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DLP Improvement Thread V2: Electric Boogaloo

Discussion in 'DLP Feedback and Improvement' started by Lord Ravenclaw, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw DLP Overlord Admin

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    I have considered a more component-based rating before, where you instead give a set of 0-5 scores:

    Plot
    Pacing
    Technique

    along those lines (not those specifically, but you get the drift). You could have a story that's written really well in every way except the plot sucks.
     
  2. Hymnsicality

    Hymnsicality Sixth Year

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    Is there any possibility of having it be so that you can't rate a thread if you don't write a review? It's quite incongruous when the all the replies are rating it positively yet the rating is 2 stars or sth similar. Doesn't happen often but it's jarring when it does.

    But then again you do want to balance engagement quantity and quality. I have no idea whether my suggestion would lower engagement rate to an untenable amount.

    A component based rating system could be a good middleground. Only a few more clicks but additional thought and quality of feedback is always a positive.
     
  3. Sesc

    Sesc Slytherin at Heart Moderator

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    I would mildly ask who wants to read a story that has a really well written shit plot D:

    But yeah, I get the point. There's degrees. Perhaps there are lots of clichés, but they're written really well. You could map that on a component-based system. Not averse to it, as long as it doesn't become inconvenient (I wouldn't push past three categories resp. clicks, myself). It's just that I think precisely that averaging happens now in the heads of people, so the result wouldn't differ much -- or, at least, that is what I do.

    Edit: @Hymsicality -- we debated that before, more than once. The result always was that we believed that ratings would virtually dry up. And in the end, as long as there are enough votes, the occasional "oh it's got Ginny in it let's give it a 1/5"-rating doesn't matter either, because it averages out.

    Edit2: Actually, you're right. That would be a true benefit. I assumed people would only see the average rating, not the components, but that's nonsense. Yes, with that in mind, a component-based system is interesting.
     
  4. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Would drive away people from posting its been talked about but people use thumbs and ratings as low effort interaction.
     
  5. Paradise

    Paradise Professor DLP Supporter

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    If we could just get a suggestion channel on the discord that be mint.

    Also, some more discord tags, that people can opt into if they'd like, nationalities, certain games, or just a general game alert would be nice.
     
  6. Innomine

    Innomine Headmaster ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    So... this is a very asinine complaint, but does anyone else think the emoticons on here suck? I've always liked this one :p, but whenever I use it on DLP I just cringe.
     
  7. Rahkesh Asmodaeus

    Rahkesh Asmodaeus THUNDAH Bawd Admin DLP Supporter

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    :GDie1 :wizard: :magic: :office:mid6
     
  8. Johnnyseattle

    Johnnyseattle Headmaster DLP Supporter

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    Is there any way to make it so the Discord relay on the side doesn't automatically force you down to the bottom when it updates? I can't use Discord at all while at work, and I like to read it from time to time, but it's impossible to scroll back when more than a few people are chatting, as it just keeps bouncing back to the bottom.
     
  9. ThePinkTomato

    ThePinkTomato Prestigious Tomato ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Read faster, you casual.
     
  10. Utsane

    Utsane First Year

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    This a minor issue, and I wasn't sure where to post it:

    The banner which says "Title", "Replies", etc. shows two numbers under "Views" and the words "Views" and "Replies" under "Replies".

    It's the same information either way, just that it makes the banner redundant.
     
  11. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Have a screenshot?
     
  12. Utsane

    Utsane First Year

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    Annotation 2019-09-28 123556.jpg

    Could put the number of replies under "Replies" and the number of views under "Views"
     
  13. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Moderator DLP Supporter

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    The title bar utility is for sorting threads based on views and replies. The other is actual thread statistics. Ones a tool, and the other is information. I guess the way its placed is not clear, but short of that you'd have to use "Thread Display Options" at the bottom of each subforum to sort without those being up there.

    I'll look into it though.
     
  14. Palindrome

    Palindrome A bigger, darker mark Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Can we change the avatar display size back to 150x150 (as we had it pre-migration to Xenforo)?

    I've found it much harder to remember people now that it's 96x96 - avatar sizes going down while screen sizes are going up and whatnot.
     
  15. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Moderator DLP Supporter

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    I thought they were 200x200 now?
     
  16. Zenzao

    Zenzao 500 Club King –§ Prestigious §– DLP Supporter

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    Coming up as 96x96 in paint when I copy and paste.
     
  17. Microwave

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  18. Nuit

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    200x200 is prob the max on the profile page itself.

    Edit: Perhaps not, the scaler on the profile page says 192x141.5, so it's probably max of 192x192 odly enough.
     
  19. lopeck

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    You can upload an avatar with a higher resolution, but since it gets downscaled to 96x96 there is really no reason for it.
     
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