Rep System Gone in 2014

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  1. Danukenator

    Danukenator Kane's Bane

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    Alex mentioned in another thread that the system is going away in 2014.

    Will we lose the ability to "like" posts? Usually, I'll double check a thread where my posts are liked so I can see if I was quoted, etc.

    Will we still be able to "thank" people for good threads etc?

    I'm just curious what will be happening. If Alex sees this, any other changes coming along for 2014?
     
  2. Xaios

    Xaios Foolish Mortal Contributor

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    Not a fan of this change. :noway:

    If I had to guess, "Likes" will stay. "Thanks," however, will go out the door, as they're tied to the Rep system.

    Djod also disapproves.
     
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  3. dedsouth333

    dedsouth333 That one dude...

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    Yeah, I saw this in the other thread, too. It definitely sucks. Both of you (as well as many others) have accumulated a ton of pos rep. :(
     
  4. SpaceDock

    SpaceDock Shred till your dead

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    How will we know who has bought the best gear and made the snarkiest comments?
     
  5. leonardo7

    leonardo7 Banned

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    Nothing has to be tied to anything. It would not be hard to just remove the negative reputation option as well as maybe the ability to anonymously sign even the positive reputation. This way people cant anonymously leave negative comments tied to a positive rep.

    I say leave it as is. Ive been given dumb neg rep things like "we all know that you like to take advantage of the market" when Im selling a guitar for less than I got it for, or "which parent buys you your guitars" when Im in my 30's and own a business. So in the end I just saw the humor in the comments. I say just keep the neg rep option and leave it alone but maybe get rid of the 'anonymous' ability to leave a comment, or just get rid of commenting on neg rep entirely if something MUST be changed.
     
  6. Xaios

    Xaios Foolish Mortal Contributor

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    I'd be lying if I said this had nothing to do with my dissatisfaction with the decision. Honestly, yeah, I'm a bit of a rep-addict. I yearn for the pleasure of seeing that gold bar tip at the end of my long green shaft. But hey, I like to think that I got to this point by making funny and/or useful posts (this one obviously being more of the former than the latter), and by generally contributing to the health of the forum. At the end of the day though, I do it because I like it here. Removing the rep system could change the fundamental tone of the forum. I moderated another music forum for years where there was no way gauge the usefulness of any other member beyond whether or not they were currently banned, and honestly, the place was a wretched hive of scum and villainy compared to SSO. I don't want SSO to become that place.
     
  7. FireInside

    FireInside THE. DEAD. SEASON.

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    Lame. :noway: Keep it how it is.

    How about a link to that thread?
     
  8. Danukenator

    Danukenator Kane's Bane

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    I DIDN'T want to start a debate about the decision, I was more curious what the details of it were and what other things may be changing.

    I'm sure a debate will result in a swift :locked:
     
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    tommychains That Guy

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    Don't forget about his trusty sidekick, :ban:
     
  10. Danukenator

    Danukenator Kane's Bane

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    Shit, I'm on X-mas break with tennis elbow, I'd be super sad! :lol:
     
  11. The Reverend

    The Reverend GHETTO KING OF SWAG

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    I'm guessing only the rep system will be disabled (much to my outrage). The 'likes' were implemented well after rep was a thing, and actually never contributed to rep anyway. If that were the case, I'd have a gold bar.
     
  12. Xaios

    Xaios Foolish Mortal Contributor

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    I PM'd Alex, and he informed me thusly (and properly gave me permission to state in public, in case anyone was wondering) that, basically, he was kidding.

    Let us all breathe a collective sigh of relief. And crack a beer to our (currently) benevolent overlord.
     
  13. The Reverend

    The Reverend GHETTO KING OF SWAG

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    Thanks be to Djod.
     
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    HUGH JAYNUS Formerly DJIMBO

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    I don't mind. I've been here for a while and noticed the rep is more of a popularity contest than anything. The one or two neg reps I have were completely pointless and undeserved. And I haven't earned any pos for anything helpful I've done, albeit I am not on as frequently as those who have tons of it. It seems to me like cliques in high school. The bros stick together and everyone else either gets nothing or you just don't like the way they look or some stupid shit, and neg rep em.

    I can see its usefulness. But if its kept it should need approval I think

    And I have earned a wee bit of pos. But almost ALL of it was for one damn thread. A NGD. While other things I've done which I would consider more useful I've gained nothing.
     
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    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    Yeah, I could have gone either way. Rep really doesn't make any difference, because there is nothing awarded with it, it's private, and it has no effect on daily life. I'm a huge fan of the like system because it allows me to communicate to others that I agree with them, understand them, etc. And I don't have to quote their message in a post just to say so. I actually find I really miss it on other sites, like MG.org.
     
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    Eh, I don't really care about the rep system..
     
  17. asher

    asher So Did We

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    I agree with most of the pro-rep sentiments, and also want to sort of restate techno's post - even not at a mod level, it makes it pretty obvious who's a serial troll.
     
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    flexkill Vodka & PentaTonic

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    Neg Rep for all of you!!! Muhahahahahaaaa!!!!!:mrburns:
     
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    JoshuaVonFlash SSBRO.org regular

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    You You MONSTER!!!! :scream: :lol:
     
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    Rick ALL HAIL DJOD Forum MVP

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