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Re: How is the forum rating system doing?

Post by mikeerfol » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:50 pm

I'm sure I had a downvote or 2, but they don't appear at my profile page, I only see the up votes I got.

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Re: How is the forum rating system doing?

Post by flyboy2160 » Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:51 pm

Cam wrote:....Maybe up votes needs a 2 tier system? One for "I agree" and another for "technically correct and valid"? That would at least separate popular opinion, which is important, from technical goodness?

What do you think?
I agree. I've previously said the same thing several times in PMs. I think we need a 3 tier voting system: agree/disagree, technical merit, and, my favorite, humor! Forget all this other stuff, who are the funny guys here?

Without separating the agreement votes from the technical votes, this messed up mix of popularity, agreement, and technical merit will just continue. Separating the voting would also reduce the need to post one line +1s and emoticons.

Going further, I'd like to see the voting functions mimic Facebook in that you can see the names of those voting.

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Re: How is the forum rating system doing?

Post by crbassassin » Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:11 am

Haters are gonna hate.

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Re: How is the forum rating system doing?

Post by strad » Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:21 pm

I was viewing on my Kindle and noticed I could not up vote a post in ""Proposed 2017 F1 Aerodynamic Changes"".
However when I changed to my PC it worked fine.
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Re: How is the forum rating system doing?

Post by Steven » Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:55 pm

strad wrote:I was viewing on my Kindle and noticed I could not up vote a post in ""Proposed 2017 F1 Aerodynamic Changes"".
However when I changed to my PC it worked fine.
Insight?
Are you viewing the site in a regular browser? What's the screen size? Did you try to view in landscape?

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Re: How is the forum rating system doing?

Post by strad » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:52 pm

Heck if I know.
Just Google on my Kindle.
Truly no big thing as I almost never use the Kindle for internet stuff. Just killing time at the Dr.s office.
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Re: How is the forum rating system doing?

Post by Steven » Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:10 am

Well I had no idea you could browse the web with a kindle. Thought that was only for reading books.
I guess someone will have to donate my one to reproduce this :D

Then again, if you use the forum via tapatalk, voting is not possible either.

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Re: How is the forum rating system doing?

Post by Pierce89 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:21 pm

strad wrote:Heck if I know.
Just Google on my Kindle.
Truly no big thing as I almost never use the Kindle for internet stuff. Just killing time at the Dr.s office.
Click vote button. Click upvote button. Close vote menu. Reopen vote menu. Upvote. Works for me on mobile devices when I can't vote properly.
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How is the forum rating system doing

Post by Andreykasam » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:46 pm

I must be blind or something, but I looked everywhere and even tried the password reset thing, but I dont see a way to change my password. I looked all over in profile settings. Am I not just seeing it? Can someone tell me what I need t do?

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Re: How is the forum rating system doing

Post by George-Jung » Sun May 06, 2018 10:52 am

Andreykasam wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:46 pm
I must be blind or something, but I looked everywhere and even tried the password reset thing, but I dont see a way to change my password. I looked all over in profile settings. Am I not just seeing it? Can someone tell me what I need t do?
User control settings -> edit account settings -> new password -> confirm password -> current password -> Submit.

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Re: How is the forum rating system doing?

Post by strad » Mon May 07, 2018 6:32 pm

It seems to me that there is more than enough un-gentlemanly behavior on this site to go around.
Rude behavior and comments seem to rule the day.
Look how many thread are dominated by ongoing arguments without either side being willing to drop it and concede to agree to disagree. And using down votes as their weapon.
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Re: How is the forum rating system doing?

Post by dans79 » Mon May 07, 2018 7:17 pm

strad wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 6:32 pm
It seems to me that there is more than enough un-gentlemanly behavior on this site to go around.
Rude behavior and comments seem to rule the day.
Look how many thread are dominated by ongoing arguments without either side being willing to drop it and concede to agree to disagree. And using down votes as their weapon.
From what I've seen lately, people usually only get down voted for one of the following reasons.
  • being factually incorrect
  • ignoring verifiable facts
  • trolling
  • back handed or thinly veiled insults
The last two seem to be the heart of the issue lately imo.

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Re: How is the forum rating system doing?

Post by Phil » Mon May 07, 2018 7:33 pm

strad wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 6:32 pm
Look how many thread are dominated by ongoing arguments without either side being willing to drop it and concede to agree to disagree. And using down votes as their weapon.
That is a good point. I wonder if it would help if everyone had a limit on posts in certain threads - e.g. 5 posts after the conclusion of a GP. That would stop people from repeating themselves over and over and force them to contemplate their post carefully in full before hitting the submit button - and then having to let that post stand on its own in merit.

If there was a limit on how much everyone had to say, perhaps we would be more thoughtful of what and how we use those limited words/posts. And those that keep wasting away theirs, will only be able to do so a limited amount of times.

No idea if something like this would actually work though in a practical sense. Not to mention it might be rather hard to realize technically i guess.

Then again, no matter how much is being posted, no one is actually forced to read it or respond. And sometimes it does make for great entertainment. So there goes that suggestion out the window...
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Re: How is the forum rating system doing?

Post by notsofast » Mon May 07, 2018 9:16 pm

The moderators should delete posts that don't adhere to the rules of the forum. No need to be wishy-washy about it. And create a bit of logic that automatically flags any post that contains the word "you".

Discuss the topic and never attack the poster.

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Re: How is the forum rating system doing?

Post by Big Tea » Mon May 07, 2018 9:51 pm

notsofast wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 9:16 pm
The moderators should delete posts that don't adhere to the rules of the forum. No need to be wishy-washy about it. And create a bit of logic that automatically flags any post that contains the word "you".

Discuss the topic and never attack the poster.
I find I learn as much or more from off topic posts as I do from the strictest reply. But, I joined this forum to learn and do find it distracting when posters seem to go for brownie points rather than truth. Yes, it is subjective, and differences of opinion are very, very informative and I do find it some times falls to the schoolboy level of ' you have a girls bike ' without explaining why. I like 'banter' and lap up differing opinion on a definition, but as you say, personal attacks and defamation does not fit in with the general ethos of the site.

I do enjoy debate, but please, easy on personal attacks hard on mis information.
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