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What is this Rep Power???

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Jeff Gomon, Nov 10, 2008.

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    Jeff Gomon

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    What is this Rep Power I see under the profiles, and how does one achieve "rep" points. Just curious as I see people with over 300-500 posts with only 1-5 rep points and others with 85 posts and 39 rep points. Please, can someone explain this system???
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    Bimmerdan

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    I'll take a stab at it based on what I know of other forums and how they use it. It stands for 'Reputation Power'.

    I think it's based on a number of factors, including how long you've been a member, how many posts you have and whether or not other members have given you any "reputation points". I know that's how it's done on a couple of other forums but I think ultimately it's up to the moderators/administrators as to how they calculate it. It may be based on one, some, all or none of these (how's THAT for a definitive answer !!?? :D ).
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    steven s

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    I believe it's when you click on the [IMG] button to the left.
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    Bimmerdan

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    I think that's how you give someone the 'reputation points'...the "power" part is based on that and some other super secret stuff...
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    mooseheadm5

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    People have to give you rep power for being good or take away if you are being bad. There is nohting else to it.
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    TeamStowell We love driving!

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    Thanks for the clarification.... you and Steve both received rep for your assistance:p
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    lcjhnsn

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    So, it would appear I am the poster child with 87 posts and 39 Rep Power points and I have no idea how that happened.

    I did notice that the forum has me listed as joining up in 1970 though, so if time onboard counts, that would explain part of it. Of course I was 8 years old in 1970 and the internet hadn't been dreamed of, whatever...

    So, somebody must have been stroking my scale [IMG]
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    Bimmerdan

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    Hey! What about me? I like having my 'scale stroked' too!! (can we say that on a public forum...?):D
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    steven s

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    If you go here, you can see who left you reps.

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    Say it ain't so Lance! I though you were 35 :D
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    lcjhnsn

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    Haha... my kids think I'm 135 [IMG]
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    Jeff Gomon

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    Reputation Stroking

    Thanks to everyone for the answers. I thought it worked like that but clarification is always nice.
    Steve, appreciate your input the National Office.;)
    Everyone here got their Rep Stroked by me.....is that legal???:eek:
    Either way, I feel better...:cool:
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    steven s

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    Bored and Stroked. :D
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    lcjhnsn

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    Now we're talkin'


    But the next question is... how many strokes does it take to add a Rep Power point to your stats?
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    CRKrieger

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    Uh ... where? Or did I just get a rep because I'm a Post Whore©?
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    lcjhnsn

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    The link takes you to your user control panel which should have a box that identifies who left you a Rep Point and on which thread it was left.

    But, mine only lists 2 Rep inputs and here I sit with 39 points, which is equal to the number of years since my fictitious join date plus one???
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    az3579

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    That can't be; look at my posts and I never got a rep because I post too much. :D



    Lance,
    I noticed that your join date couldn't have been possible, seeing as the internet was exactly what it is today. I seriously doubt the CCA was considering a website then. )

    Autohaus guest

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    You will be the first to 1000 posts. I guess after all you don't "suck the blood out of the BMW community after all" :p
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    CRKrieger

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    Been there; done that. No box.

    FWIW, many forums like this one generate a fictional 'start date' for all the original members. MyE28 comes up as 12/31/1969 which, like this one, predates the internet.

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