I think this would be a great idea! Reputation systems let newcomers know who's who, and it might be a better judge of character than how long someone has been on here.
I have seen forums where they can give out both bad and good reputation, and you get a star or pawprint for each time you reach a certain number of points.
Some places are rated by percentages ...ie, someone comes on and bashs Pit bulls, we rate them a zero, a month later they say how they have learned and that they are now voluntering at a local animal shelter, we rate them a 10 or 100, whatever the case may be)
Ideas? Feedback? Is this possible?
A cat by any other name... is still a sneaky little furball who pukes on the sofa.
Wow...I've never seen anything like that on any forums I belong to. I agree, it could turn into a popularity contest. Even with good intentions, I think some may take their personal feelings out on the points system, lol. Personally, I don't care how long a person has been on a forum. If I dig their advice, I dig their advice new or old. Same goes for general "conversation" I'm pretty open :)
I am not sure about the point system or whatever. I think that there are so many different opinions on subjects. It would be hard to rate. I think the best way is for people to really hear several different answers and go with the one that sounds most reasonable to them. Not only, that, you can already pretty much pick out who are the reputable ones here and who are not. I don't need a point system to figure that one out! :-)
"The dog has seldom been successful in pulling man up to his level of sagacity, but man has frequently dragged the dog down to his."
I like the idea, they have it on the ozz fest fourm You give people karma and something. You can do it once a day or something. I didnt hang around there to long peole were kinda whiney because the ickets were not comming out fast enough. So I dont know exactly how it worked but I though the once a day thing was cool it kinda limited it so you couldnt do i just being mean all the time.
I think its a cool idea just for fun
I'm gonna trade this life for fortune and fame I'd even cut my hair and change my name