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Old 08-29-2010, 06:47 AM   #331
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Originally Posted by anishakaul
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.
Or, a more friendly approach: Give the correct answer(s) a positive rep and don't give the partially incorrect answer any rep (maybe, just maybe a "not helpful", which does not deduct the full rep points).
 
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:51 AM   #332
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I have just added reputation to a member who has disabled the reputation system. What's the point? Is it a bug or a feature?

I think the reputation icon should be removed from members who opted out.
 
Old 08-29-2010, 06:54 AM   #333
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It only disables the rep from being shown.
 
Old 08-29-2010, 06:56 AM   #334
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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.
Well, this kind of problem was existent even with the "Thanks" system too !

I had 186 thanks and but it never meant that I was extremely technically sound ! I earned those thanks by trying to point the OP in some right direction ! And times when I was wrong in the C/C++ programming section, the other person corrected me in his post and I immediately followed up with an apology note !

Now that's up to you, i.e. how honest you are, if you realize that the other person is correct, post up and tell the OP to follow his advise !!

Opting out is not the solution, being honest IS !

Last edited by TheIndependentAquarius; 08-29-2010 at 07:08 AM.
 
Old 08-29-2010, 06:56 AM   #335
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It only disables the rep from being shown.
But can you still see your reputation statistics in your CP?
 
Old 08-29-2010, 07:00 AM   #336
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Now that's up to you, i.e. how honest you are, if you realize that the other person is correct, post up and tell the OP to follow his advise !!
Which is what I would do, naturally.
 
Old 08-29-2010, 07:06 AM   #337
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Or, a more friendly approach: Give the correct answer(s) a positive rep and don't give the partially incorrect answer any rep (maybe, just maybe a "not helpful", which does not deduct the full rep points).
I have seen some very reputable C/C++ champion members correcting mis-information in their posts but never marking the incorrect post as "not helpful".

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Old 08-29-2010, 07:09 AM   #338
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But can you still see your reputation statistics in your CP?
Yes, it will show up for yourself, but the rest of the world won't see it (not in the posts and not on the statistics page).

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I have just added reputation to a member who has disabled the reputation system. What's the point?
At one point or another the person that has disabled the viewing of his/her rep could decide to enable it again. Although I do guess that people will hesitate and in some cases won't give rep points to those that have disabled it.

BTW: Thanks
 
Old 08-29-2010, 07:58 AM   #339
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Sorry if I've missed it in this thread, but is there a mechanism so that postings in General aren't allowed to affect reputation, much like posting in General doesn't apply to post count? I would really hate to see anyone's reputation altered (in either direction) because of a political discussion or position.
 
Old 08-29-2010, 08:06 AM   #340
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QUESTION:

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Members in the "New Member" group will not be able to use the reputation system.
According to the above rule it is clear the Newbie's will not be able to manually add the reputation which is acceptable for the obvious reasons !

BUT

Can a click by them on the "helpful posting" and thus increasing the reputation by 1 point, be allowed ?

I am feeling concerned because I usually help the actual newbie's by pointing them to some known relevant links, and most of the time the newbies find them helpful and click yes on those posts !

And Senior members may be find those "helpful links" or those "helpful pointers" to be too trivial and thus not bother to click a "yes" !

As EricTra said in a previous post that if he finds an answer to be technically very sound then he'll consider clicking a "yes" !
and thus a trivial help to the newbie for his problem may not seem to him as a technically very sound answer even though it has helped the newbie !

I can give examples of those kind of threads, if some one wants !

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Old 08-29-2010, 08:08 AM   #341
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Yes, it will show up for yourself, but the rest of the world won't see it (not in the posts and not on the statistics page).
Ok, I thought that it's just completely opting out from the rep system.
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At one point or another the person that has disabled the viewing of his/her rep could decide to enable it again.
Yeah, it makes sense

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Although I do guess that people will hesitate and in some cases won't give rep points to those that have disabled it.
Yes, not that it matters much, but you're less likely to get reputation points for informative posts. Some people may think that this guy is not interested in the whole reputation thing anyway so I'm not going to give it to him/her.

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BTW: Thanks
you're welcome
 
Old 08-29-2010, 08:09 AM   #342
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Member groups are different from titles. "New Member" defines a person who has joined and never posted. "Member" indicates that the person has at least one post. The "Newbie", "Member", "Guru" etc are all titles and differ from member groups.
 
Old 08-29-2010, 08:30 AM   #343
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I still don't get it.

From the faq:
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How do I give reputation?
To give reputation, click on the reputation icon in the relevant post. This will reveal a form to complete with the reputation type and the reason for giving the reputation. If negative reputation is disabled then it will not be displayed in this form. You may not give reputation for the same post twice.
When I click on "the reputation icon", nothing happens...

Last edited by jens; 08-29-2010 at 08:50 AM.
 
Old 08-29-2010, 08:55 AM   #344
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When I click on "the reputation icon", nothing happens...
What happens when you click on the "Silver scales" ? Nothing ?
 
Old 08-29-2010, 08:57 AM   #345
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What happens when you click on the "Silver scales" ? Nothing ?
No :/

EDIT:
Ah...
Now it does work.

Could it be that one needs to make a new post after this was introduced?

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