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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Saturday 12 May 2012 9:12:01 pm - 6 replies


what's the right of existence of that little shiny glimmering stars in the 'Last forum activity' box on the right. I mentioned them so often and just cannot rate anything? Do they have functionality ? Or maybe I just didn't get a clue where to do it. Any ideas/hints?

**** 5 stars for this thread happy.gif Emoticon



Saturday 12 May 2012 9:26:46 pm

Hey Christoph,


You know I'm fairly certain often has big dreams but often poor stubs (for show) as a result of incomplete implementations.

I always looked at it like this ... the designer of the site had really big dreams about rating site/forum content but the back end developers did not deliver on all the designers notions Re: Last forum activity dummy ratings icons.


I'm still watching and waiting for someone to stand up and make the difference on their own for their own needs instead of just talking about well ... you'll get the idea...



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Saturday 12 May 2012 10:47:51 pm

I think it's actually influenced by the amount of replies/likes in a thread, but I could be wrong.

Monday 14 May 2012 12:01:50 am

Well ... see .... the thing about all that is ...
From my vantage point (which i'm sure most question at least) ...

until there is a top down view on rated content on all of


until there is highlighted content based on previous ratings ...
(like highlight forum threads and or replies of rated interest)

I see almost no reason to do much more than continue to ignore
the stars next to the last forum activity forum thread listing on

Cause ... that's a lot of work to provide all those kinds of features ...just to connect user submitted content to ratings to the ' game' in a way that actually connects users who want to rate good content fairly to visible results based on their interactions. It's prolly a lot harder than I generalized. But without some kind additional features for the users I just don't see these concepts being fostered.

ratings ... that if memory served me, were not being fostered
in the beginning anyway (I think because of the
lack of a top down view of rated content even though that becomes a
problem in itself even before you go down that path).

It's funny in a way. Do you remember, could you? What if we were forbidden from saying, would you figure it out, would it matter .. to you?

No one remembers why the forum addict list used to be a separate page or why it's not any more. I think the reasons are far too similar to why rated content on is more or less just an icon.

Try Harder ...


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Monday 14 May 2012 11:07:24 am

Hi Christoph, 

This is a relique of the time where the forum threads were decorated with a star-rating inset. Simplification kicked-in, and the like/unlike buttons replaced star-rating, but the home-page blocks were not updated accordingly, by pure lack of resources.

Cheers !

PS : indeed : 5 stars for this thread happy.gif Emoticon
PS2 : would you mind reporting this on this portal's issue tracker : ? Thanks !

Thursday 17 May 2012 8:27:04 pm

Hey !

thank you for your nice answers. 

@kracker: I'm not completely sure if I got everything right you wrote, but my biggest question mark is next to:

It's funny in a way. Do you remember, could you? What if we were forbidden from saying, would you figure it out, would it matter .. to you? 

And also posted that on the issue tracker happy.gif Emoticon 

Best Regards 


Thursday 17 May 2012 11:47:15 pm

Quote from Christoph Stollwerk :

And also posted that on the issue tracker happy.gif Emoticon 

Very good, thanks !


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