Thank People By Boosting Their Reputation

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  1. Pony99CA

    Pony99CA Active Member

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    Thank People By Boosting Their Reputation

    vBulletin supports "reputation". If somebody helps you here, boost their reputation (by clicking the little [​IMG] icon under their user details). It's a little way of thanking them. :smile:

    You can also decrease their reputation, but that should be reserved for spammers and trolls, I think. Besides, I'm not sure, but I think people can see who has changed their reputation, so they could retaliate. :wink:

    Steve
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    I'm reporting this post as we speak.:tounge::tounge:
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    Reputation

    Don't make me drop your reputation. :laugh2:

    Steve
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    inf3st New Member

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    lol i don't have a reputation anywayz

    atleast i don't think

    how do i check?
  5. Pony99CA

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    Checking Reputation

    Hover over the little green box under your post count.

    Steve
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    well i guess i know were i'm goin.
  7. tilley

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    Thanks Pony99CA

    Pony99CA should have a Ferarris's power horse engine under his Mustangs hood. Bravo for his precise technical contribution to this forum! :laugh2:
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    Boosting Reputation

    Thanks. :wink: However, when I said to boost my reputation, I meant to click the [​IMG] icon under my name. I'm editing my initial post to use that image....

    Steve
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    inf3st New Member

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    How do you check othere peoples rep?
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    Checking Reputation

    Good question. I haven't found a way to do it yet. The best thing I've come up with is going to the Member List and sorting by Reputation. You can't see any values, but you can see their rankings.

    I'm an admin on another vBulletin board, so I'll have to see what happens there. We don't have Reputation enabled there, but I may be able to see where the counts are stored. I think the admin can define Reputation levels (similar to post count levels), but I'm not sure.

    Steve
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    i do, i do... more then a few times already, great feature.
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    inf3st New Member

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    I figured this out. Just go to Member list and the arange them by rep. Mine blows:gasp:
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    What do you mean yours blows? You are up there. I am not sure the rep thing means much anyway. The only thing you can do is arrange them in the memberlist? That is kinda lame, need to add more features or something.
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    Sorting By Reputation

    Didn't I say you could do that back on 1/24? :wink: The problem is that you don't see any numbers, so you don't know if you're only one point above somebody or 20 points.

    I did forget to come back here and post what I assume are the default values, though. Here they are:
    1. User is infamous around these parts -999999
    2. User can only hope to improve -50
    3. User has a little shameless behaviour in the past -10
    4. User is an unknown quantity at this point 0
    5. User is on a distinguished road 10
    6. User will become famous soon enough 50
    7. User has a spectacular aura about 150
    8. User is a jewel in the rough 250
    9. User is just really nice 350
    10. User is a glorious beacon of light 450
    11. User is a name known to all 550
    12. User is a splendid one to behold 650
    13. User has much to be proud of 1000
    14. User has a brilliant future 1500
    15. User has a reputation beyond repute 2000
    Everybody starts with 10 points, and so far nobody has progressed past that level.

    Hardly. As bpaul noted, you're actually pretty high -- 4th out of over 11,000 users isn't too shabby.

    Steve
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    What Reputation Means

    Reputation is kind of like feedback on eBay. For each post somebody makes, you can rate it positively or negatively (or leave it alone, of course). If somebody helps you, give their rep a boost. If somebody says something particularly insightful, give their rep a boost. If somebody helps you by pointing you to another post that helps you, give both people's reps a boost. Presumably, the higher somebody's reputation, the more helpful that person has been.

    I think it's an attempt to allow ranking users based on something other than post count. (A high post count doesn't necessarily mean somebody's been helpful.) Of course, reputation could turn into a popularity contest if "popular" members get boosts and "unpopular" members take hits. Even worse, the numbers could be gamed by people agreeing to vote each other's posts higher (and, even worse, other people's posts lower).

    I suggested using it with the hope that people wouldn't do those things, of course (which is why I suggested only giving negative reputation for spammers and trolls).

    And, yes, it could be better. :smile: For example, I think that showing reputation counts on the Member List would be useful and encourage using it more. I also think a user should be able to see which posts have gotten positive and negative feedback and the associated comments (but not the name of the person giving the feedback, of course).

    Steve
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    What you suggest would be sweet Steve. Any possibility to do this?
    Can you rate people while surfing this forum on the Q?
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    Possibilities

    You can already do this. See the first post in the thread to see how.

    First, you aren't actually rating people directly. You're rating their posts, but you can theoretically vote on each post they've made.

    As for accessing it from the Q, I have no idea. I don't do much forum reading on the Q (I'm very nearsighted and the Pocket IE font is too small even at maximum zoom). Give it a try and let us know what happens. :wink:

    Steve
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    LoL I started with 10 points and have 12 now. So i'm only that high up because steve told someone to give me points. LOL
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    It's Worse

    It's worse than that. I gave you a boost early in this thread as a test to see how it worked. People need to get in the spirit a bit more.

    Steve
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    I gave both of you a boost, because as far as I can tell you two are the backbone of these forums.

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