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post #1 of 17
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Maybe this is a stupid question but I can't seem to find information about it anywhere. I occasionally get a email talking about how someone gave me feedback and i'm not entirely sure what that means. 

post #2 of 17

Good question! I think we have it documented somewhere, but I'll just explain it and hopefully this thread will make it easy for people to find in the future. 

 

The short version is that underneath each post next to the quote buttons is a little thumbs up. Other users can click that if they thought your post was helpful (or sometimes just because it's funny or they agree with you). When they do that you get Feedback points which is the score that you see (if you're viewing from desktop) just below your post count.

 

A slightly more detailed answer is that the number of feedback points you get varies based on who gives it and the type of content. For example if you were to write an article for our articles section, the thumbs up there are worth 5x what the thumbs up on a forum post are. Likewise the reputation of the person giving you reputation depends on how many points you get; the scores are weighted. Someone like @sibhusky who has a lot of points will gain you perhaps 12 feedback points for a thumbs up, while a new user or someone with a low feedback score may only earn you 2 or 3. 

 

We use the feedback system in several ways. One is to achieve Passholder status with 50 reputation points. Another is that we use them for the Image of the Month contest threads to see which image was the most liked by the community. 

post #3 of 17

@kbat11700 :  Good question!

 

Here's how you can see all of your feedback.  One way to think of using Thumbs Up is similar to Like on Facebook and other social media.

 

1)  Go to your Profile (drop down on any of your own posts or in top right corner where you log out

 

2)  Look on the left side for the following:

 

 

3)  Click on Feedback and you'll see something like this:

 

 

If someone writes a Comment when clicking on Thumbs Up, then it will show up in the list.  Note that Feedback Comments are limited to 100 characters.

post #4 of 17
I almost thumbed that post.... Then realized it was worth twelve points. Oh, what the heck...
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Originally Posted by tylrwnzl View Post

Good question! I think we have it documented somewhere, but I'll just explain it and hopefully this thread will make it easy for people to find in the future. 

The short version is that underneath each post next to the quote buttons is a little thumbs up. Other users can click that if they thought your post was helpful (or sometimes just because it's funny or they agree with you). When they do that you get Feedback points which is the score that you see (if you're viewing from desktop) just below your post count.

A slightly more detailed answer is that the number of feedback points you get varies based on who gives it and the type of content. For example if you were to write an article for our articles section, the thumbs up there are worth 5x what the thumbs up on a forum post are. Likewise the reputation of the person giving you reputation depends on how many points you get; the scores are weighted. Someone like @sibhusky
 who has a lot of points will gain you perhaps 12 feedback points for a thumbs up, while a new user or someone with a low feedback score may only earn you 2 or 3. 

We use the feedback system in several ways. One is to achieve Passholder status with 50 reputation points. Another is that we use them for the Image of the Month contest threads to see which image was the most liked by the community. 
post #5 of 17
FWIW, over the years there has been a lot of discussion as to whether the feedback score should be public or not. As you can see, currently it's in a private status.
post #6 of 17
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FWIW, over the years there has been a lot of discussion as to whether the feedback score should be public or not. As you can see, currently it's in a private status.


Private only in the sense that someone's Feedback score is not shown on every one of their posts (under # posts in top right corner in Desktop mode).  However, anyone can look at any member's Feedback summary.

post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

FWIW, over the years there has been a lot of discussion as to whether the feedback score should be public or not. As you can see, currently it's in a private status.


Private only in the sense that someone's Feedback score is not shown on every one of their posts (under # posts in top right corner in Desktop mode).  However, anyone can look at any member's Feedback summary.

I'm talking about the score, not the counts.

When I look at my own feedback, there is an extra line, which I believe incorporates the weightings.


I blacked that out for this discussion. When I look at yours, I cannot see that first line.
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post
 
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Originally Posted by marznc View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

FWIW, over the years there has been a lot of discussion as to whether the feedback score should be public or not. As you can see, currently it's in a private status.


Private only in the sense that someone's Feedback score is not shown on every one of their posts (under # posts in top right corner in Desktop mode).  However, anyone can look at any member's Feedback summary.

I'm talking about the score, not the counts.

When I look at my own feedback, there is an extra line, which I believe incorporates the weightings.


I blacked that out for this discussion. When I look at yours, I cannot see that first line.

 

You are correct. By navigating to the users page you can see what posts they've gotten feedback on and the number of unique thumbs up they've received. However the weighted score is set to private (just that since @marznc is a moderator she see's the weighted score as well). 

post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

I almost thumbed that post.... Then realized it was worth twelve points. Oh, what the heck...
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Originally Posted by tylrwnzl View Post

Good question! I think we have it documented somewhere, but I'll just explain it and hopefully this thread will make it easy for people to find in the future. 

The short version is that underneath each post next to the quote buttons is a little thumbs up. Other users can click that if they thought your post was helpful (or sometimes just because it's funny or they agree with you). When they do that you get Feedback points which is the score that you see (if you're viewing from desktop) just below your post count.

A slightly more detailed answer is that the number of feedback points you get varies based on who gives it and the type of content. For example if you were to write an article for our articles section, the thumbs up there are worth 5x what the thumbs up on a forum post are. Likewise the reputation of the person giving you reputation depends on how many points you get; the scores are weighted. Someone like @sibhusky
 who has a lot of points will gain you perhaps 12 feedback points for a thumbs up, while a new user or someone with a low feedback score may only earn you 2 or 3. 

We use the feedback system in several ways. One is to achieve Passholder status with 50 reputation points. Another is that we use them for the Image of the Month contest threads to see which image was the most liked by the community. 

 

If it makes you feel any better I just checked and it is only worth 8. I know the system auto adjusts it's weightings to keep things from getting out of control. I remember when it was first implemented it wasn't a logarithmic adjustment so on another Huddler site there was a member with a reputation score of a few million after a few months (since the reputation score was basically the score/10 it started growing pretty quick). 

post #10 of 17
Now my head's deflated. 😥
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

I'm talking about the score, not the counts.

When I look at my own feedback, there is an extra line, which I believe incorporates the weightings.


I blacked that out for this discussion. When I look at yours, I cannot see that first line.

Ah, got it now.  I tend to ignore the total score because of the weighting factor.  Actually more interested in the Unique Feedback count.  If someone has 100 points but only feedback from two people, to me that's not the same as 100 points based on feedback from >10 people.

post #12 of 17
Thread Starter 

Cool, that makes sense. Now I feel good about myself!

post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by kbat11700 View Post
 

Cool, that makes sense. Now I feel good about myself!


You should.  You ask good questions and also provide good comments. :)

post #14 of 17
Can I use the points at Walmart?
post #15 of 17
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Can I use the points at Walmart?

 

We partner with Blockbuster. 

post #16 of 17
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We partner with Blockbuster. 

 

That explains a LOT.

post #17 of 17
It's what happens when you put your microphone too close to the monitor.
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