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    Reputation System Enhancements

    As I've promised, I have been working on refining the reputation system to minimize it's perceived importance as well as to try and make it more credible.

    The first thing I did was remove the green and red images that appear under a user's name in posts and on their profile page.

    The next thing I've done was remove the anonymous aspect of leaving rep. From now on you will be able to see who left you positive and negative rep points.

    Any suggestions on other tweaks or enhancements?

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    Re: Reputation System Enhancements

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    Reputation System Enhancements

    As I've promised, I have been working on refining the reputation system to minimize it's perceived importance as well as to try and make it more credible.

    The first thing I did was remove the green and red images that appear under a user's name in posts and on their profile page.

    The next thing I've done was remove the anonymous aspect of leaving rep. From now on you will be able to see who left you positive and negative rep points.

    Any suggestions on other tweaks or enhancements?

    Thanks!
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    Jeremy,

    You are awesome!

    Actually I really don't care, but at least I know the fine folks who took me from a rep level of 400 or so to -500 because I stated I didn't like the feature.

    Maybe now people we see me post positive rep, and as the little message states "maybe I'll be lucky enough to receive the same back in return"


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    Re: Reputation System Enhancements

    I think it's a great idea, Jer, to make it visible. That should alleviate the problem of people posting others' names when leaving neg rep.


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    Re: Reputation System Enhancements

    I just left my first negative rep while having my name visible, and I'm feelin pretty solid about it. Enjoy, VII_Fe!



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    Re: Reputation System Enhancements

    Perfect! Some people now have some explaining to do!!

    Just kidding, i'm over it...



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    Re: Reputation System Enhancements

    Quote Originally Posted by madcityCY View Post
    Perfect! Some people now have some explaining to do!!

    Just kidding, i'm over it...
    I've concluded this: some people couldn't buy a sense of humor with a $100 bill hanging out of their zipper.


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    Re: Reputation System Enhancements

    hahaha!

    nice! I couldn't agree more. That's the hardest thing to take!



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    Re: Reputation System Enhancements

    Well According to m-w.com:

    Main Entry: rep·u·ta·tion
    Pronunciation: "re-py&-'tA-sh&n
    Function: noun
    Etymology: Middle English reputacion, from Anglo-French, from Latin reputation-, reputatio consideration, from reputare
    1 a : overall quality or character as seen or judged by people in general b : recognition by other people of some characteristic or ability <has the reputation of being clever>
    2 : a place in public esteem or regard : good name <trying to protect his reputation>
    - rep·u·ta·tion·al /-shn&l, -sh&-n&l/ adjective


    Unfortunately I am having trouble determining what the numerical representation of reputation translates to. Jeremy, you clearly have programming experience... so you're typecasting reputation as an integer. Is there some sort of enumeration going on? If so... I'm curious what each number represents. Seeing how Angie has 19646... that's quite a few different options for an enumeration.

    Well, I can only hope that my number correlates to a reputation of "well known for his physical prowess. One of the more sexy and attractive members of the online community. Irresistable to women, an inspiration to men, the Kevin Durant of college basketball.

    But I suppose I'll settle for: eh, he's okay...



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    Re: Reputation System Enhancements

    what's the point of rep? just seems to get some of the girls here hysterical.



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    Re: Reputation System Enhancements

    Great idea! The only other thing I can think of would be to have a little sidebar with a number representing the straight number of positive vs. negative reps left, like.......(55/30). That might balance it a little bit, as right now you could have a really good or really bad rep based on the rep level of the people you agree with or disagree with.


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    Re: Reputation System Enhancements

    Quote Originally Posted by doofus_king View Post
    what's the point of rep? just seems to get some of the girls here hysterical.
    We all know that when a girl is complimented (even unnecessarily), they feel pretty. Now, when she gets positive rep, it's unimaginable how excited she'll get. Needless to say, the only reason it's here is to make all of our lives easier by having happy women around.


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    Re: Reputation System Enhancements

    While having good rep is always nice, the whole rep thing really doesn't make a huge difference to me. I do like the fact that you need to leave your name there (for accountability). Good job Jeremy...



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    Re: Reputation System Enhancements

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    The only other thing I can think of would be to have a little sidebar with a number representing the straight number of positive vs. negative reps left, like.......(55/30). That might balance it a little bit, as right now you could have a really good or really bad rep based on the rep level of the people you agree with or disagree with.
    I think this is a great idea!



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