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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

I've been clicking this occasionally, but other than changing the number in the upper right of a post from 0 to 1 (not at all noticeable, by the way), does this do anything else?  Give stars to posters when they get enough?  Rate threads?  So far I don't see it doing anything.

post #2 of 11

There is a user score that is being calculated in the background.  Two of the biggest contributors to that score are posts being thumbed up and reviews being marked as helpful.  It allows us to identify users that are contributing particularly useful content to the site.  Please continue to click when you think a user deserves a pat on the back.

 

We can also use the data for other things, such as calculating a thread rating.  That allows us to make the Related Content even better.

post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 

Well, is this user score being shown anywhere or is it just for the moderators?  What good is it if no one can see it? 

post #4 of 11

The score is intended for the moderators to identify users that are contributing great content and will also be used for future functionality.

post #5 of 11

I like to click on that when I think someone has made a good post. I have absolutely no faith in the moderators using this info in a way I would approve of, but I like being able to add +1 to a post's rating. I wish more people would use that feature.

post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 

Yes, what are the moderators going to do with people collecting lots of "thumbs up" points?  Give them a free supporter membership?  I can't think what else they'd do with it. A "thumbs down" button would be more useful to them in my eyes.

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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post

I like to click on that when I think someone has made a good post. I have absolutely no faith in the moderators using this info in a way I would approve of, but I like being able to add +1 to a post's rating. I wish more people would use that feature.

 

post #7 of 11

How long has the "thumbs up" stuff been going on?  I used to use it a lot but now I'm a little reluctant since it hasn't been fully or clearly explained.

post #8 of 11

It is far more important for rating the posts themselves (and the reviews).  That way we can determine what is considered the most helpful content.

 

The mods might be interested in a user's score if they were considering asking another user to become a mod.

 

In the future, we'd like to display things like "Top 10 Reviewers" and that data will be used to create that list, so please give people a thumbs up when they deserve it.

post #9 of 11

Sugarcube, this has been a feature of the new format from it's inception. It's a way to let other readers know that someone found the post to be of value.

 

Whatever the moderators use the info for, it's input from the community. It's a good thing that they are listening to feedback from the website's members.

 

 

post #10 of 11

OK  now I understand.   I like everyone especially Sibhusky,  Betty you got multiple thumbs up 1's.

 

I am in a playful mood today where are Chaos and Highways Stars posts?

post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 

Wow, thanks, Pete.  I hope that next year, you'll come visit again AND I'll be in shape to follow you down some nice powder runs. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post

OK  now I understand.   I like everyone especially Sibhusky,  Betty you got multiple thumbs up 1's.

 

I am in a playful mood today where are Chaos and Highways Stars posts?



 

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