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#1890445 - 05/03/12 11:44 AM An Idea.. (for the forum)
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If you've been following along with a certain post, you'll know where this is comin' from. I have an idea.. maybe it's too much to ask for but I hope not.

The idea is that maybe the software writers who programmed this site could do an update. I was thinking basically a "thumbs up/thumbs down" system identical to YouTube's. This would make it easier for people to approve or disapprove of a specific post by a specific user. It would also be easier for the mods to take action. Of course, this would take more programming but it was just a thought.. I thought it'd be useful.


Edited by lostaccato (05/03/12 11:44 AM)
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#1890451 - 05/03/12 11:52 AM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: nocturne152]
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lostaccato, many moons ago the forum used to have a "star" system wherein users could rate other users on a 5-point star scale. This created many tsunamis of controversy and bitter recriminations, and it ended up being virtually useless. We also tried later a system whereby individual threads (maybe individual posts? I can't remember) were rated, and that also caused more headaches than it helped.

Most of us who have been here during times we had ratings vs. times we didn't agree that it is better without the ratings. It's pretty easy to tell quickly whether a given post or user has any merit. wink
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#1890452 - 05/03/12 11:53 AM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: nocturne152]
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Originally Posted By: lostaccato
If you've been following along with a certain post, you'll know where this is comin' from. I have an idea.. maybe it's too much to ask for but I hope not.

The idea is that maybe the software writers who programmed this site could do an update. I was thinking basically a "thumbs up/thumbs down" system identical to YouTube's. This would make it easier for people to approve or disapprove of a specific post by a specific user. It would also be easier for the mods to take action. Of course, this would take more programming but it was just a thought.. I thought it'd be useful.
PW used to have something like that. Threads were rated. It became nasty and personal.
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#1890456 - 05/03/12 11:57 AM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: nocturne152]
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Just a thought! laugh
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#1890460 - 05/03/12 11:58 AM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: nocturne152]
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I strongly oppose the idea of a "thumbs up/thumbs down" judging of posts on this site. A similar system of rating threads and/or posts was suggested once before and opposed by almost all. We are a community of like-minded individuals sharing our interest and passion for music. The thought that each post has the potential to be "judged" on its merits and based solely on the subjective view of the individual reading it is ludicrous and leads to the kind of abuse that we need strongly to avoid.

Why do our posts need to be publicly judged and rated? Are we not intelligent enough to decide for ourselves the merits of individual threads and posts without having to rate them?

Bad idea!

Click to reveal..
Give me a thumbs down, if you will. I still say it's a bad idea.


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#1890471 - 05/03/12 12:14 PM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: nocturne152]
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I think it's an awful idea.
And not just because I'd get thumbsdown on everything. grin

(Good suggestion, bad idea.) ha

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#1890479 - 05/03/12 12:33 PM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: Mark_C]
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Originally Posted By: Mark_C

And not just because I'd get thumbsdown on everything.


lol!
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#1890492 - 05/03/12 01:02 PM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: Mark_C]
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Originally Posted By: Mark_C
I think it's an awful idea.
And not just because I'd get thumbsdown on everything. grin


Well, not everything!

Cheers!
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#1890532 - 05/03/12 02:13 PM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: nocturne152]
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#1890558 - 05/03/12 03:06 PM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: Mark_C]
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Originally Posted By: Mark_C
I think it's an awful idea.
And not just because I'd get thumbsdown on everything. grin

(Good suggestion, bad idea.) ha


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#1890561 - 05/03/12 03:12 PM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: nocturne152]
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Why on earth would we want to turn pianoworld into the awful place that youtube is? Lostaccato have you seen the comments in youtube? brrrr....

Bad idea! grin
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#1890564 - 05/03/12 03:15 PM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: Nikolas]
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i love youtube! haha
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#1890565 - 05/03/12 03:18 PM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: nocturne152]
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Originally Posted By: lostaccato
i love youtube! haha
Me too, don't get me wrong. And I use it for educational, teaching, promotional and entertainment reasons. But I've rarely commented and I find most comments obnoxious by 12 year olds who think that swearing is a way to be heard... frown
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#1890567 - 05/03/12 03:23 PM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: Nikolas]
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You gotta know where to look!
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#1890568 - 05/03/12 03:25 PM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: Nikolas]
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Originally Posted By: Nikolas
Why on earth would we want to turn pianoworld into the awful place that youtube is? Lostaccato have you seen the comments in youtube? brrrr....

Bad idea! grin


On the other hand, some sites have gotten this idea to work really well, like reddit.com.

But I agree that it wouldn't work here.

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#1890650 - 05/03/12 06:12 PM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: BruceD]
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Originally Posted By: BruceD

Why do our posts need to be publicly judged and rated? Are we not intelligent enough to decide for ourselves the merits of individual threads and posts without having to rate them?


Mark does it all the time. smile And then adds imaginary people he calls "we" to agree with him.
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#1890671 - 05/03/12 07:04 PM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: nocturne152]
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Thumbs down on this wretched idea.

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#1890693 - 05/03/12 08:06 PM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: Damon]
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Originally Posted By: Damon
Originally Posted By: BruceD

Why do our posts need to be publicly judged and rated? Are we not intelligent enough to decide for ourselves the merits of individual threads and posts without having to rate them?
Mark does it all the time. smile And then adds imaginary people he calls "we" to agree with him.

We are not amused.
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#1890707 - 05/03/12 08:40 PM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: Mark_C]
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Originally Posted By: Mark_C
Originally Posted By: Damon
Originally Posted By: BruceD

Why do our posts need to be publicly judged and rated? Are we not intelligent enough to decide for ourselves the merits of individual threads and posts without having to rate them?
Mark does it all the time. smile And then adds imaginary people he calls "we" to agree with him.

We are not amused.


But we are.

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#1890772 - 05/03/12 10:29 PM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: wr]
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But we are.

Fair enough. ha

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#1890787 - 05/03/12 10:56 PM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: nocturne152]
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Oui.
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#1890872 - 05/04/12 04:16 AM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: nocturne152]
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Edited by stores (05/04/12 04:17 AM)
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#1890977 - 05/04/12 09:39 AM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: nocturne152]
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Originally Posted By: lostaccato
This would make it easier for people to approve or disapprove of a specific post by a specific user.


There's already a feature that allows people to report problematic posts to the moderators. If you click "Notify" at the bottom of a particular post, it sends a message out to all the moderators (through email.)

I'd say that 95% of the moderator actions I take are the result of such notifications. (The other 5% are obvious stuff like advertisements, profanity and crude language, etc...)
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