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Old November 26th, 2012, 04:32 PM   #1
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I love the rep feature and, in the past, it has never been a problem. But there are people here with crazy rep counts. It really brings the system into disrepute. No one should have rep power of 800, that is crazy.
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Old November 26th, 2012, 04:41 PM   #2
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Then disable your reputation.
It's a meaningless feature for most, but it isn't going anywhere just because some people think it's "crazy." Does it honestly matter?

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Old November 26th, 2012, 04:46 PM   #3
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I honestly don't see why it matters either...it's not like people with high "crazy" rep power are repping other people very often, like abusing it...
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Old November 26th, 2012, 04:47 PM   #4
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I love the rep feature and, in the past, it has never been a problem. But there are people here with crazy rep counts. It really brings the system into disrepute. No one should have rep power of 800, that is crazy.
So what is your proposition for preventing this 'problem', short of removing the system altogether? Honestly, the reputation system is hardly that accurate a measure of... well, anything at all - it's simply a nice means of confidential feedback on the quality of a post or thread. I really don't see that what you have described is such a serious issue as to merit anything more than a passing comment, much less an entire thread. As for 'bringing the system into disrepute', what do you mean by that? I feel that you may be overestimating the importance of reputation somewhat if you think that it is a pure and complete rating of anything and everything a person says. I for one judge posts on their quality, not the number of little green squares next to the name of the poster.

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Old November 26th, 2012, 04:48 PM   #5
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I don't see the problem with someone having a high rep. Especially if they are earning it through honest and good postings.


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Old November 26th, 2012, 04:49 PM   #6
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I honestly don't see why it matters either...it's not like people with high "crazy" rep power are repping other people very often, like abusing it...
Well, yes, exactly that. How on earth do you think someone gets 800 rep power?
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Old November 26th, 2012, 04:50 PM   #7
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Getting repped for good quality posts
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Old November 26th, 2012, 04:52 PM   #8
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No, that's how it used to be, but not anymore. These figures are crazy. It needs a fresh start.
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Old November 26th, 2012, 04:54 PM   #9
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Time, effort and dedication to making good high quality posts. It is more than possible without abusing the rep feature.


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Old November 26th, 2012, 05:08 PM   #10
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Time, effort and dedication to making good high quality posts. It is more than possible without abusing the rep feature.
No disrespect, but your rep power would simply not have been achieveable 2 years ago on your post count. Members like Calum and Marcie couldn't achieve that. It's gone mad and needs reigning back.
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Old November 26th, 2012, 05:10 PM   #11
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No disrespect, but your rep power would simply not have been achieveable 2 years ago on your post count. Members like Calum and Marcie couldn't achieve that. It's gone mad and needs reigning back.
This isn't two years ago, I suppose. Things have changed, as with anything.
Some people like the "new VT," others, like yourself, wish things could be "set back to the old times." But it's not the old times, and things change. So, there's really no reason to "reset" the rep count, and that would just cause more problems than needed, anyway.

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Old November 26th, 2012, 05:11 PM   #12
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No disrespect, but your rep power would simply not have been achieveable 2 years ago on your post count. Members like Calum and Marcie couldn't achieve that. It's gone mad and needs reigning back.
Why? Because you're jealous that you don't have that much rep?

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Old November 26th, 2012, 07:43 PM   #13
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There is only one person that I can think of that has a very high rep. I won't name names *cough*Mikey*cough* and he is well deserving of it.
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Old November 26th, 2012, 08:52 PM   #14
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Old November 26th, 2012, 08:56 PM   #15
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Might I just say, it seems everyone here has high rep, so is this an unbiased source of information?
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Old November 26th, 2012, 09:00 PM   #16
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Might I just say, it seems everyone here has high rep, so is this an unbiased source of information?
It's REALLY REALLY high rep, like over....600.
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Old November 26th, 2012, 09:11 PM   #17
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Oh ok.
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Old November 26th, 2012, 09:46 PM   #18
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Unless there's some sort of glitch with the rep system resulting in unusually high rep, I don't think there's a real problem.

Honestly, I think it's just that more users are aware of and actively using the reputation system. I get reputation are lot more regularly and often now than I did two years ago, whether this is because my posts are of greater quality than they were before or more users are using the system, I don't know. Just taking a guess.

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Old November 26th, 2012, 09:52 PM   #19
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People are using a feature. That's good, isn't it?
Nobody really cares, it seems, besides you, and some newbies who eventually realise that it doesn't matter. So what's the problem?



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Old November 26th, 2012, 09:55 PM   #20
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It was going to happen eventually. When people rep each other, their rep gets higher, so when they give rep, others get higher. and.. so on until. it just is natural, in my opinion.
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