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Posted: March 24, 2007, 2:32 pm - IP Logged

Until I figured out how it worked  I had given some of my posts a five star..

Others rated them low.. However, the view are climbing..

I take it that they don't like the post, but have to look to see what the next prediction will be..

Whatever cranks their tractor is fine with me..

Another way to use this, would be to consider who does/ who doesn't like you...

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    Posted: March 24, 2007, 2:33 pm - IP Logged

    I was thinking that too...

    I have posted my last post... for some they have to be thrilled.. .lol

    However I will continue with the one I have and then put other prediction in topics that are already started.

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      Posted: March 24, 2007, 5:07 pm - IP Logged

      oops..I accidently rated it a 3 star.

      bad mouse,bad mouse

      Isabel, you are going to feel very silly when this turns out to be make-believe.

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        Posted: March 24, 2007, 5:27 pm - IP Logged

        Wow.  That is interesting.  I would probably rate someone I don't like very low - just to be mean.  Heh, heh.

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          Thanks for speaking up, lottolaughs.  I was thinking the same thing.  On the one hand, I like all the improvements Todd makes, since this is such a great site.  On the other, rating threads might keep some people from posting new topics.  Anyway, I don't look at the ratings much.  Look at American Idol!  Stephanie got voted off and Sanjaya is still hanging on.  So ratings are only as reliable as the people who are voting.

          One thing I learned long ago is that it is literally impossible to make everyone happy.  So I just do what i know is the right thing, and then at least I'm happy with myself.

          Ratings are common among busy forums, because they give members "in the know" the ability to direct people to the best topics. It is certainly possible to see negative things in ratings, but just like all the other features at LP, you will use it for a while and then wonder how you lived without it.  Trust me. Big Grin

           

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            Posted: March 24, 2007, 8:06 pm - IP Logged

            One thing I learned long ago is that it is literally impossible to make everyone happy.  So I just do what i know is the right thing, and then at least I'm happy with myself.

            Ratings are common among busy forums, because they give members "in the know" the ability to direct people to the best topics. It is certainly possible to see negative things in ratings, but just like all the other features at LP, you will use it for a while and then wonder how you lived without it.  Trust me. Big Grin

            Todd I think it is a nice feature, if used correctly. The site is great.

            Always do what you are happy with...That should be number one..

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              Posted: March 24, 2007, 8:06 pm - IP Logged

              Wow.  That is interesting.  I would probably rate someone I don't like very low - just to be mean.  Heh, heh.

              LOL... how would you know if you like them or not..

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                Posted: March 24, 2007, 10:25 pm - IP Logged

                I hate to give you all some "tough love", but I think we have a collection of the most inept mouse clickers here! Big Grin Clown

                Believe it or not, a couple of years ago I found out anyone can  set the computer to adjust the click features. It was designed for older folk who couldn't double-click fast enough. The down side is that you lose the single click feature,in the process.

                I learned it on the Kim Komando show....LOL

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                  You can adjust the click attributes on any Windows machine.  Open the Mouse applet in Windows' Control Panel.

                   

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                    Posted: March 24, 2007, 10:34 pm - IP Logged

                    Believe it or not, a couple of years ago I found out anyone can  set the computer to adjust the click features. It was designed for older folk who couldn't double-click fast enough. The down side is that you lose the single click feature,in the process.

                    I learned it on the Kim Komando show....LOL

                    Pac.. I will heading to FL the first of May.. We will be going to Edgewater Resort...  My grandson will be walking in front of several producers..

                    Hopefully I can win some money while down that way..

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                      Posted: March 24, 2007, 10:37 pm - IP Logged

                      For those keeping score at home, I have now completed changes to the Active Topics page to add the same features and layout that exists on the new forums pages -- including ratings!

                       

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                        Posted: March 24, 2007, 10:39 pm - IP Logged

                        Cool to know Todd. Personaly, I don't have that mousy thingy goin on there. I knew I was good at something. I just knew it.

                        I love the ratings feature. A lot of good points were brought up about how it could be manipulated with eroneous ratings, whether it's because of a personal thing goin on there, or whatever. But I think that most people will use their conscience and do the right thing.

                        Unless the topic is out of this world, I will give a 4 star to a really good post. I always leave room for improvement so to speak, for the really good ones in between.

                        All we need now Todd, is a list of the rater's real names and addresses so we can go over to their house and beatem up for disagreeing....LOL


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                          Pac.. I will heading to FL the first of May.. We will be going to Edgewater Resort...  My grandson will be walking in front of several producers..

                          Hopefully I can win some money while down that way..

                          Edgewater resort in Naples? If so...I know exactly where that is....LOL

                          But you never know, Florida has a tendency to name multiple locations by the same name. And very close by to boot.

                          We have 3 developments here called "Village walk". Who thought that was a good idea? Now I have to ask the customers which one are you going to.....LOL

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                            Cool to know Todd. Personaly, I don't have that mousy thingy goin on there. I knew I was good at something. I just knew it.

                            I love the ratings feature. A lot of good points were brought up about how it could be manipulated with eroneous ratings, whether it's because of a personal thing goin on there, or whatever. But I think that most people will use their conscience and do the right thing.

                            Unless the topic is out of this world, I will give a 4 star to a really good post. I always leave room for improvement so to speak, for the really good ones in between.

                            All we need now Todd, is a list of the rater's real names and addresses so we can go over to their house and beatem up for disagreeing....LOL

                            Hey Pac, thanks for the input.  Like any of the other features that measure something on Lottery Post, there are always some people who won't like it.  That is as certain as the sun will rise tomorrow.

                            However, as I alluded to earlier, the ratings over time will become part of the vibrant and rich Lottery Post landscape, and peoples' usage of the ratings will grow better over time, especially as the newness wears off.

                            By "better", I mean that people will not necessarily try to rate every post they read, but will instead begin to use ratings in order to communicate the "high points" with other members -- specific posts that catch their eye because they are especially good, especially bad, or especially mundane.

                            Naturally, different people will use the feature in different ways, but the net result will be a good blended characterization of forum posts.

                            And there is more "characterization" on the way in the future.  For example, I'll probably add the ability to "tag" posts with keywords at some point, making searches work even better.  (Like I currently do with News stories.)

                            Some people are just more predisposed to resisting change, and that's something that's been with Lottery Post since the beginning.  I still remember the seething hate mail I received when I changed to a multi-forum site from a simple, one-forum topic listing, and started requiring membership registrations. 

                            For a while I pinned some of the e-mails to my wall, so I could get my mind used to the fact that I would trudge on toward my visions and goals without being held back by some people who had a different vision of what things should be like.

                            When in doubt, people should take some comfort in the fact that I have spent many, many hours thinking, designing, planning, and plotting toward a future vision of this site -- this service -- in which each member receives all the benefit.

                             

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                              Hey Pac, thanks for the input.  Like any of the other features that measure something on Lottery Post, there are always some people who won't like it.  That is as certain as the sun will rise tomorrow.

                              However, as I alluded to earlier, the ratings over time will become part of the vibrant and rich Lottery Post landscape, and peoples' usage of the ratings will grow better over time, especially as the newness wears off.

                              By "better", I mean that people will not necessarily try to rate every post they read, but will instead begin to use ratings in order to communicate the "high points" with other members -- specific posts that catch their eye because they are especially good, especially bad, or especially mundane.

                              Naturally, different people will use the feature in different ways, but the net result will be a good blended characterization of forum posts.

                              And there is more "characterization" on the way in the future.  For example, I'll probably add the ability to "tag" posts with keywords at some point, making searches work even better.  (Like I currently do with News stories.)

                              Some people are just more predisposed to resisting change, and that's something that's been with Lottery Post since the beginning.  I still remember the seething hate mail I received when I changed to a multi-forum site from a simple, one-forum topic listing, and started requiring membership registrations. 

                              For a while I pinned some of the e-mails to my wall, so I could get my mind used to the fact that I would trudge on toward my visions and goals without being held back by some people who had a different vision of what things should be like.

                              When in doubt, people should take some comfort in the fact that I have spent many, many hours thinking, designing, planning, and plotting toward a future vision of this site -- this service -- in which each member receives all the benefit.

                              todd - you're right.  I'll get used to it and probably end up loving it.

                              love to nibble those micey feet.