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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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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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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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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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6 posted on 01/16/2012 6:49:56 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (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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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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“...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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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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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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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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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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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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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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