WFF Likes & Dislikes

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Chris Scoones, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Chris Scoones

    Chris Scoones Administrator Staff Member

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    Most are rolling with the likes / dislikes ratings ([​IMG]) that I added with the new forum. It's a straight forward feedback mechanism. While there are potential challenges, there are definite benefits..
    • Improves signal to noise ratio; less short/unnecessary posts if you just wanted to agree, say thanks or take exception to someone's approach.
    • Improves quality of posts (posters want to avoid negative)
    • Makes lurkers useful for something and gives them a means of interaction
    I encourage you to use it. Effortlessly you could show some appreciation to someone's good efforts. If you haven't seen them yet, look to the lower right of any post.

    As for the dislikes. If you consistently acquire dislikes, well, perhaps you should consider your approach. That said, be fair when dealing a dislike out and let it go at that.

    Furthermore the likes are tied in with post counts to an overall trophy points. Out of the gate these "trophies" don't mean a thing except to say thanks for your participation and "it's not just your post count" but down the road it may become useful.

    Chris

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    Update: Thanks for everyone's feedback. A lot of it offline. Going to move forward with likes and drop the dislikes. Perhaps I'll revisit that approach down the road but for now, it seams it's going to cause some distraction I'd rather not deal with at the moment.
     
  2. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Wow Chris, you have a nice score!!!! What! No "dislikes"!!!!!!!!? Awesome. :)
     
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  3. Chris Scoones

    Chris Scoones Administrator Staff Member

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  4. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Good feature that hopefully will lead most to be interactive, helpful and positive. There are no angels or saints here, but sometimes the nasty stuff is best suited for a PM and out of the view of the masses.
     
  5. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Great photoshop artwork, but if you want to really see those numbers soar, start telling the stories of the past couple of years around the pallets of explosives and the Fourth of July!
     
  6. jeff bandy

    jeff bandy Make my day

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    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    ah.... The POD, pellets of destruction!
     
  8. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Still believe it will not be used as intended...but time will tell. Ed, what the hell... who did you piss off?
     
  9. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

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    After posting a what I thought was a killer SBS, I'm left wondering who I have to spoon around here to get some likes.

    :D
     
  10. ribka

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    50 50 ratio
    I like celebrate diverse opinions!
     
  11. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm not everyone's favorite. Big_E, totally not intersested in spooning, but I did enjoy the SBS tying.
     
  12. Lugan

    Lugan Joe Streamer

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    Uh-oh, I guess I should refrain from posting about Joe Paterno in future.
     
  13. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

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    The problem I see with ratings is the tit for tat that will be going on. I thumbs down a post from freestoneangler and I see he did the same to me. I think retaliation will drive a lot of the ratings.
     
  14. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I like fly fishing, sipping alcoholic beverages on the back patio, browsing fly fishing stores, long walks on the beach and spooning. Dislikes are vaccumming, doing the dishes, most assignments from the wife.

    Is that what likes/dislikes are??
     
  15. Brady Burmeister

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    Hmm,... I was planning on putting a dislike on every one of Charles's post for writing "Go Sox". Are you saying this is an incorrect usage of it?

    Go Tribe