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Old 07-24-2005, 09:19 AM   #1
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Thread ratings: important feature or a nuisance

I come into this thread both as a long time victim and a perpetrator.

I am really questioning the need for for the thread ratings (stars). I see people rate threads low because they don't like the thread starter...or it may be a poster's personal opinion on the topic at hand...or, you can go into a whole set of discussion topics and rate every thread (including ones about serious topics such as death, etc. and make them one star ).

This can add humor to a situation, but for the most part, I think it is taken personally and leads to unneeded hurt feelings and contempt against other (unkown?) community members. It adds to unneeded division in what I see as a very tight online community.

I feel it is a REALLY silly little feature that adds NOTHING to the site.

I am calling for the banishment of the thread raitings!
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Old 07-24-2005, 09:27 AM   #2
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a good example....lets see how long it takes people to come in here to this thread and rate it one star!

This thread could be a PERFECT example of my cause.
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i rate this thread 0 stars
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Old 07-24-2005, 01:16 PM   #4
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I don't know if the ratings system needs to be banished, but I have noted people giving a one star to a thread and the only reason for this that I can tell is purely to be mean.

No one has to like all threads here, but giving one star because you don't like the thread (sometimes just the thread subject) is pretty damned juvenile.
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Old 07-24-2005, 01:29 PM   #5
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indeed...and people take it personally. Why should we have hurt feelings due to people being juvenile?

As long as it is a feature, people will be juvenile, and people will take a one star thread to heart.
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Old 07-24-2005, 04:36 PM   #6
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i agree. for example, it seems every duran duran thread that crops up ends up with a one or two star rating. i know the band's not well-loved, but good god, if you don't like the band, is it that hard to ignore the thread?

i first noticed the one-star spamming in pleba a couple days ago when someone pointed it out to me. this is just my opinion as a private citizen and not as a mod, but to me that's the same as trolling. rating a bunch of threads one star is the same as going in and posting "this thread sux lol" to me.

and now i've noticed it on a lot of the chat threads. so the only thing i can figure is it's the people who've been so vocal about how much these threads suck. and if it's that bloody hard for you to ignore a thread (and honestly, given that every single person doesn't post in every single thread, this should mean we all do some ignoring of certain threads that don't interest us for whatever reason) then i'm sorry.

it would be a nice feature (that i know will never happen, but is possible) if everyone (or at least premium members) could see who gave the threads what rating. it's all too easy to rate 20 threads in a forum one star and move on, if your name will appear that you did it, it brings about some accountability.
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I click on threads that have interesting titles, not how many stars they have.
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Old 07-24-2005, 05:01 PM   #8
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i agree. for example, it seems every duran duran thread that crops up ends up with a one or two star rating. i know the band's not well-loved, but good god, if you don't like the band, is it that hard to ignore the thread?

One of your Duran Duran threads was one I first thought of when I posted earlier. I can't quite understand the animosity. I personally don't pay too much attention to the number of stars a thread gets, but I think if a number of my threads consistantly got one star ratings I'd feel a bit slighted.
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I click on threads that have interesting titles, not how many stars they have.
same here, never paid any attention to the stars
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One of your Duran Duran threads was one I first thought of when I posted earlier. I can't quite understand the animosity. I personally don't pay too much attention to the number of stars a thread gets, but I think if a number of my threads consistantly got one star ratings I'd feel a bit slighted.
yeah, although luckily it's not just the ones i've started so i don't take it personally. and it's not just the duran duran threads that it's happening to. but still, i just don't understand what people's problems are and why they have to rate threads they personally don't like one star, just because.
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I like Duran Duran...

But on topic, I never really understood thread ratings... does it really affect how you're on in the forum?
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Old 07-24-2005, 07:26 PM   #12
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uhoh....someone didn't much like this thread..... it's losing stars.
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i have never noticed stars and don't even know how to rate threads but now that I know about it I will say that I think it's a pointless feature
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i have never noticed stars and don't even know how to rate threads but now that I know about it I will say that I think it's a pointless feature
ditto
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I actually keep bugging Elvis to get rid of this feature but for some reason he thinks its 'beneficial' if used properly.

Yeah well rarely is it used properly lol.
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