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    Negative reps.

    I find myself lately checking my reps, worried about the reds rather than concentrating on talking about Mountain Bikes. JMO, but I think that allowing the reds hurt the forum and distracts what this great forum should focus on.

    Mountain biking!

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    Reps shouldn't be anonymous - positive OR negative. Require that users sign their love/hate !!!!

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    All this rep is crap and just completely useless! People leave negative reps because they are totally a**holes, so whats the use of this non-sense?

    We all know whom the true a**holes are on here, they live and thrive to be one, so why have this reps BS?!?!?!?

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    In the long run, it will diminish the validity of this forum. I got hit for being thankfull for waking up on the Santa thread. I was called a dick!



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    I just gave all there of you positive rep...

    Merry Christmas... LOL

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    Just sent some back at ya NEPMTBA. Good Karma and Merry Christmas to you as well.

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    Overall, I think the rep thing works just fine. So who cares if you get hit with negative every once in a while? It's not like it affects anything anyway. It's a good way to give feedback without cluttering up the thread itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary H View Post
    I find myself lately checking my reps, worried about the reds rather than concentrating on talking about Mountain Bikes.
    Really? Everyone's experience varies, but I've found that after the initial excitement of the new rep feature died down, I've received few rep hits; positive or negative, which is not all that surprising because many of my posts are neither particularly controversial or profoundly helpful.

    Of course it is not a perfect system, but sometimes it is nice to be able to:

    Thank people for giving helpful advice, or providing good entertainment,
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    Provide negative feedback when people give incorrect information or cause unneeded controversy and bickering.

    I'd say the biggest flaw is the anonymity of the rep. It gives people the opportunity to say some very rude / mean / inappropriate things without being accountable for it.
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    I got like 5 negs because I didn't support the occupy wall street movement. It is forum on the internet, who cares what other aholes think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkj__ View Post
    Thank people for giving helpful advice, or providing good entertainment,
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    Provide negative feedback when people give incorrect information or cause unneeded controversy and bickering.
    My thoughts exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad mechanic View Post
    My thoughts exactly.
    Agreed 100%.

    Trouble is that many seems to have a problem with people whom don't share their point of view. It is one of the major drawbacks of the anonymity of the internet, since many tends to visit places with people who shares their own opinion.
    Once those people are in a place where they expect their opinion to be "the right opinion", and some disagrees, they turn frustrated and start acting up.

    At least now those people can take their frustrations out on other people in private, and maybe clutter the threads a bit less.
    I for one don't care what people write in a negative rep, if it is obvious there is nothing substantial behind, and it just looks like venting.

    Actually come to think of it, I and Bad Mechanic should have filled up each others negative rep by now, if we had to rep each other every time we disagree


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Magura View Post
    Actually come to think of it, I and Bad Mechanic should have filled up each others negative rep by now, if we had to rep each other every time we disagree
    HAH! Truth right there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Magura View Post
    Actually come to think of it, I and Bad Mechanic should have filled up each others negative rep by now, if we had to rep each other every time we disagree
    As humorous as that thought is, the the system does not let you do that. You have to rep something like 20 people before you can hit the same people again. Personally, I don't use the rep feature THAT much, so I won't be able to hit those I detest with more negative rep anytime soon.

    Apparently I've repped bad mechanic for something before (no idea what ), so even if I love or hate one of his posts in this thread (for example) I can't toss him any more rep.
    Last edited by rkj__; 12-07-2011 at 08:00 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkj__ View Post
    As humorous as that thought is, the the system does not let you do that. You have to rep something like 20 people before you can hit the same people again. Personally, I don't use the rep feature THAT much, so I won't be able to hit those I detest with more negative rep anytime soon.

    Apparently I've repped bad mechanic for something before (no idea what ), so even if I love or hate one of his posts in this thread (for example) I can't toss him any more rep.
    That's one of my big issues as well. They either need to lower the limit before you can rep someone again (I think it's 100 right now), or they need to lower the number of people you can rep in a day (I think it's 10 right now). As it is, it's hard to really reward the quality posters on the board.

    Apparently I've already repped rkj__ as well, though I don't remember what for either...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkj__ View Post

    I'd say the biggest flaw is the anonymity of the rep. It gives people the opportunity to say some very rude / mean / inappropriate things without being accountable for it.
    I agree!

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    Add another one for getting rid of anonymous reps. It's not the little red dot that matters, but the comments that go with them. Myself and others have begun receiving random insults for benign posts.

    For instance, in a the thread where someone was complaining about there being a women's forum (in the women's forum), I responded saying it's a good place for embarrassing period questions, not to mention MTBRs zillion other niche forums. I got neg repped with the following comment:

    "your parents are union working trash just like you."

    The comment is just flat out odd. But the anonymity of it is creepy. Someone else received a negative rep with the following comment for a ridiculously benign thread:

    "Don't pretend you are intelligent when you are a complete dumb ass."

    Not sure if this is happening all over MTBR, or if some d-bag who hasn't discovered the wide world of internet porn is taking his frustrations out on the Women's Lounge, but it's unfortunate that there's now a system that allows people to throw insults without fear of repercussion, or even a response. Especially when the rep feature isn't anonymous over on RoadBikeReview.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catzilla View Post
    Especially when the rep feature isn't anonymous over on RoadBikeReview.

    Thanks for listening, Powers That Be.
    It seems like MTBR is lagging behind RBR just a little bit.

    RBR got the software upgrade first, then MTBR.
    Next RBR lost the ability to tag threads, because people also used it to leave inappropriate messages anonymously. Later, MTBR lost tags.
    IIRC, RBR rep started anonymously, then the user names were added. (or am I wrong here?) Maybe MTBR will finally get user names attached to rep as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonsai-CP View Post
    All this rep is crap and just completely useless! People leave negative reps because they are totally a**holes, so whats the use of this non-sense?

    We all know whom the true a**holes are on here, they live and thrive to be one, so why have this reps BS?!?!?!?
    +Rep for you cuz I agree with you
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    Ah... in a perfect world.

    That said, MTBR is far too loose, immature; already infected with internet anonymity syndrome. We have a PM system if any kind of comment is needed. I pay no more attention to how long someone's green tip is. And if I notice RED rep- this person gets more than equal attention for whatever reason as irony would have it. The system has already played itself out.

    An idea worth trying okay. Such as the blogs, sounded good at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catzilla View Post
    Add another one for getting rid of anonymous reps. It's not the little red dot that matters, but the comments that go with them. Myself and others have begun receiving random insults for benign posts.

    For instance, in a the thread where someone was complaining about there being a women's forum (in the women's forum), I responded saying it's a good place for embarrassing period questions, not to mention MTBRs zillion other niche forums. I got neg repped with the following comment:

    "your parents are union working trash just like you."

    The comment is just flat out odd. But the anonymity of it is creepy. Someone else received a negative rep with the following comment for a ridiculously benign thread:

    "Don't pretend you are intelligent when you are a complete dumb ass."

    Not sure if this is happening all over MTBR, or if some d-bag who hasn't discovered the wide world of internet porn is taking his frustrations out on the Women's Lounge, but it's unfortunate that there's now a system that allows people to throw insults without fear of repercussion, or even a response. Especially when the rep feature isn't anonymous over on RoadBikeReview.

    Thanks for listening, Powers That Be.
    The real fun is going to be once the rep system is changed to work like at RBR, then we will get to see whom called you an ass
    Once that happens, those people are most likely not so proud of themselves anymore


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    Quote Originally Posted by grandsalmon View Post
    Ah... in a perfect world.

    That said, MTBR is far too loose, immature; already infected with internet anonymity syndrome. We have a PM system if any kind of comment is needed. I pay no more attention to how long someone's green tip is. And if I notice RED rep- this person gets more than equal attention for whatever reason as irony would have it. The system has already played itself out.

    An idea worth trying okay. Such as the blogs, sounded good at the time.
    Well put, sir!

    As if the internet wasn't anonymous enough already. All this "Rep" baloney does is promote 'keyboard courage' and political correctness.

    It does encourage me to spend more time riding and less time on this site, however.
    Last edited by art23; 12-17-2011 at 12:29 PM.

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    Rep is stupid, doubly so for anonymous rep, I'd bet the majority of everyone here feels that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 92gli View Post
    Reps shouldn't be anonymous - positive OR negative. Require that users sign their love/hate !!!!
    +1111

    I'm sick of all these jamokes who neg rep and don't sign their names. Grow a pair!!!

    And why are some of the reps in grey? Noticed that as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    +1111

    I'm sick of all these jamokes who neg rep and don't sign their names. Grow a pair!!!

    And why are some of the reps in grey? Noticed that as well.
    Grey reps come from those with zero rep power. They neither add nor remove rep points.
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    ^ Thanks! Repped.

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