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    People tend to rep other people that they know and like. That always happens on any remotely social forum when you have a reputation system, it's practically inevitable. This forum is run by a business, so any extreme abuses would be bad for business. It's not a democracy, though.

    You haven't seen a forum with corrupt leaders yet. You should see what happens when trolls run the forums rather than just mildly biased people with good intentions like you see everywhere else. I actually wrote about my experience on one such forum in another thread about preventing online trolling.
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    (Original post by jeremy1988)
    People tend to rep other people that they know and like. That always happens on any remotely social forum when you have a reputation system, it's practically inevitable. This forum is run by a business, so any extreme abuses would be bad for business. It's not a democracy, though.

    You haven't seen a forum with corrupt leaders yet. You should see what happens when trolls run the forums rather than just mildly biased people with good intentions like you see everywhere else. I actually wrote about my experience on one such forum in another thread about preventing online trolling.
    And how do you explain a single rep giving that much rep power?
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    You have put way too much effort into this, how bored are you?
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    You have put way too much effort into this, how bored are you?
    It took a chance piece of information catching my eye as I was searching for something in particular for me to see the conspiracy. The research and post itself took less than 5 minutes to make.
    I'm sorry that you are too far gone to note the importance of such a f...just look at your rep. Are you in on it?!?!
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    (Original post by there's too much love)
    It took a chance piece of information catching my eye as I was searching for something in particular for me to see the conspiracy. The research and post itself took less than 5 minutes to make.
    I'm sorry that you are too far gone to note the importance of such a f...just look at your rep. Are you in on it?!?!
    No, I'm just a rep whore.
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    The moderation of the forum has always been quite arbitrary.
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    No, I'm just a rep whore.

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    (Original post by stochasticking)
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    Honesty is the best policy.
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    Relax yourself bruv going into bare political **** at like 1am
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    Honesty is the best policy.
    Haha that was funny but you would be more of a rep pimp because you're receiving the reps :P
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    (Original post by Anon_98)
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    Thanks Anon (!) :grumble:
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    I'm going to give OP a pity rep. **** the system OP!
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    (Original post by stochasticking)
    Haha that was funny but you would be more of a rep pimp because you're receiving the reps :P
    No, I whore myself out in order to receive reps. Give the people what they want.
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    (Original post by somemightsay888)
    Thanks Anon (!) :grumble:
    You are welcome. :bubbles:

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    I've woken up!
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    No, I whore myself out in order to receive reps. Give the people what they want.
    Shh you're giving the secrets away
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    (Original post by there's too much love)
    And how do you explain a single rep giving that much rep power?
    Blame vBulletin plugins. A moderator or admin's rep is worth more than any others by default. Honestly, on half the forums I've seen where they enable it, it causes so much controversy that they end up disabling it. Especially negative reputation, which has already been disabled here.

    Also, the algorithm is built so that the higher your reputation is, the more rep their own reps are worth. It becomes a popularity contest. Honestly, one member on another forum with this system felt so bad about her high reputation that she kept repping new members to bring them up to the same reputation level as everyone else. Being able to give someone personal reputation on their profile also doesn't help keep it from becoming a popularity contest. LOL.

    I actually parodied the kind of thing everyone used to do on those threads. Basically, six years ago on this joke forum that someone created temporarily while the main forum was done, I actually created a thread called "Rep point generation thread," and asked everyone to rep everyone else who posted in the thread. Then we just had a casual conversation and kept repping the replies. It was a parody of what was actually happening on people's blog threads (this was before vBulletin had separate blog sections).

    But seriously, reputation itself is kind of a joke. It's too subjective. But it doesn't really affect how the site is governed or whether people are obeying rules or not.
 
 
 
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