Pomeroy41144

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I have noticed that my "reputation" points clicked up a couple points.  I have 691 posts here on the forum but only 73 "reputation" points. 

 

Another member, who has been here as long as I have and has ten less posts, has almost 500 reputation points. 

 

How come I have such a bad reputation on this forum?  I have never had a tussle with anybody on the forum and I try and offer the correct information if I have it.

 

How does the "reputation" point system work? 

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There is a button under your reputation that says "see reputation activity". It shows posts you liked and your posts others liked, etc. Check it out to see what they are using to calculate it. 

 

From what I gather, the more active, with no one complaining, and the more people like your posts, the better. 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Pomeroy41144 said:

Thanks I feel better already. 

 

I really enjoy this forum. 

I wouldn't put much weight to it unless it's someone who has very low points. Then I'd be cautious depending on if they are selling something or whatever. 

 

I have a lot of points. It just means I'm chatty, not that I'm knowledgeable or a saint or anything. ? (But don't tell anyone! ?)

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We also get a reputation point each time we are quoted in a following post, whether the new poster agrees or disagrees with us.  So if one makes an outrageous post which is quoted and objected to, it's the same value as if we are praised for discovering a cure for cancer.....

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24 minutes ago, George Smolinski said:

Should we all "like" Pomeroy's post so he won't feel bad?

 

 

I don't feel "bad", I just feel "better". 

 

I just don't say enough interesting things that people like. 

 

I guess I can work on that. 

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1 hour ago, Pomeroy41144 said:

I have noticed that my "reputation" points clicked up a couple points.  I have 691 posts here on the forum but only 73 "reputation" points. 

 

Another member, who has been here as long as I have and has ten less posts, has almost 500 reputation points. 

 

How come I have such a bad reputation on this forum?  I have never had a tussle with anybody on the forum and I try and offer the correct information if I have it.

 

How does the "reputation" point system work? 

 

I  checked my reputation for the first time and found it "excellent" with 369 points. This is rather disappointing to me, I was going for the cranky old bastard who knows his stuff image. Guess I'm just an old teddy bear.

 

PS I quoted you and liked you, hope it helps.

 

Later... I notice that 369 points is out of 9,128 posts most of them of a technical nature. I doubt anyone has been more helpful or put out more good information and got less in return. Hope this makes you feel better.

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18 minutes ago, Rusty_OToole said:

Later... I notice that 369 points is out of 9,128 posts most of them of a technical nature. I doubt anyone has been more helpful or put out more good information and got less in return. Hope this makes you feel better.

No good deed goes unpunished--or unrecognized!

 

Rusty, I just quoted you (one reputation point) and "liked" your post immediately above (another point).  Actually (I think), the number of posts dates from the beginning of one's registration for the forums, but the reputation points scheme is only about two years old, as I recall....

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I have a lower than average reputation points to number of posts made ratio. It doesn't bother me because I'm one who frequently makes brief posts regarding cars I've come across on Craigslist that maybe someone on our forums might have an interest in. Often my simple posts don't trigger any response at all. That's fine, I don't necessarily expect them to. As to why I do this, retirement, crummy health and time on my hands gives me plenty of opportunity to browse ads, which is something that I still enjoy. I'm also mindful that a lot of cars are offered locally instead of on ebay because ebay has become such an unpleasant experience for many. So, Pomeroy, perhaps many of your posts are simple remarks or suggestions that you never expected to be responded to much in the first place. Here's an example of something that I posted recently that I didn't expect any "reputation points" from, nor any response at all, really.

 

 

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Keep in mind that the "like" button was not always there and I believe more people are using it than ever.

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The number of "likings" may mean that someone

has a good reputation, but don't put overly much 

stock in it.  I've seen people whose responses to

technical questions have been very informative and helpful,

but those responses don't get "liked."  That doesn't mean

that person isn't a good forum member;  on the contrary,

his postings are very valuable.  Sometimes cute comments

and comedic relief, I think, are liked disproportionately.

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It was likely added as a feature to help appeal to us "millennials". We get pretty excited over meaningless points!

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I just looked at mine and all I can say is, there are a few out there with a warped sense of humor.

Bernie

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This is most likely the likeist post I have ever see. 

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I like to like everybody I meet.

At least at first anyway.

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