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Old October 5th, 2013, 09:38 PM   #1
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Default what happeend to the rep system?

I haven't been on in a while,and I saw a post I agreed with and was going to rep the poster but can't find the rep thingie for the life of me.
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Old October 5th, 2013, 09:40 PM   #2
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I'm new and I've only heard of it in passing, it was removed before I signed up or right after. Apparently because people were abusing it.

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Old October 5th, 2013, 09:56 PM   #3
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I'm new and I've only heard of it in passing, it was removed before I signed up or right after. Apparently because people were abusing it.
ah yeh that would explain it,i saw lots of it happening
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Old October 5th, 2013, 10:00 PM   #4
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ah yeh that would explain it,i saw lots of it happening
From what I can tell there was a similar system on a forum I was on a few years ago and people abused it quite a bit, it just wasn't a good idea, and people became so obsessed with getting the thing. Points or something. I think they called it 'Thanks'. It was a part of why I left (as well as because it was a fan site for a kiddie game I grew out of lol)

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Old October 5th, 2013, 10:02 PM   #5
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From what I can tell there was a similar system on a forum I was on a few years ago and people abused it quite a bit, it just wasn't a good idea, and people became so obsessed with getting the thing. Points or something. I think they called it 'Thanks'. It was a part of why I left (as well as because it was a fan site for a kiddie game I grew out of lol)
lol.yeh sadly even adults abuse the rep system,I was on bodybuilding .com and noticed that supposedly mature grown ups where acting like kids,which makes me glad my family raised me right,because America is turning into a nation of perpetual children=(
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Old October 5th, 2013, 10:43 PM   #6
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It was removed because it was getting abused.
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Old October 5th, 2013, 11:07 PM   #7
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It was being abused. Like in ROTW, if someone were to disagree, they could send you into the red if you're new enough.

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Old October 5th, 2013, 11:16 PM   #8
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I'm a member of a forum very similar to this one with a rep system, and I've gotten a ton of positive rep there, but I don't mind it not being here at all.
I do wish there was a like system here though.
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Old October 6th, 2013, 01:47 AM   #9
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Mike has said that it is too soon to re introduce rep again.

The only system I can see working is a like system, with no negitive rep.
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Old October 8th, 2013, 10:42 PM   #10
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because people were bullying others, and playing favoritism with some, it had to go.
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Old October 9th, 2013, 04:08 AM   #11
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Rep go bye bye. It got abused by people to the point where it was a major headache. Rep farmers (You know who you were) basically liked to accumulate mass amounts, because it made them feel superior.



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Old October 9th, 2013, 06:27 PM   #12
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Put differently, it was taken away because young adults (and hell, adults for that matter) on this site had to act like they're five when they were criticized / mad at someone.
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Old October 9th, 2013, 07:25 PM   #13
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I'm glad it went away to be honest. Every time someone disagreed with me I'd see that little red square pop up on my rep page. I guess it just wasn't worth the trouble to keep.

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Old October 9th, 2013, 08:27 PM   #14
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Mike has said that it is too soon to re introduce rep again.

The only system I can see working is a like system, with no negative rep.
Yes I agree. There are so many times I want to hit a like button here. It is a good way of expressing appreciation and agreement. I like getting them and giving them.

With rep, it's "rep power" and it just seems like too much of ego trip thing and way too much of a way to use it as an attack system.

Like I said, I'm on another forum that is close to this one. Same join date, same amount of posts. I have gotten a ton of positive rep there. I do not mind that there is not a rep system here at all.

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Old October 15th, 2013, 09:09 AM   #15
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Default Re: what happeend to the rep system?

Another reason it might have been removed is people that have a very large amount or rep. If someone like that negative repped someone, that person could got down 2-3 bars at times. As far as a like system, is there a way where you get more points/green bars for the amount of likes you have?

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Old October 15th, 2013, 09:11 AM   #16
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Another reason it might have been removed is people that have a very large amount or rep. If someone like that negative repped someone, that person could got down 2-3 bars at times. As far as a like system, is there a way where you get more points/green bars for the amount of likes you have?
It was abused, and caused far more issues than it actually solved
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Old October 15th, 2013, 09:19 AM   #17
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It was abused, and caused far more issues than it actually solved
I know it was abused. I was just pointing out another possible reason.

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Old October 15th, 2013, 09:49 AM   #18
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Another reason it might have been removed is people that have a very large amount or rep. If someone like that negative repped someone, that person could got down 2-3 bars at times. As far as a like system, is there a way where you get more points/green bars for the amount of likes you have?
No, the like system isn't a status thing like how many green boxes you have.
You can see how many likes a person has gotten and given if you visit their profile page, but its really more just a system of appreciating one another.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 11:14 AM   #19
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The rep system is gone, and it won't be back for a while, if ever. We won't implant a like system either, at least at this particular moment. People get overly butthurt over rep or getting the most likes or whatever it might be, and it's just not worth it for VT. We're doing perfectly fine without it.

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