Actually, after Badger declared that peeing on the playa was what he was going to do forever, and 1/2 of the "golden people" here agreed, I've kept a lower profile on trying to help.
precipitate wrote:> And I'm sure there are admins following this thread
Dunno. There's a lot of stuff out here, and they've admitted they don't
participate much. I think requests that need to be heard should be made
in the Features or Bugs forums.
But this has been requested there already, and more than once, and
antron posted a link to an existing mod to the software that does a lot of
what we'd like. It even tells you who's plonked you.
blyslv wrote:clandyone wrote:I think that there is hope, actually. There are some quality discussions going on here, and some promising new blood.
They are still too difficult to find after wading through substantial dross, but I agree clandyone. And BTW, your essay on why fundies are BAD was awesome. Writing like that is why I come back to this little sandbox.
clandyone wrote:Why, thank you, blyslv! I'm a titch insecure about my written communication skills, so that means a lot.
And same to you and more of it for your post in the Core Values thread.
This place ain't so bad.
Clandy, insecure about your written communication skills? Why? Your one of the people I always make it a point to read like Precipitate, Ivy, Alice, PJ, Badger...in my book your right up there with them.
You have nothing to worry about, post away!
III wrote:keep it up, and it'll be fish.
wait, you'd like that, huh?
precipitate wrote: I'd love to have some testing time with it too before it goes live...No way to know until you have some experience...
III wrote:i'm trying to figure out why i feel that the ability to plonk people is a much lower priority than being able to organize, follow, and navigate different threads in an ongoing fashion.
Kinetic wrote:It looks like this is coming down to one thing: We need a plonk button.
If we get enough people sending the admins a request, maybe they can look into it and try to make it happen.
Keep in mind that the admins are volunteers and likely have lots of other stuff going on...so patience will be required. But it sure sounds like this is what we need. And I'm sure there are admins following this thread....with enough feedback they might even act based on what they read here.
technopatra wrote:The feedback on whether to indicate/highlight posts you've read, or posts you have not, has been split down the middle, so no matter what we we'll piss people off. Such is life.
To reduce troll factor, we are also kicking around the idea of a relationship/ratings mod, where you can rate the quality of the posts.
What do you guys think?
technopatra wrote:...based on what I've read throughout the eplaya, the most important/desired changes/additions seem to be:
-add a ubiquitous "email the sysop" link, including on the pre-login homepage
-ability to plonk users and threads
-publish our own community guidelines/conduct/user agreement (the out-of-the-box one is available, but feedback is that it is not personal, specific, or Burning Man-ish
I'll be the first to admit that I haven't read all the threads on the new eplaya. But what I have read suggests that among people who have an opinion on the subject, that opinion runs overwhelmingly in favor of a modification that would accurately let us know which posts we have or have not read.
The ability to pop back into a thread at the point where I left off would dramatically increase my satisfaction with the new forum. As the number of threads grows, noting that a thread was posted before or during my last session is not an effective proxy for whether I read it or not.
Tiara wrote:I'm much more ambivalent about a ratings system to control trolls. I can and do mentally "plonk" trolls. I can judge for myself whether I feel a person's posts are worth reading. To me, a ratings system opens the door to more (and unneeded) "us vs. them" scenarios.
Tiara wrote:ps-thanks to you and the rest of the tech team for taking the time to solicit and respond to feedback.
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