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User: Cammie Winston

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Posted in The Official Mister Poll Forum on 2008-12-21 19:25:54

What if individual posts could be voted up or down. So if a user has a post voted down X amount of times, they would lose Karma. If the post is voted up X amount of times, the user gains karma.

This would encourage more useful participation. Someone who misbehaves repeatedly would have to begin making productive posts, or lose access to more selective polls.

If a pollster wants to create a fun poll where anyone could participate, she wouldn't have a threshold at all. But if she wants a poll with serious comments for a school research project, it might have a Karma threshold to encourage serious participation.

And a Karma rating could show how much credibility a user has. With this creating new accounts all the time would accomplish very little, as they would still lack Karma.

Possibly people would be able to vote Karma for polls too, you might be able to use that to also generate a Digg style front page list.

Cammie

Posted in The Official Mister Poll Forum on 2008-12-21 13:00:53

Interesting idea, but the problem is if the moderator isn't around, the board wouldn't function anymore. Which would make a lot of Misterpoll into dead space. Moderators often don't stick around for long, and who has the time to constantly be approving new people anyway?

Yahoo Groups implements lists like this, and it's still a mess, and hasn't stopped spamming or trolling. It's a very 1998 approach to things.

What if Karma was implemented, so a poll creator could set a minimum amount of Karma for someone to post. This would let poll creators select a narrower demographic with more credibility to respond on their polls.

Also it would mean that misbehavior on one poll would reflect on another poll, instead of a troll being able to move to a new poll to cause trouble each time, until the moderator wises up to him.

That would raise the standard of behavior across all of Misterpoll, instead of only individual polls.

Thanks

Cammie

Posted in The Official Mister Poll Forum on 2008-12-19 15:40:03

yes that's a good idea for a feature, what ninja guy said

moderators aren't enough because people forget about their polls or aren't around. On most boards there is a Block User feature, that way if someone annoys you, you can just block them.

if a person annoys enough people, he will be blocked and become invisible.

this is a good way of teaching even the most annoying and obnoxious people to behave themselves, because if they don't, no one can see what they're saying

on a chat board i used to be on, we had a HUGE problem with a few obnoxious people, and when Block User was implemented, a few learned to behave themselves and became members in good standing, and those who couldn't learn threw tantrums no one else could see and then left

it was a perfect solution