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Old 09-01-2007, 08:31 PM   #31
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I have talked to her about it, and I won't say much, because I believe it is her place to speak for herself, but I do know that she didn't even realize the ratings existed.
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Old 09-01-2007, 08:34 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by zip View Post

Maybe we could each ask ourselves how we'd feel if someone rated our thread with a 1, especially if the purpose of the thread had an all-inclusive purpose that would benefit someone who desperately needed it.
I feel pretty safe in saying that I so deeply respect the rights of people, especially the people on this forum, to have and express their opinions, that I could not care any less whether anything I did received a rating of "1".
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Old 09-01-2007, 08:36 PM   #33
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I can honestly say that I wouldn't and don't care how someone rated any thread I had. I'm not here to be validated for everything or anything I do.

I can also honestly say that I don't agree with every charity out there in the world. Does that make me a bad person?
Just because someone has a different view or opinion doesn't mean there has to be something wrong with it or that by expressing a differing point of view I'm "abusing" something.
 
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Old 09-01-2007, 08:42 PM   #34
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I think this subject strikes a chord with several of you who are proclaiming that it doesn't matter, yet are seeking and finding validation by rating one another's blogs with 5s.
 
Old 09-01-2007, 08:44 PM   #35
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I think this subject strikes a chord with several of you who are proclaiming that it doesn't matter, yet are seeking and finding validation by rating one another's blogs with 5s.
Why are you making this assumption that people actually care what their blogs are rated. I, along with Carmen, don't care what my threads are rated. I do not base my personal self worth on what other people think of me. I would rather have people feel that they could express their own opinions than care that they've rated any of my threads with a 5.
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Old 09-01-2007, 08:44 PM   #36
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As GinnyG guessed, the rating system is a feature that came with the software.

We decided to keep it as a feature, because it allows recommended threads to be sorted to the top and browsed through.

I agree that the ability to rank threads a low number, does not serve a positive function in our community, and is indeed an "un-KH" feature. No thread deserves a low rank, in my opinion, except maybe spam, but we have a "report this post" feature for that.

We are removing the bottom two rankings from the tally, and the ability to use them. Perhaps at some future point, when Sheldon has time, we will replace the ranking system with a more appropriate, single-choice button that serves the function to recommend a thread for browsing.
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I'm really not sure what you mean. I don't really know you or your sister. I've never read her blog, or the charity postings. I've already told you I didn't know about the ratings, which I'm sure Sheldon can and will look up. I can't say that I understand why you are so very angry and agitated about this. But I hope you feel better soon.
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Old 09-01-2007, 08:44 PM   #38
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Originally Posted by sara_jayne View Post
Why are you making this assumption that people actually care what their blogs are rated. I, along with Carmen, don't care what my threads are rated. I do not base my personal self worth on what other people think of me. I would rather have people feel that they could express their own opinions than care that they've rated any of my threads with a 5.

They why fight me so hard on whether there's a rating system?
 
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Originally Posted by zip View Post
I think this subject strikes a chord with several of you who are proclaiming that it doesn't matter, yet are seeking and finding validation by rating one another's blogs with 5s.
I don't rate other people's blogs as a validation, nor do I expect mine to be rated. I do it because it is fun, just like this forum is fun (or used to be) and just like the smilies are fun. I don't use any of these things to make me feel better as a knitter, or a person, I use them because I enjoy doing them.

That is just like saying that you are looking for validation which is why you started this thread.

And a side note, you can't change your vote later if you change your mind, so How do you know that people who voted one way don't now wish they had voted another?
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Originally Posted by amy View Post
As GinnyG guessed, the rating system is a feature that came with the software.

We decided to keep it as a feature, because it allows recommended threads to be sorted to the top and browsed through.

I agree that the ability to rank threads a low number, does not serve a positive function in our community, and is indeed an "un-KH" feature. No thread deserves a low rank, in my opinion, except maybe spam, but we have a "report this post" feature for that.

We are removing the bottom two rankings from the tally, and the ability to use them. Perhaps at some future point, when Sheldon has time, we will replace the ranking system with a more appropriate, single-choice button that serves the function to recommend a thread for browsing.

Thank you, Amy & Sheldon! Sincerely.
 
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