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Old 09 May 2004, 04:12   #91
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i think some new members are so nervous, about posting that they won,t
its not a great system , for those of us who are on here all the time we seem to have aquired two blobs very quickly, for those who do not use it all the time
but are experts or by nature of what they have acheived remain with one blob,
to the newcomer who may not know who these people are it could be misleading, if you want to give it some credibility then do as Richard said
have a reason , i am sure peope are inteligent enough to work out when we are talking crap and when we are talking sense. ditch it
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Old 09 May 2004, 06:09   #92
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I suppose we have to give things a chance...changes can reinvigorate too...

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Old 09 May 2004, 06:38   #93
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Hey, has anyone tried voting for themselves yet?

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Scap it. It's all part of the modern way, judge and be judged, accountability etc. It was nice to know one is not considered a total wally, and fun to zap a couple of people for talkin' sh*te but I can live without that and, on reflection, life's too short to be bu**ering about judging folk I've never even met. Especially when one person's bollix is another person's sustenance.

Apologies to the two folk I redblobbed.
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Now this reputation point is getting REDICULOUS!! Mr John Kennet.
Someone gave me a minus point cause I wished Stuart happy birthday .
THIS STINKS!!!

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So someone gave you a minus rep point. Big deal, get over it. It doesn't matter.

You have now posted this message in two separate threads, and emailed me about it. I wouldn't be surprised if it gets you more minus points!

The way the system works, a single person can do very little to seriously dent anyone's reputation as everyone is limited to how many votes they can use. If someone wastes one on having a dig at you, it may be irritating but it doesn't mean that the system doesn't work. I have noted your views and will bear them in mind.

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I just had a look at the figures to see how things are going, and it's clear that ithe reputation system is generally working in a positive way.

The main function is to acknowledge posts which are good because they are useful, helpful, accurate etc. Giving minus points is much less common, and amounts for just over 10% of the 600+ votes so far.

I'm still keeping an open mind about the system, and it may or may not survive in the long term, but for now I am generally happy with the way it is being used.

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How about letting us all have access to the column where our Blob givers are identified.
Now that would be real democracy !!! And freedom of information!!!!

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How about letting us all have access to the column where our Blob givers are identified.
Now that would be real democracy !!! And freedom of information!!!!
You should know by now that this isn't a democracy!

As people seem to get very upset when someone "red blobs" them, I've decided to go the other way completely and not show any details of recent repuation ratings. This way there is even less incentive for anyone to maliciously dish out negative points as their target won't even know!

It's the overall rating that counts, not individual votes . . .

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Old 13 June 2004, 02:43   #100
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Red Blobs....who needs em...

Really it's the 'dark little secret' element I don't like. Would prefer more info not less!!!! The fact that someone red-blobbed Manos for wishing happy birthday means it was a little personal attack and nothing to do with the quality and worth of his post.

Find it a bit creepy ... this silent and secretive negative response...
And now it's buried even more... and there is no opportunity to respond to the disaffected.

Instead why not have green blobs only (as you seem to like the system) where people could just get stars for 'being good'.

Positive reinforcement is a better long term approach in my view. The 'stab-in-the-back system has adversely affected the Forums. All IMHO.

Previously people had to stand by their responses, positive or negative and there were some interesting discussions.You had also set up rules for posting and took action where behaviour was unacceptable. People can complain via PM system (for which you are well-known for responding to absolutely everything that comes your way!) So I think there were sufficient sanctions.

Appreciate it's not a democracy!!!!But the fact that you have put everything up for discussion (among other worthy practices) means that you uphold some solid democratic principles.

Thanks as usual for your hard work for us all and for running a great forum.

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