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Old 11 September 2004, 20:04   #31
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Please can we get rid of the stupid things, Mr J.K ? . . . I say "scrap the little feckas now!"
So you don't like them then?

The whole thing seems like a very simple concept to me. If you find a post useful or informative, give it some points. If a post is patently useless, ill informed or dangerous, give it some negative points.

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I mean, for feckís sake, Iíve got three of Ďem and I know this side, just, of feckí all! At least I know that I know not and so generally wonít give any serious advice on boating matters!
It's not a quantitive measure of how much someone knows, it's an indication of how useful their posts are. Someone who knows a little but posts good advice should end up with a higher score than someone who may have a wealth of knowledge but whose posts are unhelpful.

This is obviously skewed by people giving out positive scores as "hugs" rather than basing them on how useful their posts are, and there does seem to be an inevitable correlation between the number of posts made and a person's credibility score (if you don't post, you can't get points; if you post a lot you will probably pick up points over time; on balance people give more positive points than negative, so if you post enough you will probably get a high rating).

The whole system is still on trial and I'll be deciding whether or not to keep it in a few weeks time. I still think that in most cases it is actually working quite well.

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Old 11 September 2004, 20:11   #32
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Ok.. Now I’ve got three of these Green Blobby things, I feel that I can start the following campaign without people accusing me of blob jealousy….

Please can we get rid of the stupid things, Mr J.K ?

All they seem to do is encourage petty minded behaviour from the “less than mature” element here on this site. They aren’t exactly a true reflection on people’s knowledge are they?
I say "scrap the little feckas now!"....

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Well said Jono. I pretty well opted out of the system a while back and I can honestly say that, until Kathleen mentioned it a few posts back, I didn't even know that a post could be checked. So, I've done a little personal survey. It seems that useful posts are even or negative, asking questions gets positive ( ) and saying thankyou gets negative ( ). Cool. What a useful addition they are.

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Old 11 September 2004, 21:21   #33
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Personally I find it hilarious that I have three of these things. Never realised I talked with such sagacity

Iím with Rouge Wave on the effect it has had on me. I have taken to wearing my shirt with a couple more buttons undone and a slightly larger medallion.
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Old 12 September 2004, 15:24   #34
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Iím with Rouge Wave on the effect it has had on me. I have taken to wearing my shirt with a couple more buttons undone and a slightly larger medallion.
me too unfortunately the undone buttons on my shirt are usually around the gut

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Old 12 September 2004, 17:25   #35
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It's not a quantitive measure of how much someone knows, it's an indication of how useful their posts are.The whole system is still on trial and I'll be deciding whether or not to keep it in a few weeks time. I still think that in most cases it is actually working quite well.John
........both right. For me the blobby things are a little like the hand gestures one uses in the car. For example, if the nice chap in the Volvo pulls in to let you by one has a tendancy to gesture ones appreciation with a wave. Unfortunately we don't have time to stop and chat, shake his hand etc. Likewise if a tosser in a white van cuts you up one sometimes gestures ones appreciation for such stupidity with either a clenched fist moving vertically at speed, the two fingerd victory salute or just, in my case at least, a little wave and a laugh. Whichever the case these gestures are just a quick way of demonstrating ones feelings at that particular moment in time. For me the greenies are the same, a quick off the cuff response to a stupid remark or a positive one. After all it's better than posting abuse or in the example of the car, punching someones lights out 5 times a day.
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. After all it's better than .... punching someones lights out 5 times a day.
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I feel that I can start the following campaign

Typical!!! Been here five minutes and wants to change the decor already.

Here. Have a red.

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Old 13 September 2004, 07:26   #40
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I can honestly say that, until Kathleen mentioned it a few posts back, I didn't even know that a post could be checked.
Nor did I! I thought that I had removed all the bits that people could spend time upsetting themselves with . . .

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