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What do you think of a system allowing DDF posts to be rated?

DDF really needs a wiki
16 (38.1%)
It would be awesome!
0 (0%)
I'm interested in trying it out.
8 (19%)
I'm undecided.
4 (9.5%)
It would suck.
8 (19%)
Just leave the forums as is.
6 (14.3%)

Total Members Voted: 42

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Would you benefit from a post rating system on DDF?
« on: May 16, 2011, 06:18:09 PM »
Imagine DDF had a system (e.g. this one) where you can rate every post you read, you can then filter posts by their ratings to only see posts with higher ratings.

Since SMF doesn't (yet) have a proper wiki system, I was thinking something like this would help prioritize posts with pertinent information so that people don't drown in those 25+ page threads. I really think this would make the forums much more navigable.

Mods, would this even (possibly) be feasible?
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Re: Would you benefit from a post rating system on DDF?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2011, 08:22:26 PM »
It would also cut most topics in half simply by eliminating the +1 posts

lol, you're right.
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Re: Would you benefit from a post rating system on DDF?
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2011, 09:37:01 PM »
On the help page looks like that have Wiki, http://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Profile

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Re: Would you benefit from a post rating system on DDF?
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2011, 09:59:51 PM »
I like this idea.

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Re: Would you benefit from a post rating system on DDF?
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2011, 10:01:40 PM »
i think it would be very helpful in navigating this site. When i started i was very interested in the citi aa cards but it was hard to get good info cause that thread was so cluttered with useless posts

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Re: Would you benefit from a post rating system on DDF?
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2011, 10:06:59 PM »
Mods, would this even (possibly) be feasible?
No idea, but if you find a mod that does that feel free to post and I'll pass it on to Eli.
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Re: Would you benefit from a post rating system on DDF?
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2011, 10:18:24 PM »
No idea, but if you find a mod that does that feel free to post and I'll pass it on to Eli.

Didn't you see the link in the OP? That was from a cursory Google search, there might be others too.

What do you think about the idea in general?
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Re: Would you benefit from a post rating system on DDF?
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2011, 10:30:33 PM »
one major problem with the idea is that in a lot of threads the discussion is sequential and not having it in order would render it unreadable
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Re: Would you benefit from a post rating system on DDF?
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2011, 11:03:06 PM »
one major problem with the idea is that in a lot of threads the discussion is sequential and not having it in order would render it unreadable

That's why nested/hierarchical conversations would be great, but I didn't find an SMF mod for that.
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Re: Would you benefit from a post rating system on DDF?
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2011, 11:07:42 PM »
Didn't you see the link in the OP? That was from a cursory Google search, there might be others too.

What do you think about the idea in general?
I see it now, I was on my phone when I first read this thread.

Another issue is the same we had with with karma in the old days.
Someone gets angry at someone else and will downgrade all of his posts and then vice versa.

A wiki is what we really need, but I have yet to see a stable wiki mod.
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Re: Would you benefit from a post rating system on DDF?
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2011, 12:27:40 AM »
Someone gets angry at someone else and will downgrade all of his posts and then vice versa.

The human condition... SMH

Maybe there's a mod (for this mod) to mitigate that :P

A wiki is what we really need, but I have yet to see a stable wiki mod.

At least you agree on that. Any chance we can migrate from SMF? Or what we'll gain with added features will be cancelled out by new bugs/issues?

Notice that no one only voted 'it would be awesome', they all also voted 'we need a wiki'.
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Re: Would you benefit from a post rating system on DDF?
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2011, 01:45:48 AM »
seems like ddf is immune to the 2 browser trick :D

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Re: Would you benefit from a post rating system on DDF?
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2011, 02:37:10 AM »
seems like ddf is immune to the 2 browser trick :D

Cheaters never prosper.

I think we're (all 22 votes are) doing good so far, 15 not-opposed vs. 7 opposed... It's really more of a point I'm trying to make. DDF could use improvement in this one department.

Looks like either no indecisive people here, or indecisive DDF'ers don't vote :D
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Re: Would you benefit from a post rating system on DDF?
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2011, 02:49:45 AM »
I think we're (all 22 votes are) doing good so far, 15 not-opposed vs. 7 opposed.

It'd be more convincing if you framed it as "15 in favor".

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Re: Would you benefit from a post rating system on DDF?
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2011, 02:52:12 AM »
It'd be more convincing if you framed it as "15 in favor".

How about 15 at least curious. I'm trying to be (seem?) objective here ;)
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