Reputation System - what sort?

Discussion in 'Network Information, Suggestions and Feedback' started by von Poop, Apr 26, 2013.


What sort Of System?

  1. Buttons - Negative & Positive Rating.

    28 vote(s)
  2. Buttons - Just Positive Rating

    8 vote(s)
  3. Buttons - Just Negative Rating

    1 vote(s)
  4. Like System.

    3 vote(s)
  5. Secondary Q - If Buttons system: I'd like to see who repped.

    24 vote(s)
  6. Secondary Q - If Buttons system: I DON'T want to see who repped.

    5 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Time to look at the 'Reputation System' properly.

    No 'comment-based' system like we had before available.
    Options on this software are:

    • The up-Down buttons:
    1. Positive Reputation Points Only
    2. Negative Reputation Points Only
    3. Both Positive & Negative Reputation points.
    4. Can see who left rep.
    5. Can't see who left rep.

    • A 'Like' System

    I liked the comment-based system, but there doesn't seem to be an analogous replacement.
    It was a good way of leaving little notres to people, though I suppose I've noticed already I'm sending a few more 'thanks' PMs than I did before, so maybe that's a good thing in some way.

    Both possible systems are focused on highlighting specific Content more than the User themselves
    Though everyone can also be given stars on their profile (felt odd typing that - personal stars a slightly 'girly' system?)

    The Up-Down Buttons:
    Each click on a post raises it's rating up or down by a single point.
    Bottom right of most pages there's a 'Highest Reputation Content' link:
    Which displays the best-rated posts - a sort of automatic 'threads people like'.

    Hit like for posts you... errrm... like.
    Generates the same sort of page, but 'Most Liked Content'
    (WW2F on this system:

    I think whatever system's chosen - it probably ought to be a clean slate with everyone's current points reset to zero.
    Two reasons for this:
    • Old rep system was private, except for displaying the overall rating a user had reached. Clicks made with it have been converted to the new system, & If I open up letting people see who left rep, it obliterates that previous privacy. Someone might have quietly repped a 'controversial' post they liked, and now wouldn't want that approval exposed.
    • Old system gave you points to give by membership time, post count & rep level. This meant points were built with some people giving 20+ rep points per hit. There would therefore be no level playing field once rep starts working at a simple point a time.

    So... A Poll.
    What Sort of rep system?
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  2. Combover

    Combover Guest

    I'd go with both positive and negative with no option to leave a note. It's simple and clean and the neagtive points also lets people know when they said something 'out of line' (intentionally or not).

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  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I agree with wot he said.
  4. DPas

    DPas Member

    Personally would be in favour of "3. Both" AND "4. Can see who left rep" (if possible) so that people can see that I thanked them for their efforts and that I am not being ignorant!
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  5. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Good point - meant to add that to the poll.
    I was assuming most people would prefer to see who left rep, but worth double-checking.
    Amending Poll.
  6. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Me too :smile:
  7. RosyRedd

    RosyRedd Senior Member

    In favour of 3 and 5 if the "who left rep" could be seen by everyone. I like giving positive rep without people necessarily knowing it was me. I would 'fess up if it was neg rep I left though. ;)
  8. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    In favour of pos-neg buttons with who left rep.

  9. Andreas

    Andreas Working on two books

    Me too.

    All the best

  10. urqh

    urqh Senior Member

    Just positive for me...Or I'll get negs...I quite like the just hit green arrow of the moment actually.
  11. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    Yep. I agree.
  12. -tmm-

    -tmm- Senior Member

    I voted for pos/neg buttons with the ability to see who clicked what.
  13. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Who would be able to see who left a rep - everyone, or just the recipient?
  14. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    following chat elsewhere.
    I've set it to 20 +reps per day
    And 5 -reps

    Shouldn't have been a problem for people to leave reps was at 5 a day - might be another issue causing that.
  15. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Hit another problem.
    Clearing everyone's rep to zero requires a server edit which I can't do - so that'll have to wait if that's the thing to do.
    Did think I might clear everyone's rep down to a maximum of 100 - but there's no way to bulk select members by rep, and I'm not doing that manually.

    Antsy about just letting everyone see who repped (which I could do now with a few clicks) because of previously stated 'private' concerns.

    D, I don't know - think it's a straight on/off - everyone can see everything if I turn it onto visible.
    If I can confirm it's just a given member whio can see who left their own points that'd be fine, as you could always see it on the old system.
    Will test later.
  16. Alanst500

    Alanst500 Senior Member

    Voted, I did it twice "Negative & Positive Rating" , "I'd like to see who repped". Dont really need a "coment System" just add another post to the thread with your coment.
  17. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Another little nugget:
    If you go to a person's profile and select 'Reputation' on the left, you can get the same sort of 'best repped posts' page as above, but tailored to that particular member.
    Quite a nice way of doing it.
  18. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Maybe Diane had it right, a rolling 24 hour rep system because I positive repped again this afternoon :smile:

    Hell Adam -being able to give 5 minus reps a day, hopefully no one would do that would they (and no, don't everyone send me any until I can see who you are) :wink:
  19. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Isn't it odd how chat about the rep system creates more feedback that some of the WW2 content threads on the forum ?
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  20. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    I think that's a bit unfair Owen. We are just replying to a poll/comments Adam has posted.
    I think quite a few members give feedback/add a lot to threads daily, in fact I have given positive feedback on some threads today.

    Not grumpy are we today? :wink:
    Look what you've made me do, make another post on this thread :biggrin:
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