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01-18-2005 03:09 AM #1
Thread Ratings and Reputation
Just a little guidance on how to use these functions on the new board:
Please take the time to rate threads if you think they warrant people taking a look at them or if they should avoid a dumb thread. Your ratings can help people decide where to spend their time looking, especially with the many threads posted around here. A good debate, with good opinions on both side should probably rate a 5-star while a "Let's trade Hairston for Josh Beckett" deserves 1-star.
Give people credit for thought out and well-written replies or ideas by giving them good points towards their reputation. At the same time, if someone is a trouble maker, continually doesn't add anything towards the conversation, breaks board rules, or acts immaturely, certainly deserves negative credit. Also, take the time to give a quick comment as to why you gave or took away the rep points. The more posts you have and the better reputation you recieve, the more rep points you take or give. NOTE: Do not give a guy neg rep points just because you disagree with his point of view.
Trust us, we look at everyone's reputation, especially if your little pip turns red. Red pips get our attention quick and if you have under 100 posts, you can almost assuredly bet they will be gone soon.
Have fun with this but use these tools to improve the board and help the moderators key on great/terrible threads and great/terrible posters.
Thanks and enjoy the board.
01-23-2005 02:47 PM #2
So when will the other Plus members be allowed to have customized titles like Yuds instead of the generic "Plus Member Since XX/XX"?
01-23-2005 11:53 PM #3
That was SB's doing. Not sure why, but he set Yud's handle different. Everyone should be set at plus member or whatever.
01-27-2005 09:01 PM #4
How many "reputation points" do you start with?
02-01-2005 07:53 PM #5
Wedge raised an issue in a thread back on the O's board.
What IS one to do when given negative rep points that are clearly undeserved? In this scenario, Wedge stated an inarguable fact and got pounded for it.
02-01-2005 08:19 PM #6
Thanks dude. I guess I should have brought it up here, too.
I also got a negative rep point by a guy with 3 posts for my joke about Sammy being flown up before the deal was finished "sorry...wanna go to the Aquarium?" I mean, I understand neg points for being abusive, or simply having a very bad bad opinon and forcing it, etc. But I got smacked for stating fact and making a joke.
02-01-2005 10:08 PM #7
I say we just get rid of this whole system. Either that or at least change it so you don't have to "spread it around." How many times do I have to read "Gee thanks for the negative rep points?" A lot of times the points aren't deserved, like Wedge's case, but sometimes they have been. Either way, it's not a good thing. And then there have been only two instances where I've felt strongly enough to give out negative rep points myself, but soon after (in one case on the very next page of the thread), I saw something that made me reconsider and want to give positive rep points to balance it out, because I felt I hadn't been fair. But no, I had to "spread it around" first. One of those instances was almost a week ago, and I've given several positive points since then and still have to spread it around before I can give the positive rep points I want to give.
02-01-2005 10:45 PM #8
I don't think anyone should be allowed to give rep points (positive or negative) unless they've reached a certain level of seniority. That would keep people with 3 posts from giving negatives.
I also think that the number of points you receive should be based on some combination of the person's seniority and the person's own reputation.
For example, if SG gives me positive rep points, it should count for more than if someone with 100 posts gives me points. And if someone has collected 100 rep points already, that person's opinion should count for more than someone who is a little shady.
All I know is that I'm doing what I can to become the second person (after Tony) to get his second green dot. I don't know how many points it takes, but I've gotta be getting close!!!
02-02-2005 12:01 AM #9Originally Posted by Nuclear Dish
02-02-2005 12:11 AM #10Originally Posted by Nuclear Dish
02-02-2005 12:12 AM #11
Originally Posted by Nuclear Dish
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02-02-2005 12:15 AM #12Originally Posted by Nuclear Dish
02-02-2005 12:21 AM #13Originally Posted by mweb08
02-02-2005 12:27 AM #14
How do you find out who gave you the rep points?
02-02-2005 12:30 AM #15Originally Posted by AmaralFan1