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(zdog) Re: Cast: showing both ++ and --

by zdog (Priest)
on Jul 29, 2001 at 06:15 UTC ( #100636=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Cast: showing both ++ and --

As far as the idea, I wouldn't mind seeing it. You could get some interesting results.

But I have a few technical issues that I want to get off my chest. First, there is no E2 engine, there is an Everything engine produced by EDC and both PM and E2 are run by it as well as several other sites.

Secondly, anything that can be done with Perl and a MySQL database is feasable with the Everything engine practically. PM runs on 0.8 and has no plans of upgrading in the near future according to vroom. The real difference as far as I know lies in the internals of the Everything engine versions.

Therefore, something like this is definitely possible, but this does not necessarily mean it is been under consideration until maybe now.

Also, I don't want to sound like I'm coming down on you hard for not having a few facts straight, I just want to let you know for future reference.

Update: tye has pointed out to me that the real problem being discussed is whether or not previous votes can be deduced to suit this system. Probably not, but it can be done so that posts previously just show the amount positive or negative (i.e. if an old post is rep 13 then is would be 13 ++'s and 0 --'s, and the same would be done if the rep was negative, except those would appear in the -- column). However, to clarify, my post was discussing the question:

Is this feature under consideration for PM, now that it is apparently technically feasible with the E2 engine?

I'm sorry if I had misunderstood the author's purpose.

Zenon Zabinski | zdog |

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