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Old 03-29-2009, 04:40 PM   #1
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I know there have been some threads about this, but I thought it important to state this point.

I was once on a discussion forum, and though it was not a vBulletin like WI, it still had some type of reputation system called 'Karma'. I still remember how I would make posts only for the sole purpose of getting 'exalted', which was what getting a karma point was called. I only made posts if I was pretty sure I would get a karma point, which obviously lowered my post count. So, then I started to get obsessive with karma points, and posts, and worried that I didn't have enough posts to be considered 'popular'. I saw all these people with a ton of karma and a lot of posts, I knew I would never be like them, so I quit. Yes, I quit just for that.

And you know what I admit? I was pretty darn stupid for thinking that way.

Some people say the rep system is a popularity contest, but I really think that it only is a popularity contest if you make it a popularity contest. Don't become obsessive with it. Rep points are meant to make you happy, not put you down because you "don't have enough". Give rep when rep should be given, and don't boast when rep is given to you. Saying thank you is nice. And I, by no means, am saying that you cannot be proud of your rep, because let me tell you, you SHOULD be proud of it! Hey, you earned it!

I just want to warn you not to get ****** into it. You may end up going on WI just to try to get more rep, and that wouldn't be good. As I said before, I've been there, on another site. If you feel you have already gotten a bit obssessed with rep, it's okay. You can always pull away, thought it may be hard. If you feel like you need to disable rep, then maybe that's what you need to do.

Just please, keep this in mind.
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Great post, Ave, rep to you

I don't know what else to say but, I agree
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Old 03-29-2009, 05:20 PM   #3
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I admit that I have been ****** into the obbessesiveness of reps, before It ain't fun.

But anywho, I totally agree! No-one should judge you by how much post count, or reps you have.
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Old 03-29-2009, 05:22 PM   #4
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Thank you for posting this! This is a perfect example of what most people have been trying to say
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Old 03-29-2009, 05:41 PM   #5
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I have seen WI members like that. I once saw a member, who was very close to their 2nd Rep box (I just mentioned that their saying was the one I had when my boxes hit 2) and their reply was: "Really? I'm going to go post in the Help Forum!? ...... Really? Yup, I just couldn't believe it. I agree with you Ave- Members want the Rep system taken off, but its really themselves whose creating the problem.
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I have seen WI members like that. I once saw a member, who was very close to their 2nd Rep box (I just mentioned that their saying was the one I had when my boxes hit 2) and their reply was: "Really? I'm going to go post in the Help Forum!? ...... Really? Yup, I just couldn't believe it. I agree with you Ave- Members want the Rep system taken off, but its really themselves whose creating the problem.
I wouldn't want the rep system COMPLETELY taken off Most people complain about random rep here, but, they are the same people who say that rep doesn't matter. So, they say, "They have so many boxes because of random rep!" But, they also say, "No one should care how many boxes people should have." It is sort of controversial if you ask me But, that is on an almost different subject than this thread was intended
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View Post Originally Posted by januarywebkinz
I wouldn't want the rep system COMPLETELY taken off Most people complain about random rep here, but, they are the same people who say that rep doesn't matter. So, they say, "They have so many boxes because of random rep!" But, they also say, "No one should care how many boxes people should have." It is sort of controversial if you ask me But, that is on an almost different subject than this thread was intended
Yes, I wouldn't want it taken off either. However, it may not be you and I that want it gone, but others ---- not many ---- do. Thats why Justin has added the "Rep Removal" option.
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Yes, I wouldn't want it taken off either. However, it may not be you and I that want it gone, but others ---- not many ---- do. Thats why Justin has added the "Rep Removal" option.
And, I think that option is wonderful for people who don't like rep
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I like rep, it just should be earned, not through random rep
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Old 03-29-2009, 06:14 PM   #10
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Yes, I know Dogluver, I like it too I just don't want people to become over obsessive with it
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