Link Rating System

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add option to rate links as "thumbs up" or "thumbs down." number of respective "ups"/"downs" displayed beside link; can sort links by their ratings; those that are not working will be at bottom of list, will not have to click through all of the megavideo links before finding one that works.
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Jeff Debole

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I like the broken link and report link button but i think you could add another. Think about a working link or good link button that after so many button presses it pops up as a working link or as a percentage on how many people have rated it working. Now there are some downfalls to this as people can be mean and press it a bunch of times but on the up side it could save a lot of time and engery with searching though all of the sometimes 6,7,8+ pages of links to find a working one. Working links could be posted on the first page or high percentages on first and going down from there in percentages on the following pages. Just a thought let me know what you guys think!

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working link button.
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Hi Jeff! Thanks for submitting your idea! While we do have broken & report link buttons, these are for internal use only - just our content quality team receive these reports and use them to clean up nonworking links around the site. They aren't meant to externally display which links have been marked as broken. That said, I totally agree that a 'working link' label would be helpful for easier link-browsing; however, we struggle with the idea of spammers taking advantage of these tools to get more traffic to their sites (whether or not they're actually working or not)!
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I have thought about the spammers i have a few ideas on how to slow them since you cant ever really stop them. For one you could set up the working link button as once per ip address which may or may not work because it isn't really that hard to change your ip address. A slightly better idea would be once per user per link that would make a percentage system more accurate. I have seen it work on other sites sometimes the percentage ratings do not go any high then 60-80% but you can definitely tell the spam ones and links of bad quality as they are always at under the threshold of 30%. The only downfall i can think of to the once per user per link is you may get a bunch of new user sign ups but you could but in place a 1 day verification period so that you can only watch links and cant post or rate videos until you guys approve that they are a real user. With this you could delete the accounts that have only been used once in 30 days or something along those lines. Just a thought throwing ideas out there. Let me know if you need any help with this or would like to see it in action i vist lots of sites and could give you a list of a few sites if you guys need any more ideas let me know.
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Hello Alex,

You should start a rating system for websites submitted on sidereel.
You can give them rating like 5 stars, 4 stars, 3 stars...etc.

And the 5 stars websites should appear on top of the list. and in 5 stars websites,
The 5 stars website who submit the link earliest should appear at the top of the list.

In the current rating system some good websites are facing drawbacks. As they are submitting the link earliest, but still their links are not showing on top of the list.

Sorry for my bad english.
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Hi geemy! Thanks for the suggestion!
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Often I find myself watching new shows and that always comes with watching the first seasons. unfortunately allot of the link don't work, and of course always click the broken link button. but when I find a link that works I cannot give any feedback that the link is working. my idea on this is that you can click on a "working link" button to help other users find a working link faster.

tom

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