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[–]HibikiBlack 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Keep up the good work!

[–]OneGoodLaw 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

Just curious about your choice:
[the ancient up-down paradigm was nauseating]

I have always regarded voting as best a 2-dimensional affair:
* like vs dislike [the thought]
* bury vs promote [the post]
unfortunately,
most people are not capable of separating 'agree' vs 'bury'

A post like this might be an example:
Fascism solves racism
You may agree or disagree (like+/-)
but the other question is whether the post was pointless. (bury +/-)

people usually regard what they like as what should be promoted.
But this is not always the case.


Posts about State killing is an example of where this goes wrong:

"Police/military kill multiple (innocent?) people."
The post merits being promoted,
but the core story is something few may "like"
[disagree this event should happen,
but it *merits being discussed]

Just curious as to how you settled on your choices.
Cheers

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Yes, unfortunately the two end up becoming the same. Even on reddit the vote is supposed to denote the quality, but everyone uses it like an agree/disagree button. Having two upvote choices gives them an option instead of just another re-mapping up the up/down voting system.

[–]zoe 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (4 children)

I don't understand the buttons, what do they mean? I see a happy face and flower/lamp (?). I think their background should be white when night mode is disabled, they look a bit out of place; the chat too. Edit: I noticed they turn full white after being clicked, I still don't know what they mean, are they just a different icon for upvote and downvote? Edit 2: I found a post explaining it. I think this should be more clear, maybe explained in a tour after registering, because they are a little confusing for someone coming from reddit and they provide no help when you mouse over them.

[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (3 children)

Thanks for the feedback, we'll try and add some sort of welcome message for new users.

[–]zoe 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (2 children)

I would like to know another thing about voting. There are "insightful" and "funny" vote buttons, but on reddit many times I give courtesy upvotes when the other user is trying to be helpful or nice. How should I vote on those things here? What button should I use? Would it be possible to add a "thanks" button?

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

It's up to you. I'd say vote insightful if they're being helpful. The way it's ranked is insightful is +2 points and funny is +1, but soon we'll enable separate sorting (to see the funniest comments and posts). So if someone is being helpful, just give them a light bulb :). You can even vote both if you want.

[–]zoe 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Thanks.