AllOurIdeas
September 3, 2010 5:11 PM   Subscribe

Like voting things against other things? Princeton University has applied this concept to the suggestion box to create All Our Ideas, a website where you can create a suggestion box and allow others to vote on and add suggestions. As an example, here's one for MeFi!

Special thanks to jasonhong for commenting about this!
posted by mccarty.tim (33 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
 
PS: I really, really hope the example I listed doesn't count as a self-link.
posted by mccarty.tim at 5:17 PM on September 3, 2010


MeFi is really going to put this voting system through a trial by fire.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 5:22 PM on September 3, 2010


Hopelessly addictive. I added one for my neighborhood association, and I'm seriously thinking about using it to help figure out what projects we should focus on.
posted by epersonae at 5:24 PM on September 3, 2010


I like having it on auto add new ideas, but I'm also taking an internet free boat trip this weekend. Can I trust you guys not to troll the hell out of this if I leave?
posted by mccarty.tim at 5:24 PM on September 3, 2010


I like watching the "number of votes" thing tick up every time I reload. I'm weird like that.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 5:25 PM on September 3, 2010


Can I trust you guys not to troll the hell out of this if I leave?

Oh man, you are so too late.

It wasn't me.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 5:26 PM on September 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


Can I trust you guys not to troll the hell out of this if I leave?

I think that cat has left the barn, or the horse forgot his bag, or something.
posted by marxchivist at 5:27 PM on September 3, 2010 [2 favorites]


What is that cat doing in that bag anyway and why shouldn't we let it out?
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 5:28 PM on September 3, 2010


"You have chosen 'More Lady Gaga' over 'Less Lady Gaga'."

I'm...really very, very sorry.
posted by ZsigE at 5:29 PM on September 3, 2010


"Like voting things against other things? "

no.

next question.
posted by HuronBob at 5:33 PM on September 3, 2010


mccarty.tim: "I like having it on auto add new ideas, but I'm also taking an internet free boat trip this weekend. Can I trust you guys not to troll the hell out of this if I leave?"

Um, you can trust that I'm having fun if that is any solace.
posted by vapidave at 5:33 PM on September 3, 2010


Anyone want to take responsibility for adding "more tentacle porn"?
posted by Salvor Hardin at 5:35 PM on September 3, 2010


Probably this mefite.
posted by vapidave at 5:38 PM on September 3, 2010


I wonder what their inapproriate threshold is?
posted by maxwelton at 5:59 PM on September 3, 2010


When do you get to the end?
posted by cjorgensen at 6:09 PM on September 3, 2010


Hmmm. "more internet free boat trips" vs "more hipster dinosaurs"
posted by klarck at 6:19 PM on September 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


Actually, every time you click inappropriate, I get an email saying there's something inappropriate on the site, and I have to intervene manually.

I like full disclosure, but I think I might be giving the trolls too much info.
posted by mccarty.tim at 6:20 PM on September 3, 2010


The 10th Regiment of Foot - Have you ever seen a cat in a bag? Cats love bags. Dang.
posted by maryr at 6:30 PM on September 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


I just chose more turtles over the cabal.
posted by iamkimiam at 6:41 PM on September 3, 2010


PS: I really, really hope the example I listed doesn't count as a self-link.

Let's vote on it.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 6:43 PM on September 3, 2010 [2 favorites]


Declaw the cat in the bag. Problem solved.
posted by Rumple at 6:51 PM on September 3, 2010


That won't help. It's cabal turtles all the way down. That's what I heard anyway.
posted by Babblesort at 7:47 PM on September 3, 2010


Stuff?
posted by MythMaker at 8:43 PM on September 3, 2010


The visualizations are entertaining. Apparently, what MetaFilter wants is MORE.
posted by EvaDestruction at 8:44 PM on September 3, 2010


I tried to vote for larger ponies over automobiles, and was told that there was too much traffic.

So I didn't get to vote, yet was proven correct. Fewer automobiles, more ponies.
posted by louche mustachio at 8:47 PM on September 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


But what will the ponies drive? Especially should a crisis arise.
posted by vapidave at 10:03 PM on September 3, 2010


I was invited to give us $20, like in town, or more deep throating. Good work, kids.
posted by imperium at 11:22 PM on September 3, 2010


I went for the latter, btw. Wondering when it'll arrive. How does this work?
posted by imperium at 11:23 PM on September 3, 2010


Okay, good news kids. If you flag it as inappropriate, it automatically gets deactivated. Meaning the offensive thing stays off until I have a chance to look at it. Yeah internet free boat weekend in t- 3 hours!
posted by mccarty.tim at 5:23 AM on September 4, 2010



That explains why some that were there last night are gone now, I guess. Like Mr. Rogers.
posted by oneirodynia at 9:39 AM on September 4, 2010


HuronBob: "Like voting things against other things? "

no.

next question.


I think you will be pleased to hear that the domain VotingForThingsOrNot.com is available.
posted by vanar sena at 12:09 PM on September 4, 2010


Sarasota Florida has voted more than 1900 times. Someone has OCD.
posted by Rumple at 12:25 PM on September 4, 2010 [2 favorites]


Back from the boat. Presumably, you guys have found the best pony ever?
posted by mccarty.tim at 3:11 PM on September 6, 2010


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