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How to deal with reactor if the reactor is no more or he thinks the post is still bad?

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I was thinking of the reaction system for a long time. A question had came to my mind :

If an answer is poorly written (or outdated) and a person had reacted to that as Outdated. Later, when the author of that answer edit that post and remove all those outdated content and newly write new "things" than the reactor must retract his reaction. But what should we do if the reactor is no more or he is no more in the community? What if the reactor is right there but he don't want to retract that? And, if the reactor thinks that the post is not helpful but everyone on the community thinks that's helpful than he obviously won't retract. So can moderator retract that reaction? Like as, a beginner programmer can't understand what does seniors say cause they may think it is not understandable for him so it's unhelpful (I am assuming that the reactor's idea isn't good but he will react that post as unhelpful).

I know it would be better if I had separated the question but I don't have any idea, what mod can do with reaction since I haven't cloned the updated the new version of QPixel.

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Maybe reactions on earlier versions to the post should be marked as such, with a way to see the version they referred to.

Also, maybe it is a good idea to have for each reaction also the opposite reaction, so that people can counter a bad reaction with a good reaction. If two people considered the post unhelpful and ten considered it helpful, then it is a good sign that the post is helpful. Or maybe it is helpful for some, but not others.

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Revision numbers? Timestamps? (2 comments)
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All the feedback that we give like votes, reactions or comments ages, i.e. its relevance/significance declines over time because circumstances change (what worked in the past might now not work anymore, content might have changed). This is a general problem with no trivial solution as far as I'm aware.

You could additionally display some info about how old the feedback is or take the age of a feedback into account somehow, like age-weighted votes or age-weighted aggregate feedback. But if there is only little feedback then feedback from a long time ago might still be better than none at all and the aging of content might be very variable (what has worked in the past might actually still work). I find it difficult to estimate an optimal way of including age information.

One thing that might help a bit: give people the possibility to send notifications to those that gave reactions if the content has changed considerably, so they can update their reactions.

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