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    Forum Reputation

    I know this is going to sound like yet more bickering (oh no) but I'd really strongly recommend either disabling the vBulletin reputation system or yanking the ability to give negative reputation. I've been active on forums that use this and it causes a lot of ill feelings and people stop posting out of fear of being neg-repped since it's so unmoderated and anonymous.

    I'm all for giving people credit for their efforts, so how about just allowing positive rep points? This makes people happy and it becomes a positive thing rather than a method to rile each other up when you wonder who neg repped you.

    And as a side-note, no I didn't get neg repped, I just saw the little green bars and became alarmed that they were being employed here on a site that is well moderated and pretty well under control.

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    Re: Forum Reputation

    Well, we have the reputation system employed for now, it's by no means set in stone. We've had it for a while, and so far, we've not had any issues with misuse

    We're comfortable with keeping the reputation system enabled for now, but we'll keep your suggestions in mind. And certainly, we will not let it become an issue.
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    Out of curiousity, what does giving someone a good/bad reputation do? Does it count towards anything (except the reputation total of course)? That is, does it do anything?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AgenT
    Out of curiousity, what does giving someone a good/bad reputation do? Does it count towards anything (except the reputation total of course)? That is, does it do anything?
    Well, not really. It changes their reputation score and that's about it. It's a relatively harmless way of providing fairly anonymous feedback.
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    Re: Forum Reputation

    Where does it show this "reputation"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mez
    Where does it show this "reputation"
    Next to your post number you will see a little box. Its color changes according to your reputation (black,green,grey)
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    To be totally honest..i never give a damn to that...

    And i really hate hierarchy's stuff....

    that's not the open source spirit....

    My 2 cents as always

    Sniff.

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    Re: Forum Reputation

    Quote Originally Posted by Sniffer
    To be totally honest..i never give a damn to that...

    And i really hate hierarchy's stuff....

    that's not the open source spirit....

    My 2 cents as always

    Sniff.
    I really agree. It turns things into a ridiculous highschool popularity contest type deal. With forums, you have to consider what each feature brings to the plate. What exactly will this reputation system do to add to the quality of this site?

    I also find it funny that almost all of the mods have reputation disabled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gtaylor
    I also find it funny that almost all of the mods have reputation disabled.

    I have searched....but i can't find the option to the same.....

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    Re: Forum Reputation

    Only moderators or groups given the permission to can do so.

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