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It's not in how big it is... it's all in how you use it.

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by BosonMichael, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    I've just broken 5000 reputation points, which puts me at just about a half point per post. But this got me thinking... which of us has the best reputation per post? In other words, who rarely speaks, but when they do, it comes out golden? For instance:

    I have 5036 rep/10562 posts = 0.48 rpp (reps per post)
    But Ken Wagner (thanks for the boost over the top!) has 2594 rep/3669 posts = 0.71 rpp

    Thus... Ken's making better use of his post count than I. :)

    On the other hand... who has the lowest reputation per post? :p In other words, who talks all the time, but rarely says anything repworthy? I know there's at least one user with almost 500 posts, but no rep... :p

    Very interesting analysis... appeals to my geekside. :thumbleft
     
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  2. Theprof

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    That's a good point Mike and I agree. Non the less you still provide excellent advise :biggrin
     
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  3. tripwire45
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    Geez...no wonder women think men are obsessed. :rolleyes:
     
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  4. Mitzs
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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

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    Mike, really. Don't you think this might hurt some feelings?
    That like saying they have nothing worth saying at all. This site isn't about post counts and reps. We are family and friends here.
     
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  5. craigie

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    Let's see I have 1031 Reputation and 365 Posts which means 2.82 rpp. Do I get a cookie? :)
     
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  6. wagnerk
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    Beat me to my own calculations, lol. :lol: D'oh my rrp has just gone down :lol:

    It's all fun :)

    -Ken
     
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  7. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    184/99(well 100 now woo :p) = 1.84.

    It just seems that a lot of members don't give rep for genuinely useful posts :(
     
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  8. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Don't worry Mitzs, I don't think Mikey means this to be an 'alpha poster' contest.

    Cause it would be between me and you, obviously. And you scare the bejesus out of me, so you'd win :biggrin

    I think your (as in the poster's) stature matters a lot on the site too. I think the moderating team contributes a lot, but they often get repped less as they're the mod team, and people possibly expect such a level of contribution from them? Stop me if you think that's shash...
     
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  9. Bambino1506

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    You guys are taking this reputation stuff way too seriously....somone rep me please :biggrin
     
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  10. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Word of the day.... Shash. :p
     
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  11. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Please, don't stop.:twisted:

    Seriously though, Qs seems to have already said it that a lot of useful posts don't get the rep they deserve.
     
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  12. tripwire45
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    Look everyone, while it's nice to get rep as a way of recognizing contributions to the board, try not to base your self-worth or worth to CF based on a few numbers. They system is pretty subjective, so you may contribute a killer suggestion that no one reps you for (for whatever reason). While it's fun to play the "numbers game" (and with all due respect to Michael), don't believe you aren't valued, just because of some relatively arbitrary numbers and green dots.

    Moving along now...
     
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  13. kevicho

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    I tend to think if i post enough i have a decent chance of a couple of good posts every now and then lol

    Also has anyone received rep for posting in this thread?
     
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  14. Phoenix
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    No, that would create some kind of rep paradox that couldn't be undone!
     
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  15. BosonMichael
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    I must admit, I do care about how big my reputation is... because the bigger it gets, the more I'm helping.

    Oh, wait, you meant something else, didn't you? :oops:
     
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  16. BosonMichael
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    No, I don't mean it to be that at all. Just want to recognize the fact that just because someone has a high post count (me), it DOESN'T mean they're the top dog... it might just mean they're a loudmouth (again, me). :p

    Absolutely. :)

    Agreed. I do give rep out, but that said, I have to be more careful with slinging around the rep points, because every time I give rep, I'm giving 160ish points in one fell swoop. If I do that all the time for things I agree with, rep would become meaningless, because EVERYONE would have a ton.

    I typically give reputation for posts that are somewhat unique, or effectively drive home a point, or provide great motivation, or where the forum member reeeally goes out of his/her way to help out or defend a valid point (often by being the first to assist with a difficult situation).

    Which brings up a great question: What do you guys think makes a post "repworthy"? Why do you give rep?
     
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  17. Qs

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    Agreed.

    Personally... I give rep if I feel that the respondee has gone out of their way to assist - whether that be by constantly coming back to a thread to check progress and advise (takes a real personal interest) or explains something particularly well and solves a complex problem in one fell swoop.

    My two cents.
     
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  18. Cockles

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    Great question indeed:

    1) When someone takes the time to post up things hints, advice, or solutions to common problems that the fledgling IT worker may not know, and they have written it themselves whilst drawing on their own experiences of whatever it may be, not just a copy-and-paste job from another website.

    2) When someone takes the time to create and point towards a resource they have created that may help in any shape or form e.g. blogs, self study guides etc

    3) Perhaps the biggest one, when people display a simple yet solid sense of common sense, be it in offering a solution to a problem or just offering a very valid point in a discussion backed with sound reasoning and/or evidence, rather than either resorting to aggressive posts or writing what they think they 'should' say. Before people jump on me, I am in no way insinuating people are 'thick', but in this PC (that's political correctness BTW, not a Dell or something :D )/H&S obsessed world we live in, it's nice to see in some cases that the simplest solution to most things sometimes makes itself known e.g. good ol' common sense.
     
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