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    Post by Delvanoc on Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:31 pm

    I am not sure if this has been asked before (most likely has), but can somebody explain what the reputation under mine and other's names mean?
    Also, if it is what I think it is, then how does one go about increasing it?
    If it is user based, how do I add reputation to somebody else?
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    Post by berkut on Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:19 pm

    Hi Zeppelin Metal,

    To my knowledge, reputation is just a user defined method of describing how useful that member's posts are. The purpose of reputation is to signify the value of a person's posts, meaning how trustworthy it is. The idea behind this being that people who are voted up would be so because they have dispensed valuable information in the past.

    Reputation can be increased (or decreased) for a member by using the plus and minus symbols that appear to the left of their avatar within the text section of a post. Note that you have a limited number of times per day that you can 'rep' someone (I think 2?). Also, you can only alter someone's reputation after you have made a certain number of posts. Reputation can also be increased by giving thanks to someone, this is only available if you are the thread creator, and can only be done once for a thread (confirm?).

    Note that the value of reputation is debatable, on one hand, a member who has high reputation may indeed be very useful. On the other hand, there are people like me who say, have 20 reputation, but know next to nothing about Dark Souls. In a similar fashion, a member who just joined the forums would have zero rep, but could know as much about Dark Souls as a person with 100 rep.

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    Post by Emergence on Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:44 pm

    The best way to look at rep is not knowledge of the game, but contribution to the community. Helpful, insightful, original, peacemaking, these are all examples of qualities that tend to earn rep.


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    Post by Delvanoc on Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:05 pm

    Thank you for such a thorough explanation. Answered my question(s) completely. happy
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    Post by DoughGuy on Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:35 pm

    I'll just confirm its only 2 reps per day and you can only thanks once per thread. Not once per person per thread, once per thread.


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    Post by Tolvo on Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:31 pm

    I'm pretty sure you also cannot give out negative or positive rep until you have around thirty five posts, I could be wrong but I believe someone discovered that once in the Off-Topic section.
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    Post by Emergence on Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:34 pm

    Tolvo wrote:I'm pretty sure you also cannot give out negative or positive rep until you have around thirty five posts, I could be wrong but I believe someone discovered that once in the Off-Topic section.

    That is correct.


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    Post by Serious_Much on Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:43 pm

    oh look, the guys with the highest rep on here both on the same thread!

    wanna share your secrets my friends? I seem to be falling behind by not posting in what seems to be Rep freefall month


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    Post by Tolvo on Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:47 pm

    I don't have the highest rep, Baal or Fex probably do haha.

    I don't think a person should actively seek Rep, just as a person shouldn't go around wanting to have their deeds judged. You should just be yourself. I just happen to be a guy who likes to make a lot of jokes and people like to rep up funny posts, but I'm not actually sure if they should. I think people should actually focus more on repping up people who post useful information regarding builds, pvp, tactics, boss fights, etc.
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    Post by Emergence on Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:49 pm

    No, Tolvo you are the highest, followed by myself. Prepare to be beheaded.


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    Post by Tolvo on Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:50 pm

    Wait I am? Oh god, I've got a bullseye on my back now.
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    Post by Serious_Much on Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:56 pm

    Tolvo wrote:I don't have the highest rep, Baal or Fex probably do haha.

    As if you ever doubted my stats. silly

    and damn, usually I never get rep for amusing posts, I had to snipe the first post on threads to do that and now you're the one whos fastest on the gun, guess I'll get working on my delivery. lol!


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    Post by berkut on Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:05 pm

    Your only hope now is to be quickly downrepped Tolvo, better get cracking on making unappreciated comments silly (jk)


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    Post by Tolvo on Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:06 pm

    I know, I'll just start talking about call of duty in every thread, and how Dark Souls players aren't skilled enough because they can't no scope. I'm sure to be down repped!
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    Post by Delvanoc on Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:31 pm

    Probably instantaneously.


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    Post by Tolvo on Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:34 pm

    Oh yeah another thing about rep, I'm pretty sure a single post can only be voted on five times, negative or positive. So if you see a post with two negatives and three positive, and you want to even that out you can't. It's set in stone. I think, Emergence could tell me I'm completely wrong and a fool for attempting to understand the system, or I could be right and act smug about how I guess the reputation system worked, then get downrepped for acting smug. Hey that could solve my problem!
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    Post by skarekrow13 on Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:29 pm

    I thought it was votes for prom king and queen.......might have to rethink how I've been voting

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    Post by ARSP on Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:34 pm

    Tolvo if you are so desperate to get down voted I could do it for you big grin


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    Post by Extertionist on Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:55 am

    SInce I have -2 reputation, I must have utterly useless posts.


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    Post by Tolvo on Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:04 am

    Not necessarily, it means probably you were in an argument with someone at some point, or posted a controversial idea.

    Not everyone has the perfect track record, I know I've gotten my downreps for posts that were a bit colourful.
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    Post by Extertionist on Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:06 am

    I see, well, at least there's alot of room up there.
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    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:29 am

    I still haven't the foggiest how to up or down-vote a post...

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    Post by Tolvo on Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:30 am

    You don't have enough posts to rep a person up or down, in about three or two posts you'll see a + and - next to posts.
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    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:32 am

    Good to know.

    I thought I was just an idiot or was blind (both?) because I just wasn't seeing the same thing others were.

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    Post by DoughGuy on Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:37 am

    1. you can vote more than 5 times. My NPC thread has 6 up votes.
    2. The formula for rep makes no sense. Ive had +1s give me 1 2 or 3 rep and Ive had thanks give 2, 3 or 4. How much are each worth?


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