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Reputation System Scrapped

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Old 07-22-2005, 09:52 AM
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Default Reputation System Scrapped

After numerous cases of abuse, the reptuation system has been scrapped. I realize in retrospect that it took a bit away from the "friendly" atmosphere of the community, as members expressed their pleasure or displeasure of other members on the site.
 
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Old 07-22-2005, 10:36 AM
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Default Re: Reputation System Scrapped

I am sorry you had to scrap the reputation portion of this site. I considered it a very important part of the system and will miss having it available.

In my early days on this site, I would look carefully at the reputation before I would take a bit of advice seriously. For someone entering into the forum, looking for a quick answer or bit of advice, that reputation number is invaluable.

I have participated in several other forums that have reputation or karma calculations, and have never seen problems. However, they had some rules about the calculations that seems to help (EG, Discussion of reputation in a thread was strictly forbidden, the post would be removed immediately).

Hopefully, you might consider to have it return after the excitement from this week's activities subsides.
 
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Old 07-22-2005, 10:54 AM
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For the clueless -- what abuse ?
 
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Old 07-22-2005, 10:57 AM
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In particular, between a certain member, his other aliases and a couple separate members. In the future I will reconsider the reputation system, but for now it's simply not an option.
 
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Old 07-22-2005, 11:38 AM
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Are your saying the system was gamed ?

I understand why a person would inflate their Ebay ratings -- but GH ?!??
 
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Old 07-22-2005, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by EricGo
Are your saying the system was gamed ?

I understand why a person would inflate their Ebay ratings -- but GH ?!??
Sad isn't it?
 
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Old 07-22-2005, 06:00 PM
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Default Re: Reputation System Scrapped

Originally Posted by EricGo
Are your saying the system was gamed ?

I understand why a person would inflate their Ebay ratings -- but GH ?!??
So long as any form of system exists, there will always be someone who wants to cheat the system.
 
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Old 07-22-2005, 06:30 PM
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I thought you could regulate how many times a person could give reputation to another user. In another forum people are pretty much limited to gving rep once to any other individual.
 
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Old 07-22-2005, 08:32 PM
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I'm since been told the abuse was in giving multiple negative ratings to one of the members by using aliases.

I'm kind of surprised that a new member has any rating power at all, actually.
 
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Old 07-22-2005, 08:49 PM
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Not exactly how it worked, but let's just leave it be
 

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