[=b Rate this up] - Cannot rate your own content
Please make something good from it.
either hide the button for “own content” (thats sure false, because the entire thread is not the original posters content)
or give the original poster points for each rating of her/his proposal
see also How to avoid ratings users give just for gaining points [developer.qt.nokia.com]
[EDIT] “=b” is the thumbs up icon ;) and “Cannot rate…” is the text of the hint on mouseover
I see, it’s confusing because there is still something important missing in the forum: the Q&A features.
The rating as we see it now is not meant to “reward” the user who has written the piece of content to be rated. It is nothing but a way to indicate which pieces are the most useful and should show on top of the tag search list.
The Q&A features will make it possible to “reward” users for answers on the forum. Currently, we’re thinking something like “helpful” and “solving” buttons. That may change but so far, that’s the idea.
The plan is to have that implemented before summer.
[DISCLAIMER: Plan means plan, not guarantee. :P]
not all users are sharks It is obvious that user will rate up his own content. ;)
Maybe better to have mistakes that give such impulses. I’d prefer good solutions over perfect ones. Now we can gray it out (hide it), but we can also make sense of this little mistake, when we have the option to give rating the true meaning of rating Maybe removing (or greying out) “rate this up” button will be ok.:)
Wolf P., hm, not soure that I understood correctly, but restriction for rating your own content is by design. It is obvious that user will rate up his own content. Maybe removing (or greying out) “rate this up” button will be ok.
Well, but the rating is on the level of the whole topic, which, I would hope, consists of more than just the opening poster’s content, at least after a while. Or can’t anyone who posted in the topic rate the topic anymore? If the author of the opening post feels the thread contains useful information, why not allow him/her to rate it up?
:)Alexandra, in my opinion, we need no adoption of “I like this” buttons, whe are already rating
Nonono. You’re mixing up things here. What we already have is the “Like” button if you want, you’re right. What we will implement is a way of saying “thanks” to a certain user to build Karma.
Is it more clear now?
Volker, Absolutely. Inconsistent.
The button hint is the proof.
I forgot this third option:
rating could also make points for all posters (up to the rating time).
or a combination in option number four:
rating gives 2 points for OP and 1 for each poster. This will heavily improve the quality, becaus abuse is detected very fast: it is done by those who do consistently one Reply.
And leads to more response.
I’ll try again. ;)
The rating button is supposed to identify valuable content. It’s similar to the thumbs-up button on Facebook that recommends something to your friends. By rating content up you recommend it to others and influence its position in the search results if users search for tags. That’s all.
The second part to this is the Q(uestion)&A(nswer) features. They reflect on the creator of the content (helpful answer, solved the problem) while the rating only reflects on the content itself.