#467 Recommend to friend

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2005-09-06
2005-09-05
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A "recommend comment to friend" feature on each
comment would be nice. A comment could be
highlighted with a yellow dot (like a friend is green
etc), and get a user-selectable bonus.

Perhaps this could be extended to 'recommend to
specific friend' - who could get a notice when a
recommendation is made. (assuming both have each
other listed as friends, to avoid abuse of the system).

Discussion

  • Rob Malda

    Rob Malda - 2005-09-06
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  • Rob Malda

    Rob Malda - 2005-09-06

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    this is essentially what the moderation system is. We plan to address this
    conceptually with the planned mod rewrite. When that happens, more
    points will be put into the system, allowing more people to participate, and
    allowing more recommendations.

     
  • Rob Malda

    Rob Malda - 2005-09-06
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  • Rikard Anglerud

    Rikard Anglerud - 2005-09-06

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    Thanks for the reply (and I relize friend/foes/moderation is
    smack in
    your turf, and you undoubtedly have better insight into
    this). Now, I
    don't know exactly what the mod rewrite will imply, but I
    think there's
    some differences between a 'hey, check this out'
    recommendation, and a
    moderation. The latter is supposed to be a much more
    objective view of a
    comment - is it well formed, written correctly and does it
    offer an
    insight. A 'hey look at this' is less formal, and can easily
    be entirely
    subjective. It's less about form, and more about contents.

    The moderation system offers a group of trusted people (who
    have
    shown they participate in the system, and been vetted though
    the
    metamod system) the opportunity to let a comment show
    through better
    because someone argues his/her point well.

    A recommendation system allows you to get a glimpse of the
    specific
    opinions of an individual. "What does Carmack think of this
    post on 3d graphics", "look Bruce Perence thinks there's
    something
    valuable in this comment". It also allows the user who gives
    the
    recommendation the opportunity to reply, expand on the
    original comment.

    I guess the point is, the moderator is an algamation of
    people, a friend
    is a specific individual that I trust, or whose opinion I
    value.

    Rikard (user #491)

     

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