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Old 10-18-2010, 07:04 PM   #811
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Hi,

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But that does mean that the sampling is biased, so the statistic less useful.
The sampling will depend on each users desire or motive to hover over or pick the icon(s) in question. Most active members are aware of the rep system.

If you feel the sampling is biased because of curiosity or investigation then how do you propose a solution? So why do you think the statistics are less useful and from bias? 'jeremy's' purpose is to let the members rep other members.

For myself, I really don't care either way. I'm here to aid or help users when possible.

Maybe you should read the entire thread before assessing!
 
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Old 10-18-2010, 07:12 PM   #812
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Quote:
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Hi,



The sampling will depend on each users desire or motive to hover over or pick the icon(s) in question. Most active members are aware of the rep system.

If you feel the sampling is biased because of curiosity or investigation then how do you propose a solution? So why do you think the statistics are less useful and from bias? 'jeremy's' purpose is to let the members rep other members.

For myself, I really don't care either way. I'm here to aid or help users when possible.

Maybe you should read the entire thread before assessing!
I have read the whole thread. That is not the action of a sensible person. This is a long bugger.

I am, I think, probably deranged.
 
Old 10-18-2010, 07:27 PM   #813
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Hi,

Huh??

I've seen longer threads. Sure this one has been mangled a bit.

 
Old 10-23-2010, 01:29 PM   #814
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I've noticed an inconsistency:
  • you can give reputation for a post after rating it "not helpful"
  • you cannot give reputation for a post after rating it "helpful"
The reason is that rating a post helpful affects a person's reputation, but rating it unhelpful does not. However, I suggest that this be made consistent.

Last edited by dugan; 10-23-2010 at 01:35 PM.
 
Old 10-25-2010, 06:55 AM   #815
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Hi,
Look at this thread,
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ocally-839450/

My reputation was decreased by a senior memeber because I did not wrap the codes in the code tag.
I just want to know, is that a valid reason to decrease someone's reputation?
 
Old 10-25-2010, 07:19 AM   #816
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Hi,
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Hi,
Look at this thread,
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ocally-839450/

My reputation was decreased by a senior memeber because I did not wrap the codes in the code tag.
I just want to know, is that a valid reason to decrease someone's reputation?
People use the rep system any way they like, which is also the biggest flaw of this system and makes it kinda useless.

But this is a known "issue" or "fact" (have a look at these post, among others: Post #541 and post #559) and it is decided that this is the way the rep system is going to be used/implemented.

I personally agree with you that giving someone negative rep due to missing code tags is complete BS.

You can always decide to ignore and/or disable it.
 
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:28 AM   #817
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I just want to know, is that a valid reason to decrease someone's reputation?
I guess it's not. In my opinion the negative rep should mostly be reserved for harmful posts.

Form the thread you linked to:

Quote:
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I used the "Quick reply" button and Code tag is not available there.
If you can type, you can add [code] [/code] tags, no buttons required.

Last edited by MTK358; 10-25-2010 at 07:29 AM.
 
Old 10-25-2010, 07:29 AM   #818
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I guess it's not.

Form the thread you linked to:



If you can type, you can add [code] [/code] tags, no buttons required.
Ya I know that, but just to do be more quick, I used the Quote button there.


@druuna, okay may be I will disable it as well, the thanks system was much better according to me.

Last edited by Sayan Acharjee; 10-25-2010 at 07:33 AM.
 
Old 10-25-2010, 07:33 AM   #819
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I still don't understand why there isn't a code tag button in Quick Reply, it's sometimes a bit annoying.
 
Old 10-25-2010, 07:55 AM   #820
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I still don't understand why there isn't a code tag button in Quick Reply, it's sometimes a bit annoying.
Right, look what it did to my rep
 
Old 10-25-2010, 08:04 AM   #821
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It didn't. The system is an error in itself. Here is my reasoning:

It is my experience in life, that personal attributes (like reputation) don't correlate to technical prowess or knowledge and experience. The tone of a post, how far somebody goes out of her/his way to provide help, the general attitude, all of that counts in reputation. In other words, the fact that I like or don't like (rarely happens) somebody has nothing to do with her/his technical capabilities.

In LQ's reputation system these two aspects get mixed up. What is worse, I think users will be misguided by taking other people's personal liking for technical acumen. Thus I ignore the system and opted out myself.

"Helpful post" is something entirely different and I use this because it (should) state(s) exactly what it is, i.e. helpful indifferent or not helpful.

If my original problem is resolved in one of my threads I always come back and acknowledge the solution and say my proper thanks to whoever helped me, be it one member or a whole team but I won't rep her/him/them.
 
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:20 AM   #822
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I personally agree with you that giving someone negative rep due to missing code tags is complete BS.
That is true but if and only if the OP has not been reminded minimum 4 times before down reputing him.

I would have done the same if after 4 reminders OP refuses to mend his deeds and I would not be sorry for that.
 
Old 10-25-2010, 08:24 AM   #823
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That is true but if and only if the OP has not been reminded minimum 4 times before down reputing him.

I would have done the same if after 4 reminders OP refuses to mend his deeds and I would not be sorry for that.
Nobody reminded me anything as far as this incident is concerned.
 
Old 10-25-2010, 08:30 AM   #824
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Nobody reminded me anything as far as this incident is concerned.
Do you need a reminder after 441 posts ? Wow

Read this:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post4090425
 
Old 10-25-2010, 08:32 AM   #825
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Okay I know these things, but simply using an quote tag instead of code tag ain't a huge crime, thats all I am saying, this can be ignored. I would have ignored that.
 
  


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