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Protocol for giving REP

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Ming the Merciless, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. Ming the Merciless

    Ming the Merciless Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    So, what exactly is the "protocol" for giving REP? When should you give REP? If someone gives you REP should you give it back? Is it rude if you do not give it back. I know this sounds like a noob question, but I am curious what others opinion are on this subject.
     
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  2. noseo

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    Reciprocation is not expected. In fact, I'd discourage it. Rep posts that help you.
     
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    in b4 Vrill
     
  4. Ming the Merciless

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    I guess what confuses me is that when you give rep it says something to the effect of "hopefully you will receive rep back". Not exactly those words, but something close.
     
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    Ming the Merciless Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Inside thing I am assuming?
     
  6. DBMEDIALLC

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    People give rep to posts that are useful/helpful/valuable. I don't think it means you have to give rep back by any means. Otherwise, people would be rep'ing others just to build up their own rep. I only provide rep when I see people going out of their way to answer questions or provide value to the community.
     
  7. Ming the Merciless

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    And just to clarify, I am not a REP whore or anything like that. I have never expected it in return. I have only given it when something was very useful. I was just curious of others opinions.
     
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    I give +rep when someone contributes something helpful to me or the community. Or if I see another member going out of their way to help another member.
     
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    and what exactly is ur definition of "Going out of the way" :bad:
     
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  11. Nigel Farage

    Nigel Farage BANNED BANNED

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    I give Rep+ to newbs that ask intelligent questions, use proper grammar & punctuation. I pay particular attention to those that have negative rep. If it looks like they were unjustly neg-repped, or if they are trying to be contributing members, I try to make them positive again. My 1st day here, my 1st post got me neg-repped by some asshole because I did like I was supposed to, used the "search" function to find an answer to my question, and then posted into a thread that had been dead for 2 years. Newbs make mistakes, and some Members are assholes, some are stupid and some are both. There's a "feel" for the culture here, and it takes some lumps in order to figure out where the boundaries are. However, if someone is walking around with less than 10 rep (meaning they've been neg-repped), and they send you a PM proposing some kind of business deal, you'd be stupid to do business with them. Also suspect are the people that have like 3 year old account, 400 posts and 19 rep. Sometimes that absence of any positive rep should tell you something. There's a lot of crooked fuckers here sometimes. They breeze in and breeze out, like in waves. Forum Staff can only ban them as they get caught, and usually someone has to get burned for that to happen. Rep is one factor when determining the character of another member. It's not an absolute indicator, but it's something to look at, and think about.
     
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  12. Nigel Farage

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    It's the opposite of this:

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/white-hat-seo/607548-new-member-need-some-help.html#post6060118
     
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  13. Ming the Merciless

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    Very well said man. I have not been around long but I have definitely seen some "bullying" here (and the neg rep that follows).
     
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    My Opinion is

    Give rep when:
    Someone goes out of their way to help another member.
    Someone provides a good method or an insight to that method.
    Other helpful things that are admirable and motivates the community.
    - success in one's journey with proofs
    - testing a method thoroughly and documenting
    - sometimes I also want to rep mods for successfully handled shitlist threads but haven't done that since I don't know if it's allowed. LOL.


    This way, helping other forum members and development and sharing of methods will be encouraged. And community will remain organized.

    Do not give rep when:
    It is a return rep if someone reps you
    Someone posts something funny (you can give thanks instead)
    Someone is Crying about getting neg repped
    It is a consolation for some bad thing that happened to the member



    Give Neg Rep when:
    Someone is crying about a neg rep
    - sometimes, others abuse the rep system and if it is clear in those cases, I don't neg rep but I don't give him +rep either
    Blatant Rep Whoring. I don't mind those who post a really great method or insight and ask for rep because frankly, they deserve it but there are those who would post ridiculously simple things and post is as a method and then rep beg.
    Repeat offender of posting in the wrong sections.
    Spamming the forums with refflinks

    But anyway, that's just me. Would love to hear how others decide who to rep and neg rep.

    TLDR:
    +Rep if it contributes to the forum and its members
    No (+/-) if it doesn't contribute to the forum but doesn't hurt it either
    -Rep for cluttering up the forum, rep begging, racism, and other thungs that would hurt the forum and/or its members
     
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    I will just say one thing "Meowwwwwwwww":p
     
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    I think you've spent too much time on "Whore Island"
     
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    I especially give rep for that. We need laughter.
     
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