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Clutchcargo 07-12-2008 08:31 AM

ranking responses
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Is it possible to add a star ranking system to the responses of a post? It would be nice to see which response everyone thinks is the best.

angus242 07-12-2008 10:48 PM

Yes there is. Look above the first post on a page. Just above that, there's a header with 4 drop down menus; Thread Tools, Search This Thread, Rate Thread, Display Modes. Click on the Rate Thread box......there you go! :thumbsup:

EDIT: My bad. I see you're looking for a rating to an individual reply, right? Can't answer that question.

AtlanticWBConst. 07-13-2008 10:39 AM

Yes, he's looking for "individual" reply rankings. There isn't one for that.

Actually, I don't think that would be too good of an idea. Ranking individual replies can create a spirit of competiveness, or elitism.
Within any group of people, there are insecure individuals that would start to "use & manipulate", such a ranking in order to get themselves "ranked above" others, or, trying to give overly-complicated answers, just to be in the "highest ranking" range (personal ego-boost).

Example: There are very informative and helpful answers that alot of the members give on the site. Then there are others that will answer a basic question with a long, long-winded dissertation (full of internet-found facts, overly-detailed-information, numbers, equations, etc) that "barely" touch on the answering the actual poster's question. IMHO: It's attempting to be a "Big fish" in a small pond. Having individual rankings would take their thesis-like responses, into .... the egocentric stratosphere.

That defeats the purpose of this site; Which is, to help members to find comprehensive, understandable answers to their DIY questions.

I would suggest that if you enjoy a member's answer, or, find it extremely helpful, let them know that on the thread, or in a PM.

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