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View Poll Results: What would you like to see happen with "Rep Points" ?
Leave things as they are 46 37.70%
Eliminate them 76 62.30%
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Old 01-21-2008
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I'm a newbie here, and as many like me, I use the rep power to see who is respected here, and who has more input, and use that as a reference to whom I should be reading.

I agree with removing it from the off topic threads, but not from the sailing related ones.
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Positive only?

But how would we respond to folks like our favorite Whack-A-Mole, the infamous Tjc1010101?
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I like the idea of Positive points only. That would give a clearer indication of the value of someones posts. If you attach an identity when giving pos./neg. hits it will cause some retribution hits as well. That would only serve to further complicate things. I also like Fasters- idea of no points allowed in Off Topic threads.
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I don't know how to lean on this: I don't think they're much use, except for responding to the occasional great post, I haven't used them much (but today spread some random love a la Sapperwhite). The poo-slinging is somewhat entertaining in it's own way, but it's more fun in public anyway (Full disclosure: I have received only one neg rep and it was anonymous, so I haven't been wacked as much as some). I guess I'll abstain from the poll, I'm too 'Charlie Brown'-y
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I like the idea of being able to show my appreciation for the effort some members go to to help me/others, without knowing them personally and without any personal gain involved. Not many places these days where you can find that anymore - unfortunately. Would never give neg rep for not agreeing with them thou, that's what a discussion type forum is for - to share personal views and ideas with others on the same subject, anyone is free to take or leave the advice given.
So for me keep the pos and eliminate the neg points.
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Rep points aren't all that useful. Most of us can tell who the whackos are and who should be listened to.
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I've been mostly reading and learning over the last few months, not a lot of posts. I think its pretty easy to find the so called TROLLS. so get rid of them.
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Rep points aren't all that useful. Most of us can tell who the whackos are and who should be listened to.
Yeah, really, anyone with, say, 20 points is too busy kissing arses to post anything useful...




















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Keep em cause it's useful to see who has contributed a lot to the site. I do look at that number occasionally to help put a strange post in context. I also really appreciate getting a comment saying 'good post, it encourages me to improve the signal/noise ratio of my own posts.

Changes that may help:

1) Automatically add posters name to their comments. Bad behavior on the internet usually leaves along with anonymity IMO.
2) I think a particular user should be limited in the negative rep they can give in any given time period.
3) There should also be some 'cost' associated with giving negative rep, purhaps you get a 'whine' point that is displayed along with your rep
4) Positive only rep isn't a bad idea either, simple solution. However I do think the idea of getting negative rep is helpful for maintaining community, although as stated before bad posts usually get punished in a more direct way anyway.
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Ooh! Like the "whine points" idea!

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