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Lets say I receive a rep point. Is there anyway I can tell which user sent me that point, or is the system anonymous?

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unless they leave a comment with their name in it then no, you can't tell. it is anonymous.

and also it they're despreate to make friends :embarass:

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Some of us prefer to sign our messages of thanks. :rolleyes:

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iNow and mooey tend to let you know it was them.

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I'd like to see. It's always good to know who your fanbase is.

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OTOH, the way it's currently set allows users to choose for themselves. I don't care either way, myself.

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If people know tehre might be a tendency to give rep for rep...

 

While you have a point, the "spread it around" thing would help minimize that.

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It's kind of funny to see this thread resurrected :)

 

Cap'n, I was just curious about the process. If I actually found out, it would destroy my fantasies about secret admirers on the internet :D

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http://www.scienceforums.net/forum/usercp.php

 

can't you see who get you rep there?

 

Nope (unless maybe it's different for staff). All we see are three columns. One, a link to the post. Two, the date/time rep was given. Three, the comments from the person giving it. No name, unless they were included manually within the comments.

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Has it been considered that negative rep might be a good idea? For posts that don't break any rules as such but include lots of factual inaccuracies or very poorly presented arguments.

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Has it been considered that negative rep might be a good idea? For posts that don't break any rules as such but include lots of factual inaccuracies or very poorly presented arguments.

 

AFAIK it has been considered and in my opinion it doesn't work too well, even though the users are a bit more mentally mature than YouTube users. :D

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If people don't want reputation to be anonymous, I can allow you to see who left reputation. What would you prefer?

 

Is that something that can be a user option — whether your rep is anonymous or not?

 

AFAIK it has been considered and in my opinion it doesn't work too well, even though the users are a bit more mentally mature than YouTube users. :D

 

Ah, I bask in the glow of your faint praise! :);)

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AFAIK it has been considered and in my opinion it doesn't work too well, even though the users are a bit more mentally mature than YouTube users. :D
I find the thumbs up/down on YT comments quite useful actually, they prevent you from having to look at the really really really stupid comments every time a video is featured, and by the strength of the community good comments are usually kept with a reasonably high rating.

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Is that something that can be a user option — whether your rep is anonymous or not?

I could hack the reputation system to allow it, but I guess the easiest way to do that would be to put a note in the reputation-giving box saying "If you want the user to know who gave them this reputation, sign your username at the end of the comment" or something similar.

 

It's a per-usergroup setting to allow people to see who gave them reputation.

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Has it been considered that negative rep might be a good idea? For posts that don't break any rules as such but include lots of factual inaccuracies or very poorly presented arguments.

 

I don't think that's a good idea at all, given what goes on in the environmental and political debate threads.

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I could hack the reputation system to allow it, but I guess the easiest way to do that would be to put a note in the reputation-giving box saying "If you want the user to know who gave them this reputation, sign your username at the end of the comment" or something similar.

 

*clicks thumbs up symbol*

 

This is a good idea. Sometimes its nice to be able to compliment a good post non-anonymously.

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I could hack the reputation system to allow it, but I guess the easiest way to do that would be to put a note in the reputation-giving box saying "If you want the user to know who gave them this reputation, sign your username at the end of the comment" or something similar.

 

It's a per-usergroup setting to allow people to see who gave them reputation.

 

OK. Adding the note is a good idea.

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Added.

 

If it messes up the box because it's so long, tell me (and explain what it's doing) and I'll see if I can fix it up some.

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What's to stop people from forging the "signature"?

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