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Oh Boy! Popularity contests, already.

 
 
DrewDad
 
  2  
Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 01:27 pm
There's a benefit to voting down; the topic or post disappears from your view.

Haven't seen much benefit to voting up, though.

So, screw you guys, I'm voting you down.
mismi
 
  1  
Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 01:28 pm
@CalamityJane,
Taking me some time too...it's better now Jane...I still find myself wondering where everyone went...

and what you said is true...Maybe I should just click my own thumbs down until it just doesn't matter anymore Wink
Rockhead
 
  2  
Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 01:30 pm
@mismi,
Don't bother Missy, unless Craven decides to allow negative numbers, I wll level off at zero.

Popularity is for the shallow.
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Rockhead
 
  -1  
Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 01:30 pm
@mismi,
Don't bother Missy, unless Craven decides to allow negative numbers, I wll level off at zero.

Popularity is for the shallow.

(damn I hate no delete, it may cost me a keyboard soon)
CalamityJane
 
  1  
Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 01:32 pm
@mismi,
Yes, mismi - besides, the bad girls aren't disliked at all Wink
JPB
 
  2  
Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 01:33 pm
@Rockhead,
I just gave you a thumbs up for the shallowness comment and a thumbs down for the double post. The second post disappeared from view and the scoring is a wash. That's about the only reason I can foresee using the thumbs down on a post -- to hide a duplicate from view.
Letty
 
  1  
Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 01:33 pm
@mismi,
Rog, I don't care for the rating system either. I recall when I became a member of the Realm, I told Craven that I was happy that there were no "valuables" or "not valuables".

As Friar Laurence observed in Romeo and Juliet:

There is no herb however bad that doesn't contain some good, and vice versa.

That's a paraphrase, incidentally
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mismi
 
  4  
Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 01:36 pm
@JPB,
Nah...I am just willy nilly clicking thumbs up..it's definitely not a popularity contest for me...I am just spreading the love. But I do expect you to click the thumbs up on mine...just so you know.
JPB
 
  1  
Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 01:36 pm
@mismi,
your wish is my command
mismi
 
  2  
Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 01:40 pm
@JPB,
Thank you JPB - I am very shallow.. That relieves me of the effort of having to think too deeply Wink We all have our comfort zones Razz
mismi
 
  1  
Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 01:42 pm
@mismi,
dammit...the delete button is a problem...I have to think more before posting willy nilly now. Clicking thumbs up willy nilly is one thing...posting idiotic things is another. oh hell.

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edgarblythe
 
  1  
Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 01:50 pm
@blueveinedthrobber,
Hey. How come you are blueveined throbber again?
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mismi
 
  1  
Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 02:42 pm
@JPB,
I have been being having a good time with all of this...I see where it can be a problem though...it could be a problem...like I said, I am just going to hope for the best.
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Craven de Kere
 
  2  
Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 03:16 pm
@DrewDad,
Most of the benefits will only come with scale. For example, if you are just changing a number on the screen it's pretty pointless. However with enough data better things can happen. For example it can be part of a weighed algorithm against sock puppetry.
DrewDad
 
  1  
Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 03:23 pm
@Craven de Kere,
I get that there will be benefits. Interesting and/or informative threads will bob to the top.

I was posting in opposition to those "I'll never be negative" folks.
mismi
 
  1  
Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 03:25 pm
@DrewDad,
I just gave you a thumbs down. Wink So much for never being negative
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roger
 
  1  
Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 03:27 pm
@Craven de Kere,
Quote:
sock puppetry
? Sounds like something I should be against.
old europe
 
  1  
Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 03:31 pm
@roger,
http://i35.tinypic.com/2rncu9x.jpg
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ossobuco
 
  1  
Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 03:31 pm
This link works now (Craven on voting) -

http://able2know.org/topic/120756-1
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Craven de Kere
 
  1  
Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 03:37 pm
@DrewDad,
I know, and I think you pointed out the big difference between this rating system and the others they have experience with: this one does more than just change a number and will serve a greater purpose.

You pointed out a good one in the form of the negative vote, that the topic or post is actually then removed for you. And I was just saying that the positive vote is one whose benefit will become more apparent with scale.
 

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