Hello and welcome to our community! Is this your first visit?
Register
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 25
  1. #1
    Master Coder
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    6,682
    Thanks
    436
    Thanked 890 Times in 879 Posts

    a lot of negative reputation

    a lot of people have negative reputation, some of them have only few posts and when I search I don't see any reason for this.
    I guess that many people don't answer to posters with negative reputation therefor the number of posts is low and also low the number of new users.
    I think that giving negative reputation must be moderate some way or at least to make public who and why someone give neg. rep.

    About make public vs. create stress I think that a poster must have the responsabilty of his atitude.

    regards

  • #2
    Rockstar Coder
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    9,074
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 328 Times in 324 Posts
    I think the bigger issue is that people don't issue positive reputation usually only negative. So once you have a negative rep, it is extremely difficult to change it.
    OracleGuy

  • #3
    Master Coder
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    6,682
    Thanks
    436
    Thanked 890 Times in 879 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by oracleguy View Post
    I think the bigger issue is that people don't issue positive reputation usually only negative. So once you have a negative rep, it is extremely difficult to change it.
    this is just a bad behavior as not giving thanks and don't affect the forum trafic.
    To be more clear in what I said, there is no visible reason that some of the poster to have negative reputation and are to many in this position, over the average I guess. This period of the year is one of the most active for this forum but the trafic is under average.

    regards

  • #4
    Supreme Master coder! _Aerospace_Eng_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    In a place far, far away...
    Posts
    19,291
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 1,043 Times in 1,019 Posts
    One instance was this thread:
    http://www.codingforums.com/showthread.php?p=691043

    In this thread I receive a negative rep from the OP calling me an idiot though I didn't do anything wrong. He then accused me of posting links to porn and stuff which I didn't do. He said he had my ip address and knew it was me but had no way of knowing if it was me or not so I registered for his forum what do you know the ips don't match. Then he asked me for help. I told him no because he accused me of something I didn't do without having the facts. I gave him negative rep for acting the way he did.
    Last edited by _Aerospace_Eng_; 06-03-2008 at 09:21 PM.
    ||||If you are getting paid to do a job, don't ask for help on it!||||

  • #5
    Master Coder
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    6,682
    Thanks
    436
    Thanked 890 Times in 879 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by _Aerospace_Eng_ View Post
    I gave him negative rep for acting the way he did.
    I read the post before you give this details, poster was impulsive and rude. BTW thank you for explanation.
    I don't talk about this kind of situation because are normal.

    regards

  • #6
    Senior Coder o0O0o.o0O0o's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    C:\Windows\System32
    Posts
    1,018
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
    It happened with me many times
    Please de-reputate me
    © 0o0o0o0

    Its better to rule in Hell then to serve in Heaven

  • #7
    Senior Coder NancyJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Bradford, UK
    Posts
    3,174
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 66 Times in 65 Posts
    Also bear in mind that really bad posts get deleted, so maybe you're not seeing the posts that got them their rep.

    Also, on the not giving positive rep thing - that is true. People give thanks instead of positive rep. The 'thank this person' button is huge and obvious and newb friendly, the rep button is small and not obvious.

    Maybe you could give some examples of neg rep posters who you think don't deserve their bad rep.

  • #8
    Supreme Master coder! abduraooft's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    N/A
    Posts
    14,864
    Thanks
    160
    Thanked 2,224 Times in 2,211 Posts
    I usually give negative rep for posts like http://www.codingforums.com/showthread.php?t=141306. After that I report them
    The Dream is not what you see in sleep; Dream is the thing which doesn't let you sleep. --(Dr. APJ. Abdul Kalam)

  • #9
    Regular Coder
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    AZ, USA
    Posts
    685
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 46 Times in 46 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by o0O0o.o0O0o View Post
    It happened with me many times
    Might have something to do with your sig... .

    Aero, he de-repped me too (luckily it didn't have any effect since he already had -15 or less), and I suspect he de-repped anyone who told him that he was wrong about something. Pretty ironic that someone thanked you for the exact same thing...

  • #10
    Master Coder
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    6,682
    Thanks
    436
    Thanked 890 Times in 879 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by o0O0o.o0O0o View Post
    It happened with me many times
    yes, but you ask for it,
    I was tempted when I read 'derepudiate me' to take you serios and give you some neg rep,

    Quote Originally Posted by binaryWeapon View Post
    Aero, he de-repped me too (luckily it didn't have any effect since he already had -15 or less), and I suspect he de-repped anyone who told him that he was wrong about something. Pretty ironic that someone thanked you for the exact same thing...
    I'm lost, who? what you are talking about?
    Edit: you talk about o0O0o.o0O0o?


    Quote Originally Posted by NancyJ View Post
    Also bear in mind that really bad posts get deleted, so maybe you're not seeing the posts that got them their rep.
    yes, I miss that,
    My observation is statistic, when I look to the posts I see more red boxes then before and I guess that the rate of 'bad boys' don't grow over night. Only few times, when the user have less posts, I look to their posts and don't find nothing serios.

    Also, on the not giving positive rep thing - that is true. People give thanks instead of positive rep. The 'thank this person' button is huge and obvious and newb friendly, the rep button is small and not obvious.
    unfortunately is true. Many poster don't answer, just ask, and this way they have no chance to recive positive rep or thanks but neg. rep. make people to avoid answer their question and that is a problem.

    Maybe you could give some examples of neg rep posters who you think don't deserve their bad rep.
    I have two, one with neg rep given far to easy and one where I don't see a reason at all and probably if I spend some time I could find others but I can't give example since the posters don't complain about that.

    regards
    Last edited by oesxyl; 06-04-2008 at 10:08 PM.

  • #11
    Regular Coder
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    AZ, USA
    Posts
    685
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 46 Times in 46 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by oesxyl View Post
    I'm lost, who? what you are talking about?
    Edit: you talk about o0O0o.o0O0o?
    The OP from this thread, NightFlyer.

  • #12
    Senior Coder NancyJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Bradford, UK
    Posts
    3,174
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 66 Times in 65 Posts
    We haven't had the rep feature for very long and the 'thanks' button is even newer.

    As more members get positive rep, their 'de-reps' count for me - for example, 1 negative rep from me is enough to take someone from 1 green square down to a red (completely skipping the neutral phase) whereas when the feature first came in, it took multiple people giving a negative rep to get in you the red, now it takes only 1 or 2 so it only takes a couple of people to take a dislike to your post to get you negative rep and because of the 'thanks' button its very difficult to gain positive rep.

    The 'problem' is probably not as bad as you think - its a phenomenon called 'confirmation bias', every time you see a neg reg posted it confirms your premise, you just don't notice the things that don't fit. Like when I got a motorbike, suddenly it seemed like everyone had one, but really, I was just noticing them more.

  • #13
    Senior Coder o0O0o.o0O0o's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    C:\Windows\System32
    Posts
    1,018
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
    Might have something to do with your sig...
    Code:
    yes, but you ask for it, 
    I was tempted when I read 'derepudiate me' to take you serios and give you some neg rep,

    I was talking on same reference as well

    Means it happened with me that some people gave me postive rep(for me its -ve ) without any reason

    Is there any need for reputation? I think more thank means more reutation.

    SIdeNote: Is it possible to get De-thanked
    Last edited by o0O0o.o0O0o; 06-05-2008 at 12:19 PM.
    Please de-reputate me
    © 0o0o0o0

    Its better to rule in Hell then to serve in Heaven

  • #14
    Master Coder
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    in my house
    Posts
    5,211
    Thanks
    39
    Thanked 201 Times in 197 Posts
    I have never been bothered about rep or thanks because I help when I can just as payback for the help offered to me.

    But, where can I now see what sort of rep I have been given? I seem unable to find a link.


    bazz

  • #15
    Senior Coder o0O0o.o0O0o's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    C:\Windows\System32
    Posts
    1,018
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by bazz View Post
    where can I now see what sort of rep I have been given? bazz

    You will become famous soon enough
    Please de-reputate me
    © 0o0o0o0

    Its better to rule in Hell then to serve in Heaven


  •  
    Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •