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CR4 Feature: More "Good Answer" Visibility

11/29/2007 4:55 PM

Hi Folks

I just released a new version of CR4. It is mostly a maintenance release, but there are a couple of nice new features related to the "Good Answers" comment rating system, and we hope you'll like them.

  • Any thread that has "good answers" will list them in an easy-to-navigate way just below the thread itself (and above all of the comments)
  • The number of "good answers" that you have will show up next to all of your posts (under you avatar, below everything else)
  • The number of "good answers" that you have will show up on your member profile page, along with a list of some of the recent threads where your "good answer" comment was made.

That's it for now.

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11/29/2007 5:52 PM

Do you have any figures on how often ratings have been used (up to now)? Do you think this will make a difference?

Just asking.

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11/29/2007 6:32 PM

Hi Mark,

Just went onto the Electrostatic Precipitator thread (14543). That green bar is a bit violent! (he understated). When my headache cuts in (in the morning) I'll probably have to abandon CR4 for a while, least I stumble onto a popular thread.

Any chance you could tone it down a bit, please?

Thanks in anticipation,

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11/30/2007 8:27 AM

Yeah, no one else here had a chance to proof the color for that thing, and it was rather garish. Anyway, I toned it down.

Thanks for the feedback.
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11/30/2007 9:35 AM

Much better -thanks!

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11/30/2007 4:26 AM

How are good answers being rated?

Just curious!

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11/30/2007 8:32 AM

Any registered user can rate a comment using the little "Rate" button just below each comment. Rating can be "good answer" or "off-topic". It takes more than one person voting the same way to make a comment good or off-topic.

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11/30/2007 8:45 AM

like usual. you just rate it as before (i think)

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11/30/2007 8:46 AM

I just tried to give Kris 2 good answers rating but it told me off as you are not allowed. Some other person needs to give Kris good votes so we can see what happens. Please? anybody

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11/30/2007 9:22 AM

I gave him a 4. See what happens now.

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11/30/2007 9:31 AM

Give us a link to the post (or thread) in question, please?

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11/30/2007 11:03 AM

This one surely?!

I don't see anything happening

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11/30/2007 11:11 AM

Am I being thick here? Which post?

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11/30/2007 11:53 AM

Ok a proper dose of hitting ones self over the head is due here, Kris is not here so I was talking about the wrong name of the poster. I meant that guy that asked how they rate the posts

Sorry DUH!

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11/30/2007 11:57 AM

No problem - it's Friday afternoon!

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11/30/2007 12:02 PM

Feel even worse now, you are so nice about it

I did not even look back to see who it was I rated, just saw a furry like picture or something and immediately thought skwerel.

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11/30/2007 5:48 PM

Easy done. Works fine with a 12-bore!

I bet someone out there likes pussycats!

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11/30/2007 1:47 PM

Ah, you are in the wrong place... you must be using the "Rate This" link above the thread itself... this is the only place you can select the number of stars (and sure enough, this thread now has a four-star rating, so thanks for that!)

The place to rate a comment is just below the common body, and you can only vote "once". (Ok, you can cast more than one vote but the last one will replace your other votes, and the accounting will be correct.)

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11/30/2007 10:52 AM

Hi, I just tried to give JohnDG a good rating on his answers but I got "the jury's still out" message. How many are supposed to be in the jury? Shall we have a rally or demonstrate in the streets for JohnDG? This could lead to unrest in the Middle East or Del the Cat could inundate you with rib tickling humor.....

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11/30/2007 11:05 AM

What I have noticed when posting a new discussion is that there is now an extensive check list for you to read which, hopefully, prompts the user to omit silly things such as duplicates and homework questions.

I dunno if that is also to do with this "improvement" but an improvement it sure is.

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11/30/2007 11:06 AM

I think the magic number's 4.

I just gave you a 'Good', then tried another (which didn't work), then took it away with an 'Off-topic' (which worked), then put it back again with a 'Good'.

I think it worked - you should have at least one 'Good Answer' vote there.

BTW for the vote.

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11/30/2007 1:44 PM

It takes 2 "good answer" votes to officially make a comment a "good answer". It takes 3 "off-topic" votes to make a comment off-topic (and so collapsed by default).

BTW, you can cast more than one vote but the last one will replace your other votes, and the accounting will be correct.

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11/30/2007 6:55 PM

This is becoming more and more interesting.

It's an encouragement for us to post the best answer(s) we could think about based on our knowledge and experience about the question being asked or the topic being discussed.

Oops! Can I rate my own post?

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11/30/2007 7:32 PM

Only down

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