Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Dec 2012 00:32 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Now that the holidays are upon us (happy holidays!) and the year is about to end, we at OSNews thought it time to finally lift the veil a little bit on the next version of OSNews - OSNews 5. I've hinted at this next version of OSNews here and there in the comments, but we think it's time to make it all a little bit more official by taking in some initial feedback.
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Two voting systems
by lucas0 on Wed 26th Dec 2012 14:49 UTC
lucas0
Member since:
2012-04-20

I'd like to have two voting systems:

One if you agree with the content of the text (+/-) and one for the quality (like we had it till now).

I think many people use the current voting system both ways, what makes the score less meaningful. I'm really interested what the majority of the readers thinks and this would be an easy way to make it visible.

Edit: I've forgot to say that I really like the new design. Less fancy and focus on the content is great.

Edited 2012-12-26 14:52 UTC

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RE: Two voting systems
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 26th Dec 2012 15:12 in reply to "Two voting systems"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

One if you agree with the content of the text (+/-) and one for the quality (like we had it till now).


Too complicated, and entirely needless. The current system is actually designed to handle both types of votes. There's loads of algorithms underpinning it all which handle these matters. Few people realise - luckily - just what our mod system entails. Beneath those plus and minus links there's a lot of magic going on, continuously developed over a long period of time.

We already have voting systems for both agreement and quality. Adam was just smart enough to roll them into the one single system ;) .

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RE[2]: Two voting systems
by Luminair on Thu 27th Dec 2012 09:53 in reply to "RE: Two voting systems"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

Intriguing. Adam has god mode enabled

Truth is most people aren't qualified to judge those two factors, and the result of supporting both would just be a mess. You could promote a certain class of users to rate value however

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