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Just an idea (and probably a poorly thought out idea), but perhaps there could be something that shows the ratio between number of threads started and number of threads answered ...
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- 07-22-2005 #1
Just an idea (and probably a poorly thought out idea), but perhaps there could be something that shows the ratio between number of threads started and number of threads answered in. My theory being that if you started a large number of threads you are probably asking a lot of questions, and if you just contribute to pre-existing threads you are answering questions and, therefore, helping lots of people.
Sort of how much you take vs. how much you give.
I dunno if introducing a scoring system that might strongly influence people's posting styles is a good idea, but I thought I'd just put it out there. What do you think??Registered Linux user #388328 || Registered LFS user #15880
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- 07-22-2005 #2Originally Posted by smolloy
On the other hand, I do think that it would be nice to not count Coffee Lounge posts toward your overall post count.Registered Linux user #270181
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- 07-22-2005 #3Originally Posted by techieMoeI am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso
- 07-22-2005 #4
Originally Posted by techieMoe
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- 07-22-2005 #5
That happened to me along time ago :P i cant be assed to comment on it any more.
- 07-22-2005 #6
Originally Posted by jasonlambert
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Hope it all works out...
- 07-22-2005 #7Originally Posted by jasonlambert
It's nice of people to do that, but I wonder how many would still do it if their posts counted for nothing, just for the simple fact to say "welcome and enjoy yourself". I think it's certainly one to consider before it really starts to get out of hand
- 07-22-2005 #8
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Gentoo forums recently implemented that. I think it was last week that the threads in "Off the Wall" section were no longer counted in users post count. As you might imagine this cause outrage amoung the usless few who _only_ post total garbage. It reduced "gurus" to "newbies" :D and rightly so if you ask me.
- 07-23-2005 #9
I kind of liked the "karma" thing that was tried a while back.
Tying to get a good karma rating would have some people scouring the net for solutions for others.How to know if you are a geek.
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- 07-23-2005 #10
Originally Posted by budman7
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i think that could help too...
if someone answers a question helpfully, than people can reward them with +reps, if they seem to do something might cause harm or just post in a thread with a useless comment than they can get a -rep. it could be shown how many reps the person has, + or -, by a bar under their name. red is bad, green is good.
i belong to a site that has this implemented. it worked great for a long time, but eventually people started taking advantage of it and started +repping friends and -repping people they didn't like....but that's another story lol
if there was a way to make sure there aren't any useless +/- reps than i think this would be a great idea (i'm also assuming that you have a way of implementing it on these boards).
just my 2 cents though