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Until further notice, the Mac-Forums reputation system has been disabled. When we are ready to reactivate the system, we will post here to announce when that will occur.

We have taken these steps for several reasons:

- A growing issue with rep system abuse
- An unhealthy, obsessive focus that has started to build around the rep system
- An increasing problem with people leaving inappropriate feedback with the rep points

Overall the rep system has lost the innocence and altruistic purpose for which we instituted the program to begin with. Our hope is that temporarily removing the feature, it will give everyone time to adjust and allow the system to function as it was intended.
 
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yeah that happens i guess.

good bye green dots!
 

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Schweb, I think you guys did the right thing for now. It was going a bit far and way too much focus put on the system. Good decision.
 
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I agree, I think the system is good gone as it is now.

although the screen looks a little funky with out the dots... we need to put something there. ;)
 
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i just hope that post count and member since dates dont become something we measure validity of posts by
 
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if/when the rep comes back, will we all start fresh or pick up where we left off?
 
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How about a faux rep system? We could just design the number of green dots we each have - that way we could impress others!! hehehe
 
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I won't miss the dots, but I enjoyed the little 'private' commentary! (I know Mods could see)
 
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I knew this was going to happen. However, can we have the post count system back? it seems so weird without lil' green dots
 
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The pst count is still on. The green dots were rep...
 
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Yes - but before MF had the Rep System, wasn't there some type of dots for post count? or have I lost my mind/had a kernel panic and need to be restarted?
 

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your rep score was what determined how many green dots you had.

post count had nothing to do with it, and it's still lodged firmly between your location and your mac's specs. ;)
 

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It should be interesting as to how the lack of the rep system impacts attitudes. If nothing else, it kept a lot of folks in check, which is why I was fond of it. I've said it before, I know, but this has got to be one of the friendliest forums I've ever frequented - and I think a lot of that can be attributed to the rep system. People wanted to have those green dots. It might have been nothing more than psychological, but you saw very little flaming - especially of noobs, asking questions that had been asked time and again.

I know a lot of people get aggravated by that, but there's nothing more unwelcoming for a new member than to be shot down when asking your very first question - even if you unintentionally committed a faux pas by not searching first. I truly hope our normal sense of community lives on without the rep system.

Either way, I trust the mods on this forum to keep it a nice place to be - it is well moderated. I've always enjoyed my time here - even when I didn't know what the rep system was.
 
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It should be interesting as to how the lack of the rep system impacts attitudes. If nothing else, it kept a lot of folks in check, which is why I was fond of it. I've said it before, I know, but this has got to be one of the friendliest forums I've ever frequented - and I think a lot of that can be attributed to the rep system. People wanted to have those green dots. It might have been nothing more than psychological, but you saw very little flaming - especially of noobs, asking questions that had been asked time and again.

I know a lot of people get aggravated by that, but there's nothing more unwelcoming for a new member than to be shot down when asking your very first question - even if you unintentionally committed a faux pas by not searching first. I truly hope our normal sense of community lives on without the rep system.

Either way, I trust the mods on this forum to keep it a nice place to be - it is well moderated. I've always enjoyed my time here - even when I didn't know what the rep system was.


you have a great point.. It will be interesting to see if that "friendly forum" attitude will last.
 

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