Originally Posted by mnishimura00
Heres what i think. The message you receive after you give rep should be changed. It may be somewhat deceiving for the newcomers when it says "you may receive this rep back" or something to that extent. It should say "this is a way of saying thanks for a useful post" or "thanks for supporting our rep system".
Ditto what he said
EDIT: I would like to "come out of the closet" and admit I was one of the ones with For Sale Threads that got removed. I didn't get mad, though. I did, however, feel like a scumbag, lol.
I share a few people's frustrations, however, in that I HAVE left posts that have been somewhat useful. But because I'm a little newer and the vast majority of the ones I am even able to offer help to are brand spanking new members, they seem to be unaware of the rep system and how it works. So some of my good posts have gone unrewarded. I just tried to take the matter into my own hands and that's where I went wrong.
But I've learned my lesson. I'm on OCN for the long haul, and the last thing I need is a BAD reputation. That's worse than no reputation at all. I've even changed my outlook. No more trying to find people to help just to get rep. I'll now look for people to help because they need help. If I get rep then so be it. In the meantime, I'll be content being the new geeky kid with low numbers until I'm able to prove myself worthy.
On a side note, thanks, Taeric, for putting me in check and not banning me. I love this site. My wife says I love it more than her, but that's still undetermined.... Edited by hiiyah777 - 6/10/08 at 5:54am