It's another idea for rating threads/users! October 8, 2004 10:55 AM   Subscribe

It's another idea for rating threads/users!

Dig this. On Everything2, they have the concept of cools. If you're very good, you can get a cool, which you can then assign to a post.

Rather than rating all threads, users, etc. Maybe everyone could get 1 gold star to spend every month (week, year, lifetime). And gold-starred posts could get a special billing?
posted by Capn to Feature Requests at 10:55 AM (14 comments total)

I dislike the idea immensely. As soon as there's a system to game, people are going to come along and try to game it. That would be bad, or at least annoying.
posted by majick at 11:29 AM on October 8, 2004


Just to expand a bit: It's not a freakin' competition.
posted by majick at 11:33 AM on October 8, 2004


wow. it's like karma, only with a different name! how does commander taco do it?!?!?!?!?!?!
posted by quonsar at 11:59 AM on October 8, 2004


Can't we just be happy with a post like:

I'm Seth, and I approve this thread.

or:

I'm Seth, and I object to this thread.
posted by juiceCake at 12:11 PM on October 8, 2004


I'm Seth, and I approve this thread.

or:

I'm Seth, and I object to this thread.


I don't see why you'd need the first one.
posted by eyeballkid at 12:17 PM on October 8, 2004


> wow. it's like karma, only with a different name! how does commander taco do it?!?!?!?!?!?!

Don't be such a negative-nancy. Not every rating idea is bad just because it's a rating idea. Debate it on it's merits, or if you're going to result to name calling, do better than raising the spectre of SlashDuh.

This isn't a way to rate users, it's a way to point out really good posts that one might otherwise have missed (yes, I am aware of the side bar, this could be a refinement/semi-automation of that).

If gaming is a worry:
a) Make the easiest way to "game" the system be "make good posts"
b) Attach the gold-star to the post, and don't track it by user.
posted by Capn at 12:36 PM on October 8, 2004


I don't see why you'd need the first one.

Good point. But courtesy demands...
posted by juiceCake at 12:47 PM on October 8, 2004


Don't be such a negative-nancy.

*moons Capn*

Debate it on it's merits

make me!

result to name calling

illiterate doofus.
posted by quonsar at 1:59 PM on October 8, 2004


>*moons Capn*
I can respect that.
posted by Capn at 3:07 PM on October 8, 2004


I have 5 cools/day at E2 and I rarely, if ever, use them. A personal message of thanks/support/criticism/death threat is WAY better than a ching.
posted by WolfDaddy at 3:34 PM on October 8, 2004


I don't see why you'd need the first one.

I'll admit it. I have a crush on eyeballkid.
posted by dflemingdotorg at 4:20 PM on October 8, 2004


Anything that makes Metafilter anything resembling an idea from CmdrTaco (aka: slashdot.org dungeon master) will drive everyone away and will attract trolls and clueless newbies. For evidence of this, visit slashdot.org and take a look at the user # on most posts. Higher, of course, being newer.

Slashdot has the troll problem because dumbass Malda made it that way.

Don't attract them here. Please, for the love of God, don't do it.
posted by shepd at 8:15 PM on October 8, 2004


I don't get this urge for rankings that some folks seem to want to have here. Why, why, why must you impose your competitive compulsions upon our nice, peaceful Metafilter?
posted by Lynsey at 9:58 PM on October 8, 2004


Lynsey, you had me right up until you used the p word. Lots of things I'd call mefi, that ain't one.
posted by madamjujujive at 8:38 AM on October 9, 2004


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