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Old 09-12-2010, 04:43 PM   #1
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Adding reputation


I think it's not obvoius enough how to add/remove rep. I doubt hardly anyone would even think of clicking on te scales icon, or notice the rep link next to the green dots.
 
Old 09-12-2010, 04:47 PM   #2
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I agree, i noticed it, but you don't mention why should it be more obvious. There is also "mark as solved" still pretty good visible.
 
Old 09-12-2010, 04:55 PM   #3
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If new members don't notice it, they won't use it.
 
Old 09-13-2010, 03:35 AM   #4
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Agreed. The rep link is such a small image/icon that anyone new here would just look right by it.
 
Old 09-14-2010, 09:03 AM   #5
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Hi,

I think the newbie will eventually find their way if they stay around. Most people know to hover thus the identity will be given and if curious that same person will eventually participate. Heck, it's hard enough for some to even reply. Most just lurk. Limited amount of rep for a newbie anyway. Most newbies are here to learn or ask for aid.

I really cannot see the problem with the rep or helpful aspects here on LQ. You can disable the rep. My question openly is: If you don't use the +/- helpful feedback to improve then why are you here? Both aspects will help to define the area of improvement or correction necessary to direct you in the right direction. Therefore improving interaction here at LQ by all.
 
Old 09-14-2010, 09:22 AM   #6
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I just want to be sure that members will be repped for helping newbies, which are likely not to notice the current rep system.
 
Old 09-14-2010, 09:24 AM   #7
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I agree, maybe make it like the thanks button, only it should say Add Rep or something ?
 
Old 09-14-2010, 12:12 PM   #8
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Maybe the icon could be improved with one similar to facebook like..
Yet still i think that reputations don't add much value to converstaions. Many users come online with alternative OS, maybe that should be taken into account as well, solving problems for dual bood machines doesen't seem to be priority task.
 
Old 09-14-2010, 02:21 PM   #9
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Hi,

I've been around for awhile and my observations overall are that anyone new to anything have a tendency of uncertainty.

If we as members provide the aid and means to a new user to gain some understanding or knowledge then so be it. They benefit! Then the LQ community, GNU/Linux benefit so then that person will hopefully pass the same to someone else in some way. That's what teaching is all about. I believe that to be true with any conveyance. Sharing of knowledge to benefit all! Growth!

'jeremy' seems to think the 'rep' along with the helpful links that LQ as a community will merit the people involved or participate actively thus scaling a persons accountability or worth. So in my mind the person who knows something but cannot convey may not have a higher rep than someone who knows just enough but can communicate within context.

Communication, Experiences & Knowledge will win out with any system of this type since: “You may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.” from a very wise man. Applies here!

 
Old 09-15-2010, 03:37 PM   #10
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Has anyone noticed that on other forums when you hover the mouse over the green square dots you get additional friendly announcements... like, has a reputation beyond repute ... or will become famous soon enough ... or is just really nice etc etc ... I suspect that most folks wont like this sort of thing but as far as I am concerned if Jeremy wants to use some artistic licence well thats fine... I like a bit of humour !
 
Old 09-15-2010, 05:50 PM   #11
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Hi,

I just get the rep # and nothing else.
 
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