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  #2238939 16-May-2019 11:06
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freitasm:

 

A +1 is earned. If you want Likes and Hearts... Well there's Facebook and Instagram for that.

 

Look at the Geekzone Dashboard for the top +1 earners.

 

How is @sbiddle coming second? All he does is complains.

 

We need to get some fraud checking implemented on the +1 system.





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  #2238944 16-May-2019 11:19
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My sense of self worth is directly proportional to my +1 ratio.


 
 
 
 


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  #2238950 16-May-2019 11:24
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I do take note of the proportions of upvotes displayed for each user. High proportions - for me that is more than 1 in 3 - are generally a good indicator of quality posts. I observe, but have no data to support this, that those users seem to get more upvotes because users we trust them and don't have to check their replies as rigorously as if they were users we were not so familiar with. Low ratios aren't so reliable because many simply indicate infrequent or disparate involvement.

 

I don't see that most +1s are "hard earned". The quality of writing doesn't seem to affect upvoting as much as how it appeals in other ways.

 

The most constant use and the highest ranked posts in any thread are generally humorous, as above https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=48&topicid=250551&page_no=1#2238819, and often off-hand.

 

Expressions of outrage and high emotion seem to get a lot too. Perhaps because we can identify with the sentiment. Anyway, the most likely place for such topics is the Off Topic forum which has, by far, the most upvotes: 64K, 46K ahead of the next highest.

 

I'd be interested to see a more detailed analysis of +1s by forum.


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  #2238954 16-May-2019 11:29
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I agree with Hammerer. I look at the ratio too. Its not how many +1 or how many posts but how many people resonated with.


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  #2238955 16-May-2019 11:29
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freitasm:

Look at the Geekzone Dashboard



Wow that is really cool! Seeing the growth and trends changing throughout the years is fascinating.

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  #2238957 16-May-2019 11:31
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michaelmurfy:

 

How is @sbiddle coming second? All he does is complains.

 

We need to get some fraud checking implemented on the +1 system.

 

 

Suspect a bit of bribery going on..... or blackmail.

 

:D

 

 





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  #2239055 16-May-2019 12:06
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jonathan18:

 

Yeah, I recall there was a thread about adding a -1 option a year or so back but the end decision was to not go there.

 

I was thinking of this today when I read a post in the Jeremy Kyle thread - I didn't have the energy to respond but certainly thought it deserved a big -1!

 

 

 

 

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  #2239069 16-May-2019 12:33
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thanks all !

 

Got a much better understanding of the Geek zone ethos.

 

Will take it into consideration.

 

I'm a mad +1 fan, as an encouragement to discuss, debate. As an independent journo, sometimes that's all I can afford to 'pay'. But if debate is a 'given' on this platform then will try and restrain myself from treating gz same as other social networks.

 

thanks again,

 

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  #2239090 16-May-2019 13:02
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Hammerer:

 

I don't see that most +1s are "hard earned". The quality of writing doesn't seem to affect upvoting as much as how it appeals in other ways.

 

 

 

 

Yeah, I think you're partially correct...  I too would be quite interested in more detailed analysis of +1s. 

 

I try as hard as possible to +1 posts that seem well thought out and written, but have to constantly fight the urge to +1 purely on agreeing with a sentiment or point of view expressed.

 

I think it's human nature to do this.... I seem to recall some fairly interesting research recently about the tendency for social platforms and +1 type systems and the internet in general leading to more and more people living their lives in an extremely insular environment (whether you look at facebook or instagram feeds or even your google suggested news items) - essentially it's much easier these days to surround yourself with a large group of  "friends" who all agree with your point of view, so most peoples online experiences (and day to day experiences as a result) are getting more and more echo-chamber like.


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If +1 gets you excited, you're going to love moanmyip.com [Do not click at work]





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  #2239285 16-May-2019 16:12
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muppet:

 

If +1 gets you excited, you're going to love moanmyip.com [Do not click at work]

 

 

 

 

F*#k, i clicked that by mistake and it went behind another window.....made the boys laugh though, good link that!

 

 


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  #2239287 16-May-2019 16:14
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hsvhel:

 

muppet:

 

If +1 gets you excited, you're going to love moanmyip.com [Do not click at work]

 

 

F*#k, i clicked that by mistake and it went behind another window.....made the boys laugh though, good link that!

 

 

"Invalid IP" :(

 

Had to browse through a proxy to view the site.


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  #2239378 16-May-2019 17:17
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I did not know about the stats on the dashboard - that's cool. What is this though? IE with 25M? Does this stat reset at any stage?

 

 

 


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  #2239380 16-May-2019 17:21
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It is since we began tracking. Filter year by year and you will see the decline of Internet Explorer.




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  #2239383 16-May-2019 17:23
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Ah, of course. Much better. 😜

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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