Site Suggestion: Respect Meters.

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Jan 20, 2004
  1. Gaisuto
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    Does anything think that there should be some kind of meter under every person's name? Like if they are well known and not a total dumbass you'd pick very respectful and their rating would show under their name?

    And if someone was a total troll/dumbass, you'd put him with Negative?

    Just a thought [​IMG]
     


  2. dice

    Former Staff dice pansy-ass ex-staff member

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    Nah, if I was given a negative score (perhaps in my own opinion for the wrong reasons) then no one would chat and listen seriously to me which would probably make me feel negative and cause to me doing bad stuff on the forums, it may also cause arguments and it'll involve more unessesary work for the mods. I'd rather judge a person by my own opinion rather then that on others, there are some who tend to lie for one reason or another. . . Besides if someone was so negative I'm sure the mods would notice this and attempt to sort it out.
     
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    Meh, good point, I guess. Just an idea [​IMG]
     
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    Tsk... Well firstly this shouldn't be in this forum.

    Secondly as regard the idea in hand, I'd have to say no. I'm a mod on another GBA forum which used to have "karma" ratings...people just abused them. We even had people leaving over the issue.

    Also not to mention it's pretty obvious who the most respected members of the forum are anyway *coughmodsandadminscough*.

    Thirdly it got POPULARITY CONTEST written all over it.

    Oh and finally what I have found is that in practise most of the active members or people with high positions will get the most "karma/respect" anyway whilst people who don't post much won't. For example there are great people like Forgotten and Tony Savion on here but they're not that active so people won't notice them and give them karma/respect.


    If anything like this should be attempted I'd recommend a DDR:UK style CP points system where Contribution Points are awarded for when members help with events or do good things with/and/or without asking.

    Although in all honesty I'd prefer not to see anything like this on GBA Temp.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, I know it's obvious who the more respected members are...alright just dump the idea =P
     
  6. dice

    Former Staff dice pansy-ass ex-staff member

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    Nah, we want to torture you for abit longer [​IMG]
     
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    Haha, very funny...*Gets shoes ready to throw*
     
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    lol, yeah we would need to put cool spoilers and nice neonĀ“s on our head to earn respect [​IMG]
     
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    Well the main point is what if we had a flamer in the forum putting everyone's meter down? We would all get confused as to if it should be that low or high. Some people might also put them up on more respectted members trying to suck up to them. Not a very good idea. It would cause jealousy between different members.
     
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    As far as respect goes...

    It seems the more posts you have the more you are respected. This is obviously wrong. There's people here with 1000s of posts who are complete idiots, and there are also those who just post now and then, have great ideas and such. My 2 cents on that...but how can you argue against it sometimes?

    And the idea...

    The idea is a perfect example of how theory sounds great but is nearly impossible to apply correctly. And as dice said, opinions would lead to very bad things sometimes. If there was a way to actually control it, then yes, it'd be a great thing to do.

    And I'll agree with pretty much all the Fusion Master said, too. It'd create rifts between certain members (or groups of members) which would be horrible. That's anti-community.

    Great idea, though. I've seen it applied on smaller board and it's had some success. On a board this size...well, you can imagine how messy it would be.
     
  11. Joseph Blanx

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    It'd only work if it was a reward for a contribution to something or someone and voted by admin. Really this community is too big to do that. The short time I've been here I can tell who knows stuff and who don't. This board is as good as there is out there. That is because of dedicated moderators and supervisors, and good people in the members; not gimmicks and flame tools.
     
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    we should leave this board as it is, as i stated before, this is the only board that i bother to post in, because of its great members, i don want this board to turn into another gamefaqs...
     
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    Ughh.

    Gamefaqs>Yuck

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  14. Fusion Master

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    It's not as much the size of the board as jealousy between members. (Members that are jealous of mods because they aren't' mods, etc.)

    If there was a way to keep members from being jealous it would work, but i doubt it's possible to keep everyone in a forum like this completely happy and jealousy free.
     
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    why would anyone be jealous not to be a moderator?
    being a moderator can be a real pain in the ass...
     
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    Well it seems some members want to be one. I myself and happy where I am. The only reason I can really see to be a mod is if you are asked to become one. (It shows the mods respect you) It can cause jealousy. It's as simple as that. Just like some people get jealous of others having power over them.
     
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    Hm...I've seen things like that...But wierder, lol.
    The idea itself would be good, as others have said, on a smaller forum.

    However, I've seen other ideas applied to forums...Sort of an RPG element incorporated into it.
    You have a HP meter, MP meter and EXP meter...they all just go up as you post...but I thought it was cool.

    Anyways, I say Nay to the whole ratings thing.

    Happy trails.
     
  18. phuzzz

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    Yeah, that whole RPG thing was for playing a game. You build XP from posting and you fight other members. And I saw more spam because of it. Fun, yes, but overall bad for the forum, I think.
     
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    Ahh, so that's what it's for...I just recall seeing it a couple of years ago, someplace.

    Happy trails.
     
  20. berlinka

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    I think it's a bad idea! As I sometimes get a feeling on this forum that there are some 'GROUPS' (AND I HATE GROUPFORMING) here with members that adore eachother a way too much ('I like Koeki'). If you don't be careful people are gonna make other people outcasts just to boost up their own ego. I think this forum is for everyone and newbies deserve as much respect as anybody else.
     

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