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#1 Jun 13 2004 at 4:50 AM Rating: Default
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Does it bother anyone else when someone new writes one post where someone agrees with them, they somehow grab a 4-5 rating, and within a few posts get scholar/sage/guru status.

Sometimes these people turn out to be great additions to the forum, but alot of the time, they turn into hungry, hungry karma trolls, who look to rate down anyone who disagrees with them, and who really don't post anything constructive overall. I've just come across a plethora of these situations lately, and it's just getting pretty old.

I propose that allakhzam AT LEAST holds off giving scholor status until the person has a 3.1 rating over the course of 100 posts, Guru 200-300, and Sage 500+. That would give these people time to show their true colors in the posts they write, anyone can get a rateup/ratedown on a single post or two, it doesn't doesn't show anything.

It'd cut down on the people who nuke posts because it doesn't agree with them, and just help people respect the Karma system better. When I see a Sage with 38 posts, it really demeans the whole karma reward system, and is overall highly detrimental.

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#2 Jun 13 2004 at 5:03 AM Rating: Good
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They actually have been experimenting with this for a while, having a higher post count requirement for sage and guru.

According to Danalog anyway.
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#3 Jun 13 2004 at 5:04 AM Rating: Decent
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easily explained: Sockpuppets.

Got a problem with it make one of your own.

Your rating has little or nothing to do with knowlage, humour or ability to write a coherent sentance.

I has everything to do with apeasing the masses and rightious self rating up via sockpuppets, ask Skeeter he is a Grandmaster of this.
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#4 Jun 13 2004 at 7:21 AM Rating: Default
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How many posts do you need for a custom title?

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#5 Jun 13 2004 at 8:02 AM Rating: Decent
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it has something to do with it, a lot of people with higher ratings than tarv who can spell knowledge
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#6 Jun 13 2004 at 8:04 AM Rating: Decent
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it has something to do with it, a lot of people with higher ratings than tarv who can spell knowledge


It DOES have something to do with it, THER ARE a lot of people with higher ratings than Dracoid who can use the verb to be.
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#7 Jun 13 2004 at 8:10 AM Rating: Good
http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=3&mid=1083819041446429203

They say that they changed the system after this so that this wouldn't happen, but really we still ended up with another insta-guru and I got the No-Rate status.
#8 Jun 13 2004 at 8:12 AM Rating: Good
http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=3&mid=1083969972715648947

Then this happened right after, simply because Asako's a self-rightious bigot, and paranoid as hell.

Edited, Sun Jun 13 09:15:05 2004 by LadyOfHolyDarkness
#9 Jun 13 2004 at 10:37 AM Rating: Good
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How many posts do you need for a custom title?
I dunno, but I predict you're going to (legitimately) surpass my post count before Monday. Get a job, you hippy.
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#10 Jun 13 2004 at 11:34 AM Rating: Decent
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Get a job, you hippy.


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#11 Jun 13 2004 at 12:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Get a job, you hippy.


You sound like my wife. I've started telling our freinds that she's my "sugarmomma".

Would you work if you didn't have to and could instead play poker on the internet and post here?

I think not!!
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#12 Jun 13 2004 at 2:30 PM Rating: Good
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I have a job AND spend all day posting here.

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#13 Jun 13 2004 at 3:12 PM Rating: Decent
I think the people that have few posts with high titles prolly have several email accounts and just register new names then rate themselves. My 2cp.
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#14 Jun 13 2004 at 4:49 PM Rating: Excellent
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It happens, we try to adjust them down when that occurs, usually because it is easy to tell because they share the same IP for the ratee and the instaguru.
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#15 Jun 13 2004 at 4:53 PM Rating: Decent
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how about per every say..thousand posts, the Rating you give someone is worth more..karma points or wahtever...

This giving the older posters the power to Nuke threads essentially, and Nuke each other, and wouldn't that be fun to watch. Smiley: sly
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#16 Jun 13 2004 at 6:51 PM Rating: Good
Only bad ratings I'm handing out at the moment are to Katie because she's reached a new level of Moron, and to people that complain about the rating system.

Guess which one of those the OP is.

And admins, don't go taking my rating away, I have every right to rate down the OP just as he has the right to rate me down, I found the post very stupid and boring, deserving of the "Awful" rating I gave it.

Nothing the Mods do will ever fix all of the problems, look at me for an example.

You'll settle for how it is and like it, bitches.
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#17 Jun 13 2004 at 9:12 PM Rating: Good
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Boy, some people are touchy about that little number over there, aren't they? Like it should really matter to anone who posts in here.....
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#18 Jun 13 2004 at 11:40 PM Rating: Good
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If no one really cares about the rating system, why is it even implemented? Seems like everyone agrees that it's broken, I suppose I just don't see the point of even keeping it around in that case.

Little sensitive on the topic Skeeter? Sorry I ruined your day with my "stupid" and "boring" post. I'll make sure to add a few explatives, and a few links to utterly pointless crap to spice it up next time...
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#19 Jun 14 2004 at 3:58 AM Rating: Decent
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I agree... 15 posts isn't enough to rate someone... hell I have only posted about 20 times and somehow I managed to be a Scholar... and half the stuff I say doesn't even make sense!!
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#20 Jun 14 2004 at 9:05 AM Rating: Default
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If no one really cares about the rating system, why is it even implemented? Seems like everyone agrees that it's broken, I suppose I just don't see the point of even keeping it around in that case.


Because it seems like such a good, egalitarian idea that people don't want to let it go. It would work on other forums, it works fine on Slashdot, for example, but the demographic here isn't real conducive to it. Not to mention that it carries from forum to forum. Someone making fun of a person in Asylum shouldn't impact that poster's rating in the FFXI forum.

If I were king, it'd be tied to the specefic forums and just shut off in OOT or Asylum. That's more of a pain in the ass to code, though, and still probably not worth the effort when the posters are going to use in ways it was intended to be used anyway.
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#21 Jun 14 2004 at 6:28 PM Rating: Good
I think you're right Smash.
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#23 Jun 15 2004 at 5:46 PM Rating: Default
ya know, it ocurrs to me that NO i dont actually give 2 @#%^s what people think about my posts or if they bother to waste their time rating me.

in the same way i dont care if other people get rated or not or whether they get some stupid title or not, because in the greater sceme of things it doesnt make the slightest difference to my life.

go on, rate me, i dare ya!

Edited, Tue Jun 15 18:49:36 2004 by sickseventwenty
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#24 Jun 15 2004 at 6:12 PM Rating: Decent
"to be" is not a verb, "be" is a verb, infinitives are only one word, it is a common mistake that "to be" is the infinitive which is why you can't split one. Oh and Ther, whats a ther?
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#25 Jun 15 2004 at 7:09 PM Rating: Good
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Just wait until you have 10,000+ posts like me-- 100 upward ratings or downward ratings doesn't affect my number karma one iota.

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