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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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Been learning from this site for a long time before joining and could care less about Rep points. When I read the wealth of free information on this site I weigh it's value based on the information and not the poster. To me Rep points are just somebody else weighing the value of a poster and deciding to add or subtract a persons Rep. I prefer to make up my own mind and never look at poster's Rep tally. I do look at join dates more than anything else to see how long a person has been around.
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Two words for the poll........

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I voted to "eliminate" in the poll, but would have chosen the option of "positive only" if it was available.
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I've never adhered to that old Victorian cliche' - ". . . don't have anything nice to say, then say nothing", since it reeked of censorship. I'm all for keeping the icon and the two options displayed when you click on it.

This (as with the PM feature) represents just another form of free speech, when the user preference is to keep it between two people. It should not be anonymous though, but should automatically add the poster's moniker.
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I vote..

Keep the rep power but disclose the name of the person giving the rep. I think rep power keeps people more civil here as it seems no one really wants to get bad rep votes.

So my vote is keep them but show the person giving the reputation be it bad or good..
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Wombat voted for eliminate. Previously I would have voted for modify (axe the negative option) if it was available but my feeling now is that this is not a bleeding competition and the fact that reps have resulted in all this broohaha (sp ?) is a good a reason as any to get rid of them.

Simply because Sway and PB are reactionary old farts doesn't mean I'm going to give them neg rep. It's pointless, they'll always be ROFs and there's nowt I can do about it.

Alex, is a raving nutter sure, but he's as loveable a raving nutter as I've ever seen and let's face it his videos have more than made up for his photoshopping obsession. Does Alex desserve neg reps ? Of course he doesn't and neither does his boy.

Other examples would include the Hog, BF and the Pirate. They are all nutters as well and sometimes say things that would irritate the bejesus out of them wot live with an overly tightened sphincter but for the rest of us they give us a chuckle now and then. In this cold cruel world in which we live that is all for the good.

So ditch 'em, good riddance. (but do it quickly before Sway, Alex, Hog, Pirate and BF read this. My rep will be lower than a Platypi's schlong.)

ps - I do apologise if any of you feel unjustly slighted by being excluded from the ROF or RN category. Remember I'm a BHL and as such wish to be all inclusive. Oh, and Cam of course is the font of all wisdom not only beacuse he's a mod but because.......nah, I was just sucking up.

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Red face I not sure which way to vote!

So, I voted anonymously.

I guess it really up to those who feel it have weight. I really not look so much at the Rep Points. I do look at the number of posts, mainly to know how long a person been around or how active they are at participating. From that, I can discern from threads I read, as to those that are sincere/knowledgeable with their answers. Whether they are right/wrong, I always research what I read anyway.

Been reading more today from a thread on Internet Access to learn more of that.

Also, I can tell when a person joke and that good, we all need a laugh now and then. I sure not give a bad Rep Point for a joke or two. But, I do wonder when people may.

Actually I never have given a negative Rep Point. I know I have my ways of doing things and they work for myself. I sure others do too. So, just because a person not do it my way, does not mean their way is wrong. I would never learn anything new if I expected to always hear my way.
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i like them

i like them and even though i have none i think after viewing these forums for a long time that it seems to actually work. what i like is to see someone with a lower number of overall posts but high rep. that tells me the person usually holds back until they actually have something to contribute that can be helpful or valuable to others.

on the other hand someone with 20,000 posts but only 20 rep points may often open their mouth before thinking? perhaps a rep point to # of posts ratio might make this thing even more accurate.

i don't care if i ever get any reps but i do use it as a guide as well as join date.
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i like them and even though i have none i think after viewing these forums for a long time that it seems to actually work. what i like is to see someone with a lower number of overall posts but high rep. that tells me the person usually holds back until they actually have something to contribute that can be helpful or valuable to others.

on the other hand someone with 20,000 posts but only 20 rep points may often open their mouth before thinking? perhaps a rep point to # of posts ratio might make this thing even more accurate.

i don't care if i ever get any reps but i do use it as a guide as well as join date.
Aye, but there's the rub ! Someone with 20,000 posts and only 20 rep points may simply be overly controversial and is getting as many bad reps as good. Now in the case of SD that may be hard to believe but there you go. Then again someone with , oh, say around 3500 posts and only five reps may simply be a blithering idiot (cough).
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Cool

E-mail and posted replies have no "feel" in many respects and it appears that short of a direct attack on any one person, the post is left to interpretation of the reader and his/her mindset.

Based on the hundreds of posts and replies that I have read in any given forum on this site, there are contributors that are confrontational, opinionated, boisterous, irrational, well educated, uneducated and so on. Solely my opinion. Period.

I don't see that the Rep point system has any bearing on sound advice necessarily since I have witnessed (many times) someone asking for very simple "how-to" advice and immediately being chastized (usually by someone with lots of rep points) for asking such a "ridiculous" question or being belittled in some other fashion then given some questionable, irrelevant advice to top it off. Again, my opinion. If time, talent, sex and money were non-issues there probably would be no need for this site. I have also witnessed contributors giving excellent advice that was spot-on and obviously based on first hand experience.

Since some contributors to this site seem to thrive on competitive issues such as who has the largest boat, the most expensive boat, the biggest engine, the most powerful radar or the most rep points (etc.) maybe they should step back and reevaluate life in general. (or maybe get one) Having the best or most expensive whatever does not make them an authority on anything. As some profound person once said "Just when you think you've seen it all, something never seen before comes along". The phrase "he's a legend in his own mind" also comes into play.

My two cents worth- Please take it in what sense thou wilst. I don't really think anyone here is out to show anyone else how brilliant they are but more so that they have some difficulty in expressing in written text what they want to convey.
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