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ThisGuyIsAProblem wrote

I would like the opposite of subscribe,
just show me everything and if there's a forum I don't like, give me a block forum option.

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Cartoon_Cat wrote

I'd rather forum mods curated content and ranked it as they see fit.

I'd rather lose the points system and have an invisible veto/report count for comments, with a focus on eliminating intellectual dishonesty and trolling. Upvotes are nothing more than an ego stroke that promotes groupthink. It feels good to be upvoted, and we're all better off without that dopamine hit.

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rot wrote

Most Commented and Most Viewed as categories should be easy enough to implement.

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noordinaryspider wrote

I've been doing that but have accidentally posted irrelevant material from not paying attention to the forum in which something was posted.

That's user error, of course, but some people have more difficulty with vision than others.

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rot wrote

The only downside is that I have no way of separating things I like from things I dislike- most viewed just shows what was the most clicked on, not whats good.

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ziq wrote

You mean you want to save posts to a my saved posts page?

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rot wrote

If there's no ranking based off of like / dislike then the top viewed posts will be the most clicked, even if they are low-quality or troll posts.

With view or comment ranking Just by clicking on or commenting on a post I'm pushing it up Raddle's front page, even if i don't like it.

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ergdj5 wrote

I think its just the most efficient way to curate content autonomously of mods

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md_ wrote

I would prefer it if the voting system went away, and I wouldn't find a new ranking system necessary (no need for "Top", "Hot", or "Controversial" pages).

I think it's best for for each person to curate their feed manually.

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retiredshared2 wrote

Do you mean just a forum? I actually really like that format. The most bumped threads end up at the top which promotes discussion, although selectively. The only issue with that format is that it becomes one based around discussion and content spreading.

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noordinaryspider wrote

I liked forums too, but they went very far downhill very fast. The content can get hidden by the popularity contests and flame wars especially with Facebook users.

I do like easy access to static content, especially when I was trying to do a crash course on trans issues and realized that my language wasn't up for asking questions or any sort of real time communication about what was confusing me.

It can also be hard to find information when threads wander and all the good posts on setting up routers wind up in the "What's your favourite browser?" thread.

This is, of course, just what I have personally seen around the internet in various communities, not any sort of voice of doom and gloom if this is the direction Raddle decides to take.

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noordinaryspider wrote

I've seen it abused as a "popularity contest" on tech forums and also had some difficulties with code-shifting when I had mommywebz forums on one tab and tech forums on the other tab, so I can see why it might be something to shed.

What are the technical/privacy considerations involved in measuring views?

Would it affect our behaviour if we knew we were being measured and decided that reading/learning something new might be misinterpreted?

Just a few thoughts.

This does seem the most efficient method for now and certainly better than the facebook-style "like"s that invaded Invision-style forums a few years back.

I don't think any of us are here to collect fans or market ourselves as "brand"s.

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ziq wrote

A weighted combo of views/likes/comments I guess. It already does comments and likes, but not views. Views would reward good titles.