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Re^2: Feature: Auto hide. Change: show node vote counts to all, not just logged in users.

by hippo (Abbot)
on Jul 18, 2017 at 09:44 UTC ( #1195312=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Feature: Auto hide. Change: show node vote counts to all, not just logged in users. (updated)
in thread Feature: Auto hide. Change: show node vote counts to all, not just logged in users.

I recall that plan and thought it was a good one (and still do). However, it has no effect on search engines. marto's suggestion means that the content would not be indexed in the context of the thread which would be even better. Reducing the font size also has no effect on readers with character-cell browsers (lynx/elinks/etc) or screen readers (so there's a WAI concern).

Perhaps we could do both? Below one threshold (-3? -4?) start progressively reducing the font size and then below a second threshold (-8? -10?) hide the content entirely.

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Re^3: Feature: Auto hide. Change: show node vote counts to all, not just logged in users.
by haukex (Abbot) on Jul 18, 2017 at 10:01 UTC

    Those are good points in regards to only changing the font size. See my other post for some more thoughts.

    As for the threshold, since such a change would affect all older content as well, and AFAIK the vote counts were higher in the past (e.g. Selected Best Nodes), I suspect the threshold would have to be dynamic based on the number of votes cast. I don't think it's necessary to start at something like -3 or -4, since there are always some threads with simple disagreements in which hiding content might not be warranted. But then there are certainly nodes where the downvotes are overwhelming.

    I'm just putting my two cents out there, I don't yet have a clear idea on what the best way to go about something like this might be.

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