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 Post subject: Reputation plug-in
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:36 am 
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I think it would be a good idea to add a Reputation or Karma plug-in to this forum.

I have been here a bit now, and have come to see who is who, but when I was new it was tough.

Also in the marketplace i seen a 75 page or so thread on who is trusted... the plugin would eleminate the need for that (really hard to get a real idea of someones karma from such a long thread too :P )

I would be really nice to be able to click a "+1" button on someones post rather then adding a useless reply to comfirm the exact same thing said again which i see often and am prolly guilty of myself.

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 Post subject: Re: Reputation plug-in
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:18 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Reputation plug-in
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:26 pm 
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I don't think a full reputation plug-in would be necessary, but something similar to this concept would be a nice feature for the marketplace. Is something like this doable for phpBB?

I agree with you Bill, I have seen several forums where "Rep" is used, and it turns more into a contest than.. a forum. Generally getting a second opinion and discussing the matter is a better idea than looking at someone's rep anyways. Think about it, one good write-up and a person gets a ton of rep. Not the best system to go by.

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 Post subject: Re: Reputation plug-in
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:20 pm 
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Most of the plugins are forum wide from what I've seen, but with phpBB ANYTHING is plausible :P

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 Post subject: Re: Reputation plug-in
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:45 pm 
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In my experience on this forum, if someone knows their stuff, eventually you get to recognize them - one of the best parts of this forum is that it is designed and functions to help people and to expand your knowledge - if you know something, you share it. If you don't know something, you ask and other people share their knowledge, and it is a cycle, everyone benifits from it. IMHO, the reputation would cause more pointless repeat threads, where when someone posts something, people would answer just for the rep points - they would not show the poster more effective methods of finding the answers (i.e. searching). I think the current system works well, where individuals demonstrate what they know, and other people learn from their past posts how accurate and dependable their information is.

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 Post subject: Re: Reputation plug-in
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:40 am 
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A few years ago I was a moderator on another forum (TechSpot).
When they started this Karma-crap, things went so far out of hand because of different opinions, that I resigned and left that forum. You received negative Karma for agreeing with another 'negative' poster.... Oh happy days! :evil:
Whichever way you look at it, Bill Bolton pointed it out very clearly, and I agree.

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 Post subject: Re: Reputation plug-in
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:38 pm 
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I'm really not a fan of the whole "reputation points" thing.

In my experience on other forums, that rapidly leads to posts ending with "Remember to rep if you ________!!!!" and "Rep for more _________".

Basically, it's a great way to turn forum posts into infomercials -- something that can only be prevented with a massive increase in the moderator workload.

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