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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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  1. #71
    Mamma said knock you out Mempy's Avatar
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    Well, thanks a lot, Sub. *sadly checks her rep comments* You'd made me feel completely intellectually deficient now. *bleeds from the wound to her pride and the apparent crater in her head*

    At least Clown School will be proud. Unfortunately, MENSA is going to want their invitation notice back, tear stains or not.
    They're running just like you
    For you, and I, wooo
    So people, people, need some good ol' love

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    I wonder how we convince people to use the negative rep system.. that seems to me surely the only way to make the system have any purpose!

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    Hmm... I recommend that instead of trying to get people to use negative rep, you make it so that people can leave neutral rep comments that don't affect rep at all, or very little. I'd use that kind of system for criticism (constructive, of course, EXCEPT IN SUB'S CASE, damn dream-taker).

    It won't take away from a person's rep, but since mods and admins (or just admins?) can read rep comments, it would still alert the authorities when more than one person had a complaint about someone's behavior.
    They're running just like you
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    So people, people, need some good ol' love

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    Quote Originally Posted by substitute View Post
    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 *

    I hemmed and hawed over whether to hide my green boxes, but opted to show them in the end, because I figured to hide them would be hypocrisy on my part, pretending a modesty that isn't truly sincere. I'd rather be sincerely vain than falsely modest. To me, insincerity is one of the worst crimes.

    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!!


    *joking, joking!
    I was forming an answer in my head until I read this one. It's exactly how I think as well. (And I repped substitute for it. Yep, I rep people for agreeing with me. )
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    It's funny though... I mean sometimes I put a lot of effort into a post, and get lots of responses to it in the thread, but nobody reps me for it, despite lots of people getting mileage and enjoyment out of it... and then I'll write a one-liner that makes someone laugh and they rep me for that.

    I mean, even if someone's rep points are mostly 'silly' or 'social' ones, it still doesn't mean that they don't make serious or thoughtful ones.

    Like, last night I busted a gut to marry fluff and intellectualism in some witty Latin acronyms; I spend time sharing unique and interesting life experiences on my blog - and not a sausage! Then I get a load of points from someone that just say 'because i like you' or something. *shrug*

    If anything, all it says is that 'serious' people are stingey bastards, but social people like to show when they appreciate something or someone. Duh!

    I don't really give points for agreeing with me. If I agree with someone, simply, then I just say so in the thread. It's well put together posts, self-control and honourable behaviour that impresses me, whether they agree with me or not - because these are the things that make a forum IMO, a good place to be as opposed to a petty battleground full of shit. So I'm probably more likely to rep someone who disagrees with me but does so respectfully and eloquently, than someone who simply agrees with me but doesn't say anything special or original themselves. It just happens that more of the people who make good posts and behave well are people who agree with me, since I'm the supreme arbiter of honour and quality, after all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mempy View Post
    Hmm... I recommend that instead of trying to get people to use negative rep, you make it so that people can leave neutral rep comments that don't affect rep at all, or very little. I'd use that kind of system for criticism (constructive, of course, EXCEPT IN SUB'S CASE, damn dream-taker).

    It won't take away from a person's rep, but since mods and admins (or just admins?) can read rep comments, it would still alert the authorities when more than one person had a complaint about someone's behavior.
    I think that's a good idea.

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    It's okay Mempy, I was lying

    Good idea though about having the option to neutral rep. Like. I'd use that for people who I just agree with, or just for a sorta mini-PM.
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    If you play with the ideal you do not play.

    Say you adopt a moral standpoint.
    Sound and just?
    Who is the beneficiary?
    You are.

    And you knew it all along.

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    I think people avoid neg repping for fear of things devolving into flame wars. It's almost cold war in nature. Oh sure, it's all fun and games until everyone's pretty stack of green boxes have been razed to the ground!

    Also, let's be honest, if neg points flowed half as freely as positive points, a few users would be neg repped to oblivion. *ahem* And I mean unintentionally (Maverick doesn't count).

    You can say that positive repping is silly and inconsequential which is exactly the reason it will continue, enough folks find it fun and harmless.

    I personally wouldn't mind using neg repping judiciously, but I think especially on an online forum where all we have is text and maybe some snazzy avatars to represent us, it's very easy for neg rep to be taken too seriously. And frankly, I don't trust people to be judicious enough not to neg rep back just to be retaliatory. I mean...ever hear of e-bay? Hahahaha.

    Worst case scenario, people censor themselves. All that effort to edit what you are going to say would just create a bottleneck, less posting, and a less active site.

    That being said, if folks want to announce that it is a-okay to leave neg rep and admin give criteria on what constitutes a valid neg rep, I'm for it.

    Frankly some people need an occasional flick on the head.

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    my head is killing.

    i swear i'm not going to use rep anymore. i swear it.

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