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Post by Art Morte on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 19:58

Could we have a plus vote system on the forum? You know, that you're only able to up-rep posts, not down-rep, to avoid bullying and personal wars. I think it would improve the forum. Every day I see posts I would up-vote if I could, but quoting and '+1' is too much trouble and takes space. Most forums and comment sections on the net have a plus-voting system, I think.

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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 20:04

Pretty sure we did have an only plus vote system for a while.
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Post by Art Morte on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 20:08

@Great Leader Sprucenuce wrote:Pretty sure we did have an only plus vote system for a while.


Yeah, I remember, but I don't remember why it was given up. I think it's time to reconsider.
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Post by Kaladin on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 20:15

I'm all for it

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Post by El Gunner on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 20:17

What else does this do then just giving people big heads around here. Besides plenty will just joke around to "get points"

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Post by Dante on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 20:25

the only positive feedback good posts need is a worthy reply that sparks nice conversations . And people always make jokes and will always receive positive feedback anyway , getting a +1 will hardly change anything , for better or for worse.

Also , inb4 up votes just so people start abusing it in order to troll OPs and stuff like Benzema is finally a World Class player thread Laughing

cause elsewise you don't really need upvotes , i think it's great all we care about is the posts and nothing else. Not that i would mind if it was around once again , i just don't see the need for it?
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Post by Kaladin on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 20:28

Maybe put a quota? Like you can only upvote once per day or something hmm
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Post by Art Morte on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 21:06

@El Gunner wrote:What else does this do then just giving people big heads around here. Besides plenty will just joke around to "get points"


By that logic we shouldn't have the GL-end-of-the-year-awards-some-time-in-the-spring-when-RG-gets-up-to-it-voting, either.

If someone gets votes due to their humour, so what? We're here to be entertained, basically, so it's no bad if good jokes and insightful posts alike get recognised.

I have had better experiences with up-vote forums and comment sections. People get rewarded for good posts. I don't see the downside in that.
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Post by Robespierre on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 21:12

Yes, absolutely  favorable, .
And yes there are sometimes where I like a thread and I' d feel to "reward" it but I can't do it
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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 21:21

My ego is already huge enough anyway, there is no way it can get bigger hmm
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Post by Guest on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 21:24

They brought back the "+" system (with no "-" feature), however some people found a way around it. I don't think it's necessary - even though I like the system. We've just had it on here enough time to see it doesn't really work if it's going to be abused (which it always will be).

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Post by Dante on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 21:44

@Art Morte wrote:
@El Gunner wrote:What else does this do then just giving people big heads around here. Besides plenty will just joke around to "get points"


By that logic we shouldn't have the GL-end-of-the-year-awards-some-time-in-the-spring-when-RG-gets-up-to-it-voting, either.

If someone gets votes due to their humour, so what? We're here to be entertained, basically, so it's no bad if good jokes and insightful posts alike get recognised.

I have had better experiences with up-vote forums and comment sections. People get rewarded for good posts. I don't see the downside in that.


maybe there isn't a downside per se (did i say that right?) , but surely there doesn't seem to be a particular need for it either?

I mean , i jump in on GL to read stuff , laugh a bit and be entertained like you said , talk about football e.t.c and when i enjoy some good posts i show it , i approve by discussing e.t.c , not sure why that ain't enough but giving an up vote is better ?

@Art Morte wrote:I have had better experiences with up-vote forums and comment sections


Such as? Can you make a case that it was because of the up votes , because i hardly see how up votes improve a forum experience . People who make a good post don't need nor necessarily expect to be rewarded for it , it could be one's opinion on a footbal matter or someone's sense of humour , by giving OP a +1 won't necessarily mean more than replying with a post/laugh with his joke e.t.c . Up votes have their use in places like reddit and such , in GL , let's just say i don't think there's any real need for it.

And really , just get ready for the troll stuff that would result because of it , even though i don't particularly object to that. Kinda like when Torres was voted Serie A top scorer Laughing You can replace that with threads/posts that will come up. In any case , i am yet to see a good argument for it other than , 'it would be nice to show i like something' , it all seems not to be about the OP that gets rewarded , but about the reader to be able to show apprecation , though not with the best way possible -which is to actually post something in regard- .

Again , i am not necessarily opposing the idea nor do i particularly disagree , but is there any actual need for it? Doesn't really seem to be . Good OPs / posts do get rewarded for what they are , i would rather this remains the same rather than the reward be some pointless up votes. It's not like up votes will save the quality posts/threads either , the activity is hardly up there.

Perhaps a testing period would provide sufficient data although it was available back then , but you got to offer better arguments than , 'i would like to show i reward-like this' , because you can already do this and by the proper way , which is by posting something worthy of said quality post.
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Post by El Gunner on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 22:18

RedO pls enter and say "No." :coffee:

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Post by Hapless_Hans on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 22:26

@Great Leader Sprucenuce wrote:My ego is already huge enough anyway, there is no way it can get bigger hmm


I'd give you a 'plus' vote for that post if it was possible Thumbs up

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Post by Art Morte on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 22:30

@Hapless_Hans wrote:
@Great Leader Sprucenuce wrote:My ego is already huge enough anyway, there is no way it can get bigger hmm


I'd give you a 'plus' vote for that post if it was possible Thumbs up


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Post by McLewis on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 22:34

Hey guys, didn't want to just leave this topic out here without addressing it.

We did originally have a rep system, but it got abused very quickly to the point where it was shut off.

We'll look into what we can do about a points system though. Stay tuned.

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Post by Don't call me James on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 22:35

I am one of the 2 votes against this.

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Post by Art Morte on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 22:48

@Don't call me James wrote:I am one of the 2 votes against this.


Why? You afraid you'll lose to Red Albert in the Liverpool section?
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Post by Don't call me James on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 23:09

Art I hate you so much that I created a multi account and voted minus twice.

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Post by Art Morte on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 23:16

Oh, I've survived worse, both my parents voted for giving me up for adoption when I was 2, 7 and 15, but somehow I'm still here.

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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Thu 25 Jun 2015, 00:27

@Art Morte wrote:Oh, I've survived worse, both my parents voted for giving me up for adoption when I was 2, 7 and 15, but somehow I'm still here.



Did they disagree with your stance on Paul Lambert as well?
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Post by Art Morte on Thu 25 Jun 2015, 10:52

Worse, the fools laughed when I said Alan Pardew was a world-class manager.
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Post by fatman123 on Thu 25 Jun 2015, 10:55

If you reintroduce the + vote its easy to - vote people even if the - button isnt there

That said, bring back the original GL rep system pls

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Post by free_cat on Thu 08 Oct 2015, 17:22

I didn't like in the original goal.com forums that people opened celebration threads when they reached XXX number of posts just to get + points.
Anyway, I liked to receive positive points for meaningful or funny posts, but I don't think it's necessary to be honest. Though I'm not for neither against it.

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Post by Lucifer on Thu 08 Oct 2015, 17:26

Are u sure it wouldn't lead to post whoring hmm
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