Go Back   Computer Forums > Welcome To Computer Forums .org > Site Admin, News and Feedback
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-04-2012, 02:07 PM   #21
Wizard of Wires
 
setishock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Not sure
Posts: 10,030
Default Re: Thanks - Coming Soon

Quote:
Originally Posted by lhamil64 View Post
Good point. But I definitely think there should be some kind of system to show who is more trustworthy than others.
See post #18
The flaw in your logic here is I know my snizzle but don't post much. Does that mean I'm not trustworthy? If that's the case you can watch me log out for the last time and never come back...
__________________

setishock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2012, 02:45 PM   #22
Site Team
 
Lowndsey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3,607
Default Re: Thanks - Coming Soon

Quote:
Originally Posted by setishock View Post
See post #18
you can watch me log out for the last time and never come back...
Again?.......
__________________

__________________
JogaBonito1502: I guess Microsoft is really not to blame. Sorry!

KMATB
Lowndsey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2012, 01:03 AM   #23
Wizard of Wires
 
setishock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Not sure
Posts: 10,030
Default Re: Thanks - Coming Soon

Quoting out of context is not a good thing. You have to look at the statement as a whole to see what I was driving at.
setishock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2012, 02:55 AM   #24
Site Team
 
T-MAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 2,058
Default Re: Thanks - Coming Soon

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lowndsey View Post
Again?.......
Yeah we have heard that a couple of dozen times lol.
__________________
1st Puter - Intel Pent D 3.4GHz, 2 GIG Ram, GeForce 9800GT, Windows 7 Home.
2nd Puter - AMD Athlon Dual Core 2.69GHz, 2 GIG Ram, GeForce 7600GT, XP Home.
Lappy - Intel Dual Core 1.73GHz, 2 GIG Ram, Vista Home Premium.
Piss off George Monks = gmcrepair? YES, YES it was.
Yeah he likes to boost his count.
T-MAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2012, 09:45 AM   #25
Site Team
 
root's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 8,007
Default Re: Thanks - Coming Soon

Quote:
The flaw in your logic here is I know my snizzle but don't post much. Does that mean I'm not trustworthy?
no. but by that same metric someone with only a single post isn't necessarily not to be trusted. on a technical level the fact that a moderator is a moderator does not mean that they should be trusted to provide technical advise.
and it's a sad fact that the old rep system was more a measure of how much a person was liked more than what they knew.

there has to be some kind of scale, and crude as it is, this tanks system is probably the one that'll end up being used.

besides, it's also the case that whilst you do not post here much, what you do say tends to be insightful. so you'd have disproportionately high thanks for the amount of posts you made.

so a new member with 10 posts and 10 thanks is probably a good indication that they can be trusted.
on the other hand a member with a million posts, but no thanks is probably a good indicator that either member does not usually help people out, or does not usually give good/correct advice.

(though admittedly that does rather mean that there is a problem for existing members with high posts counts who will all start out with no thanks messages.)

on the other hand, like I've said many times before, if you can get rep/tanks from anywhere, then what's the point? the fact that I could get more rep from a post in the social lounge for making a joke, than I could get in the hardware section where simple advice might save someone hours of time and hundreds of dollars made the whole system a bit useless for judging peoples ability for giving technical advice.
__________________
I didn’t fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian…
Im sick of people saying 'dont waste paper'. If trees wanted to live, they'd all carry guns.
"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; The inherent vice of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries."
root is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2012, 10:05 AM   #26
Fully Optimized
 
jmacavali's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 4,867
Default Re: Thanks - Coming Soon

Quote:
Originally Posted by root View Post
on the other hand, like I've said many times before, if you can get rep/tanks from anywhere, then what's the point? the fact that I could get more rep from a post in the social lounge for making a joke, than I could get in the hardware section where simple advice might save someone hours of time and hundreds of dollars made the whole system a bit useless for judging peoples ability for giving technical advice.
Since we don't have the system yet:
__________________
****************************************
Don't take life too seriously -- no one gets out alive. Plus, who wants to arrive to the hereafter in pristine condition wearing a suit and tie?
I want to slide in sideways, worn out, used up, hair a mess, clothes tattered, & screaming, "Whooo! What a ride!"
****************************************
jmacavali is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2012, 02:42 PM   #27
Site Team
 
Lowndsey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3,607
Default Re: Thanks - Coming Soon

Quote:
Originally Posted by root View Post

so a new member with 10 posts and 10 thanks is probably a good indication that they can be trusted.
No one is going to be able to see the amount of thanks anyone else has so that point becomes redundant.
__________________
JogaBonito1502: I guess Microsoft is really not to blame. Sorry!

KMATB
Lowndsey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2012, 04:30 PM   #28
Site Team
 
root's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 8,007
Default Re: Thanks - Coming Soon

So then we're right back at square one...
If you want to send a private message of thanks to a member, why not use the pre-existing private message system?
__________________
I didn’t fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian…
Im sick of people saying 'dont waste paper'. If trees wanted to live, they'd all carry guns.
"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; The inherent vice of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries."
root is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2012, 06:10 PM   #29
Site Team
 
berry120's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: England, UK
Posts: 3,425
Default Re: Thanks - Coming Soon

Quote:
So then we're right back at square one...
If you want to send a private message of thanks to a member, why not use the pre-existing private message system?
This is why I think that some public system is needed as you outline - whether that's the idea of public thanks or the idea of rep as we had it. Sure, those systems have their flaws and they're not perfect by any stretch - but they're better than nothing or just relying on post count, which is what people will tend to do otherwise.
__________________
Save the whales, feed the hungry, free the mallocs.
berry120 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2012, 06:48 PM   #30
Site Team
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 40
Default Re: Thanks - Coming Soon

Guys, you are over thinking this system. This isn't Stack Overflow or Quora. It's just a simple system to say thanks to someone who posts something of quality that you agree with. At this point we have no plans to create a public facing system to validate who is more or less knowledgeable.
__________________

Andy R is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0