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  1. ScuderiaConchiglia

    ScuderiaConchiglia NBR Vaio Team Curmudgeon

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    I thought I had noticed this a month or so ago but today I am certain of it. I went to my "User CP" page where I normally review the threads I have posted in and on the same page I see a list of the reputation credits given. Today there were some reputation credits missing that had been given in the month of August.

    Anyone else noticed this?

    Gary
     
  2. talin

    talin Notebook Prophet

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    Darn, I was hoping this was a notice that the reputation system was finally going away. :rolleyes:
     
  3. MidnightSun

    MidnightSun Emodicon

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    Reputation given for posts that are deleted (either individually or if an entire thread is deleted) is also removed, I believe. I've noticed this in a few rare instances in the past, and I believe that is the cause.
     
  4. debguy

    debguy rip dmr

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    Me too. :mad:
     
  5. Rodster

    Rodster Merica

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    LOL, you guys got my hopes high, maybe one day. "Keep hope alive" :)
     
  6. ScuderiaConchiglia

    ScuderiaConchiglia NBR Vaio Team Curmudgeon

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    I just checked your hypothesis and indeed the thread had been deleted.

    Thanks,
    Gary
     
  7. Typecast

    Typecast NBR's Tamed Zombie

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    Why do guys hate the rep system anyways? :)
     
  8. Jarhead

    Jarhead 恋の♡アカサタナ

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    I have no problem with it either...
     
  9. Nick

    Nick Mr.Mischief

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    +1..........
     
  10. debguy

    debguy rip dmr

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    It creates the illusion of a hierarchy. Basically what the reputation points say is: "Look at me! I'm better that the other guys around here."
    Unfortunately it says nothing about what "better" means in that case. It actually means "Lots of people (especially those with high rep power) have clicked my rep button." but most people will mistake it for: "My posts are extremely valuable."
    While the latter info might actually provide valuable information for someone who looks at the reputation, the former does not. If I activated my reputation and posted an answer in a thread where the only other answer is from somebody who just joined the forum it will seem like I'm the expert and the other one is a noob. But it might as well be that I posted complete bull**** while the other one just joined the forum to help because this specific topic is in his field of expertise.

    If you want to have a feedback system at all implement a "thanks" system without a global counter for the number of thanks! Otherwise nothing will change and the people will try to increase their thanks counter instead of collecting reputation points.
     
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