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RIP Voting Feature

It was worth a shot but just didn’t work out. The voting feature will be removed in the near future. 

The worst part is I have to admit Former Trader was right. He’s still never getting his HoF though.

What didnt work about it? 

Clearly, it was a failure, as Nery is by far the best poster here, but somehow has like -800 points. 

“Visit the Water Cooler forum on Analyst Forum. It is the best forum.”
- Everyone

Let’s all downvote STL and see how far we can get.

i mean we can agree that in water cooler it is broken. but i can imagine that this works well in the lower forum levels. 

I love my cheese. I got to have my cheddar.

rawraw wrote:

What didnt work about it? 

In the CFA forums, there were instances of trolls downvoting legit answers to serious, test-related questions. That’s obviously unacceptable since that’s why this forum exists in the first place.

Here in the WC it didn’t work as intended for several reasons, but - and this is solely my opinion - we’re not a large enough community to support a voting feature. People were way too liberal with the downvoting and very few people bothered to ever upvote. The result were a lot of posts with one or two downvotes for seemingly no reason. That sort of negativity just isn’t very fun. And real trolls/spammers rarely received enough downvotes to have their comment hidden, so the self-moderating aspect of the feature didn’t pan out either.

Oh well. It was worth a shot. 

hei.so wrote:

Let’s all downvote STL and see how far we can get.

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So basically you are cancelling Nerdys 600 Karma points debt, that he had to repay via positive posts about bitcoin guy and his vegas escapades. How socialist of you

comp_sci_kid wrote:

So basically you are cancelling Nerdys 600 Karma points debt, that he had to repay via positive posts about bitcoin guy and his vegas escapades. How socialist of you

He actually owes Chad 14 dopp kits.

I think STL should leave the policy discussions to people with above -400 AF points. The people have spoken.

“Visit the Water Cooler forum on Analyst Forum. It is the best forum.”
- Everyone

We’re gonna win so much, you may even get tired of winning. And you’ll say, 'Please, please. It’s too much winning. We can’t take it anymore. Mr. President, it’s too much.' And I’ll say, 'No, it isn’t!' We have to keep winning!

I always said this would fail.  It pains me to say this, but I declare victory over STL.

Delete the WC.

https://www.analystforum.com/forums/water-cooler/91346529?page=1

#FreeCVM #FreeTurd #2007-2017

9/13/18

Matt Likes Analysis wrote:

so what’s everybody’s over/under on the upvote/downvote. i’m saying its quashed in 3 months. anyone else care to guess?

Sweep the Leg wrote:

I’ve always thought it would add great value to the CFA forums. Help OPs find the best answers to their questions through upvotes. Bad or misleading answers get downvoted. 

You have to remember, Chad doesn’t really care about the WC (it’s pretty much hidden now anyways). We can complain about something all we want but we don’t drive any ad revenue his way so he’s not going to keep changing the forum features because some people will bitch about their overall karma score.

How young and naive you were then STL.

https://www.analystforum.com/comment/91841603#comment-91841603

#FreeCVM #FreeTurd #2007-2017

Black Swan wrote:

9/13/18

Matt Likes Analysis wrote:

so what’s everybody’s over/under on the upvote/downvote. i’m saying its quashed in 3 months. anyone else care to guess?

Sweep the Leg wrote:

I’ve always thought it would add great value to the CFA forums. Help OPs find the best answers to their questions through upvotes. Bad or misleading answers get downvoted. 

You have to remember, Chad doesn’t really care about the WC (it’s pretty much hidden now anyways). We can complain about something all we want but we don’t drive any ad revenue his way so he’s not going to keep changing the forum features because some people will bitch about their overall karma score.

How young and naive you were then STL.

https://www.analystforum.com/comment/91841603#comment-91841603

Wishful thinking, I guess. I vastly underestimated how hard it was to push the upvote button.

ohai wrote:

I think STL should leave the policy discussions to people with above -400 AF points. The people have spoken.

you mean below right!

I love my cheese. I got to have my cheddar.

Black Swan wrote:

I always said this would fail.  It pains me to say this, but I declare victory over STL.

Delete the WC.

https://www.analystforum.com/forums/water-cooler/91346529?page=1

Doesn’t count if you are one of the people abusing the system lol

Given our size, I think fake votes were too high a proportion of total votes. It was clear certain posters were gaming it 

this is what i feel about this thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF19wHOnsp4

R.I.P we just killed the club
Took Patrón to the head, almost killed a thug
I’m so high I can’t feel the drugs
Too many haters sitting here
I don’t feel the love

I love my cheese. I got to have my cheddar.

Nerdyblop wrote:

i mean we can agree that in water cooler it is broken. but i can imagine that this works well in the lower forum levels. 

https://www.analystforum.com/forums/cfa-forums/cfa-level-iii-forum/91372417

look there. We’re all proving ourselves to be idiotic (regarding level 3 candidates). Except for me, I’m exceptionally bright - duh.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It be like that sometimes.

Does this mean I can’t redeem my AF points for cool AF memorabilia? This is horse ****. 

If you're the first out the door, that's not called panicking

CEO10K-DAY wrote:

Nerdyblop wrote:

i mean we can agree that in water cooler it is broken. but i can imagine that this works well in the lower forum levels. 

https://www.analystforum.com/forums/cfa-forums/cfa-level-iii-forum/91372417

look there. We’re all proving ourselves to be idiotic (regarding level 3 candidates). Except for me, I’m exceptionally bright - duh.

hah that thread turned into an AF point massacre

If you're the first out the door, that's not called panicking

Sweep the Leg wrote:

rawraw wrote:

What didnt work about it? 

In the CFA forums, there were instances of trolls downvoting legit answers to serious, test-related questions. That’s obviously unacceptable since that’s why this forum exists in the first place.

Here in the WC it didn’t work as intended for several reasons, but - and this is solely my opinion - we’re not a large enough community to support a voting feature. People were way too liberal with the downvoting and very few people bothered to ever upvote. The result were a lot of posts with one or two downvotes for seemingly no reason. That sort of negativity just isn’t very fun. And real trolls/spammers rarely received enough downvotes to have their comment hidden, so the self-moderating aspect of the feature didn’t pan out either.

Oh well. It was worth a shot. 

As a card carrying liberal, I can attest there is nothing liberal about the Water Cooler.  

Malee wrote:

Sweep the Leg wrote:

rawraw wrote:

What didnt work about it? 

In the CFA forums, there were instances of trolls downvoting legit answers to serious, test-related questions. That’s obviously unacceptable since that’s why this forum exists in the first place.

Here in the WC it didn’t work as intended for several reasons, but - and this is solely my opinion - we’re not a large enough community to support a voting feature. People were way too liberal with the downvoting and very few people bothered to ever upvote. The result were a lot of posts with one or two downvotes for seemingly no reason. That sort of negativity just isn’t very fun. And real trolls/spammers rarely received enough downvotes to have their comment hidden, so the self-moderating aspect of the feature didn’t pan out either.

Oh well. It was worth a shot. 

As a card carrying liberal, I can attest there is nothing liberal about the Water Cooler.  

Uuuuuh, that’s not what he means.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It be like that sometimes.

Black Swan wrote:

9/13/18

Matt Likes Analysis wrote:

so what’s everybody’s over/under on the upvote/downvote. i’m saying its quashed in 3 months. anyone else care to guess?

Sweep the Leg wrote:

I’ve always thought it would add great value to the CFA forums. Help OPs find the best answers to their questions through upvotes. Bad or misleading answers get downvoted. 

You have to remember, Chad doesn’t really care about the WC (it’s pretty much hidden now anyways). We can complain about something all we want but we don’t drive any ad revenue his way so he’s not going to keep changing the forum features because some people will bitch about their overall karma score.

How young and naive you were then STL.

https://www.analystforum.com/comment/91841603#comment-91841603

i called it but didn’t account for STL’s hubris. shouldn’t have bought the 3 month options.

It’s sad that you all couldn’t even handle a simple karma feature. 

frankybarnes wrote:

It’s sad that you all couldn’t even handle a simple karma feature. 

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We’re gonna win so much, you may even get tired of winning. And you’ll say, 'Please, please. It’s too much winning. We can’t take it anymore. Mr. President, it’s too much.' And I’ll say, 'No, it isn’t!' We have to keep winning!

I miss seeing all my upvotes tbh.

#FreeCVM #FreeTurd #2007-2017

I could have sworn turd earned his upvotes, no one on here was as woke as he was…

We’re gonna win so much, you may even get tired of winning. And you’ll say, 'Please, please. It’s too much winning. We can’t take it anymore. Mr. President, it’s too much.' And I’ll say, 'No, it isn’t!' We have to keep winning!

It works on Reddit, why not here? 

I’m building a StumbleUpon Clone

And Then I Was Right wrote:

I used my ”free market” voting ability, granted by “liberterian” mod STL, in order to send votes higher for Turd and the Stripper while lower for STL and Ohai…which by my estimation would likely trigger authoritarian STL to show his true self. 

In summary, I manipulated an attempt to manipulate, rendering the whole mess nil.

I’m not sure what that means or what it is you think I do here. 

You have way too much time on your hands, PA.

And Then I Was Right wrote:

Black Swan wrote:

I miss seeing all my upvotes tbh.

You’re welcome!

I used my ”free market” voting ability, granted by “liberterian” mod STL, in order to send votes higher for Turd and the Stripper while lower for STL and Ohai…which by my estimation would likely trigger authoritarian STL to show his true self. For you, I couldn’t really calculate which way would be more infuriating to the establishment, so I decided to be nice and mass historical upvote you…but not as much as Turd. Turd had to come out the most liked poster in AF history, to show the utter stupidity of the voting feature.

In summary, I manipulated an attempt to manipulate, rendering the whole mess nil.

bro why couldnt you throw a lil love to me.

I love my cheese. I got to have my cheddar.