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Comment and Answer Voting

Article by Scott_J

The next phase in FamilyTreeCircles improvements appeared overnight last night.

You can now vote comments and answers up and down. This is something that's seen all over the web on various blogs and discussion websites, to encourage good comments and to reward the most well thought out answers.


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Currently anybody can vote any number of times, but we may need to limit it only to certain users (who have at least already posted a question, journal, or comment), and possibly limit it to a certain number per day.

We'll see how things go, and we'll let the community dictate what types of content warrant a vote up and down. I have faith that it will be constructive, but it it's abused I'll clean things up.

Voting is and always will be anonymous.

Please give it a try. Test it out on my comment below.

We'll start further rewarding up-voted answers, and issuing points.

Let us know if you have any questions.


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by Scott_J Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2016-01-19 07:08:27

Scott Jangro is the owner of FamilyTreeCircles.com and has documented roots back to Mayflower passengers Stephen Hopkins and William Brewster. If you're wondering what he's doing when he's mysteriously absent, here's some links to other stuff he's responsible for: about.me/jangro.

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Comments

by Scott_J on 2016-01-19 07:36:36

And here's a comment to test it on. Go ahead and vote it
Up or down.

Test it out!

by tonkin on 2016-01-19 08:03:11

Testing...

Just gave you a vote Up = score 1.

Then I gave you a vote Down = score 0.

Once you give a vote you should not be able to retract it.

by tonkin on 2016-01-19 08:21:38

Testing again ...

Just voted on my last comment and gained a point.
We certainly don't want people voting for themselves and gaining points if not voted by the community.

Think I might give myself another vote on this one.

by Scott_J on 2016-01-19 08:32:31

Go ahead and vote up your comments Roy!

I thought I had that covered. I'm stopping that now. :)

by Scott_J on 2016-01-19 08:35:57

...and done. Thanks for the heads up on that.

by Scott_J on 2016-01-19 08:37:34

>> Once you give a vote you should not be able to retract it.

I figure we'll have some accidental votes. I don't see any real problem in allowing retractions. Maybe I'll put a time limit on it.

by tonkin on 2016-01-19 09:16:55

With a good man like you running the show Scott problems can be rectified quickly, when brought to your attention.

Accidental votes will happen (as when making comments to journals) and I agree with you about a time limit for members to change their vote. Whenever new changes are made on FTC I have a play to find out what happens when I click this and that and try and keep up with the changes.

Keep up the good work Scott.

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