On the forum profile page there is this thing called "reputation". What the heck does it mean? Or even is it worth knowing?
@para-noid When a new user joins the forum their reputation is zero, and until they have 2 points, they cannot edit their posts, and have to wait 560 seconds between posts. This is an anti-spammer measure.
Every time someone upvotes your post, you get a reputation point, and if they downvote your post you lose one.
Since the reputation is used for voting in the Feature Requests threads, the reputation count has become rather meaningless. Formerly, one could tell which users were really helpful on the forum by their reputation count, and those who are rant and insult the developers tend to have a low negative count.
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It's just the sum of votes an user got for his comments, if helpful people will upvote to say "thanks".
If one gets a lot of reputation points, he could be even asked by admins to become a moderator.
And a moderator should also move this topic to https://forum.vivaldi.net/category/33/vivaldi-community as All Platforms is not the right subforum to talk about the forum itself.
Quinca71 last edited by Quinca71
Note - Edited - I linked this post to this topic, which I started and failed in remembrance
Interestingly, in all users of this forum that I had the patience to check, the number of posts is higher than the number that marks their reputation, ie for example, user A has a reputation of 150 in a total of 548 posts. His reputation is 27.37% of his posts.
The exception I could see is @pafflick (4664 rep / 1429 posts = 326.38% which is more than triple!!!).
I will not have the patience to extend my research. But from now on, I doubt if there is anyone who overcomes it, is even equal, or even close.
@quinca71 Yes. Pafflick was top of the reputation list before the feature request threads were started. Then he stopped posting frequently for a year or so.
Even the CEO has only 120% more reputation than posts.
@quinca71 That's because I care more about the quality than the quantity of my posts... 😁 (Haha)
Actually, the truth is that most of those rep points come from the old feature requests, as @Pesala said. At that time I just had much more free time to post regularly...
It's conceptual. Example: getting a reply from a user with 120,000 posts ( @Tamil ) makes difference in terms of credibility. Both parameters are not visible in our profiles.
.... of those rep points
Stats: 3.71121718377 hits per dau
the reputation list before ....
Stats: 4.41984732824 hits per day