reputation

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by kubeek, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. kubeek

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    I was thinking about the Thanks button, and I find it quite useless, only few people actually use it and the rest doesn´t care much.

    On other forums there is a reputation scheme, in which you can "thank" someone to increase his reputation, or lower his reputaion. When you lower the reputation, you have to give a reason why.

    I think enabling this in the forum could help new people recognize the "knowledge" of each member and see the the quality of their opinions, especially with the memebers that are active only ocassionaly.
    No offense, but for example Rritesh has over 300 posts which could make a new member think he is quite skilled, but I think we know how the situation is :)

    What do you think?
     
  2. Wendy

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    Since we don't display the Thanks (except in the profile and a one time thing on a particular post) I believe it is a non issue. Other sites display it promenently next to the post for high visibility, and label it reputation. Here it is just a way for one member to thank another for good information, even if they aren't the OP.
     
  3. kubeek

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    That´s true, but the reputation scheme retains the possibility of Thanks but also adds a way to give negative feedbeck and lets others see the overall score.
     
  4. jpanhalt

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    The reputation thing on other forums is abused and silly. Number of posts reflects activity, nothing more. If someone assumes it reflects expertise, that is their error and problem. Not everyone in a white coat is a doctor either.

    This subject has been discussed several times here and the conclusion has always been the same. No arbitrary reputation system. I agree completely with that.

    If someone can come up with an objective reputation system, that might be more acceptable but I still don't see its purpose. We do have moderators to edit frankly wrong suggestions. What purpose would be served by a reputation system in addition to that?

    John
     
  5. kubeek

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    The way I saw it on homerecording.com it works quite well, as you are required to pass the reputation to other people before you can give it again to the same person, and probably other limitations to prevent abuse.
     
  6. t06afre

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    I see reputation as forum bling-bling. It is no nead for it this forum.
     
  7. t_n_k

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    In my country during elections the chief protagonists occasionally engage in highly publicized televised debates. Studio audience members are routinely given devices with a knob on them, which they use to provide positive, neutral or negative feedback regarding their response to a speaker's answer to a question or argument on a sticky point. The result is a trend line shown on the TV screen which gives the average of the audience's feedback at any time. The trend line is often referred to here as "The Worm" - as it undulates on the screen.

    In the end there is often more interest shown by populist commentators in "The Worm" than in the content of the debate itself.

    One could go on adding bells & whistles to the forum interface which might lead to better recognition of more useful contributions & discourage the less useful or trivial ones. Is that the intended result? Or is it simply to enhance a member's status in the hierarchy.

    I'm not convinced of the usefulness of such enhancements. Although I appreciate when someone actually says thanks.

    There are more than enough smart people around who can critique a post or thread if they wish. I've made my share of mistakes on AAC and generally receive polite and pertinent correction when warranted. Participants & observers alike can form their own opinion as to the worth of a member's contribution. In any case a good contribution by way of a post may not be well received by an OP - the response may be beyond an OP's ability or skill level to understand - or overly verbose - like this post!

    I like Sgt. Wookie's perspective - just let the less valuable threads or posts "sink to the bottom". Perhaps there is an inference one might draw - that a week in politics or on the forums is a long time.
     
  8. debjit625

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    I dont think so,by his post count any new member will make that kind of opinion about him.

    And about the thanks stuff its good but reputation stuff on other forum is really silly.
    I dont need it in AAC.
     
  9. retched

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    There is already a signature option, so you can put

    "Im better than you"

    in the signature, and it will be on every post of yours! ;)
     
  10. jpanhalt

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    That's a great idea. Those who want their reputation to show could simply link to their Resume or Curriculum Vitae. The possibilities are endless.

    As for me, I know an elderly dog that likes me.

    John
     
  11. t06afre

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    For reputation building. The members should have web cams on the workbench. Say I one day was struggling with a 555 circuit. I could click on Bills web channel and get some input. If I felt my own workbench needed some cleaning . I could click on
    R!f@@ web channel. And then find out that my own workbench was not THAT bad after all. And also this way we could find out which member that are thrust worthy. The possibilities are endless.
     
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  12. nerdegutta

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    So to get down to earth again, you could click on Lightingmans channel?

    Jim Carrey in Cable Guy, standing in the biggest satellite dish ever, screaming "There's no end to the possibilities"
     
  13. t06afre

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    Lightingmans who? I have know recollection of that user. Or what he may have, or more probably may not have on his "so called" puny workbenc:rolleyes:. By the way I loved the porn quiz scene in that movie
    Ok...OK.. I may be somewhat jealousy or envy
     
  14. R!f@@

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    t06afre...u and ur big mouth....!!!

    My workbench is the tidier than a dumpster.

    You are just jealous. Cause I am just too famous than u.
     
  15. magnet18

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