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User Reputation/Kudos Plugin??

  • Avatar of GSJ
    GSJ
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    @gsj

    Hi there,

    Anyone know of a plugin that can reward users for making good commments with star ratings or likes or thumbs AND then link this to increasing the users “reputation/kudos” for all the good comments they make?

    The Rating-Widget plugin does this in its Premium version, but it is slowing down my site too much…

    Thanks.

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  • Avatar of Henry
    Henry
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    @henrywright-1

    Do you mean something like Achievements by Paul Gibbs?

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/achievements/

    Avatar of Asynaptic
    Asynaptic
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    @synaptic

    I’ve been looking for a similar solution. What is the difference between free and premium for the rating widget plugin?

    You can try cubepoints plugin or the new myCred.me plugin (which hooks into GD Ratings)

    GD ratings is very complex and allows for importing of data from other rating plugins I think

    Avatar of GSJ
    GSJ
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    @gsj

    I’ve seen Achievements, but I don’t think this allows users to rate the QUALITY of other users’ comments eg. with star ratings.

    I already use Cubepoints and have it setup such that each comment made gives a user 1 point, and the more points they have the higher the “rank” they have, eg. 25 points = Bronze, 50 points = Silver, 100 points = Gold – that’s all good. I think you’re supposed to be able to assign badges to each rank too, but I can’t get that to work for some reason with the Cubepoints Buddypress Integration plugin.

    Anyway, I want to take this further and distinguish users based on the QUALITY of their comments. So to do this I need users to be able to rate each others’ comments. Doing this by star ratings would be preferable. Eg. if a user makes 5 comments, and 3 of those comments were rated 5 stars (out of 5) by other users, that user would have an overall rating of 5 stars based on 3 votes. Hence, people can identify this user as a higher QUALITY poster, to some extent at least.

    The premium version of the Rating-Widget plugin does exactly this!

    BUT, they are having some troubles with the load times of websites due to some issues with “Rich-Snippets” (my website becomes very slow when the plugin is activated), so I am looking for another alternative as I’m not sure how long it will take for them to fix this.

    With GD star ratings I couldn’t find a simple way to do this, though I suspect it is possible with some customisation.

    Will check out MyCred, but it looks similar to Cubepoints

    Avatar of Asynaptic
    Asynaptic
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    @synaptic

    the general idea is a good one but perhaps you are making it too complicated. why not a thumbs up or down? like reddit or the old digg? that way it is binary.

    if a user’s comment gets voted up, they get +1 points and if down voted, they get -1

    if you are concerned that this would rank users based on activity instead of quality, then it is simple to divide by the number of comments

    so someone who writes 1000 comments with each getting +1 has a mean of 1 ‘points’
    but someone who writes 1 comment with 100 points has a mean of 100 points so their contribution is of a higher quality

    myCred is not only similar to cubepoints but I would argue much better, especially since cubepoints seems to be abandoned

    Avatar of GSJ
    GSJ
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    @gsj

    Sure but if I can’t write code how do I do this, is there a plugin that will rate and rank users in this way?

    Avatar of Asynaptic
    Asynaptic
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    @synaptic

    getting a freelancer from the buddypress/wordpress job board or odesk to do this would cost little (my guess $50-65) as long as you know exactly what you want done

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    GSJ
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    @gsj

    Thanks for the tip, will look into this!

    Avatar of InfiniteLoop
    InfiniteLoop
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    @infiniteloop

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