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Old 01-03-2011, 09:08 AM   #1006
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Okay, I can see you have a point there. But it should not affect the reputation of that member.
It doesn't.

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Old 01-03-2011, 09:10 AM   #1007
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Thanks for the feedback all. At this time we'll be leaving the negative aspect of the reputation system completely disabled (including for mods) pending further evaluation. We have no plans to remove the "No" option from the Helpful system. Further suggestions and feedback on the system is still welcome.

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Old 01-03-2011, 09:38 AM   #1008
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I think that Mods can down rep people, because if you can't trust a Mod here who can you trust? Plus, it would let users know that a person who is responding may not be the most knowledgeable or may just be spamming or trolling. However I believe that over time the person may redeem themselves and the mod can take the negative rep off.
 
Old 01-03-2011, 09:50 AM   #1009
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Thanks for the feedback all. At this time we'll be leaving the negative aspect of the reputation system completely disabled (including for mods) pending further evaluation.
I'm glad to read this.

Enabling it for the mods could be up for discussion, it might be a useful tool for the mods.

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We have no plans to remove the "No" option from the Helpful system.
I'm very glad to read this!

In my opinion both the Yes and No buttons are valuable when it comes to evaluating a specific post (without it having any further implications).

As always: My 2c.
 
Old 01-03-2011, 10:04 AM   #1010
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It doesn't.

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Well okay then. A negative helpfulness can be useful. If it doesn't affect reputation then I'm happy with it.

As others have posted in this discussion, other similar web sites indicate which post was most helpful. That might be good to implement.
 
Old 01-03-2011, 10:07 AM   #1011
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As others have posted in this discussion, other similar web sites indicate which post was most helpful. That might be good to implement.
We already do there here at LQ.

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Old 01-04-2011, 07:40 AM   #1012
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I just tried to give rep to someone and clicking on the scales got me an ok button on the right and a red dot on the left. Nowhere for a comment. This is on Slackware64-current with KDE-4.6-RC1. Just wondering if its KDE or another glitch.
 
Old 01-04-2011, 02:12 PM   #1013
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I think that Mods can down rep people, because if you can't trust a Mod here who can you trust? Plus, it would let users know that a person who is responding may not be the most knowledgeable or may just be spamming or trolling. However I believe that over time the person may redeem themselves and the mod can take the negative rep off.
You can trust no one.

But, that's not the point. I don't think that mods are here to rep, they are here to make sure posts stick to the rules.
 
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:52 PM   #1014
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One of the things about down repping is that a comment was required, this allows the down-repper the opportunity to provide guidance. It also allows members to see the reasons (remember, a comment was required) for the bad rep.
 
Old 01-04-2011, 05:07 PM   #1015
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does lq have an infraction system? perhaps if lq implemented such a system (a moderator can give an infraction for violating a rule or something) then a down rep can be given for infractions
 
Old 01-04-2011, 05:08 PM   #1016
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There is no plan to tie the infraction system into the reputation system here at LQ.

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Old 01-05-2011, 03:43 PM   #1017
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I'm not sure if listing reasons for giving negative rep is still an open topic, but I would like to suggest another one. If a member is being so unreasonable about a discussion topic that you're forced to drop the matter in the interest of harmony, then that member deserves negative rep.

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Old 01-16-2011, 06:56 AM   #1018
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You can trust no one... I don,t even totally trust myself... LOL
 
Old 01-16-2011, 07:44 AM   #1019
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Hi,

For one to trust someone else unconditionally is very dangerous. As they say "Earned trust" is a trial by testing. We all interact and learn to trust people around us. Levels of trust is varied but always in flux because of interaction(s)).

Now add the Internet and the experiences are totally different. We do learn to identify the parties by their interaction(s) thus who we can trust or even rely on to provide useful information or help. Even then selectivity and knowing the persons personalities is rather difficult. It does depend on their abilities & communication skills.

One has trusted friends, friends and then acquaintances who just come an go. Over the years I have learned who can be trusted rather early on in the relationship, not judging but weight of their interaction(s). I have family who I consider true friends and not just because of relationship.

That is why the rep system can be beneficial if addressed properly. You cannot always understand a persons meaning with intermittent communications. As the interaction continues then one might be able to assess some form of rep level. But then it can depend on the variables or condition at the time for the participants interaction(s).

"You must look into people as well as at them."-Chesterfield
 
Old 01-16-2011, 01:37 PM   #1020
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Talking understanding... to depart from evil is understanding

I have family who I consider true friends and not just because of relationship.


Sadly,where I come from some say that your family are your worst enemies... never forget that whats true for you is not always true for others.

Note: most folks decide that a thing is either right or wrong but for me its usually *both* most things are right and wrong...so its rather a question of by how much.
 
  


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