No more negatives!

Discussion in 'THREAD ARCHIVES' started by Diana, Mar 10, 2015.

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  1. Greetings from your administrators!

    We have come to realize that Iwaku is now TOO BIG to expect our population to be able to use negative ratings responsibly and us still be able to enforce it. Over the past year we have had multiple cases of people using ratings for spiteful vengeance, to gain notoriety for negatives, and people using them because they didn't agree with the opinion of the poster. All of which go against the spirit and purpose in which we wanted these to be used. :(

    With Iwaku as large as it is, we're no longer able to effectively find and punish individuals who abuse those negative ratings. If staff are incapable of making sure a feature is used responsibly and respectfully, it is better for all of us that we remove it to prevent future issues.

    From this point on if you want to show displeasure with a member's post, you will have to use your words and be accountable for them!

    All negative ratings have been DELETED and replaced with positive and neutral options. :D We hope that some of the new ratings will be fun and useful for you!

    My personal favorite is the new Hug button. <3 WHAT IS YOURS?
     
    • You Need a Hug x 31
    • Bucket of Rainbows x 12
    • Like x 5
    • Love x 2
    • Thank x 2
    • Useful x 2
    • You Get a Cookie x 2
    • Go Home, You're Drunk x 1
    • WTF Did I Just Read x 1
  2. We now have something else in common with facebook.
     
    • You Need a Hug x 14
    • Like x 4
    • Bucket of Rainbows x 3
    • Go Home, You're Drunk x 2
    • Love x 1
    • Cat Like Typing Detected x 1
  3. Looks like people will be getting a lot more ratings for being drunk <.< Closest thing we've got now :P
     
    • Like x 6
    • Go Home, You're Drunk x 5
    • You Need a Hug x 2
    • Love x 1
    • Useful x 1
    • Bucket of Rainbows x 1
    • Cat Like Typing Detected x 1
    • WTF Did I Just Read x 1
  4. All the new ones are sooo great. The helpful one is great, the rainbow is funny and the hug one is HNNGG.

    My favorite is definitely the rainbow one though :D

    But why did you take away the dislike button? That was a neutral rating so that one could show that they didn't agree without having to actually say they didn't agree and not having to leave any red stains on their profile xD That one wasn't that bad.
     
    • Bucket of Rainbows Bucket of Rainbows x 4
    • You Need a Hug You Need a Hug x 4
    • Like Like x 3
  5. Because people were trying to get as many of them as possible and abusing the system. >=(
     
    • You Need a Hug You Need a Hug x 4
    • Bucket of Rainbows Bucket of Rainbows x 1
  6. Wasn't that a neutral one though? The frowning gray face? >_>'

    I'M NOT OLD ENOUGH TO BE SO FUZZY ON STUFF D:
     
    • You Need a Hug You Need a Hug x 4
    • Bucket of Rainbows Bucket of Rainbows x 1
  7. FUCKING RAINBOWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
    • Bucket of Rainbows Bucket of Rainbows x 21
    • Go Home, You're Drunk Go Home, You're Drunk x 1
    • You Need a Hug You Need a Hug x 1
  8. I was SO close to beating Asmo's negative ratings, too

    FOILED AGAIN!
     
    • You Need a Hug You Need a Hug x 11
    • Go Home, You're Drunk Go Home, You're Drunk x 3
    • Bucket of Rainbows Bucket of Rainbows x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  9. I like the new system. Slightly sad about the lack of negative ratings, but there's a good reason for the removal so it's all good.
    It was indeed neutral, and it looked like this: :err:
     
    • You Get a Cookie You Get a Cookie x 5
    • You Need a Hug You Need a Hug x 2
    • Bucket of Rainbows Bucket of Rainbows x 1
  10. yeah, they abused the negative ratings, but the dislike button wasn't a negative rating before. So it feels odd that it was taken away together with the negative ratings xD
     
    • You Need a Hug You Need a Hug x 3
    • Bucket of Rainbows Bucket of Rainbows x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  11. We feel like even though it was a neutral option, people would just fallback on using "Dislike" as the negative smite button. >>

    "Go Home You're Drunk" and "WTF Did I Just Read" could also be abused in similar ways, but they are such silly options it's hard to take seriously as a negative option.
     
    • Go Home, You're Drunk x 8
    • Cat Like Typing Detected x 2
    • Like x 1
    • Bucket of Rainbows x 1
    • You Need a Hug x 1
  12. HOW'D THAT FEEL DIANA? HM?

    I didn't sleep last night woo
     
    • You Need a Hug You Need a Hug x 5
    • Bucket of Rainbows Bucket of Rainbows x 1
    • Go Home, You're Drunk Go Home, You're Drunk x 1
  13. User "ElBell" has been IP banned.
     
    • You Need a Hug x 5
    • Love x 1
    • Thank x 1
    • Bucket of Rainbows x 1
    • You Get a Cookie x 1
  14. Because of this, I just got 30 alerts about people rating my posts as RAINBOWS.

    Where's my goddamn Lucky Charms, then? huh?
     
    • Bucket of Rainbows Bucket of Rainbows x 8
    • Love Love x 4
    • You Get a Cookie You Get a Cookie x 3
    • You Need a Hug You Need a Hug x 2
  15. WHERE'S MY "GET OFF MY LAWN" RATING? HUH, DIANA? HUH?
     
    • You Need a Hug x 6
    • Like x 2
    • Go Home, You're Drunk x 2
    • Love x 1
    • Thank x 1
    • Useful x 1
    • Bucket of Rainbows x 1
  16. VAY WON'T LET ME ADD 20 NEW SPARKLING HAPPY RATINGS OROCHI. >:[ GET OUT OF HERE.
     
    • You Need a Hug You Need a Hug x 4
    • Bucket of Rainbows Bucket of Rainbows x 2
    • Love Love x 1
  17. They clutter up the interface. D=<
     
    • Bucket of Rainbows Bucket of Rainbows x 2
    • You Need a Hug You Need a Hug x 2
  18. I would add:

    Gold Stars
    Glittering Sparkles
    Rose Petals
    You're Welcome
    I Want to Have Sex with You Right NOW
    High Five
    Fist Bump
    Head Boops

    SO MANY MORE.
     
    • Love x 7
    • Bucket of Rainbows x 3
    • Go Home, You're Drunk x 3
    • You Need a Hug x 3
    • Like x 1
    • Useful x 1
  19. That sex one would be really awkward. Just imagine all the instances of that rating being given across age groups. :|

    Most of the rest seem gratuitous too.

    @Vay, pls, keep up the good work of keeping Diana from going totally insane with the ratings. Thanks.
     
    • Like x 3
    • Love x 1
    • Bucket of Rainbows x 1
    • Go Home, You're Drunk x 1
    • You Need a Hug x 1
  20. We need a button to counteract the 'Go Home, You're Drunk':
    'How Many Drugs Have You Used'
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Love Love x 3
    • Bucket of Rainbows Bucket of Rainbows x 2
    • You Need a Hug You Need a Hug x 2
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