We've just introduced a new feature in the Wakanda forum: A voting system that will replace the existing star ratings*.
The voting system will offer two main functionalities:
- To be able to vote for a thread or an individual response, and to order the topics of a forum by score, if desired.
- To reward users with experience points or reputation badges, depending on the types of votes they receive. This second part will be developed later.
So far the available functionalities are:
- Voting for a thread (the initial post) or a response. It's not the same to reward the original poster or the one who gave the most pertinent response.
- Voting positively (up) or negatively (down)
- In order to vote up, you must match one of the following conditions:
- You have been registered for more than 30 days
- You have received 5 or more votes.
- In order to vote down, you must have received 5 or more votes.
- Of course, you can't vote for yourself...
- In each thread, the best answer(s) is/are highlighted in yellow for quick identification
- We plan to add a function later on that will allow a reader to go directly to the best answer, which will save time in case of multi-page threads.
- In the thread list of a specific forum, a new column displays the score of the thread itself, as well as that of the best answer in the thread.
- Click on "Thread" or "Post" in the header to order the topic list by the corresponding criteria
- This works in ascending or descending order, of course.
That's all so far! The votes will be counted for each individual account for the next feature delivery.
Reminder: You'll need to be logged in the forum in order to vote.
(*) We'll maintain the existing star ratings for a while in order to transition to the new system.