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akimel
Apr 18th, 2009, 01:49 PM
Ever heard of rep power? Perhaps you haven't; but it's something that all MOL members have, and even more importantly, it's something we can give to our fellow members who make worthwhile contributions to our forum. Take a look at any forum article; e.g.:

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/forum_article.jpg




Down in the right hand corner you will see three http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/symbols.jpg symbols.

Click on the center http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/rep_symbol.jpg icon. This will bring up the add reputation box.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/add_reputation.jpg



Click on the "Add to Reputation" button, and the writer's reputation will be increased. It's as easy as that! The box also provides the opportunity for you to add an approving comment about the post/comment, which the writer will be able to read the next time he visits his control panel.

So next time you read an article which, in your judgment, contributes to the knowledge and common good of the forum, let the writer know by adding to his reputation. Comments are quickly forgotten, but forum reputation is forever. :xyxthumbs

Al

J. A. Michaels
Apr 18th, 2009, 05:02 PM
Al,
You make a very good point. It is of a benefit to all of us. Once again excellent point. I will remember to do this in the future.

Mike Phillips
Apr 24th, 2009, 01:51 PM
Nice how-to article Al...

Thank you!


:woot2

Zuke
Apr 24th, 2009, 01:53 PM
Nice how too! Is there a thread holding ALL the how to's? I've noticed since being on here a month A LOT of questions are repeated and quick access to all those would help for the new(er) members, i tried looking up one last night for a while about pressure for a new MOL member and couldnt find it. If anyone could send me all the links ill add them to my desktop!

ClearlyCoated
Apr 24th, 2009, 02:41 PM
Nice how too! Is there a thread holding ALL the how to's? I've noticed since being on here a month A LOT of questions are repeated and quick access to all those would help for the new(er) members, i tried looking up one last night for a while about pressure for a new MOL member and couldnt find it. If anyone could send me all the links ill add them to my desktop! Hot Topics (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=80)

Zuke
Apr 24th, 2009, 02:57 PM
Hot Topics (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=80)

Thanks CC!

ClearlyCoated
Apr 24th, 2009, 03:10 PM
There's also this:

2008 Meguiar's Online List O' Links 2.0 (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26009)

TerryAdams
Apr 24th, 2009, 03:14 PM
Answer me these questions:

1. If a user goes into their "User CP" Control Panel and it says they have "12 points" of Reputation, what does that mean? Do X rep. points equal some value of Rep?

2. What's the Green dots, next to the Rep of the person?



It seems like the VBulletin Forums all do the "Reputation" feature a little differently. It's a feature I believe to add merit to some, but others seem to get "Rep" from saying Hello to all the new members and always doing the "I agree" posts, to up their post count? This is NOT a bad thing, it's just something I have noticed, since visiting this site daily. Most likely I write this because I'm a bitter little part-time detailer with only two Reps! :chuckle1


PS: Akimel, you deserve a "Rep" point from me. Your write-ups are informative and FUNNY! Your extremely helpful to all! :woot2

Andrew C.
Apr 24th, 2009, 03:46 PM
Answer me these questions:

1. If a user goes into their "User CP" Control Panel and it says they have "12 points" of Reputation, what does that mean? Do X rep. points equal some value of Rep?

2. What's the Green dots, next to the Rep of the person?



It seems like the VBulletin Forums all do the "Reputation" feature a little differently. It's a feature I believe to add merit to some, but others seem to get "Rep" from saying Hello to all the new members and always doing the "I agree" posts, to up their post count? This is NOT a bad thing, it's just something I have noticed, since visiting this site daily. Most likely I write this because I'm a bitter little part-time detailer with only two Reps! :chuckle1


PS: Akimel, you deserve a "Rep" point from me. Your write-ups are informative and FUNNY! Your extremely helpful to all! :woot2


I was wondering that too. It seemed like when I hit a certain number of posts, I had a few more rep points added. How does that work?

akimel
Apr 24th, 2009, 05:51 PM
Most likely I write this because I'm a bitter little part-time detailer with only two Reps! :chuckle1

Don't be bitter any more! :)

Megafast13
Apr 24th, 2009, 05:53 PM
Wow, Akimel, your REP just went through the roof :D

Nice How To Article :D

rgcurtis
Apr 24th, 2009, 06:03 PM
Honestly who really cares. If we truly stop and think about it, we are a bunch of car lovers trying to learn new and improved or old and proven methods to keep our treasures (cars, bikes, RV's, etc.) in the best condition they can be in. If an MOL member is more concerned with "REP" power than trying to help, this defeats the purpose of MOL. In my opinion it is our choice to take the advice of the "posts" or leave it. I read most of them with a grain of salt and attempt (note attempt) to apply common sense. I am just grateful we have a place to share the tricks of the trade. MOL is great! Seriously, do not sweat the "REP POWER", enjoy the reading it is more fun that way.

akimel
Apr 24th, 2009, 06:37 PM
Wow, Akimel, your REP just went through the roof :D

LOL. Now that makes no sense whatsoever! I guess "rep power" doesn't mean much after all. :chuckle1

Tuck91
Apr 24th, 2009, 06:49 PM
LOL. Now that makes no sense whatsoever! I guess "rep power" doesn't mean much after all. :chuckle1

That was a "Bond" move :xyxthumbs

obviously everyone who reads this will add to your reputation. :D

Nappers
Apr 24th, 2009, 06:58 PM
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/992/akimel.JPG

+

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/992/nappers1.JPG

=

:bat1


:rofl:

Nice tutorial!

akimel
Apr 24th, 2009, 07:09 PM
That was a "Bond" move :xyxthumbs

obviously everyone who reads this will add to your reputation. :D

That was not what I had in mind!

In fact, my article was prompted by the fact that some of our most helpful and knowledgeable members have rep power well below what it should be. I certainly did not intend the inflation of my own numbers. :(

TerryAdams
Apr 24th, 2009, 07:31 PM
Pity Reps! I feel really LOW now... OK I'm over it. :chuckle1:chuckle1:chuckle1

OK, now figure this out. My Rep points in My CP is at 75 now. The REP system is just too weird for me.



No more Pity Rep for me, you guys. I like to "earn" my points or Reps. I would just like to know or understand the system VBulletin uses to do the "Calc's" on it, etc. http://www.vbulletin.com/ doesn't explain much about it.


I think all of us would fine if they pulled out the REP system. With a great forum like this, it's people that make the difference, not their Reps.(brown-nosing isn't my forte... but I'm getting better at it).:nervous1:D:chuckle1

Tuck91
Apr 24th, 2009, 07:35 PM
That was not what I had in mind!

In fact, my article was prompted by the fact that some of our most helpful and knowledgeable members have rep power well below what it should be. I certainly did not intend the inflation of my own numbers. :(

i know, that was my bad attempt at making a joke :nervous1

made me start to add rep points to others more often after reading it. :xyxthumbs

MyFirstES300
Apr 25th, 2009, 06:13 AM
Al, I understood what you are getting at. Another Forum member pointed the rep point system out to me, and I reward people that give ideas that I think are really unique that I never thought of, or put up a post of their work.

Mikejl
Apr 25th, 2009, 07:17 AM
It looks to me like you get automatic reps every time you cross another hundred posts and some for each additional year you've been a member. So actually a new person can jump to a very high number of reps very quickly by posting multiple times to every thread.

Most of my posts come from welcoming new users to MOL. Which I do because of the way I was welcomed to MOL. The warm welcome made me want to stick around and become an active member.

Al's posts are fewer than mine, but have much more meat to them, are well thought out and many times very entertaining. :) I added to Al's rep a long time ago because of that.

That being said, I think a newbee seeing a users rep count and equating that with years of detailing experience wouldn't alway be an accurate measure.

Mike

akimel
Apr 25th, 2009, 12:44 PM
That being said, I think a newbee seeing a users rep count and equating that with years of detailing experience wouldn't alway be an accurate measure.

No kidding!!! One would think from looking at my newly bestowed rep power that I knew something about detailing--and we all know the truth about that! :monkeys

Andrew C.
Apr 25th, 2009, 02:40 PM
What exactly do the green things represent? Mike Phillips has 300 REP power but only has two green things where akimel you have 72 REP power with five dark green and one light green???

And why does Mike Pennington Have no REP Power?


So confusing....

Tuck91
Apr 25th, 2009, 02:53 PM
What exactly do the green things represent? Mike Phillips has 300 REP power but only has two green things where akimel you have 72 REP power with five dark green and one light green???

And why does Mike Pennington Have no REP Power?


So confusing....

yeah, the rep power system throws me off too.