jjjon123 Posted January 29, 2014 Share Posted January 29, 2014 I'd like to start off and say that the reputation system Brad implemented has great potential but at the current time, it is not much more useful than steam comments. I'd like it if this can be the main thread to discuss issues and possible fixes. I will try to maintain it by editing in suggestions from other users. - As it stands now, it is not really different than steam comments other than you cannot delete them. There are a few possible features that could boost its potential to be useful for gauging a users trust-ability. #1 - All comments must have useful content at a moderator's approval - Right now there is way too much spam. Comments like (+) "he makes good soap" and (+) "sent me phishing link but its ok" bring absolutely no credibility to the rep system. Do you really think people will take this system seriously when people post stuff like (+) "sent me a phishing link but its ok"??? How is it any different then steam comments if you can contest a negative comment with poor information but you can keep all your (+) "fast trader" nonsense. Requiring useful content for a vouch will add credibility to the new system. * Cons to this option would be that it adds to the mod's workload * Let me add this as a side-note, as horrible as butane and SOP was, what made it appealing was the effort they put into maintaining the quality of the reputation threads. If bp.tf put the same effort into maintaining the quality of comments, then the rep system would be much much more useful to everyone. #2 - Allow any reputation but sort useful content to the top. - Another option would be to separate actual useful comments like (+) "I have made Paypal transactions with him multiple times over the years. absolutely trustworthy!" and (-) "Quickswitched a gifted bmoc for clean bmoc in a counter-trade offer while saying he was getting a steam error. DO NOT TRUST HIM" from (+) "great trader" or (-) "bmoc scamer" this would probably require moderator approval as well but it would allow people to quickly see useful content about a person. * Cons to this option would be the same as #1, it adds to the mod's workload #3 - Sort comments by user's +reputation - This is a system currently used by cs:go lounge and dota2 lounge, you cannot +rep someone unless you have more reputation than them. While that is a bad idea, a better idea would be to sort the comments of those with higher reputation to the top so you are more likely to read the comment of a competent user posting useful content. You can also see the vouches of more reputable traders first rather than having to sort through contentless spam to pick out the reputable people. The advantage of this is that you do not have to have moderators doing the sorting like with the other two. * #4 - Allow others to view all reputation comments a user gives out (Credit to Unusual Neymar for this suggestion) - This would allow users to gauge the credibility of other users comments by viewing the quality of comments they produce. If you have someone who only gives out (+) "great trade" or someone whose only comment is a slanderous -rep or a questionable +rep you can quickly tell that those comments are without careful thought or downright fake. * #5 - Some kind of minimum requirements to post rep (Credit to Awesome for this suggestion) - # of paid games, tf2 hours, etc. to prevent abuse of the system. Currently, this is not a big issue but ay be in the future. What are your guys thoughts? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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