Ridiculous reputation?

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    Ridiculous reputation?

    I'm just curious as to what exactly the reputation points mean and how it affects our position on the board. I just checked my control panel and i had x amount of points then i saw I had x - 33 points. When i looked at the comment the poster wrote: "too much usage of the word sad, and it was cheezy and it got on my nerves"
    WTF???? on a post about freeware??? Sorry I don't get this and I'd hate to see me get kicked off the board, because somebody thought my post was 'cheezy', thats a vicious thing to do and really infantile.
    So I guess i'm just ranting, but I wanted to see if anyone disagreed with the repuation points on here, or whether the mods would be taking it off on the next upgrade.
    Next thing you know, someone who recieves a not so positive rep reataliates and gives the same to the person who gave a negative rep points. And then it snowballs from there. Isn't that kinda stupid? C'mon ppl grow up!
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    The reputation that matters isn't measured with points. If some goofball gives you a bad reputation for something silly, just remember that the opinions of people like that aren't important. Personally, I think that all additions to reputation should require a comment and list the person who gave it to discourage "rep wars" and encourage constructive criticism.
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    Hi prelude how are you doing?
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    Much better, thank you for asking.
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    The rep system works well for me Most of the time the rep system balances out. At least IMO

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    I have gotten some pretty od ones too. Ive had points taken off for "Stupid Thread Title", and sometimes on posts that seem to have nothing to do with anything I get discounted. It also works the opposite way too though, I'll get points for things that I really shouldnt... I guess your reputation is just an average of how people on the board see you.

    Edit: lol at thantos reputation, jeez,
    but that goes to show that it balances out because the people who give alot of help have High reps while the trouble makers usually have 2 or 3 red dots
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    I've gotten some strange rep before....I might note that older members tend to have more influence

    And thantos needs some bad rep
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    reputation is for the people in GD... haha losers.

    I might note that older members tend to have more influence
    ha, right... im one of the oldest members here, and i have NO influence... maybe thats cause im an ass hat and never post anymore, but its still not fair.

    And thantos needs some bad rep
    you have no clue how hard im fighting it...
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    well, thanks for the replies, I thought i was the only one it bothered. Just like to say to all my fellow canadians and for having pity on me - ROTFL. That's funny didn't really mean to whine and the actions wasn't really what i expected, In any case.

    Quote Originally Posted by Prelude
    The reputation that matters isn't measured with points. If some goofball gives you a bad reputation for something silly, just remember that the opinions of people like that aren't important. Personally, I think that all additions to reputation should require a comment and list the person who gave it to discourage "rep wars" and encourage constructive criticism.
    I totally agree with this. ppl should have to post their names besides their comments. but hey I'm just a big prelude "fanboy"

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    Just one thing
    Is there a limit for bad reputation?,
    I want to know just in case,
    I was wondering.
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    i dont post much, but i remember i had points taken away because i said i didnt trust microsoft software. i guess that was one of those opinions that didnt really matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abyssphobia
    Just one thing
    Is there a limit for bad reputation?,
    I want to know just in case,
    I was wondering.
    thx in adv.


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    Yeah is somewhere in the neighborhood of -999,999,999 with postive 999,999,999 being the max or so.

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    btw thantos how many rep points do you have ?
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    Got a little ways to go before hitting the cap

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