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Removal of the Reputation System
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Removal of the Reputation System
I'm sure this has been brought up several times already, but this issue needs to be attended to in a serious manner. As you all know, reputation points are certain points that can be positive, negative, or neutral, and they are usually given to a user when he/she has done something that appealed to the reputation giver, in the case of a positive point, something that the reputation giver did not find good, in the case of a negative point, or something that the reputation giver found just fine or something, in the case of a neutral point. Neutral points are also handed out to users who are just "cool" to the reputation giver (or something like that).

Ever since the introduction of the whole system of reputation points, I have picked up on many problems concerning the system. Firstly, some users have found a way to abuse the system, creating alternate accounts and using those alternate accounts to give their main account a large amount of positive reputation points. This makes the user seem to be a nice, reputable user when he/she may not be so. Next, some users have been giving staff members positive reputation points to "kiss up" to the staff member and so they could be the staff member's "best buddy." This is absolutely unacceptable as it just makes the whole system of giving users positive reputation points into a race to see how many staff members a user can get on his/her "side." However, it's not just the positive reputation points that are being abused. Negative reputation points are being used in inappropriate ways as well. For example, some users think that instead of talking to a user who may have angered them to solve the dispute they should just spam the user who angered them with negative reputation points as they feel fit. This is not appropriate at all, as it completely defeats the whole purpose of negative reputation points. Negative reputation points are to be used when a user has been posting posts of poor quality frequently, or when a user is acting in an inappropriate way on the forums. Giving a user negative reputation points just because he/she is "your enemy" or whatever is completely unacceptable.

I have refrained from giving out specific examples of the scenarios I described above, so I could avoid any problems with any users. However, I would like to show this screenshot of the Most Reputed Members, which can be seen from the forum index:

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Seriously guys? This is not cool at all. As you can see, more than half of the list is dominated by staff members, which shows that users are giving them reputation points just for the heck of it, not because they are necessarily good on the forums.

There are clearly many issues with the current reputation system, and I do not foresee them being fixed anytime soon. Therefore, I believe that the whole system should be removed. It definitely is having a larger negative effect than positive on the community.

Thank you for considering my suggestion.

Edit: Thanks orboknown for making a poll!

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RE: Removal of the Reputation System
I totally argee with you lamb, even as one of the highest reped members. there are real flaws and I think you represented them well.
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RE: Removal of the Reputation System
i agree zach is right now spamming my reps you should get reps for doing sumthing good instead ppl more so give reps for coolness and watever
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RE: Removal of the Reputation System
There's really nothing important about the system at all <_<

Like really... what do others do except spam for fun? If it's fun to them, let em do it. They aren't really harming at all.
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RE: Removal of the Reputation System
I dislike the rep system thing~ i was going to make a thread on this a few days ago but i got too lazy and i felt like i wouldn't get any supporters >.>
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RE: Removal of the Reputation System
i bumped the rep thread and i got a warning lvl raised up
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RE: Removal of the Reputation System
I agree.
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RE: Removal of the Reputation System
I kinda think that the whole rep system is stupid anyhow :/
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RE: Removal of the Reputation System
lol@deis sig.
and rep can go get flushed away.
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RE: Removal of the Reputation System
I just noticed the staff member thingy.

I could care less about that lol

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yea soooo.. Eh.
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RE: Removal of the Reputation System
i saw it.i didnt really pay attention to it cuz rollie n nitz and flamez give alot of rep around.
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RE: Removal of the Reputation System
We can remove it... or.. we can reset every reputation point and make the repping system work on a certain IP and only once every 24 hours.. maybe?
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RE: Removal of the Reputation System
(09-16-2011 04:47 AM)rock gyo Wrote:  We can remove it... or.. we can reset every reputation point and make the repping system work on a certain IP and only once every 24 hours.. maybe?
There is a limit to reputation a certain group members can give.

Like regular members can give around.. 5 maybe.

Cuz Super Mods can give around 9-10-11 reps idk. I gave like.. 11 in 1 day.

Green mods can give around to 7 I think.

Well.. the point is, is that there's a limitation to how many rep points can someone give in 24 hours.
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RE: Removal of the Reputation System
supermods can remove rep.but is it ok to do so if its spam or does it need to be hurtful/completely unnecesary?
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RE: Removal of the Reputation System
(09-16-2011 04:52 AM)orboknown Wrote:  supermods can remove rep.but is it ok to do so if its spam or does it need to be hurtful/completely unnecesary?
What rep point isn't spam? ._.

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RE: Removal of the Reputation System
eh.ive given rep cuz the post actually has a good point.
should we only be able to give rep via posts?
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RE: Removal of the Reputation System
I use another forum that has the same system (MyBB) and they have that a player can give a maximum 1 per player
so i could give as many but only 1 per person
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RE: Removal of the Reputation System
that would work..how about only so many rep points per ip address?
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RE: Removal of the Reputation System
maybe only one rep a day per person
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RE: Removal of the Reputation System
(09-16-2011 04:57 AM)orboknown Wrote:  eh.ive given rep cuz the post actually has a good point.
should we only be able to give rep via posts?
Agree but then that could be abused.


(09-16-2011 04:57 AM)ItsHowIRoll Wrote:  I use another forum that has the same system (MyBB) and they have that a player can give a maximum 1 per player
so i could give as many but only 1 per person
Maybe.
(09-16-2011 04:58 AM)orboknown Wrote:  that would work..how about only so many rep points per ip address?
Sure.
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RE: Removal of the Reputation System
@rollie that wouldnt solve the multi account rep spamming.
the ip address bit might.
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RE: Removal of the Reputation System
also dont put it on the left in main page as it will seem like a competition to some and they might take it serious.
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RE: Removal of the Reputation System
this is true.
didnt we have something else there? lets put the new player bar back up there
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RE: Removal of the Reputation System
new player bar gets filled with banned spammer/advertisers and looks unappealing
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this is true...
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online time?
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RE: Removal of the Reputation System
I'd love for us to judge those based on how long they have been online. that would be better.
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guider would kill us all then XD
(i missed my 2200th post :/)
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RE: Removal of the Reputation System
I'd be pretty high up their too, and so would deidara
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RE: Removal of the Reputation System
i would be too..mainly all the mods lol.
and others like nitz nightcore n nichoooo
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I kinda don't log out <_<
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