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Rep Abuse?

Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by Richie_Ni, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. Qryztufre

    Qryztufre Prominent Member

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    #21
    Hehe...

    The problem with red is that its based on assumption. Even if it's signed, there is really no way to tell who gave what without access to the Admin Control Panel (maybe the mod panel depending on preferences).

    In theory a person could do the math, figure out their rep power, and start signing other peoples names that matched. It's a powerful tool to lower the rep of two people you dislike.

    Not saying it happened here, just saying it's one of the possibilities.
    SEMrush
    You must keep in mind, your negative is at half power. so it's -5.
     
    Qryztufre, Jul 10, 2007 IP
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    amanamission Notable Member

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    #22
    I gave you red rep to illustrate the pettiness of it. I don't care who gave me red, I feel that anyone who drops ten rep points on people is abusing the system. Self-righteous red rep spazzes are far more annoying than the green rep whores you are criticizing.
     
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  3. Qryztufre

    Qryztufre Prominent Member

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    #23
    Re-Read what you just wrote and then re-think your entire world view.

    "killing people is wrong, so I'm going to kill people to prove it"

    Yeah, yeah, the example is extreme, but the logic remains....You dislike the system because it's open to abuse, so you abuse it to prove your point? Have you considered all the other people "abusing" the system could also be proving the point...making the only actual abuse of the system is the petty crap YOU are doing?
     
    Qryztufre, Jul 10, 2007 IP
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    maldives Prominent Member

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    #24
    I don't mind if it takes -50 or above. I don't give negative reps for no reasons.

    Not to mention, I have quiet a big budget as well. ;)
     
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    anthonycea Banned

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    #25
    You guys are proof of what I said, you are fighting over a reputation system and wasting time when you could be doing other things with your time.

    This seems to be a prime occupation of DP members and this is why the system should be done away with here!
     
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    amanamission Notable Member

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    #26
    I assume that people who are so frivolous about it certainly have no call to object when it happens to them. At any rate, I have applied my very first red rep ever here, because I find the stifling of free expression implied by this attitude so annoying. I think my worldview is quite safe...I weighed in my opinion, and was attacked for it, as I expected. I thought about whether I should post here, knowing that the red rep war would begin, and decided to have my say rather than be intimidated.
    As I say, I'm proving a point. What good is a forum where you are afraid to express your opinion because some anonymous tightass might decide to flame your rep?
    And that was why I applied the rep...not out of retribution. To illustrate the point. And no, we are not talking murder here...get a grip.
    What petty crap am I doing? I am participating in a forum. I expressed my opinion. I am continuing to respond in a way appropriate to the other members behavior.
    Of course, I now wish I had ignored this ridiculous thread.
     
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  7. Qryztufre

    Qryztufre Prominent Member

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    #27
    hehe... you are here too ya know :p

    It's fun!

    But what makes it worse is we are all bickering on the same side :D
     
    Qryztufre, Jul 10, 2007 IP
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    samantha pia Prominent Member

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    #28
    Red Rep Abuse? Jul 10th 2007 7:34 pm That is the real rep abuse
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    so you thought i was one of them and hit me with red?
    enjoy the - 9 i just gave you. note i signed it. :D

    wow what a jerk. i bet that hurts him :p
     
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  9. Katy

    Katy Moderator Staff

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    #29
    I wish I could red rep them, but I don't cos I don't want to lose my precious points! :D I'll do that when I'll have enough of them. For now I only red rep people who really suck! :cool:
     
    Katy, Jul 11, 2007 IP
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    arpitagarwal82 Notable Member

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    #30
    Its worth loosing one rep point for hitting such people.
     
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    Katy Moderator Staff

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    #31
    Lol, guys, this is funny! :D:D

    [​IMG]

    Yes, I know. The thing is if there was only one or 2 of them, but there are hundreds of them... :rolleyes:
     
    Katy, Jul 11, 2007 IP
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    PalSys palsys.io

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    #32
    All arguments aside, asking for rep is clearly against the entire point of the rep system. People should distribute rep based on a personal decision, not an outside request.

    All of my thoughts aside, I can't see this improving any time soon. Parts of the BST section are crippled with spammy threads, rep exchange has gone mad, people have hundreds of iTrader points and have done nothing but give things away...it's DP armageddon!
     
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    Briant Peon

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    #33
    I agree, especially since you lose certain functions if your rep drops too low. It is essentially usless as a real predictor of anything. It makes a forum a bit more like Romper Room more often than not.
     
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    fancymask Peon

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    #34
    yes..agree.. rep should be given voluntarily...not asked for

    maybe can put something like "rep is appreciated if you like my service but not necessary", that would be a fairer statement.

    Also, for paid services, i think they already got their monetary reward, should not ask for rep unless they provide extra mile service.
     
    fancymask, Jul 11, 2007 IP
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    The Webmaster IdeasOfOne

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    #35
    No, Thats the real use of Rep.

    Someone disagreed with your post, thus red rep you. thats what the use of Rep, to express agreement or disagreement.

    And yeah the latest Red you got is from me for using foul Language, so dont go and hit anybody else for it..
     
    The Webmaster, Jul 12, 2007 IP
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    samantha pia Prominent Member

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    #36
    problem is 2 people red repped him, and he red repped me and maldives in the hope that it was us.

    note the last bold words?

    without any cause. :rolleyes:
    note the term real rep abuse when he signed his red rep to me? i hit him with -9, just for being a jerk, and he'll get - 9 for the next few days:D
     
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    The Webmaster IdeasOfOne

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    #37
    Well not -9 but -5 ;)
     
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    longhornfreak Peon

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    Qryztufre Prominent Member

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    Katy Moderator Staff

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    #40
    Everyone, give rep to GuyFromChicago! :D

    Whoops, I asked for rep! *runs away*

    EDIT//

    Oh, by the way, are we allowed to say "rep is welcome" or something like that?
     
    Katy, Jul 12, 2007 IP