Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SarnDuro, May 19, 2006.
Lots of info there.
Start posting, Sarn, and you will see what it is all about soon enough.
And welcome to the board!
Rep Points are for shits and giggles and serve no other purpose. They are best used to give another user a 'pat on the back' for 'good' contributions (whether you agree with their input or not), or a 'kick in the ass' for being stupid (whether you agree with their input or not).
In theory, it's a measure of how well respected you are. Whenever you think somebody made a particularly good or bad post, you click the scales up in the upper right corner of that post. A window pops up and you click on 'approve' or 'disapprove.' See that number called 'rep power' next to total rep points? That's how much that person's 'pat on the back' or 'kick to the ass' is worth. If you approve, your rep power is added to their points. If you disapprove, half your rep power is subtracted from their points. Once you've repped somebody, for good or bad, you must 'spread some around' by repping a certain amount of other people (don't know how many) before you can rep that person again.
And that's all. No buying avatars. No buying custom titles. You can edit your profile as much as you want. The only thing high rep does is boost your ego and gives a new little saying whenever you mouse over the rep bar.
It annoys me though when someone red cards me - which is their right of course - but then puts a comment in it and is too chickenshit to make the comment in the open.
Have you considered that they may be trying to tell you something, while not influencing the board? BTW, I'm unsure if I dinged you or not, but if I did, I would not be attempting a pile on, since your posts are reasonable, though I may well disagree with your POV.
Agreed---it's pretty chickenshit. I also think it's sorta wimpy to not even explain to the person why you dinged em. There is always the PM feature that people can use if they disagree with you and don't want to disrupt the board.
Then again, the pm's with some can lead to things one couldn't contemplate. Alas, one may choose after a rather long engagement to let the points stand for themselves, good or bad.
Wouldn't be right with a new poster.
So how would you suggest dealing with postings or rep/dings ? Just let them stand? You suggest that the board and Pms may not be the best way to go. Then I guess using the rep systen would be the only choice left. New poster? Are they not to be involved with the rep system.
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