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Darren1405241470

I really like this new reputation thing. Once people have started to build up their reps a bit then it will be alot easier for newbies to recognise who says helpful things and who just says pointless things that nobody should take any notice of. What does everybody else think? Good/Bad/ok?


MajesticTreeFrog

It will only be helpfull if we use it. Are there guidelines for when we should give someone a reputationu point?


Darren1405241470

It will only be helpfull if we use it.  Are there guidelines for when we should give someone a reputationu point?

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I don't think anyone has posted any. Perhaps one of the admins or Moderators should. Good point though, if no-one uses it it's completely pointless.

jipman

Probably when someone makes a real usefull post, there is such thing too on tweakers.net, where people who make lame posts get *BLEEP* reputations. And people who make usefull posts get a reputation point.


iGuest

hey guys, I installed this mod pretty much due to the reasons its a succesfull modifcation used at Xisto (our other site), their are not guidlines as such except:*DONT MAKE EXTREMELY STUPID OR BIZZARE REPUTATION CHANGES*DONT PLAGUE A MEMBERS REPUTATION WHETHER YOU LIKE THEM OR NOT (1 reputation change a day to one member for the worse should be a common ethic)Other then that things are pretty laid back with this modification :DAs jipman said you should praise members for excellent posts which are helpful by increasing their reputation. (Such as I am now...maybe :P)And decrease a members reputation when they make stupid or offensive posts which are not needed.Hope that helps you out guys ^_^


hashbang

Once people have started to build up their reps a bit then it will be alot easier for newbies to recognise who says helpful things and who just says pointless things that nobody should take any notice of. What does everybody else think? Good/Bad/ok?

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Hey Darren,

I completely agree. I would hope that we each give some thought each time we log in here to rating those whose posts we enjoy and those whose posts stink. I have passed around a few rating already (3 positive, 1 negative) and I will endeavor to rate each time I'm here.

 

nice post! - here's a tick for you ;-)

cheers

hashbang


Brian1405241474

I think the reputation thing could come in handy to newbies, IF it is used by the members (and it doesn't seem like it has been used a lot so far) And if the people are accurate. It doesn't take too much for someone to ruin someone's reputation. I think for now it's pretty good!(you can increase my rep now! ^_^ jk )


cryptwizard

I was just wondering, where did you get this mod from, because I want it on my forum as well.I can find one for IPB 1 but not for IPB 2.Could you please tell me...


wwheeler

I think that this is a fun mod, and I also think that it could be very helpful to Newby's.I think that it has been said before, but use it wisely. If we don't it can just become a giant popularity contest.... ( Much like Homecomming court in high school / College)......Just my $0.02


MajesticTreeFrog

How about the mods/admins post some guidelines for how and what we should vote people up/down for.


hashbang

How about the mods/admins post some guidelines for how and what we should vote people up/down for.

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Why don't we post some mod guidelines ... besides ... doesn't the community have a strong voice in the governance of these forums?? Perhaps post some guides and ask for feedback from members and admin.

 

cheers

hashbang


MajesticTreeFrog

Thats a good idea, but now I have to think about it instead of delegating that responsibility to the powers that be(dang!). Hmmmm......


musichere

I know this mod comes intergrated into vBulltin and it's a very clever way to increase user participation, and for this reason it's definately a good thing. I am still trying to find one for my Invision Power Board version 1.3.1 and I'm sure the one here will help increase user participation. :)


NilsC

My $0.02 for what it's worth :)

 

When you use it in a positive or a negative way. Put the reason behind your action maybe the link to the post you are grading. That way 5 different users are not going to trash a single post. 1 tick for a very bad or good post should be the norm. Maybe there is a way of monitoring when a reputation point was given for a post, then close the reputation link for 24 hrs for that username / post. If you have another very good or bad post... then the process starts over.

Just as an example:

Hashbang creates a real good post, I read it decide it was a good piece of work and I give him +1 point and posted some positive or constructive comments. Then this post should be closed to points for 24 hrs. My reason behind that is to prevent the opposite to happen, I'll use hashbang again :) for this example. He seems to be a good person with good posts and a knowledge of computers.

Here is the senario: :)

Monday morning, hashbang in a bad mode, snow or rain on the way to work. He was cut of by an idiot in a red SUV... <g>

 

He logs onto the site, reads a post, replies a little out of line. He meant to say one thing, maybe a little sarcastic. <hypothetically> speaking off course since I don’t know hashbang.

 

I read the post later, think hashbang was out of line, and deduct a point. MajesticTreeFrog chirps in and deduct another point so on and so on. In the blink of an eye hashbangs <hypotetical> reputation is gone…. This because nobody put a reason for the deduct or the post it was made against and we all overreacted.

 

As for rules, when you have to many rules there have to be more moderators enforcing them. I think the moderators have enough keeping an eye out for posts and working the board. If we use the reward system in an adult way then it will be a positive thing. If used for revenge or to bash someone you don’t agree with then it’s a bad thing.

 

A lot of words for the money :)

 

Nils

 

{updated} I just saw the link in reputation, up in the right hand corner of the post where a reputation point was credited.... duh... Nils wake up {/updated} :)


Xaine

wow I like that man. It would take some work though I don't know if the perutation points run that way. I have never seen the admin opptions for them so I have no clue. But it is a good plan specially since the example you used is exactly what we all know would happen to someone. I think it would take some clever programing to get that to work.Oh and just for such a good post. I am giveing you +1 rep points! :)


MajesticTreeFrog

Hmm, I take it my deduction wasn't hypothetical? Strange, I don't remember docking hashbang.... DAMN YOU EVIL TWIN! Still, I like the idea, but I have also always made sure to post a reason for my deductions(and I believe my additions)The other thought I had was that as people's reputations go up, should there mod's be worth more?finally, should users who just joined have mod ability? Because if someone didn't like how someone modded him/her, couldn't they sign up for a bunch of flake accounts and retaliate by modding that person down over and over with throwaway accounts?Maybe wait till a user has something reasonable like 20 posts? What do you guys think?


Darren1405241470

I agree with Majestic and say that the users with the "newbie" tag (less than 10 posts) should not be allowed to change other peoples reputation. Ten posts should be more than enough to put people off making accounts specifically to change someone's rep.


-=Wrighty=-

I think its great. I gives everyone something to work for as I think the number of posts should not matter it is the quality not the quantity. So the members with the best reputation are the best members in my eyes rather than the ones with the largest post count.


NilsC

Hmm, I take it my deduction wasn't hypothetical? Strange, I don't remember docking hashbang.... DAMN YOU EVIL TWIN!

:)

 

I agree with Majestic and say that the users with the "newbie" tag (less than 10 posts) should not be allowed to change other peoples reputation. Ten posts should be more than enough to put people off making accounts specifically to change someone's rep.

I (partly) agre, keep it away from new users. Maybe the ability to post a positive or negative point should be limited to members that are hosted. If you are a non hosted member with 5 or more positive points your ability to post points should be turned on. Any hosted member with 2 or more negative points (I mean 2 or more points below 0) should not be able to post points until the count is -1 or 0.

 

New members with good posts can receive bonus points but not dish them out.

 

If I understand the point system you can get 5 good points and deduct 3 bad points and yout total good point count is 2.

 

You have one good point and 3 bad points your bad point count is -2 and you need to improve your quality of posts. May it be content or staying on topic.

Only Hosted Members to post points

Not hosted with 5 or more good points, should be able to post points (if you loose grace and fall below 5... your'e outta here :) )

Hosted member with -2 or lower should loose the ability to post points

This concept on points rating are an opinion tool as well as a way of recognizing good posts. Just because you do/don't agree/disagree with the poster does not make it a good / bad post. A good bad post should have merrit on its own. Is it on topic, is the scope covering the points in the topic, is it copied from another source, did the poster quote the source, etc etc..

 

It's a lot to take into account for this to be a reliable tool.

 

Nils


pbolduc

I like the reputation option in this site. The only thing that is that it could easily be mis-used. I recently had a debate on the big bang theory with MajesticTreeFrog. Because of the subject matter and our strong and opposite positions It would not have surprized me to have gotten a negitive point from him. It never came. He/she understands the system.This I feel would have been a grave mis-use of the system, to give a negitive point because of a disagreement. The system is there to ensure that we each treat each other with respect, (language and such) and to ensure that info posted is accurate, and that the poster knows what their talking about.



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