Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
4808 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1491


  Reply # 776772 8-Mar-2013 11:45
5 people support this post
Send private message

freitasm:

networkn: Also any chance it could be moved where the reply # and date is? Or Below where the Compose Reply is? It's distracting where it is?


Distracting or really does what it's supposed to and draw attention to a post with lots of support?



My view is it is distracting, because your (well, my!) attention gets drawn directly to it, regardless of whether the post has any additional support. Even with no votes, the eyes go straight to it.

I'm not knocking the concept (I think it's a good idea), just not keen on the page placement.

2598 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 604

Trusted

  Reply # 776773 8-Mar-2013 11:46
One person supports this post
Send private message

freitasm: Ok... Behind the scenes it took me about three hours coding and testing this. A new table in the database, one new filtered unique index, three new stored procedures and all the checks basically re-use the same functions the main forum script uses so that saved a lot of development and test time.

I know there are a couple of more things to do, but we're in code fast, release fast mode today (and I have to leave the house soon, so rather have something out of the door today than next Monday).


Nice work. And bravo for having the... umm.... intestinal fortitude to deploy a new feature to production on a Friday :-)

BDFL - Memuneh
60322 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11358

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 776778 8-Mar-2013 11:47
Send private message

Train your eyes... Really other day I was on IRC and someone posted "I heard there's a 'secret' function on Geekzone where you can get emails sent if someone you 'stalk' posts. Where is this?"

Well, look it's a green [STALK] button under the user name/avatar.

People miss things around here, have no interest in finding new features and when something pops in front of them... I get complaints.

Let's see how this one works.




BDFL - Memuneh
60322 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11358

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 776780 8-Mar-2013 11:48
Send private message

dclegg: Nice work. And bravo for having the... umm.... intestinal fortitude to deploy a new feature to production on a Friday :-)


It didn't involve resetting passwords or changing existing tables...







BDFL - Memuneh
60322 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11358

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 776782 8-Mar-2013 11:50
Send private message

Also someone commented about perhaps creating a series of badges for people with lots of "concurs".

I will do it later, but not sure it wouldn't get people asking friends to click the buttons just so they can go up the ladder...





568 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 4

Subscriber

  Reply # 776787 8-Mar-2013 11:55
Send private message

freitasm: Also someone commented about perhaps creating a series of badges for people with lots of "concurs".

I will do it later, but not sure it wouldn't get people asking friends to click the buttons just so they can go up the ladder...


There are threads on XDA which are just giant circle-jerks for thanks. I'm quite happy with the current implementation. It's a nice way of saying thanks or expressing appreciation for a post without spamming a thread. 






2598 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 604

Trusted

  Reply # 776790 8-Mar-2013 11:58
Send private message

freitasm:
dclegg: Nice work. And bravo for having the... umm.... intestinal fortitude to deploy a new feature to production on a Friday :-)


It didn't involve resetting passwords or changing existing tables...





Sure, but any change to existing code can run the risk (no matter how small) of breaking existing functionality. And Murphy's Law states that this probability is increased if you deploy before a weekend, and even more so if deployed before going on leave.


3563 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 142

Trusted

  Reply # 776799 8-Mar-2013 12:06
3 people support this post
Send private message

Sorry if this has been mentioned somewhere but how about a button where we can view the top posts with the most votes in a thread? Similar to the Answers button.

BDFL - Memuneh
60322 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11358

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

119 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 17


  Reply # 776822 8-Mar-2013 12:41
One person supports this post
Send private message

Maybe I misunderstood the intended purpose of this feature, but for my own use I like to be able to express the sentiment of "I appreciate you taking the time to share that perspective or information".

And the thing is that I have just as much appreciation for opinions which differ from my own, because they often make me think more deeply about a subject or examine it from another perspective and I derive a lot of my learning from that process, so it's not always accurate to say that "I concur" (I agree, or I like)

Agreement is irrelevant to me, really. My valuing is that somebody contributed to the forum in some original way which enriched the community as a whole, as oposed to running with the sheeple or enciting the fan boyz. A simple "nod" would do it for me.

+1 for your time spent Mauricio :o)

13840 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2451

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 776824 8-Mar-2013 12:43
7 people support this post
Send private message

How about putting the "+1" button up bside the email/profile/quote buttons and making it blend in. It's a bit of an eyesore.




AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer


3318 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 625

Trusted

  Reply # 776837 8-Mar-2013 12:57
Send private message

maybe doing staged post background colour as well depending on votes. just something subtle and not overly distracting.

so posts with lots of votes are easier to see.


16926 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4761

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 776840 8-Mar-2013 13:02
2 people support this post
Send private message

freitasm:
networkn: Should it be concurs?


Yes, for one person. Will fix soon.

networkn: Also any chance it could be moved where the reply # and date is? Or Below where the Compose Reply is? It's distracting where it is?


Distracting or really does what it's supposed to and draw attention to a post with lots of support?

networkn: Can we turn it off if that isn't possible?


This is a first release. On/Off will come later.

Turning it off means you won't know if someone get's support from the other users. Your loss.



Well If it could be integrated elsewhere then I am happy to keep it, but honestly, from my perspective it's too distracting.

16926 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4761

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 776843 8-Mar-2013 13:04
Send private message

freitasm: Because I can see some poor guy being ganged up by people with torches and pitchforks after posting a stupid comment, then complaining that there's been bullying and go running crying to someone higher up.

Remember, this is anonymous (for the public, not for us) and people can be nasty when they think they are anonymous.



Hi, 

The worst that happens is that they get voted down. The rules for posting don't change so no-one can really be that "nasty" anyway right? It's against the FUG. The worst I could see if someone who posts something really annoying and their post gets -100 votes. It's no different than when you went to school and behaved badly and your friends called you out on it. 


16926 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4761

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 776844 8-Mar-2013 13:06
Send private message

freitasm: Also someone commented about perhaps creating a series of badges for people with lots of "concurs".

I will do it later, but not sure it wouldn't get people asking friends to click the buttons just so they can go up the ladder...



No offense but I think you are over estimating the value of a geekzone badge :) 

It's not like getting a badge gets you a T-Shirt or anything :-)

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12


New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17


Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41


Exhibition to showcase digital artwork from across the globe
Posted 23-May-2018 16:44


Auckland tops list of most vulnerable cities in a zombie apocalypse
Posted 23-May-2018 12:52


ASB first bank in New Zealand to step out with Garmin Pay
Posted 23-May-2018 00:10


Umbrellar becomes Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider
Posted 22-May-2018 15:43


Three New Zealand projects shortlisted in IDC Asia Pacific Smart Cities Awards
Posted 22-May-2018 15:14


UpStarters - the New Zealand tech and innovation story
Posted 21-May-2018 09:55


Lightbox updates platform with new streaming options
Posted 17-May-2018 13:09


Norton Core router launches with high-performance, IoT security in New Zealand
Posted 16-May-2018 02:00


D-Link ANZ launches new 4G LTE Dual SIM M2M VPN Router
Posted 15-May-2018 19:30


New Panasonic LUMIX FT7 ideal for outdoor: waterproof, dustproof
Posted 15-May-2018 19:17


Ryanair Goes All-In on AWS
Posted 15-May-2018 19:14


Te Papa and EQC Minecraft Mod shakes up earthquake education
Posted 15-May-2018 19:12



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.