"Reputation"?

Discussion in 'Customer Service' started by Rocket, Mar 21, 2004.

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  1. Rocket

    Rocket Member

    Aug 29, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How is this "Reputation" stuff supposed to work?

    It looks like we can give Reputation points to deserving members -- can we also "remove" points from some of the more irritating users as well?
     
  2. miko

    miko New Member

    Jun 5, 2003
    Ireland
    What? how do you do that?
     
  3. miko

    miko New Member

    Jun 5, 2003
    Ireland
    Oh yeah, I've just seen it.

    Yeah, what's it about?
     
  4. ScouseCat

    ScouseCat New Member

    Jan 10, 2003
    Melbourne, Australia
    LOL - I might have to get the old cheque book out in return for some good reputatuin points.
     
  5. babytiger2001

    babytiger2001 New Member

    Dec 29, 2000
    Melbourne
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Where exactly is this "reputation" thingy-- and how do you use it?
     
  6. Rocket

    Rocket Member

    Aug 29, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You can hand out reputation by clicking on the scales-of-justice icon in the upper right corner of each post.

    I'm not sure how this thing quite works, but it appears we all start out "off the scale", then work our way up to "on a distinguished road", etc.

    Place your cursor over the green box next to post count to find someones current reputation
     
  7. Huss

    Huss Administrator
    Staff Member

    Aug 1, 1995
    New York, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    you have the gist. your reputation determines how much rep you can give away, as does your seniority and a few other things. this will, over time, help us all to filter the "noise"
     
  8. CG

    CG Member

    Jul 25, 2001
    this could be splitting hairs but I'm not sure "approve/not approve" is the right term to use when judging someone's post but I'm not sure what would be better.
     
  9. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    Apparently, I'm "on a distinguished road."
     
  10. nancyb

    nancyb Member

    Jun 30, 2000
    Falls Church, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How can you miss with that avatar, Lanky?
     
  11. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    Ooooh, someone just got reputation points for that...
     
  12. Lowecifer

    Lowecifer Member+

    Jan 11, 2000
    Baltimore, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Belgium
    So, what do you have to do to protect your "rep"? Flash a weapon?

    ;)
     
  13. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    Or not put out.
     
  14. JonnyQuest

    JonnyQuest Administrator
    Staff Member

    Mar 3, 1999
    We're still figuring out exactly how we will implement and use reputations. For now the functionality exists. I'm sure we'll come up with something interesting!
     
  15. AFCA

    AFCA Member

    Jul 16, 2002
    X X X rated
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    So where in the upper right corner can it be found exactly?
     
  16. babytiger2001

    babytiger2001 New Member

    Dec 29, 2000
    Melbourne
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's in the lower-righthand corner of each post now. Look for the icon akin to the "scales of justice".
     
  17. obie

    obie New Member

    Nov 18, 1998
    NY, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So what comes after "on a distinguished road"? And is it possible for someone to be "on the wrong path" with enough disapproval votes?
     
  18. CG

    CG Member

    Jul 25, 2001
    How many approval votes before you are on a distinguished road? Is it possible to see the comments that people leave about your posts? I'm on the good road but don't know how I got there.
     
  19. Huss

    Huss Administrator
    Staff Member

    Aug 1, 1995
    New York, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    New users default to 0. Everyone who was in place before the upgrade got 10. 10 is on the road. 0 is too soon to tell. How much rep you can get and give is determined by your rep, time since you joined, number of posts, user ranking, and other things. I, for instance, give 25 rep points. Base users, once they are allowed to give rep points, can give 1 point. That number increases based on the factors i mentioned.
     
  20. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    I can see them in my User Control Panel.

    Someone called me the "smart-assiest poster on BigSoccer."

    I can live with that.
     
  21. Rocket

    Rocket Member

    Aug 29, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maybe you can include it as part of the IGNORE feature.

    Instead of having to list people we want to ignore one by one -- e.g. Superdave, Ben Reilly, etc -- we can choose to automatically IGNORE members who've been given a boatload of disapproval votes.
     
  22. Huss

    Huss Administrator
    Staff Member

    Aug 1, 1995
    New York, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    VW, you are starting to get it!
     
  23. ulmo

    ulmo Member

    Jul 15, 2001
    Delaware
    So am I supposed to be able to give out as many points as I have? And how long should it take to come through? I'm at my limit for giving out points, but I haven't used nearly as many as I currently have. Like less than one seventh of the number that I have.

    I'd also like to second VW about the Ignore list thing. Especially if it comes to Premium Members. A troll or sock with 30 bucks is still a troll or a sock.
     
  24. AndrewGK

    AndrewGK New Member

    Apr 12, 1999
    Dublin, Ohio, USA
    Huss,

    I really think the "reputation" ranking thing is a bad idea. Subjective analysis and grading of posts by just ANYONE (especially those who simply wish to cause trouble) can become a serious problem.
     
  25. Fah Que

    Fah Que Member

    Sep 29, 2000
    LA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    I have seen another forum with this feature, but then it was abolished. People with highest reputation aren't always the most respected poster. It's just one form of popularity contest.
     

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