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| p.2 #5 · Vote for Featured Thread and new Like button |
Great ideas. I especially like (no pun intended) the "like" button for posts, and for a bunch of reasons.
I've often thought that some way to quantify (imperfect though it must be) the "reputation" of posts and posters might be useful to those who read threads and have a hard time assessing the relative value of various posters. While you eventually get such a sense of who is who if you read and post for a long time, newer participants - especially those who are beginners at this stuff - may give too much or too little credence to posts.
Second, such a rating system on posts/posters may encourage folks to write in ways that are useful and productive and perhaps discourage some from posting some of the less thoughtful stuff. (I suspect that those who have been here a while have noticed that not only those who post in forums have opinions about what they read - I know I get the occasional PM from folks who just read the threads and don't post themselves.)
Fred Miranda wrote:
We are happy to announce a new aspect in our Landscape Photographer board. It’s a voting system designed to select our “Thread of the week.”
In the past, I would select certain threads to highlight, subjectively. This new system gives each of you a chance to participate in selecting the featured threads based on your votes.
Every week you can vote for threads you like by clicking on the "Vote as featured thread" button located on top of the thread. Grant votes to as many threads as you want.
Each Friday evening, the polling will turn off for about two...Show more →
Edited on Mar 16, 2013 at 02:50 PM · View previous versions