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Old 03-29-2009, 03:41 PM   #76
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You're right, I wasn't following this thread for a while now, I missed some of it.

To me it's quite funny tho, the whole situation. I don't think removing the system will change anything, only maybe the self-esteem of those who disagree with it. I usually am against typical reputation systems (mostly because I usually end up having a bad one), but in the case of LQ, here you typically don't make arguments (my arguments are always of the type "devil's advocate"), instead you help people and they say thanks. This means there will always be positive reputation or none at all. So, I'm not against it, I think maybe you people take it too seriously.

I also think most of the examples out there of misuse have to do with the attitude of the user. Their attitude isn't gonna change if you remove the thanks system. Do you think the contrary ?

Also, currently I think ErV is permabanned. (problem solved)
 
Old 03-29-2009, 04:39 PM   #77
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The privacy feature only impacts the statistics tab in your profile, and does not completely opt you out of the "thanks" functionality. We're still watching usage and feedback on the feature closely and will make adjustments as necessary.

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Old 03-29-2009, 04:42 PM   #78
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dmail, while I understand that you do not like the thanks system, I in no way see how the linked post is in any way encouraged by such a system.

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Old 03-29-2009, 05:14 PM   #79
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refrivacy feature Jeremy Ok I did miss something then
ref the post: I see that as the elitism which such a system can sometimes create, I guess we will just have to agree to disagree.
 
Old 03-31-2009, 06:11 AM   #80
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Quote:
Originally Posted by H_TeXMeX_H View Post
Also, currently I think ErV is permabanned. (problem solved)
If it's not too far OT, when, why, & by whom?
 
Old 07-17-2009, 12:42 AM   #81
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I like the idea of thanking members, but the text that appears when someone has been thanked is bad, i.e. "The Following User Says Thank You to user For This Useful Post". It's not the wording that I have a problem with, it's that most words are capitalised. Could we have the words written normally (i.e. no capitals except where it's usual to have them)?
 
Old 07-17-2009, 05:51 AM   #82
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agree on that, Nylex. Maybe I'm a fan of all lower case, but I think
The Following Users Says Thank You to user For This Useful Post:
is stilted.

The following users say thank you to user for this useful post: reads smoother to me.

TG
 
Old 07-17-2009, 10:42 AM   #83
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The capitalization has been updated. Thanks for the feedback.

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