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"Disklike" button

Discussion in 'The Swarm Lounge' started by forensicbuzz, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. forensicbuzz

    forensicbuzz Helluva Engineer

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    what say you make us an "dislike" button?;) Or maybe a "disagree" button. I know there's many times I think the post shouldn't stand unchallenged, but don't have the time or the inclination to really enter the fray. If you have a "disagree" button, maybe it could have a running total next to it so posters can see just how "troll-like" everyone else thinks they are.
     
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  2. John

    John Peacekeeper Staff Member

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    Let's just say that this functionality exists, has been tested, and discussed among the moderators; just been afraid to pull the trigger due to potential... issues it may cause.
     
  3. forensicbuzz

    forensicbuzz Helluva Engineer

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    Keep discussing it. We'd at least know who thinks we're full of it. I've got thick skin...how 'bout you? I like "disagree" better than "dislike" anyhow.
     
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  4. John

    John Peacekeeper Staff Member

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    Going to split this off into a new thread. :)

    The feature that exists right now but not yet enabled is more of a "reputation" system. We can add custom ratings and each rating has to have a positive, neutral, or negative attribute. Over the course of time, every active member will have built a reputation comprising how other members have rated their posts. Once enabled, there is no way to opt-out of being rated other than to never post at all.

    This is a list of ratings that the mods came up with along with which attribute to associate with each. We can have something as simple as "Like/Dislike(/Disagree)" or something more detailed like:
    • Like
    • Dislike
    • Agree
    • Disagree
    • Confused
    • Funny
    • Winner
    • Informative
    • Off-Topic
    So I'll just open it up to the floor for discussion.
     
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  5. Peacone36

    Peacone36 ACCBasketballReport.com Contributing Writer

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    Awesome idea on the reputation rating. On a board like this I think for the most part we all know what we are.
     
  6. OldJacketFan

    OldJacketFan Helluva Engineer

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    I like the more detailed list. Will y'all start from scratch or incorporate existing "likes"?
     
  7. OldJacketFan

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    One other thing you might want to incorporate is an optional drop down to allow a poster to input a brief reason why they are using a specific rating. That would allow the poster to do a bit more than just saying yea, nay or maybe. Or if all they wanted to do is make a simple rating they could still do that.
     
  8. forensicbuzz

    forensicbuzz Helluva Engineer

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  9. jeffgt14

    jeffgt14 We Suck

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    I may be in the minority but there's a reason this doesn't exist on social media platforms or most any other forums out there. It just adds something out there to possibly stir up arguments and I'm not sure it would bring much benefit to anything.

    Also, problem with a rating system using dislikes is it may prevent people from posting a certain argument they may have against a game/player/etc. that obviously would be against what most others here believe because they wouldn't want the negative "hit" on their reputation. You can also run into scenarios such as someone posting about a player/recruit getting hurt like Jaylend Ratliff did. People obviously won't like the post but they may dislike it because that would be the appropriate response and it would end up giving a negative rating on someone's reputation as well.

    A disagree button may be acceptable/useful however.
     
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  10. forensicbuzz

    forensicbuzz Helluva Engineer

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    To me, the purpose for the "like" button is so the thread doesn't become cluttered with "+1"; "+1000"; "me too"; etc. If someone posts something that I agree with, I "like" it. It'd be the same for me with "dislike", but I see much possibility for abuse. That's kinda why I threw out "disagree". This seems less likely to instigate antagonistic behavior, but leaves it open for discussion, or not. I would bet there would be many, many posts that had equal "likes" and "disagrees".
     
  11. bat_082994

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    The disagree button sounds like the best option to me. Just echoing what was said earlier, but I too could see a possibility of abuse in whatever you add
     
  12. IronJacket7

    IronJacket7 Helluva Engineer

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    Is there a way to use all of these?
     
  13. Eric

    Eric Retired Co-Founder Staff Member

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    I agree.
     
  14. kg01

    kg01 Get-Bak! Coach Featured Member

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    Sounds cool on paper ( :D "on paper"), but every site I'm aware of that used 'dislike' functions quickly deteriorated to madness.
     
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  15. IronJacket7

    IronJacket7 Helluva Engineer

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    DISAGREE
    have or express a different opinion.

    synonyms:challenge, oppose, contradict, take issue with.
     
  16. awbuzz

    awbuzz Helluva Engineer

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    I "liked" it and agree.

    While I think the other options would be interesting, not sure that the value they'd bring would not be more than offset by potential distraction/misuse/limiting a rebuttal/ etc. because folks would be concerned about their scored reputation.
    JMO... :)
     
  17. IronJacket7

    IronJacket7 Helluva Engineer

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    Many will disagree with me but I say have all the options that John listed. I like the idea of simply showing a response with one click. I personally think it "could" cut down on arguments.
     
  18. collegeballfan

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    Leave it alone. If it ain't broke, don't fix it! And guys, it ain't broke.
     
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  19. IronJacket7

    IronJacket7 Helluva Engineer

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    See. Perfect example of when we need a button to express that collegeballfan is wrong. ;)
     
  20. TampaBuzz

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    I would keep it simple and avoid a "reputation" system. I see a number of webpages that have thumb up/thumb down buttons. Something like that seems more than adequate to me. We see enough emoticons in here to cover the things listed in your detailed concept.
     
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