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The old system never worked as well as we had hoped and this brand new version has been designed to fix the flaws and streamline the design. There are a few differences you should note before you get going:
No more tokens
The old token system was overly complex and resulted in much confusion as to how tokens were acquired. The new system has been simplified, enabling all Gold Users to rate as many posts as they like (although we may restrict it to a certain amount per week at a later date).
The old system instead seemed to promote itself as a way of rewarding another member. We found posts being rated just to give the poster some force, even though the actual post contained nothing of interest.
The new system is designed to function specifically as a way of recommending useful posts to other members. The goal of the system is to flag good posts so that other people can find and enjoy them.
Force awards no longer automatic
Because all Gold Users can now rate posts all the time we expect there to be a lot of ratings added to the system. If we handed out Force for all these ratings it would quickly become a bit silly. So instead we will tally up the ratings at the end of each week and give out Force to the best overall posters.
Please be sure to read the ratings FAQ before you start rating any posts.