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Old 27 Dec 2010, 18:52
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Smile An idea for the new vb.org - mod ratings not anonymous

I think it should be considered for the big upgrade to vbulletin.org coming next year that going forward all ratings of mods/articles are public with who voted and what they voted for. When viewing someone's profile you should be able to see all the votes they gave- we shouldn't let people who consistently give low ratings for no reason the anonymity to hide as they now have.

I know when I rate a mod I'm willing to stand behind my rating- others should too.

Just food for thought.

Also you should be able to change your vote.
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Old 27 Dec 2010, 20:44
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Sorry but I disagree. This would simply discourage rating, and cause arguments.
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Old 27 Dec 2010, 22:06
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I agree with Paul. There'd be forum riots. It'd be entertaining, but not very good for community cohesion. Or non-violence pacts for that matter.
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Old 27 Dec 2010, 22:26
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I agree with Paul. There'd be forum riots. It'd be entertaining, but not very good for community cohesion. Or non-violence pacts for that matter.
What's not good for community cohesion is PO'ed coders because some anonymous user goes and rates all his or her mods 1 or 2 stars one night for some unknown reason.
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Old 28 Dec 2010, 00:09
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But you assume that someone did, while its also possible that a number of people rated them low. So if your assumption would be wrong, then what does that make your suggestion?

I think any abuse of the system would be leveled out if the system is used by enough people. The thread rating system is outdated and does not stimulate users to rate. A 1 click jquery rating stars function works much better:
http://www.fyneworks.com/jquery/star-rating/
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Old 28 Dec 2010, 05:13
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If I could see a mod was consistently getting low ratings I'd know for sure the problem was with the mod and not 1 user. But when there are 5 ratings and an average of 4.2 stars and yesterday it was 4 ratings with an average of 5 stars you don't need to be a math wizard to know what person 5 rated it.

Even if the username of the voter was kept secret and I could see I had 4 "5-star" reviews and 1 "1-star" review it would tell me more than the system does now.

Amazon has probably the biggest most trusted rating community on the web and they don't allow anonymous ratings... Just something to think about. I knew this wouldn't be a popular idea...
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Old 28 Dec 2010, 05:24
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As much as this hurts to say, I have to agree with Paul on this one. It would encourage chaos and voting would be a thing of the past.
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Old 28 Dec 2010, 13:43
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ratings === overbloated

drop it completely, that's all... use a "Like" button for facebook, people will share their findings with their friends... THAT will bring people here.

internal ratings are pointless if they bring not more trafic on the site.
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Old 28 Dec 2010, 17:01
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Like buttons are great. Especially if I can turn them off.
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Old 28 Dec 2010, 17:11
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I have absolutely no idea what any of my mods have been rated. And, I've never looked at any ratings on any other mods. I guess I'm just strange. :/
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Old 28 Dec 2010, 17:18
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Originally Posted by vbenhancer View Post
... use a "Like" button for facebook, people will share their findings with their friends... THAT will bring people here.
...to find out that they can't see anything if they're unlicensed. That may be a good idea for most other sites but I don't think it's needed for this one.

I agree that you should just ignore ratings on your mods, I think people are just happy to actually find something that might do what they want, I doubt they will worry about 4 vs 5 stars. (And BOP5, I thought you might have been talking about yourself, but a quick look shows that you still have quite a few 5 star averages).

If it were a problem then one possibility might be to use a better algorithm other than just the average of the votes, but I doubt anyone cares enough to bother.
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Old 28 Dec 2010, 18:41
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...to find out that they can't see anything if they're unlicensed.
unlicensed persons who visit here will be aware that vBulletin exists... this has an impact on sales. if they find the software interesting, they may be also willing to purchase it and come back to use the products that are released here.
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Old 28 Dec 2010, 20:24
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I have absolutely no idea what any of my mods have been rated. And, I've never looked at any ratings on any other mods. I guess I'm just strange. :/
Same thing here as well. I haven''t bothered to check the rating on my mods too. Personally I do not see what all the fuss is about.
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Our mods have ratings?
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Old 29 Dec 2010, 23:33
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Indeed they do.
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