Why doesn't infraction lead to decreased Rep power?

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  1. Jazz Spazz

    Jazz Spazz Inconceivable Staff Member

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    You should bump your rep power up to 47 to match PKM, and then neg him. Might get his/her/it's attention more.
     
  2. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    Holy cow, is PKM that much higher in rep power than Jason & me? Time to do some rep rebalancing, I guess.
     
  3. nightmare3983

    nightmare3983 First BF League CHAMP Contributor

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    What does the formula look like now? The older posters seem to have benefited.
     
  4. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    I was tweaking the rep setting, then forgot what I started with. So I'm not sure how close these are to what we've been using but here are the new settings:

    1 rep pt for every 100 days since registering (I believe the old value was every 130-150 days, something like that)
    1 rep pt for every 5000 posts (I don't know what the old value was... perhaps every 3000-4000 posts, something like that)
    1 rep pt for every 300 pts of reputation (this is lower than the old value, but I don't have a good idea of what the old value was)
     
  5. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    Yeah, I decreased the effect of post count. I increased the effect of time-since-registering (which helps older posters). And I increased the effect of overall reputation.
     
  6. nightmare3983

    nightmare3983 First BF League CHAMP Contributor

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    Boo! So much for ever catching anyone that's ahead of me. FYI, the last settings I was aware of were:

    1 rep power point for every 141 days and 2500 posts. I don't remember the reputation though.
     
  7. franklin

    franklin Well-Known Member

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    Can we start out at zero again? I think it helps with newer posters feeling more empowered/less marginalized due to a stupid e-score. Same Batman and Robin will end up on top again in a few short months anyway.

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  8. nightmare3983

    nightmare3983 First BF League CHAMP Contributor

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    What would that make me if I'm a few rungs below Batman and Robin?
     
  9. Jazz Spazz

    Jazz Spazz Inconceivable Staff Member

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    Batgirl
     
  10. nightmare3983

    nightmare3983 First BF League CHAMP Contributor

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    That works.
     
  11. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    I don't know how to do that, sorry.
     
  12. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    The major factor is your own # of reputation points. (That's different than rep power.) You can still catch people by getting lots of rep points.
     
  13. nightmare3983

    nightmare3983 First BF League CHAMP Contributor

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    It'll take even longer now is all I'm saying since most of the people with more rep power got points added while I stayed the same. But I'm persistent in the pursuit of pointless acheivements, so it's all good.
     
  14. franklin

    franklin Well-Known Member

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    Can't you do it manually? I'll be the first volunteer.
     
  15. UGLI baby

    UGLI baby Well-Known Member

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    If you just take away the part of the formula where you get rewarded for how long you've been a member, it'll give new members the chance to catch up if they are worthy.

    If you think about it, the system as it stands is very similar to the Jazz. Blindly rewarding the veterans...

    I think the rep system should just be based 100% on how many rep points you've received, giving no weight to the amount of time youve been a member, or how many posts you have.

    It's a little hard for me to see how anything else makes sense to be honest.
     
  16. ONE LOVE

    ONE LOVE #Baby_Talk Staff Member

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    Neg rep doesn't make sense to me - because if a comment is bad enough to be an infraction then the mods can deal with it anyway. Furthermore, neg rep can lead to posters abusing that power in a negative way, and there's nothing the mods can do because it's not against the rule to simply neg rep someone. This loophole should be closed.

    Pos rep is good. Neg rep should be abolish IMO.
     
  17. Dr. Jones

    Dr. Jones In pursuit of #9 Contributor

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    What would you like to do with my attention once it's received?

    Or you could just post better?

    Let me preface with I don't care how the formulas are set.
    Having said that, if I owned the site I would do it EXACTLY the opposite. From a business perspective the formulas seem dumb.
    I would give the most rep power for posts, the second most for rep points, and the least for time served. The reason is you want to reward site members for visiting frequently, turning over pages, and creating maximum site activity. Rep points and time served does neither of these directly. Though rep points does indirectly because of a, presumably, better site content.

    Would truly enjoy Admin response to this.. just out of curiosity.
     
  18. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    I might be able to do it manually... but I'm not going to go through and manually change every single account on jazzfanz.
     
  19. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    No, doesn't work like that. Rep for admins is set to a constant value which I periodically adjust but which otherwise doesn't change over time, rather than using the formula like everyone else.


    You're assuming Jason's in this to make money. He isn't--he's in this to make a better community. Or so it seems to me. That's why I decided to reward rep level more and post count less (as per your bolded statement above). As far as time served, I just decided it was worth "rewarding" those who have been with us the longest.
     
  20. Dr. Jones

    Dr. Jones In pursuit of #9 Contributor

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    Not buying that completely. Some yes. If not interested in money, why have ads at all? Want to create the best community possible? Money helps.
    I'm sure Jason has far more pure objectives than money alone .. but it's incredibly naïve to own/run the site without concern for revenue.

    No disrespect intended, at all.
     

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