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post #1 of 40
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Should members be allowed to rate other members? These ratings can be individually toggled on or off in the member's profile: if someone does not want their rating shown, they can turn it off.
post #2 of 40
[quote]Originally posted by Jonathan:
<strong>Should members be allowed to rate other members? These ratings can be individually toggled on or off in the member's profile: if someone does not want their rating shown, they can turn it off.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Yeah if it's optional then I vote yay!

J :cool:
post #3 of 40
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Depends on the voting choices. Would some of them be really negative like "troll"?
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post #4 of 40
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It's a star-based system. You can choose between giving a user a rating from 0-5 stars. It's displayed over on the left column.
post #5 of 40
No ratings.
post #6 of 40
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post #7 of 40
Nah.
post #8 of 40
Yes, IF both of the following:

1) It could only be shown in a user's profile.
2) Individual users are given the option to turn it off.
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post #9 of 40
[quote]Originally posted by Jamie:
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Yeah if it's optional then I vote yay!

J :cool: </strong><hr></blockquote>

I have to agree with Jamie on this if its optional
post #10 of 40
No freaking no As a certified sociologist (or at least I´ll be in a couple of month) with a specialty in social differentiation I want to avoid anything creating an over- and underclass here.

User ratings are communication reducing mediums. Instead of forming your own opinion on someone based on your interest you get a very reduced "opinion" served by the "community". But that doesn´t tell why that person got the ratings he did. I could give Roger_Rightwinged zero stars because I disagree with everything he says or I could give him four stars because he is a good debater. The stars wouldn´t tell why he got it.

This is only a fraction of the reasons why we shouldn´t have stars here so please please PLEASE don´t do it.
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post #11 of 40
I'd have to say no. Too easy to start a caste system.
post #12 of 40
[quote]Originally posted by Anders:
<strong>No freaking no </strong><hr></blockquote>

i second this opinion. (and the reasoning behind it)

[ 03-09-2002: Message edited by: Stroszek ]</p>
post #13 of 40
I am for Orange and lemon prize, given by the collective of mods and admins each day. Just one orange and one lemon prize granted each day.
i think it will be more fun , and not too serious. Votes will bring to much anger in these boards.
post #14 of 40
This sounds like a dodgy idea to The Blue Meanie, who is worried about the rating he'd get from certain members, (especially those who don't like his habit of writing posts in the third person for no apparent reason). So The Blue Meanie votes "No"
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post #15 of 40
[quote]Originally posted by The Blue Meanie:
<strong>This sounds like a dodgy idea to The Blue Meanie, who is worried about the rating he'd get from certain members, (especially those who don't like his habit of writing posts in the third person for no apparent reason). So The Blue Meanie votes "No"</strong><hr></blockquote>

i like it i give you an orange prize.
post #16 of 40
Thread Starter 
Nope.
post #17 of 40
well why the hell not?

face it, there's already a class system here, everyone knows that the people with the highest post counts are the most highly regarded. of course, i and many others know that's horseshit, no offense but eman is a perfect example...he has a boatload of posts, most of which are less than one full sentence. its not exactly like reading panofsky.

at least with member ratings, the divisions are based on what people think of you and what you say, instead of how much bandwidth you've wasted.

and yes, i do realize that writing this post is an invitation to get a permanent 0 rating, by some of the post count elite around here :cool:

[ 03-09-2002: Message edited by: poor taylor ]</p>
post #18 of 40
No, absolutely not. For exactly the reasons stated by Anders.
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post #19 of 40
No. Some of UBB options can get to be too cluttery IMO. I have not been to ars technica for over 6 months now because of topic rating. It's just one more thing to do that isnt realy needed.

Posting, and just hitting add reply is awesome. Less is more in this area if you ask me.
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post #20 of 40
I don't like the ratings. It makes the UBB too cluttered.

I vote no
post #21 of 40
I wouldn't mind it. It could give people an idea of how respectable a person that responded to their post is.
post #22 of 40
No. It takes too much time to rate people.
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post #23 of 40
No
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post #24 of 40
only if once you have enough 5 star votes you can become the elite "porn star".

what's that you say? ain't gonna happen?

oh, well then i guess that means no.
post #25 of 40
I think Anders hit the nail on the head.
post #26 of 40
No, it would be useless if you can turn it off, and no for all other reasons mentioned here above
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post #27 of 40
Personally I wouldn't use it and would immediately turn it off. Just as long as it is optional, I don't care whether it's implemented or not.
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post #28 of 40
Hell no.
post #29 of 40
[quote]Originally posted by CosmoNut:
<strong>Yes, IF both of the following:

1) It could only be shown in a user's profile.
2) Individual users are given the option to turn it off.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Good suggestion.
post #30 of 40
Ill vote no, I take each post at its content value, everytime regardless of whether its someone who posts alot of garbage most of the time. It isn't necessecary, Agree with Anders
post #31 of 40
No way
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post #32 of 40
No.
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post #33 of 40
No "Ratings"
However, multiple user levels based on post count might be nice....
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post #34 of 40
The more of these things there are (ratings, photos, avatars, various signatures, karma, etc.), the more they take away from the true focus of the boards. And they easily lend themselves to abuse.

My two cents.


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post #35 of 40
As someone who posts almost entirely in Genius Bar: I am for it. I want to get little gold stars for helping out just like in kindergarden.



A lot of the time I give advice and don't get any feedback on whether the suggestion fixed the problem or not.
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post #36 of 40
My vote: No
post #37 of 40
Maybe a cut-down version would work. If enough people vote for you, you gain "trusted user" status. The text "trusted user" would appear in the the sidebar of your posts. That's it. Maybe "untrusted user" and/or "very trusted user," but that's pushing it.
post #38 of 40
NO.
post #39 of 40
[quote]Originally posted by AllInOne:
<strong>As someone who posts almost entirely in Genius Bar: I am for it. I want to get little gold stars for helping out just like in kindergarden.



A lot of the time I give advice and don't get any feedback on whether the suggestion fixed the problem or not.</strong><hr></blockquote>

nice to see you're modest
post #40 of 40
No Member "ratings."
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