Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Raven
    Offline

    Raven Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2006
    Messages:
    9,755
    Likes Received:
    68
    Location:
    The NetherWorld

    Bad Reputation

    Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Raven, Dec 10, 2007.

    Can I just say when giving Bad reputation can you please give a valid reason because its not very pleasant receiving Bad reputation without a reason and on a post that does not deserve bad reputation. Today alone three people have contacted me asking why and who has been giving them Bad reputation. I looked at the posts the Bad Rep was given and they certainly didn't deserve any bad rep.

    Its your choice to Give Negative Rep But please give it for the right reasons and at least do the honour of explaining in that little rep box the reason you have given bad rep. Its wrong and spiteful to give bad rep just because you can.

    As mods we know who is giving bad rep if we look once alerted. So I know who you are. Give it for the right reasons you don't have to give your name but give a valid reason.



    To those of you who have receive Bad rep for unfair reasons all I can do is apologise. Alert myself or any of the Mods if you feel its unjust and we'll look at the post and if we agree We will act.






    ~Raven.
     
  2. Banzai
    Offline

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    Messages:
    12,871
    Likes Received:
    150
    Location:
    Reading, UK
    I got bad reputation a while ago (a long while ago) for this post:

    Writing Forums - View Single Post - Windows Vista Ultimate.

    Never figured out why. Never really cared all that much. But while we're on the subject...
     
  3. ILTBY
    Offline

    ILTBY Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2007
    Messages:
    755
    Likes Received:
    16
    Sounds like some personal grudges being taken out in rep. Bad form :(
     
  4. adamant
    Offline

    adamant Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2006
    Messages:
    1,087
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    The Comatorium
    I got some in the same topic Banzai...
     
    1 person likes this.
  5. Banzai
    Offline

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    Messages:
    12,871
    Likes Received:
    150
    Location:
    Reading, UK
    Heh, must have just been the thread. Though as I said, I don't care. It would just be nice if people explained things like that.
     
  6. Kit
    Offline

    Kit Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2007
    Messages:
    2,001
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Nottinghamshire
    Definitely sounds like some personal grudges (or just stupidity) to me as well. I second what Raven said, lets try and keep things fair and give reasons.
     
  7. mammamaia
    Offline

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2006
    Messages:
    19,316
    Likes Received:
    1,014
    Location:
    Coquille, Oregon
    that's why i don't think it's a good idea to even have a system of anonymous 'rep'-giving... it's the forum equivalent of being tried, judged and condemned while being denied the right to face your accuser...

    why is such a blatanly unfair redundancy needed anyway, when if one wants to either compliment or complain about a poster, it can and should be done [as it frequently is] out in the clear light of day in the thread itself, not with a cowardly shot in the dark, wearing an identity-hiding ski mask...
     
  8. Cogito
    Offline

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    35,935
    Likes Received:
    2,043
    Location:
    Massachusetts, USA
    Actually, complaints should be handled through the moderators, not argued in the open forum.

    If we were to see negative rep points handed out in large numbers, I think it likely that the system would be a candidate for removal. Most people here use the rep system to hand out kudos, not to throw spitballs.

    And if we find someone is widely handing out negative rep to be spiteful, we will handle that as well.
     
    1 person likes this.
  9. adamant
    Offline

    adamant Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2006
    Messages:
    1,087
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    The Comatorium
    Why not just make it a kudos system?
     
  10. Cogito
    Offline

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    35,935
    Likes Received:
    2,043
    Location:
    Massachusetts, USA
    I'm not sure if that's possible without hacking vBulletin.
     
  11. Banzai
    Offline

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    Messages:
    12,871
    Likes Received:
    150
    Location:
    Reading, UK
    What's the difference between reputation and kudos?
     
  12. Bluemouth
    Offline

    Bluemouth Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2007
    Messages:
    976
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    What's the problem with hacking vBulletin? Members do it all the time to add new features.

    I think kudos is similar to karma, where you give a user a point and comment for something positive. There's no option for negative karma. That's just what I observed on another forum so it's probably wrong.
     
  13. Banzai
    Offline

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    Messages:
    12,871
    Likes Received:
    150
    Location:
    Reading, UK
    That would seem to solve the problem. Of course, people not behaving like schoolchildren would also solve the problem.
     
  14. Bluemouth
    Offline

    Bluemouth Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2007
    Messages:
    976
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    However, some of the members on the site are literally school children. ;)
     
  15. Banzai
    Offline

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    Messages:
    12,871
    Likes Received:
    150
    Location:
    Reading, UK
    And some of them are the mature ones :p
     
  16. ILTBY
    Offline

    ILTBY Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2007
    Messages:
    755
    Likes Received:
    16
    Moi? :)
     
  17. Banzai
    Offline

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    Messages:
    12,871
    Likes Received:
    150
    Location:
    Reading, UK
    Erm...yes... :rolleyes: :p
     
  18. ILTBY
    Offline

    ILTBY Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2007
    Messages:
    755
    Likes Received:
    16
    :eek: What are you implying? :p
     
  19. Banzai
    Offline

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    Messages:
    12,871
    Likes Received:
    150
    Location:
    Reading, UK
    Implying? Me? What would I imply?
     
  20. Bluemouth
    Offline

    Bluemouth Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2007
    Messages:
    976
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    That I'm a sexy man. ;)
     
  21. Torana
    Offline

    Torana Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2007
    Messages:
    9,659
    Likes Received:
    128
    lol well that certainly took it all off topic now didn't it :p

    Simple fact is that we can't change what people have done and hopefully with this post they decide not to do it again.

    We have to give people a chance to be a decent human being...and Banzai I got bad rep for the same thread as you. I laughed about it cause I thought it was hilarious to be honest.

    But seriously we can't take the bad rep away, but we can get over it. I know that sounds harsh but it is fact.
     
    1 person likes this.
  22. SeaBreeze
    Offline

    SeaBreeze Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2006
    Messages:
    1,195
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    At the bar
    ......Off topic alright. Waay off topic.

    Anyways, I think I got a bad rep once for having a go at someone that was constantly refferring to Torana's underwear. He said disgusting! I laugh whenever I see it and roll my eyes.
     
  23. Kit
    Offline

    Kit Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2007
    Messages:
    2,001
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Nottinghamshire
    I second that... was definitely off topic... and disturbing :p

    I think to be honest we just need to be vigilant against this sort of behaviour and teach our few immature members of the group that they're not going to be tolerated.
     
  24. mammamaia
    Offline

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2006
    Messages:
    19,316
    Likes Received:
    1,014
    Location:
    Coquille, Oregon
    the suggestion to make it a kudos-only thing is a good one, imo... would give all a positive slant, leave the negative stuff for pms to sort out, as our mod notes it should be, anyway... so, what do you say, boss?... is there any good reason it can't be made a kudos-only option?
     
  25. Raven
    Offline

    Raven Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2006
    Messages:
    9,755
    Likes Received:
    68
    Location:
    The NetherWorld
    Because we've never needed one.

    Remember this if someone is going to be spiteful and bare silly little grudges they will find another way.

    The rep system has never been a problem until now. Before that is was in PMs my drift they will find away to ruin things.

    What can we do?
    Simple answer
    There is this force to be reckoned with and We are the Super Moderators.

    Myself
    Cogito
    Kit603
    ILTBY
    Sapphire.


    Report things to us and we will act upon those reported things we always do. Those of you who know me know I will act and I will punish
    Those of you who Know Cogito also Know this.
    Kit603 has always been on hand to help she has always looked into complaints
    Sapphire has worked here for sometime now
    And ILTBY is here now and I can assure you she will also act.

    The problem isn't the rep points it never was. Its the Spiteful Members we have. But remember we are here to prevent that. Unless you tell us we are not mind readers.

    I would say the rep system should remain in place changing it is giving in to those that ruin it.

    After all said and done we are a writing forum not a reputation giving forum.


    Thanks
    ~Raven.
    Senior Super Moderator
     
    1 person likes this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page