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2 rep limit?

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Users can only give a maximum of 5 reputation points in a 24 hour period.

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Users can only give a maximum of 5 reputation points in a 24 hour period.

 

Sir BoltBait! Is it possible daily 10 points increase? 

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Hmm.  Well, we don't want to "inflate" the value of rep points.  They're supposed to be very valuable, reserved only for amazing, mind-blowing stuff.  :-)  Imagine that they're $100 bills, whereas, for instance, a "Like" on Facebook is a penny.

 

That said, only 2 a day might be a bit low.  5-10 might be more reasonable.  Could use some thought.

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A few more than 5 per day could be a good thing because some days you spend a good amount of time browsing the forum and finding a good number of amazing stuff you hadn't seen before, and then one feels like giving reps immediately because the amazement felt is too damn high! :P Just an opinion :)

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http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/30159-number-of-reps-per-day-discussion/

 

Some people regularly use their allowance and some very rarely give out 'reps'. Like money, it doesn't work if no one spends but increasing the amount in circulation can also lead to deflation! :P :D

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http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/30159-number-of-reps-per-day-discussion/

 

Some people regularly use their allowance and some very rarely give out 'reps'. Like money, it doesn't work if no one spends but increasing the amount in circulation can also lead to deflation! :P:D

 

Wouldn't increasing the amount in circulation lead to Inflation? Especially with the recipient's head......... 

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Further on the rep phenomenon, when I pay a look at the plugins section I compare the number of downloads with the number of reps given and I think the difference looks somehow wrong. Something similar happens when I compile a source code to make a plugin compatible with the old 3.5.11 and I see a good number of downloads, but few or no rep given at all. Of course I'm not expecting the same number of reps the plugin author deserves, not even thankful posts since compiling a source code is nothing compared with the amount of time and effort invested by a coder in writing the plugin in the first place, but on the other hand one can always choose to compile for oneself and not share it. Instead, I make a post and see several downloads only a few hours later, which means that many still use the old 3.5.11 and I've done them a sort of a little service in a way.

 

Not that I'm taking this personally. Rather, I believe both coders and compilers of specific versions deserve more reps than they get regardless of who they are and regardless of a plugin's complexity and applicability. I mean that someone did something for others to try and use and eventually enjoy, and didn't charge for it. If you're not willing to make a post to say thanks, at least give the person a rep after downloading whatever they share.

 

Even I myself should give more reps than I do. There's the limit of 5 and on the following days I may forget to come back to where I wanted to give the rep. I'd like to have a rep reminder, so that I can check the reminder and give what I feel I'm owing as soon as the rep counter allows me, but I assume such a feature may be difficult to implement and even sound as a far-fetched expectation. Anyway, perhaps a counter of 10 would solve some of the "repping" issues :)

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My own personal opinion (of which I have legion) is that a *small* increase might be useful for those using the system. Users who do not use the system will never know/care.

I would be happy to propose SEVEN rep points per 24 hour period.

Thoughts?

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I'm happy whatever the number - I do think there should be a prize for the first person to reach 1000 though! ;) :beer:

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Imagine that they're $100 bills

 

I agree. Just like money, rarity gives them their value. (look at bitcoin).  I will admit that I have gotten frustrated whilst running, but that was a "tough love" lesson.

 

 

 

I do think there should be a prize for the first person to reach 1000 though!  ;)  :beer:

Like a stuffed Minion doll. 

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Further on the rep phenomenon, when I pay a look at the plugins section I compare the number of downloads with the number of reps given and I think the difference looks somehow wrong....

For some of the older plugins (and tutorials, for that matter) the discrepancy is partly because the old forum software we used (phpBB) did not support rep, at least not natively.  Granted, the migration was something like five years ago and obviously that isn't happening to the newer stuff, but some of the plugins that have been around for a while might have low rep for that reason.

I would be happy to propose SEVEN rep points per 24 hour period.

I like it. Have your people talk to my people, we'll set up a brunch.

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This is the only forum I've been on that uses a rep system, so I still don't quite understand it. In other forums, I usually get responses like "you're an F'n genius" or "you're an F'n a$$#*&@". The rep system seems more of a popularity gauge to me though. I don't equate a high rep count with talent nor a low rep count with inability.

 

It really doesn't mater, I just didn't know about the 5 rep limit in a 24 hr period. 

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The rep system seems more of a popularity gauge to me though. I don't equate a high rep count with talent nor a low rep count with inability.

It's not a talent rating nor one of popularity. The reputation system is the forum user's way of saying "this post is helpful/great/funny/awesome/thoughtful/etc...".

I award a point when a particular post moves me in some way. It might be a great idea, a persuasive argument, a neat technique, a fantastic image, cool plugin, a funny remark or an excellent tutorial. The owner of the post doesn't concern me when I award a point. I'm rating the post content.

I'm convinced that the users with a significant rep count are those who give selflessly on the forum. Helping others is a great reason to be given points IMHO.

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