TSP Center Reputation System

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TSP Center Reputation System

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The new TSP Center reputation system is similar to and was modeled after the reputation system built into the popular vBulletin forum software (which this board is not).

Reputation points are earned by member longevity, post count, and point awards assigned by other members.

1 point is earned for every 5 posts.
1 point is earned for every 30 days of forum membership.

I intend on extending the system to award reputation points when investment excellence is demonstrated through FantasyTSP. More on that later...

Awarding reputation points to others

The basic principle is simple. If you want to thank someone for a post you can do this in two clicks. If you want to tell someone that they are a bad user with bad behavior you can do this in two clicks as well. TSP Center members will know who are good reputated users (those whose words have meaning) and who are bad users (those whose words and deeds are not recommended others).

A simple breakdown of the system

Jane has a reputation of 10. Mike has 50. If Jane gives Mike 5 points, Mike will get 5 points. If Mike gives Jane 5 points, Jane will get 5.2 (Mike is more reputated so his givings have more power). But the bottom line of the whole thing is that each time you give, you lose. You lose the same amount as you give (without adding your power). So this is the hard earning reputation system. You can't give reputation if you have -10 points (of course) or anything less than 1.

If Jane wants to give Mike negative reputation (for example -5), -5 points will be subtracted from Mike's reputation. But if Mike wants to give Jane negative reputation (for example -5), -5.2 points will be subtracted from Jane's reputation (again, more power from more reputated users). And again when you give, you lose.

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A detailed breakdown of the system

For those who wants to know exactly how this system works i'll explain it more deeply. We have 5 stars: Image Image Image Image Image and one for negative reputation: Image (it doesn't matter how much negative reputation you have, as soon as you move subzero you'll get this red star). Each star represents a number of reputation points and multiplication constants.

Reputation Points: Image 200 Image 100 Image 50 Image 10 Image 1

Multiplication Constants: Image 1.4 Image 1.3 Image 1.2 Image 1.1 Image 1

So, for example, if you have the 3rd medal (points > 50) your constant will be 1.2. Let's look at Mike and Jane again but with different initial reputation points.

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Mike has 150 points, Jane has 25. Mike gives Jane +5 points. He loses 5 points and receives bonus points for giving (default value is 0.05 for each given point): 0.05 * 5. And Mike's points after the giving will be 145.25 (the system rounds up all the fractions to 1 figure after the decimal point but in the database all is saved in float numbers). So, we'll see Mike's points as 145.3. Jane will get 5 points multiplied by Mike's constant 1.3. So, she will have after all 31.5.

Now, let's see if Jane gives Mike +5 points. Mike will get exactly 5 points. Because multiplication constants work only in case when giver has more points than receiver. :) So, Jane will lose 5 points which she gave and will receive a bonus for giving (0.05 * 5).
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testing the system

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King, I already gave you 1 point this morning... let's see how this thing works. If all goes well I expect that 1 point back :lol:
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Re: testing the system

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Didaster wrote:King, I already gave you 1 point this morning... let's see how this thing works. If all goes well I expect that 1 point back :lol:


haha. you'll get your point. I'm glad someone tested it. Despite me saying its simple in the description above, its actually pretty complex and required a lot of work to set up. I was scared something would break when I rolled it out, but so far so good :wink:
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Post by Steve0 »

Well i just figured out you cant give yourself reputation. :( Anyway just to clarify one thing. If you give negative reputation does that also take away from yours in the same manner as giving reputation?

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Steve0 wrote:Well i just figured out you cant give yourself reputation. :( Anyway just to clarify one thing. If you give negative reputation does that also take away from yours in the same manner as giving reputation?


Yes it does, but I was thinking about changing it to taking only half of the negative points you give. Not sure yet. What do you think?

I also added to the original post:

1 point is earned for every 5 posts.
1 point is earned for every 30 days of forum membership.
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Added reputation points for investment excellence. See announcement.
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Re: TSP Center Reputation System

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An open question to Aitrus, skiehawk11, or others with arcane knowledge of TSPcenter policy:

Could you explain Reputation Power - and how it relates to Reputation Points?
Do new members go through a probationary period in which they do not have full privileges?

P.S. I thought I would search the site before asking something which has already been explained, and unearthed this relic. It appears that King had the idea that awarding negative points should not happen without personal consequences. However, I am not certain the system is working as he intended.
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Re: TSP Center Reputation System

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Well look at that, I'm down to 5 rep points now.

How about giving us the option to not participate in the rep point system. Some folks think there is value to it, others (including me) don't.

I find most post useful especially when they contain differences in opinion. However, fine folks like WildBill giving me -5 rep points because he disagrees with my opinion and Asiana giving -5 and a comment of "Meh" is of no value to me.

Submit a post stating your opinion if you have a different opinion. Receiving negative points from someone I don't know for unknown reasons is pointless. Just saying

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