View Poll Results: How do we implement the HIDE tag in v3?

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  • Keep the current system.

    8 44.44%
  • Buy hidden content with credits.

    10 55.56%
  • Some other system (provide details below).

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    The future of the HIDE tag
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    Hi all,

    This has been something I've been thinking about for a good while now, but I'd like to see what the community thinks before we do anything incorrect.

    As you may or may not be aware, we use a modification that allows you to hide content in your posts until it is "thanked", at which point you receive +rep (and credits?). It's used throughout the gamesave forums moreso than anywhere else, and while I see it's value to you guys, I also believe it is not the best solution, for a variety of reasons including being able to remove your thanks after accessing the hidden content.

    So, it raises the question of how we go about tackling this issue when we implement it in v3, and how we improve that system.

    We have a few options:


    1. We keep the current system intact, with the same issues it currently has.
    2. We swap out the thanks system in place of a button that "purchases" the content with credits, with the credits being paid to the user who posted the content. The credits can then be spent in the new store to unlock additional site features (more on that in a later post).
    3. Some other system (provide details below).


    I want to make it clear that I haven't started implementing any of these as of yet as I need your feedback on how we alter the system, and we want to make sure we get it right for both users downloading saves, and you guys who post them. If you have any other ideas on what we could do, please feel free to share them below for consideration. We absolutely want to get this right!
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    Re: The future of the HIDE tag
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    Originally Posted by JB
    I would think 2-3 should be enough in a 24 hour period, but having a limit increase in the shop is a great idea.
    That there would kill off day to day activity, especially for those who come here strictly for saves or to share work. Limiting that in a sense isn't the best idea.

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    Originally Posted by Vince
    That there would kill off day to day activity, especially for those who come here strictly for saves or to share work. Limiting that in a sense isn't the best idea.
    The other way would be to allow unlimited unlocks for all users, which is something we could allow. But they absolutely shouldn't be reversible like the current thanks system.
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    Re: The future of the HIDE tag
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    I'm happy with whatever gets updated or changed.. I'm honestly not fussed.. How ever I do respect the Hide function as it stops people from making up a dummy account to download peoples content but saying that If their was bug that could manipulate the thumbs up button then I would rather a new system to stop these people from gaining access the content.. Maybe option (2) could be good for us all, I mean you get a couple of free credits posting a thread every time.. Look forward to seeing something new thanks for your time on reading my response

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    I always saw the "thank" feature as a way to enlist users to join & to get users commendation for their activities & achievements. More often than not I think the feature gets overlooked. It would be nice if users could "donate" credits through a post to another user, saying like "Here's 500 credits for the amazing game save!".

    I also agree with disabling the ability to remove your thank, if you think about if you want to "Thank" or "Hide" a post then you'd realize your choosing your definitive option & everyone will see that you appreciate or don't appreciate the post. It should be like in theory saying it to their face if they did a good or bad job, they shouldn't be able to take it back. Although, I do believe having the thank system locked more securely in a way will help users.
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