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Old Aug 11th, 2005, 02:04 PM   #1
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Question About Poster Conduct Vis-a-Vis

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I have not been posting here for long, so pardon me if I sound uneducated on this issue.
In general, what is the criteria for bad repping a post?

I had two bad reps yesterday, which I think were given w/o basis and totally unjustified
  1. I created a post about Angela Haynes, but got her last name spelling wrong, which I promptly corrected when it was brought to my attention
  2. Added this rather half-hearted humorous post about Venus-Maria exhibition in Seoul
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Sharapova, Williams to Duel in Seoul Next Month

SEOUL (Yonhap) - Two of the world's leading female tennis players will compete in a match in Seoul next month, sports officials here said Tuesday.
They said that Russia's Maria Sharapova and America's Venus Williams will play against each other in eastern Seoul on Sept. 19 on the Korean post-harvest holiday of Chuseok..



Isn't this only a week after tthe US Open. I guess Vee will be busy again, taking her 2005 US Open victory tour to South Korea


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Sharapova stole the show last year at the Hansol Korea Open, the first WTA tour tournament ever held in South Korea.

Although she only played several matches here, her visit led to a burst of interest in tennis across the country and media headlines that read "Sharapova Fever."



Koreans and Japanese don't agree on a lot things, but they equaly go crazy about the Blonde One.
Just to outdo Japan earlier gesture toward Sharapova(puting her face on a postage stamp), Korea might name a goverment building after her.
Bad rep comment on 2: "For being a Venus William fan"

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Old Aug 11th, 2005, 02:32 PM   #2
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People can (and do) give out good and bad reps for whatever reason they see fit. The only thing that not allowed, as far as board rules go, are abusive comments (and yes, we can see your rep comments). On occasion, we will take action if there is an obvious and concerted effort to bomb someone into the red zone, but other than that...

Keep in mind that having a row of red dots won't affect your priviledges on this board in any way shape or form, and the only meaning any of it has, it what you chose to give it.
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Old Aug 11th, 2005, 02:40 PM   #3
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People can (and do) give out good and bad reps for whatever reason they see fit. The only thing that not allowed, as far as board rules go, are abusive comments (and yes, we can see your rep comments). On occasion, we will take action if there is an obvious and concerted effort to bomb someone into the red zone, but other than that...

Keep in mind that having a row of red dots won't affect your priviledges on this board in any way shape or form, and the only meaning any of it has, it what you chose to give it.
I think this 2 bad reps are rather baseless, frivolous and petty.
If posters are allowed to bad rep others on baseless ground, then it does a disservice to the board and its body of members
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Old Aug 11th, 2005, 02:48 PM   #4
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People can (and do) give out good and bad reps for whatever reason they see fit. The only thing that not allowed, as far as board rules go, are abusive comments (and yes, we can see your rep comments). On occasion, we will take action if there is an obvious and concerted effort to bomb someone into the red zone, but other than that...

Keep in mind that having a row of red dots won't affect your priviledges on this board in any way shape or form, and the only meaning any of it has, it what you chose to give it.
Griff, its a whore system, and we both know it. If it were just the "more convenient way" to compliment or criticize a post that some posters think, it wouldn't even have dots (or the "self multiplying" points) connected with it. And that's not sour grapes, as I'm plus about half a billion, though I've been on "nondisplay" by choice with this account from Day One, and give out only a few "good reps".
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Old Aug 11th, 2005, 02:50 PM   #5
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I think this 2 bad reps are rather baseless, frivolous and petty.
If posters are allowed to bad rep others on baseless ground, then it does a disservice to the board and its body of members
Don't worry, the system it's meant to work in a way so you can maintain a green status fairly easy.
A good rep from a poster adds more points that a bad rep from the same poster would subtract.
However abusive message in a bad rep comment should not be allowed (but unfortuntely it is sometimes...)
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Old Aug 11th, 2005, 02:56 PM   #6
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If the rep function bugs a person, they should just turn it off. It's a fun little function to play with, in essence, a toy...
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Old Aug 11th, 2005, 02:59 PM   #7
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I think this 2 bad reps are rather baseless, frivolous and petty.
I'm not arguing with you. They are baseless and petty. That's not the point.

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If posters are allowed to bad rep others on baseless ground, then it does a disservice to the board and its body of members
I'd say that's taking the rep comments far too seriously. I've gotten stupid reps, too (someone gave me "I don't like you" for a post reporting a score). So what? Like I said, they don't mean anything - it's just one more way for people to communicate on the board (just what some folks have to communicate is pretty foolish)
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Old Aug 11th, 2005, 03:01 PM   #8
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I'd say that's taking the rep comments far too seriously. I've gotten stupid reps, too (someone gave me "I don't like you" for a post reporting a score). So what? Like I said, they don't mean anything - it's just one more way for people to communicate on the board (just what some folks have to communicate is pretty foolish)
That's not exactly like "ugly ass piece of shit" though
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Old Aug 11th, 2005, 03:32 PM   #9
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That's not exactly like "ugly ass piece of shit" though
No, it's not - but then we can't exactly do anything about comments like that unless someone reports them (via pm is best). I said we CAN see them, I didn't say we go over every comment ever made just for kicks.
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No, it's not - but then we can't exactly do anything about comments like that unless someone reports them (via pm is best). I said we CAN see them, I didn't say we go over every comment ever made just for kicks.
Done that (no answer)
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I don't mind to get bad rep points ! I rarely give bad reps too.
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Never ceases to amaze me that people place so much significance on reps from an internet message board...

If the rep function bugs a person, they should just turn it off. It's a fun little function to play with, in essence, a toy...

you can turn it off ? how ?
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I don't mind to get bad rep points ! I rarely give bad reps too.
really ?

i saw a screenshot of your bad reps it's amazing how many you have lol.

I don't have many bad reps anymore
i found the ignore button now if i see something that i don't like
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you can turn it off ? how ?
By turning it off I meant nondisplay

It's in your User CP, Edit Options, and uncheck "Show My Reputation Level"
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