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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas
Member Since: 21st Aug 2001
Total posts: 3899
Posted:so I just noticed (after several weeks!) on another forum that they have member ratings - people arbitrarily rate you and it displays the average of their ratings as filled and unfilled starts just above your avatar.

eek How rude! I'm glad HoP doesn't have that!

I also noticed all the moderators have 5 solid stars (the best rating) - is that because everyone is trying to suck up to the mods, because they get to set the rating themselves, or because you have to have 5 stars to become a moderator?

I shudder to think what my member rating would be like here...

(and no dirty jokes about rating your own member! rolleyes)


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Durbs
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Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:HoP had ratings for about 4 days when we got an update I belive.

But yes, very bad idea


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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas
Member Since: 21st Aug 2001
Total posts: 3899
Posted:I musta been sleeping...

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Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2004
Total posts: 1626
Posted:Ratings are pretty evil.

We once made a pact to get the lowest rating possible, and then went on a quest of meanness. Which lasted for about 3 messages.

The thing is, people are only going to bother rating if someone pisses them off.


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NYC
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NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:I think there should also be another forum for ugly people. I hate having to post on the same threads as all of them.

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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Skulduggery
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Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:oh..... sorry NCY. I'll try to remember to take my ugly face to only threads you haven't posted on........*replaces the paper bag on her head so as not to scare NYC*

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spritie
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Pooh-Bah
Location: Galveston, TX
Member Since: 9th Sep 2001
Total posts: 2014
Posted:aww, skully. I actually really like your avatar.

And, yup, vanize, the HOP boards did have the member ratings for about a week once upon a time until we all said we didn't like them, and they got removed.


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Super Gidg!!!!
Location: Portland Oregon USA
Member Since: 11th Apr 2003
Total posts: 8506
Posted:clap Yeah for a site that listens to it's members! bounce bounce2 bounce bounce2

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Proud member of the HoP DPS.
Sanity is a highly overrated state of mind.
I'm normal ... it's everyone else that's crazy.

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bristol, UK
Member Since: 19th Dec 2001
Total posts: 3009
Posted:I recall removing ratings was one of the things I did on my first day as a HoP Admin a year ago. It's a bad idea, especially with the amount of flirting that goes on here it'd be more a rating for flirting and post whoring than anything else.

Obviously we do still keep secret ratings which only Mods can see. Be no fun if we didn't.


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Rouge Dragon
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Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 13215
Posted:Post whoring? Here? On HoP?
never


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Hanz
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veteran
Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia
Member Since: 7th Jun 2004
Total posts: 1328
Posted:On the rest of the message boards I am on (I am on 8) we have stars.. BUT they are not about being rated on niceness/looks and all that, it is to do with the amount of posts that u make... say your a newbie, you have one star, then as you progress and make more posts u get more stars... does that make any sense?
So maybe some of those msg boards are the same... unless the board is for actualy grading how people look.... *shrugs*


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MiG
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Location: Bogged at CG
Member Since: 16th Apr 2004
Total posts: 3415
Posted:i like the way slashdot does theirs, where you rate the post of the user and its relevance, humour, etc, and i spose that could then reflect back on the poster, with an average or something.

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Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2004
Total posts: 1626
Posted:Yeah, that's defo a better idea MiG.

At the end of the day, I guess ratings would only become a problem if people actually cared what rating they had. And I doubt many people would.


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Cantus
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Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:did someone mention post whores?

obviously it doesn't apply to me biggrin

I liked the rating system when we had it. But that's only cos i had more points than anyone else.
Definitely shouldn't reinstate it though. Cos I'm not having Pounce beat me at that as well.....

ubbrollsmile


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Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:Written by: nearly_all_gone

Yeah, that's defo a better idea MiG.

At the end of the day, I guess ratings would only become a problem if people actually cared what rating they had. And I doubt many people would.




tum-te-tum...

*runs for cover*


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Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2004
Total posts: 1626
Posted:Ha ha point seen and noted

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meghann
enthusiast
Location: good ol@ devon. cullompton to ...
Member Since: 24th Jul 2004
Total posts: 302
Posted:ratings r evil, i was at a camp 1 time and found out the guys had rated all the girls on dateability then they told me id gotten 2 /10. i was well gutted and couldnt tlk 2 ne of em properly for the rest of the week! i fear thinking back i may actulay have cried as i was at that time really hating myself and was really depressed n e way! i think peeps care more than they would like to admit

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas
Member Since: 21st Aug 2001
Total posts: 3899
Posted:well, ALL fire performers (and potenatial future fire performers) are way more dateable than 2/10! That is just the way it is, and everyone who is not retarded or completely out of touch with relaity knows this. Clearly the guy didn't know what he was talking about, and all of his ratings are unreliable at best!

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Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland
Member Since: 13th May 2004
Total posts: 3882
Posted:Its true, you spin therefore your hot.... smile

Love is the law.

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Rouge Dragon
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Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 13215
Posted:apart from the fact that any rating given by idiotic guys on school camp mean diddly-squat cos their taste in women is likely to be a load of crap. so i suppose what that rating really tells you is that you are 8/10, becase guys like that are never deserving of anyone. except for perhaps those girls that they gave 9/10 cos they are prolly the tarty kinds.

that was such a rambling ramble.


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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