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Encouragement

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by bruzzes, Nov 16, 2002.

  1. bruzzes

    bruzzes Truthslayer

    If I had 5000 dollars (of the fake money)
    I would put a sticky at the top of each Forum
    to notify members of the rate button at the bottom of each post.

    I am encouraging members to use that funtion, when they find a thoughtful post, an entertaining post or for a particularly clever retort.

    It gives the postee 1 dollar.

    Since items in the dollar store are a bit expensive, it would behoove us to use this function before some smart-ass actually buys a sticky. Maybe an anti-sticky item can be sold also.
    <small>PLEASE we need to stockpile those anti's;)</small>
     
  2. Techie2000

    Techie2000 The crowd would sing:

    So if I post a sticky telling everyone to vote for Nadar you could un-sticky it? I'm against that. Besides its much mroe fun to change people's titles. (I've come up with a few for a few people...)
     
  3. RRedline

    RRedline Veteran MMember

    But if everyone starts buying stickies, we'll have stickies all over the place. :)
     
  4. Techie2000

    Techie2000 The crowd would sing:

    Yeah but if I post a sticky telling everyone to vote Green, and it gets un stickied, someone might not see it...;)
     
  5. bruzzes

    bruzzes Truthslayer

    I'll see your sticky and raise you two un-stickys

    Exactly!

    And thank you for the perfect reason to have an anti-sticky;)
     
  6. ShinyTop

    ShinyTop I know what is right or wrong!

    I think if we get in competition for stickies and redoing posting tags we will degenerate to a Water Cooler. Just a thought. Both of those options should not be done in haste or with malice.
     
  7. bruzzes

    bruzzes Truthslayer

    Agreed!

    Maybe the posting tag can be temporary for a day or two. It should be cheaper if that is the case.

    All should be done in fun and comraderie.
     
  8. jamming

    jamming Banned

    How about a week?
     
  9. bruzzes

    bruzzes Truthslayer

    What a fun idea!!!
    A week sounds good to me...
     
  10. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Stickies have a time frame that I set. Right now, since no one is rich enough to have one, the limit is 0 (no limit). But I can make it disappear as a sticky -- not disappear as a post-- via putting in number of days the sticky's hold for.
     
  11. BigDeputyDog

    BigDeputyDog Straight Shootin Admin Staff Member

    *looks at GA bank account*

    I doubt that I will have to worry about purchasing a "sticky"... I'll be lucky to have enough to buy a cup of coffee...

    BDD... :{)
     
  12. bruzzes

    bruzzes Truthslayer

    LOL!

    The dollar program is a work in motion.
    It will need to be tweaked now and then and maybe modified a bit as members may recommend changes.

    It is a fun element used to increase membership, encourage participation (as in the 7 day moderator position) initiate new posts, thoughtful, clever and entertaining posts etc.

    The items ARE expensive for a reason. That is why I encourage the use of the rate button. One only gets a dollar for an approved post. I recommend a liberal use of that function for any post that evokes a thoughtful idea or gets a chuckle.

    I, myself, will probably never vote a disapprove post. Even when I am angry at a particular member or get flamed. That's just me tho...

    It would be nice to have a visual sign that a post was rated, but then again, it may encourage clique voting which we would all want to DIScourage.

    Anyway, I will give you a dollar for a donut to go with your coffee.
    I did get a chuckle from your post.:)
     
  13. BigDeputyDog

    BigDeputyDog Straight Shootin Admin Staff Member

    awwww shucks, bruzzes.. Now I can't plead GA poverty and demand GA welfare!!! ;)

    Thanks for taking my GA monetary virginity... LOL

    BDD... :{)
     
  14. jamming

    jamming Banned

    BDD, you keep posting and you will loose the lurker tag ;)
     
  15. Coriolis

    Coriolis Bob's your uncle

    Not sure, but the feature seems to allow multiple votes by the same person (either that or it's not working correctly).

    I just encouraged a post by someone. After casting my vote, I didn't see their dollar figure increase, and thought to myself -- "oh damn, did I hit the discourage button by mistake?". So I clicked the rate button again, and it showed that the post was "Not rated yet". So I clicked the encourage button again. This time I did see the dollar figure increase. I then clicked the rate button again, but it still showed "Not rated yet".

    So, it's quite possible I voted twice, or my first vote didn't go through for some reason.
     
  16. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    It may have been a glitch Coriolis. Here is the screen I get after rating someone:
     
  17. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Nah, you can't vote twice. I bet your IE security is not allowing the feature to work correctly?

    Just a guess.
     
  18. Coriolis

    Coriolis Bob's your uncle

    Hmmm... :)
     
  19. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Probably voted when I was having database problems. An anomaly.
     

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