I notice that at the bottom right corner of each post, there is a small red and green button. You can vote the post up or down. I'm not exactly sure of this button as on the profile page of each member, it shows his/her reputation according to these buttons. If you click the green one, the member who posted whatever you voted up will get 1 good rating.
I'm not sure if this system will work too well as this is what I can see happening:
- First, you can vote your own posts up. Perhaps this is a feature that you can disable? I was testing this fact this morning and indeed, I've given myself 2 extra +'s.
- I'm not sure if people will use them very often. I noticed on forums and such that things like FB like buttons and twitter buttons don't get clicked very often. This is, of course, just my 2 cents... The problem with this is that, if people aren't really using the buttons, even those with hundreds of posts and excellent reputations will still have a banner on their page that says "neutral reputation".
Perhaps these are things that can be easily changed. I dunno... Again, this is just my suggestion. Maybe disable the ability to vote ones own post up, and also change the name of it from reputation to something like "popularity of posts". What are your thoughts on this?
I hope my wording isn't offensive at all. This is just a suggestion. Either way, I still love this forum!
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