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Now, personally I've never repped or repped anyone/been repped negatively for anything they've said in the enhanced forum, but it seems to me that a lot of other people are negatively repping other people for their views on political discussion. To me this just silly, the whole point of the forum is for free discussion, people shouldn't be afraid to put their views forward in case they get people negatively repping them. It's supposed to be a free exchance of ideas. With that in mind, I suggest that we disable negative rep in the enhanced discussion (so some people can still get positively repped if they make a particularly good post), or if that is not possible disable rep in there entirely.
That is all
I think it should stay available just so you can neg rep people who make comments that do not even attempt to add anything to the conversation. Something like
"America is stupid cause of Bush"
If that is all the person writes then they deserve negative feedback. The hypothetical person who made the above statement really didn't add value to the conversation and just wasted bandwidth and our time for making us read it.
I believe that most people are acting like adults in the enhanced forum. However, if it is a problem the mods should step in and correct the single issue. I don't think we need a blanket change in policy just because 1 or 2 people are abusing the current system.
But who knows, maybe I am wrong and people are handing out negative rep like candy on Halloween night.
I think the function should stay in the Enhanced Forum, to be honest.
I understand your point, Addoran, but I don't think the way to get rid of the problem is to take away the function altogether - most of the time, +rep and -rep are given out for good and just reasons in that forum, and in the rest of the forums.
I do think, however, that there should be stricter rules about it; such as, not -repping someone for their view on politics, etc.
However, for example, if someone is being a racist, that's their problem; if they're being one on the forums, and being quite rude about it, I'm going to want to -rep them.
And if someone makes a wonderful post, I'd still want to +rep them.
I think simply it should go like this: if someone believes that the rep they received was received unjustly, or for a simple opinion that someone disagreed with, then they should send a PM to a moderator, who can handle it from there, with a warning, or suspension, or whatever.
And, if it happens too often, that member's Enhanced status could be taken away.
When you leave a Rep, it defines which user left the rep comment. If the user
is abusing Rep power, then Reputation should totally be deactivated for them.
Reputation is a privlige and should be used likewise as a reward and should
I dont know how you'd be able to blow the whistle on the user that violated rep
but I'm sure we could figure out and keep track of who's repping who.
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I see where your coming from with this Addoran but banning Negative rep. altogether is a bad idea.I know why not only allow mods/supervisers/admins to leave negative rep in the enhanced forum and that way if you don't like a post you can use the Report bad post button to have a mod see if it's worth negative rep.
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