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« on: January 30, 2013, 08:33:44 PM »
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2013, 03:28:30 AM »
NO.  This kind of system can and WILL be abused to hell, trust me.  The GSHC tried to do something like it, and now it's devolved into "If you don't like someone, Rep-bomb them".  After I got an admin fired for abuse of power there, I went from +80 rep, to -270 or so.  The webmaster had to step in and try and fix it, but I'm still down to about -30 after that.  There's still some people bitter at me over there, so if I ever do anything that, according to them, "crosses the line" such as reporting them when they break the rules (like any good girl should), I tend to get -5 or so at a time.

Instead, IF you decide to do something, make it a "Like system" or "thank system".

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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2013, 04:52:23 AM »
I have to agree with Rolina with her points. Stay with upvotes, if you even want a system like this. But, would there be limits on how many times someone can upvote people per day?
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2013, 04:50:25 AM »
Not a bad idea with the Up Vote system. I will look into this tomorrow or after tomorrow at latest.

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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2013, 05:02:44 AM »
There's two approaches I've seen to it:  One for "Liking" the post, the other for "thanking" the post.  I suppose just pick the one that you think is the better fit for the forums.

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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2013, 03:40:43 PM »
What do you mean about thanking the post?

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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2013, 04:39:09 PM »
Exactly what it says on the tin.  Posts come with an option to thank the poster for their post.  If you found it helpful or something, you'd thank the user.

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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2013, 06:40:58 PM »
Could be interesting. I like the idea.

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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2013, 09:36:05 AM »
The thanking system is better suited to Amazon or sites where questions are answered rather than sites like TLW where it's mostly just conversation and RP's.

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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2013, 10:12:11 AM »
I couldn't care less really. I just feel I should give my opinion. It'd make no difference to me on whether or not the change occurs.

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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2013, 10:14:37 AM »
Same. I usually up-vote stupid posts anyway XD

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« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2013, 02:28:15 AM »
One use for an upvote system is for approving of posts without actually posting in there. For discussions (and even arguments), it can help legitimize the opinions of some peeps. Maybe it's good for people who like to lurk?
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« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2013, 04:09:03 AM »
Hmm. That would be useful for a few members. I like it, but I don't like the down arrow. I think it will bring too much negativity.

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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2013, 04:15:10 AM »
It brings spiteful action.  People will start downvoting in retaliation to things they don't like.  For example, let's say I got an admin fired.  Well, said admin was bitter, made an alt account, and used it to spam the downvote so that I was several hundred rep negative.

No, I'm not talking recent events.  I'm saying exactly what happened at the GSHC last April.  The system in use at the GSHC is abused to hell and back, and admin intervention to stop that abuse has only had limited success.  If you say something that someone doesn't like, they won't downvote that one post - they'll downvote every post in the thread you made.  It happened recently when I dared to ask people if they wanted to evolve the purpose of the GSHC in order to actually get some activity in the place.  Apparently, I was wrong to want the place lively.

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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2013, 05:11:40 AM »
Oh, I would like to ask something. Would the names of members who chose to upvote be made public somehow? I'm neither for or against this, but I'm curious about what y'all think.
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