Thumbs Up Thumbs Down System

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by 5%, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. 5%
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    Yay or nay?

    It would be convenient for those who agree or disagree with a post but he/she is too tired/lazy/busy to type out a reply(and those who read but don't post), so that's where Thumbs Up Thumbs Down(or anything else you can come up with i.e. Star Rating) comes into play but what's more important is it hard to implement? Everyone can get involved in discussions easily this way too [​IMG]
     
  2. mrfatso

    mrfatso That guy!!

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    for me, i guess a nay.

    Since there are noobs/fags out there, no offense to the newbs and other guys, and let's just say in a huge community, i can foresee a lot of guys choosing whatever they want to, rendering the system pointless.
     
  3. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

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    Nay.

    Open to abuse from dickhead members who can't take it when people have opinions. I've seen it on other forums.
     
  4. prowler

    prowler Sony

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    Unless it was just a Thumbs Up like +rep system, nay.
    But still then it can cause big-headedness and people saying +rep me all the time.

    lol. Nay my own idea.
     
  5. Depravo

    Depravo KALSARIK√ĄNNIT

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    Nay. It will be openly abused by fanboys.
     
  6. CannonFoddr

    CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker

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    We've already got a method for voting on how good things are

    '+1' or '-1'
     
  7. Law

    Law rip ninjacat that zarcon made me

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    nope

    too open to circle jerking
     
  8. Raika

    Raika uguu

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    No.

    People would abuse this system.
     
  9. rockstar99

    rockstar99 Hi

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  10. Forstride

    Forstride The rudder moves when I turn the wheel

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    This is exactly what I was thinking. It's like YouTube, where you sometimes see 1000+ thumbs up for one comment on a video.
     
  11. zuron7

    zuron7 RBYG

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    Nay.
    They are used only on boards which are dumb and stupid.
    A persons rep should be considered on what he posts as a whole and not on every post that he/she posts.

    888 posts [​IMG]
     
  12. Danny600kill

    Danny600kill xD

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    Nah, it reminds me of a certain Wii warez site where every post is asking for +Rep
     
  13. BORTZ

    BORTZ Tired of being the good guy

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    Sorry 5% i feel like a dick saying nay. But these reasons are all very good. While there are good implications to having a "thumbs up thumbs down" system, there are just too many negative problems that we as a community would have. I do give you a thumbs up for bringing it into the light though.
     
  14. ProtoKun7

    ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 4

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    This question has been asked before and burned to the ground.
    EDIT: -9001
     
  15. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

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    Nope, it would be just as useless and abused as the game ratings on releases. Not worth the effort to add it.
     
  16. playallday

    playallday Group: GBAtemp Ghost

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    No. It never works well.
     
  17. 5%
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    5% GBAtemp Fan

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    The community has spoken! Thank you all for the great input [​IMG] +1 to all lol

    +1

    I'll start executing this practice more often [​IMG]
     
  18. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Global Moderator

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    As long as the mob mentality still exists on the internet, rating systems will always be flawed.
     
  19. 5%
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    5% GBAtemp Fan

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    ^ +1

    [​IMG]
     
  20. granville

    granville GBAtemp Goat

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    This pretty much. Go look at youtube if you want to see how well this system works (it doesn't). Every time you look at comments on a video, you have some random opinion that isn't harming anyone (just a respectful one that says they dislike something), and the dude has like 10 thumbs downs for no reason other than the fact that someone is expressing a respectful opinion. After you get a certain thumbs down there, your opinion is actually removed as a sort of "community moderation". Any dick can just thumbs down you for no reason other than liking or disliking something they like or dislike. If enough of them do so, your comment will be removed. For no reason other than retarded-ness.

    It's useless, this is a gaming community forum. If you have an opinion you want to express, do so. But thumbs down is no more than an auto trolling machine. If you want to express an opinion, do it by typing out your message. If you're so lazy that you have to have a button to do it for you, your opinion is sadly probably not worth the time and you shouldn't express it at all. No offense meant, but if what you had to say was so important, you would type it out and give reasons for it. A thumbs up/down system is no better than one-word posting, which is in itself, against the rules and considered worthless spam. Again, if your opinion is worth hearing, you would post it. If you're too lazy to post it, you probably don't care much anyways, and shouldn't even be posting it.
     
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