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Duplicate Down Vote Topic? Auto Thread Close...

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Jaxel, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    I understand the lack of a "dislike" feature. It leads to trolling, hate and what not.

    However, something I would like to see is a Down Vote Topic feature... Its not a "dislike", as its not linked to posts, or a user; its linked only to a specific thread. If a user doesn't like a thread, they can "Down Vote" the thread.

    This would be a great moderation feature. For instance... if a thread gets 50 down votes within a week, it gets auto-locked.

    // moderator addition
    Duplicate: http://xenforo.com/community/threads/suggestion-vote-to-close-thread.3535/
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 30, 2014
  2. Coop1979

    Coop1979 Well-Known Member

    My members were actually just asking for a community-based "ignore" function that would hide spam posts if a post is flagged by enough users.
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  3. Blue

    Blue Well-Known Member

    While I agree that both are good ideas, I have seen this used improperly out of spite.
  4. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    As a default feature in XenForo it would greatly be a large negative action and way too open to abuse. Generally speaking, I don't see how you can see it's different from a Dislike link. You may not be doing it to individual posts but you're doing it for an entire thread, counting all the posts as a whole.

    If the thread itself is problematic, the Report link would suffice and would likely be much more effective provided you have an active enough staff to handle reports in a timely manner.

    I can imagine a few instances where this may be useful but I can't see this as something that should be anything more than an add-on.
  5. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    Because the down vote is not linked to a user, like a dislike would be... As well, a down vote is time-sensative, while a dislike is permanent.

    People don't report crap. I dont think I've ever seen a "genuine" report on my forums, ever... anytime we get a report, its some ******* reporting because someone call them on their ******** and they look like an ass.
  6. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    id LOVE soimething like this.
    unfortunately it lacks the airy faery vibe that seems to dominate any feature suggestion discussion.
    i would use something like this because i, as the admin of my community, KNOW it would be appreciated and be useful. please trust me enough to admin my own community. if something like this were to have teething issues i would address it myself, i promise :rolleyes:
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  7. MrChris

    MrChris Member

    That would be a handy feature..
  8. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    I wrote this...

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  9. yavuz

    yavuz Well-Known Member

    I think this would suit better near the like button. Up there it looks more like a moderation tool and users often don't look up there.
  10. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    Well I don't give the feature to everyone... just select usergroups. Otherwise people could create accounts to downvote threads.

    As well, it has nothing to do with posts... its a thread tool.
  11. yavuz

    yavuz Well-Known Member

    I see, if it were public an option would to give the privilages to those with x amount of likes, posts or limit users "down vote" with a specific amount per hour & day. Nevertheless this would be a necessary balance to likes.
  12. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    are you going to release it?
    are there config options, like x votes needed within x days, etc? perms like 'can view votes'?
    have you given any thought to, as an option, instead of locking- moving the thread to a predefined forum? many boards have a specific node for crap threads.
  13. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    Its already set up for this... right now, this is part of XenUtiles...

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  14. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

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  15. Niteblade

    Niteblade Member

    The solution here is to grant the power to "down vote" to those members who have a predefined reputation value. In other words, only those members who have shown some degree of contribution and community value will have the power to prune the spam from the thread.
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  16. Markos

    Markos Well-Known Member

    It's a good idea, for prevent abuse i suggest to not create an anonymous down-vote.

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