What Are Your Thoughts On Board Reputation Points?

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  1. 007
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    My feelings are this, and I'm hoping this won't be taken the wrong way by admin, because I'm not "bitching", I'm just laying out my two cents open and honestly... "I think the 'you must spread some reputation around before giving it to XXXXXXX again' isn't right". It seems socialistic to me, like a "liberal" program. Like the liberal thinking that "there aren't any winners or losers". It's kind of a mandate forcing you to do what the BOARD wants you to do with your reputation power, not what YOU want to do.

    Am I wrong?
     
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    I think the rep points function is an adjunct to keep the site a bit more active and if you could rep the same person over and over it would ruin the game.
     
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    Some have way too much and others not enough, back slapping or arse licking, it becomes lost in translation.Having said that, feel free to give me some.
     
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    I agree with pale pretty much on this..

    I don't do much rep. So say I give dillo rep today, then over a months time maybe reps to two others, then dillo posts something else I wanna rep, I can't.
    I give rep because the post is on target in the thread an makes a good point. I think that's what it's for. I don't wanna spread it if there is nothing to spread it to.. That's common too, I think.

    What if someone only spends time on part of the board.
    That makes for a lot less rep but also less members.

    My 2 cents.
     
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    Exactly.I have on occasion searched for some worthy posts to rep just so I can rep someone in particular.
     
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    I think the system is OK. It's fun. :)
     
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    It's one of those things where the solution isn't great, but the problem is far worse. If there was no limit to repping, we might see some people just rep each other for every post to build up their rep power to horrible levels, then go blasting everybody they didn't like down into the negatives.
     
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    I think it's ok. Giving someone rep is better than posting 'agreed' sometimes.
     
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    It would probably be better if people could accumulate points (as a dubious form of prestige) but if giving of points was equal. If everybody could give 5 points for example then you wouldn't have as much brown nosing and/or fear of giving neg rep to "powerful" people. Face it you're not going to neg rep someone with more points than you because that will be negated when they ding you. I don't give neg rep so I don't really care, but that seems like a more reasonable system. The bigshots would still have a lot of points to show for their tenure and quality of their posts.
     
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