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Discussion in 'Help, support & suggestions' started by AustinReed, Jan 7, 2012.

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  1. tasguitar7

    tasguitar7 Member

    Nov 13, 2011
    Wichita, Kansas
    I get what you are saying, but take for example, if a really really bad thread was at the top of the front page, everyone will keep opening it, reading it, many will flame it, and the quality of the forum deteriorates. Now yes, the thread would probably be reported, but not until rampant flaming has occurred and the time of many users and mods has been wasted. However, if the rating system had the power to hide threads and delete them then more people would be inclined to vote and you could see a 2 star thread at the top of the homepage and go "Let's not waste my time with that", it will also not only save the mods time by having an auto-reporter, but it would also save them time because they would be able to see the ratings of each thread and have a better indicator of which threads needed to be reviewed more carefully.

    Essentially, I think the thread rating system needs more importance and that if it was used more frequently it would greatly benefit the quality of the forum. I also believe that the only real way to get people to rate threads consistently is to give the rating system power to hide and delete threads.

    PS. The hiding function exists to an extent, you can hide content from specific users through the "ignore list"
  2. Kirjava

    Kirjava Colourful

    Mar 26, 2006
    You could implement one of the flawed ideas suggested in this thread, or you could just do what you're supposed to like recommended at the start of this thread and this would not be a problem in the first place.
  3. asportking

    asportking Member

    Jul 10, 2010
    Like a lot of people have said, I'm fine with stupid threads as long as they get taken down, it's just the people that flame them and post on them instead of just ignoring it. What if, after a certain amount of reports, the thread is temporarily closed until a mod can take a look at it? Or, to improvise on that "half-mod" idea someone had a while back, there would be a ton of people (not anything special, just most of the semi-responsible members here, which is a lot), and it would only take two or three reports from them to temporarily close the thread. I know someone already suggested it, but I don't see why it shouldn't work. One of the problems someone had mentioned about it was that some people could team up and shut down a random thread. But so what if that happens? A mod looks at it, the thread is reopened, and the people who reported loses their privileges.
  4. insane569

    insane569 Member

    Mar 6, 2011
    Don't Worry About It
    That was my idea and it seems like it might work. There's alot of people that post great topics and they know what the forum wants. They could easily be these half mods and make sure there isn't a bunch of threads that just start flame wars.

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