October 25th, 2006, 08:52 PM
A Reputation question
Normally I don't care about the reputation points. But when I get knocked for my avatar I have to ask; What is the reputation system really for? Is it for technical knowledge/opinions/views and being a good forum citizen or is it a cart blanch where people can just knock you for anything that grabs their fancy?
October 25th, 2006, 09:04 PM
It's pretty much open to whatever the members want to use it for. There's no real way to police it. We may experiment at some point doing without it, if enough of the forum membership want to.
October 25th, 2006, 09:39 PM
October 25th, 2006, 09:48 PM
October 26th, 2006, 02:30 AM
I can see where your avatar could be offensive to some. Don't you see it? Also,
But when I get knocked for my avatar I have to ask; What is the reputation system really for?
Some people abuse the system and use it for what you just described.
or is it a cart blanch where people can just knock you for anything that grabs their fancy?
October 26th, 2006, 06:03 AM
Wouldn't that "reputation" thing be a consequence of the previous antipoint system, such that when you get the greenies, it just builds up into a more positive reputation?
Not that it matters, personally.
When forum members exchange ideas, reactions, banters and all, a certain reputation is built up with or without the system since a forum member knows whether another is really seriously providing assistance or just talking others for a ride with a nonsense post (I hope this one of mine is not).
Si vis pacem, para bellum!
October 26th, 2006, 02:04 PM
It really doesn't matter. I just found it amusing that someone took the time out of their day to give me a knock for the Buddy Christ.
October 26th, 2006, 02:54 PM
The new rep system will leave room open for abuses. I say just lose it.
October 26th, 2006, 03:04 PM
I don't think as much potential for abuse exists as did with the AP system. This system won't let you rate posts from the same member twice in a row, even. Maybe a forum poll would be useful in deciding the rep system's fate?
October 26th, 2006, 03:15 PM
If that will help. Let the users vote, and since you are the boss, you can make whatever adjustments necessary to make these forums work.
Originally Posted by JPnyc