The Wisconsin Geocaching Association

  Login or Register

Website Navigation

62.png Home

49.png Information Center
26.png WGA Newsletters
24.png Reviewer's Words
53.png Presentation Resources
39.png Geocaching Files
27.png Bookmarks
56.png Location Rules and Regs
49.png BOD Info Center

17.png Forums
16.png New Posts
20.png Unanswered Posts

calendar_day.png Upcoming Events
mapicon.png Map
29.png Calendar
11.png Submit Event

mapicon.png WGA State Park CachesNew content !

shield_star.png Cache of the Month
mapicon.png Past Winners Map

LonelyCache.png Lonely Cache Game
mapicon.png Current Map
26.png Scoreboard
11.png Submit Report

rescueiconsm.png Cache Rescue
11.png Submit a Mission

icon_community.gif Members
27.png Your Account
47.png Private Messages
contact_blue.png WGA Member Map
Geocaching_LIVE_poweredby_16.png GC.COM Authorization

icon_members.gif News
tree-T.gif Topics
tree-T.gif Archives
tree-L.gif Submit News

image_cultured.png Photo Gallery
tree-T.gif Updates
tree-L.gif Popular

shield.png Fun Stuff
28.png Recent Logs
TB.gif Picnic to Picnic TB Race Standings
TB.gif WGA Hauler

49.png Board of Directors
 
Contact Us

 
Facebook

Wisconsin Geocaching Association

 
Follow Us

Twitter Button

 
Subscribe to Newsletter

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
 
Geocaching.com Search
View Search Syntax
 
COTM
Winner -
September 2014 Northern Zone:
Bunyan's Bowling Ball

Winner -
September 2014 Northeast Zone:
Gardner Swamp Thing

Winner -
September 2014 West Central Zone:
Upper Dells SNA

Winner -
September 2014 South Central Zone:
Old Meets New

Winner -
September 2014 Southeast Zone:

Winner -
September 2014 Series of the Month:
Meet the WGA series


More Info >>>

 
 
Wisconsin Geocaching Association: Forums
 

 

View next topic
View previous topic
Post new topic   Reply to topic
Author Message
Team Honeybunnies
WGA Member



Joined: 2005-05-03
Posts: 1029
Location: Stevens Point,WI

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:16 am Reply with quote Back to top

Some of the other boards I frequent have the ability to give feedback or "pips" to others for useful, insightful or just plain funny posts and comments, and I thought this might be a fun addition to the boards here. Just floating the balloon to see if it flies...
 
View user's profile Send private message
lagrac
WGA Friend



Joined: 2007-01-22
Posts: 246
Location: Rushford,MN

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:27 pm Reply with quote Back to top

That sounds like an awesome idea for improving my WGA Experience!! Very Happy
 
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Coastiegirl04
WGA Friend



Joined: 2006-02-18
Posts: 595
Location: ANT Dulac LA

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:01 pm Reply with quote Back to top

ok, i'm not big with forums and what forums i am in, are simple like this one, and all i do is post.. what exactly is a "Pip" and whats the difference then just posting a reply? i'm now confused.. could you explain a little bit more?

_________________
Fair Winds and Following Seas

check out my blog!
http://coastiegirl-lindsey.blogspot.com/ 
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
K0rpl
WGA Member



Joined: 2006-05-04
Posts: 2834
Location: Green Bay, WI USA

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:54 pm Reply with quote Back to top

a Pip is just giving someone Props for Good things, or Funny Posts, or whatever the Person giving the Pip Feels necessary...


So, I guess I won't get any!!!!!!
 
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Coastiegirl04
WGA Friend



Joined: 2006-02-18
Posts: 595
Location: ANT Dulac LA

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:43 pm Reply with quote Back to top

so why not just make a post???

_________________
Fair Winds and Following Seas

check out my blog!
http://coastiegirl-lindsey.blogspot.com/ 
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Team Honeybunnies
WGA Member



Joined: 2005-05-03
Posts: 1029
Location: Stevens Point,WI

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:44 am Reply with quote Back to top

Okay Linds, it goes this way. At the bottom of a post, it will give you the opportunity to click a button that will give a feedback point, or a pip. Then in your little sidebar with your avatar you'll have a stat bar showing your feeback score. Just a silly way of showing who's active and who's providing structure to the conversations. A post counter pretty much does the same thing, but doesn't have the "fun factor".

Soooo.... If you made me laugh, or gave me something to chew on, I may give you positive feedback other than a post. Gives the lurkers something to do, and it's anonymous for those who don't want to speak up. Usually when you give a pip you can type a quick line of text explaining why, only visible to the poster.

Interesting?
 
View user's profile Send private message
Coastiegirl04
WGA Friend



Joined: 2006-02-18
Posts: 595
Location: ANT Dulac LA

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:27 am Reply with quote Back to top

ok, yea thats interesting! seems like it would be fun!

_________________
Fair Winds and Following Seas

check out my blog!
http://coastiegirl-lindsey.blogspot.com/ 
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
TyeDyeSkyGuy
WGA Member



Joined: 2007-03-18
Posts: 2231
Location: Kenosha, WI

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:18 am Reply with quote Back to top

OK then, let's put it to a vote. All in favor say Aye! Or is it I? Or is it Eye? Very Happy
 
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
K0rpl
WGA Member



Joined: 2006-05-04
Posts: 2834
Location: Green Bay, WI USA

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:38 pm Reply with quote Back to top

E, I, E, I OH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
I M W/U
WGA Member



Joined: 2006-10-17
Posts: 236
Location: Oxford, WI

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:34 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Team Honeybunnies wrote:
Some of the other boards I frequent have the ability to give feedback or "pips" to others for useful, insightful or just plain funny posts and comments, and I thought this might be a fun addition to the boards here. Just floating the balloon to see if it flies...


I read your title and I thought this was about Gladys Knight and the Pips groupies..... Embarassed

Balloon flies fine when Diana Ross sings about it... Shocked

Maybe my moniker can be Gladys Knight and the Pip Rolling Eyes

Enough Already... Twisted Evil

Pip Pip Ho - ray!
 
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
cheezehead
WGA Member



Joined: 2006-07-02
Posts: 6063
Location: Hayward, WI. USA

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:24 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I belong to a hunting site that gives karma points, positive or negative. It is my belief is that all it does is makes it a popularity contest.
 
View user's profile Send private message
TyeDyeSkyGuy
WGA Member



Joined: 2007-03-18
Posts: 2231
Location: Kenosha, WI

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:53 am Reply with quote Back to top

cheezehead wrote:
I belong to a hunting site that gives karma points, positive or negative. It is my belief is that all it does is makes it a popularity contest.


Good point, I change my vote to nay. Or is it nea? Or even na? Very Happy
 
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Jeremy
WGA Member



Joined: 2002-02-19
Posts: 3251
Location: Milwaukee, WI

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:31 am Reply with quote Back to top

Sounds easy enough to implement... so you'd click a button or something on someone's post, and then you could give a pip/karma point/thumbs up or thumbs down, and optionally enter a comment that only the original poster could see?

Would there be some sort of limit on how many pips you could give in a day/week? And a limitation on how many you could give to one individual?

cheezehead wrote:
I belong to a hunting site that gives karma points, positive or negative. It is my belief is that all it does is makes it a popularity contest.


Would there be any benefit to having this feature and NOT displaying someone's "score"? I would think you could always PM some to give them a thumbs up/pip/or karma point, but it may not be as convenient...

Looks like the new version of phpBB has a feature along these lines called "Friends and Foes". If you mark someone as a friend, all their posts are specially marked and appear in a special Friends section. If you mark someone as a foe, their posts are not displayed to you at all. You can optionally make the "Friends and Foes" information public... so you could see how many friends and foes an individual has.
 
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
kbraband
WGA Historian



Joined: 2002-02-19
Posts: 2461
Location: Mequon, WI US

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:36 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Jeremy wrote:


Looks like the new version of phpBB has a feature along these lines called "Friends and Foes". If you mark someone as a friend, all their posts are specially marked and appear in a special Friends section. If you mark someone as a foe, their posts are not displayed to you at all. You can optionally make the "Friends and Foes" information public... so you could see how many friends and foes an individual has.


I'd vote "no" on adding that feature. I successfully graduated from junior high school a long time ago and feel no need to return.
 
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Team Deejay
WGA Member



Joined: 2005-10-02
Posts: 2401
Location: Rochester, WI, US

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 10:27 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Maybe I'm just dense, but I don't see the point. I vote "ne".
 
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:       
Post new topic   Reply to topic

View next topic
View previous topic
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001-2008 phpBB Group
:: Theme & Graphics by Daz :: Ported for PHP-Nuke by nukemods.com ::
All times are GMT - 6 Hours
 
Forums ©
 
Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Parental Consent Form | contact | Comments ]

All content © 2013 Wisconsin Geocaching Association, except comments and forum entries which are property of their posters.

The Groundspeak Geocaching Logo is a registered trademark of Groundspeak, Inc. Used with permission.
 


Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the WGA Terms of Use


Distributed by Raven PHP Scripts
New code written and maintained by the RavenNuke™ TEAM


(Original PHP-Nuke Code Copyright © 2004 by Francisco Burzi)
Page Generation: 0.10 Seconds

:: fisubice phpbb2 style by Daz :: PHP-Nuke theme by www.nukemods.com ::
:: fisubice Theme Recoded To 100% W3C CSS & HTML 4.01 Transitional & XHTML 1.0 Transitional Compliance by RavenNuke™ TEAM ::

:: W3C CSS Compliance Validation :: W3C HTML 4.01 Transitional Compliance Validation :: W3C XHTML 1.0 Transitional Compliance Validation ::