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Yes, Why not! 7 25.93%
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Old September 25th, 2009 (06:14 PM).
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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?
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Old September 25th, 2009 (06:47 PM).
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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.
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Old September 25th, 2009 (06:49 PM).
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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
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Old September 25th, 2009 (06:50 PM).
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Every system we use gets abused so my vote is for "no"
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Old September 25th, 2009 (07:00 PM).
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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.
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Old September 25th, 2009 (07:06 PM).
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If you guys are going towards the no. Please vote on the poll.
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Old September 25th, 2009 (07:08 PM).
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Polls don't matter when everyone is posting saying no.
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Old September 25th, 2009 (07:11 PM).
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and isn't it easier to just use the add rep button?
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Old September 25th, 2009 (07:12 PM).
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Quote originally posted by 非常に高いレベル:
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
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Old September 25th, 2009 (07:13 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Hamilton:
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
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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.
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Old September 25th, 2009 (07:15 PM).
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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.
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Quote originally posted by Shalon Rainsworth:
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.
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Old September 25th, 2009 (07:16 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Shalon Rainsworth:
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.
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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...
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#077: Ponyta - The Fire Horse Pokémon
Fire ~ Field eggs
3'03" ~ 66.1lbs ~ 50/50

Its hooves are 10 times harder
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anything completely flat in moments.

Abilities: Run Away or Flash Fire or Flame Body
Moves: Growl, Flame Wheel, Stomp, Agility
Locations: Pokémon Mansion

Cry

Other names:

jp: ポニータ (Ponyta)
de: Ponita
fr: Ponyta
cn: 小火馬 (Xiǎohuǒmǎ)


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Old September 25th, 2009 (07:44 PM).
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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
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Old September 25th, 2009 (10:06 PM).
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same as the previous reputation system?
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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.
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Old September 25th, 2009 (10:42 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Luck:
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.
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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.
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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.
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Quote originally posted by >Feelings<:
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 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.
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Old September 25th, 2009 (11:46 PM).
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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.
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Old September 26th, 2009 (12:09 AM).
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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. -_-
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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.
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