Thumbs up on all new replies? What gives?

January 12, 2010 at 13:12:03
Specs: Windows XP, 2.8 GHz / 512 MB
I truly think the ratings on all posts is really
messed up now. Every time I make a reply to a
post it automatically gives a thumbs up.
WEIRD!

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#1
January 12, 2010 at 14:09:14
"WEIRD!"

...and irritating too.

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#2
January 12, 2010 at 14:13:12
This link was posted by XpUser in #365 of the long thread about the ratings system.

The link may explain why this is now happening.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/tec...

Maybe Justin will explain it to us.


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#3
January 12, 2010 at 14:14:49
I don't read those old posts, sry
Especially down to #365

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#4
January 12, 2010 at 14:17:15
I just posted the link above.

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#5
January 12, 2010 at 14:19:57
SkipCox

I guess you probably have forgotten that you noticed it 4 days ago and asked about it in Response Number 361 in THIS longest thread of all. You drew 9 responses to it. Yes it's weird but as far as I am concerned the whole rating system is plainly stupid.

i_Xp/Vista/W7User


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#6
January 12, 2010 at 14:33:27
No, I didn't forget. I suppose it received little notice by admin here though.

"...the whole rating system is plainly stupid."

and getting worse.

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#7
January 12, 2010 at 19:11:08
Hi,

This is no accident. It is to encourage people to understand and use the rating system. It makes sense in that, if someone posts a thread, they are really voting for it as well.

Justin


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#8
January 12, 2010 at 19:29:32
Justin

Then how do you explain the +1 when the OP responds to questions?


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#9
January 12, 2010 at 19:37:59
I'm Sabertooth & I approve this message.

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#10
January 12, 2010 at 21:17:46
does this have anything to do with Global warming? Where's Al Gore??????

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#11
January 13, 2010 at 02:30:48
I am thinking a conspiracy with the new Bill Gates weather machine. This is step 2. Step 1 failed when we almost had snow here in N.W. Florida last week.

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#12
January 13, 2010 at 05:57:40
Don't ask me what I am thinking or what I have smoked but ...

I think the real purpose of the post Thumb Up/Thumb Down is to use our vote as a "learning curve" to teach & feed this Computing.net Cyberbot what is and isn't technically correct in order to give the perfect answer to any question asked. In the not too distant future, the cyberbot will take over this site without needing any more human help from us humans. Do not forgot - none of us are invincible. We all are disposable.

By the way if you have seen the film, I, Robot, you will know what I am talking about.

i_Xp/Vista/W7User


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#13
January 13, 2010 at 06:09:24
XpUser

If you are correct I think the process has a long way to go.

Thinking back twenty years there was a catch phrase.

Garbage in/ Garbage out.

You can only arrive at the correct solution if you have the correct facts. Getting that out of the posters sometimes proves to be a challenge.

Add to that the ever changing landscape of computers, especially the hardware portion, and the system would be obsolete in no time at all without fresh input. Just my humble opinion. Doesn't mean someone still won't try.


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#14
January 13, 2010 at 06:34:20
Well in situations where the question asked is not clear, I am sure the cyberbot will be taught to politey respond with this remark:

I am sorry i do not understand the question and i will not respond to it.

LOL

i_Xp/Vista/W7User


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#15
January 13, 2010 at 07:13:03
I wanted to be fair so I gave everyone a +1, including myself. Now I'll go to my other computer & add another +1 ;-)

EDIT: now all have +2 added. I gave myself a +3 for my hard work...I hope that's OK.


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#16
January 13, 2010 at 07:54:55
BTW, the +1 isn't added just to new posts. All posts here now have it unless someone removed it by giving a thumbs down.

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#17
January 13, 2010 at 19:21:42
I know where I have my thumb up.

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#18
January 13, 2010 at 19:41:05
I don't understand any of this...maybe remove thumb and insert head would help me?

Skip


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#19
January 14, 2010 at 02:42:51
Use both thumbs. One in each end and swap ends on the hour for 24 hours. All will be clearly merky then.

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#20
January 14, 2010 at 03:57:34
Please quit dissing me - says Computing,net's I, Robot.(in training).

i_Xp/Vista/W7User


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#21
January 15, 2010 at 13:33:16
What is your 3rd directive? lol

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