Is anyone else experiencing this (and should I have posted this somewhere else)?
I'm gonna go find the posts that didn't rate for me!
Well fancy that - I can see it too
Can I also mention, Helen, that I believe the summary text at the top of each forum (most especially General Problems) would benefit from this addition...
"Where you find a posting of benefit to you, you can 'rate' this posting as helpful."
I think with this and Eloy's instant ratings the number of PHM could jump 50% at least in no time at all, to the encourage of many who are endeavoring to support others!
Actually that is a good point John - I have often thought that new posters who are very appreciative of help aren't aware of or don't understand the rating system and therefore don't do it - so a message could make the point pertinently.
I think that's a great idea, too. I know I wasn't really aware of its function for some time (I don't know how you can miss it, but you do, er...uh...ok - I did).
Perhaps something could be added where the submit button used to be, since now we just have an orphaned help button - even a simple "why rating posts is useful" might be helpful - I'll bet a lot of Moodlers aren't aware it's more than just kudos, that it actually generates a useful feed to help doc writers (oh, man, it's going to be one of those weird days...).
I quite like Sharon's suggestion too!