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rtm223
06-24-2009, 11:37 PM
Every now and then I get reputation with comments amongst the thanks posts. Now with the thanked posts I can look and see on the thread who has thanked me. With the rep, I don't seem to be able to know who has given me reputation, I just see an anonymous comment. Any way of viewing it?

jwwphotos
06-24-2009, 11:45 PM
I did I did!

... actually I did just now cause I never realized that was there, had no idea what is was for, and wanted to see what would happen!! :D

RockSauron
06-25-2009, 12:03 AM
Not anymore, no! but wait! there used to be a day where people with the Elite Trophy (now Ultimate Bundle) could, but then one day...

...

And THAT is where babies come from... For Machines. :kz:

But seriously, CC removed it after a certain incident where they tried to get rid of things that gave some users a certain sense of elitism. Not too sure how being able to view who repped you would lead to elitism, but I guess something about trying to "game" the system, which led to the incident in question.

Plus it took quite a fight to get being able to view other people's rep gems/ rep points in the Experience thingie, so hey, life ain't that bad. And their efforts to get rid of elitism back then also led to the forum you know now.

jwwphotos
06-25-2009, 12:15 AM
Not anymore, no! but wait! there used to be a day where people with the Elite Trophy (now Ultimate Bundle) could, but then one day...

...

And THAT is where babies come from... For Machines. :kz:

But seriously, CC removed it after a certain incident where they tried to get rid of things that gave some users a certain sense of elitism. Not too sure how being able to view who repped you would lead to elitism, but I guess something about trying to "game" the system, which led to the incident in question.

Plus it took quite a fight to get being able to view other people's rep gems/ rep points in the Experience thingie, so hey, life ain't that bad. And their efforts to get rid of elitism back then also led to the forum you know now.

ow.... my head is all wooozey now. :)

BSprague
06-25-2009, 01:04 AM
My guess would be that if someone receives negative rep and they see who did it, they are going to wage a negative rep war. So if someone can't see who gave them the rep, there are no negative repping battles were people just negative rep back and forth.

ConfusedCartman
06-25-2009, 04:07 AM
The reason negative rep is anonymous is because there are many users who are non-confrontational and would not leave negative feedback if it could lead to irritation or an argument. The downside, of course, is that rep can be abused, but that's usually fairly easy to track down and reverse on the rare occasion that we have an issue. Do you have any reason to suspect that this is a case of rep abuse?

RickRock_777
06-25-2009, 04:27 AM
I did I did!

... actually I did just now cause I never realized that was there, had no idea what is was for, and wanted to see what would happen!! :D

And I just rep'ed you jw, to see what it did...but it was not a frivalous rep, as you are actually a deserving individual.

But, it did not give me the option to make it a positive or negative rep, so I assume it was positive. I must research this more.

Rustbukkit
06-25-2009, 07:29 AM
I have no clue what the heck you folks are even talking about.

Really... you can give or take rep away from someone on this forum? That's just.... weird to me. Does this actually serve any purpose other than to stroke one's ego? No offense intended at all to anyone who tracks this sort of thing... seriously... does it affect us in some way I'm unaware of?

ConfusedCartman
06-25-2009, 08:26 AM
Really... you can give or take rep away from someone on this forum? That's just.... weird to me. Does this actually serve any purpose other than to stroke one's ego? No offense intended at all to anyone who tracks this sort of thing... seriously... does it affect us in some way I'm unaware of?
Not really. The rep system is mostly used in conjunction with the "Thanks!" feature, as 1 "Thanks!" counts as giving +1 rep as well. To be honest, I agree with you - I don't see much point to the rep system either. However, we tried to remove it a while ago, and there were enough members opposed to the idea that we decided it would be best to keep, but underplay. Now, we encourage use of the "Thanks!" system, which explains why you (and many other members who joined after the rep fiasco) weren't even aware that the option to rep even existed.

Rustbukkit
06-25-2009, 08:34 AM
Ahh... I see. Thanks CC... I'm-a give you some rep just for getting back to me so fast on this.;)

rtm223
06-25-2009, 09:09 AM
I was unaware of the rep system beyond thanks until I noticed the comments and started digging around :p I'm not concerned of a rep abuse issue, it's all positive rep anyway. I understand why negative rep would be hidden, but not positive. I'm not really fussed about it and not asking you to change anything, it's just a couple of time the comments have made me feel curious and if there was a way to view it that'd be nice.

Matt 82
06-25-2009, 11:23 AM
I`ve given positive rep to someone if they`ve given somebody else really good feedback. If it`s in my thread I tend to hit the 'thanks' button, but it`d look a bit daft if I had my name under good feedback in a thread for a level that had nothing to do with me.

BSprague
06-25-2009, 11:32 AM
I've given numerous positive rep's, but that's just because I've carried over the habit from other forums. I always leave a comment though about why they are getting the rep. :)

rtm223
06-25-2009, 12:39 PM
Matt, that's exactly the scenario that got me wondering about this a couple of weeks ago. May have been you that gave me rep, maybe not. Who knows? I ceratinly don't because there is no way to look it up :p

Matt 82
06-25-2009, 12:50 PM
If it was me I would probably have left a note saying 'excellent feedback' or something. Then again maybe not haha!

Morgana25
06-25-2009, 05:46 PM
I usually use the thanks system but if someone goes out of their way for another member and they don't get thanked I'll put a rep in for them. I do leave a comment as to why though. I like the system in terms of you can see if your efforts were appreciated by someone, other than that I don't think it means all that much.

jwwphotos
06-25-2009, 05:58 PM
I usually use the thanks system but if someone goes out of their way for another member and they don't get thanked I'll put a rep in for them. I do leave a comment as to why though. I like the system in terms of you can see if your efforts were appreciated by someone, other than that I don't think it means all that much.


Ahhh... now I get it! That is an excellent idea for it's use!

rtm223
06-25-2009, 06:30 PM
Yeah, I spent ages on the data backup tutorial and although it didn't get many responses I got a few thanked posts and some rep with comments. It was good to know that my hard work had been worthwhile and it saved those people posting just to say thank you.

CCubbage
06-25-2009, 06:30 PM
I use the "LittleBigExperience" area to see how much rep everyone has. If someone starts getting near my rep, I negative rep them just so they don't catch up to me!

:D



(I'm kidding of course - don't negative rep me for posting this)

RockSauron
06-25-2009, 07:21 PM
I use the "LittleBigExperience" area to see how much rep everyone has. If someone starts getting near my rep, I negative rep them just so they don't catch up to me!

:D



(I'm kidding of course - don't negative rep me for posting this)

So it was YOU who negtive repped me! :grr:

... j/k, no one ever neg repped me, I just had to say that since I'm closest to the two CCs, and, uh, yeah >_>.

comphermc
06-27-2009, 12:31 PM
Apparently, you can only give one person so much rep at a time. I tried giving you (read: rtm) rep for something and it said something along the lines of "you need to spread the rep around before giving it to rtm again." This makes sense, so as to prevent two people from rep farming one another. I just thanked you instead!

BSprague
06-27-2009, 07:00 PM
This makes sense, so as to prevent two people from rep farming one another.
They could still "thank farm" one another if they wanted to, but it would be more public and someone might catch on. :rolleyes:

LittleBigMe
06-28-2009, 11:28 AM
I think it's silly that you can't see who repped you. ANARCHY! LETS MAKE ANOTHER SPAM CAN!

*Cough*. I was joking of course. Anyway, just go to threads or posts you think were helpful or relate to the comment (If there is one) and you can click on your own posts rep button and it tells you if the post has been repped.

Elbee23
06-28-2009, 07:09 PM
As CC and RockSauron have said in the past some people who had the equivalent of the "Ultimate Bundle" were abusing the reputation system. They were giving positive reputation back and forth by using the fact that they could see who had given them rep and then give positive reputation for meaningless posts as a way to pay back the favour. Once we (the staff) realised the problem we removed the ability for regular users to be able see who has given the reputation to prevent the repeat of previous abuses.

This also lead to the "Thanks" system to allow for more transperancy between people giving reputation to also help prevent abuse. The old system is still in place but it is a way to give "thanks" anonymously, kind of like an unexpected and pleasent surprise out of the blue, rather than what might have happened before where it might have been viewed as a favour that needed to be returned.

It's not hyper important that people need to see who has individually repped them. The public "thanks" system allows people to see what posts people appreciate, and the less obvious normal reputation allows general users to give a more anonymous yet encouraging support to people.

Moderators and admins are still able to monitor reputation and their authors however, to prevent abuse. We can also arrange for reputation to be wiped if people do abuse the system. However, since the changes were made several months ago, we have had a whole lot less problems with the reputation system as a whole.

It's now pretty much what it's meant to be. A system which can indicate the users who are helpful to others, rather than a popularity or elitist system, and I think that's what it was there for in the first place. :)

Matt 82
06-28-2009, 07:35 PM
Slightly off topic but related; what`s the benefit of the ultimate pack over the other ones these days?

RockSauron
06-28-2009, 07:37 PM
Slightly off topic but related; what`s the benefit of the ultimate pack over the other ones these days?

Well, it has a much bigger pm limit (250 pms)... slightly bigger sizes for avatars or whatever... and you can delete your own threads...

dorien
06-28-2009, 07:40 PM
Slightly off topic but related; what`s the benefit of the ultimate pack over the other ones these days?

Basic Bundle

110x110px avatar/profile picture
150 PM storage space
Ability to upload an animated avatar
Ability to delete your own threads

Cost: 1,000 Experience points

Premium Bundle


Custom title
115x115px avatar/profile picture
200 PM storage space
.25 MB avatar storage space
Ability to upload an animated avatar
Ability to delete your own threads
Ability to use and [size] BB Code in signature

Cost: 1,500


Ultimate Bundle

Custom title
125x125px avatar/profile picture
250 PM storage space
.5 MB avatar storage space
Ability to upload an animated avatar
Ability to delete your own threads
Ability to see invisible users
Ability to view detailed user activity information
Ability to use [color] and [size] BB Code in signature

Cost: 2,500 Experience points

[COLOR="Red"]EDIT: WHAT ROCK SAID ^^^^^^^ LOL

Matt 82
06-28-2009, 07:42 PM
"Ability to see invisible users
Ability to view detailed user activity information"

So what do these two mean?

dorien
06-28-2009, 07:51 PM
"Ability to see invisible users
Ability to view detailed user activity information"

So what do these two mean?

You can view the forums as invisible so other users don't see your online. But if you have the ultimate bundle the online dot that is usually grey for offline and green for online will be red for invisible users that are online;)


Can't remember what the detailed user activity is. BUT when I look at someone's profile page, under their name it says last activity and current activity

For example under your name on your profile page just a moment ago it said this:

Last Activity: 2 Minutes Ago
Current Activity: Viewing Index LittleBigPlanet Central Forums

So I think that's what it must be. Can't remember if that's there for normal users?????

RockSauron
06-28-2009, 07:53 PM
Yeah that's there, I think it's more a link to the exact page that person is on or something, I unno...

Matt 82
06-28-2009, 08:11 PM
Thanks guys. Was going to get a package since I have to empty my PM box every other week, and I'm ages off being able to get the ultimate, and it hardly seems worth it.

Cheers dudes!

RockSauron
06-28-2009, 08:23 PM
Thanks guys. Was going to get a package since I have to empty my PM box every other week, and I'm ages off being able to get the ultimate, and it hardly seems worth it.

Cheers dudes!

Also, tip: When yout get a bit closer to 2,500 points, you can sell whichever bundle you bought for 75% of what you got it for :p. So yeah, that's a way to get it now yet still be able to game the system and get the ultimate bundle sooner... meyep >_>

Elbee23
06-29-2009, 04:02 AM
Also, tip: When yout get a bit closer to 2,500 points, you can sell whichever bundle you bought for 75% of what you got it for :p. So yeah, that's a way to get it now yet still be able to game the system and get the ultimate bundle sooner... meyep >_>

Another alternative is to give away any un-needed bundles to good friends or helpful people as a gift. It can be a great way to encourage people, and many people often enjoy unexpected gifts. ;)

rtm223
06-30-2009, 09:52 PM
Methinks someone has just quietly added a site update.

Thank you.

ConfusedCartman
07-01-2009, 09:27 AM
Methinks someone has just quietly added a site update.

Thank you.
What are you referring to?

rtm223
07-01-2009, 12:03 PM
I was referring to the fact that I can now see this. But judging from your response I'm not guessing that this is a donator perk? My bad, I don't know exactly what you get for donating tbh. Just ignore my previous post ;)