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#1 Lancaster

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 11:35 AM

I don't know if this has been asked, but how does the reputation system work?

#2 cwes99_03

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 12:52 PM

If you want to know if it has been asked, please do a search of the sight regarding the words that you want to research.

I see two other threads one of them with over 60 posts on it dealing with this subject.

http://hypography.co...ight=reputation

#3 pgrmdave

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 01:14 PM

I don't know if this has been asked, but how does the reputation system work?


Well. :eek_big:

It's explained in the other thread quite well, if you have any specific questions that the other thread doesn't answer, I'll be happy to try and help.

#4 Lancaster

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 03:54 PM

Sorry:doh:
I didn't get what Rep Power was, though.

#5 pgrmdave

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 03:57 PM

Rep power is the degree to which you can change a person's reputation, I believe. It is affected by number of posts you have and your reputation. Admins have a constant rep power, but we can give a person as much rep as we want without having to "spread it around" first.

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 04:45 PM

I am posting this as my difinitive explanation about REP. I am not sure if I have figured out all of the nuance yet, but I have it pretty damn close....

Definitions:

REP POINTS: This is how many points you have been awarded by other members in recognition of the quality of your posts. You can see your rep points by clicking on the green box at the top left of any of your own posts. You gain rep when someone else clicks on green box at the top left of one of your posts and the "approve" of your post. When that happens your rep increases by the REP POWER of the person who approved. If they disapprove, or NEG REP you, then you lose rep equal to half the rep power of the person disapproving. (I have not personally confirmed this yet)

REP POWER: This is the number that is listed above your avatar. This is how many points you award to another person when you click on their green box and approve their work. The formula for REP POWER is one point for every 50 posts that you make. And one point for every 50 rep points you have collected. * This is often referred to as a person's rep, eg. "He has a really high rep!" as this is the number visible to everyone. Everyone's rep power is zero until they make their 50th post. Then the formula kicks in.

REP NOTES: When you give positive or negative rep to a person they can read the note that you write along with the action. These notes can be seen at the bottom of your own USER CP page (Link at the top left of every page of the forums). You can always see the last five rep notes that you have received and who sent them.

GREEN BOX: When you click on the green box at the top left of one of your own posts it will tell you if you have received any rep for that particular post. If you have you can see who it was from and what they said. This is always available to see. By clicking the green box on somebody elses post you can award them rep or neg-rep them.

GIVING REP: When you give rep to someone you add the total of your REP POWER to their REP POINTS. When you neg-rep someone you subtract half of your REP POWER from their REP POINTS. There are limitations to how often you can give rep to people - good or bad. From my own conversations and observations these are the rules for giving rep...

  • You can only REP a post one time.
  • You can only REP ten posts in a 24 hour period.
  • After you have given REP to a person you must either rep nine other people or wait ten days before you can give rep to them again. (Spread it around!)
  • ADMINS have a fixed rep power of 25 but no restrictions on how often they can use it.
  • MODS follow the same rep rules as other members.

How you use your rep power is completely up to you. It is yours to weild, limited only by the rules listed above. Intelligence, insight, wit, eloquence, whatever reason you want to give rep is yours to decide.

If you get rep from someone there is no rule about needing to write a note or anything. Whatever feels right to you in recognizing the gesture is fine.

Neg-rep is also at your disposal. I generally use it as a way to let people know that they are breaking the rules, as do many of the other mods and admins. I usually send some softer message first. As a member you can do the same thing, but if you don't want to get into a neg rep war with someone please leave the spankings to the staff. If you see a post that is out of line you can choose to neg-rep it, or you can use the red box at the upper left corner of each post to report that post to the moderators of that forum. I personally would discourage using neg rep over disagreements.

Hope this answers any questions!

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 04:50 PM

Hmmm... but what do you mean by Rep? I'm mean, what's with all the colored boxes? And those numbers? :)


Excellent break down TBD. Cheers. :hihi:

#8 Lancaster

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 05:02 PM

Excellent post, you should make that a sticky.

#9 Mercedes Benzene

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 05:09 PM

FINALLY: An excellent and thorough explanation of REP. Good job BigDog!!
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...::Sigh:: Reputation. The one thing we all want... yet is so hard to get...:)
hahaha.

#10 Tormod

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 02:56 PM

Stuck.

#11 Michaelangelica

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 02:06 AM

Can you see all the comments on all the posts of all the people who have given you rep?
I note you only seem to be able to see the last five or so.
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#12 Jay-qu

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 02:27 AM

5 is all you get..

#13 Michaelangelica

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 02:56 AM

5 is all you get..

Pity
I don't check very often and it would be interesting to see what people say
especially if you are getting negative posts

Could I put it on the wish list for Hypography improvements (along with a spell checker) that we are able to see more than 5 and link to them easier?
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Posted 12 July 2006 - 04:59 AM

yeah, go to the suggestion forum, I think we have one..

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 07:07 AM

Can you see all the comments on all the posts of all the people who have given you rep?
I note you only seem to be able to see the last five or so.
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If you have enough time on your hands you can see them all. You would need to go to each post that received rep and click the green box. It displays the rep comments you received for that post, but not who left them. I like the idea of being able to see them all in a list. I dind't know about the comments until I had almost 25 rep power, so I have no idea who gave me rep for the first couple of months or what they said.

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 08:33 AM

same with most I think.. I think the information is kept somewhere in the database, but probably to cumbersome to start fishing them out at everyones request.

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 09:21 AM

I don't know if it would be too cumbersome - I'll see if anybody on the Dev team can help. It does seem like a good idea.