posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 11:35 AM
Hi, just a suggestion really. Where i work i created a large(ish) forum for people to discuss current jobs their working on and to share information.
One feature i built in to the forum was basically a "BS thread filter".
It works by having a moderator read through a thread and decided what posts are relevant to that thread then put a flag next to them. In my version
it's just a true or false field. That way you can apply a theoretical "filter" to the thread to cut out all the crap that inevitably builds up in
I understand that the mods on here have enough to do with out having to vet every post of every thread, but as with certain areas of my forum the job
can be delegated to responsible users. Heck you could even put it open to voting or with a system like ATS has you could use the number of ats points
as guide to who has "authority" to decide.
Personally i think it would be a massive bonus to a lot of people (especially me
) not to have to read through 100+ post of arguing and BS to get
to the 5 post that actually contain relevant information.
Anyway, just an idea. I take a lot from ATS so i thought i'd give something back