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Forum posts voting system

Postby JohnsonsEvilTwin » Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:08 pm

How about an agree or disagree function whereby the top 2 or 3 remarks can be viewed by everyone looking at the thread?
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Re: What would you add to F1technical?

Postby andrew » Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:11 pm

JohnsonsEvilTwin wrote:How about an agree or disagree function whereby the top 2 or 3 remarks can be viewed by everyone looking at the thread?


I don't think that is such a good idea. This is used on another site and the "disagree" function is used as a tool to annoy other users rather than encourage disscusion. You can write a stone cold fact and still get a disagrees. It would just devalue the threads and it'll just attract trolls like on this other site. I won't mention names as I don't want to advertise this site.

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Re: What would you add to F1technical?

Postby JohnsonsEvilTwin » Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:37 pm

andrew wrote:
JohnsonsEvilTwin wrote:How about an agree or disagree function whereby the top 2 or 3 remarks can be viewed by everyone looking at the thread?


I don't think that is such a good idea. This is used on another site and the "disagree" function is used as a tool to annoy other users rather than encourage disscusion. You can write a stone cold fact and still get a disagrees. It would just devalue the threads and it'll just attract trolls like on this other site. I won't mention names as I don't want to advertise this site.

Oh yea fair point, although I would say F1technical commands a more informed poster.
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Re: What would you add to F1technical?

Postby jgh » Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:09 pm

I would like to see a more effective method of recording agreement and disagreement, with a well made argument.

I unfortunately only get to catch up with F1 technical infrequently, and assume this is not uncommon. When working through a large number of pages for a particular subject, I notice a significant number of posts that are simply short text agreement or disagreement. This just lengthens the thread without adding to the substance of the discussion.

If there was something to show Like or Dislike (without counter argument) of post, the thread would be more condensed. This may also help reduce the occasions where people raising similar points to an earlier part of the thread.

However we also do not wish to become too stuffy and must continue to allow the good natured banter and jibes.

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Re: What would you add to F1technical?

Postby Richard » Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:36 pm

jgh wrote:I would like to see a more effective method of recording agreement and disagreement, with a well made argument.
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If there was something to show Like or Dislike (without counter argument) of post, the thread would be more condensed. This may also help reduce the occasions where people raising similar points to an earlier part of the thread.


Yes that would be good.

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Re: What would you add to F1technical?

Postby Giblet » Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:46 pm

I like the idea of implementing a digg/reddit style upvote/downvote ability on each post in a thread.

The threads should still be in chronological order first, but it would be nice if we could also sort them by number of upvotes.

This way, the community that is here (and growing all the time) could filter by popularity if desired. More often then not, the responses with the most upvotes are usually the most intelligent or correct.
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Re: What would you add to F1technical?

Postby Ciro Pabón » Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:49 pm

Yes, sir! I vote for that.
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Re: What would you add to F1technical?

Postby JohnsonsEvilTwin » Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:12 pm

I second Ciro, Giblets idea is a good 'un.
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Re: What would you add to F1technical?

Postby gibells » Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:58 pm

I think I get what is being said but I'll put it into my own words for clarity. If there is a rabbit trail which has been formed by, e.g. car colours, are you saying you'd be able to press the plus to expand to the full discussion trail, or 'minus' it out to hide, like you can on a file path of Windows Explorer. That way all content would still be there but you would have to read through dross over whether Lotus Renault is better than Lotus Renault.

The other thing I feel is that in my time here I sometimes get the feeling that some posters just post for the sake of racking up their post count rather than properly contributing or querying the debate. If anyone by chance has said anything worthwhile, maybe it would be deserving of a star (could be a Michelin Star, Could be a Pirelli star, could be a Bridgestone Star) :) That way you'd be recognised by the value of contributions rather than the number of them.

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Re: What would you add to F1technical?

Postby tok-tokkie » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:40 pm

With the growth of membership of this site there are now a lot of regular posters who post opinion (& received opinion = even worse) as technical fact. The worst of them also posts terribly long posts. These posts have seriously degraded this site. They may not be trolls but their input is very similar.

I would like an ignore button so their posts would be suppressed - we would just see a blank entry. (There is one person whose entries I have not read in over a year because he posts such uninformed drivel & he does it at length all over the place.)

Otherwise a user rating system so that unpopular posters get voted downscale & we can set a filter so we don't even see them at all. I have never been to a site with such a system but I am told it works quite well on sites plagued by trolling type fools.

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Re: What would you add to F1technical?

Postby BreezyRacer » Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:10 am

I would like the ability to vote on posts. I think it create more participation and negate all those "+1" posts that people use now ..

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Re: What would you add to F1technical?

Postby forty-two » Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:13 am

BreezyRacer wrote:I would like the ability to vote on posts. I think it create more participation and negate all those "+1" posts that people use now ..


How about a facebook "like" button?
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Re: What would you add to F1technical?

Postby andrew » Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:17 am

BreezyRacer wrote:I would like the ability to vote on posts. I think it create more participation and negate all those "+1" posts that people use now ..


I have seen this used on another site. The "agree/disagree" function appears to be used as a tool to try and annoy other posters and nothing more, with stone cold facts gathering "disagrees" from what must surely be trolls.

It also reduces the amount of discussion as someone does not have to justify their opinion and can anonymously "vote". A very bad idea indeed based on what I have seen on this other site.

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Re: What would you add to F1technical?

Postby netoperek » Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:24 am

IMO very good idea.
1st Voting can be restricted to logged users only. That would mean only one vote per user per post.
2nd This is F1 Technical... probability of mindless trolls is somewhat lower than on i.e. celebrity gossip or political portals.
3rd This would be helpful in cases of topics 80 pages long, where You need to spend hours searching for valuable data. Especially if "sort by rating" function could be implemented with it.

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Re: What would you add to F1technical?

Postby Caito » Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:25 am

I think not only a Like button, but a dislike.
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