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Thread: A suggestion, disable the green/red square reputation system

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    Certified SG Addict Brent's Avatar
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    A suggestion, disable the green/red square reputation system

    I vote to remove the green/red square rating system.

    It was neat when it was introduced when the forum moved to the latest VB, but I don't think it is serving a real purpose here on SG. It is abused.

    It doesn't do this forum any good and is distracting and making people bitter towards each other, there are always new threads about someone mad at a negative remark they got etc...

    If it weren't there I think this place would be better off.

    Maybe put it to a member vote?

    Thank you for listening Admins
    Last edited by Brent; 10-05-04 at 03:44 PM.

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    I have mine disabled, I don't see where it serves any useful purpose.
    I don't know the same things you don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent
    Maybe put it to a member vote?
    *looks at long line of red blocks*

    I have voted.

    (talking as if Philip isn't in the room) This isnít an either it stays... or either it goes issue. You (as do I) have the freedom of choice to decide if I want to have reputation points showing or not.

    A blanket policy of no rep points serves the agenda of those who are hurt or irritated by a negative remark. It happens every day in real life. People talk behind your back if you like it or not. On the Internet it is possible to express feelings anonymous with rep point.

    No one likes getting shot at from the dark but then it is YOUR decision to NOT read the rep points given to you (User CP) and for you NOT to show your reputation.

    I would prefer to have individual freedom of choice without it always having to be controlled by majority rule because of the needs of the one.
    People will forget what you said... and people will forget what you did... but people will never forget how you made them feel.

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    I have noticed that certain people get multiple rep points based on gender alone. I've seen someone who has a female user name get hundreds of rep points and they have only been a member for two weeks. Then on the oposite side, you have members who have been here a LONG time who don't get too many. So, yes, I agree with you Brent, the rep point thing can be abused. However, I really don't think it is so bad that we need to get rid of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunster
    However, I really don't think it is so bad that we need to get rid of it.


    green square on the way....
    People will forget what you said... and people will forget what you did... but people will never forget how you made them feel.

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    Mad Doctor only likes it cause he has a red square monopoly

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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF
    Mad Doctor only likes it cause he has a red square monopoly
    Want to join the club? Just insult Philip or Ken in such a way that they dribble your rep down to -273640694587.
    People will forget what you said... and people will forget what you did... but people will never forget how you made them feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadDoctor
    Want to join the club? Just insult Philip or Ken in such a way that they dribble your rep down to -273640694587.
    I'll do my part to bring it back up.

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    The idea seemed like it had potential if used properly but it only was by a few people.
    I turned mine off awhile back and had Ken trim my post count a bit. The e-penis aspect of it all kinda got old.

    I think Philip keeps it on to give people a choice to use it or not. He seems like the type of guy who likes to give people options which is aways a good thing.

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