suggestion: add an evaluation system to our forum

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by bl21, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. bl21
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    every member can have rights to give positive or negative evaluation to other members for their activities at forum. then some amount of positive evaluation can raise the level of that member regardless of how many posts he has. I think members who offer more help to others are deserved to a higher forum level.
     
  2. thegame07

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    i dont think that would work because all it would take is for somebody to have a laugh and give us all a low rating.
     
  3. tshu

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    It wouldn't work, because my rating would get so high that it would break the forum, and possibly the internet.
     
  4. Opium

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    It's a nice idea but would be horrible to police. I'm sure it would be abused quite a lot.

    It also makes everything here a bit more complicated [​IMG]
     
  5. TheStump

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    plus Opium would start paying people for high ranks again. [​IMG]

    plus, +1 to tshu's post.
     
  6. fluffykiwi

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    Personally I feel this is a bad idea.

    The forums I visit with a similar system seem obsessed with the ratings. Instead of a normal posts they seem to end up with wonderful comments like "+1", " this is a repost, everyone should -1", etc. Plus as mentioned people do give bad ratings to everyone else for a laugh.

    As a result they are not much fun to visit for a browse and a good read.
     
  7. deufeufeu

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    This system could work well :
    Every user starts with a given amount of points
    Every month (or week) you get a little refill of points
    You can give points to others and they are taken from yours.
    Beside your avatar is displayed your number of points and the number of point given in a month (or a week).
    In this way, you can't take points from someone, you can't give too much, if you keep all your point people will see it and give you nothing.
     
  8. bl21
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    great ideas. plus i think higher level member can have more points to give.
     
  9. Psyfira

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    Dumb idea. It's just an ego boost for the person being rated, no-one'll pay any attention to it when reading posts, it's too easy to abuse and it won't benefit the forum at all.
     
  10. mthrnite

    mthrnite So it goes.

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    I agree with every individual letter of Psyfira's assesment.

    Idea is double-plus ungood.
     
  11. GameGeezer

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    Not a good idea. It would work in a perfect world but the world is not perfect. Some troll would come into the forums and downgrade every user who disagreed with his rants and would create an administrative nightmare. I think this kind of thing should be left to the discretion of the admins and moderators.


    ...that and the part about tshu breaking the internet [​IMG]
     
  12. deufeufeu

    deufeufeu GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I might add that I find this kind of stuff quite void. But I was just giving what could be a working system just for the sake of it...
     
  13. Veho

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    How about if you allow only one vote a day? Or some similar limit. That would ensure the vote, be it positive or negative, would be thought through, and also that a single troll couldn't degrade the standing of everyone who disagrees with their ranting.

    An evaluation system would be a good way for people to see if someone is a troll on the verge of being banned, or a helpful member of the forum. And with this many people, a single malevolent troll wouldn't be able to affect the trend of positive votes for a popular individual. Or the other way around, one annoying spammer voting for another annoying spammer won't be able to affect the general trend of giving that spammer negative votes.

    Oh, and Tshu's vote count would be set to "a lot" without keeping score, to prevent the actual file containing the number of his positive votes exceeding disk space on GBATEMP servers.
     
  14. bl21
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    i just thought good members here should get higher credit and better reputation in the forum. and the system should works well under some limitations.
     
  15. dice

    dice pansy-ass ex-staff member

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    I myself dont help others for credit
     
  16. Costello

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  17. mthrnite

    mthrnite So it goes.

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    Hey Costello!
    Really love your new sig!!!!oneoneoneoneoneoneone11111111
     
  18. dice

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    oh the irony

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  19. jumpman17

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    I have never understood the karma post system.

    OMG! That is an amazing post, I'm gonna give him plus points.
    or
    OMG! That guy is the noobz for posting LOL, minus points!

    Then we, the readers see their total score...

    A member says Barbie's Homeland Security is the greatest game ever and we think, yeah right. BUT WAIT! Their karma level is high, I guess their opinion is right then so I must agree because he has a plus rating!

    On the other side, I don't need a meter telling me someone is an idiot when all I have to do is read their post saying something like "Where are the ROMz? I can't find them anywhere. I just got the internets yesterday and there are too many series of tubes to look in!"
     
  20. AshuraZro

    AshuraZro Belongs in a museum.

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    I thought the internet was a truck?