how about a Thanks Given meter

Discussion in 'Suggestion Box' started by SandEagle, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. SandEagle

    SandEagle Lifer

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    #1 SandEagle, Jan 30, 2013
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  2. Newbian

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    I believe it's been tried before and just gets abused and frankly it looks amateurish and ugly on a forum.
     
  3. shortylickens

    shortylickens No Lifer

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    I actually remember when we had a karma system and yes, its pointless. It becomes a dumb popularity contest like everything else and ends up making more issues. It also doesnt help at all.

    In fact for that reason I sometimes wish they'd not show the post counts or join dates. Too many arguments start about whether the person is knowledgeable or had been here long enough or is too active to be helpful.
     
  4. ViRGE

    ViRGE Elite Member, Moderator Emeritus

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    The last time we had this it turned in to a cartel of a dozen posters constantly thanking each other. In an ideal world it would be a nice system to have, but the AT forums (particularly the social forums) are anything but ideal.
     
  5. RossMAN

    RossMAN Grand Nagus

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    I would rather have the "original poster mod" installed.

    To see it in action click this thread and look at the 3rd post.
     
  6. Soundmanred

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    You can rate threads in certain forums, and the OP always rates it 5/5. What good is that? I always even it out, whether if I agree with it or not.
     
  7. T_Yamamoto

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    I like this idea a lot.

    Mr. UK Phone stealer, make a new thread for this:awe:
     
  8. shortylickens

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    Which is exactly what we were talking about.
    If you insist on playing games then you are destroying the system which makes it moot.

    Please dont play games.