Tragic Angelus wrote:
But.. but.. i thought we were getting along so well lately...
We can all be in a disagreement without fighting. The only one being hostile here is you.
Tragic Angelus wrote:And dude, that thread was just for us to have fun and dick around for a new feature. Kind of what we do here, you know, instead of bounding ourselves in rules upon rules and regulations.
It is not about bounding ourselves to rules and regulations for the be all and end all. It is about keeping the reputation system fair.
Tragic Angelus wrote:If you don't like what we do here, you can always just leave.
I would not want to give you that satisfaction.
Mr Wallstreet wrote:Repping is purely subjective. Its based on your own personal belief of what constitues someone getting a rep from you whether it be for humor, insight or otherwise. For example, if I consisently find only 2 or 3 people funny or interesting or what have you, then I'm only going to rep them. If I don't find other peope funny or interesting then I shouldn't have to be forced to rep them before I can rep the people who I genuinely want to because they make me laugh.
By having those restrictions, it would make the reputation list more accurate. Instead of a person receiving the highest amount of rep based on a few select people, a person would be receiving the highest amount of rep because of the general board consensus. It is not likely that you will only find one or two people worthy of giving rep in a day. Even if that were to happen, you can always go back and give that person rep later. There is no expiration date to posts of when you can give rep to.
Mr Wallstreet wrote:I knew that was going to come up. Yes there was some crazy repping going on in that thread but that thread was created when this board was new and back then there were a lot of shenanigans going on in addition to crazy repping such as postwhoring but since then we've all pretty much mellowed out. Sure there may still may be a few people (and I stress very, very few people) who rep each other relentlessly but the vast majority of us now rep those who we feel genuinely merit a rep.
That thread is a great example of abuse. But the restrictions are not just for that either.
Again, the restrictions will not stop people from receiving rep. It will just stop people from receiving rep constantly by the same few people. With the restrictions, if you have high positive rep or high negative rep, it is because the general board consensus is that your posts are well liked or disliked, not because of a few select people who think so.