I can be very compe te tive
But I..m not out to derail the system
when you see your rep has gone up you get dopamine, just like achieving anything in a 'real' game. simple.
tiny tiny doses, unlike .. i dunno, getting the top most powerful super hard to get item in a game, but it's consistent very tiny (probably until you get into the thousands) release of happy drug lol
also, being over 100rep and actually being able to vote on posts is a fairly important part of this community
look at that i've gone down again -_-
Then i guess the easy way would be to only neg someone down to say 50 and let admin/Sticky decide their fate ?
The forums are not a place to have an ego and should not affect your self-esteem.
I agree though, there should be a system that stops one person from banning someone. Perhaps something like when you have 0 rep, the need for a minimum of 5 people to neg rep you for you to be banned.
Sticky has the power to ban whoever, which is normal, but making him the only one able to ban is not a good idea as he could be biased and not have a problem with someone when most people do.
50 is too much. 0 is better.
Besides I wouldn't go poking at a lion with nothing but a stick to defend myself.
What if someone trolling receives 5 neg reps in a thread, they are automatically banned from posting in that thread?
There is never going to be a ideal solution, well not one that I can think of at the moment :)
How exactly am i trolling when a few of us were discussing issues with the current system that even Sticky admitted could do with tweaking?
and honestly, out of all the BMW/performance related forums, this is one of the most worthwhile staying on... so i'd rather not leave.. so no it's not their opinion at all in the end
yeah there are much better ways to feel accomplished, it's just that's (at least a big part of) the reason people think arbitrary internet points matter.
and yeah, i'm sure (hopefull) it'll balance it out in the end
it just took a long time for it to actually notice anything was awry, and then it came out a lot of people were having the same problems lol
i didn't even do any trolling, i just stood up to someone who was... and turns out that someone was a high rep member who holds grudges.. he wouldn't be allowed to be a mod on any other forum with these actions, so why should he hold mod power here?
With all due respect, maybe you should bring your rep up before you put yourself in a position where you are targeted. Pay your dues first.
LM paid his dues and has EARNED his rep by contributing positively to our community. He should be allowed to use his rep as he sees fit.
that's an absolutely ass-backwards attitude
so because he USED to be a good member.. .he's allowed to basically run me off this site? you think the content i post (and will post) isn't worth me being here?..
If you'd rather i take all my updates etc. in future to say, n54tech, first, i can do that instead...
so because 'insert dictator x' didn't used to be a dictator, it's ok? i know it's an extreme example, but it fits the situation.
NO ONE here has the right to target a user without due reason, i mean, if sticky suddenly banned you just because he can even though no other user ever had anything bad to say about you, and you never did anything wrong (even to sticky himself), that's ok just because he owns the site?.. that's how you become e90post.
not to mention, sticky agrees, as do many many other members, some of which are long standing and reputable...
Sticky wouldn't suddenly ban me, he's not that type of person. BUT I bet he would fuck with me and any one else that fucked with him. Believe it or not LM and Sticky are extremely fair.
Please don't compare us to E90 post. As long as there is a rep system we will never become them.
If this place was anything like e90 I doubt you would be posting at all.
Lulz... I wonder who negged me.
he did, what happened: LM was ripping on tony, i saw this as a bit OTT< i provided some links answering his questions (he has a self imposed ban from reading tony's threads) in the process of which i inadvertently defended tony.. then i was proceeded to be (largely unprovoked) called a retard etc. etc. by one LM.
people fuck with sticky all the time, he has, to date, from what i've seen, resolved issues with those members so they can stay on the site or at least made EVERY effort to. i have not yet met an admin that does this before, i'll admit... yeah if it gets a bit ridiculous he'll unleash a neg rep, but he even tends to modify the power to suit the crime, like everyone at high power should.
sticky even said there was a lot of neg reps frequently from a single member for me in particular
on completely random/helpful/useful posts
i should get neg reps on perfectly inoffensive + useful posts and that's ok? because that's what's been happening.
your second paragraph isn't entirely true... if you piss off a handful of low rep members, it's a drop in the ocean, as long as you keep the high rep members happy, and that's basically what's happened
because i have relatively low rep and really can't do anything other than take it, it's fine to fuck with me.
Its happened before.
Again learn to pick your battles.
LM should be able to do what he wants with his rep.
Maybe you should stop fucking with certain people?
if I piss of the community as a whole it will show. It makes perfect sense.
My advice to you is bring your rep up, . And quit your bitching.
at the moment, these tasks are capable of being taken on by ONE user, not THE COMMUNITY
just because you ask a vendor a question and another user who knows the answer gets to you first doesn't mean you get angry at said user...
and there was no 'battle' it was a simple piece of information
i have not once fucked around with anyone. find a single post where i have. just one.
ok fine, if you want it your way you can help out LM, speed the process up, combined you could have me off this site within 4-5 days. seriously. go nuts.
so what if i negged you? some neg reps are deserved. that's what the system is there for... ignorant/trollish posts get negative reps and useful+constructive posts get +rep...i freely admit at least a few points out of the 250-300 i've lost recently are more than likely fair. but i seriously doubt that's even 20-30 legitimately.
hence the system is FLAWED
i've lost probably 30 today alone, without posting anything to deserve it. if not more (with a couple of +ve to bump it up..).. besides, you don't think 400 rapidly approaching 500 and rising is an indication that i'd been a quality member for a while? not that you can tell now.