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Thumbs Up And Down

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by ethics, Nov 12, 2002.

  1. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    The good news is that I think we have something nice here. I just hope it doesn't ruin the environment of the forum since this system has never been applied here before.

    The new system will surely change the dynamics of this forum for the better, I believe, or at least hope.

    First, what has changed:

    * You can now vote a post up or down by hitting the rate button on the bottom of each post. You can only vote per post and it's NOT anonymous. If you want to see who has voted on a specific thread you can see by hitting the rate button whether you want to rate the post or not.

    I don't have a way of notifying anyone whether someone's post was rated up or down, but each user has a Dollar amount under his avatar. You can track your own money just by looking there and knowing where you have posted.

    * I didn't stop at rating threads manually. You will get dollar for starting a thread, by how many replies/views the thread generates. You will NOT get too many dollars for views amount, unless they are very excessive. However, the replies rewards are quite fair.

    * I also didn't stop at having people accumulate dollars for no reason. In this respect I've added a Thumbs Up Store in which a few functions can be bought. You can NO LONGER change your avatar via user control panel. You will need to buy that, or any other changes. To see all of the "merchandise" that can be purchased you can hit Thumbs Up Store link at the top of the forum's home page. Also, know that there will be real rewards in the future in the store not just things pertaining to the forum.

    * Post of the Week/Month Posts will gain you dollars. I am not sure how much to give out for the winner of the PoW but we can debate that later. There's real incentive now. :)

    * Your dollar amount will DEcrease when deleting post/thread

    * If you wish to donate money to a fellow member, this forum will automatically send the receiver a PM (private message) telling him/her how much and the reason.

    * Thumbs Up Store has Top10 Richest Persons.

    * Members get rewarded 50 dollars when they refer a new member.

    In the near future, I will be adding more functionality to this system like quizzes that will earn you money for getting them right, Red/Yellow cards (like in Soccer) for people who are inflammatory--you can purchase a reprieve via the Thumbs Up Store by the way, add your own smilies reward, and much much more.

    Now the disclaimer:

    1. The term dollars on this forum relates to fake money, not real dollars. I am under no obligation to reward, award, donate real money to anyone for any reason. If you do not like the system do not participate.

    2. If I find ANYone abusing this system for any reason and any means--which includes creating a new user profile in order to vote up or down a post[er], you will not only be banned from the store (yes there is a feature to do this based on per member basis) but this site. I think I am being fair here and all we, the forum staff, would like in return is for fair play. Just know that I *will* know who is abusing this. Please folks, it's a system of fun, let's have some.

    A special thanks to Domhain who drove me nuts for getting this system installed. ;)

    Special Favor: I need to take the "rate" button and make it a bit better for each one of the three styles. Those of you who are graphically inclined please contact me via PM.
  2. fritzmp

    fritzmp Fire Fire For Effect

    OK I give you a rate up :)
  3. Omar

    Omar Registered User

    This is very neat!!!

    I have two dollars already, more than people in Jordan earn in a day. :)
  4. immortal one

    immortal one 501st Geronimo

  5. bruzzes

    bruzzes Truthslayer

    I don't know whether to be elated or filled with apprehension on this change.

    I am excited at the prospect of change yet worry that a new "contest" will prompt winners and losers. That's all we need; a label tatooed on our heads.

    Anyway, time will tell.

    I am leaning toward excitement though...:)
  6. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Hopefully the store will offset any animosities.

    Will be interesting to see.
  7. midranger4

    midranger4 Banned

    Outfrigginstanding :)
  8. drslash

    drslash It's all about the beer

    I'm all for it. Thanks.
  9. Domh

    Domh Full Member

    Sweet work Leon! Im glad I pestered.

    Now then, onto the important stuff!

    Saying I was the first person to post about this site over at the EL when the shit went down, and about 100 new members came over, Im wondering where my $5000 are!

    <a href="http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,4570752~root=execfloor~mode=flat#4573825">(proof! lol!)</a>

  10. Robert Harris

    Robert Harris Passed Away Aug. 19, 2006

    Bah, humbug.
  11. BigDeputyDog

    BigDeputyDog Straight Shootin Admin Staff Member

    I guess I'll have to sit on the GA doorstep rattling my tambourine and holding out my donations cup to get any dollars...

    BDD... :{)
  12. Sierra Mike

    Sierra Mike The Dude Abides Staff Member

    What the hell is all this damned thumbs shit, and if I want to add an avatar, why the hell do I have to pay for it?

  13. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    It doesn't pertain to moderators, smiley, so don't worry about the adding anything. :p
  14. Sierra Mike

    Sierra Mike The Dude Abides Staff Member

    Just so long as you're not going to hit me up for money from my beleagured porno bus--er, real estate business!

  15. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Not at all. This is play money, like Karbovanets these days, or Rubles.
  16. ditch

    ditch Downunder Member

    Play money. Thats a relief. I was thinking that on current exchange rates my Aussie $$ wont get me far.
    This could be fun except we're going to see socio/ economic levels appearing here. So if I have to pay for a new Avatar can I sell my existing one?
  17. jamming

    jamming Banned

    Sort of an advantage to the early adopters, maybe a back pay based on the number of posts and previous membership?
  18. -Ken

    -Ken Guest

    <small>Jim said,</small>
    Wouldn't that make Ethics and Steve the new
    Bill and Melinda Gates of Global Affairs forum?
  19. jamming

    jamming Banned

    It doesn't necessarily have to be a linear progression as such.
  20. Domh

    Domh Full Member

    true - but we better watch out for this LEON KEYLIN fellow.


    boy what i could do with that scratch! buy a beer - sneak it into a movie, fall asleep there...


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