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'Reputation' System Explained

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#1 caliban

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 06:56 AM

LongeCity Members and Registered Users can vote for each others posts to show approval of disapproval (by clicking in the right hand corner on the last line of each post). All contributors are enrolled in this scheme.
The following are a few points of information regarding that system.

-- Registered Users currently get to cast 4 positive votes per day and 2 negative votes
(It's more positive to express approval, so there are more options)

-- Members currently have 8 positive votes per day, and 4 negative votes
(This site is owned by its members, so their voice shapes it more strongly)

-- Members of leadership get no extra votes
(but Moderators can issue warnings or suspensions for violations of the bylaws)

-- Once you have cast a vote on reputation, you cannot change your mind
(Vote carefully, but don't ponder votes to hard, people may have mis-clicked)

-- Voting, both negative and positive, gives you a small amount of 'thank you points'
(We *want* you to use the option)

-- Getting positive votes GIVES the recipient a few 'thank you points'
(this is LongeCity's way of valuing high quality posters democratically. Those with a consistently good record will be able to buy some prizes from our virtual 'store')

-- Getting too many negative votes will place people on a watch list as a low quality contributor
(we will not ban people automatically based on this factor, but it will be a consideration)

--It is highly recommended that you tweak your settings (at the top of a thread) so that negative posts don't show in full.
(This will hopefully improve you forum experience, filtering out the garbage.)

-- NEGATIVE votes are for low-quality contributions only, do NOT vote a post down simply because you disagree
(this is so important that we'll think about putting in in the user agreement. Come on, you are grown ups, vote on quality, not sympathy)

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#2 Griff

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 06:42 AM

Thank you for this in depth explanation of this system.

May the limits on free users and members please be raised? Sometimes we are busy all week and only have one day to use the site in a long session. This limits us in our up and downvotes, where as users with a lot of time get more of an advantage because they are on daily.

Also, there needs to be a scaling to the limit of votes. Members with a lot of thank you points and a high reputation should have an even higher limit to votes cast. These are trusted users who are causing a positive impact on the site.

Let me know what you think, and I will add more later.


#3 protoject

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 08:37 PM

Cool. I figured it worked something like this but didn't know about the "hide negative post" option, thanks a lot!

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#4 Multivitz

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 11:21 AM

Competition is for the immature. It's used as a tool of motivation from improvement. The system of voting wants the Longecity members to guage another members posting worth by a number that is an accumilation of votes from hundreds of different users, that cover many subjects over endless possibilities.
Take em as you find em, maybe respect the fact that you don't know everything, you won't be able to comprehend everything said for one reason of another and some posters might have days better than some.
When I use my mobile the voting is hidden, so it makes voting less likely either way. So voting becomes a guide, if that, maybe a bashing tool?
But still, it's all good fun.

Edited by Multivitz, 23 January 2016 - 11:32 AM.

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