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Ratings Idea

Posted by Larkfellow [send private reply] at May 22, 2001, 05:28:06 PM

This is just a stupid little idea to toss around.... What about a sort of 'ratings' system. Where users can rate other users... hopefully the ratings given would be based upon the quality of the messages/responses they post. Only problem is that it would have to be used.... responsibly otherwise everybody will end up with lower ratings... a way to help discurage this would be allowing members to see who rated them and what rating they were given.. But then again maybe that is what should be avoided as well for the same reason. Only thing that would have to be enforced is not allowing a user to rate themselves. (Or maybe just have a rating system for the posts themselves like on /. ) The thing that can be gained by this is allowing users/members (whatever you want to call us) to easily tell what would be consided (by the users/members) a good post or reliable user. Other than that, just for fun.

BTW, thinking more along the lines of like 1-5 stars or some other 'object' rather than a ladder type system. But that's only obvious.

Posted by taubz [send private reply] at May 22, 2001, 05:34:52 PM

Why does that help anyone?

- taubz

Posted by gian [send private reply] at May 22, 2001, 05:41:01 PM

Like sourceforge? I think if it's not too hard to implement (Which I think it could be), it would be a very good idea. It would encourage people not to post silly flames or anything like that.

Posted by Larkfellow [send private reply] at May 22, 2001, 05:41:56 PM

Well, if used responsibly then users get an idea at least of which words to put more weight into. But again, other than that it's probably something just for fun *shrugs*

Posted by lordaerom [send private reply] at May 22, 2001, 06:23:52 PM

The userbase isn't large enough to make this worth anything =]

Posted by taubz [send private reply] at May 22, 2001, 10:42:02 PM

And we don't have much of a problem with flames.

Posted by Larkfellow [send private reply] at May 22, 2001, 11:49:52 PM

Okay. Here's an idea then, that would encourage people to post more... people get 'points' for a post (lose points if admin have to remove the post for a flame, or troll etc). And also get points for submitting news, links, articals, and the like. I know it's another pointless feature. But at least it would give people some encouragement to post more frequently, submit news. Or whatnot. Perhaps having a user's points next to their name in a post or something.

And Gain. This idea wouldn't help anybody in piticular. Just get something to get people posting more often.

I realize these are just stupid little features and everything. But I'm trying to get some suggestions from people And hopefully, getting a more active site.

Posted by Psion [send private reply] at May 23, 2001, 06:58:45 PM

My idea of TPU really doesn't include much content on a site. It's not centered around a web site at all. This organization should (I think) just serve as a way for programmers to get in touch, and it should help them communicate.

Posted by gian [send private reply] at May 24, 2001, 02:08:27 AM

Larkfellow: Are you dyslexic?
Gain... Gian... see the difference? Obviously not.

Posted by Larkfellow [send private reply] at May 24, 2001, 11:55:20 AM

Thank you gian, but yes I am dyslexic. :(

Posted by taubz [send private reply] at May 24, 2001, 12:45:40 PM

Going back two posts, IMO TPU should have also links and small bits of information that can help people find the information they're looking for, in addition to the communications end....

- taubz

Posted by RedX [send private reply] at May 24, 2001, 03:07:53 PM

Instead of just using numbers: use ranks. For example: 0-10 points: beginner, 11-100: average user, 100-500 Advanced user, more than 500: elite.

RedX

Posted by gian [send private reply] at May 25, 2001, 05:07:05 PM

Larkfellow: I apologise, it's not nice to make fun of those sort of things, even when they could just be typos.

Posted by gian [send private reply] at May 25, 2001, 05:07:25 PM

Not elite, l33t :-)

Posted by RedX [send private reply] at May 26, 2001, 05:20:24 PM

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RedX
(It started as a man, but for some reason the spaces are compressed so it got messed up and this is the result after a few edits.)

Posted by CHollman82 [send private reply] at June 11, 2001, 11:31:58 AM

Yes, very good idea (the second one). People would end up competing with each other which would give this site a much needed boost of content. Implement this idea Gian, or Psion, or Taubz or whoever.

Posted by taubz [send private reply] at June 11, 2001, 02:49:28 PM

Do you ever say please? As if anyone really listens to you anyway...

Posted by lordaerom [send private reply] at June 11, 2001, 06:24:14 PM

I know I don't!

Posted by gian [send private reply] at June 12, 2001, 02:11:27 AM

Oh, he suggested me.... Psion, maybe I would implement this if you gave me some ADMIN PRIVS!

Posted by Psion [send private reply] at June 12, 2001, 06:19:15 AM

Maybe if you learned to write better I could trust you to have a hand in any permanent text on the site! :-D

Posted by gian [send private reply] at June 13, 2001, 12:30:30 AM

Write better, thhhbt. How about once you've finished invading poland, you realize that spelling is a small and petty thing in the grand scheme of things...

Posted by sphinX [send private reply] at June 13, 2001, 12:33:04 AM

Yes, gian, you don't exactly possess the creme de le creme of eloquence. I'm sure, however, that your communication could be improved if it weren't for your continual battle with CHollman82. Although, it does add some flavour to the boards, and has managed to amuse me on a number of occassions :-)

Posted by gian [send private reply] at June 13, 2001, 12:43:50 AM

#include <bitchlots.h>

if(Psion != InvadingPoland)
{
Be_Petty_About_Gians_English("lots");
}

Posted by gian [send private reply] at June 13, 2001, 12:53:45 AM

Often, it is simply that I'm not concentrating while I am posting, if I were to correct that... Psion could stop using that wafer-thin excuse! I'm top of my class in english (not that this counts for much, but it shows that I'm not a complete idiot), so stop your complaining!

Posted by sphinX [send private reply] at June 13, 2001, 04:10:09 PM

I was not making an attack on you, merely voicing my amusement at the topic of conversation on these boards :-) I don't concentrate when I type either, too much other stuff to think about. And, as for the InvadingPoland constant, is that actually defined in the bitchlots.h file? Or is part of stdio ;-))

Posted by gian [send private reply] at June 13, 2001, 10:39:30 PM

Yuuurg... Psion... No messages are being marked again, and my messages are not turning up...

Posted by AngelOD [send private reply] at June 14, 2001, 01:50:50 AM

Apart from a period where I couldn't access the boards because of some SQL error, I haven't had any problems at all.. :)

Posted by gian [send private reply] at June 14, 2001, 03:11:44 AM

No, Psion and I tracked it down once before (It took all bloody morning!) to some sort of caching thing that IE does. I thought Psion put in so no cache tags, but that can't have been the problem...

Posted by gian [send private reply] at June 14, 2001, 03:13:25 AM

sphinX: Good to hear it, and I actually meant that Psion could stop his bloody complaining. I love that word... bloody. It's such a descriptive term, and then I realize that it is confined to the southern regions of the planet.

Posted by Psion [send private reply] at June 14, 2001, 07:52:29 AM

gian.... change your cache settings to compare with network document every time. If you already have it set to that, I don't know what to say.

Posted by gian [send private reply] at June 14, 2001, 03:21:44 PM

Yeah, it is already on it... I don't know either, I say we just blame Microsoft, as everone does... although, I think we need a new scapegoat, how about... Corel! They bought out Borland, they released a cheap knock-off of Redhat linux, and they made a very, very cheap knock off of Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator!
I blame Corel.

Posted by sphinX [send private reply] at June 15, 2001, 06:39:23 AM

I'm using IE 5.5 and my cache is set to Automatic and I've had absolutely no problems with cacheing. As for the locality of the word 'bloody', it originated in Britain, and was then adopted by the half-wit Australians and sheep-loving New Zealanders :-) Just kidding..I have nothing against either...I have to live with them :-)

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