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0m3GA ARS3NAL
July 30th, 2009, 02:33 PM
I wonder this for a few reasons...
Disabling Reputation does not stop it's effects, all it does is it makes it invisible, if you turn it back on, any reputation you get will be seen...
Why wouldn't you wanna see what people think about your posts?

Post whether you keep it on, and why, or if it is off, why you have it off!

I have mine on, cause I like criticism about posts, and if someone has a problem with my post, I like to know what it is, so I won't do it again.

Avey
July 30th, 2009, 02:45 PM
I disabled it because I got tired of the hype surrounding it and because I don't really care about it.

Cherrim
July 30th, 2009, 02:46 PM
Dunno whether to keep this here or in Q&F. *shrugs* I'll leave it here. Ugh, another rep thread though?

I often tell people who can't handle getting/seeing bad rep given to them that they should disable it because it doesn't matter. It stops notifications and then, should they have a red bar, they don't have to be reminded of it with every post. I had a few people backlash with "well, of course you can say that rep doesn't matter--you have lots of it!" so I disabled it to prove it means nothing in the long run and to look less like a hypocrite when I suggest that. I prefer the comments over the blocks anyway so it's not a big deal to not have some blocks in my posts. Disabling rep from appearing in your postbit doesn't disable the system entirely--you can still give and receive rep and check your comments in the CP after all.

Not enough people know how to use rep well anyway so even if one does have their rep displayed, that doesn't necessarily mean it's a perfect gauge of the quality of that person's posts.

0m3GA ARS3NAL
July 30th, 2009, 02:48 PM
Dunno whether to keep this here or in Q&F. *shrugs* I'll leave it here. Ugh, another rep thread though?

I often tell people who can't handle getting/seeing bad rep given to them that they should disable it because it doesn't matter. It stops notifications and then, should they have a red bar, they don't have to be reminded of it with every post. I had a few people backlash with "well, of course you can say that rep doesn't matter--you have lots of it!" so I disabled it to prove it means nothing in the long run and to look less like a hypocrite when I suggest that. I prefer the comments over the blocks anyway so it's not a big deal to not have some blocks in my posts. Disabling rep from appearing in your postbit doesn't disable the system entirely--you can still give and receive rep and check your comments in the CP after all.

Not enough people know how to use rep well anyway so even if one does have their rep displayed, that doesn't necessarily mean it's a perfect gauge of the quality of that person's posts.

Yeah, it bothers me too when people don't know how to use the reputation system correctly. I only keep it on cause it reminds me I am a good person here on PC. I give reputation where it is deserved, and nothing more. ^__^

Gold warehouse
July 30th, 2009, 02:51 PM
I disabled it because I got tired of the hype surrounding it and because I don't really care about it.
This.
I think this is the main reason as to why people disable it, they think it is pointless.

0m3GA ARS3NAL
July 30th, 2009, 02:54 PM
This.
I think this is the main reason as to why people disable it, they think it is pointless.

I agree, it is pointless...
XD

Ayselipera
July 30th, 2009, 03:04 PM
I have mine disabled because I got neg repped a couple times for reasons that I didn't think were right. So rather then getting mad I just decided to disable it so I wouldn't know when I got rep. I know that I can still get rep and look at it, but somehow its less annoying when its disabled.

Weatherman, Kiyoshi
July 30th, 2009, 03:31 PM
I can see why some people get negitive rep for no legit reason would have it off,
and if people who are filled with ignorance get tired of hearing the truth that they suck.

Noah Ridgewood
July 30th, 2009, 03:34 PM
Because it's a pain in the ass to deal with.

I already know that I'm a good member and contribute to the community. I don't really need other people to share their opinions of my posts. I don't post to please them, after all. Of course, sometimes I go over the deep end and put a little bit too much bluntness in matters such as these, but it's only my honest opinion.

Kyouya
July 30th, 2009, 03:41 PM
i only got 1 rep before and it was a good one and not a pointless one :)
see
"It's nice to see you're taking this serious and following other's advice! You're already getting better! Take it all in, sparingly."

Drew
July 30th, 2009, 06:06 PM
Because people won't stop talking about it, and act like it's the most important thing on this forum. :/

I remember reading a post, saying that someone's rep points were more important than their posts, it caused me to stop reading, and go:

. . . (°⌂°")

I Laugh at your Misfortune!
July 30th, 2009, 06:10 PM
I have mine enabled because, personally, I haven't run into any rep-abusers. I've had positive and negative reps, but I don't think any of them were unfair, so I don't feel the need to hide it.

Giraffles <3
July 30th, 2009, 06:15 PM
I never see any problem with it, but I guess other people think it's useless. I keep mine on because it at least reminds me a bit that people are reading my posts :3.

0m3GA ARS3NAL
July 30th, 2009, 06:17 PM
Because people won't stop talking about it, and act like it's the most important thing on this forum. :/

I remember reading a post, saying that someone's rep points were more important than their posts, it caused me to stop reading, and go:

. . . (°⌂°")

EXACTLY, lol. But in reality, nothing matters but kind curious words. So long as posts are like that, I am good.

Saryka
July 30th, 2009, 06:39 PM
I disabled reputation loooong ago. I really don't care for it, or about it. It's not like reputation is the main reason I come on PC anyway. :/

Akio123
July 30th, 2009, 06:43 PM
I wonder this for a few reasons...

Disabling Reputation does not stop it's effects, all it does is it makes it invisible, if you turn it back on, any reputation you get will be seen...
Why wouldn't you wanna see what people think about your posts?


Post whether you keep it on, and why, or if it is off, why you have it off!

I have mine on, cause I like criticism about posts, and if someone has a problem with my post, I like to know what it is, so I won't do it again.
Rep has caused so many disputes in the past here on PC. I find that generally:
A. most people cannot take criticism...at all.
B. People give negative rep for lulz. :/

Since people judge others on rep, if you antagonize someone with higher rep (and by extension their friends with high rep), if you disagree with someone who has a high rating, they can destroy you with a press of a button. It's kind of like a social latter with many members here. I mean it seems like a good idea to keep it off so you are judged on who you are rather than some little squares that are either red or green.

Anyway, I keep mine enabled because I don't really care what people think of me.I mean sure I would prefer if people liked me, but not everyone can like you or what you stand for, you know?

Timbjerr
July 30th, 2009, 06:46 PM
I keep mine enabled because I've got nothing to hide. I'm a bluntly truthful person and if someone likes my posts, I like to see their feedback. If someone doesn't like my posts, I like to see their feedback and have a good laugh. The amount of green I have is indicative of how I'm generally judged as a member around here, and as a student of sociology, that figure kinda interestes me. :P

Mitchman
July 30th, 2009, 08:36 PM
Disabling Reputation does not stop it's effects, all it does is it makes it invisible, if you turn it back on, any reputation you get will be seen...Because if you have a low rep you are a n00b and if you have high rep its just a spam fest of oh lulz you have high repz.
Why wouldn't you wanna see what people think about your posts?You fail haha...no and many more examples of why its disable. People instead of giving proper critisism make stupid random comments and think its okay. No. If you find someones post bad tell em how it can be improved but if you find it okay give at least a small reason why.

flight
July 30th, 2009, 08:41 PM
Rep, my good little friend, are like cookies. :3

As seen in the cookie thread in OVP, nobody(or hardly anybody) can resist 'em.

MUST. HAVE. MORE. COOKIES

Chibi-chan
July 30th, 2009, 08:46 PM
I'm guessing...

It could be because that person doesn't like being judged or treated differently by their rep, good or bad.
Or for people who have high rep, they want to show that they're really just like every other member for all the people that judge rep as 'popularity points'.

0m3GA ARS3NAL
July 30th, 2009, 09:02 PM
I'm guessing...

It could be because that person doesn't like being judged or treated differently by their rep, good or bad.
Or for people who have high rep, they want to show that they're really just like every other member for all the people that judge rep as 'popularity points'.

You make a good point, lol.

.little monster
July 30th, 2009, 09:53 PM
To discourage idiots from negative reping me. We all know, that 90% of the negative reputation we get are from idiots who don't understand the concept of an opinion, or they misread your post and basically repeat exactly what you said in the reason..

Example:

I just got one (I know from who too) that took away over 50 reputation points from me (see why I know? Also, they talked exactly like they do in their posts) but that doesn't make me mad because they had a reason. < Not idiot

But I got one that says "Don't blame the moderators!" for a post saying "It isn't the staffs' fault.." < Idiot

helix
July 30th, 2009, 09:58 PM
I believe that the people who disable their reputation are members who may not agree with the community's understanding of them and/or don't want to be judged by their reputation 'level'. Reputation can help being a factor to distinguish between a 'good' and 'bad' member but when a so-called 'bad' member is willing to reform it's still problematic to get rid of the many red buttons built up from less mature past actions.

Gary, the Magic Fairy
July 30th, 2009, 09:59 PM
I keep mine on because, frankly, if you judge people by little green bars, you are a complete idiot, and your opinion is meaningless.

Ascaris
July 31st, 2009, 12:24 AM
Because of rep abuse and the overrating of reputation.

Though I keep mine on. No idea why though.

Anxiety.
July 31st, 2009, 05:03 AM
Although mine isn't disabled, I can understand completely why you would disable it.

Some people just can't be bothered with it. I just leave it on because I like people to see mine, but if it got disabled, I wouldn't care either.

Cassino
July 31st, 2009, 05:26 AM
I joined the forum some three years ago when reputation was disabled, so the question as far as I'm concerned is 'why would I bother to enable it?'.

If someone is seriously bothered about a post of mine they'd see fit to PM me, as I would them.
It's easy, anyway, to judge whether someone's an asshat or not by observing their posts when one happens across them.

Forever
July 31st, 2009, 06:42 AM
I disabled mine because the green bars don't match my themes.

And... also I don't care about rep anymore.

Bulletproof
July 31st, 2009, 06:49 AM
there was a time when some people completely misunderstood one of my posts, and I got like, 3 neg rep points for it. despite having quite a few rep points anyway, my rep is still red. because of this, I disabled my rep until it could go back up since if my rep was bad, people would probably trust me less.
like I said, when my rep goes back up into green, it will be enabled again.

Amaruuk
July 31st, 2009, 09:28 AM
I disabled reputation loooong ago. I really don't care for it, or about it. It's not like reputation is the main reason I come on PC anyway. :/
Same. I don't give a rat's behind about it. Even though I haven't been -rep'd but once (and only because that person didn't apparently read the post well enough), and I've been +rep'd a number of times, I stilll don't care enough to want to bother displaying it.

I disabled mine because the green bars don't match my themes.
Haha, that's awesome. X3

I guess they don't go with mine, either, lol.

Idiot!
July 31st, 2009, 03:47 PM
I do get negative reps once in a while from people who misinterpret my messages. As such, I shall misinterpret their negative rep. I couldn't be bothered to disable it.

God
July 31st, 2009, 04:10 PM
there was a time when some people completely misunderstood one of my posts, and I got like, 3 neg rep points for it. despite having quite a few rep points anyway, my rep is still red. because of this, I disabled my rep until it could go back up since if my rep was bad, people would probably trust me less.
like I said, when my rep goes back up into green, it will be enabled again.

So you're saying that you're ashamed to let people see your rep bars if its red but you're happy to show them off if they're green?
New name for rep bars = Bias Bars.

Eucliffe
July 31st, 2009, 04:32 PM
I disabled it because I don't care how high or how low it is. People shouldn't judge another by the little green/red blips that appear under one's join date, location, age, nature, posts, etc. They should judge the person by how they act overall. After all, they don't know the person, and, if you ask me, judging a person by how much rep they have is like judging a person based on what they're wearing. It's stupid.

Smarties-chan
August 1st, 2009, 03:04 AM
Because reputation is one big popularity contest. Each post should be judged on its own regardless of who made it or how many little green bars the poster has under their join date. If you can't look beyond that, I don't see why I should care about your opinion in the first place. There's also the fact that people can give reputation for completely moronic reasons. I'm not going to dismiss somebody's post just because they have negative rep or praise a mediocre post just because the person who posted it happens to be popular and neither should anyone who wants to be taken seriously. The content of each individual post is what matters, not how popular the member making the post is.

That said, I believe reputation as a concept serves no practical purpose in a community where the intention is to have an honest discussion rather than competing for popularity.

Bulletproof
August 1st, 2009, 08:32 AM
So you're saying that you're ashamed to let people see your rep bars if its red but you're happy to show them off if they're green?
New name for rep bars = Bias Bars.
no..? that's not what I'm saying at all. it doesn't show that I'm biassed.

Yamikarasu
August 1st, 2009, 09:04 AM
The only time I'm really bothered by negative reps is when I know I've done/said something stupid. I would not care at all if the Admins decided to take away reputation, as I'm sure that would be a relief for many people.

However, if the reputation system does serve any purpose, at least people might think a little bit before they make foolish posts.

Blue Nocturne
August 1st, 2009, 10:00 AM
i dont really care about reputation, i have only ever received 3 comments, and one of them was from someone who had misinterpreted my post. I was on about looks! The thing that bothers me though is that if someone has commented, you usually dont have the opportunity to present your case to them in the event they have misinterpreted.

That said, I believe reputation as a concept serves no practical purpose in a community where the intention is to have an honest discussion rather than competing for popularity.

I disabled it because I don't care how high or how low it is. People shouldn't judge another by the little green/red blips that appear under one's join date, location, age, nature, posts, etc. They should judge the person by how they act overall. After all, they don't know the person, and, if you ask me, judging a person by how much rep they have is like judging a person based on what they're wearing. It's stupid.

Couldn't agree more with that. Well i could by disabling my rep but im lazy.

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
August 1st, 2009, 08:11 PM
I don't want to be seen as a noob on here because some people give you negative reputation for lulz like what other people say


:t354:TG

.Seth
August 1st, 2009, 08:34 PM
1. It's so you'll forget about it.
2. It's abused so much it's not worth it. :|

That just about sums it up.

Caelus
August 1st, 2009, 11:25 PM
Because rep is overrated and not worth having.

Ironically, I keep my rep on, but that's because I almost always forget its there.
I guess I'll disable it for the above reason...