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    Moderators: The reputation system is the reason for much of the strife on this board. It is the reason why several members have multiple accounts in order to gang up on people who they don't like or who they just can't engage in intelligent debate. It is a broken system and always has been. Get rid of it!

    Those of us who have been here a while know who the trolls are and aren't so reputation is unneeded. New members will learn quickly. There is no need for reputation - get rid of it and you will eliminate one of the things that is dragging this forum down.

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    I tried going down this road. The mods are powerless. It is a website issue and they straight up told me that it would not be changed. However, thanks to SomeRandomGuy, the reputation system is no longer anonymous. Sure it takes a bit of effort but you can identify anyone that reps or negs you and hit them back if necessary.
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    It did significantly drop off once they couldn't hide behind their keyboard... but I concur
    "If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep the streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep the street so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well. "

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    Re: GET RID OF REPUTATION

    Quote Originally Posted by giggawatt View Post
    I tried going down this road. The mods are powerless. It is a website issue and they straight up told me that it would not be changed. However, thanks to SomeRandomGuy, the reputation system is no longer anonymous. Sure it takes a bit of effort but you can identify anyone that reps or negs you and hit them back if necessary.
    i am not so sure about that. i have been an admin/mod on vbulletin forums, and the rep system an optional feature. it can be removed.

    i do agree that it should removed here. it does nothing but cause trouble and allow the less mature to devolve more.
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    I concur as well, while it is kind of fun to be able to "respond in kind" now that we can track the source. It does get old, and the only real alternative we have is to get a bunch of people together and rep bomb the bejeezus out of em until their rep-giving powers are absolutely negligible (also why the troll who created the actual "Sithlord" account apparently left the playing field, they never posted to get hit in return and got must have gotten sick of hitting us up with gray dings).
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    No way! My reputation represents who I am. How else will I ever be able to judge my self-worth?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrike View Post
    Moderators: The reputation system is the reason for much of the strife on this board. It is the reason why several members have multiple accounts in order to gang up on people who they don't like or who they just can't engage in intelligent debate. It is a broken system and always has been. Get rid of it!

    Those of us who have been here a while know who the trolls are and aren't so reputation is unneeded. New members will learn quickly. There is no need for reputation - get rid of it and you will eliminate one of the things that is dragging this forum down.

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    After separating from active duty, I worked for a trucking company as an on-the-road supervisor, and as such my work days were varied. Some days I spent the majority of the time on the road, doing saftey patrols, route audits, landfill observations, and accident investigations. Other days were spent, mostly, in the office getting caught up on paperwork, or working the dispatch desk.

    After some time, I started to ponder, to myself, which group engages in more drama, emotion, or histrionics; the females of the front offices, or the big, burley truck drivers? After awhile I found it didn't matter, humans are human!

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    Interesting... as soon as I posted about the appearance that the fella above me forgot which profile he posted under in the "Thanks Moderators" thread, it disappeared...
    "If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep the streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep the street so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well. "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avenger View Post
    I just went fully through all options like the above says we can do and there is no option like it says to turn off rep view.
    Unless I'm missing it, the term "User CP" is no longer used on this vbulliten forum, which would indivate to me the FAQs are outdated.
    "If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep the streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep the street so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well. "

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