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Forum points revamp?

Discussion in 'The Courtyard Café' started by scroobal, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. scroobal

    scroobal Alfrescian Old Timer

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    I wonder if the points system can be revamped to reflect the ability to stick to one nick and nothing else. I am aware elements of this exist but it should be confined to this. Here are 2 suggested models

    Model A
    After moderation - Nick picks up x points for each year of "service"
    bonus points - threads started that do not end up in the trivial pile
    Minus points for threads started that end up in trivial pile (double impact)
    Bonus points for posting x number each month
    Minus points for bad behaviour, intentionally and maliciously going off topic.
    I am sure genuine donors understand this and do not expect anything in return except our gratitude for supporting a what was once a lone and pioneering voice of meaningful dissent and to continue to fulfill that role.

    Model B
    If it is hard to administer bonus points for threads and minimum threashold posts as in Model A, then restrict this to the minus points.

    Mods given infraction powers to trigger minus points

    As no member can award points to his clones and to his mates, the current hard-on for points woulld likely dissipate. There is also no incentive to create additional nicks but there is strong incentive to build the existing nick persona.

    There would be members who are like to have a second or third nick for genuine fun and like hearted banter and may create these nicksfor such purposes.

    Concern:

    I am not sure if I am the only only one that senses this but we have had a perceptible drop in informative and light hearted current materials - what is happening in HDB land (not stomp rubbish), world affairs, the experiences from the man in the street, down memory lane, food, etc . They seem to have given way to baiting, personal feuds, serial infractions, hijacking, etc.

    We have helped rescue the political folder in the past but the coffeeshop folder is now the playground of same few nicks who are either being chased or chasing some other nick.

    Impact
    - no incentive to have clones ( but you can't help some)
    - incentive to retain and use one nick
    - points accummulation and abuse is not top of mind
    - easier to pick out the Brendans and the Wendys that wait for the next naive and gullible guy or girl and provide them with ready help and hospitality while the rest of us send cryptic hints and in some cases outright alerts.

    Mods's Role

    We should support all mods. There will always be a transitional period to learn the ropes. I have no issues with ideology, sexual inclination, and any other leanings as long as they can help with content and conduct.



    The points may not reflect it but we silently enjoy posts from people like Chon and Joe (with pictures some more) however drunk, experiences shares by many while on their daily pursuit of life, travels, etc.
     
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  2. laksaboy

    laksaboy Alfrescian (Inf)

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    Newbie mods shouldn't be put in charge of a busy sub-forum. You know who I'm talking about.
     
  3. DeathThreat

    DeathThreat Alfrescian (Inf)

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    You forgot the adjective "Houliankia" Newbie....lol
     
  4. peppertail

    peppertail Alfrescian Old Timer

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    There are already 3-4 threads on that topic in this folder. Please don't derail this thread, thanks.
     
  5. Debonerman

    Debonerman Alfrescian Old Timer

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    Locked and loaded for some seafood hunting!:p
     
  6. DeathThreat

    DeathThreat Alfrescian (Inf)

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    Curbing freedom of speech? Wow....abusing Mod's power! :eek:Io:
     
  7. Sinkie

    Sinkie Alfrescian (Inf)

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    Everyone resets to 10 points.

    Those with years of membership, 1 point for each year.

    Refund all Infp accounts and reset their accounts to 10 points, like the rest.

    There should not be rep pt manipulation, whether paid or otherwise, to be fair to every user.

    Start afresh the Rep System.

    Simple as that!
     
  8. MBSSLOTS

    MBSSLOTS Alfrescian (InfP) Old Timer

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    Cool...gimme all my monies back! Agree...:D
     
  9. Sinkie

    Sinkie Alfrescian (Inf)

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    Return the campaign to its original intent....which is donation. If it's a donation, you can
    decide to let host keep the donation, or request to have your money back. It's free choice.

    The idea is a fresh start instead of piling another pile of shit on top of a rigged system.
     
  10. MBSSLOTS

    MBSSLOTS Alfrescian (InfP) Old Timer

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    Leongsam can keep the monies lah...cos return to me i probably gamble them away at Mbs...lol...:D
     
  11. Wildfire

    Wildfire Alfrescian Old Timer

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    In my opinion, the present system is fine.

    It's the reputation and infraction systems that are being abused.

    Tweak the reputation system a little to recognize good and quality posts

    Limit and restrict infraction to mods (like driving demerit system).

    Else, if push comes to shove, limit Inf/INfP infraction capability to a fix score (ie. 5 points/infraction)
    also limit the number of maximum infraction/day/Nic to one.
     
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  12. Sinkie

    Sinkie Alfrescian (Inf)

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    It's really not much money collected over the whole duration. All dispensed off already, I'm sure. If it's a donation drive, keep it as such and stop giving freebies or other gimmicks that are self-serving and disrupt the entire eco-system. Now, there is a need for scripts to police this artificially padded rep pt system. Does not make much sense after the experiment.
     
  13. MBSSLOTS

    MBSSLOTS Alfrescian (InfP) Old Timer

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    Aiyah...we Men just love to abuse. Just let us have our fun lah..:D
    This is no different to going KTV and have some fun mah...dun be so serious lah...just let infp members squeeze some tits and tickle tickle can liao mah...:D
     
  14. Sinkie

    Sinkie Alfrescian (Inf)

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    That means the present system is not fine. Ever heard of untying the Gordon Knot?
     
  15. Raiders

    Raiders Alfrescian (InfP) + Mod Old Timer

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    I am against the removal of the whole thread to the trivia section. But perhaps, I can try and moved the quarrel postings within a thread to the trivia. This is what I have always wanted to do. Let me try for one week and see if the forum become more orderly.

    Added: And I certainly hope Sam gives the mod the power to temp ban. There are always people who needs the hard way to wake them up. Just give us the power and if we abused it, take it back and fire us. Simple as that.
     
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  16. Debonerman

    Debonerman Alfrescian Old Timer

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    Most people I observe use an avatar as a reflection of their online persona. I hope you had seriously considered yours..........
     
  17. Wildfire

    Wildfire Alfrescian Old Timer

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    Hi Bro,

    I just make a little amendment above to allow InfP to have their orgasm! LoL ...

    Cheers!
     
  18. Debonerman

    Debonerman Alfrescian Old Timer

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    And you needed a gulp of scroobal to have the courage to bring it out of your arse? I was expecting peppertail to be doing the smooching. Hell I was wrong.
     
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  19. Sinkie

    Sinkie Alfrescian (Inf)

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    LOL!! If I've reflected my avatar online persona, with such a crabby rep system, seriously you think I would still be alive and kicking?
    Seriously?...
     
  20. Jah_rastafar_I

    Jah_rastafar_I Alfrescian (Inf)

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    you wouldn't believe the amount of discussion going on about this. Anyway sam has already made his decision.
     

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