An idea for improving the “thumbs” feature

An idea for improving the “thumbs” feature

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@divegeester said
Russ, you may have noticed that there has been some debate about this feature and I would like to make a serious suggestion.

The what:
- make the thumbing of forum posts only available to subscribers

The why:
- clearly it is a feature which many members see value in and that value can be commercialised
- the feature is currently rendered largely useless and ...[text shortened]... e obsolete

Example:
https://www.redhotpawn.com/forum/clans/mghrn55-has-passed-away.196882/page-2
It is mainly yourself and your twin fmf who get thumbed down. Stop crying about it, as you bring it upon yourselves.

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Russ, you may have noticed that there has been some debate about this feature and I would like to make a serious suggestion.

The what:
- make the thumbing of forum posts only available to subscribers

The why:
- clearly it is a feature which many members see value in and that value can be commercialised
- the feature is currently rendered largely useless and frequently used as an infantile lever to overheat disagreements in the various forums
- the original intent of the feature is being made obsolete

Example:
https://www.redhotpawn.com/forum/clans/mghrn55-has-passed-away.196882/page-2

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@divegeester said
Do try to keep up Suzianne … following Rusty’s posts won’t help you, he’s like a old dog chasing squirrels and barking up all the wrong trees.

The suggestion in my OP is nothing to do with removing anonymity. Have a read of it and get back to me with your usual rational, balanced thought-through comments.
Did I mention anonymity? At all? Did Rusty?

Do try to keep up.

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@suzianne said
Did I mention anonymity? At all? Did Rusty?

Do try to keep up.
@fmf said
“Yes, it would. Good idea. And don't make them anonymous.

@Very Rusty replied
“Because you want to go after the Person(s) that gave you a red thumb causing more arguments in the forums?”

@Suzianne replied to Very Rusty
“Exactly”

And you have the front to suggest other people of “having a problem with language”.

[Do try to keep up]

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The thumbing feature would become more valuable if it were for subscribers only.

As Russ has already noted elsewhere, it is being used by those with multiple accounts to troll various threads.

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@divegeester said
@fmf said
“Yes, it would. Good idea. And don't make them anonymous.

@Very Rusty replied
“Because you want to go after the Person(s) that gave you a red thumb causing more arguments in the forums?”

@Suzianne replied to Very Rusty
“Exactly”

And you have the front to suggest other people of “having a problem with language”.

[Do try to keep up]
Correct, FMF mentioned anonymity, not me.

Why don't you crawl up in his face, instead of mine?

It's always hilarious when the English show they don't quite "get" English.

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@suzianne said
Correct, FMF mentioned anonymity, not me.
Why don't you crawl up in his face, instead of mine?
It's always hilarious when the English show they don't quite "get" English.
You were agreeing with what VR said to FMF about anonymity.

I’m following the thread conversation; clearly you are blurting scorn as usual.

If you don’t want me to reply to your nonsense then I suggest you not posting it in the first place.

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@divegeester said
You were agreeing with what VR said to FMF about anonymity.

I’m following the thread conversation; clearly you are blurting scorn as usual.

If you don’t want me to reply to your nonsense then I suggest you not posting it in the first place.
The plain fact is that this is "exactly" why you are against anonymity -- so you can go after them in the forum in your usual way. Trump wants nothing more than to punish his detractors... just like you.

This alone is why thumbs should remain anonymous.

Am I being clear enough for you?

"Can you hear me now?"

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@suzianne said
The plain fact is that this is "exactly" why you are against anonymity -- so you can go after them in the forum in your usual way. Trump wants nothing more than to punish his detractors... just like you.

This alone is why thumbs should remain anonymous.

Am I being clear enough for you?

"Can you hear me now?"
My thread is about making thumbing function for subscribers only.

Have you read my OP?
Have you read the thread?

Can you hear me now?

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@divegeester said
Russ, you may have noticed that there has been some debate about this feature and I would like to make a serious suggestion.

The what:
- make the thumbing of forum posts only available to subscribers

The why:
- clearly it is a feature which many members see value in and that value can be commercialised
- the feature is currently rendered largely useless and fre ...[text shortened]... eat disagreements in the various forums
- the original intent of the feature is being made obsolete
Bump for Russ.

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In the last few weeks about 10000 people have made a move (or registered to the site and didn't move). How many of these are posting?
How many of these are concerned about thumbs?

So how important is this in the bigger frame of things?

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@ponderable said

So how important is this in the bigger frame of things?
By “bigger things” do mean on the scale of eliminating world hunger, stopping wars, curing pestilence, ensuring we aren’t destroyed by AI controlled terminators and maintaining freedom of constructive speech, or are you just trying to silence this topic again?

After all Ponderable, this is by far the longest running thread in the history of “site ideas”, so if that is the “bigger frame of things” you are referring to then I’d it’s pretty big.

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@divegeester said
By “bigger things” do mean on the scale of eliminating world hunger, stopping wars, curing pestilence, ensuring we aren’t destroyed by AI controlled terminators and maintaining freedom of constructive speech, or are you just trying to silence this topic again?

After all Ponderable, this is by far the longest running thread in the history of “site ideas”, so if that is the “bigger frame of things” you are referring to then I’d it’s pretty big.
So congratulations on the longest Post in Site Ideas.

Actuallysome ideas are picked up and brought into existance. That is what i would look for in a "good" Site Ideas thread. But to each their own.

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@ponderable said
But to each their own.
If only you lived by this instead of trying to shut down every conversation you personally don’t approve of.

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@ponderable said
So congratulations on the longest Post in Site Ideas.
Not sure why you feel congratulations are in order, maybe just some less blinkered overweening attitude where other people feel like discussing something.