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How do we "vote"?

Users have a "vote count" but no way to vote?

     
10:45 pm on Dec 6, 2016 (gmt 0)

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joined:Mar 17, 2016
posts: 14
votes: 3


I've noticed that users have a "votes" counter next to each post under their username - some users have quite a few votes. But I can't see any way to actually "vote"?

What does this "votes" count represent? How do we give/get "votes"?
12:16 am on Dec 7, 2016 (gmt 0)

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WebmasterWorld Senior Member lucy24 is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Apr 9, 2011
posts:15934
votes: 887


I seem to remember this feature is only enabled after you've been around for a while. Do you see a box at the top of each individual post (except your own, duh), right next to the "Message #" dropdown, that says "Like votes:"? Click on this box and it's logged as an upvote. Click again to remove your upvote. You can't downvote.

Edit: If someone has an unusually high posts-to-upvotes ratio, it can mean either or both of two things: The person has been around for a long time (this feature only goes back a year or two), or they post a lot of useless drivel.
12:34 am on Dec 7, 2016 (gmt 0)

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WebmasterWorld Senior Member keyplyr is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Sept 26, 2001
posts:12913
votes: 893


What does this "votes" count represent?
You like the answer or contribution to the discussion made by that member, so you give that post a vote.

How do we give/get "votes"?
At the top of that member's post you will see "Like Votes." To give a vote for that post, click the "Like" then you will see the number increase. You can vote only once for any particular post.

All this after you're eligible to vote :)
3:52 am on Dec 7, 2016 (gmt 0)

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WebmasterWorld Senior Member lawman is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

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I think you have to be a junior member to like:

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8:48 am on Dec 7, 2016 (gmt 0)

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joined:Mar 17, 2016
posts: 14
votes: 3


Ah OK, thanks for the info. I don't see anything next to the "Msg#" dropdown, so it looks like I'm too noob to see it yet.

UX idea... Maybe it would be preferable to simply have the option "grayed out", with a tooltip, "Once you reach 40 posts you can 'Like' this post" or something? Rather than just not being visible at all?
9:08 am on Dec 7, 2016 (gmt 0)

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WebmasterWorld Senior Member keyplyr is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

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votes: 893


w3dk - thanks for the suggestion. I'll pass that along.
9:31 am on Dec 7, 2016 (gmt 0)

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WebmasterWorld Administrator engine is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

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Yes, only members that have been around a while and are in good standing get to vote. I hope you'll stick around and move on from being a "New User"
6:34 am on Dec 8, 2016 (gmt 0)

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WebmasterWorld Senior Member tangor is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Nov 29, 2005
posts:10569
votes: 1124


"around for a while" is how many posts under the belt, not "time". Some wonder over the value of voting in the first place as this is a "new" feature at WW in recent years.

(note: at present I am the top vote getter but have no clue why or how that happened. secondary, I vote for no one, ever.)

edit: and if I did vote, it must have been late at night or perhaps after a few too many. :)
7:19 pm on Dec 8, 2016 (gmt 0)

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WebmasterWorld Senior Member topr8 is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

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>>Edit: If someone has an unusually high posts-to-upvotes ratio, it can mean either or both of two things: The person has been around for a long time (this feature only goes back a year or two), or they post a lot of useless drivel.

haha, lucy24, you're not the first person in my life to suggest i don't make much sense :)