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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 7:22 pm    Post subject: karma vs ranks Reply with quote

hi!
well, i am aware this is not possible with phpBB, however, just wanted to let you know this is a really little neat feature. read this:

http://amarok.kde.org/component/option,com_simpleboard/Itemid,26/func,view/id,3511/catid,9/

i was pretty much impressed. so to speak: the forum members rate you - really nice!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is definitely a cool feature. Wish we could get something similar to that so people's ranks could be based on the help they provide rather than the postcount.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even if we did that, it would still be inaccurate for a couple of reasons. People who are new wouldn't have a history and wouldn't have an accurate rating. People could rank "down" folks they disagree with, whether the answer is valid or not. There's really no substitute for reading people's responses and judging for yourself to see if you think they know what they are talking about. If anything, I would want to simply disable post count entirely and force people to actually read everyone's responses.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

masseya wrote:
If anything, I would want to simply disable post count entirely and force people to actually read everyone's responses.


Is that not possible?

I think it would be a fantastic idea. Would definitely get a vote from me.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

masseya wrote:
Even if we did that

well, you cant, this is not implemented in phpBB, and to my very little knowlege no patch does exist!
OTOH, as i mentioned in my first post, this simply is a nice feature!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hds wrote:
well, you cant, this is not implemented in phpBB, and to my very little knowlege no patch does exist!
OTOH, as i mentioned in my first post, this simply is a nice feature!

IIRC there are some karma-mods for phpBB around. Maybe we can implement this some day when all the more important issues have been fixed.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, the biggest site that I have had experience with that uses karma is Slashdot, and it is tres horrible. I must object to this scourge being added to my beloved Gentoo-forums.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've held polls and had discussions in the past to the point where it's pretty clear cut way to go. I think there would have to be a very large majority of users or some other overriding reason to change. To steal a concept from NFL Instant Replay, we have no indisputable video evidence that we should change the ruling on the field. Some people want all posts to count. Some people want only support posts or only non-OTW posts. Some people want absolutely no post counts. Anyhow, we're not opposed to change per se, but we'd only like to mess with this if there's a clear benefit in doing so. If we did karma, it would likely be in addition to postcounts, which probably depends mostly on the phpbb mod.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

masseya wrote:
If we did karma, it would likely be in addition to postcounts

with so many users, i am wondering if this wouldn put much extra load to the sql server.. 8O
i'd just have a poll on this perhaps..
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hds wrote:
masseya wrote:
If we did karma, it would likely be in addition to postcounts

with so many users, i am wondering if this wouldn put much extra load to the sql server.. 8O
i'd just have a poll on this perhaps..
Yeah, there's a lot of reasons to not do this and nothing that's all that overwhelmingly clear that says it would actually provide a benefit.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sure, OTOH - while time goes by - what about some new additional smileys? and, yes, this is easy to implement 8)
[and it gives some xtra fun too] :P
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