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  • George had a Zero reputation

    I upvoted 5 of his posts

    Now he has a 5 reputation



  • I will go "upvote" the regulars' posts so you all get past the "3 reputation/wait 120 seconds" business.
    Some one please "upvote" my posts too.



  • I've disabled the reputation system. Let me know if you'd rather have it back.



  • Let's see...



  • 10 second wait now...



  • We know each other's rep around here. Unless it is an anti-spam thing. If we have an problem, then re-activate it.



  • @Klaus Oh, I think you know none of us would pass any reputation test.

    Well, maybe jon would?



  • If this is what I think it is, I was on another forum that had upvotes, and I hated it. There was something petty about it.

    The forum was managed by a seller. The forum concensus was that the seller used the upvote count as a marketing device.



  • I'll name names and point fingers...Homesteading Today was a big homesteading and rural life site. It is now a much less visited site. A lot of that has to do with poor moderation that was very uneven, and a cabal of people who used the Like, Dislike and Report buttons as their private screening mechanism. If a poster they wanted to move on write anything they remotely disagreed with, there was suddenly the rebuttals, ten Dislikes and four or five Reports.

    It spun off four boards that I am aware of, with a subsequent mass exodus.

    Then, a funny thing happened...New owners clamped down a little on the idiot cabal. With a little less tolerance for foolishness and a lot less people to argue with, a lot of the wolf pack left and have not come back. The site still hasn't recovered, though.



  • The whole point of a forum is communication between individuals. Voting and likes and all that is not truly communicating. Got something to share? Say it.



  • Right. Those features work on platforms like Reddit, where tens of thousands of randos are checking a feed written by people they don't know and will never speak with again. It's good for separating the wheat from the chaff.

    There's no chaff here. Well okay jon talk some shit from time to time but I still want to see what he says, along with everyone else. What we say should have equal weight.



  • @Mik said in Reputation:

    The whole point of a forum is communication between individuals. Voting and likes and all that is not truly communicating. Got something to share? Say it.

    Exactly! Why would we (as long term friends/family) want to hide behind such a device?



  • @mark said in Reputation:

    @Mik said in Reputation:

    The whole point of a forum is communication between individuals. Voting and likes and all that is not truly communicating. Got something to share? Say it.

    Exactly! Why would we (as long term friends/family) want to hide behind such a device?

    I think of Sully landing in the Hudson River, the epitome of excellent communication

    Just one word

    "Unable"

    Perfect



  • are you ok? You are making less sense with each post you make,



  • I'm fine, thanks

    I like fewer words

    A simple single digit is even better

    Nobody is hiding if you can see who used +1/-1

    Why prevent others from using it? What's the big deal?

    How is +1/-1 not truly communicating?

    Of course it is communicating.

    brevity is the soul of wit



  • @Copper said in Reputation:

    I like fewer words
    A simple single digit is even better

    The Brits prefer to use two fingers to get the message across



  • @Doctor-Phibes said in Reputation:

    @Copper said in Reputation:

    I like fewer words
    A simple single digit is even better

    The Brits prefer to use two fingers to get the message across

    Complicated, are the Brits...



  • Pale, too. With bad food.

    Oh, and they have spotted dicks.


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