Cancelled trustworthy people section?

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Hello, I've been on stp for maybe an week so far. I love the place and hope to stay here for awhile.
Now, we have an place to inform people about shady people and bad people. You should considered making one on people that are trustworthy, and good road dogs. So when new people come here looking for a road dog they will know who's good instead of bad. Do you get what I'm getting at
 

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Good road dawgs:
EVERYONE ON THIS SITE

Honestly even in shady and untrustworthy you got people vouching that said person is a great road dawg and blah blah blah
 
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Good road dawgs:
EVERYONE ON THIS SITE

Honestly even in shady and untrustworthy you got people vouching that said person is a great road dawg and blah blah blah
I see it could be one thing somebody didn't like and made a bad report about them.
 

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i've thought that having profile ratings might be a good way to show others who is reliable or good to other travelers.... like a 5 star rating or something like that.
 
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i've thought that having profile ratings might be a good way to show others who is reliable or good to other travelers.... like a 5 star rating or something like that.
I better have a six star rating. Lol
 
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i've thought that having profile ratings might be a good way to show others who is reliable or good to other travelers.... like a 5 star rating or something like that.
I got 19 poop ratings from that "oversensitive" sqautter girl but I did enjoy the I sense the dark side in you achievement so lemons into lemonade..
 
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i've thought that having profile ratings might be a good way to show others who is reliable or good to other travelers.... like a 5 star rating or something like that.
Star ratings seem overly simplistic and easy to misuse.

What I think might work better is to do it like Couchsurfing where you can leave testimonials that can be marked positive or negative. I'd rather read "@Geraldo is a super reliable road dawg but will always get you drunker than you expected to be that day"* than just look at a star rating.


*both of these things are true
 
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Star ratings seem overly simplistic and easy to misuse.

What I think might work better is to do it like Couchsurfing where you can leave testimonials that can be marked positive or negative. I'd rather read "@Geraldo is a super reliable road dawg but will always get you drunker than you expected to be that day"* than just look at a star rating.


*both of these things are true
Holy mother of God you are the 7th person who's said that about me in the past 6 months. That must really be a thing.
 
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What I think might work better is to do it like Couchsurfing where you can leave testimonials that can be marked positive or negative. I'd rather read "@Geraldo is a super reliable road dawg but will always get you drunker than you expected to be that day"* than just look at a star rating.
hmm, that definitely seems like a better way to go, and luckily enough, there's an addon that does exactly that:

https://xenforo.com/community/resources/th-user-ratings.4647/

we have website bills this month, but after we get that paid i'll look into buying that addon (it's $15).
 

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In a sense if you check a persons profile and the likes and dislikes theyve received that will tell you a certain something about them bc what a person posts reflects on the type of person they are so with a lot of likes that person is prolly a decent poster and with a lot of dislikes/stupid/poops and whatnot they are liable to be not so decent it isn't a precise art though and I understand the wish for a rating system it would be helpful for sure and interesting as well
 
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I like this idea. But I could see it becoming a popularity contest in a way. Like users who have never met anyone else being ignored. Idk. Worth a try though I guess.
 
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Star ratings seem overly simplistic and easy to misuse.

What I think might work better is to do it like Couchsurfing where you can leave testimonials that can be marked positive or negative. I'd rather read "@Geraldo is a super reliable road dawg but will always get you drunker than you expected to be that day"* than just look at a star rating.


*both of these things are true
Like post a thread with a pole at the top or just ask for other people to post their experience of you.
 

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Also I would be willing to give u the $15 to pay for that addon after you look into it and decide if it's the right one for the site
we're going to give it a try. i'll see if i can get this set up today. if you'd like to chip in $15 (or any amount) to help cover the costs, that would be super appreciated.
 

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I think it could be hazardous to have a trustworthy section. Someone could be vouched for based on superficial characteristics and actually be dangerous. That coupled with insurance from the section may lead to someone ignoring their gut feelings, especially people new to the road.

@Whereamiwhatdoido idea sounds better to me, either way I think it will get done in the best way possible knowing the progression of stp
 
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How about a camaraderie report system, where you can tag people in your own profile of other travellers friendships you've found pleasant?

Like below the followers section on a profile, having a camaraderie, saying that these are people you trust, and enjoy travelling with?
i think that's just the same thing @MolotovMocktail suggested:

Star ratings seem overly simplistic and easy to misuse.

What I think might work better is to do it like Couchsurfing where you can leave testimonials that can be marked positive or negative. I'd rather read "@Geraldo is a super reliable road dawg but will always get you drunker than you expected to be that day"* than just look at a star rating.


*both of these things are true
which is the path we are taking with the plugin i suggested in a previous post in this thread. i'll make an announcement once the addon is installed.
 

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