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Re: Rating System? weary and spots

Posted by mary on October 31, 1999, at 16:32:42

In reply to Re: Rating System? Dr. Bob , posted by Weary on October 30, 1999, at 19:38:26

Weary, sorry, I couldn't resist. This comment is probably exactly what you are referring to but, if you were hoping that tigers would change their spots, it will never happen, leopards, maybe, but never tigers. I really enjoyted that bit of humor and needed to let you know.

I like the idea of not bringing forward posts over six months to nine months old. It seems to me that when there is a four month gap in responses, the latest post is no longer dependent on the previous posts. The older posts appear to be a trigger for the current posting. I hope people can see what I'm trying to say. In the meantime, maybe tigers can adjust their stripes ;).

> Dr. Bob,
> A rating system was not what I had in mind when I started the original thread. I doubt I'll remember to use it, but I guess that's not such a big deal since some of the proponents have already forgotten to use it within the same thread. LOL! Seriously, I can tell by screen names whether the content is likely to be long, expressive or technical and (as noted) can decide to read or not read it. I think a rating system will discourage some people from posting and cause more confusion than it's worth. I guess I was just hoping for some tigers to change spots and it is patently obvious that isn't going to happen. My main intent was to avoid run-on threads. If I don't care about the "suggestions" thread for example, and it takes up half the page, that limits the amount of valuable information I'm going to get about other topics I may care about before the page is archived. Once archived, someone will bring the darn thing forward just to say "you go Weary" or "you suck Weary" and there will be even less info before the next archive. Is there a technical way to limit threads to maybe 10 posts (or less)? If the limit is reached, the poster could be prompted to reference the previous thread or post they are answering. Just a thought.
> I liked the idea of removing the previous post prior to answering. In cases of multiple questions or comments, some quoting may be appropriate for clarity.
> I value the sense of community here as much as anyone else on the board. I value useful information also. I do not value twaddle. I am willing to bypass the twaddle to get to the information if there is room left for it.
> Weary




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