TechRepublic FAQ video: Voting

February 4, 2011, 12:15 AM PST | Length: 159


One of the changes of TechRepublic's 2011 upgrade is the ability to vote on individual comments in both the Discussions and Questions forums. Here's a quick look at TechRepublic’s voting system and how you can use it benefit the TR community.

23 comments
seanferd
seanferd like.author.displayName 1 Like

Voting down stupid homework questions goes into my negative vote bag as well.

Tigger_Two
Tigger_Two like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 2 Like

The snapping LEGO bot may end up on my "must have" list... only because I want to see what the cats do with/to it... but it had NO bearing at all on the FAQ video. It is entirely possible that I have fried my eyeballs and need to do something other than read here. My brain is full. Must do something mindless so that I can empty it...

Michael Jay
Michael Jay like.author.displayName 1 Like

at least about the interesting cat toys, if their noise does not put off the cats I think they would get a lot of mileage out of the bots.

seanferd
seanferd like.author.displayName 1 Like

Grinding tiles outside for hours while freezing, Meanwhile, cat is tearing up the house. Yay?

santeewelding
santeewelding like.author.displayName 1 Like

You could be on to something -- unintended consequences, and all. Reminds me of the book by that name.

AnsuGisalas
AnsuGisalas like.author.displayName 1 Like

Will be same as before, but with a clubhouse - too. May not be what they had in mind... I wonder whether the transients will pick up the "off-topic" flag... and what will come of that, then...

santeewelding
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Don't be asking for validation. Run with it. No matter what it takes; top-down be damned.

Michael Jay
Michael Jay

let discussions be discussions and questions be questions, and we have an Epiphany. Did I get it right?

santeewelding
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The, "should", part. Egyptians, as we speak, rewrite "should", no matter the official "should".

Michael Jay
Michael Jay

but on second thought there should not even be a Water Closet, all discussions should be in discussions and would save navigation time and enable us to see all content all the time. Guess that goes back to the old way of doing things but it worked then, and now it seems a waste of time to go back and forth between the discussions and the WC, as I like to see both.

santeewelding
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Lie. That's what I did. Whatever occurred to me as a topic while in the Water Closet, I wrote, then picked any old tag -- last two times were "Apple" and "mobile" -- and it showed up at the top in Discussions, that place of late lacking in any pizazz.

Michael Jay
Michael Jay

that the Discussions, QA and Cooler should have their own place up top on the menu, I think you are right, we do not need a special place for off topic as off topic happens everywhere.

Michael Jay
Michael Jay

or continue here, the wisdom of either choice is what is in question, why do I have to drive around the block to get to what I want to say?

santeewelding
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Not so long as two insurrectionists, like now, bring it up.

Michael Jay
Michael Jay

off topic, as off topic is everywhere, does it really need a water cooler? With the division of Water Cooler and Discussions it seems something is lost, or is it just me.

santeewelding
santeewelding like.author.displayName 1 Like

What that had to with anything, as if anything here has to do anything, but I liked it. Thank you, Michael Jay.

seanferd
seanferd like.author.displayName 1 Like

They are far more sensitive, to be sure. I think it also has a lot to do with the type of sound, as well as acclimatization. I've seen cats subject to the pucker factor at one sound, but indifferent to a very similar sound. I've seen cats who actually like vacuum cleaners, or attack them, or behave indifferently. Loud music does this thing to me, especially when it's heavy in the low end. I find myself tensing up over time. Like earthquakes or a locomotive right behind me.

Michael Jay
Michael Jay

but I have heard that cats hear at 6 times the sensitivity of humans, that might explain why they run when the vacuum cleaner is turned on. Rotozip, same sound.

Michael Jay
Michael Jay like.author.displayName 1 Like

But then it runs the "related" videos, a little lost as to how Lego robots relate to voting but perhaps it is just me.

NickNielsen
NickNielsen moderator like.author.displayName 1 Like

It's a subliminal message to get you involved in a local FIRST Lego League team. Or it could just be that these are only sophisticated pet toys.

Michael Jay
Michael Jay

far more than any other toy that existed when I was a youngster. Back then the highest tech was wheels.

AnsuGisalas
AnsuGisalas like.author.displayName 1 Like

made the "component" connection. Part and whole, focusing on the parts - that's tech.