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To ALL members - New updated forum rules

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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    Thanks
    Sometimes I give rep to helper for a post in a thread that was not started by myself but if I am facing a same problem and I found a solution in an old post I give rep thinking it is not against the rule. Am I doing right?
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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    Again, I see no problem with that. I have also given reps in a thread that I had not even posted in, just because the "answer-er" gave a very good solution.
    1. Use code tags for VBA. [code] Your Code [/code] (or use the # button)
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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    Thanks for confirming.

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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    Thanks for checking 1st

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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    To me, it's not a difficult concept: if someone has provided something in the way of a solution or advice that has helped you directly or indirectly, then you can reward that person with rep if you wish to. Any mutual back-scratching just for the hell of it steps beyond the bounds of acceptability.

    In reality, most people will be perfectly sensible about it. The addition of the rule/guidline was in response to the two who felt they could do what they liked simply because there was no rule saying they couln't: it's simply a loophole plug, and anyone using rep points thoughtfully does not need to be worried or offended by it.
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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    Nice explanation. Ali. If the action is justified, then its all good.

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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    First off I'd like to thank all the admin and mods for revising the previously wordy rules. Much easier on the brain now and my tattoo artist will have a far simpler time getting them on the back of my eyelids now that I've settled exclusively on this forum for my 'expertise' giving! (according to my current rank)

    I agree with them all (mostly).

    However, (and isn't there always one of those?!) if rep points are no longer worth the loo roll their painted on, because the days of earning rep points to garner 'guru' status are long behind us (as I understand), what's all the fuss over rep points, and their (alleged) misappropriation, about?

    I like rep points because it closes a mental door on a question asked that I've been able to answer. I neither beat myself up for not getting one, nor do a happy dance whenever I get one by someone that hadn't originally asked the question... Although when AliGW hands them out I do go all blusshy!

    So am I missing something here? Rep points, in the grand scheme of things, mean???????? Nowt! So why all the hoo-ha?

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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    BSB, thanks for the "thanks", the update was long over-due. And yes, not everyone will agree with all of them, but you cant please all the people...

    Regarding rep points, yes, they do (essentially) mean little in the overall scheme of things, but that still doesnt mean they should be abused. They give newer members something to judge responders on (for whatever that is worth), and are a nice way to say thanks to those that have offered time an effort to an OP. I guess you could say they are bragging rights, in a way. Anyway, I like them, and they could also be an incentive to get to where "x" is on the rep list (My targets are shg and TMS lol)

    They are also used to "promote" members up the ladder.

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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    Hi Ford et al,

    Manage to get all those flowers into a vase?? Can't imagine there have been many...

    I wasn't insinuating for a moment that abuse of the rep system was excusable in any way. Far from it.

    "They give newer members something to judge responders on"
    Hmmm..... Short of a few nondescript green dots under a username where is the rep point level shown at all? (Am I missing a fundamental part of the formum interface here?)

    "They are also used to 'promote' members up the ladder."
    I agree, until you get to 'expert' status and then they effectively become defunct.

    I like them [rep points] too, as mentioned before, but to me (who has no hope of ever becoming 'guru') they no longer serve a purpose other than the little smile they give when you've helped someone out and they give you a virtual nod. But I often get that from those that say 'ta' and don't leave reps.

    As for reaching shg and TMS levels of reps (other than me having no idea quite what levels they're on), at least one of them has turned me down for a very specific contest this evening so my feelings are a little hurt....

    Thanks for the added bonus to my cheque. It took no stones to raise the questions, I was just curious. However, could I have that cheque in rep points please? If not, could I have it made payable to the Ronald McDonald Foundation (No joke, they helped me out very much when one of my twins was deathly ill in hospital for around 5 of his first 6 months of life!)

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    Re: To ALL members - New updated forum rules

    at least one of them has turned me down for a very specific contest this evening so my feelings are a little hurt....
    Contest ?
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