LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > LinuxQuestions.org > LQ Suggestions & Feedback
User Name
Password
LQ Suggestions & Feedback Do you have a suggestion for this site or an idea that will make the site better? This forum is for you.
PLEASE READ THIS FORUM - Information and status updates will also be posted here.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 02-22-2002, 01:03 AM   #1
goneaway
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: Denver, Colorado, United States
Distribution: Gentoo, Debian, Rubyx
Posts: 78

Rep: Reputation: 15
karma/voting system


a la Slashdot and Everything2? Maybe that would be a terrible idea but sometimes I would love to vent my frustration at an immature post in a constructive (ideally) way.

On the other hand... this site works well enough the way it is and if I can't deal with the occasional flame bait I probably need to pull the NIC card out of my machine.

The only upside that I could possibly see to this is the development of some kind of rating criterion for quality of information which would also make syndicated content more valuable to people off site who don't have a chance to interact with people and learn about their quirks and/or relative compentence. It would also make search results more useable without reading through thread after thread of LOL and me too replies.

I dunno. It's really late. Maybe this is a tangent that isn't worth exploring. It would probably stress the machine quite a bit as well so it might be a topic for discussion a ways down the road.
 
Old 02-22-2002, 01:22 AM   #2
isajera
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: San Antonio, TX
Distribution: distro? what's a distro?
Posts: 1,635

Rep: Reputation: 45
we already have a thread rating - which no one ever bothers to use. i think we have one thread in general that's rated at five stars - which is ironic because it's the epitome of the me-too flamebait threads...
 
Old 02-22-2002, 08:02 AM   #3
jeremy
root
 
Registered: Jun 2000
Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
Posts: 10,312

Rep: Reputation: 2612Reputation: 2612Reputation: 2612Reputation: 2612Reputation: 2612Reputation: 2612Reputation: 2612Reputation: 2612Reputation: 2612Reputation: 2612Reputation: 2612
I think the rate a thread feature could be nice, but like isajera said it almost never gets used. I thought about a member rating/karma system before, but I decided against it. I try to make sure this site is as newbie friendly as possible. I think the rating system is a barrier to entry of sorts and like on ./ it would probably be abused.

--jeremy
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Create a new section that contains voting POLLS t3gah LQ Suggestions & Feedback 1 03-21-2005 06:51 AM
Voting Has Opened for the 2004 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards jeremy Linux - News 4 01-03-2005 04:19 PM
European Members - Voting? Looking_Lost General 6 06-10-2004 10:11 AM
Voting: 2004 Presidential Election KneeLess General 27 05-18-2004 06:11 PM
Help a noob with samba! get good karma and free money* Tendernuts Linux - Newbie 5 03-16-2004 04:31 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:07 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration