Upvoting posts - or how to break continuity.

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I noticed in a conversation about Justice league that someone upvoted my comment - which put it at the top of the thread after the OP and completely out of context.

My question is, does this functionality really work in the way our forums live, or can/should it be removed/hidden ?

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  • Isgrimnur
    Isgrimnur
    GT Member
    Can confirm, mucked with the Steam thread.
  • Isgrimnur
    Isgrimnur
    GT Member
    Of course, sorting by Date added over Votes might do it.

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  • Isgrimnur
    Isgrimnur
    GT Member
    And those links appear to only be on the first page of a thread.
  • EngineNo9
    EngineNo9
    GT Member
    Icky.
  • uxFOOL
    uxFOOL
    GT Manager
    I can kill it. It didn't seem to catch on very much at all, really

    Mike Dunn
    Executive Producer & Editor-at-Large
    GAMING TREND

  • uxFOOL
    uxFOOL
    GT Manager
    Ok, it's dead now.

    Mike Dunn
    Executive Producer & Editor-at-Large
    GAMING TREND

  • EngineNo9
    EngineNo9
    GT Member
    uxFOOL wrote: »
    Ok, it's dead now.

    Cool, thanks for the quick response, uxFool!
    uxFOOL wrote: »
    I can kill it. It didn't seem to catch on very much at all, really

    Yeah, I tried it a couple times but it was so off to the side that I don't think about it most of the time. Plus, we don't have enough traffic like Reddit or something where posts get hundreds of views/votes.
  • Purge
    Purge
    GT Member
    uxFOOL wrote: »
    Ok, it's dead now.

    How do I upvote this? ;)

    Thanks Mike!
  • Bullwinkle
    Bullwinkle
    GT Member
    Bummer. I thought the upvoting would be really helpful, but it's true it wasn't having much impact (it didn't help that it didn't look much like upvoting).
  • Purge
    Purge
    GT Member edited November 27
    Plus, these comments aren't so much a "value of this singular post" vs continuity of conversation, since replies don't nest under each other.

    It would be different were the forum to be where nesting existed and the sort order is upvote and then chronological:
    Original Post( OP )
      reply4              (+4 upvotes)
         a_replytoreply4
         b_replytoreply4
              a_replytob_replytoreply4
         c_replytoreply4
      reply2              (+2 upvotes)
         a_replytoreply2
         b_replytoreply2
      reply1              (+0 upvotes)
      reply3              (+0 upvotes)
         c_replytoreply3  (+1 upvotes)
         a_replytoreply3
         b_replytoreply3
         d_replytoreply3
    

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