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We’re pleased to announce the release of a new "Desphinn" feature on Sphinn, which effectively allows you to vote down a story that you do not agree with...
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from evilgreenmonkey 2359 Days ago #
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Once Sphinn members have been active for 7 days, a new link will appear between "Save" and "Report As Spam" on a story page. This "Desphinn" link will allow that member to give the story a negative vote, on the condition that they leave a descriptive and constructive explanation of why they have done it.It is important to note that a Desphinn is not equal to a Sphinn, preventing abuse from the same gang-voting actions that we’ve seen with members Sphinning items. Before a story goes hot, only 2 Desphinns are needed in order to take 1 Sphinn off its tally.Once the story has gone hot, 5 Desphinns are required in order to remove 1 Sphinn. This is because the story is seen as more trustworthy once it has reached enough votes to go Hot (currently 22 Sphinns).If the number of Sphinns for any story reaches -10, the story is removed.We’ve added a minimum comment length for Desphinning a story, as the action is basically giving the information a thumbs down and we think that the submitter should know why you don’t like the story.Moderators and Admins have the ability to remove Desphinns if we feel that someone is abusing the system or attacking a user. Sphinn members will be warned if they are caught doing this and banned if further abuse takes place.This feature has been brought in to offer more power to the community, which we hope will add more balance to Sphinn. We hope this feature will prevent stories from going live if they are weak in content and information. We look forward to seeing how this new functionality is used within the community, and are of course open to any comments once it has been tried and tested in public.

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from TheNanny612 2359 Days ago #
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I’m having trouble seeing who sphunn items since the desphinn button was added.  I’m not sure if this problem is related, but I no longer can see who sphunn and now de-sphunn.  Thanks.  :)

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from evilgreenmonkey 2359 Days ago #
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I think that it’s fixed now - I had the same issue although I think that the JavaScript file was just being updated. We’re just too quick and eager! ;o)Just to add folks - Please don’t Desphinn this story simply to test the functionality, otherwise it won’t go Hot and nobody will know about the feature!

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from Michelle 2359 Days ago #
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Yes, the javascript was updated. A hard browser refresh will be required. 

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from TheNanny612 2359 Days ago #
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yep, I am able to check who sphunn (and de-sphunn) now.  Thanks!!  :)

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from nowsourcing 2359 Days ago #
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Looks like it is time to update the Sphinn Wordpress plugin again! :)Also, trying to spread the word.  Many should enjoy this new update.

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from kevgibbo 2359 Days ago #
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I’m also noticing "Fatal error:" appearing on blogs instead of the Sphinn button when a story has been submitted. Here’s an example: http://blog.seoptimise.com/2008/02/linkbait-for-difficult-websites.htmlDesphinn’s a great new feature though! ;)

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from janecopland 2359 Days ago #
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Hard refresh worked and I can see all three tabs now. Cheers, guys!

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from rustybrick 2359 Days ago #
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Can we test desphinning on this post?

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from Purposeinc 2359 Days ago #
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I have Fatal Errors showing on the icons on my wordpress posts. They are the ones that get created automatically for each wordpress blog I post.I hope this isn’t fatal?dk

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from tnash 2359 Days ago #
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Sphinn buttons have stoped working :( on all my blog posts now I have to go through and remove them lola great way to spend a few minutes

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from dannysullivan 2359 Days ago #
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FYI, if you’re wondering what’s next at Sphinn, I’ve just posted My Network Sphinns, Story Subscribe, Best Of Sphinn & More Coming.Barry, why don’t you make a new discussion called "Desphinn This Post! (Really)" and people can play.

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from Michelle 2359 Days ago #
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All - looking into the buttons problems now. Will have the fix shortly. I recommend deactivating the plugin for the time being, esp. if it appears an all of your posts. Once the issue is resolved, I will post an update here.

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from evilgreenmonkey 2359 Days ago #
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"Can we test desphinning on this post?"Perhaps at least wait until I’ve gone Hot (no jokes please)"I have Fatal Errors showing on the icons on my wordpress posts."Michelle is fixing this bug at the moment, so it should be sorted shortly."I hope this isn’t fatal?"Don’t worry, all our PHP scripts have 9 lives.

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from Wingnut 2359 Days ago #
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I also have the fatal error message with new sphinns... I like how you can see who desphunn though

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from jeffquipp 2359 Days ago #
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I desphinned it Barry to test

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from janecopland 2359 Days ago #
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I want to see a feature where you have to explain why you sphunn, not just desphunn, a story as well ;)

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from UtahSEOpro 2359 Days ago #
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I see you can’t resphinn if you change your mind.

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from NickWilsdon 2359 Days ago #
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I submitted a practice desphinn article as Danny suggested - practice here:http://sphinn.com/story/27945(at least for the first 10x)

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from jeffquipp 2359 Days ago #
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I have desphunn as requested, but cannot now see who sphunn or desphunn ... still might be some coding issues.

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from rustybrick 2359 Days ago #
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FYI - I was kidding.

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from dannysullivan 2359 Days ago #
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Jane, we have given serious thought to requiring comments to Sphinn items. One thing at a time.

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from Justilien 2359 Days ago #
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"Once Sphinn members have been active for 7 days..."What about the people who will maintain an extra account or two just to desphinn stories without having to take credit?

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from TimDineen 2359 Days ago #
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I can’t desphinn - says my comment is too short or too long. never the right length.

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from MattMcGee 2359 Days ago #
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@jeffquipp -- quit your browser and come back in.@TimDineen -- that sounds like a personal problem. ;-) No, seriously -- make it between 50 and 200 characters.

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from Gamermk 2359 Days ago #
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Seems that I’ve successfully DeSphunn this topic as a test. The text box really needs to be bigger that you comment in. Also, the tab to see who DeSphunn stuff isn’t working for me either.

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from dannysullivan 2359 Days ago #
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Justilien, those with secret accounts to desphinn are balanced by those with secret accounts to sphinn :)Seriously, since Desphinns (like Sphinn) are public, if someone’s trying to do something overt, we hope that will be noticable. And you’d have to have a lot of accounts in your control to really use desphinn to knock something down.

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from asnider 2359 Days ago #
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This is great. I have been waiting for a feature like this. It’s rare that I’ve felt the need for it, but occasionally, I’ve really wished there was a "deshpinn" option.

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from Michelle 2359 Days ago #
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The external sphinn site buttons should be working for all now. Please let me know if you’re still seeing a fatal error (or even a non-fatal error ;-)

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from janecopland 2359 Days ago #
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@Danny. Sweet! Sometimes I know I should comment and I don’t, mainly due to laziness. Sure would be a neat way to make sure Sphinns are well-thought-out and to spur on discussion.

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from SlightlyShadySEO 2359 Days ago #
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Aieee it’s showing that I de-sphunn a lot of things I didn’t on my profile page under the "Desphinns" tab..

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from janecopland 2358 Days ago #
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It’s saying I Desphunn things in October :)

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from Burgo 2358 Days ago #
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Having a problem desphinning... when i try it tells me that it is too short (and character count puts it at 194 characters, just under the max limit actually)!

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from Burgo 2358 Days ago #
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@ 3S: Yeah, I also have that on my profile... there are a LOT of desphinns listed, but I don’t even recall reading the articles in the first place!

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from mridout196 2358 Days ago #
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Having problems seeing who sphunn

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from JohnWeb 2358 Days ago #
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I’m so mean I’ve desphunn things before it was even available!http://sphinn.com/user/view/desphunn/login/JohnWeb

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from evilgreenmonkey 2358 Days ago #
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Thanks for the feedback guys, we’ll look into the issues of stories appearing in your Sphinns/Desphinns profile tabs. The tab issue should be fixed, so you probably just need a hard refresh in your browser as Michelle suggested.

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from Burgo 2352 Days ago #
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Anyone still having trouble with the "character requirement" when attempting to desphinn something?

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