Why Only Positive Ratings?
#1
Seems to me that they mean little without the possibility to vote in the opposite.
So, why not a negative vote?
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#2
Oh dear have I offended someone again? LOL.

I guess because positivity is being encouraged.
If I have helped you or increased your knowledge, click the 'thumbs up' button to give thanks :) (People with less than 20 posts won't see the "thumbs up" button.)
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#3
Naww, u didn't offend me .. well, not yet .. so the challenge is thrown down Smile
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#4
Because some members abused the negative voting?
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#5
Only because some users cared about reputation we left it in.
I'm pretty sure none of the entire team cares or looks at his/hers or other people's reputation.

Negative reputation is disabled because we don't want to promote a negative atmosphere. This is not reddit where you upvote and downvote people based on your opinion. This is a site where you can give a person a little plus-nudge to tell them you liked what they said in a certain post.

I would like to get rid of reputation alltogether, but add something like a 'this post solved my issue'-button which can only be used by the thread starter. In that situation that could then give the solver a +1. To me that would make sense much more, as it would promote people who actively help users on the forum.
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#6
(2015-02-01, 21:07)Kib Wrote: Only because some users cared about reputation we left it in.
I'm pretty sure none of the entire team cares or looks at his/hers or other people's reputation.

Negative reputation is disabled because we don't want to promote a negative atmosphere. This is not reddit where you upvote and downvote people based on your opinion. This is a site where you can give a person a little plus-nudge to tell them you liked what they said in a certain post.

I would like to get rid of reputation alltogether, but add something like a 'this post solved my issue'-button which can only be used by the thread starter. In that situation that could then give the solver a +1. To me that would make sense much more, as it would promote people who actively help users on the forum.

+1

Smile
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#7
To me it's a 'Thank you' button. Big Grin
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#8
(2015-02-01, 22:22)Hitcher Wrote: To me it's a 'Thank you' button. :grin:

This. I've even suggested changing the text on the button from [+/-] to [+ 1], [Thank you], [Thank this user], etc.

Personally, I most often use it when someone says something funny, so I'm technically abusing the positive :D
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#9
Have you suggested this? Err, we can do that I guess, but see my post above on what I'd rather do.
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#10
I like that idea even more, but I just figured in the meantime it would make sense to not have the button say "+/-" when it can only "+" :)
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#11
First someone needs to design a new button Smile
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#12
Kib, it's plain HTML + CSS, so only a template change required - or probably even only a language string - need to check later.
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#13
(2015-02-01, 22:22)Hitcher Wrote: To me it's a 'Thank you' button. Big Grin

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#14
The +/- button is cryptic, something like what XDA has would be good - a 'thank user for this post' button and instead of reputation you have 'thanks received'. I don't really care about the numbers but being thanked for helping is always nice.
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#15
(2015-02-04, 04:32)teeedubb Wrote: The +/- button is cryptic, something like what XDA has would be good - a 'thank user for this post' button and instead of reputation you have 'thanks received'. I don't really care about the numbers but being thanked for helping is always nice.

Yep, despite my .sig, the thanks are what counts. I often get people with too few posts to give a rating asking me where the +/- button is. I regard that as a thank you in itself and it is always enough.
If I have helped you or increased your knowledge, click the 'thumbs up' button to give thanks :) (People with less than 20 posts won't see the "thumbs up" button.)
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