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Web Applause

Audio Voting
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Instead of the normal "visual" voting, this adds more effect by using the combined evaluation of your internet peers into a single audio file, which you listen to in order to get the gist of what they think.

It works like this, when you want to register your approval, hover over the clapping button and hit the button at the frequency with which you would like to clap. If you want to register your disapproval, hover over the boo button and hold down your mouse button for the duration of the boo.

When you want to hear what people think of your comment or idea, you hit play to hear the combined votes of your peers which was previously analyzed by a program and combined into realistic sounding mix of the result.

This may result in a polite smattering of applause, a raucous mountain of arena-like clapping, a chorus of lengthy boos, or a mix of both.

Options: A slide bar volume control for clapping/booing intensity and added buttons for more experienced users of the site, (the whistle and "you suck" buttons)

leinypoo13, Apr 01 2009

Web Hakushu http://www.webclap.com/
Similar name (Japanese word for clapping), but not audio based [rhatta, Apr 02 2009]

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       Don't forget the sound of miscellaneous thrown items from the peanut gallery.
Aristotle, Apr 01 2009
  

       Crickets...?   

       (can you hear me now?) clap, clap, tosses bun
xandram, Apr 01 2009
  

       If the cursor changes to the 'hand' type over this button, we could finally know the sound of one hand clapping. [+]
dbmag9, Apr 01 2009
  

       Would you play the combined file so far for each person recording their reaction, too?   

       Crowds abide by all kinds of group dynamics when they applaud. It would sound a lot more realistic if your clapping could be influenced by others' clapping.
Smurfsahoy, Apr 01 2009
  

       The thing is, it's very difficult to synchronize the slow hand- clap of many people.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 01 2009
  

       Reminds me of the 'Clappometer' from ancient British TV series 'Opportunity Knocks'. It gets my vote!
<Cue polite applause>
DrBob, Apr 01 2009
  

       mebbe a combination that plays when you log in, indicating how many buns or bones you've gotten since the last time you were on. [+]
FlyingToaster, Apr 01 2009
  

       An auditory version of the normalized bun score? Can it be customized for the HB by generating the sound of dozens of buns (or, in my case, fish carcasses) thumping on computer monitors? [+]
shapu, Apr 02 2009
  
      
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