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Heresy Online now has a reputation feature.

Here's how it works.


This mod gives the ability for you guys to give or take reputation from other members.
If you want to thank someone for a helpful post, article or tactica you can do so by clicking on the small +/- icon.
If someone acts like an asshole or behaves out fo turn you can give them a negative rep vote. Please add a reason for the vote as its viewable.
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If anyone is wondering why I have such a high rep its because I fucked up the install somehow - the forum thinks I joined in 1970...
Never mind though - I have a massive pool to reward people for Article submissions! (hint)
 

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This is a coolthing to have, but it might turn some people into further acts of stupidity b/c they hate every for their crappy points.
 

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I think a month trial should work. That way you can see how it will go and if people will be pricks about it. Just like trolls love to start flames, guaranteed they will like to delete Rep points.
 

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Ooo, nice one on the time limit Jez. That will definitely go a long way to limiting crazy changes to rep.

More I think about it, with Rep points being limited by how much you have yourself, trolls aren't really going to be able to get very far with this. After all, no one likes a troll and as such they will have very little points to alter someone else's stats.

Time will tell but this is definitely a cool add-on.
 

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This is a really cool idea.
 

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It's neat: I dunno what it'll be aside from "Hey neat." This is in my opinion, of course. It seems msot people will go by number of posts... ideally, though, the rep should be a "true" indicator of usefulness, or popularity.

A month is a good timeframe to test.

EDIT: It seems that REP climbs with posts, at least starting out... interesting.
 

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Given that reputation encourages good behaviour I can only see it as a good thing. From what I've heard so far there are some safeguards to prevent abuse. Post count doesn't always guarantee a good member, just a vociferous one.
 

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It does seem that rep rises with the number of posts you make. Could you please explain exactly how the reputation system works? How is reputation generated? How is it lost? When you give someone rep, does it deduct from your own pool? Knowing this will help us know who might abuse the system and how we are best to use it.
 

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Well reputation can be seen two ways.

1. post pumping.

2. encourage posts.

Custom ranks could be seen as a 'reward' for those who are worthy.
 

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Rep is awarded by the other forum members who can't allow more than a certain amount of points based on their own total from what I can tell.
 

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Being the trusty contrarian that I am, I'd have to say I am somewhat cynical about this. At this stage I think the system will float along without being spectacularly successful or destructive, but it does tend to encourage people doing whatever it is they do for the prposes of self-gain rather than simply because they want to be useful. Not only that, but when self-gain becomes the objective, the quality of everything that person does often goes down as a result.

Then again, I haven't seen this work, so it might actually be rather helpful if it works.

Still, I always preferred an older system I used once where there were no post counts or reputations or anything, and ranks were awarded solely by the moderating team. It's best for small fora where the scale allows it, and severely discourages look-at-me-ism.

I'll go along with the trial, until I see where it's going.
 

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Ah I gotcha, makes perfect sense, a rewarding system for being a good contributing member and a punishment for those whose cause havoc ;)
 

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Hmm, is it just me or does your own reputation rise when you give points to someone else? If so, I have to admit confusion as to why that should be so.
 
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