Normal Rep Symbols:
- High Negative
- High Positive
This one is just useless, but kinda fun to know how much people are know or whatever. Just another suggestion. :P
I don't know why I put the images.
It's a standard feature of vB that is currently turned off on our forum. Not sure why. I'm guessing cause it is pretty useless because members just end up abusing it.
I agree that it is a fairly useless feature. You can tell someone's reputation by reading their posts.
We have user ranks and post count to signify how much they participate in the community. People may just abuse it, but IDK. =/
Sabresite: Sorry I deleted your signature pic on accident, .
yeah, it's a common feature on some forum sites, but i think its better that its turned off here in PP. true, others "might" abuse it. and besides, we are here to gain and share knowledge about the game, and for friendship too
because of LUCK, great teams may SUCK
You know post count doesn't mean everything and same with user rank...
I contributed a lot in the past like when the db first came out but you don't see that in my rank (not complaining btw) and same with post count, maybe some people just post a lot and really have nothing to say.
Personally I think a rep system would be fun to have i mean +rep when it is deserved and -rep when it is deserved. Also if one feels that they were wrongfully + or -repped then they can report it to a moderator and the moderator can adjust accordingly.
I say it would be a good/fun way to keep the community in a positive spin. Because i'm sure no one here wants -rep by their name...
No, no, and no. It doesn't work. It's a great theory, but it just doesn't. We will not be enabling it.
Then it's safe to say that this thread can be locked then.
Doesn't have to be locked. This is the end of the discussion, nobody should reply after this unless an admin has something to add.
I leave things like this open primarily because there might be someone with a very compelling argument that hasn't been heard yet.
Firstly, it tells a lot about a person (obviously). Yes indeed it gets abused, but its incredibly difficult to abuse it on a large scale. There should obviously be rep 'cooldowns', which might be you can only rep someone once every 24 hours or something. Those tend to dramatically reduce rep abusage.
Secondly, you can put many restrictions on rep. For example, make it so only people with 30+ posts can rep. Once the forum gets bigger, increase it to 50+ posts. With these limitations, you can't multi-account to rep yourself and newer people can't derep people who aren't deserving of it for no real reason.
Finally it really does give an indicator of how useful a person is. Post count means nothing, some people have a lot of time on their hands and can be on the forums for long periods of time and have mainly useless posts, yet people listen to them because they have abnormal post counts. A rep system would enable people to realize who actually is reliable and useful, and it gives people a way to thank others for pokemon requests, sig requests, or simply to say, "Nice job."
Also, the fact is, saying, "Just read their posts," isn't a good argument at all. It takes a while so most people wont bother, and the rep system is still the only good way to thank someone or grats someone.
I'm hoping you can come up with a good argument against this.
The reason "Just read their posts" works is because then you get to decide what their "rep" is. And if you never read someone's posts, that means you all don't post in the same threads/forums, so why's it matter. You don't even need to read every post to get a general idea of what you think of a user. Just a few, in threads you read/post in.
And from every way I've heard it described, it sounds like a pain to moderate.
By all means, if the upper staff here decide to activate it, then so be it. But I think it's an extremely unnecessary feature that doesn't provide any real use that individual users can't already do on their own.
reputation system is kinda worthless ..
for sore many people will abuse it and they will think the feature as "a game" and they will strive for many rep and else..
and the worst case is that if there is a "reputation exchange" for some of the users =_= ..
just like some forum in my country >_<
I know rep has settings. You can make it so you can only rep a certain amount of times one day and you have to spread rep before giving it to someone else again. Unless it is automatically set up like that.
I, personally, have never seen anyone spam rep, or abuse it. I don't either. I rarely give it because I never really have any thanks to give.