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Old 08-25-2010, 04:13 PM   #76
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Thanks for the effort, now I understand
 
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:08 PM   #77
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xeleema, that's kind of extreme... I wouldn't leave the forum over it just out of spite.. But I do understand for a lot of users it'll be easier to say 'google whatever', instead of really spelling out a solution with snips of config files and a lot of details.
It may be extreme to some, but not "getting a cookie" for doing good work will affect the quality of my work. Since I know myself well enough that I can say that.

I write my posts to be the "thread killer", to try and answer the question, and provide links as to why things work a certain way (like RFCs).

Without a "lil extra" return on that "lil extra" amount of effort I put in, I'll start to degrade into a "here, let me google that for you" type of poster (which, in the long run, helps nobody).

If I can't get a lil cool counter or something under my name (to distinguish the quality of my work from the "just-google" posters), I'm opting to return to lurking.
 
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:20 PM   #78
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You are not able to vote no until you're a Senior Member or above (which you are).

--jeremy
On the "Did you find this post helpful? Yes|No" for Post #75....I voted "No".
Looks like it worked, as it now says "1 out of 2 members found this post helpful".
Strange.

I don't suppose we could get the "Users's Posts have been rated good X out of Y times" (and/or "User Has Rated 45 Posts") under our names on the left of our posts somewhere?

That would seem like a good compromise...
 
Old 08-25-2010, 11:31 PM   #79
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Have you actually seen it being used in this manner ...
Yes

EDIT: Jeremy's post was in response to anishakaul's "And that "helpful post" IS ACTUALLY misused to vent anger !"

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Old 08-26-2010, 12:13 AM   #80
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@ anishakaul :
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And that "helpful post" IS ACTUALLY misused to vent anger !
I can confirm that. I read a thread, where all answers,
relevant and good answers too, all were marked "No".

But anybody could have done that, not necessarily the OP.
..
 
Old 08-26-2010, 12:13 AM   #81
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Hello I also want to add my own opinion. I hope you don't mind.

To me either feature doesn't really matter if they are there or not. Most of the time a user doesn't really care if your post is helpful or not. Sometimes they are thankful but they just don't know or just forget the significance of giving back gratitude by using the thanks button.. or the "Did you find this post helpful.. Yes" button. Sometimes there also threads were you can give good info to the users but the users only ignores that info or doesn't really want to thank you for that info since.. they just don't like you . Or sometimes they just favor other members or pick other members that will help them. I mean, they pretend or just show that your post is not really helpful although it is really helpful. Just based on experience.

---- Add/Edit ----

Not that I'm saying that it happens most of the time.. just sometimes or often enough that I can notice it.

The actual ratio for the number of helpful posts you made compared to the reputation you have based on rating becomes very far especially to members that have been here for a long time.

Last edited by konsolebox; 08-26-2010 at 12:20 AM.
 
Old 08-26-2010, 12:26 AM   #82
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@ anishakaul :

I can confirm that. I read a thread, where all answers,
relevant and good answers too, all were marked "No".

But anybody could have done that, not necessarily the OP.
..
Which bring me back to the fact that the system is fairly
pointless, even in light of statistics. ;}



Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 08-26-2010, 12:32 AM   #83
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What does that make old-timers who have been doing
this for 8 years without it, and before the "Thanks"
crept up?
I agree on that. We all need to respect the members who have been around for ages. Some have been here for more than I have known or heard Linux.

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At the end of the day to me it feels like a "mine is
longer than yours" contest. And there's nothing wrong
with being competitive; does it add value, though?
I agree on that as well. I, personally have never been here for sake of post counts. Or thanks counts for that matter. And I do not compete with anyone else either. Its just want to giving back to community is what brings be back here every day.

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How many people will stop posting
because of the missing thanks?
You can be sure its not me. This is one way I can give back to community. You can not force someone to be courteous.
 
Old 08-26-2010, 12:36 AM   #84
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@ anishakaul :

I can confirm that. I read a thread, where all answers,
relevant and good answers too, all were marked "No".

But anybody could have done that, not necessarily the OP.
..
May be not by OP, but by some other fool lurking the thread ! but whatever be the case my point is simply that, it is the "helpful posting" feature that is actually being misused !

Instead of removing the "thanks" feature focus should be on improving the "helpful posting" feature.

Last edited by TheIndependentAquarius; 08-26-2010 at 02:21 AM. Reason: typo
 
Old 08-26-2010, 12:46 AM   #85
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Instead of removing the "thanks" feature focus should be on improving the "helpful posting" feature.
I do not completely understand you here. "Helpful posting?" Most of US, who do not lurk here for spam, want to help others and ourselves. Is not it? And WE do try to post as much helpful material as possible. You can not always control the quality. After all, mods are humans.
 
Old 08-26-2010, 12:50 AM   #86
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I do not completely understand you here. "Helpful posting?" Most of US, who do not lurk here for spam, want to help others and ourselves. Is not it? And WE do try to post as much helpful material as possible. You can not always control the quality. After all, mods are humans.
... you didn't understand what I said !

When I say the "helpful feature" should be improved, I meant Jeremy should have implemented the suggestion of post # 67 long back, to prevent it from misuse !

Am I clear now ?

Last edited by TheIndependentAquarius; 08-26-2010 at 01:00 AM. Reason: Removed "As usual"
 
Old 08-26-2010, 12:53 AM   #87
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Anisha - can you please strip the "as usual" sentiment out that post?
 
Old 08-26-2010, 12:55 AM   #88
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Anisha - can you please strip the "as usual" sentiment out that post?
I didn't want to write that but literally I was forced to use that sentiment because it is the third time in a row !
 
Old 08-26-2010, 12:57 AM   #89
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I didn't want to write that but literally I was forced to use that sentiment because it is the third time in a row !
I have personally replied to your post on this thread for the first time. I dont know why it is third time in a row?
 
Old 08-26-2010, 12:59 AM   #90
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As usual you didn't understand what I said !

When I say the "helpful feature" should be improved, I meant Jeremy should have implemented the suggestion of post # 67 long back, to prevent it from misuse !

Am I clear now ?
That feature just might help in cutting down the NOs, but that does not guarantee the fool proof working system. A Senior Member can still mark the post Not Helpful just to be vengeful against someone. After all Senior Members do not come from heaven sent by gods as angels.
 
  


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