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Ladan Wise

Product development Manager, TED


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What one feature would you love to see added to TED.com?

The TED team is working on planning the future development and enhancement of TED.com, and the product development team would love to hear your ideas! What's one feature would you love to see on TED.com and why?


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    Dec 9 2012: Ladan, I know I am in the minority but out of respect for the few TED members that still believe in God .... could you possiably edit POPULAR TOPICS and spell god with a capital G.

    Thank you. Bob.
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      Dec 9 2012: maybe we really need the thumbs down back
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        Dec 10 2012: :-q
      • Dec 10 2012: You're attitude has been noticed, not by me... but God.

        You wanna play with the big boys, you're gonna need more than 200 points :)
      • Dec 11 2012: I think TED should consider that seriously.

        Thumbs down was a bit more of a contact sport. I do miss some of the dynamics of the old days. Thumbs down had a cleansing affect on comments and perhaps stimulates a little more tension, but that can be inspiring. I do miss some of the drop outs. Perhaps a member should only be able to activate a thumbs down when they have positive points in their score with TED.

        Also if a member has a posting pulled there would be an an automatic no thumbs down option for ten days or something like that. TED does need to keep things civil.
      • Dec 13 2012: Regarding your response to me,

        Oops, didn't mean to spring off a position that wasn't there, but I still think there is value in feedback with thumbs up and thumbs down. Thumbs up only tips the scales to artificially favor a marketer, a patronizer, a talk or comment that is more politically correct, etc., at the expense of those of us less impressed, but unwilling to become petty.
    • Dec 13 2012: @Robert: It looks like you don't know the difference between God and god. They are related, but different words.

      The Abrahamic religions have one god, whose name happens to be "God". Therefore, God is still a god. Other religions have several gods, and none of them is called God. They have names like Vishnu, Thor, etc. I know it is confusing, but whose fault is that? ;-)

      Spelling it with a capital G would give the impression that the conversation is only about Abrahamic gods.
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      Dec 17 2012: Well, if we consider it to be a name it should be in upper case...
      However I'm quite satisfied with the lower case solution.

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