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Rewarding a student for being a good student is still limited to clicking "Best Response?" Tighten up. Fix that already.

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  1. SmoothMath Group Title
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    This is particularly important if you're using "Medals for Asking" as a metric in judging students.

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  2. farmdawgnation Group Title
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    Uhm. Hi, SmoothMath. Good to see you too. :P Sorry you don't feel like Best Response is comprehensive enough, but we don't have any better solutions lined up at the moment and we don't really feel like there's an obvious solution that would be worth its weight in added complexity. Of course, if you have a new suggestion we haven't heard before, we're more than happy to hear it.

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    Complexity? What's complex about a good learner button?

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  4. gdogthegirl Group Title
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    I almost agree with SmoothMath From my point of view maybe there could be like a rate button or multiple buttons that give a certain number of points to you. (Not sure how you guys put together the smartscore but just an example) For example: worked together(rate 5,4,3,2,1) good learner(5, 4, 3, 2, 1) effort (5,4,3,2,1) Or there can be like like a little survey option saying how well the person worked and how much effort they put in into working... Just a suggestion :)

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  5. farmdawgnation Group Title
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    SmoothMath, someone actually has to figure out things like how it should be implemented, what weight it should have in the SmartScore equations, how should we count unique good learner clicks as opposed to repeat good learner clicks, where and in what form it should be recorded in the database, can it be removed, how does it behave with group telescoping, can it fit into the existing real-time events infrastructure or does it have to be a distinct entity, and the list goes on. Then we move on to how do we introduce this concept to the community. Another button means more inertia to a new user fully understanding the site. Is it available to all users, or only some with a certain smart score? How does it behave when a question is edited? And the list goes on. So, to answer your question, a lot of things are complex about a good learner button. That's probably not even the entire list of things we'd have to consider when implementing something like this, those are just the things that jump out at me. While I'm glad we do a good enough job to convince you that making new buttons and features appear is magic, it is in fact a lot of blood, sweat, and compiler errors. :P

    • one year ago
  6. shadowfiend Group Title
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    You really still haven't figured out how to interact in this community? Fix that then we'll talk about fixing the issues you perceive us as having. Being condescending is a one-way ticket to us ignoring you. Next time try being polite, constructive, and respectful. You know, like explaining what you see as actually being wrong with medals as a metric, and presenting alternatives up front instead of waiting for someone to react to your vitriol.

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  7. gdogthegirl Group Title
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    wait was the part of not knowing how to interact with the community towards smoothmath?

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  8. shadowfiend Group Title
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    My posts are usually coherent. The second part of the post explains what was wrong with this interaction.

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  9. shadowfiend Group Title
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    (Coherent as in united/forming a whole ;) )

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  10. SmoothMath Group Title
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    @shadowfiend u mad?

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