It’s nice to be recognized.
You come home after a long day battling Reimbursement and raiding the Office Fridge for mad loots (your ‘Evasion’ is on a twelve hour cooldown after Carol from the dev team asked why you were holding her sandwich and you cleverly replied “It was on top of my lunch,” even though you didn’t bring lunch). It’s quiet, you didn’t draw roommate aggro for some imagined slight, and it’s time to play the game.
But the game is down for unscheduled maintenance. It’s been a bit of a lackluster day all around, despite the epic Evasion proc from earlier, and you figured something like that might happen. So while they’re fixing bugs and bugging fixes, you log into guild vent and check out the site to get the latest updates.
There are a few new posts, but nothing really stands out as interesting. There’s even a new thread by your archrival (he’s a jerk – DPS needs heals too!). You click it irritatedly, knowing he’s going to be talking about how awesome he is. And you’re right:
And you know what? You’re tired of hearing it. So you downvote it.
Because that’s right: Guild Launch has post voting implemented. It’s a recent development and, quite frankly, it makes it so much easier to express your general approval or disapproval of an idea without having to post.
Some things deserve to be liked, and others deserve to be called out for being lackluster, unimpressive or just downright meh.
This feature appears when you hover over the post in question, and looks something like this:
Just click the top arrow (to upvote it) or the bottom arrow (to downvote) and the system will immediately register the vote. And the best part of all – this is displayed on their user profile, too! You can reward people for putting out good content, or downvote posts of funny cats in hats.
This is a basic rundown of our new Post Voting functionality. Much like our Ask Slater Tuesday posts, if you have something you’d like to see, let me know! Send me an email at email@example.com or send me a tweet – I’m @GL_Slater on the Twitter.