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    Is anybody using the reputation points function any more?
    Rod Sprague's Avatar
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    Is anybody using the reputation points function any more?
    I keep giving rep points but I'm beginning to wonder if anyone else is. I notice we are not promoting it like we used to and perhaps it's not all that important anyway, just wondering?
    I used to be conceited but now I'm perfect.

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    Is anybody using the reputation points function any more?
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    I have been using it though I must admit I haven't used it as much as I used to.

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    Is anybody using the reputation points function any more?
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    It's being used. Considering that traffic has been a bit slow lately, it would be natural for rep points to follow. Also, with the same folks getting the rep all the time, you're going to be seeing "spread it around".

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    Is anybody using the reputation points function any more?
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    I use it all the time, if earned.

    But, of course, as Charlie said, with seemingly fewer posts/posters, it is difficult to "spread it around". In which case, I advise the person assisted to do so.

    Ian
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    Is anybody using the reputation points function any more?
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    I try to use it, but, it seems like I only give it to the same member(s)? Since I don't know how many I need to spread it around to, it's hard to know, who to give it to? I think it has been two weeks since I was able to give it to somebody.

    Is there a way for members to track who they've given points to?
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrarr View Post
    I try to use it, but, it seems like I only give it to the same member(s)? Since I don't know how many I need to spread it around to, it's hard to know, who to give it to? I think it has been two weeks since I was able to give it to somebody.

    Is there a way for members to track who they've given points to?
    Not very intuitive, but click on the Settings option on the top right (next to Log Out) and you will be taken to a page that should show you the latest (about 15) reputation points you've received and given.
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    Is anybody using the reputation points function any more?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz0rEdge View Post
    Not very intuitive, but click on the Settings option on the top right (next to Log Out) and you will be taken to a page that should show you the latest (about 15) reputation points you've received and given.
    Thanks, that helps. I've never even looked down below. I've only gone to my Settings page, to adjust... settings.
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    Is anybody using the reputation points function any more?
    IWT's Avatar
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    Nick has also created a new post on this topic for users: https://www.mac-forums.com/news-and-...on-system.html

    Ian
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    Is anybody using the reputation points function any more?
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    Thanks much Ian...you beat me to it!

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    I don't really put much stock in the system. I don't remember the last time I read a post and used that user's reputation to decide whether to trust their info or advice. Assuming the post is well-written and detailed, I always use a "trust, but verify" approach.
    -Jonathan
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    Is anybody using the reputation points function any more?
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    I think one very good useful aspect of the reputation system is for new/newer members...especially if that newer member has a question that they need an answer to RIGHT NOW! Lol

    Newer members being "new"...don't exactly know how things work...thus seeing veteran members with decent amounts of reputation will invariably steer new members into trusting these members a bit more. Not to say that veteran members with less reputation don't post equally accurate & trustworthy info. It's just human-nature.

    I still occasionally join other internet forums. And when I join...I'm now the "newbie" If I have a "burning" question that I would like an answer to ASAP...even with all of the experience I have here at Mac-Forums...I'm still much more likely (at least initially) to "trust" a member on a new forum I've just joined with more reputation (again...human nature). Of course if I'm active on that forum...I will get to know who are the more active & knowledgeable members are...and then I will rely less & less on the reputation system.

    I should mention one other aspect of internet forums. Not all internet forums are the same...and not as well policed & managed as Mac-Forums. Some internet forums are like the "Wild, Wild, West":

    - Almost anything goes.
    - The forum may not have established community rules.
    - Forum staff may not be as involved.
    - The reputation system may be abused.
    - etc.

    Here at Mac-Forums we have:

    - A clear & established set of Community Guidelines.
    - An awesome & knowledgeable great bunch of regular veteran members.
    - A great bunch of newer members who also bring new points of view & experiences.
    - And we have a forum staff that really takes managing the forum seriously...has lots & lots of experience...and really knows their stuff technically.

    In a really well-run internet forum with lots of knowledgeable members and a very active staff...the reputation system may not seem as useful. But it still serves an important purpose...to keep track of all the quality/awesome effort that each member has contributed over the weeks, months, and years they've been a member. Also some members prefer to give positive feedback in a more anonymous manner...which the forum reputation system allows for.

    And hey...it feels pretty darn good to occasionally get some positive feedback & comments from fellow forum members we respect!

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Is anybody using the reputation points function any more?
    Rod Sprague's Avatar
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    Nice one Nick. I gave you a point.
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