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Rep-Rolling

juliet_bravo Avatar
[admin] 8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
Ok guys & gals! It's come to our attention that a select group of you are leaving one another nonsense reputation. This has been labelled "Rep-Rolling".

This is in breach of forum rules ..The code of conduct clearly states

X. Deal Voting and Giving Reputation:
* Abuse of the reputation system might result in you losing any you already have and in the worst case may result in a ban.

Although we realise that this is just a bit of fun, we take breaches of the rules in the Code of Conduct very seriously and we have to draw the line somewhere.
We're going to be removing any rep comments we come across that we believe fall into the above category. As stated in the Code of Conduct, anyone leaving this kind of rep may receive an infraction.

Thanks :)
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[admin] 8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
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#1
We're going to be removing any rep comments we come across that we believe fall into the above category. As stated in the Code of Conduct, anyone leaving this kind of rep may receive an infraction.


how will you come arcoss them?
#2
i totally agree, there is a thread i'm running on mse and the amount of trolls continually "thankin" each other for the non-sense posts is amazing, makes the whole system totally worthless
#3
black gerbil1
how will you come arcoss them?


hahahaha your getting scared now arnt you rep roller
#4
Presumably they can see everything including Pm's aswell as they are all in the database somewhere.
#5
emasu
Presumably they can see everything including Pm's aswell as they are all in the database somewhere.


reminds me of "1984" :|
#6
Yes miss!

Haha sounds to me like there's been unruly school children behaviour going on. Don't be shy with the cane!

The real evil that needs sorting is that Rick-roll thing going on - had him dancing all over my laptop yesterday, it's a shame murder is still deemed illegal...........
1 Like #7
for the record, I have not done this, - but I am feeling scared!

BAN? Oh no.... I don't know what I would do. I am so addicted!!! :)
[admin]#8
We can't see PMs but Admin can view rep if necessary.
#9
This has happened and been happening for ages.
Loads of folks have got high rep thru being thanked for being popular, if you did look into it, hardly anyone would have a high rep........
banned#10
so exactly how you going to just happen across it - lol
#11
hehe busted
#12
juliet_bravo;2125124
We can't see PMs but Admin can view rep if necessary.


I think he can.. i remember a quote by him from last year :?
#13
Faie enough - it was getting out of hand. I might yet reveal the original RR as long as (a) s/he agrees, and (b) mods can assure us there will be no penalty taken against them... :)
#14
juliet_bravo;2125124
We can't see PMs but Admin can view rep if necessary.
yeah, sorry JB but if Admin or the DBA had any inclination too, they could. PM's are just a file in a database and a quick well structured query would reveal all. This is the case on nearly all forums
#15
What does nonsense reputation mean? :?
And which select group? Name names:whistling:
[admin]#16
emasu
I think he can.. i remember a quote by him from last year :?


By "We" I meant the mod team- Paul could if he wanted to, but he never would unless essentially necessary
[admin]#17
chrysha
What does nonsense reputation mean? :?:?
And which select group? Name names:whistling:



I don't need to. If you've left a comment, or received rep which amounts to rep-rolling, you can expect to have it removed :)
#18
juliet_bravo
I don't need to. If you've left a comment, or received rep which amounts to rep-rolling, you can expect to have it removed :)

I still don't understand what 'nonsense reputation' is!
banned#19
well fair play to admin if he has time to sift through everyones rep to remove a few rep rolling comments
#20
sassie;2125145
so exactly how you going to just happen across it - lol


emasu;2125167
I think he can.. i remember a quote by him from last year :?


boydent999;2125179
yeah, sorry JB but if Admin or the DBA had any inclination too, they could. PM's are just a file in a database and a quick well structured query would reveal all. This is the case on nearly all forums


We can't view PM's at all only Admin could do this and that wouldn't happen unless it was truly essential.

chrysha;2125191
What does nonsense reputation mean?:?:?
And which select group? Name names:whistling:
And why is the confused smilie not working?:?


Nonsense reputation is just that, reputation given for no reason other than to increase the recipients rep bar under their user name.
#21
so how will you know when someone is Rep Rolled?
banned#22
i dont wish to come across as argumentative and know it got a little out of hand, but surely a post from admin or the team to ask for it to stop otherwise possible bans would happen would have been enough
banned#23
black gerbil1
how will you come arcoss them?


LOL, you sound a bit worried:w00t:

They could do a simple database query if required. Are users worried if they lose their 'rep' points ?
#24
rayman
We can't view PM's at all only Admin could do this and that wouldn't happen unless it was truly essential.



Nonsense reputation is just that, reputation given for no reason other than to increase the recipients rep bar under their user name.

Thank you - was confused as I hadn't heard the term before!
banned#25
aScottishBloke
LOL, you sound a bit worried:w00t:

They could do a simple database query if required. Are users worried if they lose their 'rep' points ?


i dont think anybody really cares about rep, to me its just a thanks button and i take it as a thanks when someone reps me, no biggy
#26
Smile for the camera! *clique!*
#27
sassie;2125268
i dont think anybody really cares about rep, to me its just a thanks button and i take it as a thanks when someone reps me, no biggy
You might not be, but it is a powerful tool on here. You can, increase/decrease a deal by a lot, expire a deal on your own, spam one etc.

leefal;2125270
Smile for the camera! *clique!*

Couldn't agree more. Have spoke of this for a good long while now. Would be nice to have a rep clear up, since as has been hinted at, a lot of folks have it just cos other's like them, not as such for finding good deals or being helpful

You only have to take a look at the Rep League to see how it is spread out. The days of the chat threads, was always a large group but a select few had the high rep and shared it amongst their mates.
[helper]#28
Its a good idea JB but I can't see how it can be enforced. The rep system is routinely abused day in, day out (look at the chat threads) so I don't see how rep-rolling is any different........the easiest way to get rep quickly is join in on the chat threads.

The rep system is imperfect and I guess it always will be. Its just something we have to live with.
[admin]#29
sassie
i dont wish to come across as argumentative and know it got a little out of hand, but surely a post from admin or the team to ask for it to stop otherwise possible bans would happen would have been enough


That's exactly what my OP says :) However a few members asked questions so now it's turned into a discussion.
#30
Personally i think we need more blobs or a different colour - the full 11 now stretch over something like 39000 points+
#31
If we had NEG rep back, everything would be A OK
banned#32
boydent999
You might not be, but it is a powerful tool on here. You can, increase/decrease a deal by a lot, expire a deal on your own, spam one etc.


Couldn't agree more. Have spoke of this for a good long while now. Would be nice to have a rep clear up, since as has been hinted at, a lot of folks have it just cos other's like them, not as such for finding good deals or being helpful


a rep clear up -lmfao

so now we have gone to being allowed to give 10 reps per day, to being allowed to give 10 reps per day if someone else thinks its justified, well i really have heard it all now, hence why rep should be abolished and a thanks button in its place, with no count whatsoever
banned#33
juliet_bravo
That's exactly what my OP says :) However a few members asked questions so now it's turned into a discussion.


not quite, this is what wasnt needed, and where the question have come from, and as yet unanswered how are you just going to come across them?

"We're going to be removing any rep comments we come across that we believe fall into the above category. As stated in the Code of Conduct, anyone leaving this kind of rep may receive an infraction."
#34
black gerbil1;2125297
If we had NEG rep back, everything would be A OK


You dont stop do you :D
#35
That's not what i meant Sass. What i meant was in my now edited post, sorry. Rep was given out not for what it was meant, for posting a good deal or helping out, just for being mates.
A clear up is not the answer perhaps but it's always been an abused system that's for sure
It's not about someone else justifying it, i don't care but it was for help/deals not for being mates, you cannot stop it being abused, it's probably too far gone for that now
#36
seems daft that like sassie says rep is limited enough especially when a lot of people help you out on threads sometimes, yet to have to justify why you leave rep is stupid. must we now make a post explainign why we want to leave this person rep and take a vote.
that wasnt a mod suggestion by the way. just reply to boydent
#37
:oops:OK, Hands up...i admit last night i left someone rep that could be classed as nonsense rep, thing is i would have been leaving that person rep anyway but because it was going around i decided to make it cryptic. I feel guilty now :oops:
banned#38
boydent999
That's not what i meant Sass. What i meant was in my now edited post, sorry. Rep was given out not for what it was meant, for posting a good deal or helping out, just for being mates.
A clear up is not the answer perhaps but it's always been an abused system that's for sure


oh ok, maybe i misread it then, i personally think our voting powers should all be equal, as our powers to spam threads, etc,etc as rep doesnt mean anything and i for one wish to give it as i see fit. the rep is not needed, no counts like this on forums is ever needed really
#39
bellabonkers
:oops:OK, Hands up...i admit last night i left someone rep that could be classed as nonsense rep, thing is i would have been leaving that person rep anyway but because it was going around i decided to make it cryptic. I feel guilty now :oops:

BAN BAN BAN!!!:p

(joke)
#40
jennie-jack;2125321
seems daft that like sassie says rep is limited enough especially when a lot of people help you out on threads sometimes, yet to have to justify why you leave rep is stupid. must we now make a post explainign why we want to leave this person rep and take a vote.
that wasnt a mod suggestion by the way. just reply to boydent

But you said yourself there Jen, to say thanks, not just to say, you're my mate.
I don't want folks to feel they have to justify it, not by any means but it has for too long been abused

I have to disagree mind Sass about all being equal. Someone like you who has been here a while, can see when stuff is spam, self promo etc should have more "influence" than someone who joins right now......

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