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Poll: Reptuation System (192 member(s) have cast votes)

Which option do you prefer?

  1. Keep the reputation system but likes only (40 votes [20.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.83%

  2. Keep the reptuation system but likes and dislikes (58 votes [30.21%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.21%

  3. Deactivate the reputation system completely. (94 votes [48.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 48.96%

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 10:53 AM

View PostKiwi, on 18 November 2011 - 11:14 PM, said:

Already we know of one member (not a mod) who created a separate profile so they could like their own posts under the other profile and then asked why we were taking issue with their posts when they were liked so many times...but my lips will remain sealed...they know who they are.

Oh dear. Some serious personal issues there.

As I mentioned previously, I can't really see the value in the reputation system because the basis for people's likeing/disliking can never be known unless they post their reasons, in which case there's no need for the system in the first place.

But I'm not voting in this poll because I don't really care if the system is in place or not so it seem unreasonable for me to force my opinion on anyone else that does (or doesn't) want it.

What ever happens, I'm not likely to use it and I'm not likely to change my opinons or behaviour because of a set of ill-defined 'scores' - though a good well-argued debate is likely to be far more influential.
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:01 AM

I'm quite surprised that the "abolish it completely" vote is winning thus far.
I voted to keep the "likes"... because it's nice to be nice.
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:06 AM

View PostOu7shined, on 19 November 2011 - 11:01 AM, said:

I'm quite surprised that the "abolish it completely" vote is winning thus far. I voted to keep the "likes"... because it's nice to be nice.

Me too, for the same reason. What a load of knee-jerk reactionaries!
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:22 AM

I think the like thing is a bit of an ego thing. But it's handy on threads where someone makes a good point in a discussion or says something funny - people can identify with them without the need to post a response with something like '+1' which is a waste of a post. If it could be done that way without it having to tally total likes on someone's profile I think that would be ideal.
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:29 AM

View PostMachines, on 19 November 2011 - 11:22 AM, said:

I think the like thing is a bit of an ego thing. But it's handy on threads where someone makes a good point in a discussion or says something funny - people can identify with them without the need to post a response with something like '+1' which is a waste of a post. If it could be done that way without it having to tally total likes on someone's profile I think that would be ideal.

This. I confess that I'm checking my 'likes' total, which firstly makes me a really stupid arse and secondly has a bearing on what I'm posting and how... possibly with half an eye on the gallery, which is really not a good way to go. :)

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:34 AM

View PostMachines, on 19 November 2011 - 11:22 AM, said:

I think the like thing is a bit of an ego thing. But it's handy on threads where someone makes a good point in a discussion or says something funny - people can identify with them without the need to post a response with something like '+1' which is a waste of a post.
I've no problem with that; done it myself. What I do think is a waste of space is the endless lists of every single bit of kit a person owns - or worse still a huge list of every artist a person listens to - there should be a limit to the number of lines that can occupy.

This just seemed to be change for changes sake - I voted to remove it all.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:40 AM

Big_Stu - you can hide a persons signature easily by clicking on the 'x' at the top right of the signature. You can hide that person's or all sigs :).
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:41 AM

View PostOu7shined, on 19 November 2011 - 11:01 AM, said:

I voted to keep the "likes"... because it's nice to be nice.

While I agree with the sentiment, a 'like' button need not be used in a nice way.

Consider an abusive/racist/sexist/whatever-ist post - that could be 'liked' couldn't it?

Without knowing the motive behind like/dislike voting, it's all a bit meaningless.
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:43 AM

View Postflyfisher, on 19 November 2011 - 11:41 AM, said:

Consider an abusive/racist/sexist/whatever-ist post - that could be 'liked' couldn't it?

True, but if someone has 'liked' a negative post, that doesn't validate it.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:44 AM

View PostMachines, on 19 November 2011 - 11:22 AM, said:

I think the like thing is a bit of an ego thing. But it's handy on threads where someone makes a good point in a discussion or says something funny - people can identify with them without the need to post a response with something like '+1' which is a waste of a post. If it could be done that way without it having to tally total likes on someone's profile I think that would be ideal.

That's the reason I at first favoured the Like Only system (as seen on FB, where it only appears on the relevant post/comment and not on the profile).
My actual vote, against the system as a whole, assumed that it would stay in its present form and the likes/dislikes still be counted on members' profiles. If what Machines describes can be done, then I support the idea.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:45 AM

View PostMachines, on 19 November 2011 - 11:22 AM, said:

If it could be done without it having to tally total likes on someone's profile I think that would be ideal.

View Postbluejay, on 19 November 2011 - 11:44 AM, said:

If what Machines describes can be done, then I support the idea.

Can this option be included in the voting, please?

Edited by discreet, 19 November 2011 - 11:47 AM.


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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:47 AM

View PostMachines, on 19 November 2011 - 11:40 AM, said:

Big_Stu - you can hide a persons signature easily by clicking on the 'x' at the top right of the signature. You can hide that person's or all sigs :)
Yeah I know - did that already - but to the best of my knowledge you can't hide 5 or 6 column inches of "interests" :) which looks moronic next to a full screen of blank space after a one line - or one word - or worst of all single :) emoticon. My scroll finger's working overtime! :o

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:49 AM

View PostBig_Stu, on 19 November 2011 - 11:47 AM, said:

You can't hide 5 or 6 column inches of "interests" which looks moronic next to a full screen of blank space

Not an issue with my profile - I'm not interested in anything. :)

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:51 AM

View PostMachines, on 19 November 2011 - 11:22 AM, said:

I think the like thing is a bit of an ego thing. But it's handy on threads where someone makes a good point in a discussion or says something funny - people can identify with them without the need to post a response with something like '+1' which is a waste of a post. If it could be done that way without it having to tally total likes on someone's profile I think that would be ideal.
This is a good point. It should be the post that is being 'liked' not the person.
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:52 AM

I liked that post Dave, but otherwise... :)

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:52 AM

View Postdiscreet, on 19 November 2011 - 11:49 AM, said:

Not an issue with my profile - I'm not interested in anything. :)
That's not what your browsing history says! :) How can a man get through so much in so little time!!! :)

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:54 AM

By the way, I would favour the "Like the post" system, but then it would be nice/useful if the names of those liking the post could be seen by hovering the mouse on the number of likes, as on FB. Anonymous likes would be a bit of a waste, as those who would want to be known to agree with something being said would still have to Me-too the relevant post.
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:55 AM

View PostBig_Stu, on 19 November 2011 - 11:52 AM, said:

That's not what your browsing history says! :) How can a man get through so much in so little time!!! :)

Eh?? What is this 'browsing history' of which you speak? OMG!!? Does everyone know what I had for breakfast or what??
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 12:39 PM

View Postdiscreet, on 19 November 2011 - 11:45 AM, said:

Can this option be included in the voting, please?
I don't think it can be done in the forum software so no point me adding it in :).
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 12:41 PM

View PostMachines, on 19 November 2011 - 12:39 PM, said:

I don't think it can be done in the forum software so no point me adding it in :).

Rats! Thus continues the inevitable alienation of the proletariat by the internet and its associated neocon agenda! :)

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 12:57 PM

I've voted.

Either keep the present Like/Dislike system or get rid of it completely.

Having just a like button is too namby-pamby politically correct for an imaginary world where nothing horrible ever happens.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 01:05 PM

But nothing horrible ever does happen on BassChat, does it?? :)

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 01:12 PM

View PostBigRedX, on 19 November 2011 - 12:57 PM, said:

Having just a like button is too namby-pamby politically correct for an imaginary world where nothing horrible ever happens.
The puppy is sad now. Vote 'Keep the reputation system but likes only' for a world where nothing horrible ever happens.


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Posted 19 November 2011 - 01:32 PM

View Postskankdelvar, on 19 November 2011 - 01:12 PM, said:

The puppy is sad now. Vote 'Keep the reputation system but likes only' for a world where nothing horrible ever happens.


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This is wanton use of emotional manipulation to sway the electorate. Very nicely done.
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 01:36 PM

View PostEssentialTension, on 19 November 2011 - 01:32 PM, said:

This is wanton use of emotional manipulation to sway the electorate. Very nicely done.

Agreed, but I'm not sure whether the use of subliminal messaging is particularly ethical! :)

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 02:00 PM

FWIW, I've gone for the "Down With This Kind of Thing" option, though I should probably point out that I am a Grumpy Old Git who doesn't do FB and doesn't get this whole "Like" malarkey anyway... :)
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 02:00 PM

View Postdiscreet, on 19 November 2011 - 01:36 PM, said:

Agreed, but I'm not sure whether the use of subliminal messaging is particularly ethical! :)
I'm sure I don't know what you mean.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 02:06 PM

View Posttony_m, on 19 November 2011 - 02:00 PM, said:

I am a Grumpy Old Git who doesn't do FB and doesn't get this whole "Like" malarkey anyway...

I like this.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 02:16 PM

View Postdiscreet, on 19 November 2011 - 02:06 PM, said:

I like this.
Harumph...... :)
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 03:26 PM

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