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RE: New forum - Pros and Cons - vikjon0 - 2012-03-14 07:24

The old forum included more text in the email, often enough to tell if relevant (for me or not). I think it is less now? Perhaps we could dial it back up again?


EDIT: and some hot headed young man apparently set -6 on a post I made and now I have -3 rep in totall....not to happy with that.
I guess what I saying is if you like this post give it +3 Smile.


RE: New forum - Pros and Cons - deanmv - 2012-03-14 12:52

I think the rep isn't "noticeable" and used enough as it should be. I didn't even really know it was there until the new forum came in (which I suppose is an improvement already) but there is no hint as to what the +/- buttons do and overall I think it would be better if these were used more around the forum. Just my 2ยข


RE: New forum - Pros and Cons - Martijn - 2012-03-14 13:20

If you hover over the buttons they show what they do.

In general I don't really care about reputations and find the rep to much noticable.


RE: New forum - Pros and Cons - deanmv - 2012-03-14 14:40

(2012-03-14 13:20)Martijn Wrote:  If you hover over the buttons they show what they do.

In general I don't really care about reputations and find the rep to much noticable.

It is much more noticeable now. Also I forgot about the hover function as on my iPad mostly so that doesn't work on here but overall the forum is a great improvement!


RE: New forum - Pros and Cons - krish_2k4 - 2012-03-14 14:55

like the tabbed browsing, gonna take some getting used to but it seems a lot better!


RE: New forum - Pros and Cons - rocketpants - 2012-03-15 00:00

(2012-03-14 13:20)Martijn Wrote:  In general I don't really care about reputations and find the rep to much noticable.

I agree. The rep stands out significantly. And its sometimes a bit misleading. I was surprised to see some guys that have been very helpful on the forums to have a negative rep and then when I looked into it they got a -20 or something back in 2007. Kind of meaningless in the present day. If rep is going to stay against the user maybe its better just to use the last 12 months data rather than really old stuff.


RE: New forum - Pros and Cons - DDDamian - 2012-03-15 00:05

(2012-03-15 00:00)rocketpants Wrote:  
(2012-03-14 13:20)Martijn Wrote:  In general I don't really care about reputations and find the rep to much noticable.

I agree. The rep stands out significantly. And its sometimes a bit misleading. I was surprised to see some guys that have been very helpful on the forums to have a negative rep and then when I looked into it they got a -20 or something back in 2007. Kind of meaningless in the present day. If rep is going to stay against the user maybe its better just to use the last 12 months data rather than really old stuff.

I tend to agree - and it's not something the dev team wants to be embroiled in. It has it's merits, but the above suggestion makes sense in allowing past trangressions (warranted or not) to slide off the scale. There is some debate on it now, let's see where it goes.


RE: New forum - Pros and Cons - jmarshall - 2012-03-15 00:07

Regarding reputation, it seems to me that the only use of it is perhaps in helping new users decide whether any suggestions given to them by another poster are trustworthy or not, and in addition gives a measure of kudos for those that help others out.

Thus, my preferences are:

1. Delete all negative rep (and possibly just reset all rep to zero) and disallow anything other than positive rep and only a single user rep per user OR:
2. Remove it altogether.

We'd be interested in hearing what others think.

Cheers,
Jonathan


RE: New forum - Pros and Cons - BigNoid - 2012-03-15 00:16

Option 1 is a good idea, but better in the form of a thanks button.


RE: New forum - Pros and Cons - jmarshall - 2012-03-15 00:21

We can "easily" make the +/- button an "Add Thanks" button I should think.


RE: New forum - Pros and Cons - DDDamian - 2012-03-15 00:36

Positive feedback (whether by +1's, thanks, likes, etc) encourages users to be helpful and polite, and highlites users who go out of their way to help others, so some form of feedback is good for the community in general. It's the negatives that need looking at as they can be out of spite at times. There's always the "Report" button to handle offensive posts.


RE: New forum - Pros and Cons - deanmv - 2012-03-15 00:44

A thanks button would be great I agree with all that has been said so far really. If it ain't broke then don't fix it if you don't want to. Just something I had noticed That doesn't really seems to be used how it should or much at all really.


RE: New forum - Pros and Cons - BigNoid - 2012-03-15 00:45

The reason i suggested thanks button is that it stands out and it's clear what it's for. The +/- is too hard to find imo. Wether the button says thanks or like I don't care, just as long as it's recognizable.


RE: New forum - Pros and Cons - Capt.Insano - 2012-03-15 00:51

(2012-03-14 04:29)thrak76 Wrote:  
(2012-03-14 02:44)rocketpants Wrote:  
(2012-03-12 19:31)Capt.Insano Wrote:  Is it possible to have the Time and Date of a post somewhere at the top of a post rather than the bottom?

Some long posts (e.g. Skin Screenshoots ) mean you have to scroll past all the lovely eye candy before you know if a post is recent or not!!

New forum looks great - but I'd have to agree with the location of the Time and Date. Its much easier to work out currency of a post when the date is at the top of the post (see this post http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=32891 as an example)

+1

Date and time at the top would be great! So accustomed to that on pretty much every forum out there.

Thanks a Million for sorting this! (looks much better on top IMHO)

and seriously; congrats on such a smooth transition- New forums look great!!

The Capt.


New forum - Pros and Cons - pecinko - 2012-03-15 01:26

Kinda OT but still

We could expect similar situation with rating of addons that's planned.

I vote for positive only.