What is the star for "reputation points" for?? (on the bottom line of a post box)

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    What is the star for "reputation points" for?? (on the bottom line of a post box)

    I can only assume that this is not good - to have one point for reputation. OK, I said crappy once and do not have the cleanest of minds and might have made a mildly political scarcastic comment.

    What do I need to know about this? How can you tell what you get dinged for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammo girl View Post
    I can only assume that this is not good - to have one point for reputation. OK, I said crappy once and do not have the cleanest of minds and might have made a mildly political scarcastic comment.

    What do I need to know about this? How can you tell what you get dinged for?
    I visit another board (football) that uses the same software as this one...and they are BIG into that Reputation stuff...

    You can give positive or negative reputation points on a post...some people are reputation suck-ups, trying to build up more and more...because you get a "pretty" row of dots for all the rep you earn...

    And I just checked...that star only a[ppears on posts that you make...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveJay View Post
    I visit another board (football) that uses the same software as this one...and they are BIG into that Reputation stuff...

    You can give positive or negative reputation points on a post...some people are reputation suck-ups, trying to build up more and more...because you get a "pretty" row of dots for all the rep you earn...

    And I just checked...that star only a[ppears on posts that you make...
    Glad someone brought it up. Still, I just read the OP's question and your response and I still don't understand it. Where did you find the star designation explanation? I have a dark colored start as well, but for the life of me I don't understand what it indicates or how/why I received it. I would think if it's a bad thing, we should receive a hand-slap explanation from a Mod or Admin member.
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    So are you referring to the stars just the user name and "member", "distinguished member", etc.?
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    Wait a minute...I just had one show up on the bottom of the post, on the left of the blue/gray bar that also has "edit post" etc.

    Hoovering over it it says "1. This post has not received any reputation. You currently have 0 reputation point(s).". I only see it on my posts?
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    Silly me... I just figured it's there because I listed in my profile that I'm a former LEO.
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    I'm thinking it is a recent upgrade/addition, as I don't recall that star always being there. Maybe site administration will have some information for all of us regarding how it is used, what it is for, etc.
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    I believe the reputation point system on this site has been disabled for the good & harmony of it's members.
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    So is this a bad thing (which I assumed)?? And what did I get it for?

    It's on the dark blue line at the bottom of a post box next to Blog this post.
    Not the red stars below your name, that I get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAT40 View Post
    I believe the reputation point system on this site has been disabled for the good & harmony of it's members.
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    THIS!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAT40 View Post
    I believe the reputation point system on this site has been disabled for the good & harmony of it's members.
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    So is this a bad thing (which I assumed)?? And what did I get it for?

    It's on the dark blue line at the bottom of a post box next to Blog this post.
    Not the red stars below your name, that I get.
    No, it's just there by default but is unused.

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    We do not use the reputation system in the way it was intended. Rather I have used it as a flag for those that have donated to the forum. Members have zero reputation points until they donate. At that time I change it to "1" which triggers the "Site Supporter" graphic to display. As JD said, the star is there by default and I have no control over it. For the record, as JAT40 said, I do not believe that the reputation system does anything but create cliques and attitudes that cause problems. PDO went down for making the decision to use reputation points....
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