Reputation Power

Discussion in 'News' started by Pierce, 29 April 2009 Social URL.

  1. Pierce

    Pierce Administrator Staff Member

    I didnt realize so many people would notice that rep power was reduced but anyways.

    This is why, reputation power was getting completly out of hand to such a point that it was crazy. You only need 10 reputation comments from high rep power peopled and you would have a star.. imagine in another year the site just being over run with millions of stars under everybodys name.

    The options were to:

    - restart reputation from scratch
    - increase the amount of reputation required to gain stars
    - decrease reputation power in order to slow it down

    The other idea is to introduce a new system to reward good posts (which is why reputation exists) and have reputation still there.

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  3. cah-ching

    cah-ching Gold Member

    I think it's fantastic. I always felt that reps should be given for useful, helpful, supportive/informative posts and that is the rule for which I distribute my own. Seems that it's not always the case - why else would it be getting out of hand? Back in the day Stars didn't exists, just the small blobs, but I think the stars have become 'collectors items'. Whenever I've acquired a star I'm genuinely pleased because my reps are for posts I've given in support/help for someone - I think!

    So good on you for curbing this before it got out of hand :D:woohoo:
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  4. *angie*

    *angie* loves food and cooking

    So, if I may ask, how have you decreased it, have you simply factored it down, or done something more complex?

    Also, are you expecting that this solution will remain, or that it is temporary before it is changed again?
  5. Taz

    Taz Spam Hunter

    When someone reps you, you get one point for every hundred they have. So, when I had 542 points if I repped you, you'd get 5 points. It was making peoples rep go up too quickly
  6. Pierce

    Pierce Administrator Staff Member

    It was a really difficult call and we have talked about it in moderation and Ive thought about it for over a week now.

    I would *love* to reset the reputation and start from scratch... but that wouldn't be fair to those who have been here since the start when it was only little blobs.

    Then the site got bigger, more people rep'ed each other(which is great), then i think sonkie got the first star which was a *MAJOR* achievement, but ever since its gone from 1 to 9 stars and it just keeps going up and up and up. Its hit the tipping point and unless something was done its only going to get more insaine.

  7. *angie*

    *angie* loves food and cooking

    I just wondered how the new rep points have been arrived at - my numbers have dropped from 30 ish to 6 - has everyone's dropped by a factor of 6?
  8. Taz

    Taz Spam Hunter

    I think it's great that there is a system for recognising valued members. I also love how most Mods have disabled their rep, it shows that they are here for the members IMO
  9. cah-ching

    cah-ching Gold Member

    Who has 9 stars?!!!!!! :wow:
  10. KD

    KD Gone fishing

    Nobody yet :D
  11. Pierce

    Pierce Administrator Staff Member

    Its been factored down, you now need 5 times more reputation points (look at UserCP to see how many points you have) before you get back to where you were. Unfortunatly I do not see this lasting very long and we will be back in this position in the future. The plan is to introduce a new method of providing feedback for good posts that will reduce the amount of rep spread around the forum.

    I couldnt touch the required reputation points to make up a star because everybodys star would have disapeared....

  12. *angie*

    *angie* loves food and cooking

    thank you - I would rep you, but I guess that's not the point ;)
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  13. Eclipse

    Eclipse Gold Member

    Thanks for the explanation Pierce, but I see from another thread that you re-set the rep points as you are coming up with another idea, to be revealed on Friday. However, my rep points were 310 and are now 270, so mine haven't been re-set to where they were, can you explain?
  14. Taz

    Taz Spam Hunter

    I just noticed that mine have gone up again, Yesterday it was 542 then dropped down to 80 and now 409. I'm confused :(
  15. HellieCopter

    HellieCopter Gold Member

    I do agree that it needed sorting out - I use rep for useful, informative and supportive posts, not just directed at me, but when I read something someone else has said to another member and I think it's great.

    If you're designing another scheme that rewards that kind of thing, then smashing...I love new, sparkly, fun things :)

    Thanks for all your work on maintaining such a brilliant site...

    Hellie x
  16. cah-ching

    cah-ching Gold Member

    I love this too! I think its great :) Not sure all mods have disabled their rep power though ... :confused:
  17. Starlight

    Starlight Gold Member

    I think its only Lacey and KD who have
  18. Isis

    Isis Ancient Egypt Nut!

    DQ also has as well :)
  19. KD

    KD Gone fishing

    Oh, oh...someone has mentioned my name.

    Rep??? Rep??? What's rep then? :confused:

  20. XlosingitX

    XlosingitX Gold Member

    :jelous:i would turn my head 360% for half a ruddy star !!:jelous:
  21. Pierce

    Pierce Administrator Staff Member

    Yes it might be a bit lower. It was giving an additional 1 reputation point for every 100 posts, I changed it to 1 every 1,000 posts. I will put it back Friday night, I just need some breathing room at the moment on the reputation system.


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