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Old 12-28-2010, 10:59 AM   #976
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Has members' impression of the reputation system changed with negative rep being disabled? What are opinions on leaving it disabled vs. codifying and enforcing guidelines on using negative rep?

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Old 12-28-2010, 11:11 AM   #977
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Hi Jeremy,

It has been nice and quiet in the quibbling-about-rep front ever since you deactivated the negative rep part.

My opinion has only be strengthened by this, so my vote: Keep it disabled.
 
Old 12-28-2010, 11:45 AM   #978
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I think negative rep with written guidelines is a good idea, but easily and unintentionally can be abused if every member doesn't read and understand the guidelines. So it might be better to leave it off.
 
Old 12-28-2010, 11:51 AM   #979
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What are opinions on leaving it disabled vs. codifying and enforcing guidelines on using negative rep?
It's better now, with it off, than it was when it was on.

I can't tell you how I feel about having guidelines, because I haven't seen them. If I agreed with them and they were enforced consistently, then I would be happy with them. If I disagreed with them, however, then I might stop posting.

Furthermore, I would expect the right to appeal any negative rep received.

Last edited by dugan; 12-28-2010 at 11:55 AM.
 
Old 12-28-2010, 11:44 PM   #980
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Has members' impression of the reputation system changed with negative rep being disabled? What are opinions on leaving it disabled vs. codifying and enforcing guidelines on using negative rep?

--jeremy
Keep it disabled, its better.
 
Old 12-28-2010, 11:59 PM   #981
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Has members' impression of the reputation system changed with negative rep being disabled? What are opinions on leaving it disabled vs. codifying and enforcing guidelines on using negative rep?

--jeremy
Keeping it disabled should definitely reduce its misuse. My vote for keeping it disabled till you find some foolproof way of enforcing guidelines. I am not too sure how you can enforce guidelines though.
 
Old 12-29-2010, 04:06 AM   #982
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Hi Jeremy,

It has been nice and quiet in the quibbling-about-rep front ever since you deactivated the negative rep part.

My opinion has only be strengthened by this, so my vote: Keep it disabled.
My thoughts, exactly.
 
Old 12-29-2010, 04:38 AM   #983
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My on down-repping:

If I only want to make clear that I find a post unhelpful I can always press on the "I find the post not helpful"-link, and it will be displayed under the post for other people, so that they eventually think twice about the content or just ignore the post.

I personally can't think of a good reason to down-rep someone. Any reason that comes to my mind that may be a reason for down-repping would also involve reporting to a moderator. But if I report a situation to a moderator the handling of the situation is up to the moderator and the moderator has to decide what to do.

So I don't see the use of a down-rep then.

I think up-repping handles the purpose of the reputation system well enough, down-repping simply isn't needed and may lead to misuse. So I vote for leaving it disabled.
 
Old 12-29-2010, 05:32 AM   #984
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My on down-repping:

If I only want to make clear that I find a post unhelpful I can always press on the "I find the post not helpful"-link, and it will be displayed under the post for other people, so that they eventually think twice about the content or just ignore the post.

I personally can't think of a good reason to down-rep someone. Any reason that comes to my mind that may be a reason for down-repping would also involve reporting to a moderator. But if I report a situation to a moderator the handling of the situation is up to the moderator and the moderator has to decide what to do.

So I don't see the use of a down-rep then.

I think up-repping handles the purpose of the reputation system well enough, down-repping simply isn't needed and may lead to misuse. So I vote for leaving it disabled.
people dont want to heard that they are BAD,it's frustrated ,leave it DISABLED
 
Old 12-29-2010, 06:09 AM   #985
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I would rather it stay disabled also. There hasn't been a single complaint about the wrong use of the rep system.
 
Old 01-01-2011, 12:09 PM   #986
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I see that the user named A7MADOOV received a negative rep today. Has the negative rep system been re-enabled for some users?
 
Old 01-01-2011, 12:21 PM   #987
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Hi,

@dugan: I do believe that moderators (and Jeremy) still have the means to give negative rep.

We, mere mortals, cannot

Last edited by druuna; 01-01-2011 at 12:47 PM. Reason: spelling
 
Old 01-02-2011, 03:47 AM   #988
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I would like to be able to change (or remove) the rep or rating I gave if circumstances change. For instance, if the ratee changes his/her ways, or I change my opinion, or I (heaven forbid) made a mistake, or ... .
 
Old 01-02-2011, 07:08 AM   #989
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I would like to be able to change (or remove) the rep or rating I gave if circumstances change. For instance, if the ratee changes his/her ways, or I change my opinion, or I (heaven forbid) made a mistake, or ... .
That could be useful for a mod who can issue bad rep. As for the rest of us, I could see wide-spread abuse. For instance, I have a "bad hair" day, so everyone starts 'unlike'ing previous posts or removing rep where it was deserved. If it had a time limit (say, 5 minutes) to only allow one to correct a mistake, that wouldn't be so bad.

Cheers
 
Old 01-02-2011, 07:23 AM   #990
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I think negative rep should be reserved for harmful posts, those containing malicious code. Not for trivial but annoying things like LARGE FONTS and weird colour schemes.
 
  


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