Getting rid of rep/thanks system?

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  1. Stealthdjentstic

    Stealthdjentstic Banned

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    ZEBOV and skeels like this.
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    MFB ExBendable

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    Personally I'm fine with getting rid of the like system entirely, as I've yet to find it serve a purpose; which leads me to wonder what the point was in the first place. I know there was a line saying how you can see the most liked posts in threads but still, most threads that need you to look for stuff like that you can skim through and find the big blocks of info and say "Huh, I bet that's useful!" Not to mention getting a notification for every like is ridiculously annoying and I can only imagine what the mods deal with :lol:
     
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    drmosh Sir Paul of the Mosh Contributor

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    Yeah, the like system seems pointless to me too. something needs to give
     
  4. Ryan-ZenGtr-

    Ryan-ZenGtr- SS.org Regular

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    The like system is good. If you're writing to someone and want them to check it out you like their post in the thread, then it comes up on their new status messages.

    It's handy to let people know you've replied to them and to check back in that thread.

    If you read this message due to being "liked" then it works, as I've "liked" all previous posts.
     
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    Stealthdjentstic Banned

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    I never check my Likes or visitor messages lol
     
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    MFB ExBendable

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    That to me is even MORE intrusive because now it seems like someone is going out of their way to respond back to you in a public manner vs. going to PMs or waiting for you to come back to the thread. It's e-nagging essentially; and no, I didn't come here because I saw the notification which I KNEW would be from this thread since complaining about the like system and then getting a like for it is "teh ultimate lulz" or so I've heard on these here intarwebs.

    Plus, what happens when someone such as myself who has a handful or so posts a day in a dozen different threads gets like 5-6 different notifications at once? Sure, I know someone then liked my post but that doesn't mean they responded to it - or if they did it could've been a quote with something as simple as the :agreed: guy added from their own post so why should I RUSH to read that?
     
  7. Xaios

    Xaios Foolish Mortal Contributor

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    I'm ambivalent towards the like system at this point.

    However, if they get rid of the rep system, I will kill myself. And when my tainted spirit finds its destination, I will topple the master of that dark place. From my black throne, I will lash together a machine of bone and blood, and fueled by my hatred this fear engine will bore a hole between this world and that one.

    When it begins, you will hear the sound of children screaming, as though from a great distance. A smoking orb of nothing will grow above your bed, and from it will emerge a thousand starving crows. As I slip through the widening maw in my new form, you will catch only a glimpse of my radiance before you are incinerated. Then, as tears of bubbling pitch stream down my face, my dark work will begin.

    I will open one of my six mouths, and I will sing the song that ends the Earth.

    :hber:
     
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    Zombie13 Guitartist

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    I like the rep system, negative rep comments are hilarious (please don't ban me mods, I'm not complaining about the negative rep or insulating them in anyway, please almighty mods please have mercy :( :( )
     
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    The "like" system is just as viable as it is on facebook.... take that however you'd like to ;)
     
  10. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    I think if I can ignore the "Like" notifications, anyone can. :lol:

    If you guys don't like the system, stop using it. I do find it funny that those who don't like it, or see no need for it have given hundreds of likes. :lol:
     
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    Rick ALL HAIL DJOD Forum MVP

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    All righty then.











    NO REP
     
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    bob123 Banned

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    but you've never participated. How can you know you dont like, if you've never even tried it!


    :wavey:
     
  13. Leuchty

    Leuchty Previously CYBERSYN

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    The worst thing with the "like" system is when you open an attachment and there is a big dirty bar going across half the picture. Just to say "x likes".

    I think "tagging" members would be more useful than "likes", imo.
     
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    Xaios Foolish Mortal Contributor

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    Aww. :(
     
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    I like the likes (licks are nice too).

    It's IMO better to click a like than it is to do this

    ^this
     
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    Pooluke41 H. Maddas

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    ^this
     
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    I think the like system is pretty good, instead of giving rep for a funny post you get likes. I think people just use the like system in place of rep sometimes, like if somebody gives you some really helpful advice in a thread you started you should give rep instead of likes etc. it just seems like people don't give out rep very freely, and when they do it's quite often neg rep lol.
     
  18. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Never said I didn't like (no pun) the system. I just don't use it. :)
     
  19. Xaios

    Xaios Foolish Mortal Contributor

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    Indeed, I have noticed a sort of etiquette system develop since the "Like" system was introduced. Now, if you're the OP in a thread, you're still going to get rep in the form of Thanks, but if you're posting in someone else's thread, if you post something funny, you'll get Likes (unless it's really funny, in which case you'll often get a LOT of likes and a bit of rep). Help someone out or simply lend your knowledge to the topic at hand in an informative, constructive and/or insightful manner, and people will often reward you with rep.

    It's fascinating to see how it comes together.

    Still though, Rep > Likes. :lol:
     
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    Metal_Webb Needs more strings

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