Started by ComSoft6128, 19:41, 05 February 22
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Quote from: MaV on 20:50, 05 February 22Um, not sure this is a good idea. A more prolific writer will eventually just garner more and more "reputation" simply by posting because some people will eventually like a post once in a while. At least that is what I can garner from looking at some of the scores in a few threads anyway.
Quote from: ComSoft6128Reputation?
Quote from: Gryzor on 15:19, 09 February 22Well now that the thing is dead we can discuss in as a source of academic interest.Let's begin by recognising that in different countries/cultures these kind of things may translate in very different concepts. Also, let me say that I never cared for such indicators myself - high scores don't really motivate me (maybe apart from a "hey, cool" second or two), and low scores don't really demotivate me. But these scoring systems *are* there in *all* forum platforms (don't look for Karma/Likes etc, even the number of posts or class-based description is the same), so surely there must be something to it? But nobody has ever, ever complained about the visibility of the Posts figure or the description (haha, you @Nworc n00b! You're still a 464! ).Personally, I don't think that a single number can reduce a person to anything within reason; Maybe 'reputation' is a pretty abstract and vague word to use in our context, but I can't think of anything better to be honest. But in all honesty, with Karma +/- it pretty much encompasses what we are interested in - how valued the member is in the community; it's not a passive measure, others shape that figure and it is (should?) be understood that it doesn't quite describe a person but rather (and merely) his presence *here*. It's not like we're running an AI that can understand if you're a good human or if you're held in high regard by others in your real life...
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