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  • To cheer people up

    22 39.29%
  • To acknowledge my friends

    13 23.21%
  • For thoughtful posts

    40 71.43%
  • For funny/entertaining posts

    41 73.21%
  • To flirt

    8 14.29%
  • To return a prior rep award

    18 32.14%
  • To make new friends

    11 19.64%
  • To piss you off, Edahn

    19 33.93%
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    Any post that I like, basically. If it makes me laugh out loud, or smile a secret smile; if it says something eloquently and well; if it's original, thoughtful, but also if the poster shows impressive restraint, I rep for that too. Like if someone makes a post and someone else replies in an inflammatory way, but the other person stays cool and calm and doesn't descend to insults etc, I rep for that too.

    I haven't neg repped except once and I wish I hadn't done that either really. Reason being that you never know who will take it personally or the wrong way or whatever, and I can't be bothered with people harbouring grudges against me for silly things like that. If someone's gonna have a grudge I'd rather it was for something that I meant to do.

    If I did neg rep, then it'd be for posts containing personal insults (not just to me, but anyone), hypocrisy, BS intellectual conceits, received wisdom, and general non-coolness. Again, because I'm also sometimes guilty of these things, I don't really wanna 'cast stones'...

    I also don't give rep points to people who represent serious competition for me, for the top spot *

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    edit - I don't give them for 'friendly' or 'bonding' purposes, and I can't decide whether it irritates me or not, when people give them to me for those reasons. I guess it would, if I didn't actually appreciate the sentiment - only sorta half-wish it'd be expressed some other way (I say half, because I am vain and competitive enough to just think 'yay! more points!' as well). I sorta want my rep to mean something... something more than just 'someone who dishes out a lot of points per rep likes me a lot'. But as I say, I do appreciate the motive and sentiment, so I don't actively try to discourage it for fear of hurting the feelings of the people who do it, only meaning well. I don't want them to feel like I'm rejecting them or their intentions, cos I don't. And I also don't want them to stop doing it, or I'll never beat PinkPiranha or whatever to the top spot!!


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    Mostly, I give out rep points to people who gave rep to me, usually after I've made a post begging for more rep. *hint hint*

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    haha..I see it worked for you, Lateralus! So that's how you do it...

    I will give them for well-thought out posts, I'll give them if I agree with someone and just want to send a quick 'I agree' note to them, and then I'll give them when I just want to give people some support, a pat on the back, or a compliment that I'd prefer to do over the rep system rather than derail a thread. I also tend to give a few of my fluffier comments via rep rather than in the actual thread. :-)
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    Redundant thread. Check your user profile.
    Not really.

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    every poster so far in this thread has given at least one reason to back up my own for why i don't give these rep points any credence.

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    ha, like 'rep points' really mean anything on any real level anyway. the only way they would is if they had something to do with my getting banned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by digesthisickness View Post
    every poster so far in this thread has given at least one reason to back up my own for why i don't give these rep points any credence.

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    ha, like 'rep points' really mean anything on any real level anyway. the only way they would is if they had something to do with my getting banned.
    I don't give 'em any credence either. I just enjoy them. They're whatever you make 'em (and make of 'em).
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    I give 'em because I want to, when I want to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by substitute View Post
    I don't give 'em any credence either. I just enjoy them. They're whatever you make 'em (and make of 'em).
    if you don't give them credence, then how can you enjoy them?

    frankly, i wouldn't want a bunch of 'points' based on someone wanting to make me feel better about myself. that's like a pity fuck.
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    I give them when a post really makes me think or expresses exactly what I would have posted myself. I also try to give to new members, since I remember that made me feel welcome.
    And I return reps of course... :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by digesthisickness View Post
    if you don't give them credence, then how can you enjoy them?

    frankly, i wouldn't want a bunch of 'points' based on someone wanting to make me feel better about myself. that's like a pity fuck.
    Yeah, I know what you mean, hence my point above about not giving those kindsa points and sorta wishing people wouldn't to me either.

    Having said that, it's not necessarily a pity fuck thing. I mean, if someone really likes you because of your posts in general, and they just feel like making a show of it that way, I don't think pity necessarily enters into it...

    But I enjoy it when someone gets something good out of something I do, whether it be something in RL or just a post that helped or inspired them in some way. Doesn't mean I have to give it great cosmic significance... y'know like I enjoy movies and but it doesn't mean I get disillusioned when I find out that Leonardo Di Caprio didn't really die in Titanic. I just take it and enjoy it for what it is *shrug* and each point/comment I get 'is' something different.
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