Originally Posted by TheOcelot
This thread needs some bumping. Got my first rep in 3 weeks yesterday. And I have been helpful
If you want more Rep, then stop trying to get Rep.
I mean, the secret in getting something like this is to have absolutely no desire to get it. The second your reason for helping people is to get Rep is the same second you dramatically decrease your chances of getting it. This is because it negatively affects the way you help people.
If you don't believe me, then consider the amount of Rep points I have while also considering my join date. I have never helped anyone with the intention of getting Rep. I have also never even cared about whether or not I get Rep. All I care about is being there for my brothers and sisters here on Overclock.net. I absolutely do not care about whether or not I get anything in return; every single time I help, I do so while expecting absolutely nothing in return.
Thus, their desire to give me something in return is strengthened. But the secret is that you have to be genuine. Even pretending
to be like this will have the same negative impact on the way you help and it will weaken their desire to give you something in return. They might even sometimes just not even respond to you.
To put it simply: the secret is to not care about the Rep system at all, but yet it should still be respected.