Lets see what happens.
Mike Lantry, 1972
Lets see what happens.
My head is asplode.
...but, to me, a simple up/down vote still seems like the best way to go.
Appreciate the effort though on always trying to improve the site! And I'm glad the "new" marker is back!! I do miss the "top" button however.
What is this new brave world we are living in now? Nice to have the new tab back but this moderate button is going to take some getting used to.
This change is good. The drop box moderation seems a bit cumbersome but I am sure we'll adjust.
What is all this talk about IE?? Is there a new crappy browser out there called internet exploder? How do I download it! /s
Retired October 2010:
Retired April 2011:
Wolvy's at a bit of a loss as to how to plus now.
swipe at the drop-down menu, swipe at an option, then swipe at the "Moderate" button.
He's going to get tired.
:-( for Wolvy
:D for new Slashcomments!
Liked the up/down arrows better.
Agreed. its brian's blog, but if enough people object, it might be worth putting to a vote or something. also, im sure its just a bug, but i couldnt moderate you because i have already posted in this thread.
what is the little dollar shaped symbol in the top right corner?
EDIT; Yup, your ability to "moderate" goes away once you post (at least in Chrome).
What the f- is permalink?
It's not a bug, that's the way it is on slashdot too, and it is by design. The idea is that if you are part of a discussion you are no longer an objective moderator. Hopefully it's an option that Brian can turn off though.
It might be useful to stop people from downvoting every reply that disagrees with them. But it's probably more viable on Slashdot, which literally has millions of users. I'm guessing that if people that comment on a thread here can't moderate it, there will be few other interested people left to moderate.
All the maize and blue on these comments -- my eyes are delighted! Well, except for all the tOSU red...
Such as "ennui, "RBUAS-esque," and "Lloyd Brady-based," but beyond that I love it.
It just dawned on me today that your name is WatersDemos. For the past six months, I've been reading it as WalterDemos.
there needs to be a WTF option.
Go Blue !
Just means you'll get posts grayed out and called trolling when someone just disagrees with the opinion. It makes it look like more than it really is (with a downvote) - I don't like your post. Ideally that's not how voting/moderating goes...but come on, we all know better.
I think I'm going to hate, not the trolling choice, but how people use it. Your comment was moderated as trolling which it clearly was not. The headaches comin on...
If we random Internet people are just honest this will work perfectly.
Can I set it to un-collapse comments that have been neg-bombed and might be worth reading (bombing) - maybe ones more than -5 or -10?
Collapsing prescient one word posts like "nice" would also be a good option...
It's taken me about 3 years to get the points I have now, so I'll probably be able to +/- people in late 2012/early 2013.
theory might be that it's because the post sux, but often it's the lightning-rod stuff that the conversation builds AROUND. Someone care to explicamelo?
love the new setup! the only problem I am encountering is the fact that I can't comment once I have posted in the thread - same issues that some have discussed below.
Is anyone able to comment after posting or is this something that needs to be fixed for the whole website?
Brian stole embiggen from EDSBS. Just sayin'.
Both stole it from Jebediah Springfield.
South Park did "Simpsons did it first" first.
Awesome! Thanks Brian.
Does anyone else think the kid in the middle row all the way to the right looks like Shawn Hunwick in monuMental's wallpaper? Or do I just have serious problems with letting go Michigan Hockey right now?
I'm going to agree with the general sentiment that options are not great in this case. I just want to say whether a post is good or bad and whether someone should get/lose points. I don't have a huge problem with this method, but I'd prefer simple up/down again.
Also, am I not able to show newest posts at the top anymore? That was great.
I can no longer see the moderation boxes, btw. There were there this morning (on my home computer) but now they are not (on my work computer).
Dont hate the playa hate his employer who has not seen the light of day w/ Chrome and Firefox.
Thing that pisses me off the most is that our IT uses FF BUT we peons who cannot install crap onto our machines have to use IE8 (full disclosure: IE9 really isnt that bad).
Edit: Ewww lil girl squeal I like how it highlights your post in yellow, sort of like the Chrome Extension but I'm not vain enough to have actually added myself to that list.
Can someone help explain something.
I don't get this whole collapsing thing. The lowest threshold I can choose is -1? So once something goes to -2 we can no longer see it? Am I interpretting that correctly?
edit: seriously, someone "negged" me for trolling? This is a legitimate question. Something that I also thought about, how are we to neg-bomb someone to Bolivia if the thread collapses after -2, or am I again still interpretting this wrongly.
i think i like it.
yay, and all that; but there's too much scarlet up in here.
damn work computer, and no control. IE6 and nothing else. couldn't even get my flash player updated without opening a help-desk ticket and waiting two weeks.
think i'm gonna quit this job.
edit: it's IE7, but still...
The Score label does not seem to change when you upvote/downvote someone unless you are the first moderater, which initially creates the first Score label.
For example, you had a Score: 1 with no label, which means that no one moderated your post. I just upvoted you with "Insightful". This created a Score: 2 Insightful label.
What, if anything, changes the Score label now? If 10 people upvote you with "Funny" does the label still remain "Insightful"?
I tested this out. When I clicked "Trolling" for one of the +5 posts, it remained at 5.
It seems to keep your actual score, but will not display anything above 5.
Many things, Brian.
But FYI: I do not have the OSU color scheme of which you speak. The subject lines are true maize & blue, the only red being the "new" button. I know I have the most recent IE, whatever that is (one of the things wrong with me is I've lost count). For comparison, I'll check the color scheme out at work tomorrow where the computer system is even more primitive than my own.
But it was unnecessary - up and down votes that sum for userid's is all that's needed. This new thing is juvenile
whhheeee....is this a posbang?
He's embiggened his role with his cromulent performance!
A lot of us don't have a browser choice at work Brian.
Additional moderation tags for your consideration:
like having votes, but really wonder how the link between user points and posts are going to work.
Is something negative like troling or redundant really as bad as some other items like just gross stupidity or insensitive comments?