Lets Add a Reputation Feature

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  1. TUX424

    TUX424 TPF Noob!

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    I thought of this idea while viewing one of the other forums that i belong to(It's not a photoforum). Anyway i was thinking that one of the MOD could add a feature that would allow people to have reputation so the newbies to the site such as me have a better idea for who is a trustable source when giving advice. I think that it would be pretty simple just have a bar at the bottom of there posting that said +rep this person or somthing. Any it was just an idea not a big idea if it never gets off the ground. Just thought that it would be a way to improve the site. PM or write here if anyone has any questions.
    PS i could get a screen shot of what it lookes it looks like at other fourms.
    Thanks for viewing :D
     
  2. Photonic Harmony

    Photonic Harmony TPF Noob!

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    It sounds like a good idea on the surface, but it wouldn't be indicative of the quality of the information, nor the trustworthyness of it. Look at how many people voted for Bush :)
     
  3. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    No!
    there are some reputation vote methods like this round the net, but the only ones that work like you say are where the votes are moderated by a chosen panel of key members - that way it avoids people just voting for the heck of it - it also stops vote collectors just registering a few different accounts and adding their own votes to themselves

    edit - this site did have a rep feature at one time in its past - and it did not work (ie members were not mature ;)) so it was removed
     
  4. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    We had the reputation feature for a while. I don't know all the details but it wasn't really working as it was supposed to, so we ditched it.
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Abused by members to the point of total meaninglessness. It's unlikely we'll ever flip that switch again. :lol:
     
  6. TUX424

    TUX424 TPF Noob!

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    well my bad i was unaware that, that feat. was once here since i have only been here since aug. 200
    my mistake
     
  7. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Even if you mean AD, that is quite a long time! :lmao:
     
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    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    I seem to remember that it was also abused by the Mods. Didn't someone get given infinite bad rep? :lol:
     
  9. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I have seen mega repping - but never infinite repping!
     
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    TUX424 TPF Noob!

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    ive seen its over -9000 rep
    and i ment aug. 2008 haha
    :D
     
  11. Chiller

    Chiller Mental case

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    It was a great idea. Gave us something to do.
    But seriously, it got abused, and became a popularity contest. I lost.:lol:
     
  12. abraxas

    abraxas No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    If there were only a way to make reputations part of our permanent record!
     

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