Departing the Vacuousness
Started by Siz, September 16, 2011, 03:19:00 PM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on July 25, 2013, 08:18:52 PMIn Asmo's grey lump, wrath and dark clouds gather force.Luxembourg trembles.
Quote from: Recusant on September 16, 2011, 08:25:25 PMI agree with Asmodean and The Magic Pudding. When Whitney changed the software for the forum, the default settings included a peer-rating function. It was removed because it didn't add anything really useful. Quite the contrary in fact. When Whitney has time to install some custom smileys, maybe you could lobby to have some sort of approval smiley added, like or .
Quote from: Xjeepguy on September 16, 2011, 11:46:01 PMWhen my forum was still up (and still had members) I added a peer rating mod that rewarded highly ranked members with little icons that I could choose (little medals, or coins) that would display under their username. It was a more of a behavioral experiment to me than anything of value to the site. I was intrigued by how people would form cliques, argue over the points like they were money, and even call someone out for clicking like on a post of a rival right in the thread the post was in. Then I began to "award" certain members with points for general good behavior and if I felt sorry for them, and human nature strikes again. Perhaps using my forum as a social experiment is why it went bye-bye.....
Quote from: RunFromMyLife on September 17, 2011, 10:09:22 PMThis may seem like a foolish tangential suggestion, but I'll throw it out there anyway.I post on a forum that has a Thanks button rather than a Like button. Do you think a Thanks button would be beneficial or would it end up turning into a karma system similar to the Like button?
Quote from: Whitney on September 17, 2011, 10:27:35 PMI think we'd still have a problem with people complaining if they don't get a lot of thanks.
Quote from: The Magic Pudding on September 18, 2011, 03:40:44 AMQuote from: Whitney on September 17, 2011, 10:27:35 PMI think we'd still have a problem with people complaining if they don't get a lot of thanks.Do some people really complain about not being appreciated?Why don't they sit and quietly seethe like normal folk?Weirdoes, no wonder no one likes them.
Quote from: The Magic Pudding on September 16, 2011, 03:42:55 PMI don't like these things, they can become an objective in themselves, some people give their friends kudos for utterly mundane posts.