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Forum Troll Check Score Rate Improve

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jdub11 #1 Posted Jan 09 2019 - 14:41

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I have not been very active on the forums until recently, but I've noticed there are some really great people who add value to the forums and i have found that there is some really harsh and condescending posts. I'm not saying that you can't negatively criticize a post but some folks have 0 tact.

 

My suggestion is to use the ranking system already in place but instead make the rank correspond  to the positive up rating people give you. Also add a downrating button on posts. This would be used when people trash talk posts, go off topic, or just being plain rude and offensive. By getting down rated you can lose points that go towards your forum rank; or instead post a counter in their profile showing cummulative up and down ratings.

 



dnaman #2 Posted Jan 09 2019 - 15:09

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They used to have a downvote burton.  They took it away.  I guess we wouldn’t want to offend the trolls...

Awestryker #3 Posted Jan 09 2019 - 15:19

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View Postdnaman, on Jan 09 2019 - 09:09, said:

They used to have a downvote burton.  They took it away.  I guess we wouldn’t want to offend the trolls...

 

Never understood why they took the down vote away...

 



GeorgePreddy #4 Posted Jan 09 2019 - 15:30

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Well... down votes were a thing in this forum for a long time, but WG removed them a while back. I guess some folks couldn't stand the heat they got when making nonsensical or tin foil conspiracy threads.

 

A few folks who apparently cannot abide truth and logic don't care for some of my replies, but my upvote count is a "superb" 10,282.

 

So the silent majority ARE being heard.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Almighty_Johnson #5 Posted Jan 09 2019 - 15:58

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View PostAwestryker, on Jan 09 2019 - 09:19, said:

 

Never understood why they took the down vote away...

 

 

Same reason why they removed cross team chat in game.  Too much potential for abuse.

GAJohnnie #6 Posted Jan 09 2019 - 16:04

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WG had this but removed it. Since Forum Trolls feed on negative attention, down voting was actually a positive reinforcement mechanism for them. Much better to simply use the IGNORE function in your profile an block out the dead weight posters. Trolls feed on attention, the only way to kill an internet troll is to starve it.

jdub11 #7 Posted Jan 09 2019 - 23:16

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Makes sense. Not sure how it was before but it certainly hasn't killed it





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