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    i keep seeing ppl talk about rep, and i know how to give it, but does it do anything? how do i know if mine is good or bad?

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    alosha, i've tried to find past threads about the whole rep thing, and here's what i've found so far:

    http://www.bellydanceforums.net/chat...ont-wanna.html

    http://www.bellydanceforums.net/chat...eputation.html

    http://www.bellydanceforums.net/chat...een-boxes.html

    Hope these threads help clear things a bit. Frankly, I'm not much in favor of the rep system, but that's just me.

    I think (not sure) people earn a small amount of rep according to how many posts they have, but the majority of rep comes from those bestowing it upon a poster when he or she says something noteworthy that others agree with. A person can only give someone else rep once every twenty times (in other words, you have to rep 19 other different people before you can give the same person rep again). I think people who make some thoughtful posts end up getting lost in the shuffle with the current system. Not only that, I suspect that there have been a few who posted like crazy in order to earn rep. To me, if people aren't careful, the rep system can turn out like a bad popularity contest.

    Don't get me wrong, if someone says something thoughtful, informative, funny, or whatever, their contribution should get proper recognition. It's just that those little green boxes are just that: little green boxes. It's the person behind those little green boxes that matters.

    Meh, just look over me, I'm a bit weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farasha Hanem View Post
    alosha, i've tried to find past threads about the whole rep thing, and here's what i've found so far:

    http://www.bellydanceforums.net/chat...ont-wanna.html

    http://www.bellydanceforums.net/chat...eputation.html

    http://www.bellydanceforums.net/chat...een-boxes.html

    Hope these threads help clear things a bit. Frankly, I'm not much in favor of the rep system, but that's just me.

    I think (not sure) people earn a small amount of rep according to how many posts they have, but the majority of rep comes from those bestowing it upon a poster when he or she says something noteworthy that others agree with. A person can only give someone else rep once every twenty times (in other words, you have to rep 19 other different people before you can give the same person rep again). I think people who make some thoughtful posts end up getting lost in the shuffle with the current system. Not only that, I suspect that there have been a few who posted like crazy in order to earn rep. To me, if people aren't careful, the rep system can turn out like a bad popularity contest.

    Don't get me wrong, if someone says something thoughtful, informative, funny, or whatever, their contribution should get proper recognition. It's just that those little green boxes are just that: little green boxes. It's the person behind those little green boxes that matters.

    Meh, just look over me, I'm a bit weird.
    I agree REP to you for that (but maybe I'm just bitter because my idea for rewarding rep with a chocolate cake was never taken up )
    Alosha: don't worry I was on here for months until I worked out what rep is, I think most newbies are in the same situation. Which goes to shows thats it's not that important. However you can kind of track your rep by clicking 'User CP' and going to the bottom of the page - sometimes people write nice messages (which is great - better than the rep itself )

    Sita

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farasha Hanem View Post
    alosha, i've tried to find past threads about the whole rep thing, and here's what i've found so far:

    http://www.bellydanceforums.net/chat...ont-wanna.html

    http://www.bellydanceforums.net/chat...eputation.html

    http://www.bellydanceforums.net/chat...een-boxes.html

    Hope these threads help clear things a bit. Frankly, I'm not much in favor of the rep system, but that's just me.

    I think (not sure) people earn a small amount of rep according to how many posts they have, but the majority of rep comes from those bestowing it upon a poster when he or she says something noteworthy that others agree with. A person can only give someone else rep once every twenty times (in other words, you have to rep 19 other different people before you can give the same person rep again). I think people who make some thoughtful posts end up getting lost in the shuffle with the current system. Not only that, I suspect that there have been a few who posted like crazy in order to earn rep. To me, if people aren't careful, the rep system can turn out like a bad popularity contest.

    Don't get me wrong, if someone says something thoughtful, informative, funny, or whatever, their contribution should get proper recognition. It's just that those little green boxes are just that: little green boxes. It's the person behind those little green boxes that matters.

    Meh, just look over me, I'm a bit weird.

    i find weird to be quite comforting since i'm plagued with the disease myself. though i do find that when in the right company, weird is quite comfortable, and frankly, much more entertaining.




    thank you all again for your help

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    I don't think I have seen 20 different people I want to give rep to. I wish I knew who I had given it to so that I could stop wating my time giving it to people I can't

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    Sad i love chocolate cake...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sita View Post
    I agree REP to you for that (but maybe I'm just bitter because my idea for rewarding rep with a chocolate cake was never taken up )
    Alosha: don't worry I was on here for months until I worked out what rep is, I think most newbies are in the same situation. Which goes to shows thats it's not that important. However you can kind of track your rep by clicking 'User CP' and going to the bottom of the page - sometimes people write nice messages (which is great - better than the rep itself )

    Sita
    Awwww, see there? I just tried to give you rep, but I couldn't! I've always thought your Chocolate Cake Rep System was the best! Too bad Salome and Anatoly (I think I spelled his name wrong) can't figure out how to give cyber chocolate cake... XD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farasha Hanem View Post
    Awwww, see there? I just tried to give you rep, but I couldn't! I've always thought your Chocolate Cake Rep System was the best! Too bad Salome and Anatoly (I think I spelled his name wrong) can't figure out how to give cyber chocolate cake... XD
    That's because I don't deserve rep hahahah!!
    Sita

    P.S Cyber chocolate cake is a dream (prehaps one day it will be a reality )

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    I send rep as virtual hugs..... Reps reps reps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reen.Blom View Post
    I send rep as virtual hugs..... Reps reps reps
    A great big hug to you!! Welcome Back!

    Sita

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    It would also be really nice if you got notification of rep. It's nice to know what you got it for

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