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  1. SimplyEuphoric

    SimplyEuphoric TPF Noob!

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    I went to go and give someone feedback on a good, informational post and realized that on this forum there is no reputation system.

    I am an avid member of a Horse Forum, and on there we have a reputation system. That way, when someone posts an informational post, a nice post ect. you can give them a positive feedback. When someone post's something like a picture that they claim is theres but isn't they will get a negative feed back.

    I'm not sure if i'm allowed to do this, but... here is the website explaining it on the other forum:
    http://www.horsegroomingsupplies.com/horse-forums/faq.php?faq=rep_faq_1#faq_rep_faq_2

    Anyways, I thought it might be a good idea.
     
  2. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    We had that here when we first moved to Vbulletin.

    That idea crashed and burned in a big way. I'm sorry to say, it won't be making a reappearance here.
     
  3. SimplyEuphoric

    SimplyEuphoric TPF Noob!

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    Oh no! Well I can see where it might get out of hand. It really hasn't been a problem on the horse forum.
     
  4. sheyene29

    sheyene29 TPF Noob!

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    Hehehe, I'm on the same forum!! I like the rep system there!
     
  5. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I have seen a rep system work only once on the net and that is on a site where people really do not care about it - its also a small community (very very small compared to TPF) and that helps as you don't get gangs forming up.

    Rep systems always sound great and fun till some one (or a group os someones) decide to good rep each other for ages - thus meaning that they end up with godlike rep and can't be redded down even if they deserve it. Past that it does tend to fall apart and more established members tend to spend ages making thread after thread complaining about it ;)

    The only thing you could try would be a member comments box - add a comment to a member about a post would be all really
     
  6. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    And that's a pretty good summary of what happened here. ;)
     
  7. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    And this place has mature members in abundance = that was an example from a site with a huge young to older teen userbase!

    just goes to show that adults really are like kids sometimes ;);)
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Very true, but it only takes a few bad apples to ruin it for everyone. ;)
     
  9. Chiller

    Chiller Mental case

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    Here it became more of a game to see who could get the most green squares.:lol::lol: Im on 6 different forums, some with rep points and some without. On the ones with reps....they are all maxed out anyways, and you dont even know who has the most. I prefer forums without rep points. It tends to make things more equal across the board .
     
  10. Palyriot

    Palyriot TPF Noob!

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    The other forum I go on, NamePros.com, they have a rep system and it works perfectly. I think you can't give rep to the same person within 2 weeks, which prevents the stuff that all of you discussed before. Maybe the mods have a script that has every reputation given and they glance over it every once in a while to make sure they're legit. Probably would be too much though. But yah, the system works just fine there.
     
  11. Battou

    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    skieur TPF Noob!

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    Sounds like a popularity contest that has nothing to do with exchanging expertise or learning related to phtography.

    skieur
     

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