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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    it'd cover other 'what do I do in this situation' type questions? could make it private like 'BTRD'
    too...
    That's a good idea. Especially if you want to post something technical that you don't really want non-menbers to know about. [Like network security flaws]


    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    I've always regarded rep as site reputation, not technical reputation.
    Strangely, I've always thought of it the other way round...

    I give +Rep when/if a solution fixes something and -Rep when/if it make things worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    ....won't solve the unbalance....
    Or 'imbalance',possibly?

    Pedantic Geeks Rule - Bring on the negative rep!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Bring on the negative rep!!!
    Not sure if sarcastic... Or requesting neg rep...

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Or 'imbalance',possibly?

    Pedantic Geeks Rule - Bring on the negative rep!!!
    Nah, edit button rules , post now fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CESIL View Post
    Well after posting a couple of side splittingly funny (just my opinion of course) jokes on a thread started by someone else I finally got my first negative rep!

    ...but to balance it out I also got 4 positive reps for the same joke(s), so overall a success!

    I am interested though in what subjects people on here feel are beyond a joke...I am personally of the opinion that all subjects can be laughed at if only to maintain some sort of perspective and sanity in this crazy, unfair and fecked up world in which we live/survive.

    Obviously it does depend a lot on the time/place that the humour is used...you don't generally turn up at a funeral and expect to get too many laughs, although I did get a laugh during my speech at my younger brother's funeral (that was a case of knowing your audience).

    So come on, what do you think can't be laughed at?

    [edit]at least the first negative rep I have noticed...I don't know if/how you can see all past rep given[/edit]
    Almost anything. In fact the more shocking, appalling and inappropriate, the more likely I am to find it amusing. I can't help it, it's just the way I am made!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    Was it you I was standing with at BETT this year Tony, when there was two teachers who COULD NOT POSSIBLY CONCEIVE why we'd voluntarily call ourselves geeks...?

    after about 10 minutes of trying to explain they walked off bemused
    I'm used to doing that every year. The first year was when Russ and I were on the ICT TRegister stand (the year before we got our own stand) and we tried to explain to people the concept of why being a geek is good.

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    Happened whilst I was at the stand, think I was with James at the time, trying to explain what we are about and why we do what we do! After about 10 minutes of saying we help each other for each others benefit, and do so because we want too, they were baffled about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Happened whilst I was at the stand, think I was with James at the time, trying to explain what we are about and why we do what we do! After about 10 minutes of saying we help each other for each others benefit, and do so because we want too, they were baffled about it.
    Yeah, that bits fairly usual.

    It was the word Geek that had them confused though...very odd

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    Lots of people don't understand that 'geek' is a good thing still. People realise it is a good thing here, as I've made it quite clear that I am a geek and that is a good thing.

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    Speaking of offending jokes, I see that Jordan has managed to milk a documentary out Sky Living about the joke Frankie Boyle made about her son.

    If anything I find her actions more offensive than Boyle's joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbo View Post
    Speaking of offending jokes, I see that Jordan has managed to milk a documentary out Sky Living about the joke Frankie Boyle made about her son.

    If anything I find her actions more offensive than Boyle's joke.
    I posted about this earlier, I just find her offensive full stop.

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    Right here is a few answers/details for you all.
    Currently there is no way to limit the rep button (not thanks system) to specific forums in vbulletin but it is possible for me to hack it in I *think*
    The thanks system can be restricted and is restricted (no thanks in the jokes for example) but it still allows rep button which is limited more then the thanks button to prevent rep boosting.
    Currently the rep button will give you more rep then a thanks. The thanks links are limited to 5 rep points which to build a huge rep can take a bit but it does allow you to multiple thank a person in the same thread unlike the rep button.
    The rep button gives you +rep based on the givers rep power which is calculated based on their rep, its not a 1 for 1 system where you get 5 rep points because the person has 5, its divided out.

    Regarding politics, I am considering making a politics forum where different rules/limits can apply as those types of debates can get very heated but should never be thought of negatively of the poster (aka I hate x user not because he is bad but because he is a tory) and that forum could have parts of the rep system disabled in it as well as possibly hiding it from google.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Lots of people don't understand that 'geek' is a good thing still. People realise it is a good thing here, as I've made it quite clear that I am a geek and that is a good thing.
    It's all geek to me

    Seeing as vbulletin has been updated, clicking on the smiley face icon in the toolbar only shows so many emoticons, there is no next button, scroll bar or anyway of showing more so how do you see all the diff emoticons now ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Is it like the N-word? We call ourselves it because it's OUR WORD!!! and no-one else can use it.
    Nerd?

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    LMAO Vik

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