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Windows 7: Reputation and Badges [10]

07 Apr 2015   #1601
ignatzatsonic

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I agree that replacing the scales icon with a like button would make more sense. I'm not going to lose sleep over it, though (leaving to take a nap).
Rep is normally what boosts most members motivation to post reply's and quality topics on a Forum.
That's rank conjecture. In my opinion.

A "like" button would be one more sign of the apocalypse. In my opinion. I want fewer signs, not more.

Are we so far gone into social media, Facebook, and the "thumbs up" mentality that they must be aped at every possible opportunity?

Frankly---I've been on the net for 20 years and have never seen a tech forum with any type of rep system other than this forum.
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07 Apr 2015   #1602
Lady Fitzgerald

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
...Frankly---I've been on the net for 20 years and have never seen a tech forum with any type of rep system other than this forum.
It's actually fairly common. These do, for starters:

https://discuss.howtogeek.com/

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07 Apr 2015   #1603
Kari

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That may be true for you but be careful about assuming it is true for others. It isn't for me and there are plenty of others I'm reasonably sure feel the same as I do.
See, we do not always disagree .
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07 Apr 2015   #1604
lehnerus2000

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I have a principle never to rep anyone who I have seen begging the rep, be it in a sig, included in a post or in a visitor or private message sent to me.
I thought that begging for Rep was against the forum rules:
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No Rep begging or abuse of the Rep System.
http://www.sevenforums.com/misc.php?do=showrules
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
A "like" button would be one more sign of the apocalypse. In my opinion. I want fewer signs, not more.
Since I seem to have provoked this discussion, I will just restate that (IMO) the "scales" icon is basically meaningless.
New "whippersnapper" members would understand a "Like" button.

The "Thumbs Up" icon in TenForums is more meaningful.
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08 Apr 2015   #1605
Lady Fitzgerald

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
That may be true for you but be careful about assuming it is true for others. It isn't for me and there are plenty of others I'm reasonably sure feel the same as I do.
See, we do not always disagree .
Never said we did.
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08 Apr 2015   #1606
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
That may be true for you but be careful about assuming it is true for others. It isn't for me and there are plenty of others I'm reasonably sure feel the same as I do.
Well said!

In my more than 5 years of SF life, I have never seen that a person motivated by reps and badges could continue here for long.

There was a like system here for a few days which failed to sustain.
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09 Apr 2015   #1607
marsmimar

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Just one more opinion, if I may. When I first joined this Forum in Dec 2009 I was a total newbie when it came to Windows 7 having migrated directly from XP. As far as the Forum goes, I didn't even know there was a rep system or that I had been repped for a few answers I gave until a couple of months after the fact. Once I learned about the repping system I said to myself, "That's cool."

Over the years I've seen a lot of people banned from the Forum for various violations, some involving the rep system. I've seen other people who joined the Forum months (and in a few cases years) after me who have achieved more reps, more medals, and more status. But in the end, I find the friendships I've made and the knowledge I've gained to be so much more rewarding than reps or medals.
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09 Apr 2015   #1608
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
But in the end, I find the friendships I've made and the knowledge I've gained to be so much more rewarding than reps or medals.
Extremely well said .
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09 Apr 2015   #1609
Lady Fitzgerald

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But in the end, I find the friendships I've made and the knowledge I've gained to be so much more rewarding than reps or medals.
Extremely well said .
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09 Apr 2015   #1610
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Just one more opinion, if I may. When I first joined this Forum in Dec 2009 I was a total newbie when it came to Windows 7 having migrated directly from XP. As far as the Forum goes, I didn't even know there was a rep system or that I had been repped for a few answers I gave until a couple of months after the fact. Once I learned about the repping system I said to myself, "That's cool."

Over the years I've seen a lot of people banned from the Forum for various violations, some involving the rep system. I've seen other people who joined the Forum months (and in a few cases years) after me who have achieved more reps, more medals, and more status. But in the end, I find the friendships I've made and the knowledge I've gained to be so much more rewarding than reps or medals.
I think you deserve a Rep for that post.
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