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Old 08-28-2010, 02:44 PM   #316
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Linux is a complicated world. New users (like myself) appreciate as much help as possible even from another newbie. Putting a reputation system in place might just make it more difficult for others to just help. I would not feel confident enough to get involve in any topic on Linux. Up to this day, I am merely a spectator as opposed to being an actor; but I can tell one thing for sure. Every time I was stuck with linux (Love and Hate relationship) "linuxquestions.org" gave me the answer (compare to many other support website out there or IRC Channel). I got the answer sometimes from another newbie or from a senior member and sometimes just by reading old posts ( a lot of times)... I just hope that remains the case after the system is implemented.
I'm curious why you think an optional reputation system would have any potential impact on this?

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Old 08-28-2010, 02:47 PM   #317
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I don't find this feature to be much helpful !

If some one is technically sound but still is not able to mark the post helpful because of the above reasons, then how will some lurker noob know the helpful post of that thread ?

How can one guarantee that some other senior member will definitely lurk that thread to mark that post helpful ?

and if there are 2 posts with equal helpful ratings on them, and another senior sees those posts and realizes the 2nd one is more helpful, tries to mark it helpful, then what if the above system doesn't allow him to do so ?
I'm not sure what you mean. You got that error message because there is a hard limit on the number of times you can use the "Helpful" system in any given day.

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Old 08-28-2010, 02:48 PM   #318
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Hi,

I guess that is (partially?) because of the placing of the rep icon.

It is located next to two informational only icons (distro and on/off-line) and the icon itself doesn't make clear this one has more then some informational function.

You made it clear that you will not consider to place it at the old Thanks button place, would you consider placing it on the same line (on the left?) as the "Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No" line? This would keep topics/functionality together.

Just my 2c.
As I mentioned, it's possible we'll alter the UI at some point in the future, after all functionality is sorted out and any potential bugs are fixed.

--jeremy
 
Old 08-28-2010, 03:16 PM   #319
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there is a hard limit on the number of times you can use the "Helpful" system in any given day.
Jeremy, Anishakaul's post was in response to my previous post, where I mentioned seeing "You may not vote on any more threads today" for the first time, today.

Admitedly I've been seeking out posts to mark as helpful in order to test the new system and understand better how it works, so this is the first time I've ever seen that notice before. However, I wasn't aware of a daily cap, and was taken off-gaurd when I woke up and received that notice after marking only a single post as helpful.

Does the "Helpful" system cap reset after midnight, or 24 hours after it's last use? Searching around hasn't really brought out more information on this topic.

However, searching the FAQ itself for "helpful" returns the "How do I "thank" someone?" section (which should probably be removed now).
 
Old 08-28-2010, 03:41 PM   #320
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The limit is "per 24 hours". I've updated the FAQ and removed the entry pertaining to the Thanks system.

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Old 08-28-2010, 06:39 PM   #321
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Sigh.
It still strikes me as fundamentally unfair that those who gave so much assistance over so many months and years - and who were heartily and genuinely thanked for it by their recipients - have now effectively lost their hard-won accreditation and have to start from scratch again. :/
 
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Old 08-28-2010, 07:12 PM   #322
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On the other hand I think the specific add-reps showing in the user cp is an infinite improvement. Very nice feature.
 
Old 08-29-2010, 12:10 AM   #323
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I'm not sure what you mean. You got that error message because there is a hard limit on the number of times you can use the "Helpful" system in any given day.
So now, are the members expected to BOOKMARK all the posts they found helpful, to mark them helpful after 24 hours ? Isn't there some other way out ?
 
Old 08-29-2010, 12:18 AM   #324
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Sigh.
It still strikes me as fundamentally unfair that those who gave so much assistance over so many months and years - and who were heartily and genuinely thanked for it by their recipients - have now effectively lost their hard-won accreditation and have to start from scratch again. :/
+1 from me
 
Old 08-29-2010, 12:30 AM   #325
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Where can one find a simple formula for this reputation system?

I think a sticky post summarizing it will be helpful.
Did you check out the FAQ !
 
Old 08-29-2010, 05:02 AM   #326
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Sigh.
It still strikes me as fundamentally unfair that those who gave so much assistance over so many months and years - and who were heartily and genuinely thanked for it by their recipients - have now effectively lost their hard-won accreditation and have to start from scratch again. :/
I have to admit that I wondered about this myself. Everybody starts within the 1 block range. Might have been better to make the spread a bit wider, say from 1 to 3 (4?) dots to start with. It does seem unfair for those that have been active for a long time helping others.
 
Old 08-29-2010, 05:21 AM   #327
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I'm curious why you think an optional reputation system would have any potential impact on this?

--jeremy
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Simply because I have had answers in the past that were helpful but not technically helpful. There were only helpful because it helped me understand that I needed to be better and more precise at explaining my issues. It helped understand that I needed to do my homework first before bugging other people. It helped me understand that by doing first my research and asked the questions only when I was really stuck I respected senior members that would take the time to answer me.
Showing to others that I have done all I could, is a mark of respect to senior members...I call this help as well. I am not sure with the new system, this type of help would be rewarded...
 
Old 08-29-2010, 06:20 AM   #328
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Sigh.
It still strikes me as fundamentally unfair that those who gave so much assistance over so many months and years - and who were heartily and genuinely thanked for it by their recipients - have now effectively lost their hard-won accreditation and have to start from scratch again. :/
Agree 100%.
I've opted out, because I don't want to give people the impression that I know more than I actually do. First impressions count, and if I give answers that conflict with those given by someone with more experience and knowledge, but a lower reputation score, who is the questioner going to believe?
 
Old 08-29-2010, 06:40 AM   #329
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if I give answers that conflict with those given by someone with more experience and knowledge, but a lower reputation score, who is the questioner going to believe?
This situation is where the "Reputation points per post on the post itself" will help !

If some more knowledgeable member sees your partially incorrect answer, he will/should down vote your post and then that post of yours will have "-10" written on it.

Thus it will be very easy for the OP to figure out who is correct IMO !
 
Old 08-29-2010, 06:44 AM   #330
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Yes, but like I said, first impressions count with a lot of people. They see, for instance, brianL with 58 and some veteran Slacker with around 40, and jump to the wrong conclusions.
 
  


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