Maybe there ought to be a 'sticky' aptly named 'The Suggestion Box' to improve the site.
A suggestion I have would be to put a small like/dislike button on each post showing the percentage of 'usefuleness.' This would enable users to essentially grade a persons post.
For example, say Tara makes a post with write-ups that contains useful info inside. If 100 people view it and 93 click on the like tab while 7 click on the dislike tab, it would show that 93% find the post to be useful. More site viewers will be sure to check it out.
On the other hand, if SquareBettor makes a post about selling their kid if they lose their WNBA game of the year, then viewers can either choose to like or dislike it. So if out of 100 viewers, 87 find the post uninformative, useless, etc. then people will see that 13% find it useful and not waste time checking it out.
Two things this accomplishes: 1.) The reduction of carpel tunnel cases due to clicking on useless and sometimes ridiculously idiotic posts. 2.) Commitment by a poster to provide some 'meat' behind their post. I certainly believe this has become an issue lately, but maybe that just my opinion.
Just an idea fellas (and Tara ).
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I love this idea.
that's a lot better than the suggestion box at work. It has a shredder underneath it.
hopefully this one will work better
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Ace- like this idea a lot and the hypothetical ;)
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Damn this is a good idea. I would take it a step further and have the post with the most likes being higher up in the rotation. Great job Ace!
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Thanks Bryan, and your suggestion is actually an excellent idea also. There are always posts that can be helpful hidden at the bottom or even 2nd page because of an influx of posts afterwards that are much less useful. Awesome stuff.
What's great about this is that it will almost act as a motivator for people to delve deeper into why there posting such and such. I know in the past I have got into the routine of just posting plays which even I admit is pretty pointless so by using both mine and Bryans suggestions, people will think twice before I post something with 2 words in it.
Some good ideas
The old board at least had the stars in the top right, not sure how many people used it, but it was there
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8-0 posted cbb plays today with no write-ups,dont care to do them.Just me.
Nice job. But that's why those that don't want to give details should just be using the picks section. Putting the name of a team doesn't help anyone.
I like what you are trying to do Ace & IMO would say only give te suggestion/grading power to the DOB members of PG, that way you would have a dauly user of PG doing the assessments, whom should have a better sense of good and bad content....
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