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    Default How To Use The Reputation System

    This is a guide to your new Reputation System! Reputation is a feature of vBulletin, the software that powers and formats our forum. Before this, the system was not activated. Thank your local Admin, Fighter1405 for finally activating it, because it really is a useful and handy system when utilized properly. The tricky part, though, is using it correctly. We will inform you on that in the second part of this guide, but before you can know how to use it, you have to know what it is!


    The Reputation system is handy to see at a glance about the user’s value to the community. Say, you posted a question in the Browsergame area of the forum. You get 2 different answers that contradict each other, and one member has only ten posts and the other has over 5,000, and a high reputation. The chances are, the one that had 5,000 posts has been around longer and is probably more knowledgeable about the game, and the answer is more likely to be correct. There are 2 different kinds of reputation, Positive and Negative. Obviously, Positive Rep is give for a valuable post and Negative Rep is given for a post that takes away from a thread.
    To give out reputation to other users, you first need to find the icon that looks like a scale with 2 trays. Look for the bar dividing the posts in a thread. In this bar you will find the time at which the post was added to the thread, the number of the post in the thread, and the Reputation Button. Click on the scale, select your desired type a rep, add a comment, (Or Not) and click “Add To Reputation.” It is considered courtesy to add a comment so that the user knows exactly why they are receiving rep.


    And now, the part that is the most important of the guide! Here is your education on using our wondrous newly activated system correctly. Firstly, here is a refresher on the rules for the Reputation System, as well as my own comments added in Red Type.
    Quote Originally Posted by The Rules
    “The reputation system is to be used fairly and honestly. What this part of the section is about. Purposely boosting or dropping someone's reputation significantly is against the rules. This includes organizing such actions by multiple people, either to raise one's own reputation or to lower someone else's out of spite, anger, as an act of revenge, etc. Don’t give someone Neg Rep because they gave you Neg Rep. Posts asking for reputation points are also not allowed and are subject to deletion. Don’t Beg. Warnings, bans and loss of reputation may be issued to users who do not heed a moderator's requests to cease posting for rep points.” Punishment will be swift and painful.
    To decide whether or not a certain post decides reputation, follow these guidelines.

    What deserves Positive Reputation:

    A helpful post answering a question
    A well thought out post
    A post that shows a lot of creativity and wit
    And also must follow the rules closely
    Poster A:

    Quote Originally Posted by Question
    How do I build troops?
    Quote Originally Posted by Good Answer
    “First, you must be able to build a barracks. In the barracks, you will see only one troop type, a Legionnaire, Phalanx, or a Macemen depending on your Race. You can build other troops by first researching them in the Academy, and then building them in the barracks. Also, mounted units are built in the Stable, and expansion units such as Settlers or Chiefs are built in the Residence or Palace, after being researched.
    What DOESN’T Deserve Positive Reputation

    A post that answers a question, but rudely with adding an insult like “Noob.”
    A second or third answer to a question to a question, unless it is correcting another answer or adding more relevant information.
    A post with poor grammar or spelling, or uses excessive chat speak.
    And most importantly, a post that doesn’t follow the rules.
    Begging
    Sucking up

    Quote Originally Posted by Rude Answer
    you noob look it up first you hav 2 build a barracks….youll c only 1 troop type, either a Leigionaire Phalanx or a Macemen depending on ur trib u can build other troops by first researching them in the Academy and then building dem in the barracks also mounted units are built in the stable and expansion units such as settlers or chiefs are built in the residence or palace after being researched.
    This post doesn’t deserve rep because it doesn’t follow rules such as correct grammar and spelling.

    What Deserves Negative Reputation

    Pure spamming
    Obvious trolling
    Insults
    NOT FOLLOWING THE RULES
    Quote Originally Posted by Soon-to-be Neg Repped and Banned
    GOD UR SUCH A LUZR I BET U SPEND ALL DAY IN UR MOMMAS BASEMENT OMG Y DON’T U GO QUIT TRAVIAN AND KILL URSELF
    Obviously, stuff like that isn’t necessary.

    What DOESN’T Deserve Negative Reputation

    The occasional typo or use of chatspeak
    Gently reminding a member about cross posting or double posting

    This is all self-explanatory. You don't need a quote for that.

    As Taranis and FIghter1405 have said, this system is being implemented to improve the overall quality of the posts in the forums. If you wish to see the requirements for the ranks on the system, go here.
    Lastly, remember that we, the posters, are responsible for the system. If you want to keep the system implemented, respect it and understand it.

    NOTES- Before you can give rep out, you first have to get 20 rep.
    ---------You can view all of your received rep by going to your User Control Panel.
    ---------You can view the rep given to a post by clicking on the scale on the bottom right hand corner of your post.

    ~Maniac

    Mods-Feel free to add on to this guide as it is certainly not complete.
    Last edited by Maniac; 08-15-2008 at 08:46 PM.
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    In addition, you cannot impact reputation until you have 20 reputation, and you start with 10. And that there are specific rank requirements and rewards which should all be in the Announcement.

    Good guide.

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    Great job, but one question, can I give you rep now, or isn't it already activated
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikepie View Post
    Great job, but one question, can I give you rep now, or isn't it already activated
    First, you need to get yourself up to 20 rep before you can give rep out.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nichts View Post
    Farms are like girls - they talk, and they talk a lot, and none of it makes any sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikepie View Post
    Great job, but one question, can I give you rep now, or isn't it already activated
    *points at above post*

    You can't impact anybody's reputation until you get 20 reputation yourself. You start with 10.

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    Since no one has 20 rep yet, how are we suspossed to improve our reputation?

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    Didn't some one else already make one of these????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maniac View Post
    First, you need to get yourself up to 20 rep before you can give rep out.
    Well then how does anyone give out rep? No one can get rep if everyone is stuck at 10 rep. Sorry if I'm being an idiot, but I am clueless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilikepie View Post
    Well then how does anyone give out rep? No one can get rep if everyone is stuck at 10 rep. Sorry if I'm being an idiot, but I am clueless.
    Mods give out rep now.
    Quote Originally Posted by camptiggergirl View Post
    Didn't some one else already make one of these????
    Yes, Tinaslina made a similar one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brahma View Post
    Since no one has 20 rep yet, how are we suspossed to improve our reputation?
    Mods
    Quote Originally Posted by Nichts View Post
    Farms are like girls - they talk, and they talk a lot, and none of it makes any sense.
    http://www.cogulus.com/blog/images/c...es-killing.gif

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    *changes topic title to Reputation system , and blames himself for accidently clicking Lock Thread*
    I used to be a schizophrenic, but we are OK now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nichts View Post
    Farms are like girls - they talk, and they talk a lot, and none of it makes any sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerwin View Post
    *changes topic title to Reputation system , and blames himself for accidently clicking Lock Thread*
    The lock reflex... probably inherent to any new mod.
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    I think you need to tone down the asterisks
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    The Rep system makes sense except in the Dump. I do spend time there and for the most part, it is not related to the game nor is it helpful to the forum except to pass the time.
    Will it be blocked in the dump?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GONZOCHICK View Post
    The Rep system makes sense except in the Dump. I do spend time there and for the most part, it is not related to the game nor is it helpful to the forum except to pass the time.
    Will it be blocked in the dump?
    Nope, as there isn't a way to block something in one forum.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nichts View Post
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    Nice guide again. Positive rep given, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fighter1405 View Post
    Nice guide again. Positive rep given, thanks
    Anytime...so I'm now the 2nd person to become a villager?

    SCCCCHHHWWWEEETTT. lol
    Quote Originally Posted by Nichts View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maniac View Post
    Anytime...so I'm now the 2nd person to become a villager?

    SCCCCHHHWWWEEETTT. lol
    Actually the fourth I think, but the system for titles is being a little weird, so you're still a farm hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by conquerer7 View Post
    Actually the fourth I think, but the system for titles is being a little weird, so you're still a farm hand.
    Yeah...and I was a Villager just a second ago.

    And it won't let me give out any rep either....darn...no fair lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by conquerer7 View Post
    Actually the fourth I think, but the system for titles is being a little weird, so you're still a farm hand.
    Yeah system is a little buggy right now All the reputation is being saved though so it shouldn't be too long and I should be able to have everyone at their correct rank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fighter1405 View Post
    Yeah system is a little buggy right now All the reputation is being saved though so it shouldn't be too long and I should be able to have everyone at their correct rank.
    A brand new system not buggy? Anyone can expect there to be some problems at start up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fighter1405 View Post
    Yeah system is a little buggy right now All the reputation is being saved though so it shouldn't be too long and I should be able to have everyone at their correct rank.
    Great, back to eating brains then.

    Maniac, did Fighter give you enough points to become a tradesperson?

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    Quote Originally Posted by conquerer7 View Post
    Great, back to eating brains then.

    Maniac, did Fighter give you enough points to become a tradesperson?
    Nope, I currently only have my rep power set to 5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fighter1405 View Post
    Nope, I currently only have my rep power set to 5
    Drat. But it takes three to terrorize the forums! I was thinking of a blood tithe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by conquerer7 View Post
    Great, back to eating brains then.

    Maniac, did Fighter give you enough points to become a tradesperson?
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    Nope, I currently only have my rep power set to 5
    Well, conq gave me rep too so yes, I have enough to be a Tradesperson!!! Cool....so I can give rep, have a sig and be invisible....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maniac View Post
    Well, conq gave me rep too so yes, I have enough to be a Tradesperson!!! Cool....so I can give rep, have a sig and be invisible....
    Oh, he's already been tradesperson. He's not any more Blame the system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maniac View Post
    Well, conq gave me rep too so yes, I have enough to be a Tradesperson!!! Cool....so I can give rep, have a sig and be invisible....
    I did? But I can't give reputation, since the system isn't working yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fighter1405 View Post
    Oh, he's already been tradesperson. He's not any more Blame the system.
    The establishment keeps putting us down, man!!! FIght the power!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by conquerer7 View Post
    I did? But I can't give reputation, since the system isn't working yet.
    Oh....well someone gave me rep. FOr some reason I thought it was you. Maybe another mod gave me some.
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    At first I thought that this reputation thing was dumb, but now I think it's starting to become a very great thing to forums.

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    BUMP
    More people need the second part of the guide. Specifically the ones complaining about not having rep to get a signature.

    And I don't want this thread to die.
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    Thanks for explaining it in that manner I'm sure many others (including me) will benefit from this thread.
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    At least now I know why I can't give anyone else rep. Somehow it had not filtered through to my consciousness that I wasn't ranked high enough yet. Erm... I've had a weird virus lately, and it is eating my brain. Yeeeah. That's it. (Actually, only the first part's true--I was already senile.)
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    I derep everyone near me in the thread when derepped anonymously. Use it wisely or be dragged down with me.

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    This guide was very helpful for me, thank-you plently. I will use this guide as a reference as what to do while I am posting on the forums to thank someone or to de-rep someone, or for anything at all.
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    :-) I'm glad someone bumped this. Even though it's an old thread it's a good thing to read.

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