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#161 Electrophile

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 11:39 AM

I gave you a "+" for your post, are you singing a different tune now? :P Joking aside, I agree with you. It's a great feature if the system was used responsibly, however that will probably never be the case.




I do appreciate it. That doesn't mean I don't think this system is ripe for abuse, though. I feel bad for good posters who always make great contributions to this place only to find those contributions basically crapped on.


It sucks.

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#162 NeverForgetMac25

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 12:18 PM

I do appreciate it. That doesn't mean I don't think this system is ripe for abuse, though. I feel bad for good posters who always make great contributions to this place only to find those contributions basically crapped on.


It sucks.

I'm fairly confident that's why Matt decided to only put each member's reputation within their profile and not under their posts. While the system can be abused, if its used properly it should be quite effective and beneficial for the boards.

We all have to keep in mind that its a going to be a work in progress and Matt and Co. will work out the kinks as we move on. As I said before, once the novelty of this wears off hopefully people will use it for what its meant for and not personal vendettas such as what one member (whom I know who it is) did to me in my Trade Deadline thread.
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#163 Jedi

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 01:43 PM

We all have to keep in mind that its a going to be a work in progress and Matt and Co. will work out the kinks as we move on. As I said before, once the novelty of this wears off hopefully people will use it for what its meant for and not personal vendettas such as what one member (whom I know who it is) did to me in my Trade Deadline thread.

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 02:08 PM

Wow, a -114 rating for myself presently. :D

Seriously, I'm not all that special. Somebody honestly really needs to find better use of their time instead of just marking and spamming people's reputations on here up and down a bajillion points a day.

I'll restate like on the previous page, I really don't care about my own status/rep thingy on here, it's just pretty pitiful and humorous the attention somebody is giving me regarding it. More of me being curious.

Are there different filters or rules you can set on the reputation level if it is kept, or is this the best way the Web site environment works as it is presently laid out Matt? Because I wouldn't be too shocked if every now and then you're just going to have members who just don't like others (or overly like some people perhaps), and want to spam somebody's rep level to absurd numbers.

It's happened to me two days in a row now. And I personally don't care and am not crying about it in terms of bad reputation, I think it could actually be a fun feature if used better/not spammed, just something else possibly worth considering whenever you get close to wrapping the Web site up.

EDIT: To further and quickly add after I skimmed a few threads I typically go in most days being naturally curious, it's sad when you are the only one getting - rep posts, or reputation posts of any kind, in the Water Cooler when there is no other activity in there regarding the reputation status, either + or -. Random threads in the water cooler that have pretty much nothing to do with anything and are about as unharmful and non-offensive to people as it can get. There's no reason to really use the reputation feature in those threads over and over again since those threads aren't offending or don't have much to do with hockey talk typically.


-114 is completely dumbfounding. But it can't be just one poster. Everyone has a limited amount of rep votes for each day. So it's definitely at least 4-5 posters, if not more. Getting into any heated debates lately or anything?

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#165 NeverForgetMac25

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 02:18 PM

See?! I TOLD you it wasn't me!

*Clicks minus button*

Nothing to see here, move along. :P
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Posted 10 March 2010 - 02:31 PM

-114 is completely dumbfounding. But it can't be just one poster. Everyone has a limited amount of rep votes for each day. So it's definitely at least 4-5 posters, if not more. Getting into any heated debates lately or anything?

Nope. There have been moments in the past obviously being that I've been a member on here for a while but definitely not lately. Even if there were it'd probably be with people who could care less about the rating or rep thing that badly either.

Some may not like me, that's fine, doesn't bother me at all. Not looking for acceptance or a fan club. I am who I am and probably not much on here will change that, nor will I change people on here myself in all likelihood. I don't have personal vendettas against anybody here nor would have much of a worthwhile reason to have one, especially when it comes to rating somebody in an Internet forum.

Your guess is as good as mine is to what I might have done recently or over a lengthy period to warrant this, or over a lengthy period, because I don't have any grudges with people and nobody that I can think of has any beef with me to where I think I'm being stalked obsessively or where I should tell somebody to just leave me alone. If this is a revenge factor towards me for somebody or some people, knock yourself out I guess if it makes you sleep easier at night. It's pretty embarassing though.

#167 GMRwings1983

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 02:46 PM

Shouldn't some practical joker be giving me a good repuation right about now?

Like say a +120 :D
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#168 wingsgirl001

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 03:39 PM

I've never seen a reputation system abused on any other forum I use that has it, so seeing it abused here is rather mind-boggling. :blink:

One forum I go on goes by a "karma" system and has a lock down of two hours before you can give or take "karma" from that same person again, but there's no limit on how many times you can give it to different people in a day. Another forum with a similar reputation system to this won't let you give reputation the same person again until you've given some to other people (a button message will pop up saying "you must spread some reputation around before you give it to that person again!").

It works well on both sites and I think it could work well here too, but people need to stop being idiots about it and spamming people with negative reputation when they don't deserve it. That defeats the entire purpose. <_<

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#169 Hockeytown Red Wings

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 03:56 PM

I've never seen a reputation system abused on any other forum I use that has it, so seeing it abused here is rather mind-boggling. :blink:

One forum I go on goes by a "karma" system and has a lock down of two hours before you can give or take "karma" from that same person again, but there's no limit on how many times you can give it to different people in a day. Another forum with a similar reputation system to this won't let you give reputation the same person again until you've given some to other people (a button message will pop up saying "you must spread some reputation around before you give it to that person again!").

It works well on both sites and I think it could work well here too, but people need to stop being idiots about it and spamming people with negative reputation when they don't deserve it. That defeats the entire purpose. <_<


Yeah, the ones I've used were like that too. And on top of that, whenever you rep'd somebody, you had to enter a reason, and it was viewable by everyone.

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#170 NeverForgetMac25

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 04:43 PM

Yeah, the ones I've used were like that too. And on top of that, whenever you rep'd somebody, you had to enter a reason, and it was viewable by everyone.

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I like that idea a lot.
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#171 wingsgirl001

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 05:05 PM

Yeah, one of my other forums makes you enter a reason too, but it's not viewable to everyone (except maybe mods, but I'm not sure on that), only the person you give the rep to (or take from, whichever is the case).

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#172 GMRwings1983

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 05:41 PM

:thumbup:

I like that idea a lot.


So do I.

There's absolutely no reason for my reputation to be so low right now.

I want to see some legitimate reasons from people.
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#173 ManLuv4Clears

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 07:25 PM

So do I.

There's absolutely no reason for my reputation to be so low right now.

I want to see some legitimate reasons from people.

I like you GMR, I'll give that post a "+". I also like the explanation portion of the rating system.

#174 Lidstromboli

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 08:12 PM

rep is fun to abuse :zzz:

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#175 GMRwings1983

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 08:34 PM

I like you GMR, I'll give that post a "+". I also like the explanation portion of the rating system.


Thanks, I just increased your rep for sucking up to me.
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Posted 10 March 2010 - 10:46 PM

-114 is completely dumbfounding. But it can't be just one poster. Everyone has a limited amount of rep votes for each day. So it's definitely at least 4-5 posters, if not more. Getting into any heated debates lately or anything?


Sockpuppets. I wouldn't be surprised if all 114 of those votes came from the same IP.
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#177 titanium2

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 10:55 PM

I'm trying to complain or anything. I know Matt is awesome and everything. I just can't help but think that... Man this forum feels really different. It was the same for so long and now it's like wow this is so weird.

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 10:58 PM

-114 is completely dumbfounding. But it can't be just one poster. Everyone has a limited amount of rep votes for each day. So it's definitely at least 4-5 posters, if not more. Getting into any heated debates lately or anything?


It's not the heated debates or anything. I am sure it's just people trying to be funny or something.
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Posted 10 March 2010 - 11:33 PM

Sockpuppets. I wouldn't be surprised if all 114 of those votes came from the same IP.


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#180 rage

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 11:57 PM

Well I think I know why SWF's rating is so low, it's cause he's # of posts is so HIGH!! People hate that!!

But, don't take the # of posts away, I think it's a nice touch, and us long time LGW'ers remember having it back in the day!! :thumbup::thumbup:

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