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Prof.Oak
September 25th, 2009, 06:14 PM
I think we should add a thanks button. This will show how much a user helps out on the forum. Maybe it can give benefits and points. This is just a vague suggestion that poped into my head while reading some threads. I'm still new here so if I have brocken any rules while posting this thread then tell me, I'll be sure to fix anything up :D

So yes or no?

.Seth
September 25th, 2009, 06:47 PM
My vote leans toward no.
How would it help PC?
We have a non-cluttering, anonymous post comment system that has worked out quite well.

More clutter and one more button in a post box? No.

Ineffable~
September 25th, 2009, 06:49 PM
Sounds like a good idea, I've always sort of wanted to do that rather than the classic d(''d) post comment. xD But I'm sure it could be abused like the rep system was. I'm not sure if there's boundaries we could add to stop that or anything, I don't know. :T

Zet
September 25th, 2009, 06:50 PM
Every system we use gets abused so my vote is for "no"

Luck
September 25th, 2009, 07:00 PM
I really don't find a significant point to it. If you want to help someone and don't/can't reach them through VM or PM, make a comment about their post saying "thanks."
It can be just as useful without having to add anything.

Prof.Oak
September 25th, 2009, 07:06 PM
If you guys are going towards the no. Please vote on the poll. :)

.Seth
September 25th, 2009, 07:08 PM
Polls don't matter when everyone is posting saying no.

Hamilton
September 25th, 2009, 07:11 PM
and isn't it easier to just use the add rep button?

Prof.Oak
September 25th, 2009, 07:12 PM
Polls don't matter when everyone is posting saying no.
True, but ppl may look at the pole and vote yes since its the the superior answer. Or admins could swing by and see that no1 voted for no. And maybe add the button. It just takes 5 seconds of your time. Dont be lazy. :D

Zet
September 25th, 2009, 07:13 PM
and isn't it easier to just use the add rep button?
Rep was removed because of people abusing it and people like spey crying over every neg rep they got

Treble Harble
September 25th, 2009, 07:14 PM
No, I vote no, rep was abused, and if thank you's were added to the forum, it would be abused. So, I voted no.

.Seth
September 25th, 2009, 07:15 PM
Most people read posts because they don't have to click something other than the thread.
I still say this is a rather useless suggestion. Plus, we already have the post comment system.

Staff look at posts more than poll results too, you know.

Prof.Oak
September 25th, 2009, 07:16 PM
Rep was removed because of people abusing it and people like spey crying over every neg rep they got
Oh well, Like I said, I'm new. I didint know that people abused such as the Rep button. My bad.

Luck
September 25th, 2009, 07:16 PM
Rep was removed because of people abusing it and people like spey crying over every neg rep they got

I remember that; I hated him for that.
But in all honestly, what counts as a system?
If a system is something that normal members can use, then of course it is abused. If it can be, it will be, especially with a large forum like this.
And rep wasn't "removed"; it was watered down, except in a good way :\
You just don't get those green pips to increase your ego. Your word usage just seemed a little off.
To be more on topic, the polls don't really matter for the most part. They don't say "oh, thread X got Y amount of polls voting yes" because as we all know, just because the majority wants it, doesn't mean that it is a good idea.

Ineffable~
September 25th, 2009, 07:39 PM
I can see everyone dislikes this idea. xD
But please, be calm about it. The original poster is new here, and is actually a good newbie as far as I can tell. So let's be respectful here. Obviously the idea will not pass but you don't need to be rude about it...

Timbjerr
September 25th, 2009, 07:44 PM
this sounds just like reputation's original purpose, and we all know how that turned out. >_>

In the interim you can use the post comment system to leave thanks anonymously, or PM/VM them is you don't want to be anonymous. :P

mervyn797
September 25th, 2009, 10:06 PM
same as the previous reputation system?

Dr Gregory House
September 25th, 2009, 10:15 PM
I enjoyed the last system... although I went away before it was abused... so I wasn't there for the whole deal of it...
But I'd like to see a good effort being put into a system that doesn't get abused, say, a limiter on the rep a person can give in a day or something...
perhaps you can only give 1 positive and 1 negative rep per user, per day.
but then you'd have the problem of multiple user creation etc, so perhaps a user can't give rep until they have a certain postcount?
basically, if you can apply as many failsafes as possible, it could work.

>Feelings<
September 25th, 2009, 10:42 PM
I remember that; I hated him for that.

You hated him just for that? You know, that is a one-way limited type of thinking over things an these systems.
Just because you never had any problem with, and got fair reputation all the time, doesn't mean that it was fair to everyone else too.
I, for one, knew that it was seriously abused for Spey, and also abused for me.
People rarely seem thankful for good things done, but will spring to give you negative rep even if they just hate your opinion.


As for the thanks system, it is a bad idea just for similar reasons.
Anyways, it's not like it is needed in any way when you can just PM or VM, or post comment to be anonymous.

Ayano Katagiri
September 25th, 2009, 10:49 PM
Most of the time when I've seen "Thanks" buttons on forums are generally for file-sharing sites, which PC certainly is not. In Q&A threads they may be of some use, but I don't think PC is the type of forum that needs it. After all, making another post or using the post comment system (like mentioned above) to give thanks seems more than enough. "Thanks" buttons are really a lot more thoughtless than actually having to type a comment in my opinion, I know I've clicked on a few before systematically just because someone had uploaded stuff I wanted in a few posts. I would like to see another system reinstated here, because that kind of award system is nice, but with rep being so abused last time I highly doubt this will ever happen.

Logiedan
September 25th, 2009, 10:55 PM
It's not a bad idea,just that it might end up being as an unsuccessful idea. Though I do suggest having the 'Thanks' button only,no "usck" buttons or anything considering that people shouldn't be forced to press it. Though Feelings does have a point where a VM and PM can be sent for a thank you.Sadly I haven't experienced the rep system since I joined too late.

processr
September 25th, 2009, 11:37 PM
You hated him just for that? You know, that is a one-way limited type of thinking over things an these systems.
Just because you never had any problem with, and got fair reputation all the time, doesn't mean that it was fair to everyone else too.
I, for one, knew that it was seriously abused for Spey, and also abused for me.
People rarely seem thankful for good things done, but will spring to give you negative rep even if they just hate your opinion.

People were at odds with Spey because he felt that he was a speshul little snowflake who deserved different treatment from everybody else, and then hid behind the pitiful excuse of autism or Aspies or whatever mental disorder was cool that week. The hypocrisy in trying to claim that people with autism are no different to everyone else (http://www.pokecommunity.com/group.php?groupid=1184) when he used it as an excuse for acting like an arse wasn't lost on the majority of the memberbase.

(Ohey, how did another CQF thread degenerate into another ***** at Spey thread?)

The Thanks button thing isn't really necessary. We have post comments, and there'd be some way in which some people will use the amount of Thanks they have to stroke their overinflated egos.

Ivysaur
September 25th, 2009, 11:46 PM
My problem with that system is that good threads get like 40 lines of thanks, making it slightly annoying to scroll ^^;

If you see a really useful/nice thread, just leave a post comment saying how nice it is.

processr
September 26th, 2009, 12:09 AM
My problem with that system is that good threads get like 40 lines of thanks, making it slightly annoying to scroll ^^;

Just imagine the eyebleed you'd get from the Thanks on a ROM hack. -_-

Josephine
September 26th, 2009, 03:54 AM
Just imagine the eyebleed you'd get from the Thanks on a ROM hack. -_-Good point, we don't want any more reason for eyebleed.

Azonic
September 26th, 2009, 04:14 AM
The important part of the rep system, post comments, were kept. It serves the exact same purpose and more (allowed to describe why you like / dislike it). Makes it redundant, dontcha think?

Fox♠
September 26th, 2009, 04:16 AM
Why would we need a thanks system when we already have Comments?

s0nido
September 26th, 2009, 04:39 AM
My vote is quite obviously a "no" because this "thanks" system reminds me of reputation. Reputation, as we should all know, was recently disabled and replaced with post comments. A "thanks" system would be like reputation, meaning people would abuse it and complain about it, just like they did with reputation. I don't want to be caught in all that drama, so I vote "no".

beauty. proletariat
September 26th, 2009, 01:05 PM
Urgh... Members so negative all the time with the no and l-i-n-k-i-n-g it all to reputation :/

Everyones said its crap like reputation but i see no points from people saying its bad. It does nothing and that it wont work or something along those lines. except for eyebleed

I think we should have the who gave thanks in a spoiler at the end of the post so this negates eyebleed for romhacking threads.

I dont see how this can really be abused. You thank a person for a post / thread they made. I think we should remove the "Thanked x times in y posts" and just keep it "Thanked x times"

Kishijoten
September 26th, 2009, 02:37 PM
My vote is quite obviously a "no" because this "thanks" system reminds me of reputation. Reputation, as we should all know, was recently disabled and replaced with post comments. A "thanks" system would be like reputation, meaning people would abuse it and complain about it, just like they did with reputation. I don't want to be caught in all that drama, so I vote "no".

I agree. It'll be like a remake of the reputation so i also say "no". Sorry but, that's just my opinion. It's a good idea but, it's kind of the same.

beauty. proletariat
September 26th, 2009, 02:38 PM
There is no unthanks... why would anyone complain about it?

Luck
September 26th, 2009, 02:44 PM
There is no unthanks... why would anyone complain about it?

You can still SPAM thanks everywhere you go, even when the thanks isn't for reason X.
The point of reputation was to give constructive criticism, which was nice if it weren't for the ability of being abused.
A thanks button is in no way constructive, and already exists in most cases.

beauty. proletariat
September 26th, 2009, 02:48 PM
You can still SPAM thanks everywhere you go, even when the thanks isn't for reason X.
The point of reputation was to give constructive criticism, which was nice if it weren't for the ability of being abused.
A thanks button is in no way constructive, and already exists in most cases.


So by spamming thanks to every single post you see, giving notifications and such to everyone that gets the thanks, you are not going to attract moderator, or even member attention? :/ Idiots like that are usually banned or infracted + warned till they reform.

Constructive criricism? We are by no means, an education forum or anything like that. If someone gives you an answer to a question, wont you thank them? For example, the simple questions threads that exist in romhacking, map rating in romhacking, simple questions in DPPt / HGGS. They just require a thanks, we are not required to write a paragraph essay-like thing on why it was helpful because it just was :\ Simple. Constructive criticism is usually shown with a reply though.

Luck
September 26th, 2009, 02:53 PM
So by spamming thanks to every single post you see, giving notifications and such to everyone that gets the thanks, you are not going to attract moderator, or even member attention? :/ Idiots like that are usually banned or infracted + warned till they reform.

I wish I could understand you, but maybe my brain is just not working right.
The thanks button already exists, it is just next to the report post button.
However, the thanks button does much more than just say "thanks," it can also criticize a person when [you think] their post deserves it.

Constructive criricism? We are by no means, an education forum or anything like that. If someone gives you an answer to a question, wont you thank them? For example, the simple questions threads that exist in romhacking, map rating in romhacking, simple questions in DPPt / HGGS. They just require a thanks, we are not required to write a paragraph essay-like thing on why it was helpful because it just was :\ Simple. Constructive criticism is usually shown with a reply though.

A thanks can also be just as easily achievable by a reply, as well as the new reputation system. You can see plenty of closed threads in the D/P/P section, and especially this sub-forum we are in right now all saying thanks and whatnot.

Spinor
September 26th, 2009, 03:06 PM
This is a GREAT idea! It's gonna be like the Rep system but you only have POSITIVE points. Best idea since sliced─ Oh no never mind, I don't wanna bleed my eyes out when I finish my hack someday :(