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Aspiring Contributor
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Kudos, not kudo

BT Community is great, and I'm so glad I joined it last month. It's also great that users can give a 👍when a post has helped someone. But there is no such thing as a 'kudo' (with plural 'kudoes').

'Kudos' - with the 's' - is a word borrowed straight from Greek, meaning 'glory', 'renown'. It is itself singular ('mega kudos' =  'great glory') and has no plural form. You can sensibly give posters 'kudos' once, ten times, but you cannot sensibly give them '1 kudo' or '10 kudoes'! Any chance of banishing this, moderators? Correction would be quite easy, I think: use 'kudos 1x', 'kudos 10x' etc. It's such a good idea to have the possibility of rating that it's seems a shame not to get the language right.

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Message 2 of 8

Re: Kudos, not kudo

Hi @Camgirl,

Thanks for the post and welcome to the Community.  I am delighted to hear that you are enjoying your experience 😁

I myself have learned from your post as I didn't know Kudos was a Greek word 🙄  

Kudos is not a word we now use on Community, this was the case a few years ago.  Since around 2018 we have moved to 'Ratings', to be honest, its all the same thing and I even find myself still referring to the thumbs up as Kudos.

We have currently set the 'Ratings' weight to one thumbs up per member per post.  If I have understood your suggestion correctly then you have said it would be nice if you could aware more than one rating per post, if I have understood correctly then that is a fair shout out.

We don't have any plans to change the weight of ratings but I will keep your suggestion in mind.  Thank you though for taking the time to suggest this, I appreciate your effort 😉

Cheers

Sean

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Aspiring Contributor
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Message 3 of 8

Re: Kudos, not kudo

Thanks to you too, Sean, for being pleased and not irritated by someone venturing to contribute specialist knowledge from a field other than IT!

I agree that 'ratings' is a better term to use than 'kudos', in view of the complications caused by the Greek origin of that word. It's fine to refer to a single thumb's up as 'kudos', but, as you now see, not as 'a kudo'. The supposed verb 'to kudo', which has also appeared in the BT community forum in the context of rating, is equally nonsensical.

Yes, the change I suggested would also mean that it would be possible for a post to be 'rated' more than once, and so show which individual posts had helped people most with a particular problem or on a particular topic. This, I think, would be worthwhile. 

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Message 4 of 8

Re: Kudos, not kudo

Shame, I can't even give you a kudos for your outstanding post in this particular forum.

Aspiring Contributor
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Message 5 of 8

Re: Kudos, not kudo

Very kind of you to say so, all the same. I'd be happier still with just 'kudos', not 'a kudos'!

Tricky business, this ancient Greek!

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Distinguished Sage
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Re: Kudos, not kudo

Δεν υπάρχει αμφιβολία ότι επειδή δεν υπάρχουν πολλοί αρχαίοι Έλληνες γύρω από αυτό το φόρουμ χρησιμοποιεί τώρα "βαθμολογίες"

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Re: Kudos, not kudo

Translated by Google.

No doubt because there are not many ancient Greeks around this forum now uses "ratings"

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Message 8 of 8

Re: Kudos, not kudo

I did say it was a good idea!

But in other contexts, English-speakers/writers can still effectively borrow from their wonderful language and literature.'Kudos' (not a 'kudo' or 'kudoes') was one of the only things that the Homeric heroes (Achilles, Hector etc.) thought worth living for.