# member, well known member, most helpful member ...

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#### Ian Rogers

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There used to be a "Rep" bar with colours to show how good to others you were... The amount was the posts the colour was the usefulness of the posts... It got stupid so it was removed... The newer style is based on likes!!

#### jpanhalt

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Now for the real question...

Is the new system any more worthwhile than the old?

John

#### Ian Rogers

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Now for the real question...

Is the new system any more worthwhile than the old?

John
It's more descriptive.... 11 block multi coloured bars didn't mean much to me.. The "Most helpful Member" is just an add on... It shows the members that try and help the most... ( I try, as do you )...

#### Musicmanager

##### Active Member
One of my remaining ambitions in life is to become a 'Well Known Member' !!!

#### DerStrom8

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There used to be a "Rep" bar with colours to show how good to others you were... The amount was the posts the colour was the usefulness of the posts... It got stupid so it was removed... The newer style is based on likes!!
I think it's supposed to be, but it seems very inconsistent. I think there might be something else still in play that shouldn't be.

#### cowboybob

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One of my remaining ambitions in life is to become a 'Well Known Member' !!!
I think that's determined by your total number of posts (don't know what that number is).

Just keep hammering away...

#### jpanhalt

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I think it's supposed to be, but it seems very inconsistent. I think there might be something else still in play that shouldn't be.
Agreed.

We have had this or similar discussions before, and I have yet to hear any of the administrators or moderators define clearly what the purpose of "likes" is (not what they are intended to mean) in relation to help provided by an individual.

If there is no purpose, but there seems to be a strong desire to keep them, why not have a lottery each January 1 and award "likes" on that basis?

John

#### MikeMl

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I resist the "likes" crap because it is just trying to emulate the stupid @#$%$#@ social media garbage...

#### Ian Rogers

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I think that's determined by your total number of posts (don't know what that number is).

Just keep hammering away...
I think the remark was an innuendo.... But ho hum!!

#### KeepItSimpleStupid

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Who knows if we have the advanced system: https://brivium.com/resources/advanced-reputation-system.281/ I guess there is at least one benefit to rep. It finds the bad guys and can automatically place them in moderation.

Some voodoo is involved in the advanced system. Rep can be awarded on your birthday.

#### alec_t

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I'm with Mike (post #9). All this 'likes' stuff is childish, and for people on ego trips. In my book it's in the same category as 'selfies'.

#### Musicmanager

##### Active Member
I think the remark was an innuendo.... But ho hum!!
Er.. excuse me .. ! How could you think such a thing of me ??

I genuinely meant that to be accepted in here as a well known member would be an accolade I'd be proud of !!

Had I wished to imply the innuendo to which your suspicious nature has leapt, I would have said something like ' One of my ambitions ... is to POSSESS or HAVE or OWN a 'Well Known Member !!

Mortified, that's what I am, mortified !!

S

#### Musicmanager

##### Active Member
What EE uses a hammer pls
How do you put your Microchips in their sockets then ??

S

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#### spec

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I couldn't join in because I was Xmas shopping in Bristol UK- great fun.

Thanks to you all for the posts. Afraid to say I'm non the wiser though

(1) is it an automated system or is there human input.

(2) I was amused to see that one day I was a most helpfull member, and about 2 weeks later I wasn't and had slso reverted to simple member- why? I'm not worried about this because I'm too old- just intrigued, especially as I had been 'helping' as ever before.

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#### spec

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I resist the "likes" crap because it is just trying to emulate the stupid @#$%$#@ social media garbage...
Don't be shy- just come straight to the point (I'm with you)

#### spec

##### Well-Known Member
I think it's supposed to be, but it seems very inconsistent. I think there might be something else still in play that shouldn't be.
That was my impresssion. Could the rating be proportonal to (number of likes-number of dislikes)/number of posts.

#### spec

##### Well-Known Member
One of my remaining ambitions in life is to become a 'Well Known Member' !!!
I think you are- just the medal missing