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Old 08-29-2010, 09:02 AM   #346
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@jens: Which browser are you using and are the settings correct?

I've seen a comment by Jeremy, somewhere in this long thread that browser settings could be the reason for it.

Hope this helps.
 
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:07 AM   #347
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Ah...
Now it does work.
You did that trial on my post
 
Old 08-29-2010, 09:11 AM   #348
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@jens: Which browser are you using and are the settings correct?

I've seen a comment by Jeremy, somewhere in this long thread that browser settings could be the reason for it.

Hope this helps.
It is/was the same with every browser.
It didn't work before I posted that question.
Simply making a new post seems to resolve this (I've been away for some time).

Thanks.
 
Old 08-29-2010, 09:59 AM   #349
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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.
We've been considering adding the ability to limit the rep system on a per forum basis, so I'd be interested in any feedback people may have on this.

--jeremy
 
Old 08-29-2010, 10:01 AM   #350
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Could it be that one needs to make a new post after this was introduced?
FWIW, a member does not need to make a post (or do anything specific) after the system was introduced for this to work.

--jeremy
 
Old 08-29-2010, 10:03 AM   #351
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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. :/
Would there be anyone *against* a one time reputation addition made based on some thanks system statistics?

--jeremy
 
Old 08-29-2010, 10:04 AM   #352
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Why do you not get any points whatsoever when a newbie with a handful of posts and no rep yet clicks on the rep icon? Wouldn't it be more fair to make that 1 point?

Most people that come to LQ are short stayers and will probably get no rep. If those people are thankful enough to find and click on the rep icon, wouldn't it be fair to the one clicking the rep icon _and_ the one that spend some time answering them to get at least 1 point if they did so?

Look at this thread: missing separator error I took the time to help, the OP was happy in the end. He clicked on the rep icon and took the time to enter something (wish i could give you 10). End result: not one point extra. Probably not what the OP expected.

Don't get me wrong, I opted out of this rep system and I personally don't care if I get -10, 0 or +10 points if someone clicks on the rep icon, but I do think it is unfair for those that do want to use this system.....
 
Old 08-29-2010, 10:09 AM   #353
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Why do you not get any points whatsoever when a newbie with a handful of posts and no rep yet clicks on the rep icon? Wouldn't it be more fair to make that 1 point?

Most people that come to LQ are short stayers and will probably get no rep. If those people are thankful enough to find and click on the rep icon, wouldn't it be fair to the one clicking the rep icon _and_ the one that spend some time answering them to get at least 1 point if they did so?

Look at this thread: missing separator error I took the time to help, the OP was happy in the end. He clicked on the rep icon and took the time to enter something (wish i could give you 10). End result: not one point extra. Probably not what the OP expected.

Don't get me wrong, I opted out of this rep system and I personally don't care if I get -10, 0 or +10 points if someone clicks on the rep icon, but I do think it is unfair for those that do want to use this system.....
A line has to be drawn somewhere, and at this time the line is that you need to have been repped once for you to start giving out rep. As you can see, that member was still able to use the system and give you positive feedback, it's just that their rep power was 0, so 0 points were added. It's possible we'll adjust this in the future based on feedback, but it seems to be a fairly good trade-off I think.

--jeremy
 
Old 08-29-2010, 10:25 AM   #354
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Hi Jeremy

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but it seems to be a fairly good trade-off I think
Sorry, I don't agree.

At this moment I do look at the LQ UserCP page, but that is only so due to the testing of and following this new rep system. I'm not for it, but I do believe I can add to it by suggesting improvements. From the moment it is fully rolled out, or I don't care any more about this feature I will not look at the LQ UserCP (I hardly ever did before, no info there that I'm interested in).

That makes this:
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As you can see, that member was still able to use the system and give you positive feedback
irrelevant for those that opt-out.

The above is seen from the one that answers, seen from the OP's side it seems that s/he expects something to happen when s/he pushes that icon. I do wonder what would happen if s/he knows that this "thank you" is mentioned only there and/or the fact that not one point is given. Maybe s/he would have posted a more personal thank you message? (Which I prefer above every system).

Luckily you also mentioned this:
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It's possible we'll adjust this in the future based on feedback


Must be hard to implement a new feature and keep everybody satisfied
 
Old 08-29-2010, 10:29 AM   #355
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I don't like this idea. Why would we "rep" each other? Some people will have low reputation and will be sad about it. To my opinion - it's just an inconvenience.
 
Old 08-29-2010, 10:35 AM   #356
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druuna, it's very difficult indeed

Mr. Alex, any member is welcome to opt out of the system.

--jeremy
 
Old 08-29-2010, 10:41 AM   #357
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I don't like this idea. Why would we "rep" each other?
Exactly. Why? Speaking personally, all that I've ever wanted is that if I give a questioner the right solution to a problem is a simple reply: "That worked", and maybe "Thanks".
 
Old 08-29-2010, 10:44 AM   #358
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A line has to be drawn somewhere, and at this time the line is that you need to have been repped once for you to start giving out rep.
FYI the most newbies I help are the actual newbies !

Since most of them are here to ask imperfect questions only it is very likely that they would not get the reput points soon.

I spend nearly 10 minutes on giving them directions which they often find to be helpful !!

Feel good factor is important for me to be more helpful and on NOT getting cookies for being helpful I will really find it difficult to continue as before!

I had mentioned this in my previous post # 340 which you choose not to respond to !
 
Old 08-29-2010, 10:46 AM   #359
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anishakaul, we have no plans to implement that feature at this time, but we'll keep it in mind as a future enhancement.

--jeremy
 
Old 08-29-2010, 10:50 AM   #360
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FYI the most newbies I help are the actual newbies !

Since most of them are here to ask imperfect questions only it is very likely that they would not get the reput points soon.

I spend nearly 10 minutes on giving them directions which they often find to be helpful !!

Feel good factor is important for me to be more helpful and on NOT getting cookies for being helpful I will really find it difficult to continue as before!

I had mentioned this in my previous post # 340 which you choose not to respond to !
Hello Anisha,

I too frequent the newbies forum the most, trying to help out where I can. Although the new members don't have the ability to award reputation points, if they press the 'Yes' option for finding the post helpful, it does show up in your UserCP. I think this adds to the feel good factor, knowing that you've been thanked in a way although without receiving 'points'.

I've got some of those 'clicks' and to me they have the same value as any other way of saying thanks.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
  


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