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Idea for threads: Troll Meter

 
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08/28/2011 03:17 PM
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Idea for threads: Troll Meter
The same way that individual users have Karma meters, the "star" rating system could be updated to more accurately represent WHY a thread gets the rating it does

Troll threads are prevalent all over GLP; it's the price we pay for AC access. it's easy to one-star a troll thread, but one-star bandits also hit legitimate threads, reducing the usefulness of the rating system

Maybe instead of simply being able to rate a thread hit-and-run style, it could be changed so that the user has to enter a reason WHY they gave a thread a particular rating, the same way you can specify why you gave karma

The point is, plenty of threads pop up every day that are obviously for trolling purposes only, though they may not technically violate any of the terms and conditions. They do, however, clog up page 1 with low quality material, as people can't seem to resist feeding trolls

Maybe if people give a low rating citing "troll thread" as the reason, it could add to a "troll meter", and if the meter fills up, a disclaimer would appear at the top of the thread stating "WARNING: POSSIBLE TROLL THREAD"

Or something like that.

I guess all threads are possible troll threads...

Anyway, just an idea - we like keeping Sergio busy!
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08/28/2011 03:28 PM
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08/28/2011 03:59 PM
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Last one, just wondering if Trin or Serg or any mods saw this

By the way, thanks to the OSB who helped prove part of my point