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Windows 7: Reputation and Badges [7]

11 Mar 2012   #1731
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Hi Wolfgang - When JK was trying to entice me into BSOD threads I spent some time there looking around and got to know the crew a little more. Ultimately I decided to stick with the work I knew the best because I also don't enjoy that work as much. But I've grown to really respect the talent involved and often refer to it as "where the geniuses reside."

Now that I think about it, those Gurus surely deserve more rep than what I see them earning.

I hope I'm not stepping on any toes here. I only want to see hard work rewarded fairly. From what I've seen John has really tried to assure this. It's my own personal experience and I hope everyone else's.
Agree, Also see people with lot's of rep that I haven't seen before, just figured they spend their time in other SF forums.

The members in Crashes & Debugging work hard and, in my opinion deserve more rep than they get. This is due mostly to the hit and run new members and new members with low rep power.
It's interesting work that sometimes calls for investigative skills and lucky guesses

We all help in different areas and due to time constraints, different levels of post count. The best thing is that we are helping and learning.
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11 Mar 2012   #1732
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i'm one of the over-repped too, having got a fair chunk of it when you could get 200+ points in a morning for making a silly joke.

i probably don't rep enough either, especially for the difficult BSOD threads. I don't rep there because i never read there, so am unaware of all the hard work that goes on, because i've learned to try to only contribute to threads where i'm sure i know what i'm talking about (but still sometimes get it wrong!). life's too short to read every thread on the forum, so i'm highly selective and mainly jump in the fresh easy ones without a lot of replies.

slightly off-topic, and definitely not aimed at anyone, i'm not sure about rep being given to signature graphic makers. this is a tech-support forum, and members should be rewarded for helping solve computer problems, and not for their photoshop skills!
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11 Mar 2012   #1733
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Well, I personally disagree. It is a PC help forum, but there is a dedicated customization forum. The GFX team is helping fellow members, and are creating original artwork for us. They don't do it just to get repped, and if the admins didn't think it worthy, there would be no rep in that section. I think anyone who regularly supports the forum is eligible, and deserves rep. IMHO. A Guy
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11 Mar 2012   #1734
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

yes, customising the os/gui is enhancing the computer experience - but making a signature is a different thing all together - how does making a sig for somebody count as 'PC help'?
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11 Mar 2012   #1735
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i'm not sure what your point is, hoppy?

and who's arguing, and where is the flaming and bull? i see it as debate. nowt wrong with that!
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11 Mar 2012   #1736
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I agree, it is civil discussion. It is just opinions, the Admins set the rules, and they seem to agree. I'll bow out now as this is the Ruputation and Badges thread, and we are semi hijacking it

A Guy
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11 Mar 2012   #1737
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
How does making 2,000 posts in the Chill Room warrant ?
Mike
What's wrong in chillout ? Those posts are posts , after all . We know those are not valued .... coz one cannot have any rep for posting there.

BTW, I dont play word games there due to my lack of vocabulary .... not that I dont like those threads

Take it lightly, as I am, Mike (shortly I will reach 10,000 .... you know where my pain is ).
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11 Mar 2012   #1738
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Interesting arguments, that's for sure.

When I joined these forums I did so with the intention of trying to help others and increase my own knowledge of Windows 7.

The fact that I've been able to do both is testament to the good people on here who give of their valuable time so freely.

Personally, as far as rep goes, I can take it or leave it. It's nice to be recognised, but I think it's even nicer when you know you've helped someone.

Nobody forces us to take part in these forums, we do it of our own free will and if the rep system were to be scrapped, I'd still carry on.
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11 Mar 2012   #1739
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It is my observation that the rep system is a bit like the lottery. Sometimes you get a lot of reps for an insignificant one liner and at other times you get nothing for several days of hard work.

There seem to also be high times for reps when they are coming in like swarms of birds in the spring and at other times there is the great drought for days on end although you are doing exactly the same job as always.

I think the rep system is a nice touch, but we should not overrate it. I am happy when I could help solve a problem and when the OP says 'Thank you'. I don't think anybody here does spend his time in order to gain fame. The best part is anyhow that we as helpers probably learn the most from our activities - at least that is true for me.
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11 Mar 2012   #1740
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
It is my observation that the rep system is a bit like the lottery. Sometimes you get a lot of reps for an insignificant one liner and at other times you get nothing for several days of hard work.

There seem to also be high times for reps when they are coming in like swarms of birds in the spring and at other times there is the great drought for days on end although you are doing exactly the same job as always.

I think the rep system is a nice touch, but we should not overrate it. I am happy when I could help solve a problem and when the OP says 'Thank you'. I don't think anybody here does spend his time in order to gain fame. The best part is anyhow that we as helpers probably learn the most from our activities - at least that is true for me.
If you want to find out the true value of rep....tell a co-worker about it
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