I'm just such a bridge builder, what can I say.
You're like oprah. Cept you don't have millions of dollars and 12 hundred nuclear missle silos at your beck and call.
If people are good enough posters to be recognizable contributors, what's wrong with everybody just knowing they're good posters, and not having any built-in way to quantify it? This method of "rewarding," "recognizing" them is worse than post counts elitism for reasons already stated like popularity contest shit.
We don't need a format to recognize posters outside of mods. It's best that we have none. We can still respect people personally and know they're smart regardless of what some nothing stats tell us.
This is a good point too. The system will only further elitism, while without it, the members themselves will decide who are the cool members (Fireman) and who are the idiot spamming fucktards (ME!!!!)
Not to repeat what he just said, but I wanted to post this and I felt like if I didn't it would have been too small a post.
I'm afraid of little children simply going "oh my friend lyle helped me REPUTATION POINT lalala~" which is really what's going to happen in the end. The only way I can really see this working is if a moderator applies said point, but I wonder if that's too much work for them. You could always hire extra staff solely for the purpose of applying such points.
I dunno. Considering how many people here loathe the air I breathe, I think you can let one rep point for me slide.
But since that's not really you're point I'll keep quiet about it.
It's just an abuse thing. People will find ways to abuse any system you come up with.
Edited by Tino, 08 July 2009 - 06:53 PM.