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Suggestions on how to improve the forums

posted by ryannumber1gamer on - last edited - Viewed by 31.7K users

I made this thread so people can discuss how the fourms can be improved so i'll start off.

I think the classics part of the thread should be back in the main menu of the fourms with all the rest of the forums topics because since they are in the classics hardly anyone ever replys anymore to them.

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  • Remove the entire like/disslike system, we don't need it, and it hasn't done anything besides being abused most of the time.

    • Remove the entire like/disslike system, we don't need it, and it hasn't done anything besides being abused most of the time.

      Just the dislike button :) or else the whole page would be filled with "+1" or "I agree" and etc.

    • No one cares about the dislikes anymore, But if they wanna get rid of the trolls they should just delete the dislike button, The trolls would feel like shit if they knew they couldn't downvote anyone anymore yet people can still get their likes, The thing with them is jealously

      • Actually, one of the most common reasons for a person to troll is simply to elicit a reaction from a person or multiple people, sometimes just to feel good about their selves and/or because they find raging people funny. The disliking thing is a pretty weak form of trolling, in my opinion at least. The trolls can still annoy people directly, even though they reveal their account for a ban by doing that.

        My point is that the thing with them usually or at least sometimes isn't jealousy and removing the dislike button wouldn't remove the problem.

        Edit : Also, being able to dislike something allows someone to show their opinion without potentially getting into an argument over it.

        • Also, being able to dislike something allows someone to show their opinion without potentially getting into an argument over it.

          I disagree with this. If you can't deal with an argument then you probably shouldn't be interacting with humans in any way. If you have an opinion, you should be able to defend it. Otherwise it's not a very good opinion.

          Disliking allows trolls to be anonymous so they can just dislike everything with zero accountability. If they do have accountability, they can be banned instantly and they wont be able to troll every single thread.

          • Of course, I'm saying that allows people to completely avoid arguments or even the beginnings of arguments. The mods have to deal with all the arguments that get out of hand, there would probably be a lot more of them if everyone had to state their opinions instead of just disliking a comment.

            You can ban someone, but then they can make a new email, change their IP address and make a new account. That seems like a lot to do, but it would probably take like 5-10 minutes to do. If they really want to troll others and know how to do the things I mentioned(which are fairly easy to do), they will probably make a new account and get right back to trolling. Yes, people can anonymously dislike threads and comments, but honestly, that shouldn't be a very big deal. If you have 2 dislikes on one of your comments and 10 likes, are you really going to care much if at all at the dislikes? I wouldn't care much.

            A troll wants to elicit a reaction. Why give the trolls a reaction over a couple of dislikes? Honestly, that doesn't seem like a big deal.

  • Ummm, my thread got downvotes for some reason (- _ -) so I suggest removing the dislike button please.

  • I reckon getting rid of both likes and dislikes would be better. Getting people to actually post their opinions would make dealing with the trolls a lot easier. You're completely anonymous if you downvote something, but if you reply to something then everyone knows it was you.

  • @Ohyoupokedme wrote:
    I posted this in the wrong thread because... I was rushed and I wanted to get this out there. Sorry, Mods. Alright, Take 2.

    Excessive dislikes has been a problem in this forum, and so far, there is no way for moderators to fix this. Disliking is useless, I get it, but people are taking advantage of Telltale's system. Newcomers will be discouraged to post on this forum because of this, and it gives people the wrong impression of others. I have seen excessive dislikes for:

    A) Personal Belief (Religion, sexuality, race, fandoms, etc.)

    B) Forum Grudges

    C) I-don't-care-I-just-dislike-everyone.

    It's not the fact that I am being disliked is what bothers me: it's the fact that people are taking advantage of an innocent system. It's a simple fix as well; if moderators just have the ability to see who likes or dislikes posts, they can see who is disliking excessively and handle it. Whoever is in charge of this forum and manages it, please fix this whenever you can.

    End of rant.

    Yeah not everyone is like us that don't give a crap about it, The new people feel discouraged when they get downvoted a lot

    • Exactly. It's not the average forum user that I am worried about, it's the new users; it's unfair for them. Who do I contact to get this to Telltale? Support? Do I have to just cross my fingers and hope the Forum Mastermind (whatever he/she is) notices? I'm tired of waiting; we need to fix this for the good of everyone. Less threads will be derailed as a result as well. That theory thread may not have been closed if it wasn't derailed by dislike trolls.

      • The Mods said they were working on something, I guess it was related to the dislike button If it really bothers people so much I don't see why they don't just delete so the Trollls can go away as well

        • Well, I don't want to take away the like/dislike system: When I get a like, I feel a sense of... pride. I know which comments I can say to please people and which ones people don't like. I feel good when I get a thousand likes, like I accomplished something on this forum.

          • That is exactly what I think ! Leave the likes Alone Everyone loves them, Just get rid of the thumbs down button and everyone will be happy not to mention the trolls would feel like shit knowing they can't dislike people anymore but we still get likes, If they get rid of the likes too it means the trolls got what they wanted

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          The Mods said they were working on something, I guess it was related to the dislike button If it really bothers people so much I don't see why they don't just delete so the Trollls can go away as well

          We did? I don't recall that. Even if we did, we don't exactly have a say on that.

          As DomeWing333 says,

          The mods have no say in the form or function of this site and the people who do have a say don't seem to want to make any changes.

  • Yeah, if you're asking for a change in the site, you're shit out of luck. The mods have no say in the form or function of this site and the people who do have a say don't seem to want to make any changes. But there is a very simple solution to the whole disliking thing that wouldn't require any mod or staff input at all.

    Institute a new unwritten forum rule: every time you see a post with a downvote that has not been earned, give it an upvote. It doesn't matter if you agree with it, disagree with it, or feel nothing towards the post. As soon as you find yourself asking "Why did that get a downvote?" Just upvote it. Balance the scale. The way to deal with downvote trolling is to upvote troll.

  • @Bubadoo wrote:
    I know this may be the first time ever someone wants a website to add Captcha for when you make an account, but the amount of spambots is getting ridiculous. The reason Captcha excists to to make sure you aren't a robot AKA Spambot. Captcha makes sure programs just can't make accounts and spam everywhere.

    Please add this. I hate all these spambots.

    Your request comes at the right time since they are know Supernatural Creatures with a high IQ :P

  • you know,my local forum had this acute case of spambot until the admin decided to make us have to write a captcha everytime we're going to make a new post,be it thread,or comment

  • I actually agree. I hate captchas....but these spambots are getting specially designed for these forums, they have recently started making posts with topics relating to the sections they are posting in. It is getting kind of hard to determine which threads are bot-made spam threads and to navigate the forums.

  • @stevean2 wrote:
    what the hell telltale? XD Alt text

    Hahaha, that made my night :D

  • Happened to me a while ago lol.

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