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  • andyBall_uk Level 7 (20,490 points)

    it does seem to be turned on, showing below each post & in profiles.

  • Topher Kessler Level 6 (9,865 points)

    I think popularity ranking is a great idea, though wouldn't it also be a good idea to have a "dislike" option as well? What if someone posts horrible advice in a response? It would be nice to be able to give it a thumbs-down as well to better help the ranking.

  • red_menace Level 6 (15,125 points)

    I like this one.

  • ~Bee Level 7 (31,425 points)

    OMG, Topher.


    You have taken us back to 2004 with the dislike button.

    It caused SOOOOOOO much grief, consternation, grumbling and rage, that

    it was banned forever.


    But you CAN simply post in that the advice is, shall we say, less than helpful.


  • R C-R Level 6 (17,400 points)

    Maybe a "Don't like" option would be a tad more polite? I realize it will mean pretty much the same thing to some users but it is a bit more neutral & not quite as harsh sounding.

  • Topher Kessler Level 6 (9,865 points)

    Ok, ok ok....


    Perhaps a "Rank This" option with 1-5 stars, as Apple has in iTunes...or something.

  • John Galt Level 8 (45,985 points)

    Click on the camera in the toolbar (apparently you can add videos as well).


    The video option is "greyed out" (at least on this Windows machine)


    I like the <strikethrough> option too

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 (25,722 points)

    Can you have negative stars? How about stars above 0 and lemons below.

  • a brody Level 9 (65,765 points)

    With big lemon icon to boot!

  • John Maisey Level 5 (6,895 points)

    With the like option and the Top Liked Content widget it allows you to find threads like this:

    ... which I for one found quite amusing and wouldn't have see otherwise.


    Best wishes


    John M

  • babowa Level 7 (29,965 points)

    And that would be of interest to me how/why? I do not own this gadget; therefore, I have no technical knowledge about it and am not interested/don't have time to read anything in that forum.


    If I want Facebook like features, I'd go to Facebook. As it is, I do not visit social networking sites; I prefer to do my social networking in person. I use these forums to a) learn and b) share my technical knowledge. Period. (Albeit with a dose of humor when apropriate).


    For T. Kessler: Please act like a responsible adult. I don't care if anyone is popular or not - this is not high school. If that "feature" goes into effect, I am done here.

  • romad Level 3 (605 points)

    babowa wrote:


    For T. Kessler: Please act like a responsible adult. I don't care if anyone is popular or not - this is not high school. If that "feature" goes into effect, I am done here.


    Barbara, that was kind of an inside joke on the App Store's inane rating system. Someone will purchase say a note-taking app for $4.99 but then, when it doesn't work EXACTLY like MS Word, give the app a 1 star rating, complain that it was over priced, and demand their money back!

  • babowa Level 7 (29,965 points)

    I see - thank you; since I do not use the App Store, I wouldn't know about it. And I believe I've purchased 4 songs from the iTunes store, the last one was more than a year ago. But, even if I did, I would not play a silly "ratings" game. I do believe T. Kessler was serious though - but I could be wrong.


    I will try this for a while and see what refinements/changes may be made. Being rated as 'unpopular' or 'popular' is not acceptable to me. I know my capabilities and deficiencies and I am not here to be in a contest.

  • Jim MacCormaic Level 4 (2,635 points)
    Currently, we do not have the "popularity" feature turned on in the system. We are looking to roll that out in future releases. This is where the Like button will come in as it is factored into the ranking for the "Popular" widget that we look to enable in Your View in the future.


    Please tell me you aren't serious about that.


    Surely all that's appropriate here is what applied before this unwelcome re-design was foisted on us — (a) did an answer provide the solution, or (b) was the  answer helpful. I note that the Support "Communities" (oh how I detest that change!) prefers "Correct" to "Solved", which in itself is an unfortunate linguistic change.

  • Topher Kessler Level 6 (9,865 points)

    I was being light-hearted about the specifics, but would be open to some form of ranking if implemented right. I wouldnt want it impeding on the discussion or other "experiences" here unless I explicitely choose to do so. Overall though, I do agree that avoiding trolls is perhaps a far more appealing option than implementing such a feature, if push comes to shove.