Comment Voting: Back, Modified Comment Count

Brian December 11th, 2013 at 3:59 PM


Hello. Comment voting is back. As as often the case with these things, I just had to do something entirely different to get it to work. Once I modified the approach it was easy, which… computers, man.

The graying out and highlighting are still a work in progress, but we have restored the status quo ante bellum, pre-slashcomments. I'll probably move the voting thing to the right, but I figured I'd let people get a grasp on the new/old status quo before making further changes.

The system:

You need 100 points to vote and start threads. As per before. No change there.

Upvoting is free and provides two points to the upvoted user. Someone posted something you like. Hurray!

Downvoting costs a point and subtracts a point from the downvoted user. Finally: something to spend your points on. It costs a point to downvote a guy in an effort to mitigate the echo-chamber effect; downvoting is not supposed to be disagreement. It also hurts the downvoted user less than upvoting helps him an effort to only excise folks who get more than two-thirds of the site on their bad side. If this is you… I cannot help you.

THERE IS NO LIMIT. bwahahahahahaha (there should probably be a limit. working on that.)



December 11th, 2013 at 4:27 PM ^

Haloscan?  Repeatedly refreshing waiting for a new thread?  The Groh mafia?  Just keep choppin' that wood, man.

Those were some dark times.  Made the Borges-hysteria look like a walk in the park.

/get off my lawn

03 Blue 07

December 11th, 2013 at 7:04 PM ^

What about the Jim Grobe mafia? It had a smaller contingent, but definitely had some supporters at the time. 

Haloscan wasn't bad, though, because there was a lot less "mainstream" readership at the time; it was pretty much only die-hard Michigan fans who'd gone looking for MgoBlog specifically or who had happened upon it via happenstance/internet search for Michigan blogs back in the blogspot days. And those days were glorious; I heard Les Miles bought a home in Barton Hills on Haloscan, after all. 

San Diego Mick

December 11th, 2013 at 10:02 PM ^

we as a collective need to stay on the lookout for douchery, in whatever form. It's like I always like to say, being nice should come easy, being an asshole takes effort and generally indicates an unhappy person, easy choice really.


Thanks Brian, I'm really glad you worked hard to get this accomplished, I really appreciate all the work you and the staff does, we are truly lucky to have you guys, keep up the great work!!!


Go Blue!!!