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rickmastfan67:

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--- Quote from: SkyPesos on September 13, 2021, 10:18:05 PM ---Maybe it's a thing that SMF doesn't support.

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Correct.

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Support for this will come when SMF 2.1 is released.  But that is still some time off in the future.

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I was looking at SMF 2.1's proposed changes list out of curiosity, and found out that they're adding an upvotes system. Not sure what the general opinion towards that is like here though.

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As with the Karma system, there might be some stuff we keep turned off when we move to 2.1.  We haven't had the discussion yet though, since I think it's still probably a year away for 2.1 being released.

1995hoo:
I donít understand the desire, much less the need, for a system of "upvoting" or "liking" posts or giving users "karma" or "reputation points." I think most of us can tell when a post is good or bad, and most of us can also tell which users are consistently annoying or trolling, without needing the aid of a popularity contest. Plus the couple of frequent posters who would be most likely to get bad votes (if permitted) or else who would get very few positive votes are the type of people who couldnít care less.

To me, itís sort of like reading product reviews on Amazon: I donít need other people's votes to tell me whether a particular review is useful. (Also, sometimes, my reason for considering a product might be different from other people's. I once bought a particular electrical outlet for the kitchen because it was rated to grip tightly, which was what I wanted because a wall wart type plug kept falling out of the old one.)

1:
The possibility of downvotes would likely stifle most people's thoughts. In fact, this is part of the reason why I switched from Imgur to Flickr after just one day.

1995hoo:
I'm positive we discussed that "feature" once before, but I didn't find the discussion via a couple of searches. If I can think of what I may have said in the previous discussion, I'll link it here. I'm sure it was something similar to what I said above, though, as my thoughts haven't changed. Another forum to which I belong, but where I seldom post these days, used to have a "reputation points" feature, but the moderators wound up scrapping it because they felt it didn't offer any benefit. Among other reasons, it tacitly implies that new users' posts are not useful, which is not necessarily true. Sure, established users may have earned credibility from their participation and their history of useful posts (though of course it's equally true that established users might have earned a bad reputation!), but that doesn't mean a new user might not make good posts that can be judged on their content.

snowc:

--- Quote from: 1995hoo on September 15, 2021, 07:57:42 AM ---I'm positive we discussed that "feature" once before, but I didn't find the discussion via a couple of searches. If I can think of what I may have said in the previous discussion, I'll link it here. I'm sure it was something similar to what I said above, though, as my thoughts haven't changed. Another forum to which I belong, but where I seldom post these days, used to have a "reputation points" feature, but the moderators wound up scrapping it because they felt it didn't offer any benefit. Among other reasons, it tacitly implies that new users' posts are not useful, which is not necessarily true. Sure, established users may have earned credibility from their participation and their history of useful posts (though of course it's equally true that established users might have earned a bad reputation!), but that doesn't mean a new user might not make good posts that can be judged on their content.

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@1995hoo, I think we talked about liking something, but that requires the use of XenForo.  :no:

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