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i dont think the karma points thing is going to work well for many ag users

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Posted Oct 26, '10 at 5:12pm

halogunner

halogunner

766 posts

ive been offine and have not found time for ag because hunting season started again

i feel that fourum posts should not be restricted

 

Posted Oct 26, '10 at 5:56pm

cormyn

cormyn

2,863 posts

Knight

I think you've misread our messages. We've said that forum posts WILL be part of the reputation (karma) system.

Can you describe what you thought was being "restricted" ?

 

Posted Oct 26, '10 at 6:08pm

Cenere

Cenere

12,941 posts

Knight

I think he meant that if you go down on karma, you will lose the ability to write posts?

Also, GAH! Titles should not explain the entire topic of the thread. If it can't be replaced with "kitten" without ruining the understanding of the thread, then you should rewrite the opening post as well as the title!!

 

Posted Oct 26, '10 at 6:54pm

Freakenstein

Freakenstein

8,149 posts

Moderator

Reputation points really just reward and detriment the users who follow it properly. As far as I'm concerned, it would take a pretty big amount of negative Reputation to really limit anything. Having a positive reputation score would be beneficial to the forum poster. We should think of...summore benefits :)

 

Posted Oct 26, '10 at 7:01pm

Graham

Graham

6,422 posts

It would be hard to redeem yourself from negative karma.

 

Posted Oct 26, '10 at 7:11pm

Cenere

Cenere

12,941 posts

Knight

I dont think thats really fair Cenere

To ask people to make sure their titles aren't hellish long, and that they use the opening post for what it was meant for?

 

Posted Oct 26, '10 at 7:12pm

BlackVortex

BlackVortex

1,330 posts

what would the waiting time be anyway for positive/negative reputation?
be a bit stupid if people just go around voting their mates up so they can just write quicker on forums and have no wait, as I'll expect to happen anyway.

 

Posted Oct 26, '10 at 7:22pm

Kyouzou

Kyouzou

4,753 posts

To ask people to make sure their titles aren't hellish long, and that they use the opening post for what it was meant for?

We created the word lazy, what do you think? :p

I'm looking forward to the new system, if only to see what it'll be like.

 

Posted Oct 26, '10 at 7:45pm

cormyn

cormyn

2,863 posts

Knight

There won't ever be a "no wait" system. I imagine the minimum will be enforced no mater what your reputation level is.

As far as redeeming yourself from negative reputation, we're looking at some algorithms for "decaying" the reputation score. The longer you're off the site, the more "neutral" your reputation becomes.

For example, if you were flagged as a spammer in the past, and dipped below 0 reputation, that maybe after a period of time, you'll get back to 0 because you haven't contributed anything bad. Likewise, if you contributed a lot of good content in the past, but then haven't been on the site for a year, your reputation should also be close to 0 because you haven't contributed anything positive to the site, either.

 

Posted Oct 26, '10 at 7:48pm

cormyn

cormyn

2,863 posts

Knight

if people just go around voting their mates up

We've addressed this idea in another post ... the reputation you gain from a 'friend' voting up something you write will be less than if a 'follower' likes something, and the amount of reputation you gain from a 'follower' will be less than if a complete stranger likes what you write.

It might be something like:

JoeUser writes a new comment on a game
JoesFriend likes it, JoeUser gains 0.25 reputation
JoesFollower likes it, JoeUser gains 0.5 reputation
CompleteStranger likes it, JoeUser gains 1.0 reputation