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reputation system

06-17-2011, 01:54 AM
#1
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reputation system

I think that toucharcade should have a reputation system so you can see what points are good and bad, and to give kudos to a excellent post. I would write more about this, but I have to go to sleep.

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06-17-2011, 02:57 AM
#2
Joined: Feb 2011
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Originally Posted by Real Racing Fan View Post
I think that toucharcade should have a reputation system so you can see what points are good and bad, and to give kudos to a excellent post. I would write more about this, but I have to go to sleep.
Instead of giving points to users, i'd twist it a bit and support the idea of giving rep points to individual posts which a user finds particularly useful, helpful or interesting.

A section could be created, filtering the most-repped posts of the day, week and month.

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06-17-2011, 04:42 AM
#3
Joined: Nov 2009
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A rep system is useless and would do more harm than good, imo. You'd have people posting "Rep me!" nonstop. It would distinguish posters, but for what reason? If someone makes a good post, good for them. Quote it and tell why you agree with it. Creating artificial differentiations between posters usually just causes enmity. It's one more thing for people to get big-headed about, or get defensive about.

What KtK is saying would be better, but it would require maintenance and I'd be willing to bet that more often than not the post of the day would be someone's smartass remark or ironical nonsense-rant rather than something that's actually useful.

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06-17-2011, 04:48 AM
#4
Joined: Jun 2009
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Originally Posted by medianotzu View Post
What KtK is saying would be better, but it would require maintenance and I'd be willing to bet that more often than not the post of the day would be someone's smartass remark or ironical nonsense-rant rather than something that's actually useful.
So true.

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06-17-2011, 04:58 AM
#5
Joined: Mar 2011
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What are the criteria of being reputed?
06-17-2011, 05:10 AM
#6
Joined: Jun 2009
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Rep system is useless. But I do like the post vote system which MR has started using recently. MR articles tend to generate 100s of posts/comments and its simply too much for most people to go through the dozens of pages just to get a gist of what others think about the news. Especially considering the majority of them are useless comments. They now allow you to up/down vote a post and the posts with more up votes show up on the main article page. For example, if you've read the comments featured on this page http://www.macrumors.com/2011/06/16/...ool-promotion/ you've pretty much read all the 250+ posts in 20x less time.

So it can be useful if implemented correctly instead of the dumb system which most other forums use.
06-17-2011, 08:24 AM
#7
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Originally Posted by h0130j03 View Post
So true.
Rep me! Oh wait...

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06-17-2011, 10:02 AM
#8
Joined: Jun 2009
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If it were implemented I think it would be simpler to only have positive votes and no negatives. If people agree strongly with a post or find it helpful, they can vote it up. If they disagree or don't like the post, they can keep their mouths shut instead of starting arguments. The best posts would make it to the top and the others would remain neutral, just as the forums are currently.

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06-17-2011, 10:04 AM
#9
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Originally Posted by medianotzu View Post
Rep me! Oh wait...
+9999!!! You are a god!
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See the flaws of a rep system RRF?

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06-17-2011, 12:15 PM
#10
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I don't think it's really needed. If I like or agree with what someone says then I can thank them, or tell them that I agree by quoting them in a post. Reputation systems have always felt pointless to me, and often they create more arguments and more work for the mods.

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