless its a Cadillac Hyundai Sonata turbo, it'll be a hideous failure.
Posted 09 December 2010 - 11:56 AM
Posted 09 December 2010 - 02:13 PM
Satty is right about one thing for the most part: there is a lot of complaining that detracts from any intelligent discussion that takes place around here. Intelligent and high quality discussions are part of this site's main M.O. and when all threads are high in good content, there is a chance we can attract new regulars.
When we're all sitting around bashing a new car because it doesn't get the gas mileage of a frigging Sonata and because it doesn't have windows for the a, b, and c pillars that roll down, threads begin to look immature as does the entire community.
I can see a way to reform the idea: merge the report and ratings system into one tidy clusterfuck. Posts below a threshold of minus five are earmarked for deletion. When a member ranks a post down in this fashion, they have to leave a small note saying why they ranked the post down. Anyone who leaves a reason saying, in essence, that they're butthurt that such-and-such doesn't agree that the Cadillac ULC is a POS automatically makes their vote invalid.
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