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Change *star* system from threads into reputation system

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by justone, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. justone

    justone Elite Member

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    *greets @ tommy* ;)

    The stars method, is the current way to rate a thread.
    You can give it stars and the average stars will be shown in the list.

    The issue:
    Competition and idiots tend to rate down threads without a fair consideration of the content.
    You can unlikely keep up a 5 star thread over a long period, no matter how great the content may be.

    My suggestion:
    Change Star into Reps
    Users can add reputation to a thread, the more reputation the greater/brighter the star/stars or just shown as a golden number.
    This will change that people with high rep have more influence on a thread rating.
    And without enough reputation the "rate down" option can be removed, so it's less likely an idiot or any competition votes a thread down as those often do not have much rep by themself.


    A thread could start with the base reputation the member of it has.
     
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  2. t0mmy

    t0mmy Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    yea or get rid of the stars all together in the bst section, its really petty and childish that jerks mark down threads because they are jelly or fear the competition ;) it'd be cool if you could see which twats marked them down
     
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  3. clyde

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    Maybe the customers bought something because of the hype and feel ripped off afterwards because of a non-existent refund policy so they voted it down as a last recourse?
     
  4. t0mmy

    t0mmy Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    nah, i see this shit all the time man threads are some times only an hour old and are one starred lol obvious its competitors or jelly ppl
     
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    I don't like this part of your idea. Other than that it sounds interesting.
     
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    I don't even look at stars when I click on threads.
     
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  7. BlueTurtle

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    lol what's jelly people? People made of jelly?
     
  8. SahL

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    Ya they look something like this

    [​IMG]

    :p
     
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  9. BlueTurtle

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    Ah. I don't see how they could be rating threads with 1 star though.. They don't have fingers, it'd be quite hard for them to click.

    I think t0mmy is falsely accusing these poor colourful jelly men. Leave them alone, t0mmy, they've done nothing to you!
     
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  10. justone

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    Someone even voted this thread with 1 star ;)
     
  11. HoNeYBiRD

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    this issue was already mentioned not too long ago, didn't get any official answer:
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    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/forum-suggestions-feedback/401118-competitors-giving-1-star-rating-bsts.html
    he/she is just helping the cause with demonstrating :)
     
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  12. WordKey

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    It would be great if stars were removed in "downloads" section. Or atleast disable the star rating ability for OP. I see a lot of downloads threads with 5 star rating with only one or two views!
     
  13. justone

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    I think that "no stars" would be better than the current method in general (for all sections).

    Only few people use the star mechanism so it hurts if just a single troll votes with 1 star as it makes a thread look bad.
    In BST and download sections it may hurt of course more than in others.
     
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    Removing stars from BST would be the best imho.
     
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    +1 for no stars.

    Saw a thread about a month ago - it was a quality service and within 20 minutes from the thread being live, BOOM, 1 star rating. Id also love to see who rated the thread down.
     
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    ok this thread is getting stars gradually ask yourself are you one of the jelly people?
     
  17. zen19

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    I agree with the views raised by the op and other posters in this thread. I have put the matter on the table to discuss with the staff/admins/owner of BHW.

    Personally I would like to see obvious competitor down voting resulting in removal of their BST's and infractions/bans for frequent abuse. The votes and the voters are all logged, so I'd advise people who have abused this system previously to make sure they have a spotless record regarding this matter from now on.
     
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    Even better: Force the star rating givers to give a reason for the same. The rater, along with the reason should be visible to staff only.
     
  19. SahL

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    They have teh hidden fingers bro, but as you can see ...the fingers, the faces, they cant be seen.
    Pun intended.
     
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    i agree i see quality service with 1 or 2 stars and crappy service with 5 or 4 stars ........