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    Add to "Posters" Reputation

    I just noticed this plus-minus symbol next to the edit and quote buttons when viewing a thread. What exactly does this do? Is it related to the "report" button somehow?
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    It is there so that you can give a user reputation points if you feel their post was very helpful, went above and beyond, etc...

    It is in its experimental phase now, so it may be gone soon.
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    Okay. So this applies to the General Chat area too? I would think this wouldn't be a good thing for obvious reasons. I can see where it would be useful in the web development forums though.
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    The idea is that certain people are regarded in higher esteem than others. It is a takeoff of the old oft-abused Karma hack that was here at SP.

    Member's "Reputation" is a number that is a conglomration of several factors.

    1. Posts are rated by other users adding or subtracting reputation points.

    2. How many Reputation points a user can give are based on time of service, number of posts, own reputation level, etc. Thus, my adding reputation to you is much more weighted than someone who signed up today adding reputation to you.

    3. In the past, with karma, this was abused by individuals adding tons of karma to their friends or taking away tons of karma from somene they didn't like. There are safeguards in place to prevent this now. You have to contribute to 20 other people's reputation before affecting someone again. In addition, you can only contribute to a person every other day because, as of now, you can only contribute to 10 different people in a 24 hour period.

    You can see people's reputation in their user profile and you can see feedback left for you underneath your subscribed thread sin your userCP.

    I may be off on some of this stuff as it is still experimental, but that's the gist. We'll see how it plays out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naramation
    It is there so that you can give a user reputation points if you feel their post was very helpful, went above and beyond, etc...
    hmm... Kind of like the Karma hack???

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    ...interesting stuff. i hope it's not abused, because this would be a neat feature.

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    Also, The option to display your reputation in your profile is off by default. To turn it on, go to your UserCP and click on Options. It's the 2nd option.

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    Hope not too. That's why the Karma feature was disabled before, because of abuse. But it seems like there's alot of safeguards in place with the built in vb3 feature. We'll just watch it and see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sketch
    The idea is that certain people are regarded in higher esteem than others. It is a takeoff of the old oft-abused Karma hack that was here at SP.

    Member's "Reputation" is a number that is a conglomration of several factors.

    1. Posts are rated by other users adding or subtracting reputation points.

    2. How many Reputation points a user can give are based on time of service, number of posts, own reputation level, etc. Thus, my adding reputation to you is much more weighted than someone who signed up today adding reputation to you.

    3. In the past, with karma, this was abused by individuals adding tons of karma to their friends or taking away tons of karma from somene they didn't like. There are safeguards in place to prevent this now. You have to contribute to 20 other people's reputation before affecting someone again. In addition, you can only contribute to a person every other day because, as of now, you can only contribute to 10 different people in a 24 hour period.

    You can see people's reputation in their user profile and you can see feedback left for you underneath your subscribed thread sin your userCP.

    I may be off on some of this stuff as it is still experimental, but that's the gist. We'll see how it plays out.

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    Click on "My Sitepoint" at the top of the page. That is yur User CP.
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    I think it will serve alot of benefits, including both the ones you mentioned and more. It will also serve users, especially newbies.

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    duh. Dumb question. Sometimes acronyms can be annoying.
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    ...but oh so easy.
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    I can certainly see the benefits for the SP staff and hopefully members won't abuse it with biased/unbiased intent.
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    Should this thread be moved to a more appropriate forum? It seems more fitting under Community Assistance, maybe.
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    It will be hard to abuse this system, for a number of reasons. Still, if we get too many complaints, we'll certainly have a look at it and I'll see what I can do.
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    I have added some information about the reputation system:

    http://www.sitepointforums.com/faq.p...faq_reputation
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    Thanks for the FAQs.

    Another Question: In my User Profile I have x number of green dots and x number of red dots listed. What do the red dots represent? I'm guessing this means a bad mark?

    Also, I noticed under your FAQ Matthias, you listed the breakdown of points. So does that mean a member will receive a green mark or dot, for every 50 reputation points?

    [Edit] Just noticed there are different colors for reputation marks. Can you update the FAQs as to what these are?
    Last edited by URAlly; Apr 18, 2003 at 05:19.
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    Quote Originally Posted by URAlly
    Thanks for the FAQs.

    Another Question: In my User Profile I have x number of green dots and x number of red dots listed. What do the red dots represent? I'm guessing this means a bad mark?
    Correct answer!

    Also, I noticed under your FAQ Matthias, you listed the breakdown of points. So does that mean a member will receive a green mark or dot, for every 50 reputation points?

    I'm not sure - that is some setting in vBulletin, and that's set by mmj. You will recive more green dots the more reputation you get, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M. Johansson
    Correct answer!
    Bummer!

    What does a grey dot stand for? Mediocre?
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    Quote Originally Posted by URAlly
    Bummer!

    What does a grey dot stand for? Mediocre?
    Grey?? I haven't seen those yet - you seem to have a better library of reputation - could you please take a screenshot and I'll use it for the FAQ instead?
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    Actually it's not mine. I noticed it on another user and not sure which thread.

    Maybe mmj or another Advisor may know what the grey point represents?

    FYI. I did noticed that if I click on the plus-minus in a particular post I posted, it shows me if a member gave points for that post. If a member didn't leave comments however in your CP, there is no way of knowing which post or thread that member referred to.

    I would think it is just as important to know what posts a "point giver" is referring to when adding a bad reputation point so if a member said something out of line, the offender would be made aware of which particular post was offending.

    One more thing I noticed. Each member starts with 10 rep points. Say for instance, I have 15 rep points but only 2 rep point descriptions listed in my control panel. Shouldn't there be 5 point descriptions listed?

    I don't mean to bombard with questions (maybe I'm not supposed to know the answer to some), but I know someone will ask eventually once they figure out this option is available.
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    >> Maybe mmj or another Advisor may know what the
    >> grey point represents?
    If you "disable" it ( user cp ), it's gray.
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    No, because every members points to be given are different. For instance, I give 7. A new member may only give one. So 2 people, each giving 3 and 2 respectively, probably gave those 5 extra points to you. [img]images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]
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