Originally Posted by Mr.Eiht
I just wanted to start a new thread when i stumbled upon this.
My "problem" is the rep given.
I recived a rep for "I don`t think that the price of 990x will drop soon".
This was just my opinion (i`m no oracle
) so i don`t deserve a reputation for this comment. Since there is no "I refuse this reputation"-button i can`t do nothing.
I would love to have 2k reps but don`t want any that i simply don`t deserve.
I get these kind of Reps way too often. At first, I reported each and every single one and they were always deleted per my request. However, I stopped reporting them after a while because I honestly grew weary of it; it reached a point where I honestly dreaded checking my Reps (I check them in the same way we all check our e-mail). I mean it's at a point now where when I receive a Rep that I should not have received, I just let out a frustrated sigh and let it go. Plus, I get the added benefit of not going through that feeling of "Oh now I have to bother a senior staff member for something most people don't care about"
Although, the first time I reported an undeserved Rep left me very satisfied and even a bit proud because the staff member was rather impressed. hehe
However, that didn't repeat itself more than once.
Anyway, my point is this: for as long as the Rep system exists, you'll receive underserved Reps on a regular basis. So keep your sanity and just ignore them. However
, if you help someone via private messages and if that person tells you that they are going to Rep you, then stop them dead in their tracks and kindly warn them that the OCN staff here consider that to be "Rep Abuse" because we are not allowed to use random posts just to give someone Rep for help received via private messages. You can even claim that you "found out the hard way" (cause them to understand that we can get caught even if it's not reported).
They might not reply to such a message, but they certainly won't Rep you if you catch them in time.