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If you don’t think a topic deserves the Sphinns it’s getting, I’m not aware of any easy way of expressing that. It’s not that you want to vote the item down, but just indicate that it doesn’t deserve all those perhaps knee-jerk Sphinns that some surprisingly popular topics seem to get. Is such a button doable? Is there some other way you can indicate that you’re not following the crowd?
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from chartwell 2449 Days ago #
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I agree, I can think of a few instances where such a button would have been useful. ;)By not having that the community also sets itself up for manipulation by cooperative sphinners who sphinn each others’ stuff just because... Surprisingly, I don’t think it’s been too big of a problem yet, but I think it has the potential to become one.

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from srik79 2449 Days ago #
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yes a unsphinn is needed

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from tamar 2448 Days ago #
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An Unsphinn already exists on stories you’ve Sphunn.  As far as a Ho-Hum button, yeah, um, that’s a tough one.  Just don’t vote on it? ;)Or you can be blunt like I am and call them out in the comments.  Granted, that tactic isn’t recommended for everyone. :P

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from scottclark 2448 Days ago #
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I don’t think it’s needed.  Just seeing a post fly off the bottom is a pretty good indication the Sphinner needs to try harder next time. 

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from MattMcGee 2448 Days ago #
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Barry, I have a solution that’s guaranteed to succeed: Do an article on your blog titled "Top 10 Stories That Should Never Have Gone Hot on Sphinn". List each one and explain why. You kill two birds with one post: Making known the "ho-hum" stories and putting your own "not ho-hum" story on the front page, instead.Dang. I should charge for this stuff.  ;-)

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from Gab 2448 Days ago #
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Great idea Barry. I thought we were getting a bury button anyways? I see the spam button has been implemented but a "laaaame" link should also be worked in there somewhere. Or in Barry’s more PC language, a "ho-hum" button.

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from IncrediBILL 2448 Days ago #
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BRAVO! BRAVO! ENCORE!

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from SpostareDuro 2448 Days ago #
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I didn’t see this one yeserday because I had so much to do, but funny Barry! Ho-Hum button....

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from evilgreenmonkey 2448 Days ago #
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Just to let you know, an Unsphinn feature is already in the development schedule and will be similar to Digg’s "Bury" option.

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from Herbert 2448 Days ago #
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Here here....

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from srik79 2448 Days ago #
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pligg seems to have burry link, so its just opening the template and adding the code :)

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from gabs 2448 Days ago #
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Pligg’s bury button only makes the submission grey out for whoever buried it and reports the submission to the mod’s nothing else...

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from aimClear 2448 Days ago #
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It’s likly that many HoHum posts are hot due to popularity of the poster. As for me, I’m trying hard not to submit anything Ho Hum..Just remember, one man’s hum is another’s HO.

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from BrettBorders 2448 Days ago #
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Bring on the "ho hum" button! It would be great.

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