Originally Posted by the_scotsman
Yep...those kind of threads we really can do without...what on earth is the point of a reputation points system, if people start threads like that giving each other rep for no reason at all??
Either ban these type of threads or no rep system at all (which I would not like to see happen).
I'll second that.
One of the reasons I disabled my rep was due to some of those persons posting negative rep on posts I had done when I brought to attention things that would show them as dishonest.
One poster bragging that he had bought a machine from a vendor with a 180 return window with the express purpose of never keeping it, returning it right before the 6 months was up, getting all his money back.
He got all his money back, but by him doing that he in effect was stealing from all of the rest of us. In the post to him I only asked him if he was having problems with it as the reason for the return... and the next thing I know my rep is in the basement.
If the mods want to police, keep this forum moving in a postive direction when people brag about that kind of stuff they should be banned. (guy had it in his sig)
That kind of stuff costs us all money, and causes vendors to further restrict return polices, give you grief on getting service....
I'm sorry Mr Smith, but we will need 3 credit cards to be able to process your warranty repair..
Reputation threads in which people rep each other back an forth, over and over again should be shut down. Another idea would be once you've given your buddy rep points, that's it.... or you have to wait a longgg time to rep the same person..
Really sucks when you spend alot of time here trying to help people out, and some little you know what neg reps you.
Here's an idea on the neg reps, make it when you neg rep someone you have to PM the person you're planning on neg repping to see if something can be worked out.
I got a neg rep from some fool because on some info on the various GPU's on the market, the fool neg repping me because in the write up it was not stated that his GPU (7900GS) would overclock faster than a 7900GTX.... If he would have PM'd me I would have been more than happy to add the info even though the purpose of the thread was not about overclocking.
Whoever did it (and I have a good idea) must have been a poster in one of the Reputation threads as it knocked my reputation in the basement. Didn't sig his name to the neg rep either... that should be an automatic thing, posters ID giving neg rep is shown.
(current system may have fixed that?- haven't checked my "rep" since I've disabled it, so if any of these issues have been "fixed", disregard)
Reputation system needs to be like the real world, and if someone gives you neg rep you should be allowed to see who
it came from.
Here's one more idea... Say you neg rep someone, ..if that neg rep turns out to be given for no good reason.... the person who gave the neg rep gets 10X or 100x the neg rep back onto them... Don't know how you would monitor or set that up though...