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Old 07-24-2005, 09:26 PM   #16
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I actually keep bugging Elvis to get rid of this feature...
Hopefully he will read this thread!

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Old 07-24-2005, 11:57 PM   #17
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I agree with Elvis. If it is used properly, it is handy. FYM is not a good example, but by some well written titles, you can sometimes envision the type of thread it will become, from fighting or whatever, and a single star indicates to me that the fight has already broken out and is therefore not worth reading.

This of course, is not really using it properly. If Elvis is not willing to remove it, perhaps keeping an eye on who rates things and for what purpose might help. Abusing the stars and ratings is the same as abusing any other feature. I cant remember if it is possible for admins to see who rates things. Im thinking not, and to add it would be a headache not worth it in the end.

If only people would use common sense and use it for things which are either a pleasure to read, informative, or beneficial in some way to those who might open it.
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Old 07-25-2005, 01:09 AM   #18
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I agree with Elvis. If it is used properly, it is handy. FYM is not a good example, but by some well written titles, you can sometimes envision the type of thread it will become, from fighting or whatever, and a single star indicates to me that the fight has already broken out and is therefore not worth reading.

Ooohh, but the fights are what make FYM so much fun.

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Old 07-25-2005, 03:55 AM   #19
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Old 07-25-2005, 07:09 AM   #20
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why do poeple value this feature so much anyweay?
i ahvent read this entire threasd as im at the office :sneak:
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Old 07-25-2005, 08:23 PM   #21
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Thread rating adds a marginal level of amusement to threads. As well as a marginal level of annoyance.
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Old 07-26-2005, 06:08 PM   #22
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If someone rates a thread one star, they should post in the thread explaining why. A thread I started today in ZC got rated one star earlier and I don't know what the problem was with it.
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i rate threads because of the topic. or the irony of the topic and the thread starter. i love the rating feature. keep it.
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Old 07-26-2005, 08:16 PM   #24
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If someone rates a thread one star, they should post in the thread explaining why. A thread I started today in ZC got rated one star earlier and I don't know what the problem was with it.
They should...but they don't and wouldn't. I doubt anyone would ever say "I am posting this because you are the poster and I do.do not like you."

Again...proving my point of the rating system having NO use. Instead of "hiding" behind a silly rating (and again, I have been a victim and a perp here), just come out and voice your opinion in the thread - or are you afraid?

IMP13 makes a good point...make a person "post" in order to "rate" a thread. This would scare people of from raitng a thread negatively do to a thread starter.
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think about it...if someone were to rate a thread one star, and THEN explain why...probably because of some petty shit, then it would get a lot of threads closed.
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We may be able to make it so that everyone will see who rated the thread and how many stars.
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Old 07-26-2005, 09:19 PM   #27
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think about it...if someone were to rate a thread one star, and THEN explain why...probably because of some petty shit, then it would get a lot of threads closed.
my point exactly...it is a worthless feature right now, often used in a negative way.

Why keep things that may cause pain to others?
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Old 07-26-2005, 09:59 PM   #28
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its the equivelent of saying you cant voice your opinion because it may cause pain to others.

i'd rather voice my opinion by rating threads than getting it closed.

thats just me tho.

im sure others feel differently.
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I doubt anyone would ever say "I am posting this because you are the poster and I do not like you."
pffft

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Old 07-27-2005, 12:32 AM   #30
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We may be able to make it so that everyone will see who rated the thread and how many stars.
uhoh...I guess I better stop sneaking around giving everything one star ratings then.
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