RE: Get rid of the reputation system
I don't think it should be removed, just looked at again, it needs to be less 'abusable'.
Mind, I have no idea how to do that.
Also, as I think has been said before, it's more the people's action towards it. It seems as though some people think it's a toy, others think they need a good rep, for whatever reason, e.g. looking 'cool' or something.
I would say I don't care about my reps, but it's not true, and everyone knows it. I do care care, but not overly much. I admit, I'd much rather see a positive number there, and the higher the number the better. But In all honesty, it doesn't matter, I help if I can, that's enough. If someone doesn't have a big positive number under their name, it doesn't mean they don't help or can't help. So you shouldn't feel bad about having a low rep or something like that, which leads me back to the fact, some people want to be 'cool', look good in the other forum members eyes. But what does it matter as long as you help out?
Another thing, while I remember, is the constant 'n00b bashing' is really annoying. Not everyone's as smart as you. Though some people do lack some common sense ;p
Just try not to jump on the 'n00b' as quick, be nice, and if they're doing something wrong, PM them to say "hey, you shouldn't do XYZ blah blah blah" and report anything they've done if need be.
(And yes, I'm quite aware that I do this a lot('n00b bashing' that is) sorry, I'm trying to not to do it so much, I think a big problem here is a kind of 'peer pressure' type thing)
You don't need to negatively rep someone to tell them what they're doing wrong. PM THEM FOO!
Oh, and I don't mind the jokey stuff, like someone does something like messing up some BBcode and someone says "you phail at BBcode" or something, that's minor and is only a joke, and not exactly offensive, or harsh. But when someone(or a group of people, which seems to happen a lot) goes kingdom kong on someone's ass... =/
Okay, I went off-topic a bit I think, so sorry for that. I also wanted to say more, but i can't get the words out =s
Anywho, It's good, just needs to be more fool proof ;o
This post was edited on 02-24-2007 at 06:37 PM by vaccination.