SketchUcation Voting System

There's no better way to start the week than to give our wonderful members a new toy to play with. Over the years we have seen requests for Facebook like buttons, G+, Twitter etc., but these come with page load disadvantages. No one likes a slow loading site!

Instead, we went ahead and developed our own little voting addon for the forums. Now you can like or dislike any post you wish. Voting for popular posts means you'll improve the user experience for everyone!

This is the first step in a long journey to reveal something very special in the new year. But first we need YOUR help.

Help us test it out!

SketchUcation uses a piece of free software called phpBB to power the awesome forum you are so active on. Over the years we have beat it into submission trying to reshape it to your needs. All this hammering has meant that what you enjoy today is wholly different from what phpBB gives you out of the box

Example of SketchUcation Voting addon

Well our trusty hammer worked overtime this weekend to bring a new level of participation to your favourite SketchUp forum. Any member can now vote up or down any post another member makes. This means that those killer replies from our seasoned members can now get the infamy they deserve.

We need your help testing on Mac before we roll out new features.

Over the coming months we plan to add more functionality to the voting mechanics where members will develop reputations and be able to filter best answers so trudging through long topics to find that nugget you need will be an instant click!

But first we need your help testing the voting system, especially Mac users, as there's still some wrinkles that need ironing out. So, if you have the time, please click the button below and give us as much feedback as possible so we can get these bugs squashed as quickly as possible!

Thanks for being an awesome member!

Test the Voting


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rich O'Brien

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Rich is SketchUcation's Managing Director and Certified SketchUp Trainer. He has a background in aviation technical training and is also the editor of CatchUp WebMag