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Content Voting FAQ


We can now vote on forum topics and comments.

"But what does this do?" I hear you ask:

  • Group consensus has a better chance of being determined.
  • Community Self Moderation: Low voted comments will be minimized after a certain point.
  • Metrics for Ranking: I've added some new views to the sidebar so un-front-paged gems may shine for all to see on the front page, whose algorithms are currently:
    • Top Recent Topics shows the highest voted non-front-paged (non-off) topics posted in the last 3 hours, recalculating every 5 minutes.
    • Top Topics Today (and other timeframes) ranks all topics by vote, for a bigger picture of group preferences. This one will take some time to mature and be useful.
  • Less bumping, better content: Voting is a simple way to dis/approve something instead of populating replies with "bump" etc. I may be going out on a limb with this one, I know.

Try clicking on my below "bad comment" to see if min/maximizing works in your browser.

As usual, open to suggestions.

Something in particular: Scott (down below) doesn't want the voting to be anonymous. What do you say? Cast your votes.

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will fiddle with IE next

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Joη's picture


*sigh* oh my gosh...

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