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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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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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