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I apologise if this has been covered. I have searched in vain, honest.

Looking at my rep panel, I see comments from nice people. There are two flavours of rep icon - green and something else - I thinks it's blue. Anybody able to enlighten me on the significance of the colours? I know what the red ones mean!!

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The rep icon colors reflect how your reputation was influenced. Green is good, red is bad, and the greyish-blue is neutral meaning your reputation was not affected, either because the reputation was earned in the Community Center and not in a technical forum, or because the person giving the reputation was a newbie with not enough rep power to influence anything.

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when are we going to get colored icon for each post that has been up-repped or down-repped?

when are we going to get visible representation people who are so lousy, that they've been downvoted into the negative?

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I'm confused what you're asking. You can tell how people have been downvoted by looking at their profiles?

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Thanks for the explanation Dani. Makes sense now.

WRT visible overall rep - is this like the previous version of DW where members had those little green (or orange) rectangles next to their profiles in the posts? I have to admit, I quite liked those.

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WRT visible overall rep - is this like the previous version of DW where members had those little green (or orange) rectangles next to their profiles in the posts? I have to admit, I quite liked those.


yes, exactly.

having colored icons of some sort to indicate if a thread was positive or negative repped... and having the same colored system to indicate if a user was positive or negative repped, overall.

it gave me a sense of being able to know which threads and posters to pay attention to and which to disregard.

now i just have to disregard everyone

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The rep icon colors reflect how your reputation was influenced. Green is good, red is bad, and the greyish-blue is neutral meaning your reputation was not affected, either because the reputation was earned in the Community Center and not in a technical forum, or because the person giving the reputation was a newbie with not enough rep power to influence anything.

OK, that explain it. I was wondering.

Would it be a useful idea to change the color of CommCenter rep so it can be distinguished from "I'm not important yet" rep?

Edited by WaltP: n/a

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As a system, we don't distinuish the two. When someone gives reputation, we store in the database how much the reputation was altered. Both of those reasons, or a combination, cause it to be altered by 0.

We use the greyish icon when it was altered by 0 without a way in the database of distinguishing why.

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