Thumbs-up scores spotlight interesting posts

By Tracey Capen

One week ago, we launched a new thumbs-up rating system in the Windows Secrets Lounge as a way for Lounge members to highlight particularly useful posts.

Seven days later, the thumbs-up scores are starting to roll in. Over 90 posts have received a thumbs-up so far, with more coming daily.

In a fine example of a thumbs-up post, Jim Cone helped fellow member rchris with a longitude and latitude format conversion problem. In the thread, “Convert latitude/longitude from decimal to degrees,” Jim provided the much-needed formulas — and earned a nod of thanks from rchris.

Thumbs-up points are the way Lounge members acknowledge outstanding posts. I encourage you to try it. More»

The following links are this week’s most-interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions that you may be able to provide responses to:


☼ starred posts — particularly useful

This article is part of our premium content. Join Now.

Already a paid subscriber? Click here to login.



= Paid content

All Windows Secrets articles posted on 2010-06-24:

Tracey Capen

About Tracey Capen

Editor in chief Tracey Capen was the executive editor of reviews at PC World magazine for 10 years, from 1995 to 2005. He was InfoWorld's managing editor of reviews from 1993 to 1995 and worked in the magazine's test center and as networking editor from 1989 to 1992. Between his stints at InfoWorld, he was senior labs editor at Corporate Computing magazine.