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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP

Total posts: 1013
Posted:Dear all,



I have added a rating system (previously hidden)

So users who have over 50 posts themselves can rate a thread.



I ask that those people should visit threads that they think are informative or very informative and rate them highly. Best to highly rate the information page rather than a thread that has multiple links to other pages.



If you come across a thread that should be deleted please either click the notify moderator button for immediate removal or rate the thread as "bad" so it can be automatically removed by a program I will write later.



The rating selector can be found at the bottom of the page just below the "Extra information" area or just above the quick reply form.

Also in the "Extra information" box is printed the current rating of the page (the Average of everyones votes).



The following forums have been exclude from the rating system

"Social Chat" and "Introduction"

Deleting old "Social Chat" threads will also happen once they have not been replied to in a long time.



My next project is a change to the post new thread page.

Page one will ask for a title of their thread

Page two will search topics that have an informative or very informative rating which have a similar topic

then display those results

with suggestion for the user to first check those threads before continuing to make a new thread.

below that will be the usual post new thread forms etc



I will not implement for a while until there are enough ratings in the system.



Hope that all makes sense and thanks for all the help and suggestions in making HOP a better place.



Regards



Malcolm


"May your balls always burn"

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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP

Total posts: 1013
Posted:Mr Joker,

We read the "bad" thread and only a moderator can delete it. It is not automatically deleted.

Regards

Malcolm


"May your balls always burn"

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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK

Total posts: 3540
Posted:Is it just me, or has the google search thing gone? That was my link to google... Instead of having to look through my visited pages, I'd just click on that up on the top corner of HoP... Laziness rocks... biggrin

Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP

Total posts: 1013
Posted:Just seeing if losing the google link affects how other search engines index HOP

"May your balls always burn"

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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

HOP librarian
Location: Prague

Total posts: 1841
Posted:Edit:



-New post that creates new page of the thread, appear as blank page.

-When editting, quote tag is modified to ":]".

-When logging, sometimes I've got MySQL error or cookie's corrupted.

-Searching whole phrase like google doesn't work.

-Search check before creating threade doesn't allow <5 letters.

-Preseach library result mix with thrread result.



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Pre-search of term, gives a result from all the main threads



check this out,



:R


POI THEO(R)IST

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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:I think that's a good thing Richee.

This way someone won't start a thread on "How To Make Hula Hoops" in Technical if it's already been done in "other toys".

I think it helps people not start duplicate threads in the wrong forum.

For example, if you wanted to start a colored flames question in Poi Moves you'd see that that subject was already done a billion other places.

Of course, that thread shouldn't be in "moves" but I think giving people that option helps prevent errors before they happen.


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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Nutzboutpoi
BRONZE Member since Nov 2006

Nutzboutpoi

Member
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Total posts: 4
Posted:Hmm. Well if anyone loves me enough that I end up with that many posts, I'll certainly do that. ubbrollsmile

You're just jealous 'cause the li'l voices're talkin' to me!

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