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banned8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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banned8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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#1
I always try but sometimes it does not work, and asked here the other day why apparently you are only allowed to give so much
#2
Good point. Some people don't, but there are a lot of good people that do.
#3
I think alot of newbies don't know its there.

Although saying that I have helped some people, here with 500+ posts and they dont rep, but normally its beacuse there new to the site
#4
I do when I can, But we need NEG rep...jus sayin
#5
Dunno, but I know what you mean.

As long as they say thanks in the thread though I am happy, at least I know my time didnt go to waste, its the comments part of rep that I like anyway!
#6
Some do, some don't... it doesn't really matter, does it?
#7
I like the feeling that I helped someone, not the feeling that someone gave me rep. So it matters not. :p
[HUKD Blog Network]#8
I would always rep anyone thats tried to help me as i really appreciate people taking the time to reply and try to help :)
1 Like #9
Ive tried really hard to help people before and not been given any, its kinda irritating if you spent some time googling info or passed on whatever knowledge you have. after all you dont have to help so a bit of rep would only be a polite way of saying thank you if you found something helpful.
#10
harvie316;1920692
I do when I can, But we need NEG rep...jus sayin


just sayin you just sayin jus sayin alot :p
#11
I actually didn't know about rep until about a few hundred posts on,so many people don't know about it
#12
imranmaz
i am definately with you on that... but it would be hard to control. what's to stop two people from burying eachother? maybe neg rep needs to be approved by an admin? but again so many issues involved with that.


I don't know if neg rep would work.....

It might make people afraid to post deals on here. I think the system we have does the job.
#13
nacider;1920748
I actually didn't know about rep until about a few hundred posts on,so many people don't know about it


I can agree with you there, some people do ask "what are those circles next to your name"
#14
imranmaz
well in a way it does. cause rep is there for people to build up so others know they can be trusted/give good advice/etc

it doesnt cost the asker anything and it lets you know they really appreciated your help.


Totally agree with that statement :thumbsup:
#15
to be honest i usually forget to add rep but i always say thankyou if somebody helps me out. and i've been around here a while now
#16
I didn't realise what rep was immediately (i thought it was just a one page site where you submitted deals)

But as soon as i posted the Hamleys deal i found out :)
#17
imranmaz;1920752
you see that's how i feel. a small query is cool to just recieve a "thanks!" but when you put effort into giving a proper solution including solutions that the asker could have found by googling i think requires a little extra..

It requires nothing. You should help because you want to, not for a reward of reputation. I would now feel less inclined to give you rep on any posts in the future, because it is appears you are only trying to gain rep.
#18
imranmaz;1920772
that's cute! :-D


uuhhh... yes :p
#19
imranmaz
well in a way it does. cause rep is there for people to build up so others know they can be trusted/give good advice/etc


In theory yes, in practice no. Rep is given for all sorts of reasons on here, many that have little to do with how much help a person gave, how useful the information is, or how hard they worked at something. So unfortunately it isn't really the indicator you hope it should be.
#20
A lot of people dont know about it and...like me a lot of people simply dont care about it, if someone helps me out in a thread i will say thanks in the thread, whats the big deal about some little orange circles people get so obsessed with???
#21
nightswimmer;1920841
In theory yes, in practice no. Rep is given for all sorts of reasons on here, many that have little to do with how much help a person gave, how useful the information is, or how hard they worked at something.


If members have been here long enough, they'll know that isn't the case as you've mentioned nightswimmer.

Just look at beerman1. Helped everyone, then ripped people off and never seen again. Yet has the full rep circles.
#22
kungfu;1920854
whats the big deal about some little orange circles people get so obsessed with???


Its the power :|
#23
emasu
Its the power :|


personally i think they look sh1te haha
#24
kungfu;1920870
personalyl i think they look sh1ite haha


:viking::giggle:
#25
Some people say thanks for the replies instead of rep. Thanks fine in my books. Some just forget they made a post and forget to thank people. No problem in that I think.

imranmaz can answer his/her own question about reps in my opinion. For example, I remember from the cat avatar that he/she made a post asking for advice for travelling in Europe. Why didn't you thank the last few people responded or rep them? The reason you didn't should be one of the answers for this thread.
#26
imranmaz;1920730
cause rep is there for people to build up so others know they can be trusted


Its not for this at all -rep is not a measure of if someone is trustworthy or not - its just a bit of fun. Don't expect to get rep and then you won't be dissapointed if you don't.

:thumbsup:


Slash;1920900
Some people say thanks for the replies instead of rep. Thanks fine in my books. Some just forget they made a post and forget to thank people. No problem in that I think.

imranmaz can answer his/her own question about reps in my opinion. For example, I remember from the cat avatar that he/she made a post asking for advice for travelling in Europe. Why didn't you thank the last few people responded or rep them? The reason you didn't should be one of the answers for this thread.


Good post, agree entirely.
#27
Persoanlly i think that pop up box when you leave somone rep might contribute to the sore feelings.
#28
kungfu
A lot of people dont know about it and...like me a lot of people simply dont care about it,

everybody starts off NOT caring...
#29
i always leave rep to anybody that has contributed to a thread that i have asked help for, but maybe one a few occassions i have missed someone out, i feel rude if i havent left rep saying thanks, but then that is me and we are all different, and like a few have said perhaps some are not sure how too or generally forget.
#30
jah128
Its not for this at all -rep is not a measure of if someone is trustworthy or not - its just a bit of fun. Don't expect to get rep and then you won't be dissapointed if you don't.

:thumbsup:

Good post, agree entirely.


I agree with jah128 along with what others have said.
I always leave rep when I feel it’s deserved even when others don't leave it for me.
As a general rule of thumb the longer someone has been on HDUK the less likely they are to leave rep. thats my 2p worth!
#31
What if they post a 'thanks', is it still rude not to rep?
#32
bellabonkers
Ive tried really hard to help people before and not been given any, its kinda irritating if you spent some time googling info or passed on whatever knowledge you have. after all you dont have to help so a bit of rep would only be a polite way of saying thank you if you found something helpful.

Agree. It is quite irritating to have no thanks at all. I once sorted out a whole holiday for someone who didn't give any response.

nightswimmer
In theory yes, in practice no. Rep is given for all sorts of reasons on here, many that have little to do with how much help a person gave, how useful the information is, or how hard they worked at something. So unfortunately it isn't really the indicator you hope it should be.

True

GoDutchGo
I agree with jah128 along with what others have said.
I always leave rep when I feel it’s deserved even when others don't leave it for me. As a general rule of thumb the longer someone has been on HDUK the less likely they are to leave rep. thats my 2p worth!

Very variable - depends on the person. Some scatter it around a fair bit.

Abvance
What if they post a 'thanks', is it still rude not to rep?

Not really but if they know how to rep, then IMO they should
#33
I personally get a bit peaved when i dont get rep, but then i suppose some people dont realise it's there or maybe they have given out all the rep that they can for the day...mind you a thank you is always welcome and appreciated. If you dont get appreciated your likely to give up on helping people, and thats a shame.
#34
GoDutchGo;1920993
As a general rule of thumb the longer someone has been on HDUK the less likely they are to leave rep. thats my 2p worth!


There is a bit of a reason for that - certainly from where I stand. The scoring algorithm for rep means the rep points you give for each rep are proportional to the amount of rep you have. Such a scoring system is inherently flawed as rep will increase exponentially. About a year ago now this became a real problem - people started being able to give several hundred rep points every time they gave rep - and as high repped members were likely to rep other high-rep members this got worse and worse... The algorithm was changed about last summer but I'm fairly sure its still uncapped and some people (those at the top of the rep league) still give over 100 points per rep (although a lot less than they once did). The result of the above meant that some people became more reluctant to rep others as freely (as people do, misguidedly, regard rep as a measure of trustworthyness).

If you want an example of what I mean take a look at the rep of this user... http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/member.php?u=45658
They posted a good deal - but that was all they ever posted! :giggle:
#35
i sometimes run out of rep and then forget to rep the person when i get repping powers! otherwsie always try to rep those who deserve it!
#36
emasu
If members have been here long enough, they'll know that isn't the case as you've mentioned nightswimmer.

Just look at beerman1. Helped everyone, then ripped people off and never seen again. Yet has the full rep circles.

Always wondered what happened to beerman1:?

He helped out loads and I traded with him no problem..........had a self enforced break from HUKD and on my return he was gone!

As for rep,I always try and give it when appropriate(and that can be for many reasons) if i get some it's nice,but if not........well......it's not the end of the world.:)
#37
jah128;1921068
The algorithm was changed about last summer but I'm fairly sure its still uncapped and some people (those at the top of the rep league) still give over 100 points per rep (although a lot less than they once did).


Someone told me the other day i could give 145 points.. but ive got more rpe since then.

Last year i could give 7 blocks in one rep :)
#38
I would still help if i could even if there wasn't the function but it annoys me when people ask for rep when giving away a voucher or something. I have given away sim cards and things without asking people to pay for the stamp as thats just how i am and then i see people wanting paypal payments for 50p or something stupid then ask for rep. I give stuff away to be kind not to make me look good
#39
jah128
There is a bit of a reason for that - certainly from where I stand. The scoring algorithm for rep means the rep points you give for each rep are proportional to the amount of rep you have. Such a scoring system is inherently flawed as rep will increase exponentially. About a year ago now this became a real problem - people started being able to give several hundred rep points every time they gave rep - and as high repped members were likely to rep other high-rep members this got worse and worse... The algorithm was changed about last summer but I'm fairly sure its still uncapped and some people (those at the top of the rep league) still give over 100 points per rep (although a lot less than they once did). The result of the above meant that some people became more reluctant to rep others as freely (as people do, misguidedly, regard rep as a measure of trustworthyness).

If you want an example of what I mean take a look at the rep of this user... http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/member.php?u=45658
They posted a good deal - but that was all they ever posted! :giggle:

I can see where your coming from there jah128, perhaps you should be able to chose the amount of rep given, say 5,10 or 15 points depending on how helpful you found something rather than the more rep you have the more you automatically give out.
Actually there's a thought perhaps each member should be given so many points per day to dish out as they see fit, say a limit of 150 or something and limited to blocks of 15. I haven't really been here long enough to comment on how much people normally can give out.
#40
dmissy13;1921095
I give stuff away to be kind not to make me look good


And there we have the complete opposite of northampton borough council :D

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