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Windows 7: Rep Recognition

10 Apr 2011   #1

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
Rep Recognition

I am wondering just how a person is alerted to the fact that they have received rep on any particular thread? The reason that I ask is because it seems that when I do rep someone, they are aware of it in very short order, because of their responses in my visitor messages.

I have never received any kind of notice of rep given me (not that it happens too often), but the only way I know of rep that I have received is to click my own rep scale, and that only gives me a total count, and no way to know when, where or by whom it was received. I'm sure that there must be a better way to know the score than that?

EDIT: I found a partial explanation in the sticky on Rep And Badges, but I find it hard to believe that everybody keeps checking that manually throughout the day.
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10 Apr 2011   #2
Orbital Shark


You'll find that a lot of people do actually check periodically (as sad as it sounds, I still do )
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10 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I never used to but now, if I've been active on a thread, I check. It's not so much that I'm concerned about getting rep, I rarely do, but I'm worried that someone will rep me and I will miss it and not thank them.
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10 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?

Yep User CP at the top of the page takes you right to the rep page and yes you should check it once a day/week to give thanks for rep as the 2 above posters pointed out, especially important if you have had a "dry spell"
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10 Apr 2011   #5
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

i long ago bookmarked 'user cp' as my sevenforums 'home' page.

i can instantly see replies to subscribed threads, as well as recent reps given to/from me.

in fact i very rarely visit the real home page at all.
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10 Apr 2011   #6
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

I usually check it early and then sometime during the day.

Just to send Thanks if anything was posted.

It seemed to be unwritten forum etiquette by others when I joined.
I continue the etiquette and other newer members mostly follow the example of others as I did.

When I get a Thank You from given rep two or three days later almost if not all have sent me a "Sorry just noticed...." or similar VM.

I have given two reps since last August and received no acknowledgment.
That is an excellent indication of a great group of people and a very polite forum.

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10 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1

I thought that you had to keep the badges and rep points that add up, but then a kind admin removed the badges and set my rep to zero. I'm happy to know that the badges won't be coming back, too bad that it is still possible to receive rep, but at least it doesn't show now.

Of course I gave rep to those who have helped me out (the information is in the usercp), but I don't want any of that stuff.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Just to send Thanks if anything was posted.

It seemed to be unwritten forum etiquette by others when I joined.
I continue the etiquette and other newer members mostly follow the example of others as I did.
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10 Apr 2011   #8


I have only just recently worked out about the reps in "user cp".
Now i check on a semi-regular basis, just in case i owe someone a "thank you".
Courtesy is alive and well in this household.
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10 Apr 2011   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

I keep forgetting to look
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10 Apr 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

I just checked the User CP page for the first time, I'm a Rep-virgin.
EDIT: It says "You reputation power 5 points" What does that mean?
If it means I received rep, how do I see who it is from?
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