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General Chat Thread, Rep in General; Originally Posted by Hightower Fair comments lads - good discussion. Now which one do I like the least to give ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Fair comments lads - good discussion.

    Now which one do I like the least to give neg rep to haha =)
    Draw names out of a hat?

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    You're welcome to your opinion as is everyone.

    Reputation is a much longer-term indicator of somebody's worth
    So if someone has a lot of rep for posting "funny" stuff they are worth more than someone who doesn't?

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    So if someone has a lot of rep for posting "funny" stuff they are worth more than someone who doesn't?
    No. Which encapsulates the rep problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    I disagree. Reputation is a much longer-term indicator of somebody's worth; it doesn't (always) rate how often somebody has had to be reprimanded. I think it's reputation as dictionary-defined, you don't solely judge someone on whether they have a criminal record, although that's an important consideration to mix in.
    I agree, rep is given over time by members to show a level of contribution (as determined by members) if there is no comparable depletion for being profoundly unhelpful by posting damaging (illegal, insulting etc.) stuff then it no longer shows this fairly.
    Last edited by SYNACK; 28th May 2010 at 03:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    No. Which encapsulates the rep problem.
    Jokes and the like shouldn't attract rep/thanks IMO. They're kinda 'off topic' overall. There's no simple way of stopping it though is there? Unless ZH could rustle up a widget which removes the rep button (as well as the thanks button) on posts with the [Joke] prefix etc...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    So if someone has a lot of rep for posting "funny" stuff they are worth more than someone who doesn't?
    That depends on how 'worth' is defined. If people give positive reputation for "funny" stuff, then it's obviously something that (some) people are happy with (otherwise they wouldn't give the rep). Just because their post content doesn't match a pre-set criteria shouldn't detract from the ability to accrue reputation.

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    I got bad rep today, I must have upset somebody, I don't think it was just, but hay ho life goes on, everybody is entitled to their opinion, personally I try not to use the neg rep button for this reason, I do however use the neg rep button as it should be used "Note: This is ONLY to be used to report spam, advertising messages, and problematic (harassment, fighting, or rude) posts." whether the post I made today falls into any of those catagories im not sure. I agree with LocalUk - "Without a negative aspect to rep, rep becomes an entirely pointless system.".

    "Originally Posted by danrhodes
    Yep a member of teaching staff actually fathomed the unfathomable and managed to connect two wires correctly, evolution in action that!
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    Sorry if I have offended anybody with this post, I apologise for my witty, sometimes controvertial banter, no harm meant. FYI I work both in Education and Business.

    Bad Rep received - Pointless teacher bashing - if it's that bad do everyone a favour and work out of education!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    So if someone has a lot of rep for posting "funny" stuff they are worth more than someone who doesn't?
    And there is the problem: there is no official guidance on how to apply it. My point is that rep isn't dependent on short-term events like a reprimand, it balances out over a long period of time to give an overall reflection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danrhodes View Post
    I got bad rep today, I must have upset somebody, I don't think it was just, but hay ho life goes on, everybody is entitled to their opinion, personally I try not to use the neg rep button for this reason, I do however use the neg rep button as it should be used "Note: This is ONLY to be used to report spam, advertising messages, and problematic (harassment, fighting, or rude) posts."
    That's not rep, that's the report button, which alerts moderators.

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    Maybe we should have to enter a small description of why the "Thanks" was give, personally I gave thanks to the above post as it made me laugh, is that fair?

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    I've just received a grey coloured rep block and the image is called rep balance. What does this one mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Jokes and the like shouldn't attract rep/thanks IMO. They're kinda 'off topic' overall. There's no simple way of stopping it though is there? Unless ZH could rustle up a widget which removes the rep button (as well as the thanks button) on posts with the [Joke] prefix etc...?
    I must admit to agreeing with this. Under the current system Bill Gates would rate along with Bill Bailey ( if either of them were to be using Edugeeks for advise or general joke telling)
    roy chubby Brown and Jethro would however struggle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    I've just received a grey coloured rep block and the image is called rep balance. What does this one mean?
    Its rep from someone without any rep power. ie. a new user etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    I disagree. Reputation is a much longer-term indicator of somebody's worth; it doesn't (always) rate how often somebody has had to be reprimanded. I think it's reputation as dictionary-defined, you don't solely judge someone on whether they have a criminal record, although that's an important consideration to mix in.
    Thats my feelings.

    The reps more of a social thing whereas mod/admin action is normally reserved for rulebreakers

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    My understanding is posters with high rep will have more of an effect when they add/subtract from your score then posters with lower rep. So for example, if I were to neg rep someone with three gold stars then it would have little effect while the other way round is the opposite effect.

    In a way rep is self governing as if someone is a decent poster, they get good rep. If they troll or post rubbish, then people start to neg rep them and their score goes down.



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