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Post Rating / Reputation

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Alfa1, May 21, 2011.

  1. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    You have just described exactly why some sites need a reputation system or a post ratign system. Some sites need to rate the quality and usefulness of post content. This is substantially different than social endorsement of the author or appreciation of the idea.
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  2. Salty

    Salty Active Member

    If you change "likes" to a dropdown you can add more "labels" such as "troll". You can even make it fun, so instead of having a drop down it could be a 100x200 box with stickers in a sidebar. These stickers would be "Likes" except there would be more than just one, maybe "dislike, monocle, wat" stickers. Users would then take the sticker "Wat (a confused face)" and drag it upon a post thus rating it.

    Depending on what stickers/rating the poster has received that post will be labeled, and the accumulative points of that user is shown in the profile. Maybe even an anonymous system to show the rankings that user has received as well.

    I firmly believe the "like" system must allow for more options, although I don't know if it should be a priority that the team should spend time grinding it out over other things. It would be a solid add-on that I would use, just giving the option to add more than just "like."
  3. Shelby

    Shelby Active Member

    So should threads get ratings in that case?
  4. Veer

    Veer Well-Known Member

    Yes, exactly. Post rating is much needed feature.
  5. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    In all the sites I've used or run myself, post rating has gone unused for the most part.
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  6. Veer

    Veer Well-Known Member

    Well maybe but not the all forums.
    Post rating system should be more advance than vB's and have more control like enable/disable option per forum basis, so we can easily switch off if not needed in some forums.
  7. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    My big board revolves around reputation and we use reputation exclusively to rate post quality. (there is no social aspect to it) I have over 100.000 reputation ratings in my database.
    pipedreams likes this.
  8. DFx

    DFx New Member

    Well think of the masses instead of your big board. In my past foruming, big communities and small ones, having a reputation feature, implemented in the core software, would be a waste. Your big forum that frequently uses vB's rep system, is probably the only one of 100 other forums using vBulletin, maybe even more. I've never relied on such a small feature, I'd rather have the members focus upon the content and using the "Like" function instead as it is simple to use and effective.

    An addon would suffice for those who want this in their forum, not to be in the core. Why would Kier make it so it's just another vBulletin with a different style?
  9. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    I can assure you that you are wrong. There are many websites that use reputation. The lack of reputation functions was a major issue for many people who wanted to migrate from vb to IPB and therefore IPB has added this to their product and filled that popular demand. A reputation function can be just as simple to use. I've just overhauled the reputation system into a star rating system, on one of my sites and its just as easy and simple as the like system. And it looks nice too.

    I'm sure that if Kier and Mike would ever add a reputation system, it would be executed in a manner that is superior to what you know as reputation systems.
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  10. AlexT

    AlexT Well-Known Member

  11. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Reputation and such seems redundant when there is already likes and trophy points.
  12. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Not at all. Likes has important limitations which I explain in this post:

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