Reputation and Badges [10]


  1. Posts : 12,013
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
       #1601

    D3LL said:
    Lady Fitzgerald said:
    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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  2. Posts : 9,615
    Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
       #1602

    ignatzatsonic said:
    ...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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  3. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
       #1603

    Lady Fitzgerald said:
    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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  4. Posts : 4,047
    W7 Ultimate SP1, LM19.2 MATE, W10 Home 1703, W10 Pro 1703 VM, #All 64 bit
       #1604

    Kari said:
    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:

    7)
    No Rep begging or abuse of the Rep System.
    https://www.sevenforums.com/misc.php?do=showrules
    ignatzatsonic said:
    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. :)
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 07 Apr 2015 at 22:18. Reason: Quote Added
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  5. Posts : 9,615
    Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
       #1605

    Kari said:
    Lady Fitzgerald said:
    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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  6. Arc
    Posts : 35,373
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
       #1606

    Lady Fitzgerald said:
    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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  7. Posts : 10,994
    Win 7 Pro 64-bit
       #1607

    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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  8. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
       #1608

    marsmimar said:
    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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  9. Posts : 9,615
    Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
       #1609

    Kari said:
    marsmimar said:
    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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  10. Posts : 26,456
    Windows 11 Pro
       #1610

    marsmimar said:
    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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