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{Vanity} Are the admins considering a comment rating system update?
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Posted on 01/16/2012 6:45:04 AM PST by Skeez

Many other forums/comment sections include a variety of rating systems (i.e. macrumors, reddit, yahoo...) I find some of these particularly helpful when navigating different posts. I often find myself scanning comments in an effort to gauge the overall sentiment of the freerepublic users on a particular story as I hold this forum in high esteem and value the opinions of those on this site. I also believe it would be nice to get feedback on our own posts, whether in the form of up-votes, thumbs, stars, etc.

Anyone else out there want some sort of simple comment rating system?


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1 posted on 01/16/2012 6:45:13 AM PST by Skeez
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To: Skeez

2 posted on 01/16/2012 6:46:47 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: Skeez

If you mean like a ‘thumbs up’ or ‘thumbs down’ type rating, then I only have one question..

Why would you want to read endless ‘vanities’ about who got too many ‘thumbs down’ or ‘no’ votes on their posts?

I’m already dealing with that on another forum.

Don’t need it here.

Besides, if it’s really that bad, the ‘mods’ will take care of it..

JMO


3 posted on 01/16/2012 6:48:09 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Skeez

Sounds like a quick route to groupthink.

Actually.


4 posted on 01/16/2012 6:48:09 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: Skeez

Don’t jack with FR.

There was a terrible attempt to cobble in social media as well a while back. But the site coders unwittingly inserted ridiculous code hooks into the pages served here...no fault, they just didn’t understand what they were opening us all up to.

So no. Leave the code alone.


5 posted on 01/16/2012 6:48:40 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Skeez
Rate this!
bookmark
6 posted on 01/16/2012 6:49:56 AM PST by uddaudd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao << >> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona)
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To: Bigh4u2

I normally am all about the latest and greatest, but it’s kind of nice the commenting system hasn’t changed since I joined FR in 2000....wow....been here for over 11 years now.

It’s a simple, effective system.


7 posted on 01/16/2012 6:50:44 AM PST by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Skeez

Just leave a positive reply...


8 posted on 01/16/2012 6:51:27 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I’m obviously not real concerned about whether people like what I have to say or not.

If they don’t like it they can bite me.


9 posted on 01/16/2012 6:53:31 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Skeez

“...Anyone else out there want some sort of simple comment rating system?...”
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No.


10 posted on 01/16/2012 6:54:07 AM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Skeez

Not sure this is a great idea.

Now the ability to edit posts, if even for 10 minutes, would be fantastic :-)


11 posted on 01/16/2012 6:56:06 AM PST by Bobalu (Newt is just the a-hole we need at a time like this)
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To: Skeez; John Robinson

I’m not particularly in favor of a rating system for replies.

However, I would like the ability to edit/delete my own replies.


12 posted on 01/16/2012 6:58:20 AM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: Bobalu

You could call the new editing feature: “Easy-Troll.”


13 posted on 01/16/2012 6:59:24 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Skeez

We already have one. If your post isn’t liked you are called every name in the book and some names that haven’t appeared in any book yet.


14 posted on 01/16/2012 6:59:38 AM PST by dforest
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To: Skeez

I understand DUmmieground now has a Peoples Court to pass disapproval on posts that trusted posters indicate they dislike.


15 posted on 01/16/2012 7:04:57 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (Whatever happened to that Amy Summerland sailing chick?)
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To: Skeez

Our ratings are in the form of replies, criticism, and those lovely ionizing ZOTS. We don’t need “click here you lazy bastard” to develop a thread. If you can’t afford to join in the conversation, just head back to Facebook groups. (Not meant as a personal attack nor anything against FB. I spend lots of time there too.)


16 posted on 01/16/2012 7:05:17 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: Skeez

IBTZ


17 posted on 01/16/2012 7:05:29 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Skeez
Anyone else out there want some sort of simple comment rating system?

No.

18 posted on 01/16/2012 7:06:18 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Skeez

No. Read yourself: “I often find myself scanning comments in an effort to gauge the overall sentiment of the freerepublic users on a particular story”. Are you proposing to change actually reading a thread with parsing an abstract number? Bad idea, in my opinion.


19 posted on 01/16/2012 7:06:50 AM PST by Moose Burger
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To: upchuck

Yeah, the “drunken post” mulligan button would be something I could use too. Seriously.


20 posted on 01/16/2012 7:08:10 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: indylindy
We already have one. If your post isn’t liked you are called every name in the book and some names that haven’t appeared in any book yet.

I like your post.

21 posted on 01/16/2012 7:11:08 AM PST by Skeez (O)
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To: Skeez
Suuure...If you want to rate a post you have to donate. It's fine just the way it is.
22 posted on 01/16/2012 7:12:54 AM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Sounds like a quick route to groupthink.

Ding, ding, ding - we have a thread winnah!

23 posted on 01/16/2012 7:13:22 AM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: Skeez

Nope.


24 posted on 01/16/2012 7:13:31 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Skeez

It would make sense if only the Classes of 97, 98, and 99 were able to “Like” something.


25 posted on 01/16/2012 7:16:20 AM PST by OwenKellogg
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To: Skeez
No, thanks.

Life is complicated enough as it is.

Leni

26 posted on 01/16/2012 7:16:54 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Skeez

There exists an informal ratings system already.

If you look out your window and see a no chrome black car with heavily tinted windows, that’s probably a sign your comment was maybe o.k. but don’t do it again.

If they spend a few minutes under the hood of your car it probably means they’re undecided. You’ll know real quick.

If your friends bring a gift for the kids to play on, say a clunker on cinder blocks, why...You move to Freeper Keeper.

Hope this helps.


27 posted on 01/16/2012 7:20:16 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Skeez

While I don’t support a “like” function on FR, I would like to suggest some kind of Facebook presence, if only to notify when FR is suffering a hack attack or whatever...


28 posted on 01/16/2012 7:25:32 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Red Badger

I understand the hesitation, but what if they didn’t the number of replies on a certain thread wasn’t shown? Would there be people saying leave it alone, or scanning for high activity posts is the easy way out, or don’t let other people influence which stories you think are the most important?

I think there is some here that want to keep things the same for the sake of being a die-hard freerepublic loyalist. Don’t get me wrong. I love this place, I just get the feeling freerepublic is sensitive to criticism. (Case in point if I’m banned for just posting this comment.)


29 posted on 01/16/2012 7:28:48 AM PST by Skeez (O)
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To: trisham

30 posted on 01/16/2012 7:39:22 AM PST by Bikkuri
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To: Skeez

No. I like FR the way it is. It’s the best on the Net.


31 posted on 01/16/2012 7:42:40 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Bikkuri

:)


32 posted on 01/16/2012 8:00:54 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham
IBTZ


33 posted on 01/16/2012 8:01:26 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!...P.S. Why did FR ZOT Frantzie?)
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To: indylindy; Skeez
We already have one. If your post isn’t liked you are called every name in the book and some names that haven’t appeared in any book yet.

Or, to quote H. Rider Haggard in King Solomon's Mines:

Good responded nobly to the tax upon his inventive faculties. Never before had I the faintest conception of the breadth and depth and heights of a naval officer's objurgatory powers. For ten minutes he went on without stopping, and he scarcely ever repeated himself.

Cheers!

35 posted on 01/16/2012 8:02:35 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Skeez

Just a guess, but adding this code to a custom programmed software system might be quite time consuming and expensive. If you send in an extra $15,000 or $20,000 to the current Freepathon you might be able to get it done.


36 posted on 01/16/2012 8:04:40 AM PST by Poser (Cogito ergo Spam - I think, therefore I ham)
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To: Skeez

I can see a lot of potential for abuse and considering how hot under the collar we get around here, which is a good thing, I think a ratings system is a bad idea.


37 posted on 01/16/2012 8:04:46 AM PST by reaganaut (If Romney is a conservative then I’m the frickin Angel Moroni.)
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To: RckyRaCoCo

LOL!


38 posted on 01/16/2012 8:06:23 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Skeez

I do miss the ‘view count’ on the Posts.

(we don’t need a ‘like’ button)


39 posted on 01/16/2012 8:09:22 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Skeez

You end up with posts posted just to get a thumbs up. It ends up being a one liner competition.


40 posted on 01/16/2012 8:35:15 AM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: Skeez

FR is slow enough as it is, much less having the bandwidth taken up by little graphical icons and tracking lines, multiplied by the hundreds of posters, lurkers and trolls that frequent this watering hole.........


41 posted on 01/16/2012 8:55:09 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: 1rudeboy
I know what, we need 'MOOSE', 'CHEESE' and 'STUNE' Buttons!........


42 posted on 01/16/2012 9:01:12 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: Skeez
This isn't "many other forums", this is Free Republic.

I hope we continue to remain unique, and above the rest.

43 posted on 01/16/2012 9:03:45 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: cripplecreek
I’m obviously not real concerned about whether people like what I have to say or not. If they don’t like it they can bite me.

Post o' the day

44 posted on 01/16/2012 9:10:20 AM PST by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God IS, and (2) God IS GOOD?)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Sounds like a quick route to groupthink.


Oh yeah. I can see it now...voting ping lists and all.


45 posted on 01/16/2012 9:10:42 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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HELL NO!

FR is (nearly) unique; it's easily the most content-rich forum I have seen. If you have something to say, you say it. You don't hide behind cutesy little icons.

It works. Don't screw it up.

46 posted on 01/16/2012 9:20:08 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: grey_whiskers
the breadth and depth and heights of a naval officer's objurgatory powers

ob·jur·gate  [ob-jer-geyt, uhb-jur-geyt] verb (used with object), -gat·ed, -gat·ing.
to reproach or denounce vehemently; upbraid harshly; berate sharply.

I learned a new word today.

Thank you.

47 posted on 01/16/2012 9:26:58 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Bigh4u2

we already have a rating system. hell, if it’s really bad other Freeprs will eat me alive.


48 posted on 01/16/2012 10:26:11 AM PST by stylin19a (obama - "FREDO" smart)
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49 posted on 01/16/2012 10:27:07 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: ArrogantBustard
I think that's one of my favorite archaic British literary quotes, along with this gem from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Red-Headed League (Sherlock Holmes story):

"Oh, if you say so, Mr. Jones, it is all right," said the stranger with deference. "Still, I confess that I miss my rubber. It is the first Saturday night for seven-and-twenty years that I have not had my rubber."

(It's even funnier when you realize that the following line *also* occurs in the same story:
"What on earth does this mean?" I ejaculated after I had twice read over the extraordinary announcement.)

But the number one obscure British literary quote is from (who else?) G.K. Chesterton's The Club of Queer Trades:

Basil smiled at me. `You didn't know,' he said, `that I had a practical brother. This is Rupert Grant, Esquire, who can and does all there is to be done. Just as I was a failure at one thing, he is a success at everything. I remember him as a journalist, a house-agent, a naturalist, an inventor, a publisher, a schoolmaster, a---what are you now, Rupert?'

`I am and have been for some time,' said Rupert, with some dignity, `a private detective, and there's my client.'

Cheers!

50 posted on 01/16/2012 10:28:44 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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