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Brainstorm Forum idea: Sort by Votes

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It will be good if we can sort the idea by votes.


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This would be very useful for the devs.
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Would be nice, yes, but unfortunately we are rather limited at that. The plugin system doesn't give us as many hooks as we'd like to have.
Of course this will stay on our (sayakb's) list, but that would take more research.


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neverendingo wrote:Would be nice, yes, but unfortunately we are rather limited at that. The plugin system doesn't give us as many hooks as we'd like to have.
Of course this will stay on our (sayakb's) list, but that would take more research.


I want ask you, why do choose MyBB for brainstorm instead of IdeaTorrent ? I think IdeaTorrent is more powerful and has a lot of options.


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Nothing against the software exactly (sayakb himself is admin over at ubuntu brainstorm), but the discussion was already raised, and the problem was (like always), a different host would have to be set up, a team should have been willing to maintain it, etc.
And as we here already have such a team and ideatorrent itself is not _that_ different from forum software we decided to host it here.

And as the dot post said, we will see if this works out. Time will tell, if sayakb will also come up with some nice addition to his brainstorm plugin ;-)

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I think it is essential for a voting system to see the results in a clearly arranged form.

I do understand that there are technical problems and appreciate the work of all programers, moderators, ... who are involved to keep this forum running, but a voting system which can't give you an overview of the given votes looses much of it's usefulness.

BTW.: I don't know if the idea of negative voting is really a good one. I think it's enough to have the choice to vote for something or not to do so. "Punishing" a "bad idea" isn't constructive and usually leads to flame wars and other silly internet forum phenomenas. It's simply frustrating for the original poster, who certainly had the best in mind when publishing his oder her idea.

If you don't like it, simply don't vote for it. Do we really need a "I hate it" button for that?

It also makes results hard to compare: Is an idea with just two positive votes better than one with four positive and two negative votes?

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About the sorting, i made a quick hack, you can now sort for Votes. Just click on the column header.

Note: This is only the first initial version, but should at least help a bit for now.

@furanku:
If you want to discuss the "vote down" issue, please open a new idea for it.


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Cool, thanks!

About the "vote down", I have my doubts, but I think it would be much better to discuss that when it had turned out if and how it works, and we can discuss about that with real life experience. Maybe I'm wrong, and the KDE brainstorm forums do certainly not have a lack if new threads at the moment ;)
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Yep.

And at least that's how the original ideatorrent works also. Not voting could also mean, i am not interested. Voting down doesn't automatically mean something bad. At least that's what brainstorm is meant for, submit an idea, get feedback, maybe change your proposal to suit better.

But as you said, this is OT and should be discussed later.


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Anyway, shouldn't this thread be moved to the "implemented" section, documenting clearly another glorious success of the brainstorm forum itself? ;)
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:-D

But no, not yet. Ascending order is still not implemented. Also the ordering field above threads lists doesn't work.


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