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My Official Thread about the Reputation System

Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by chulium, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. #1
    Hi all,

    I'm a little upset about the reputation system. It's not because I get red rep, which I understand and have nothing against (since that's what it's there for), but it's WHY I'm getting the red reputation.

    Generally it's because people don't seem to agree with me or even respect my opinion. Granted, there are some posts where I deserve it, but *many* come just because, and I quote some recent reputation, and all of these posts only had my opinion in them...

    "you're a jackass - that's why you don't SEE it"
    "Come on GET RED!" (what the heck is this? The post had nothing bad in it!)
    "A total flake"

    I would post more but the others are GREEN (woot, I'm not *all* bad) and I can't seem to see past the last 5 reputation activity.

    So I raise this post in the question of... why the heck do we have this reputation system if all it does is hurt our public reputation?

    -- Many of my posts are in the political forum. Someone once told me the rep applied there doesn't effect your point value, or count at all. Yet, all the red stuff shows up as RED but the green rep (judging by the comment), is NEUTRAL gray, even on more veteran DP members. What the heck is this all about?? Of course we're going to get red rep in the political area, but to restrict the GREEN? --

    Maybe others can submit some reasons for red rep they've gotten for no reason too, to prove this REALLY IS a problem.
    SEMrush
    Cheers,
    -Matt
     
    chulium, Aug 22, 2006 IP
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    SEMrush
  2. Coolalex

    Coolalex Banned

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    #2
    I agree , Sometimes people are just mean but i dont think there is anything they can really do about it i can think of :(
     
    Coolalex, Aug 22, 2006 IP
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  3. fsmedia

    fsmedia Prominent Member

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    #3
    Maybe you could suggest to Shawn to implement a system where you can only give red rep if you have X amount of green rep...such as a check and balance kind of thing. If you have "authority" with the rep, you can be responsible in handing out the red rep as well.
     
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  4. Alis

    Alis Peon

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    #4
    yay yeah , your correct people have problems in describing the selves. "Like me"

    "go's to the corrner sits down , faces to the wall and starts to cry" "WHY! , why red ?? " :(

    just kidding..
     
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    dre Peon

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    #5
    I agree, the worst thing is, the reps are given out by "anony", So you have no idea of who gave it to you, my latest red rep was today!
     
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  6. Dekker

    Dekker Peon

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    Lol Official? :p
     
    Dekker, Aug 22, 2006 IP
  7. iowadawg

    iowadawg Prominent Member

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    #7
    Threads will we see here about reputation?

    Maybe we should run a contest and see who can guess the closest to the actual number of threads about reputation posted here by Sept. 15th?

    Maybe a separate forum for YART?

    The underground YART YARD.....
     
    iowadawg, Aug 22, 2006 IP
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    TommyD Peon

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    Yart!

    :D
     
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  9. sizzler_chetan

    sizzler_chetan Prominent Member

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    #9
    And also a competition about which reputation thread starter has got the highest no. of reds after opening the thread(It often happens, anyone talking about red rep. gets more red reps.)
     
    sizzler_chetan, Aug 22, 2006 IP
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  10. Crazy_Rob

    Crazy_Rob I seen't it!

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    this Is A Webmaster Forum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    ahkip Prominent Member

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    #11
    i have been upset too..seem like the rule of DP changed..Yart brings green nowadays..ppl are being too nice now...
     
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  12. Lpspider

    Lpspider Well-Known Member

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    #12
    I think we should all just cry about it.
     
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  13. Nintendo

    Nintendo ♬ King of da Wackos ♬

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    #13
    Can I start another 24 hour YART contest here??? :D
     
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  14. aaron_nimocks

    aaron_nimocks Im kind of a big deal Staff

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    #14
    If you mainly post in the politcal forum and "if you are offending people" then they will go to other posts of yours outside the political forum and give you a red.

    Thats probably why you are seeing red reputation for strange threads.

    I recommend kinda what crazy rob said. If you want to talk about webmaster issues then come here. If you want to talk about political stuff go somewhere else. Then none of this would be an issue.
     
    aaron_nimocks, Aug 22, 2006 IP
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    sizzler_chetan Prominent Member

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    #15
    Why is there a political forum here? Really it's very much bad.

    I once entered it and got -14 points totally that day and from then never tried to enter that section.
     
    sizzler_chetan, Aug 22, 2006 IP
  16. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #16
    It's been discussed before... would knowing who left you rep make it better for you? And if so, how exactly?

    It already works that way.
     
    digitalpoint, Aug 22, 2006 IP
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    fsmedia Prominent Member

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    I'm not talking about someone that just has 20 points green or something, but something like when someone has 300+ green, then they can start giving out red rep to who really deserves it.
     
    fsmedia, Aug 22, 2006 IP
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    ahkip Prominent Member

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    is there like 50 ppl has more than 300+green?

    4 real, after the "cost of rep is -1" there is no rep abuse anymore. those guy deserve it
     
    ahkip, Aug 22, 2006 IP
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    sundaybrew Numerati

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    #19

    Agreed.....Man people bitch like its a camp merit badge or some crap.

    If have USEFUL posts , you will get green, IF your an ass you get red

    Its that simple, I was on this other forum the other day , also webmaster forum, and they had the Girl Fights & Bitching Ground!

    Maybe one need one of these , so threads like this can wind up there...:)
     
    sundaybrew, Aug 22, 2006 IP
  20. chulium

    chulium Peon

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    It would IF: you would let us see what rep that user has left for other people as well, if we could see who left US rep.

    This way we can tell if somebody is abusing the reputation system, and report it and/or disregard it. It would really slow down reputation abuse.

    Yeah there is, lol, -1 is no biggie to a lot of people. It needs to be like -5 or something.
     
    chulium, Aug 22, 2006 IP