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Reputation FAQ

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by Archian, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. Archian

    Archian

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    Reputation System


    Information

    Reputation is a form of appreciation everyone can give by clicking the 2017-12-13 23_33_19-Reputation FAQ _ HIVE.png button in forum posts under the avatar.
    It's often seen as kind of award, if someone is very active, helpful, or makes some good point, but finally it's very subjective and ultimately always up to the users when, or when not to give +reputation.

    Reputation Gem

    Gained reputation will define how the shiny rep gems will look like. They can be found at a user's forum posts.

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    Reputation Power

    The amount of reputation one can give at once is called Reputation Power. Reputation power depends on forum acitivites and current rep amount, but is capped at 4.
    Reputation Limits

    There are certain limits that prevent you from spreading reputation. It's not possible to give reputation ...
    • ... in the Something Else forum.
    • ... to more than 10 users per day.
    • ... twice to the same user per day.
    Asking For Reputation

    Begging, bribing, trading, harassing users for reputation should not happen, and may be punished. Stay cool, share +rep when you deem it as useful, but don't enforce it to anyone else, and don't be a rep whore.

    Negative Reputation

    Reputation is a form of appreciation. Negative reputation is actually not possible to give for normal users, but it's very well possible for administration. In rare cases, like for example for continuously breaking site rules, stealing resources, cheating in contests, it might happen that some reputation is taken away from you. That's no replacement for regular punishment, but it can be an extra signal to show that staff doesn't appreciate certain behaviour at all.​
     
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  2. Squiggy

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    Is that even possible? o_O
     
  3. Steel_Stallion

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    That isnt a rule, squiggy. It is stating that it CANNOT be used in the chat room. Literarly.
     
  4. Squiggy

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    if so, it should be written that way you wrote it :)
     
  5. Ash

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    Isn't that a contradiction? Sure enough, you're still taking part in the reputation system, but it's not worth anything unless you have above 10 rep.

    So yes, in a sense, you are still contributing something, but you're contributing something that's worthless and nobody cares about... Thus, you're not really participating in the system because you're doing something that isn't mainstream and doesn't have an effect on anybody.
     
  6. Deathcom3s

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    I think what he means by using reputation is that in the past, members would type a message which would say something along the lines of, "Look Here! "Insert link here" I'll give you rep!". And it is true, reputation cannot be given or taken in the chat room itself.

    Ash, Everyone can use the system. When you receive rep, who cares if it's worth something? Just knowing that you helped a new member and that they appreciate it should be reward enough.

    ~Deathcom3s
     
  7. Steel_Stallion

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    The system is flawed in practice. The only useful thing about it is the comment system. When the comments are useful...
    Where? I cant find it
     
  8. Ash

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    Tell that to terrainers ;)
     
  9. Deathcom3s

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    Lol, Ash, I AM a terrainer, and I still don't mind. There are plenty of good terrainers that do not have a lot of reputation.

    Stallion, Ralle probably has it disabled. Ghan, if you want to enable it, I believe it's under vBulletin options, then scroll down the list until you see "Reputation Options", then the rest is up to you.

    ~Deathcom3s
     
  10. Ash

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    Then you're not a very good one :p

    If you're a terrainer and have a gallery thread, then you can enjoy lots and lots of rep. That's, pretty much, all it's used for at the moment.
     
  11. FamousPker49

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    I agree. Because you can help, but many of the people that need the help cannot give any reputation anyhow. Many of the people who can give reputation are often veteran users, and don't really need help.
     
  12. DonDustin

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    there is a mistake in the rep level. I have 95 and 3 green gems, but the list says that you need at least 100 for it^^
     
  13. Deathcom3s

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    Ash, I may not be amazing, but I'm not horrible. I also haven't terrained in 5 months due to a Hard Drive crash and other issues.

    Galleries don't gurantee you rep. Look at Correxx, he was a great terrainer, he has a gallery, but only around 60-70 rep.

    Anyway, this is getting off-topic.

    ~Deathcom3s
     
  14. Ash

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    Whatever you say... >_>

    But I stick with what I said, that statement's contradictory.
     
  15. Gilles

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    60-70 for that one gallery deathcom3s. That's a lot.

    And Ash, you need to be a good terrainer. Look at me, I don't have that much rep/post, but I consider myself a qualified terrainer.
     
  16. Vicboy

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    Damn it ash...
     
  17. Ghan_04

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    > I believe it's under vBulletin options, then scroll down the list until you see "Reputation Options", then the rest is up to you.

    Allowing users to disable reputation display is handled by usergroup, I believe.
    I thought it was enabled.
     
  18. FamousPker49

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    I have a lot of rep, and that is pretty much due to my terraining. Nearly all of my rep is from terraining. That is because if you are looking for reputation, helping people usually isn't productive, as that is what I used to do, but then got bored of all the same questions or questions that could be answered by simply applying yourself, or looking at tutorials.
     
  19. Lestat(br)

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    Donations don't give +rep?
    I think they should, so this would motivate people to donate, and would make the hive's upkeep better.

    And yes, terraining is over-repped. I consider myself a good terrainer, but I don't post screenshots here. I think that rep isn't something that important. What I've been doing for long, helping newbies and doing models, is not a good way to receive rep, although I believe that it is a good way to help the community, instead of showing off terrains which we are tired of looking at.
     
  20. ~Void~

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    Rep doesn't mean shit. Get over it.