I am not immature by any means. I wanted to know how I have offended people & what I can do to prevent it happening again.
(Original post by Id and Ego seek)
how this is posted in the 'Mature Students' forum.
I am new to the forum & misinterpreted the use of reps.
How is this seen as immature? If I couldn't give a shiny that people liked me or hated me or if I was offending people then would I be classed as mature?
Last edited by sweetiepie82; 06-04-2012 at 01:34.
I don't think it works the other way around - some of the mods who have stacks of rep come across as total imbeciles.
(Original post by LETSJaM)
And someone with loads of green bars is saintly???
I think the system has its place, especially in the information context. On a forum where people often ask for advice I think it's handy. For example, the common questions about "Is x course at y university any good?" can give very variable answers - but if the person replying has 3 or more red bars, that's a good indication that you should probably disregard what they tell you. If the rep system works as I think it does, to get 3 or more red bars must be quite some achievement, and that person has worked consistently hard to say dumb things, i.e. people with strong political views will often have their -ve rep balanced out to some extent by those that approve of their views, but people who just say stupid things won't.
The main reason I think that high +ve scores are total nonsense are if you look at the very high scoring posts. Never mind the sarcastic or clowning posts - the ones with silly scores like +150 are all the weight loss ones.
On the other hand, you're right about the social/political threads. The fastest way to lose rep is certainly to hold strong opinions about religion or politics.
Last edited by Clip; 06-04-2012 at 12:32.