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Dislike (downvote) planned?

This discussion is related to the I Like This ( Plugin ) addon.

I looked at the source to see how this addon integrates with Karma Bank. I found that it inserts three columns into the User table, one being "DisLiked".

I'm looking for a way to downvote comments and discussions so users can actively moderate the forum themselves. Is this something you have planned?

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  • hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator

    This seems like it wouldn't take too much effort to implement. That said, most plugin contributors here write code for their own use. I can't attest to what @hbf has planned, but this seems like a good project for someone to cut their teeth on in terms of plugin development.

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  • I don't see a CVS like Github mentioned anywhere, so contributing to the code will prove difficult. :/

  • hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator

    You can modify the plugin to fit your needs (even use a local git repo to track your dev if you like), then share the repo/diff with @hbf.

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  • @DivineDominion said:
    I don't see a CVS like Github mentioned anywhere, so contributing to the code will prove difficult. :/

    it's also not that hard to post zips of individual files that you changed in a discussion topic.

    It's been done, it works also. The plugin author can always do a diff. you don't need to post the whole plugin, just the changed files.

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

  • I strongly recommend not allowing dislikes. People get grudges on forums, and then end up using it as a weapon and down vote the same persons posts over and over. Then they downvote back. Then you have a downvote war and peoples ratings destroyed. Now you need the added complexity of dislike throttling, permissions, etc. You end up with a bunch of people bitching to the mods about other people abusing the system.

    Its always created a mess on every forum ive run.

    Flagging or voting for a mods attention is ok, but I would never let someone downvote someone else on one of my forums. It always goes bad.

  • hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator

    @jackjitsu different strokes for different communities. Something like stack overflow or reddit really need a downvote button.

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  • whu606whu606 I'm not a SuperHero; I just like wearing tights... Moderator

    @jackjitsu

    I certainly wouldn't want one on my forum, but I get where it could be useful.

    As long as it could be toggled on/off it wouldn't really matter, imo.

  • businessdadbusinessdad Stealth contributor MVP

    @hgtonight said:
    jackjitsu different strokes for different communities. Something like stack overflow or reddit really need a downvote button.

    I wish they added a downvote button for comments as well, on StackOverflow. There's now a trend of people posting answers using comments, so that they can only be upvoted.

  • hbfhbf wiki guy? MVP

    @jackjitsu said:
    I strongly recommend not allowing dislikes. People get grudges on forums, and then end up using it as a weapon and down vote the same persons posts over and over. Then they downvote back. Then you have a downvote war and peoples ratings destroyed. Now you need the added complexity of dislike throttling, permissions, etc. You end up with a bunch of people bitching to the mods about other people abusing the system.

    Its always created a mess on every forum ive run.

    Flagging or voting for a mods attention is ok, but I would never let someone downvote someone else on one of my forums. It always goes bad.

    i originally had a dislike feature in my first prototype - hence the added column. i abandoned it when i realized that most people who frequent forums are at least as immature as i am and will tend to abuse such a feature for the sake of amusement or trying to get a rise out of someone. so.. i removed it.

    if it is to be added back into the plugin i would want to make it an optional feature controlled through user permissions. unfortunately i dont have time to work on it right now, i hardly get to even log in here these days.

    peregrineUnderDog
  • @hgtonight - I left reddit because after winning a debate, I had people follow me and down vote every single post I made from then on. See that all the time. Another example of downvote abuse / downvote revenge. It kills the incentive system when a small percentage of aholes do this. So again, I recommend no downvoting, or there better be a config variable to turn it off.

    UnderDog
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