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    Reputation points

    I'm seeing members getting their reputation posts trashed for no valid reason. Sure, I think it's a great idea to rate each other on our posts. It's been abused before, I use to be red back in around, July-August because I made some posts that disagreed with the Michael Moore documentary, and the way he does his documentarys. Sure, that doesn't make my post bad. It makes the people who disagree with me upset, and they give me negative reputation points.
    Can we just take reputation points off the forum? It's doing more bad then good..
    I really don't want to be marked a bad poster because people don't see eye to eye with me, and my posts...
    P.S. I'm aware of the disable reputation points function..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thor
    Can we just take reputation points off the forum? It's doing more bad then good..
    While I wholeheartedly agree with you on this issue, there are a lot of different opinions among the team members. For the time being I recommend you to disable your reputation points.

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    That why i disable mine, fair enough i made some ****** posts, but i made some good ones to that people just disagreed with and so marked me down. You can only stay green if you only say what other people want you to.

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    Especially among the guilty are some who have accumulated a high point level which they proudly display and feel that gives them the privilege of censoring or controlling other lesser members with opposing opinions.
    Last edited by Elizabeth; 03-06-05 at 20:21.

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    So what's the cutoff point beyond which leaving them turned on becomes a matter of vanity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas
    While I wholeheartedly agree with you on this issue, there are a lot of different opinions among the team members.
    If that's the case then i hereby support the removal of teh Rep-system.

    Members that have been around long enough don't need it to judge who's good or bad. New members probably don't even know what those green dots are all about and have therefore nothing to gain from the system.

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    Here are a couple of discussions we've already had about this.

    I've never been a big fan of the reputation point system.

    http://www.eupedia.com/forum/showthr...utation+points

    http://www.eupedia.com/forum/showthr...utation+points

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twisted
    If that's the case then i hereby support the removal of teh Rep-system.

    Members that have been around long enough don't need it to judge who's good or bad. New members probably don't even know what those green dots are all about and have therefore nothing to gain from the system.
    Exactly, people that come here enough to actually know what they are probally know already the personalities of the regular poster. I dont need to look at the reputation to know they are an idiot.

    However it does add that extra bit of something to do, makes it a bit more fun.
    I have disabled mine but i do often give other people reputation to let them know they have made a good contribution or not.

    In one way it lets people know when they are out of line or doing good, by this they can improve other posts.

    On the other hand it could mean everyone becomes a sheep and has no personality of their own.

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    i like this way of sending short message to people. after a while, they get deleted automatically.

    so, reputation occurs as good thing to me.

    and, i learned, i am not allowed to write in bad quality- i got some red point.

    then i apologized, revised and improved.

    more easy sentence, more polite.

    then, people have given me good reputation.

    sometimes, i make joke, and get green point as well.

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    when i joined this forum (and that is not so long time ago), i noticed ''green dots'' and wondered what is it all about. but i got dictracted and i totally forgot about it. but later, i saw i got some reputation points (thank you....) and it made me to think about it. i think it is not such bad thing. as i noticed, nobody else can see others reputation, so it is just for my information, what people think about what i said... positive or negative, nevermind... it is better that way, then to just approve or argue on topic. and comments, hmm, made me feel like i am nice person




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    i think it is nice to get some kind of respect in this way, and when you get a bad rep,, you can think about what you put wrong in that post... i dont think rep points are that bad, and if you dont like it, just disable it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twisted
    .... what those green dots are all about....
    Quote Originally Posted by Alma
    .... noticed ''green dots'' and wondered what is it all about. but i got dictracted and i ....
    i just realised green dot is for beeing online, and grey for offline....

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    I dont think its so much that they are not useful but that they are abused.

    People use them just because they do not agree. Which is wrong and not why they are there. In this point they serve very little purpose.

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    Actually, I wouldn't have minded turning mine off, except that at one time there was a mini-campaign urging people to disable them and I hate jumping on bandwagons.

    To me, turning them off says either one of two things:

    1. "My rep points suck and I don't want anybody to know how low they are."

    or

    2. "My rep points are real high and I feel leaving them on is immodest bragging."

    #1 doesn't apply to me, and #2 strikes me as ostentatious false modesty. Not saying that it actually is a display of ostentatious false modesty on the part of those who turn them off, but just that that is how it strikes me. So I leave mine on. If JREF did away with the system entirely, it would be fine with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim33
    I dont think its so much that they are not useful but that they are abused.

    People use them just because they do not agree. Which is wrong and not why they are there. In this point they serve very little purpose.
    For me as well it isn't so much an issue with the total number than with how cheaply they can be earned and taken away (at least not for things I particularly value).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth
    For me as well it isn't so much an issue with the total number than with how cheaply they can be earned and taken away (at least not for things I particularly value).
    good student (extraordinary work) gets good certificate.
    student which smokes/drinks gets not so good certificate.

    generally, i like the option to notify disapproval (by approval), and self-deleting message...

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    Perhaps we could change the colors of rep points, not just green and red. If each user could change the color of their rep points pre-judgement could not be done, to borrow alexriversan's interesting phrase.

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    Good Thought !

    Quote Originally Posted by Index
    Perhaps we could change the colors of rep points, not just green and red. If each user could change the color of their rep points pre-judgement could not be done, to borrow alexriversan's interesting phrase.


    I always wanted BLUE balls !!

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    What? You were never in junior high?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank D. White
    I always wanted BLUE balls !!

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    Stand outside, naked, in winter and your wish will be granted. I hear you have a little snow in Maine

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    I Got A New Idea !!

    Lets have the number of balls based on the number of threads the person has started. They would have to count the chit chat section for me to get any though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Index
    Perhaps we could change the colors of rep points, not just green and red. If each user could change the color of their rep points pre-judgement could not be done, to borrow alexriversan's interesting phrase.
    well multi-color abberates sometimes.

    what i have in mind:

    ************ counter (including numeric display)
    ******* entertaining
    *** negative
    *********** good language
    *** disagree
    * bad post
    ********* good quality
    ** annoying signature

    just 1 line (1 or 2 pixel height) for each of the counters
    same color for all lines (customizeable)

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    Yes, I"m just going to proceed to disable my reputation points. You know this wouldn't be so bad, if people didn't have to be so well oppressive about it. I felt alot of pressure when I posted messages when I first came to the forum. I almost didn't want to post anymore in fear of making myself look bad on this internet forum. Now that I think about it, it was stupid of me to think that way. People will sometimes think like that still, so yeah. This is my last post for this thread, I guess it's up to the admin team.
    Goodluck guys. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by dutch baka
    i think it is nice to get some kind of respect in this way, and when you get a bad rep,, you can think about what you put wrong in that post... i dont think rep points are that bad, and if you dont like it, just disable it!!!
    i agree, you dont want rep then dont have it enabled, simple enough!
    everyone knows you cant repeatedly give rep to the same person, so its not like you get spammed with it, is it?

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    I like the rep system, even if I get a few red cards. I can know what others thought of my posts, even if it's negative feedback. Anyways, I'll continue posting with the same opinion, despite continued negative feedback. I'm just that way, and have accrued a total of eight for a couple of posts, just cause the liberals weren't understanding my argument (they agreed with me later). This of course took place at another forum.

    Others can honestly give their true opinion without fear of someone getting angry, or upset at them. Sure, it would be better if people could actually articulate their disagreements in posts, but some won't bother.

    I also like to let other people know that theirs was a good post, and occasionally that theirs was bad. I usually never sign either good or bad reps though, just so that people remain objective when they read my posts, and disagree when they disagree (I've noticed on other boards that people stopped disagreeing when I had given them some signed positive rep). I put my opinion/beliefs down, and I hope people can actually challenge me to look at it differently.
    Last edited by Revenant; 29-09-05 at 18:50. Reason: Needed to clarify something.

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