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Old 12-09-2008, 07:32 PM   #46
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"Thanked x times in y posts" has already been changed. PM's are only enabled for a *very* small fraction of members, so that's not a viable alternative. Many members turn email contact off as well. Thanks for the feedback, keep it coming.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-09-2008, 07:56 PM   #47
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I've got to say, I went looking for how to post a "thanks", and it's pretty hard to find. I finally stumbled on the thumbs-up icon, but not what I'd call intuitive. A button thart says "thanks the poster" would be better.

Side question - how many "thanks" have been made site wide?

I have two basic thoughts on this.

First, the optional nature carries the problems associated with any voluntary polling, and these tend to lead to meaningless results.

Second, I find that a significant portion of members don't even bother posting a quick "it worked, thanks" message, let alone finding a rating system. Then again, a lot of posters can't be bothered reading the rules of using meaningful thread titles either.

I don't really care either way, but I don't think I'd spend too much time on it myself.
 
Old 12-09-2008, 08:04 PM   #48
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A quick straw poll of this thread:

Total posters - 18
Total posts by posters - 92,795
Total thanks to those posters - 12
Thanks to those posters on this thread - 9
Thanks to non-mod/admin - 1

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Old 12-09-2008, 08:36 PM   #49
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can we get a thanks button on the blogs?
 
Old 12-09-2008, 09:08 PM   #50
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billymayday, to be fair the posters have had eight *years* to make the 92,795 posts and closer to 4 hours for the thanks. It's possible we'll switch the thanks button to something different.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-09-2008, 09:14 PM   #51
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I've started a thread about the thanks system here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...embers-689458/

Any further feedback about "Thanks" should be posted in that thread. Any discussion about the possibility of enabling a recognition system here at LQ should remain in this thread.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-09-2008, 09:15 PM   #52
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Actually, I only made that post after seeing http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...roblem-635313/, there the thanks to DotHQ appears to have been made in April of this year.

Was the facility enabled and the disabled, or was this a recent thanks to an old post?

That said, I reckon I've given a pretty good display of lies, damned lies and statistics.
 
Old 12-09-2008, 09:17 PM   #53
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Thank was a thanks made today to an older post. You can currently "Thanks" any post made in the last 365 days.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-10-2008, 08:24 AM   #54
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If it's retrospective, retroactive, retrowhatever, I might go back through all my old posts to see if there's anyone I can bluethumb.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 08:33 AM   #55
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Well, as long as I can opt out of the rep system, I'm ok with it. Otherwise, I am against it, because people can rep you down just because they don't agree with you or what you say, or just don't like you. What's the point of that ? It usually ends up where there will be a battle of the reps. If someone reps you down and you know who it is, you rep them down. That's pretty much what ended up happening in the last forum I was on that had a rep system. So, again, if you do enable it, please let us opt out of it if we want.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 09:06 AM   #56
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There is only the option to increase or decrease thanks. Right now (and for the future I hope), it will be a receive thanks or receive no thanks situation.
 
  


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