Leo Gura

Discussion: The End Of Reputation & Rank?

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@AleksM I'm not sure if re-naming the same feature would result in different emotional investment/reaction. The implied message is always "I like what you communicated there - here, have this {symbol of approval}". I wonder if a less serious {symbol of approval} would differ in emotional investment (altough probably not)...like a Banana for example. Collecting Bananas to  rise in the hierarchy of apes. The ultimate chimpery lol. But then it's atleast more obvious that the "ego" side of this feature is not to be taken this serious, without losing the useful aspects of it.

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So far my initial impression is that I like it, but I have learned as of late my initial impressions are wrong about 50 percent of the time.

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This is a great implementation and i think it will remove a lot of posts people make just in order to get some kind of acknowledgement, and leave room for posts that people make without thinking about gathering points.

Removing the point system removes a pointless distraction the mind has an easy way of getting addicted to. I see a lot of resistance to this change here based on an assumption that high points being some sort of automatic sign of quality. This is a very limited view in my opinion, a lot of high point posts i've seen have been horrible. A consensus is not an automatic sign of quality, just look at how our world works. 

Edited by AxelK

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My only source of self worth has been taken from me. Goodbye cruel world. 


"He who loves himself is far more accomplished than he who loves his possessions" - Lewis Fernandez

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9 hours ago, AleksM said:

@Leo Gura

I don't like it at all for the reasons I already mentioned here:

It's a big waste of time, to read all the threads from the first post to the last one and fill myself with the uninformed opinions from newbies, I want to quickly scan the page to identify any great insights, identify the insights from highly reputable members and to see if there is a productive discussion.

That's what's called Group Think. And the whole point was to kill it off.

I want people thinking more for themselves. Yes, that takes more effort and time.

Let's see how things go. It can take some time to get used to a change like this. And I understand not everyone will like it. And some of you have some legit reasons. As with everything, there are tough trade-offs such decisions.


"Let him that would move the world first move himself." -- Socrates

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@Leo Gura   

I felt the like thing was a actually a good gauge of how much ego were in my comments.

If I wrote something really inspired and heartfelt in the spirit of sharing and contributing it got alot of likes.

If I wrote something without much consideration and a tinge of arrogance it didnt get any likes.

That was pretty cool to notice.

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1 hour ago, Nexeternity said:

@Leo Gura   

I felt the like thing was a actually a good gauge of how much ego were in my comments.

If I wrote something really inspired and heartfelt in the spirit of sharing and contributing it got alot of likes.

If I wrote something without much consideration and a tinge of arrogance it didnt get any likes.

That was pretty cool to notice.

Ya. I was getting some depth self awareness in that also. Just, kinda, boring now (in that regard).


Fear is nothing to love, and love is nothing to fear. 

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2 hours ago, Nexeternity said:

@Leo Gura   

If I wrote something without much consideration and a tinge of arrogance it didnt get any likes.

Not always true, some of my posts are the proofs.

Edited by Shin

Everything you want
Is on the other side of fear

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All my posts have awareness, self and ego in them otherwise I wouldn't be able function like a human being enough to post it... well, that and neither the dog or cat can type.


Being at peace is a lasting genuine fulfillment that knowing the truth is not a peer.

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Thank goodness the reputations are gone. This place felt like an early facebook with that damn like button. 

Other things I hope Leo considers 

  • Removal of post counter 
  • Removal of the personal text box thingy under each reply 
  • Removal of the personal profile page (or at least make it more private). 
Edited by Alii

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I really like the new system. Everything is much clearer and the Hierarchy on the forum feels a lot more flattened out. It’s easier to just read everyone’s comment without getting distracted about how high they are up the ranks. 

@Leo Gura

 


Whenever you get there, there's no there there.

Gertrude Stein

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On the subject of the higher quality post needing to stand out: Those already get highlighted with the FEATURED function. 

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