Forum idea; spend rep points

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  1. Harambe

    Harambe Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I know this is grossly undercutting an offer to ban another person. But if we clean up the rep system, perhaps we should look into ways to spend rep points?
     
  2. Jason

    Jason Administrator Staff Member

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    Interesting. Problem is rep is/can be inflated especially by specific groups (cough -- Chooo Chooo). Although I like it generally, I think rep is broken enough that this would get ugly.

    My two cents...
     
  3. b_line

    b_line Well-Known Member

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    I didn't know Colton was part of any rep trains?
     
  4. Harambe

    Harambe Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Is it a good enough idea to think of ways to mitigate that from happening?

    Let's say we start everyone back at zero. No, fools, I don't feel sorry for you; rep isn't worth crap as it is now anyway. It's not like you're really loosing anything.

    If we give people things that they can spend rep on, would that alone be enough? It takes someone what... a month to go from 0-100? Even with chuggalugga choochoo rep abilities...

    Things like Custom management tags... custom management tags and/or avatars for other posters post reduction, altered rep points, "tokens" for every 100 Rep Adjustment Power they get that would allow users to purchase something like custom ad banners Available for a few days/weeks/whatever.

    If the underground reproad becomes too big a problem, maybe make rep less meaningful, or non existent for subforums?
     
  5. The Blue Elephant

    The Blue Elephant Well-Known Member

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    Did you just quote yourself?
     
  6. Harambe

    Harambe Well-Known Member Contributor

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    From another section of the site/thread, yes. It was to provide context... something I said in jest came about to me as not a terrible idea really.
     
  7. VINYLONE

    VINYLONE Bringin' the diversity! Contributor

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    Admin, is there any way to turn off rep per user? Meaning, if I wanted rep to be turned off for my profile as well as the ability to like my posts could that be accomplished?
     
  8. RandyForRubio

    RandyForRubio Well-Known Member

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    You're such a trendsetter.
     
  9. Maneesh

    Maneesh Well-Known Member

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    I will give me reps to anyone who wants some. Please just ask!
     
  10. addictionary

    addictionary Well-Known Member

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    It would lead to oligarchic anarcy. There would be a rep strong group to ban anyone they want without any democtatic and just motive need to show to the community. The only logical upgrade that could be made to the current system is to remove the cap and monitor rep activity to bring law to overrepping within rep gangs. But this would require an insanely more amount of moderating so it is undo-able. I will contact colton in a few days and ask him to do me.
     
  11. Harambe

    Harambe Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I joked that a ban could be bought... but I understand entirely that it's not really an option.

    Now, banning someone from a specific forum(Utah Jazz, General Discussion, General Sports) if enough of the 100's got in on it together might be, so long as it's only a week or so. But then again, if you've got cool stuff to spend your rep on, and a cap at 100, who would wait that long? Your target must really be an awful poster, and perhaps deserves a time out if that's the case.

    And no, I'm pretty sure colton will not do you. I don't care how many rep points you have, I'm pretty sure prostitution will not be on the list available for purchase.
     
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  12. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    No, I don't think so.
     
  13. nightmare3983

    nightmare3983 First BF League CHAMP Contributor

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    I have a question related to this: There are two posters on the member list, Enes CanTear You Apart and Gameface, who have their rep bars grayed out. You can still rep their posts, but did they ask to have that show up as gray?

    https://jazzfanz.com/memberlist.php?order=asc&sort=reputation&pp=30
     
  14. VINYLONE

    VINYLONE Bringin' the diversity! Contributor

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    I appreciate the response, sir.
     
  15. VINYLONE

    VINYLONE Bringin' the diversity! Contributor

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    Interesting find. I wonder if there's something that Colton doesn't know.
     
  16. nightmare3983

    nightmare3983 First BF League CHAMP Contributor

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    On JazzFanz, probably not.
     
  17. moevillini

    moevillini the Chief Old D'oh Staff Member

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    just log out of life - that'd work...
     
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  18. b_line

    b_line Well-Known Member

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    He could always take up smoking drugs...
     
  19. RandyForRubio

    RandyForRubio Well-Known Member

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    The Moe-Vinyl battle always kills me.
     
  20. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    That's weird. I have no idea why their rep bars are displaying like that.
     

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