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SCall13
01-10-2007, 08:36 AM
I go over to PanthersHuddle.com occasionally. They have a thing set up for Rep points/Rep Power. It's actually a pretty cool idea.


Everyone starts off with X amount of rep power. When someone posts a good post or starts a good thread, each person who reads his/her post or thread is allowed to up that persons rep. The rep is done in 100 point increments. For each 100 rep points you recieve, your rep power becomes 1. IF your total rep points are 200, your rep power becomes 2 and so on. You pass along points by your total rep POWER. When someones recieves a total accumulation of rep power, and their points reach x100, they get 1 point of additional rep power to give out.

Also, you can do a negative rep on someone who is totally moronic with a post, goes off topic, throws out personal jabs, etc.


Anyway, I think I made sense. Check out PanthersHuddle.com if I didn't explain it very well. I think it's a great idea and COULD and SHOULD encourage people to post a little more "intelligently."

njfinfan
01-10-2007, 09:03 AM
We used to have that feature. Not sure if we intentionally got rid of it or not.

Motion
01-10-2007, 09:18 AM
I know MindWarp is familiar with that feature on that "other" board. :D

NJFINSFAN1
01-10-2007, 09:30 AM
The problem is people will just neg people they don't like, good post or bad, it becomes a popularty contest.

Now saying that, who cares if they get negged or rep? Billzone does it.

SCall13
01-10-2007, 09:37 AM
The problem is people will just neg people they don't like, good post or bad, it becomes a popularty contest.

Now saying that, who cares if they get negged or rep? Billzone does it.



That is the big downside to it: A popularity contest. I just figured it would be good as a tool to at least encourage people to improve the post quality, particularly in the football areas of the site. In general, noone would want the bad rep numbers, so it may help.

Anyway, just thought I'd throw it out there.

Motion
01-10-2007, 09:37 AM
The problem is people will just neg people they don't like, good post or bad, it becomes a popularty contest.

Now saying that, who cares if they get negged or rep? Billzone does it.

True, I can imagine what mine would have been over the last month with all the Buckeyes fans. :lol:

Mindwarp
01-10-2007, 09:56 AM
True, I can imagine what mine would have been over the last month with all the Buckeyes fans. :lol:

And that right there is why we no longer use it here. Do we still have it sure. its just deactivated.

To many people abused it when we did have it which caused it to go away.

Motion
01-10-2007, 10:07 AM
And that right there is why we no longer use it here. Do we still have it sure. its just deactivated.

To many people abused it when we did have it which caused it to go away.

Understandable.

NJFINSFAN1
01-10-2007, 01:27 PM
And that right there is why we no longer use it here. Do we still have it sure. its just deactivated.

To many people abused it when we did have it which caused it to go away.

You get rep from me!!!http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2007/01/posrep-1.gif

CrunchTime
01-10-2007, 02:09 PM
Unfortunately that system like the star rating system on threads get misused by malcontents and those who are envious or have issues with the posters.

It only works if all of members use it and not just the sourpuss members who go out of their way to rate negatively.

Mike13
01-10-2007, 02:27 PM
The system is flawed, hell I got neg.rep points for being a finfan on Billszone the first day I joined.

NJFINSFAN1
01-10-2007, 02:31 PM
The system is flawed, hell I got neg.rep points for being a finfan on Billszone the first day I joined.


http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2007/01/negrep-1.gif

Jimmy James
01-11-2007, 02:26 AM
The system is flawed, hell I got neg.rep points for being a finfan on Billszone the first day I joined.

That sounds like it works as it should, then.

Last I checked over there, I'm in the positive. :)

Mike13
01-11-2007, 03:21 PM
That sounds like it works as it should, then.

Last I checked over there, I'm in the positive. :)

So am I, but that was when I first joined.

So http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2007/01/negrep-1.gifhttp://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2007/01/negrep-1.gifhttp://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2007/01/negrep-1.gifhttp://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2007/01/negrep-1.gif you.

Majpain
01-11-2007, 04:12 PM
True, I can imagine what mine would have been over the last month with all the Buckeyes fans. :lol:

:cry:

NJFINSFAN1
01-11-2007, 05:34 PM
:cry:


http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2007/01/negrep-1.gif

dolphan117
01-11-2007, 10:15 PM
At first I wanted that feature to be used here but after watching how it plays out on other boards I don't anymore. Ends up creating a lot of drama and I don't think we are short on that as it is. :lol: You end up with threads being interrupted by "Why the heck did I get negged for this post!?!?" Which is sometimes a very ligament question as many posters just neg people they don't like without regard to the actual content of the post.

People like NJFINSFAN1. :evil: :njphins: :D

like2god
01-11-2007, 11:05 PM
That is the big downside to it: A popularity contest. I just figured it would be good as a tool to at least encourage people to improve the post quality, particularly in the football areas of the site. In general, noone would want the bad rep numbers, so it may help.

Anyway, just thought I'd throw it out there.

Rep points are a nice feature as long as people can be responsible with them. I'm a mod on a small private site and the rep points work well because everybody knows each other and gets along. It doesn't work on bigger sites because there is so much more opportunity for arguments and so many different personalities that are trying to make their POV heard. BillsZone is a good example of a place that has rep but the people misuse it. I'm not knocking the site, just the misuse of that feature.