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    He's No Good To Me Dead silver trophybronze trophy stymiee's Avatar
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    Too new for reputation? (And a squirrel for good measure)

    For a while now I have been getting neutral reputation for lack of a better description. The reason I use the word neutral is that no reputation is given or taken away. Plus, instead of a green or red dot, I am greeted with a grey dot. I assumed that this was just because some newer users didn't understand how to use the sytem properly. Then, upon handing out some rep, I realized it just wasn't possible to hand out neutral rep (why bother anyway?). Upon reviewing the posts for which I received neutral rep I have determined that it is likely because the user leaving the reputation has so few posts (or whatever it is that determines how much rep someone can award another member) that they simply cannot give positive reputation. Is this the case? My guess if it were it would be so no one would sign up new users just to boost their repuation and that makes sense. Just wondering aloud.

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    That's my take on it as well (I've pondered long and hard on this issue for months).

    Hurrah for the squirrel.

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    The amount by which your reputation is changed depends on the reputation and post count of the giver. If their reputation is below 10 (the default starting level) or their post count is below 50, then although they can still give you rep it will not affect your reputation score. It should still show whether the reputation was positive or negative though.
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    On a number of occasions I've received grey feedback, which I'm assuming is the neutral feedback stymiee's talking about.

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    He's No Good To Me Dead silver trophybronze trophy stymiee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by lo0ol
    On a number of occasions I've received grey feedback, which I'm assuming is the neutral feedback stymiee's talking about.
    Yes, sir. That is correct.

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    Same here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lo0ol
    On a number of occasions I've received grey feedback, which I'm assuming is the neutral feedback stymiee's talking about.
    Yep. Like Tom said, if the user's rep is too low for whatever reason, any rep they give out won't affect your score and thus it will be "neutral". The only way to tell if it was good or bad would be if the user left a descriptive enough comment.

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    I never seem to get any reputation points.. heh.
    I got like, 2 a while ago, but none in quite some time.
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    Looking for sympathy reputation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stymiee
    Looking for sympathy reputation?
    LoL, okay....
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    I meant for Defender!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vgarcia
    Yep. Like Tom said, if the user's rep is too low for whatever reason, any rep they give out won't affect your score and thus it will be "neutral". The only way to tell if it was good or bad would be if the user left a descriptive enough comment.
    Quote Originally Posted by mmj
    It should still show whether the reputation was positive or negative though.
    You're being contradicted, Vinnie. I think it would just be helpful if the little icon glowed green or red... I don't mind that it doesn't give you any rep points, but it would be nice to know that it actually was a positive rep.

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    Intoxicated with the madness petertdavis's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by stymiee
    I meant for Defender!
    Don't worry, I know you're not a reputation pimp like Vinnie.
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    He's No Good To Me Dead silver trophybronze trophy stymiee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by petertdavis
    Don't worry, I know you're not a reputation pimp like Vinnie.
    With the rep he's got he mush have extra-high platform shoes and a ultra-bright pink boa.

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    Intoxicated with the madness petertdavis's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by stymiee
    With the rep he's got he mush have extra-high platform shoes and a ultra-bright pink boa.
    Hehe, I tried to nominate him for Sitepoint Queen, but I didn't get the nomination in on time. I'm sure he would have beaten out Frozentoast.
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    Why do all our reputable reputation threads turn into gibberish by the end of them?

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    There are people like me who go on Reputation sprees. It seems that when I really want to give reputation out to someone, I can't because I haven't spread enough joy since the last time. So to rectify that, I have to go on a Spree of Reputation giving.

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    wonder how many points I give with each click.
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    Quote Originally Posted by W. Luke
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    wonder how many points I give with each click.
    I'll be the guinea pig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by W. Luke
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    wonder how many points I give with each click.
    20

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    I'm closing in on three dots

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    Your Lord and Master, Foamy gold trophy Hierophant's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by lo0ol
    I'll be the guinea pig.
    Can't give you reputation again until I finish spreading out the love.
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    Intoxicated with the madness petertdavis's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by W. Luke

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    wonder how many points I give with each click.
    More than me, but.... shouldn't we be asking YOU that question....Mr. vBulletin Support Guy.
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    Your Lord and Master, Foamy gold trophy Hierophant's Avatar
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    The amount can be changed in the Admin Control Panel. However if default settings are used I should give:

    5 points for length of registration (1 point per year)
    11 points for posts (1 point per thousand posts)
    3 points for reputation (1 point per 100 reputation points)

    So that would be 19 points. But if they changed the numbers than I don't know. The 10 and 50 mentioned above are default but not sure about the others. Not sure if the code does fractions in the point giving but if it did, I could easily pass 20 points at a time.
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    I'm not looking for sympathy rep, but I just find it odd how some people can get a lot, and others get ignored.
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    I think it is because you're a Red Sox fan. It must be part of the curse. (Sorry, I had to get that in there. Just couldn't resist.)

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    Intoxicated with the madness petertdavis's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by W. Luke
    The amount can be changed in the Admin Control Panel. However if default settings are used I should give:......
    Hmm, so I'm worth six points then... seven if you hit me with a rep. (JK). I'm not aware of Tom having changed the way points are calculated, but then he doesn't have to check with me before doing things like that, LoL.
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