Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad) Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Yamaha CP4 Rebate
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
148 registered (36251, Almaviva, Albunea, accordeur, AllanH, 38 invisible), 1712 Guests and 12 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1890445 - 05/03/12 11:44 AM An Idea.. (for the forum)
nocturne152 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/21/12
Posts: 447
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)
_________________________
"The instrument should be your needle, and the music should be your addiction."

- Oscar Peterson

Top
Piano & Music Gifts & Accessories (570)
Piano accessories and music gift items
#1890451 - 05/03/12 11:52 AM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: nocturne152]
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17855
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
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
_________________________
Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

Top
#1890452 - 05/03/12 11:53 AM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: nocturne152]
gooddog Online   content
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/08/08
Posts: 4932
Loc: Seattle area, WA
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.
_________________________
Best regards,

Deborah

Top
#1890456 - 05/03/12 11:57 AM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: nocturne152]
nocturne152 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/21/12
Posts: 447
Just a thought! laugh
_________________________
"The instrument should be your needle, and the music should be your addiction."

- Oscar Peterson

Top
#1890460 - 05/03/12 11:58 AM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: nocturne152]
BruceD Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 18680
Loc: Victoria, BC
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.


Regards,
_________________________
BruceD
- - - - -
Estonia 190

Top
#1890471 - 05/03/12 12:14 PM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: nocturne152]
Mark_C Online   content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/11/09
Posts: 20035
Loc: New York
I think it's an awful idea.
And not just because I'd get thumbsdown on everything. grin

(Good suggestion, bad idea.) ha

Top
#1890479 - 05/03/12 12:33 PM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: Mark_C]
nocturne152 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/21/12
Posts: 447
Originally Posted By: Mark_C

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


lol!
_________________________
"The instrument should be your needle, and the music should be your addiction."

- Oscar Peterson

Top
#1890492 - 05/03/12 01:02 PM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: Mark_C]
BruceD Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 18680
Loc: Victoria, BC
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!
_________________________
BruceD
- - - - -
Estonia 190

Top
#1890532 - 05/03/12 02:13 PM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: nocturne152]
Ralph Online   content
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/09/01
Posts: 1350
Loc: Delaware (slower/lower)
_________________________
Do or do not. There is no try.

Top
#1890558 - 05/03/12 03:06 PM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: Mark_C]
Plowboy Offline

2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/26/08
Posts: 2489
Loc: SoCal
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


thumb
_________________________
Gary

Top
#1890561 - 05/03/12 03:12 PM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: nocturne152]
Nikolas Online   content
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 5703
Loc: Europe
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
_________________________
http://www.musica-ferrum.com

Top
#1890564 - 05/03/12 03:15 PM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: Nikolas]
nocturne152 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/21/12
Posts: 447
i love youtube! haha
_________________________
"The instrument should be your needle, and the music should be your addiction."

- Oscar Peterson

Top
#1890565 - 05/03/12 03:18 PM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: nocturne152]
Nikolas Online   content
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 5703
Loc: Europe
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
_________________________
http://www.musica-ferrum.com

Top
#1890567 - 05/03/12 03:23 PM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: Nikolas]
nocturne152 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/21/12
Posts: 447
You gotta know where to look!
_________________________
"The instrument should be your needle, and the music should be your addiction."

- Oscar Peterson

Top
#1890568 - 05/03/12 03:25 PM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: Nikolas]
beet31425 Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/12/09
Posts: 3921
Loc: Bay Area, CA
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.

-J
_________________________
Beethoven op.111 first movement -- Goldberg Variations (so far: -->V8)

Top
#1890650 - 05/03/12 06:12 PM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: BruceD]
Damon Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/22/06
Posts: 6370
Loc: St. Louis area
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.
_________________________
It's been scientifically proven that Horowitz sucks.

Top
#1890671 - 05/03/12 07:04 PM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: nocturne152]
wr Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/23/07
Posts: 8247
Thumbs down on this wretched idea.

Top
#1890693 - 05/03/12 08:06 PM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: Damon]
Mark_C Online   content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/11/09
Posts: 20035
Loc: New York
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.
_________________________
"Everything I say is my opinion, including the facts." :-)

Top
#1890707 - 05/03/12 08:40 PM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: Mark_C]
wr Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/23/07
Posts: 8247
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.

Top
#1890772 - 05/03/12 10:29 PM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: wr]
Mark_C Online   content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/11/09
Posts: 20035
Loc: New York
Originally Posted By: wr
But we are.

Fair enough. ha

Top
#1890787 - 05/03/12 10:56 PM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: nocturne152]
Piano*Dad Online   content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/12/05
Posts: 10517
Loc: Williamsburg, VA
Oui.
_________________________
Grotrian 192 #156455

https://www.youtube.com/user/dhfeld/videos

Top
#1890872 - 05/04/12 04:16 AM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: nocturne152]
stores Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/28/09
Posts: 6648
Loc: Here, as opposed to there
wee


Edited by stores (05/04/12 04:17 AM)
_________________________

"And if we look at the works of J.S. Bach — a benevolent god to which all musicians should offer a prayer to defend themselves against mediocrity... -Debussy

"It's ok if you disagree with me. I can't force you to be right."

♪ ≠ $


Top
#1890977 - 05/04/12 09:39 AM Re: An Idea.. (for the forum) [Re: nocturne152]
Kreisler Offline



Registered: 11/27/02
Posts: 13825
Loc: Iowa City, IA
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...)
_________________________
"If we continually try to force a child to do what he is afraid to do, he will become more timid, and will use his brains and energy, not to explore the unknown, but to find ways to avoid the pressures we put on him." (John Holt)

www.pianoped.com
www.youtube.com/user/UIPianoPed

Top

Moderator:  Brendan, Kreisler 
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
Composer Statuettes
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Pianists with composers' whole piano works under their belts
by Svenno
46 minutes 42 seconds ago
Prokofiev Concerto No. 3 under Christos Papageorgiou
by Nikolas
Today at 03:52 PM
Comfortable fingering in Rachmaninoff's Op.32 No.10?
by Flo S
Today at 03:20 PM
VISIBLE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HAMBURG & NY STEINWAYS
by MICHAEL122
Today at 03:08 PM
Roland rp401r
by Covfam73
Today at 02:49 PM
What's Hot!!
New Forum for Selling Your Products or Services
--------------------
Historic Piano Documents
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Forum Stats
79,054 Registered Members
44 Forums
163,561 Topics
2,399,975 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission