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Discussion in 'Help and Feedback' started by angloasturian, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. angloasturian

    angloasturian Mu-43 Veteran

    I see that I now have 5 yellow stars and 2 gold stars under my avatar photo. What do they refer to? Also, when I open my profile, there are 2 green rectangles above these stars at top right and when I put the cursor on them I see 'Angloasturian has a spectacular aura about ' - nothing more. Who wrote this and how can I see the complete sentence? Many thanks.
     
  2. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Hi Colin,

    We are trying a display of stars for fun. The stars correspond to your post count. The green rectangles and 'Angloasturian has a spectacular aura about ' are not new. In fact, I forgot we still had that system enabled (Reputation system), and now that you've reminded me, I went ahead and disabled it.
     
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  3. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    You should have kept quiet Colin, then we'd have all had an aura :biggrin:

    Barrie
     
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  4. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
  5. michaelfinch

    michaelfinch Mu-43 Regular

    104
    Sep 24, 2010
    Lancashire, England
    How do I start a new thread? Apologies if it's so simple that I should know better!
    Cheers
     
  6. Brianetta

    Brianetta Mu-43 Veteran

    438
    Sep 5, 2010
    North East England
    Brian Ronald
    Boo. I was using that. (-:
     
  7. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    The "(-:" means you were kidding, right?
     
  8. Brianetta

    Brianetta Mu-43 Veteran

    438
    Sep 5, 2010
    North East England
    Brian Ronald
    I wasn't kidding. I was actually giving reputation to people who I found to be helpful. I'm just not broken by the change.
     
  9. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I didn't think anyone was using it! It's back on now.
     
  10. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Richard Elliott
    Whatever it is, it is ... strange.

    I do not see the rectangles Angloasturian referred to on anybody.

    When I click on the little scales in the upper right hand corner I am told I have some reputation points but when I click on someone else's scales I am told I have given out too much reputation in the last 24 hours. Something I didn't even know I was doing.

    Can reputation points be redeemed for valuable prizes? :tongue:

    Also feedback seems to had disappeared.
     
  11. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Whatever it is, it is ... strange.

    I do not see the rectangles Angloasturian referred to on anybody.


    You have to look at someone's profile to see the rectangles.


    When I click on the little scales in the upper right hand corner I am told I have some reputation points but when I click on someone else's scales I am told I have given out too much reputation in the last 24 hours. Something I didn't even know I was doing.

    When you click on the "Thanks" button, you are giving reputation points :wink:.

    Can reputation points be redeemed for valuable prizes? :tongue:

    Yes, that's what the rectangles are :biggrin:.


    Also feedback seems to had disappeared.

    Which feedback?
     
  12. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Richard Elliott
    I missed the profile reference - my mistake. :redface:

    I thought in the posts it used to say "feedback" and had a number of feedbacks given plus a percentage positive.
     
  13. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Now I see what you mean. That is feedback for transactions in our Buy & Sell forum and only shown in that particular forum.
     
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  14. Brianetta

    Brianetta Mu-43 Veteran

    438
    Sep 5, 2010
    North East England
    Brian Ronald
    The reputation feature is cool, because you can feed back without thanking any specific post. Also, you can give a reason, although I don't know if anybody but Amin can see those. You can give negative reputation, too, so all those people who are cheesed off with my argumentative nature on the subject of focal length can go wild... (-:
     
  15. pdh

    pdh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    598
    May 6, 2010
    so "reputation" and stars are related? And can go down ?
    (my "reputation" seems to have collapsed overnight ... or maybe my short term memory is just shot to pieces)
     
  16. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    The stars are purely based on post count. We adjusted the number of posts needed for stars yesterday, so everyone's stars dropped since then.

    Reputation is not linked to post count. It is based on the number of Thanks (button) and Reputation ([​IMG]) one has received.
     
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  17. angloasturian

    angloasturian Mu-43 Veteran

    Fine, Amin - but you still haven't answered my second question. How can I see the rest of the sentence that appears when I put the cursor over the green rectangles (you say you've reenabled the reputation feature). I'm curious about my aura. :confused:
     
  18. Brianetta

    Brianetta Mu-43 Veteran

    438
    Sep 5, 2010
    North East England
    Brian Ronald
    No, stars are related to how prolific a poster you are. Your reputation is visible in your profile as green rectangular blobs.
     
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  19. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Colin, that is the whole sentence. It's a silly system, and the sentences used for reputation were left unchanged from the defaults of the software.
     
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  20. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    I want +REP!
    Also, I want to be able to get 5p off a litre of petrol at a pump of my choosing.
    That's what they're for, right?

    I'm only replying so I can see all the awesome REP points I've accumulated ... but if only Brian's been giving them out ...
     
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