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  1. #1

    Did That happened to you


    Yeah so (sorry if i am rude) but dont you guys see that sometimes when you help someone new to this forums and when his probem is fixed HOP!! he doesnt rep you he just says Thank you and go away.
    If all knew about repping i would have a medal right now!! belive me This week i helped like 24 guy and i just got 6 reps!!, but thats not a big deal, i dont care about reps all i care about is to help people, but you know.

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    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Well newcomers do not really know, how the rep system works, so you can not blame them, but as you said, it is about helping not about getting rep, though I personally like achievements, like on steam, so I get you. It would be actually interesting, if it would be possible to mark a solution like the best answer by any user or a moderator, if it gets solved and put it on the top, bellow the question, so people could find it easier and that user might get the rep from the system automatically.
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    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,588
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    Yes, we all have. Worst of all is when the OP never posts back so you don't even know if your post was ever even read by him or her.
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  4. #4


    Exactly you have the same felling in steam like me yeah and it would be awesome if it was like Yahoo Answers.
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  5. #5


    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 653
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit


    At least you got thanked, think of all the people here who help out and don't even get a thanks. They carry on helping because it's what makes them happy knowing that even if that one person doesn't thank them there could be several others who found the post helpful.
    They'd still help here even if there was no rep system in place because it's a great forum for help.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
    At least you got thanked, think of all the people here who help out and don't even get a thanks. They carry on helping because it's what makes them happy knowing that even if that one person doesn't thank them there could be several others who found the post helpful.
    They'd still help here even if there was no rep system in place because it's a great forum for help.
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  7. #7


    127.0.0.1
    Posts : 144
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    Yes, we all have. Worst of all is when the OP never posts back so you don't even know if your post was ever even read by him or her.
    This. This times 9001. Seriously. Personally, I would rather at least know if my post helps someone.
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  8. #8


    Beloit, Wisconsin
    Posts : 125
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    I personally came and signed up with this forum to learn more and be able to help others. I might be wrong on some answers I may post and maybe right on some but that's where learning comes from. Me being new I don't know anything about rep or all those badges I see most have. I remember back in High school I took a bunch of computer classes. I really enjoyed working on computers and I do it on my side time off of work. My best learning was networking it was hard dealing with Linux Redhat servers and then I got in trouble changing IP Address on the network lol so then the Technology Coordinator wanted me to help him out. Then I had to learn about Novell Networking and being able to setup and deploy Novell to various computer's around the school district. Sorry I went off topic but as technology changes I gotta keep up and learn all over again.
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    Posts : 562
    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    Maybe there should be a sticky about "Rep_tiquette"

    OK, let me be honest... I'm not a fan of the rep system... I post here both to help others (which I hope I do) and for others to be able to help me out sometimes when I'm stuck... which they do. And its very much appreciated. Thanks

    I do endorse strollins comment that it is so frustrating, annoying and bad bannered when those posting requests for help never acknowledge any further posts and disappear without trace. That behaviour seems quite prevalent generally though, not just on here.

    But repping... what are you supposed to do ? Its embarrassing to see "1 notification" or whatever when you log on and "somebody repped you" and I think why ??? I might only have made a passing comment. And what am I supposed to do ? pm them back and say thanks, acknowledge it in the thread... what ???

    I quite like TairikuOkamis' idea of the system itself or moderators marking a post as an answer and basing any "rewards" on that.

    An "opt out" button and some notice of the same to appear on the user profile would be one possible option too.
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  10. #10


    I support the view of Mooley and, in particular, Joan Archer.
    For good or bad, I offer help when I can, or join in discussions where even a view may help.

    I have no interest in merit systems, on this forum or others.
    From the posts, it does seem that several are sensitive to feedback. Whether or not my answer helps (i try) or whether it is acknowledged, is of no concern. To contradict myself, do get a warm feeling when someone does thank me. The so-called medals are not important - unless their was some financial gain -lol.

    Correct me if I am wrong, but I have noticed what could be a flaw in the system. It is my own experience that, should I give someone the thumbs up, almost within the day the same person gives me one in return.
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