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Suggestion Above and beyond -Ratings- notation

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting / Suggestions' started by The Snark, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. The Snark

    The Snark ->The Snark and read->My Inverts and Other Pets Old Timer

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    It's just a vague thoughts right now, but something to consider and something I feel worthwhile enough to bring to the attention of @Arachnopets and @MrDeranged .

    Ratings are nice and can be of value, but for the most part are glorified Facebook 'like' clicks. (And cliques).

    But now and then, buried under the rubble and rabble there comes up a valuable post that deserves a rating that sets itself apart. Relevant, material, of significant use, well thought out, stays strictly within the specific purpose of the thread while also being a reference item: Take note here! This thread has a reference entry worth referring to!

    It's unfortunate that quality ratings are all grouped together with the trash, the circle voting, the momentary amusement posts, and the posts that just catch one's fancy at that immediate moment.
    Maybe a special rating could evolve and be applied to AB?


    To cite and exemplify, a post I stumbled on this AM:

     
    • Award Award x 1
  2. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    It's called "award"
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  3. The Snark

    The Snark ->The Snark and read->My Inverts and Other Pets Old Timer

    Agree, but unfortunately, that's shoved way back in the pack and becomes just another plonk.
     
  4. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Eh, not for me. I use it for posts I find very detailed or I just strongly agree with it.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  5. The Snark

    The Snark ->The Snark and read->My Inverts and Other Pets Old Timer

    And suppose you, Like, Agree, find it Informative, Helpful, Useful, Creative and deserving an Award?
     
  6. EulersK

    EulersK Arachnoblank Staff Member

    So, I don't quite get what you're even suggesting. Another rating? What's to stop it from just being spammed like the rest of them?
     
  7. The Snark

    The Snark ->The Snark and read->My Inverts and Other Pets Old Timer

    That's the problem. All the buttons right now are spam. There is the criteria in place of limited access depending on a persons contributions to AB but it has it's problems.

    I was thinking along the lines of the Report button, a second version or modification of it: Accolade or the like. And as in place with the Ratings, a penalty for abuse.
     
  8. The Snark

    The Snark ->The Snark and read->My Inverts and Other Pets Old Timer

    Okay, a hypothetical. Report equivalent.
    Criteria:
    -Reporting person in an echelon above basic user.
    Strictly -
    -Meets the premise and purpose of AB.
    -Meets the premise and purpose of the forum and sub forum.
    -Meets the premise and purpose of the thread.
    -Meets the criteria the public libraries use to denote it qualifies as reference material.
    and -
    -Is contributive, accurate, well worded and thought out.
    -Expands upon and offers details which become reference items.

    Upon meeting all of the above, the post gets a Star and if possible a mention as we all get in New Posts. The thread itself gets some sort of notation that it contains a starred entry.
     
  9. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Moderator Staff Member

    The easiest way to accomplish that, IMO, would be to limit the frequency with which a member could assign that rating (maybe once per day or once per week).
     
  10. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Well that actually sounds kind of interesting then..