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Text Post: 3 user-friendly changes posted by kvn
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  • snakespm (edited 3 years ago)
    +4

    1) Personally I like the way the upvote/downvote score is. It makes the UI feel cleaner. Why is upvote/downvote score that important that the number is visible?

    2) I agree, I would like them to tweak the font a bit for easier readability.

    3) I agree, and think maybe go a step farther. Remove the notification completely, and replace it with just a quick little +170 xp message over your avatar.

    • douglas77
      +3

      Why is upvote/downvote score that important that the number is visible?

      I don't care about the score itself, but instantly seeing if I have already upvoted a comment would be nice.

      • Axiomatic (edited 3 years ago)
        +3

        I think having to hover over a comment to view its score might also encourage people to fully read and consider comments before rating them, and therefore also help prevent the cascades of downvotes that occur when users view posts which have already been significantly downvoted (hive mentality). However, this could also be prevented by requiring brief explanations from the users at the time of downvoting, in which case it would be fine to show comment scores at all times.

    • Schwut
      +2

      Going one step further with #3, I don't really need to see every single time that I've posted a comment in my notifications log. A statistics bar on my profile or at the bottom of the notifications log would be much better, showing exp earned from comments, posts, snaps, ect.

      • snakespm (edited 3 years ago)
        +3

        I was kinda thinking something like this. I tried to find something better. Basically they are mimicking a video game with this system, so it would look a bit more video gamey if they had that message over your avatar.

        • Schwut
          +2

          Yeah that would be cool for when you actually post or comment. I should probably clarify what I was saying more. I think that there should also be a stats bar for daily total experience, reputation gain/loss, and total upvotes/downvotes.