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6 years ago

The new FLIGS system

◊ Posted by A β Pseudolonewolf
Categories: Features FLIGSThe Site
I've changed the rating system from UFELTA to 'FLIGS'.

Rather than explaining it here, I'll just link to the explanation on the About page, here: ∞ Fig Hunter ∞

If any aspects of it don't make sense, I can try to update that page to make it clearer.

Hopefully it'll be an improvement over the last system, since it was designed as such.

Oh, but I really want to stress that while the other system was sort of objective in the sense that you assessed and graded the 'quality' of posts, this one is a completely subjective system. You'd only give ratings to posts that did something for you.
So you wouldn't be giving 'useful' ratings to posts you'd barely read because 'they contributed' or 'were designed to help' and 'might help people', no... Instead, you'd perhaps Appreciate something if you found it useful, if it was helpful to you.

So this system is all about you and how the post affected you. You are not 'grading essays'.

I can't stress that enough, since I know it's a big change.

The system is also about 'making statements', about telling the poster something without having to write any words. Think of the ratings as like writing mini-posts in response; things like 'thanks!' or 'hey, don't do that' or 'lol'.

Let's see how it goes for a while... If it isn't working, I'll have to rethink it some more.

Oh, and everyone's ratings have been cleared completely, so everyone has a blank slate, hopefully for obvious reasons. This is the sort of thing you should expect when using a beta version of something...
I can't guarantee that any ratings you give using this system will stay forever, but do try to at least test it out.
Please don't delve into the distant past to rate old posts, but if you want, you can rate posts in threads that are at least current enough to be shown on the Community page.

The calculations for personal orbs aren't working properly at the moment; I'll work on them tomorrow.

For now, I'm just too stressed to do anything else...