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Question about Reputation Points


Hating the environment since 1994
  • How come Louis Martinez can give me three negative dings in two days but I can't give him two dings in one week?

    He just gives me one ofter the other but it says I must pass around more reputation points before giving him any more?

    Just wondered.
    Spread your points around.

    Give some positive and possibly negative to others and then you can ding to your hearts desire. I am not so sure how this works.

    Louise dinged me but I do not think my points dropped and may have possibly increased?

    In most cases, I think, people prefer to give positive points for something well said. I have not gotten or given much negative rep. Why bother?
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    The rep points shouldn't be used in political debate IMHO...With such a variety of opinion how can someone ding a poster who merely has a different set of views? As long as it is debated with sense, there is no need to bring rep into the equation
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    I think rep points should definitely be used in political conversations, and I think most people here know how to keep from bashing people's rep just over a difference in opinion.

    And in response to the original question, I guess if you use rep on more people then you can do it to the same people more often, too. I am of the personal opinion that using the rep feature too often cheapens it, and this has kept me from leaving any rep for a second time to anyone yet.
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    I think rep points should definitely be used in political conversations, and I think most people here know how to keep from bashing people's rep just over a difference in opinion.
    I believe that this is true in the vast majority of cases. People posting on the politics board seem to be respectful of differening opinions/viewpoints and most do not ding someone simply for a different opinion/viewpoint. I have given rep points to those that I may not agree with mainly due to rational, well versed posting. (I have also received rep points in a similar fashion.)
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    Spreading it around is the ticket. Although, as Clarity has mentioned in other threads on this topic, repeatedly dinging another poster has diminishing effect. So, if you give out positives to three other posters and every forth time, you ding Louis, eventually your negative dings on Louis will have little effect. At least, that's my take on the system.

    I say give positives for good posts, thoughtful input, funny finds etc, and reserve negative for flames and otherwise negative, non-contributing posts.

    Just my unsolicited $.02
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    I would never dinged somebody because of their differing political opinion. In fact, I have never dinged anybody, no matter how offensive and/or frivolous their posts appeared to me personally. If I disagree with the view-points, I just answer to the post on the board.

    The rep points should be awarded to thoughtful, provocative, informative and humorous posts, as all of you have indicated.

    LHM posts are provocative for sure. I just wish that he would expound on his incendiary "titles" with lengthier personal observations instead of very short and curt one-liners.
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    They system also takes into account how often people ding and how often they give positive points. Louis has tried to ding me, but to no avail, I'm guessing it is because all he does is try to ding people, so it no longer has much effect.
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