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I have two questions about this new site

 
 
Mame
 
Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 06:58 pm
1. Why not have a Next Post button to click instead of scrolling?

2. Why have thresholds at all? Why have thumbs up or down? Why not just have a Collapse Thread button so no one gets rated?
 
martybarker
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 07:02 pm
@Mame,
That's actually 4 questions. I just wanted to beat Gus to the punch on that one. Sorry Mame.
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 07:06 pm
@Mame,
Quote:
Why not have a Next Post button to click instead of scrolling?


There actually was a next button system in the design that didn't make the launch cut.
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yitwail
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 07:09 pm
@Mame,
Mame wrote:
2. Why have thresholds at all? Why have thumbs up or down? Why not just have a Collapse Thread button so no one gets rated?

or an ignore thread button, as i suggested in the PMS thread. don't have to eliminate thumbs down either, but reserve it to indicate disapproval.
Thomas
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 07:30 pm
@yitwail,
Huh? We do have an ignore button. It's on each user's profile page, right below their avatars.
old europe
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 07:37 pm
@Thomas,
Pssst Thomas... That's an IGNORE USER button... not an IGNORE THREAD button....
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hamburger
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 07:37 pm
@Thomas,
i hit thomas' "ignore button" and was promptly kicked into my behind !
(kidding , just kidding - thomas might decide to retaliate and hit my "ignore button" and i'll have to live with it forever !) .
hbg
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Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 07:41 pm
@Mame,
Watch out - you will be accused of whining if you keep up that second question. Certainly, my inquiries into that area were received that way in other threads.

Cycloptichorn
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 07:45 pm
@Cycloptichorn,
I bet she won't unless she's also rude and abrasive about it. I think it's all the emoting that's off putting, not the opinion itself.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 07:48 pm
@yitwail,
Quote:
an ignore thread button


that seems like an option that's less emotionally freighted. nice.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 08:02 pm
I wonder about people who join the site to play word games or that sort of thing and don't see anything or only see threads with a lot of negative clicks. Do they just go away?

When someone joins do they see all the threads or do they see that little "below threshold" message?
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 08:08 pm
@boomerang,
they get the "below threshold", and while they can click it and use it they will get the message that this is the sort of thing that is not wanted here. They will then usually go someplace where they feel more welcome. Those who keep claiming that everything is still possible with the voting system miss the important point, the change is software will greatly change the culture here over time, and from what I can see most definitely not for the better. This soft wear has killed what made a2k special, and instead of preparing a2k for future greater use is will instead serve the function of killing it off. Though this will take a good bit of time to accomplish.
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 08:13 pm
@hawkeye10,
Quote:
Though this will take a good bit of time to accomplish.


Which explains why hawkeye will stick around to watch it die. See, it may not seem like it when it grows over the next few years. But he's still right and the community is dead, and just won't know it yet. Rolling Eyes
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 08:13 pm
hawkeye10 wrote:
they get the "below threshold", and while they can click it and use it they will get the message that this is the sort of thing that is not wanted here.
only if they sort by Most Votes...
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 08:15 pm
@Region Philbis,
Actually it happens with any sort, and the preference for the collapse threshold is what changes that.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 08:20 pm
@Robert Gentel,
oh right.
i set mine for no collapsing, and proceeded to forget there was such a feature...
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 08:26 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Appears, but by design far down the list, thus indicating its low standing (IE is not wanted) and as I recall the default is to collapse, which makes one feel like they are clicking on porn...again making it very clear that this is not the sort of thing that is wanted.

You can argue till you're blue about how we should go after what we want and not care about the numbers, but humans don't generally work like that. We pick community based upon were we feel comfortable, where other care about the same things that we do, we we feel valued.
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 08:35 pm
@hawkeye10,
Quote:
I recall the default is to collapse, which makes one feel like they are clicking on porn


I think you are projecting an awful lot. Put it this way, it certainly doesn't feel that way for me.

Quote:

You can argue till you're blue about...


I'll pass. I can live with you thinking something completely different and have no particular interest in wasting that much time trying to convince you.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 08:39 pm
@hawkeye10,
Please don't use my post to validate your bizarre fears.

I don't care that much about the voting thing.

I have some unpopular opinions too, we all do, but I guess I'm able to present them in a way that doesn't make everyone angry.

So it goes.
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 08:54 pm
@boomerang,
the post that i responded to indicates that you do care about voting, you cared enough to ask the question. You can try to walk away from your post now that you are aware that it ties into a point that I have been making that you don't want to hear, but you can't succeed.

 

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