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Old 02-02-2011, 05:49 PM   #1051
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I made a few helpful posts and even solved a few issues, and got no rep for it, not even a click on the "this post is helpful" button.
*cough*

I'm kidding, of course. I don't expect to be tangibly rewarded for every post I make that helps out. The intangible rewards are more important.

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Old 02-02-2011, 07:23 PM   #1052
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I know, but still, I'm just saying why even have a rep system at all if it's not going to be used?
 
Old 02-02-2011, 11:37 PM   #1053
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I know, but still, I'm just saying why even have a rep system at all if it's not going to be used?
Good point. If the positive rep is not being used and the negative rep is being exploited, why have any rep in the first place? For example, if rep goes unrestricted, someone can up-rep someone else just for agreeing with that person. They can also use the rep system to deduct rep for disagreeing. Both such cases would be exploitation of the rep system that in all cases should definitely be *hard-coded* into the LQ Rules.
 
Old 02-03-2011, 04:53 AM   #1054
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I say replace the small, obscure Was post helpful ? with a larger Thanks button, maybe Red or vibrant color, not blue, cuz everything is blue in the standard theme.
 
Old 02-03-2011, 05:08 AM   #1055
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I say replace the small, obscure Was post helpful ? with a larger Thanks button, maybe Red or vibrant color, not blue, cuz everything is blue in the standard theme.
+1.
 
Old 02-03-2011, 07:04 AM   #1056
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There has to be a way to make newbies aware that the rep system exists.

For example, I made a few helpful posts and even solved a few issues, and got no rep for it, not even a click on the "this post is helpful" button.

Newbies can't give rep, you have to be a Member or above to give positive rep.

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Old 02-03-2011, 07:07 AM   #1057
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:41 AM   #1058
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I say replace the small, obscure Was post helpful ? with a larger Thanks button
My memory is spotty on this, but I seem to remember that this is exactly what we had before we had the Was Post Helpful choice.
 
Old 02-03-2011, 09:07 AM   #1059
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My memory is spotty on this, but I seem to remember that this is exactly what we had before we had the Was Post Helpful choice.
Yes, but it was still blue, not red.
 
Old 02-03-2011, 09:45 AM   #1060
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Good point. If the positive rep is not being used
It's being used *thousands* of times per month.

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and the negative rep is being exploited, why have any rep in the first place?
Negative rep has been disabled for a long time now.

--jeremy
 
Old 02-03-2011, 09:47 AM   #1061
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I say replace the small, obscure Was post helpful ? with a larger Thanks button, maybe Red or vibrant color, not blue, cuz everything is blue in the standard theme.
As the helpful system isn't a "Thanks", we don't plan to do something like this. After the pending code update we'll evaluate ways to make some of the more advanced features at LQ (such as rep and the helpful system) more well known.

--jeremy
 
Old 02-03-2011, 10:27 AM   #1062
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Or at least make it more visible.
 
Old 02-03-2011, 10:33 AM   #1063
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I think that hardly anyone would guess that the balance icon means "add rep".
 
Old 02-07-2011, 06:50 AM   #1064
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I think that hardly anyone would guess that the balance icon means "add rep".
So that's where it is hiding!

Seriously, I was trying to figure out how it worked and why mine wasn't higher, given that I frequently am told that my posts are helpful. Geez, in one recent thread, I was tagged five times in a row for having been helpful. But, even as a "senior member", I hadn't taken the time to ferret out what the deal was with rep.

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Old 02-07-2011, 11:06 AM   #1065
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Someone clicking Yes to "Did you find this post helpful" actually does increase your rep and is the main design interface to the rep system.

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