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Anime-tedI'm having some issues with the crowners that have been pretty consistent for a coupla weeks now:
Seeking for LightOn the ratio thing, whenever I vote on something in the positive, the ratio disappears after my vote registers. (If I open the page again at a later date, the ratio will be back in place.)
Anime-tedYeah, that's what it's doing, I just couldn't remember if the ratios were calculating immediately when the crowners were reformatted or not.
Two Christmas wormsI am sure all these issues are more suited for Tech Wishlist. Opinions?
Two Christmas wormsWiki Talk is for wiki/forum policies, Tech Wishlist for tech changes, I figure. That's how I put it here
Anime-tedThis is something that we probably need to address. Tech Wishlist is, to my interpretation, just that — a "wish" list, a "Hey, I think it'd be cool if the wiki did _____". On the other hand, Wiki Talk is the place where how the wiki is run is discussed. IT issues would seem to fall into Wiki Talk more than Tech Wishlist since they involve a problem with something that's already on the website...maybe they should be split into their own dedicated subforum.
edited 17th Feb '12 9:14:04 AM by Willbyr
Two Christmas wormsYeps, this interpretational problem is visible, but not really the topic of this thread. Maybe in the thread I linked ?
Anime-tedYeah, let's move this to that thread. Re-commence discussion of crowner problems.
Two Christmas wormsOne thing I noted is that, when I first vote "yes" or "no" and then switch, it doesn't change to neutral; it reverses my vote. Is this normal?
Anime-tedYes, that's normal; it puts in two votes in the direction you changed to to make the votes come out the way they would have if you'd voted that way to start with. Did that make sense? I'm not even sure it did...
edited 17th Feb '12 9:23:55 AM by Willbyr
Zzzzzzzzzz^^ Yes. There is no way to vote "neutral" except to not vote at all. Once you've voted one way or the other, the vote remains to be counted; which column it's counted in can be changed, but you can't retract it completely. It doesn't really put two votes in, though, although it kind of looks that way. If you vote something "Up", it counts that vote in the Up Column. If you then change to "Down", it takes the vote out of the "Up" tally (dropping it by one) and adds it to the "Down" tally, raising it by one. So the tally goes from, say, 4 Up, 1 Down for a +3 total, to 3 Up, 2 Down for a +1 total. If you just look at the totals, it looks like 2 Ups went away, but only one did, and the number of votes all together stayed the same. That's why we sometimes let crowners go to get a stronger lead — If they're very close, one or two people changing their vote can change which option is on top.
edited 17th Feb '12 9:29:08 AM by Madrugada
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Two Christmas wormsAh, I somehow suspected this to be the case. Thanks, Madrugada!
adopting kittehI've noticed only one issue with crowners, but I suspect it is (for some reason) only me. When I vote an option up in a crowner, the "@o@" guy icon appears for a moment and I get the vote registered, but when I vote an option down, an empty square with the "[X]" indicator appearsa instead, as if the image was yet to be loaded; then the vote registers. It does not affect functionality but for some reason it only happens to me for votes down.
edited 22nd Mar '12 7:05:31 PM by rodneyAnonymous
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Two Christmas wormsI think we don't want to consider "neutral" as a crowner vote. Moreover, you can achieve that simply by not voting. I think there is a reason why you can't remove a vote - when you have voted, you implicitly took a decision and you shouldn't take it back at random.
It'd be nice to be able to retract a vote if I say, click a button by accident, as rodney Anonymous suggested two posts up. I mean, some of us make mistakes sometimes. A seven-second prompt to remove the vote could feasibly work, if that doesn't screw with the crowner in strange and disturbing ways.
Two Christmas wormsA time limit is something hard to code. It's much more useful to note the timestamp of the last vote on a crowner, as I suggested in the Wiki Talk threads.
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