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04-28-2010, 01:08 PM   #31
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It depends on the user.

Each user has a 'reputation power' which is computed as follows:

1 + whole years of membership + floor(postcount/1000) + floor (reputation score/100).

For example, yours would be 1 + 1 + 0 + 0. Each time you leave reputation, you'd increase someone's score by 2.

Let's take mine as a second example. It would be: 1 + 3 + 6 + 0. So every time I leave reputation, I increase the member's score by 10.

This scales very slowly, and thus makes for an overall well-balanced system


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04-28-2010, 01:15 PM   #32
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I guess I am missing something what are the usefull benefits of this reputation thing? are others able to see the ranking or is it something that only the Mods and the actual person checking his reputation be able to see them? just a little confused by all of it is all
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The system has a threefold purpose:

-Users can see appreciative comments about their posts (in the User CP)
-Helpful users are publicly recognized, as reputation icons are shown in your profile
-High reputation leads to bonuses- Pentaxian status @1000 rep, and maybe more later on!

Note that the actual reputation value isn't visible publicly. However, there are reputation 'levels' defined, and each one comes with a descriptive string along with a set of icons.

The current intervals are split at 0/10/25/50/100/150/250/350/500/750/1000/1500/2000/4000/10000.

That last rank will have a LOT of medals shown in the profile, hehe

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Wouldn't it be good to appear under the user's name in the forum, so that if one is reading another's advice, a quick glance at their rep would indicate whether or not one should grant creedance to said advice?

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If I figure out a way to integrate it cleanly, then I most definitely will. However, at the moment it seems like there's no room left. Perhaps I could place the icons inside the actual popup (although that would sort of be defeating the 'reference' aspect)?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Arpe Quote
Wouldn't it be good to appear under the user's name in the forum, so that if one is reading another's advice, a quick glance at their rep would indicate whether or not one should grant creedance to said advice?
People aren't going to be voting on how credible the person is.

They'll use what psychologists call the "genital-based" assessment criteria.
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IMO this is another "improvement" of questionable merit.

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I do wonder about the pain-in-the-butt/benefit equation.

Anyway, it doesn't seem to be working. As far as I can tell I've gotten no reputation points! ME! Either it's busted or there's a conspiracy against me or you all are a bunch of ungrateful dolts. I mean, I take a lot of time dispensing opinions of questionable value here and what thanks do I get? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?! Let me tell you this: if I don't get 337 points by the end of the day, I am so out of here!

Sorry--I had to get that out of my system ;~)

Seriously, though, there are a lot of folks here who have been incredibly helpful and who I look forward to acknowledging. I just hope it doesn't become the focus of obsessive contention.

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I generally hate ranking systems on forums. Everyone on on the is pretty much equal, and any inequalities should be kept to yourself. Believe it or not, I try to judge people on a per-post basis. Only very obvious trolls or spammers really get me.
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Please give us the option to hide reputations of others.
I'd rather not see them lest they prejudice my opinion.

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What do you mean? It's hardly visible as it is- just don't look!

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It's hardly visible as it is- just don't look!
So what's the point?

Is this just a Web-2-point-0 "social" thing?
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See earlier in the thread for an answer to that question. And no, it certainly isn't web 2.0. Most of the web 2.0 crap is disabled on our forum.

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I hope for a large rep as it will look good on my resume.
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Interesting view as a web-based forum is almost by definition web 2.0.

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