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    Rep system functionality

    Fuck you, this gets its own thread now that the other one is redundant.

    The rep system as it stands now is pretty worthless. If all you can do is give rep, and you can't even disable your own (!), what's the point? If the idea was to stop abuse and circle jerks, well that's not happening. Trusting the staff with -rep but then not letting the rest of us do it is insulting and invites abuse from people who already have plenty of power. The difference is that it's a lot more noticeable when they abuse their banning and editing powers than when they decide to abuse rep.

    There was never a problem with abuse. A handful of really shitty posters made some terrible forum drama threads (a rather serious violation of the AUP from what I recall?) and it fizzled out. Oh no. Retaliatory rep wasn't much of a thing since you only take half what you give, and even when it did become a thing, the better posters would naturally rise to the top and be able to beat out shitty whiny posters so they wouldn't even have the rep power to retaliate. It was a perfectly fine self-regulating system, all you guys had to do was actually enforce the rules so maybe I guess I can see where the problem was.

    If you aren't going to let us have the same powers you are, here are some solutions:
    1. Remove your own ability to -rep as well
    2. Make users able to disable their rep (why this doesn't appear to be an option is beyond me)
    3. Remove rep entirely again until such time as you decide to implement it properly, not in some half-ass mollycoddling way that makes it pointless in the first place.
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    rep's fucking serious as shit

    e: but yeah I agree, they can already infract, and that should be the only way to reduce rep if none of us can. I'd prefer that.
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    good thing my life revolves around some green bars
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    Re: Rep system functionality

    This is why we can't have nice things...

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    Re: Rep system functionality

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrickssj6 View Post
    good thing my life revolves around some green bars
    Actually it does...It's called money.
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    a note to all users who can give -rep: join irc for a briefing on the campaign to stop rossmum posting. thank u and good lukc
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    the final solution to the rossmum problem
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    Re: Rep system functionality

    i respect where youre coming from here ross, and your points are perfectly valid. the only issue is that at this point, rep doesnt seem to even matter. im sure im not the only one who noticed it was re-enabled and thought "lol, rep. i remember that". it now serves more of a novelty purpose than an actual deterrent to shit posting. anybody still frequenting this site thats going to cause drama will not be threatened by an impending -rep bomb, because of the novelty nature of it.

    basically, at this point, im assuming the people who refrain from shit posting do so out of respect for everyone else, and those who do shit post are established members doing it for the lols, so the -rep wont even matter to them.

    E: that said, were this still an active modding site with a steady influx of new members, i would be totally on board with your points.
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    Re: Rep system functionality

    Quote Originally Posted by KingFisher View Post
    Actually it does...It's called money.
    hmm actually...no.


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    i agree with your points, but an unserious forum needs an unserious system
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