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[Fixed] Post rating (temporary) disabled

Discussion in 'Site Feedback & Support' started by Bram Hengeveld, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld
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    We have installed the post rating modification a while back to give users an extra option to leave feedback on quality posts.

    While at first the system was used as designed and well received as of late there are a growing number of people blatantly abusing the system by downvoting threads of certain users without ever explaining why.

    As we are primarily a discussion forum where people can agree and disagree with each other and discuss certain topics the post ratings were installed as a bonus feature not to replace posts in a discussion.

    Unfortunately it's costing our staff too much time on daily basis to deal with this abuse.

    Until we find a way to deal with the abuse we are putting the post ratings on hold and revert back to the build in likes system.

    We hope you understand this decision.
     
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  2. Ho3n3r

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    Good decision in my opinion. Sometimes you get users who are unnecessarily volatile towards other users, and I dislike their posts - the reason would be pretty blatant if you just read their posts, so no explanation necessary from my side - and then a few hours later I find that they've gone onto my profile, opened my last 5 or 10 or whatever posts, and disliked them all.

    I've seen this happen to numerous other users too. :roflmao:
     
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  3. Tim.E

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    Yes I think the like system is a good one as well.
     
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  4. Milos

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    you could've removed only the dislike and disagree ratings then :p

    I prefered the old rating system, even with the abuse (which happened to me aswell a couple of times :whistling: ). As I said above, maybe removing just dislike and disagree temporarily would solve the issue (temporarily) too while still giving other users the extra options to leave positive feedback on other posts.
     
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  5. Dinca Andrei

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    Indeed that was the case for me too and i admit that i agree/disagree with some post without an explanation....
    You can leave the Agree and Funny ratings..this way if someone doesnt agree with you...he can rate it as funny hehehehe
     
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  6. ermo

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    If at all possible, it would be great to have the option to give nuanced 'likes', because while I might disagree with someone, I still have the option of marking his posts 'informative' (or 'creative', 'optimistic' or 'funny' if I were so inclined) insofar as it gives me insight into why his position differs from mine and that, despite of this, I still recognise his input as being relevant to the discussion at hand.

    The dislike and disagree buttons are probably better left out, though, for the reasons you already outlined. :)
     
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  7. Andy Jackson

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    Finally getting rid of that silly system. Nice one. I was fed up up with stalkers giving dislikes to me. I even got one when I said it was a nice day. :thumbsup::whistling:

    Perhaps a "thank you" icon is useful?
     
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  8. Andrew

    Andrew
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    @ermo
    Well, just make a repost than and write down WHY you are thinking it is : Informative etc.............:O_o:
     
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  9. Jimlaad43

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    Maybe just a condensed number of ratings could be used.
    Like, Agree, Winner and Informative were extremely useful, and would be a nice small amount for usage.
     
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  10. Milos

    Milos
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    isn't that what I said too? Just get rid of the dislike/disagree ratings and leave the rest :D
     
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  11. Tim.E

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    Cuz now I have to write down that I agree with him, whilst having a agree rate is way easier
     
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  12. Dinca Andrei

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    Agree
     
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  13. Ben Lee

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    But how will I now say "creative".
     
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  14. sniper420

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    Funny
     
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  15. Fabian Biehne

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    Bummer! I really liked the old system with those many opportunities to rate a post.
    However, as it happens often in life the "normal" people are harmed by the ones, who misuse this system. Thx for that.
     
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  16. Bram Hengeveld

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    You just did :)
     
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  17. Jimlaad43

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    Surely that then becomes post spamming
     
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  18. Frank

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    Informative
     
  19. Ho3n3r

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    Creative
     
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  20. Milos

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    Had things gone my way, who knows..

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    agree
     
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