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kubikulann
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February 26th, 2014 at 7:44:32 AM permalink
Quote: AcesAndEights

Now that request is feasible. I could add a "average posts/day" metric or somesuch to the table. I'll put it on my backlog.

A&8: I think 1BB was kidding you!

I also find these features totally ridiculous and useless. Now if that makes you smile, OK. But remember, we in Europe are writing while it is night in the USA, so if your thing slows down traffic it definitely bothers us...
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February 26th, 2014 at 8:25:25 AM permalink
Quote: AcesAndEights

Now that request is feasible. I could add a "average posts/day" metric or somesuch to the table. I'll put it on my backlog.



I'd like to see it. The now defunct BlackjackInfo has it right in the members' profiles. It makes you wonder where some people find the time. Admittedly it doesn't speak to the quality of the posts or to the posters expertise. Anyone can have a high post count if they barrage us with one or two word posts or silly one liners of which I would have to plead guilty to on occasion. Others who feel compelled to comment on every single subject can also have high post counts.
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Wizard
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February 26th, 2014 at 8:52:37 AM permalink
I've read through this thread and am considering the issue. A question to be addressed is if I get rid of the "top posters" list, what do I replace it with.

I also don't think we need the list of the "newest members." Personally, I've never paid any attention to it.
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endermike
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February 26th, 2014 at 9:15:30 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I've read through this thread and am considering the issue. A question to be addressed is if I get rid of the "top posters" list, what do I replace it with.

I also don't think we need the list of the "newest members." Personally, I've never paid any attention to it.



*Maybe some sort of highest rated threads (possibly with a bit of karma decay).
*Admins' choice (like editor selections)
*Maybe some FAQ threads? Although anyone who doesn't do a standard search on the current threads is probably a lower probability candidate for looking through that.

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Doc
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February 26th, 2014 at 9:42:46 AM permalink
Quote: endermike

Maybe some sort of highest rated threads (possibly with a bit of karma decay).


I'm not at all sure that the current thread rating system is all that valuable. I initiated the Casino Chip of the Day thread that now has 4,198 posts and a 5-Star rating. However, that rating is based on a total of six votes. After 375,697 views, only six people have bothered to vote on what they think of the thread. Most threads have no votes at all. With that small degree of voting, I think that every vote is over-valued when the stars are posted next to the thread title.
endermike
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February 26th, 2014 at 10:45:42 AM permalink
Quote: Doc

I'm not at all sure that the current thread rating system is all that valuable. I initiated the Casino Chip of the Day thread that now has 4,198 posts and a 5-Star rating. However, that rating is based on a total of six votes. After 375,697 views, only six people have bothered to vote on what they think of the thread. Most threads have no votes at all. With that small degree of voting, I think that every vote is over-valued when the stars are posted next to the thread title.



I agree. However if the voting was somehow material to how the site shows threads people would be more likely to rate them. I know for me the ratings have little meaning and I ignore them. However if there was greater participation in the rating, they might become useful.
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February 26th, 2014 at 10:49:41 AM permalink
I would appreciate a cash award for a "must post by" with a minor and major amount.
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FinsRule
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February 26th, 2014 at 10:50:59 AM permalink
So should I start posting this:

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I would like to get into the top 40...
AxiomOfChoice
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February 26th, 2014 at 11:24:21 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I've read through this thread and am considering the issue. A question to be addressed is if I get rid of the "top posters" list, what do I replace it with.

I also don't think we need the list of the "newest members." Personally, I've never paid any attention to it.



It is really a good idea to encourage people to post for the sake of posting?
sodawater
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February 26th, 2014 at 11:32:34 AM permalink
Quote: AxiomOfChoice

It is really a good idea to encourage people to post for the sake of posting?



it makes sense for wizard because every post and every view of that post generates ad views

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