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Punish negatively repped users?

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Well, at the moment and imo it seems negative rep means little. I was thinking perhaps use a system like if you have a certain amount of -rep, you cant use custom user titles, avatars and/or signatures. We, the Hive can also act against it and do like me, ignore -repped people that requests stuff and/or asks for help. Could this be a good idea?
 
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Well, at the moment and imo it seems negative rep means little. I was thinking perhaps use a system like if you have a certain amount of -rep, you cant use custom user titles, avatars and/or signatures. We, the Hive can also act against it and do like me, ignore -repped people that requests stuff and/or asks for help. Could this be a good idea?

+ rep means as much as - rep. The system is just stupid.

I dont mind if I cant join social groups tought (if you take that right away from me). There isnt any point in those groups anyway.
 
+ rep means as much as - rep. The system is just stupid.

I dont mind if I cant join social groups tought (if you take that right away from me). There isnt any point in those groups anyway.

You are generally a moron, which is why you got -rep. So yes, system is flawed, but it is still right to some extent.

I got an awesome idea for users with less than 1000 posts: MAKE THEM UNABLE TO POST. Now that'd pwn them, no?
 
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Ye! Let's make the people with bad rep go on a flaming berserk.

Seriously, in what way other than feeding your own E-Penis, does it help ya? It's not like people necro post cause they doesn't care, it's mostly cause they just didn't think of it!
 
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Or how about you just ban users who earn -X rep instead of inventing a convoluted "infraction" system that makes it one more step removed?
 
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lets edit: you can only download maps within the maximum speed of 1b/s and only maps with a size of 40kb IF you inform the admins.

They would just Log Out and download it.

Anyway, my take on this is:
1. -Repped people should be set up with a system that makes it to where, if the get -repped 3 times in a row, they are banned.
2. If they have not gotten -rep for a long time (say, 3 months) then there rep is brought up to 0. (I know this is sort of done. But not entirely.)
3. Have -repped people not be able to submit resources of any kind.
 
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You are generally a moron, which is why you got -rep. So yes, system is flawed, but it is still right to some extent.

I got an awesome idea for users with less than 1000 posts: MAKE THEM UNABLE TO POST. Now that'd pwn them, no?

How about join date?

Why 3 negative reps? Negative rep is very easy to get and very easy not to get. Simply by pissing off a moderator you can get negative rep. Not to mention if you piss Ralle off, he negatives rep for what, 20+? That's 6 bans right there on one person.

Overkill much?
 

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You are generally a moron, which is why you got -rep. So yes, system is flawed, but it is still right to some extent.

I got an awesome idea for users with less than 1000 posts: MAKE THEM UNABLE TO POST. Now that'd pwn them, no?

It really doesnt mean anything. If you could only see neg rep I wouldnt be the most badass. Some people (grhm. ash) get 10x+rep from flaming comments and 1x-1neg rep.

I dunno if you get what im saying, but the system is stupid. I mean some people give +rep for offensive comments. And actually i have gained more positive rep than negative, but some peoples words just are heavier.
 
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The thing is: If I get -1 or even 3 rep no one notices, cares and I'll get it back ridiculously soon.

If someone with 0,1, or 2 rep gets - rep the red gem turns them into an instant fool. They will be ignored in many situations. And it will take them a longer time to get it back.
 
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Hawk identified some of the problem.

People with a lot of rep (or even 2+) really aren't that afraid of losing rep, cause it doesn't display. I don't think -rep should just display as shiny gems. There should be a warning icon under that shows the number of infractions. It just shouldn't tie in with a system that is based on how well people like you.
 
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In fact, -rep means you have broke a rule, dont mean you are a bad person.

Or in my case it means you're an asshole. (used to have reg rep for being a dick. My fault for a misunderstanding) Anyhow my point is neg rep isn't always a end all sign of a bad member. If they keep getting neg rep that's a sign that they are a bad user.
 
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So basically turn neg rep into exactly the same as infrations, but all mods can give out...? Right...

Neg rep is useful as a warning. Mods (should) use them as part of an increasing scale.

Perhaps Neg. rep given by a few different mods would cause minor infractions? This would take a personal feuding getting a person banned out of the equation.
 
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Actually, I usually don't want to help people unless they can rep me. So yes, it does make a difference when you're asking for help.

I'm sure you're not the only one. However, this means that neg rep still doesn't affect people with 12+ rep. Perhaps make -rep also give a temporary debuff (heh, I'm really letting WoW get to me) that makes that user give 0 rep.
 
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