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About reputation

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by Septimus, May 16, 2009.

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  1. Paladon

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    Since we're talking about him, he's here.
     
  2. Hakeem

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    Generally, when people talk about rep, people remember to give rep.


    I'd like to revoke my previous question. Instead I ask this:
    What do we want rep to mean?

    I use it as a way to post a post to another post. I've had the urge rep a rep comment before. It just makes it a little more interesting to add arbitrary value to it. :D
     
  3. WILL THE ALMIGHTY

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    I'd prefer if the system wasn't there at all.
     
  4. Hawkwing

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    Yeah, but it does. And as so, Septimus has a point.
     
  5. GLB

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    I agree. I am a newbie and i think that rep may be an obstacle to newbies like me when loading up a map or spells or stuff like that, since people may think "wtf a newbie? that must be bad stuff".
    But on the other hand, i am not on THW for long time so maybe i am wrong about it.
     
  6. Septimus

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    1) How can it be a obstacle? As long as you follow the submission rules, there is nothing wrong with it.

    The main reason why newbie always receive the message "Please follow the submission rules" or "omg, it sucks" is not because of their reputation, but is because they do not bother to read the rules.

    Reputation have no connection about this.

    2) Please do not off-topic, this topic is to discuss about implementing a system that enable user to give the amount of reputation according to their own way; not to discuss on how reputation effect a person.
     
  7. GLB

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    as I said... I am a newbie ^^ sorry
     
  8. RED BARON

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    To me rep is my personal archieve, where I can go and look at what I helped people with or similar. Kinda like my hive history or whatever. I also use it as a way to get knowledge about others (following the rep' posts around)

    So I agree wholeheartly to the suggestion some pages ago about having all rep you gotten shown in profile.

    Therefor the suggestion for having a choice of how much rep you give would be nice, if you do just want to show you liked something.. On the other hand though its not really a problem, and the purpose of rep doesn't suffer from people giving more then one rep (as it mostly sensible users which have that "give more then one rep" problem (if its a problem)).

    So per conclusion: Would be a nice add, but no harm done if it wasnt implanted.
     
  9. CloudMax

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    I'd say, keep it as it is. If someone can give 5 rep and wants to give me rep, i get 5 insted of one, isnt that awesome?! O.O
    lul.
    It took some time before anyone even mentioned this. I have been wondering about this for a while. (even though i only can give one rep.)

    People should be able to choose how much rep they wants to give, its for gods sake they that give out the rep.

    But well.. I dont get the point of rep. Maybe it makes newbies on the site to feel better and proud or something. But when you have been here for a while it almost gets annoying sometimes when you see peoples profiles and they have rep that they did not deserve.
     
  10. FrIkY

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    Meh, I say keep the whole reputation thing as it is. :/
    As WILL said, there are better things to worry about at the moment, instead of how much +rep can a certain user give.
     
  11. Linaze

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    There wouldn't be a need for topics like this one if there was no rep system, which we don't need either.
     
  12. CloudMax

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    Noobs/newbies/new members or w/e i should call it gets happy when they archieve reputation and thats their "fuel" that makes them keep going.
    People want something that actually says that they did a good job.
    I was the same about 2/3 months ago.
    But now i understand that its no point in having rep, if i like what i do, im happy, even though other people might now like it as much as i do.
     
  13. RED BARON

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    Why are you still discussing rep.. thats not actually the subject here....

    rep is rep take it or leave it - and put in it what you want.
     
  14. Joe-black-5

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    I think that if Septimus doesn't want to give 2 reputation, but only 1 gem, then he shouldn't give any reputation for that post at all because his reputation is too worth for that and the post doesn't deserve to be +repped by Septimus.
    Just don't rep the user if you don't want to give him +2 gems!
     
  16. CloudMax

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    But that would make it unfair, wouldnt it?
    He can only give to people that deserves two rep and not the ones that deserves one rep. And you should be able to give less rep then your maximum amount, i mean. What if someone can give say like 6 rep, and all the guy did was to say something nice, does he deserves the 6 reps for that?

    Anyway, this thread is dead. Its about a half month old. Just leave it alone.
     
  17. RED BARON

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    Necro posting ain't really a good idea...

    And the matter have already been discussed. Maybe the tread should be closed?
     
  18. Masiah

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    ^What he said^
     
  19. Devine

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    Well ... that's not a necropost ... 14 days rule... If I calculated it correctly, He only posted after 13 days... I don't think the discussion is over ... we just stopped caring and nobody posted here anymore :p
     
  20. PurplePoot

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    People make far too big a deal over rep for claiming to not care about it.
     
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