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    13 Nov '13 11:43
    The whole point of the recommended posts page is to give the view a brief list of the interesting posts of the past week. The way the system is a post with 2 thumbs up and no thumbs down appears ahead of a post with 9 thumbs up and 8 thumbs down.

    Which post would you rather read?
  2. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    13 Nov '13 16:51
    Originally posted by Trev33
    The whole point of the recommended posts page is to give the view a brief list of the interesting posts of the past week. The way the system is a post with 2 thumbs up and no thumbs down appears ahead of a post with 9 thumbs up and 8 thumbs down.

    Which post would you rather read?
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  4. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    14 Nov '13 00:41
    Originally posted by Trev33
    The whole point of the recommended posts page is to give the view a brief list of the interesting posts of the past week. The way the system is a post with 2 thumbs up and no thumbs down appears ahead of a post with 9 thumbs up and 8 thumbs down.

    Which post would you rather read?
    Trev, why not rank the Recommended Posts by a combined total of the Thumbs Up and Down. Though I've seen a few posts with two dozen, the seventeen (9 + 8) in your example would surely be near the top of page one. The issue is readership.
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    14 Nov '13 11:47
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Trev, why not rank the Recommended Posts by a combined total of the Thumbs Up and Down. Though I've seen a few posts with two dozen, the seventeen (9 + 8) in your example would surely be near the top of page one. The issue is readership.
    Since 17 thumbs down and none up would rate a post equally high, but probably signify the contents as drivel.

    I support the original idea.
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    14 Nov '13 13:21
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    Since 17 thumbs down and none up would rate a post equally high, but probably signify the contents as drivel.

    I support the original idea.
    Drivel is ignored; provocative posts elicit replies from conversationalists with differing points of view (and drive by Thumbs Down only from cowards). Giving these posts and host threads higher profile invites increased conversation; public forum post volume drives site advertiser revenues. Seventeen Thumbs Down is highly unlikely, unless privately encouraged.
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    14 Nov '13 15:59
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Trev, why not rank the Recommended Posts by a combined total of the Thumbs Up and Down. Though I've seen a few posts with two dozen, the seventeen (9 + 8) in your example would surely be near the top of page one. The issue is readership.
    People thumb your posts down for a reason.
  8. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    14 Nov '13 23:08
    Originally posted by darvlay
    People thumb your posts down for a reason.
    Would the "reason" relate to assessments made on page two of Thread 156283?
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    16 Nov '13 16:371 edit
    Originally posted by Trev33
    The whole point of the recommended posts page is to give the view a brief list of the interesting posts of the past week. The way the system is a post with 2 thumbs up and no thumbs down appears ahead of a post with 9 thumbs up and 8 thumbs down.

    Which post would you rather read?
    It is 'Recommended Posts', not 'Most Interesting Posts'.

    A post with 8 thumbs down isn't really 'recommended' now, is it?

    Also, controversy does not make a post 'interesting'.

    No, the thumbs down is vital info. I see what you're trying to do here. Your aim is to remove any reason for voting thumbs down on any post. Why bother to vote it down if 9 morons can get together and vote a post up and get it on the page, despite 8 or 9 thumbs down votes?

    Maybe you should just figure out how to write better posts, instead of relying on people with bad taste.
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    19 Nov '13 22:16
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    It is 'Recommended Posts', not 'Most Interesting Posts'.

    A post with 8 thumbs down isn't really 'recommended' now, is it?

    Also, controversy does not make a post 'interesting'.

    No, the thumbs down is vital info. I see what you're trying to do here. Your aim is to remove any reason for voting thumbs down on any post. Why bother to vote it down if ...[text shortened]... u should just figure out how to write better posts, instead of relying on people with bad taste.
    So if a post with 8 thumbs down isn't recommended neither is a post with 10 thumbs up by your theory. I'd rather read the post with 10 thumbs up and 8 down over the boring chess forum 2 thumbs up post any day.

    And there's not a 'hidden agenda' about every post in the forums, unlike you might believe some are just as they appear.

    I can say the same about 9, or even 4 morons getting together and pushing what should be a a high rated post down, as we see many times in the general forum.
  11. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    20 Nov '13 02:43
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    It is 'Recommended Posts', not 'Most Interesting Posts'.

    A post with 8 thumbs down isn't really 'recommended' now, is it?

    Also, controversy does not make a post 'interesting'.

    No, the thumbs down is vital info. I see what you're trying to do here. Your aim is to remove any reason for voting thumbs down on any post. Why bother to vote it down if ...[text shortened]... u should just figure out how to write better posts, instead of relying on people with bad taste.
    If it's not 'most interesting', it should be.

    And absolutely, controversy makes a post interesting. You could not be more wrong on that one.
  12. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    21 Nov '13 04:17
    Originally posted by Trev33
    So if a post with 8 thumbs down isn't recommended neither is a post with 10 thumbs up by your theory. I'd rather read the post with 10 thumbs up and 8 down over the boring chess forum 2 thumbs up post any day.

    And there's not a 'hidden agenda' about every post in the forums, unlike you might believe some are just as they appear.

    I can say the same about ...[text shortened]... and pushing what should be a a high rated post down, as we see many times in the general forum.
    "I can say the same about 9, or even 4 morons getting together and pushing what should be a a high rated post down, as we see many times in the general forum."

    Happens frequently with 3-4...
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