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Do you use the reputation system on these forums?

I think we should use them more often :)
And it should be more widely promoted, as in making it more obvious in posts and such.

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I voted that I didn't know it existed ;) You guys probably don't believe me though. :( In all seriousness, I don't really use it.

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Yep! Not a lot though.

I use it to give a gong to people who are being really stupid by posting comments that are offensive or abusive. I use it to give kudos to people who contribute something that strikes me as rather special.

But I'm rather sparing with the handing out of either of those.

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I do fairly often. The only thing is, I always get the message that I need to spread reputation around before giving it to <insert member here>

C'mon guys, make those posts so I can give you reputation!

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totally agree :D
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Q. Do I use this system?
A. There are some advantages to using this system.

Advantages

  • Is the person trustworthy
  • Do they often give useful information
  • Are they respected in this community

I do my best to fall under all of those categories, as majority of my posts are informational. The more reputation someone has, the better chance of being heard as valid will increase. Reputation is simply an overall quality seen or judged by people in general. Having esteem is one thing, and detesting or loathing is another.


- Stack Overflow

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nice reasoning
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