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#16 MichiganGoat

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:36 PM

The internet's history is littered with sites that have gone both ways. Some took a hands-off approach to moderation as the site grew, and the result was Slashdot... a once good site that descended into a pointless troll fest while the good audience that built up the site moved on to greener pastures.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:22 AM

For what it's worth, I would highly support comment ranking as Luke suggests. I hope it's not a difficult thing to plug-in/implement.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 02:32 PM

I know Brett was looked into comment rating, but here the rub- if douchey asshats are running the board then a good comment could get a negative mark.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 05:28 PM

I have indeed looked into comment ranking, and it's something I would implement if/when I find a reliable plugin. So far, not so good.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 08:41 AM

I have indeed looked into comment ranking, and it's something I would implement if/when I find a reliable plugin. So far, not so good.

http://cr4.globalspec.com/ uses a rating system that seems to work pretty well. It also links back to the persons profile and everyone can see how many good answers they have been given.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 03:37 PM

It was annoying, then funny, then funnier, and now it's just mostly sad. And for people who don't know that it's a troll or satire, they just think the site has a bunch of dumbasses. I don't much want that...

Brett, not trying to be a downer, just not sure if anyone has asked this. Is it possible that Shelby Menge is truly a slow person who just loves the Cubs? If it's a troll/jokester, then I guess I can see the humor in it, but if it's not, this guys comments remind me an awful lot of some of the autistic kids that I've been around. I like the humor and light hearted nature most of us have here, but I would feel awful if a bunch of us were to unknowingly make fun of a disabled person, mistaking them for a troll.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:27 PM


It was annoying, then funny, then funnier, and now it's just mostly sad. And for people who don't know that it's a troll or satire, they just think the site has a bunch of dumbasses. I don't much want that...

Brett, not trying to be a downer, just not sure if anyone has asked this. Is it possible that Shelby Menge is truly a slow person who just loves the Cubs? If it's a troll/jokester, then I guess I can see the humor in it, but if it's not, this guys comments remind me an awful lot of some of the autistic kids that I've been around. I like the humor and light hearted nature most of us have here, but I would feel awful if a bunch of us were to unknowingly make fun of a disabled person, mistaking them for a troll.


Definitely hope that isn't the case. I just ignore her/him now, because it's become so infrequent. There was a time, though, where the questions - he/she never actually acknowledged that we answered some of his/her questions earnestly - just seemed too intentionally funny on top of each other to be anything other than intentional.

Your overall point is obviously fair.




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