Originally Posted by amazin asian
Ok aintz, you got me there.
Also, WeAreNotAlone, why do you imedately think of a Dell owner?
Well, this Dell owner tired to help you back up
Why do I think it was someone from the DELL section of the board?
Main reason is the GPU's being talked about... and a thread the so called "Reputation Points Thread" (or threads) that are ongoing on the Dell section of the board.
I got (1) neg rep that really knocked my rep score down... so this means that it was probally someone who has been posting allot in the rep thread: http://www.notebookforums.com/thread90438.html
Why would I think so? Simple.. the "rep" thread is a thread in which people post in asking for people to artificially boost their rep scores. The have rep circles in which they rep each other, other, and over and over again.... example of a rep circle: http://www.notebookforums.com/post2207755-81214.html
That thread right now is running at 2124 pages with 40 posts per page. Number of posts within that thread right now at 84,940
Number of posts within that thread which may have "useful" info?, useful info that may help somone and deserves a "postive" rep?... maybe 5%... the other 95% of the posts being posts saying hey I just repped you, "rep" me back....
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For those that don't know, here's how the "rep" system works and why it is a joke with a thread like the reputation points thread going on in which people are artificially boosting their rep scores. When you read thru the below note the part that says to be sure to sig your rep, so people can rep you back... and the part about the higher your rep score being (once it has been artificially boosted) makes each rep you give out worth more.
What this means is a person that posts in this thread once they get the "rep" score boosted can give others a large neg rep hit points wise by giving (1) neg rep.
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Now for how the reputation system works...to give someone rep, click on the underneath their username/avatar. You can give either positive or negative rep, but if you give the latter in the "rep thread" (In which you're just supposed to be posting postive reps to get everyone's rep score artificially boosted) you will [be] pummeled to a squishly little pulp real fast by the rep gods. Remember to sign the rep
you give so people know to hit you back
. You can give ten rep per day
(24 hour period) and the amount of points you give per each shot depends on your own rep level
(meaning the higher your reputation is, the more your rep is worth to others
If you have under 100 posts or have negative reputation then whatever rep you give (positive or negative) will show up as grey and not count as anything.
To check your own rep level click on UserCP in the upper nav bar, it will show you the rep you've received, when it was given, for what post it was given, and a comment if the giver left you any. Your total points will be above the comments section...
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Here's an example... User name DarthPierce joined Feb 2006, close to 2,000 posts so far in only 4 months.... Most all posts being in the "Reputation Points Thread"...http://www.notebookforums.com/search...archid=2346427
I give the above poster as an example due to the high number of posts within a short period of time, with a large percentage being in the so-called rep points thread. I remember this poster because he had bragged /stated he bought a Compaq computer thru Costco, because he "had" to "have" a "new" computer.. used it for six-months while he was "waiting" for DELL to come out with the options he wanted on a Dell I8600.
I posted asking him if there was anything wrong with it... and the next thing I know my rep score was knocked way down.... 6 neg reps within (2) minutes....
To expand on why it is wrong to "use" something and return it... Lets assume Dell had a six-month return policy and people were buying Dells... using them for six-months... then returning them in-mass to buy not a Dell, but another brand.
Let me ask you as a Dell owner... A: Do you think this is right?, and B: Do you think that such abuses would impact you in the form of higher costs? (Higher costs for YOU when you buy your next Dell... Because of people buying a unit to "use" for six months, then returning it to get ALL of their money back...ALL.)
The above is why I pretty much know it was a Dell owner that neg repped me for no good reason. Everything fits too well together.