How to use Rep+ to your advantage
Happy New Year!
I've been really busy with all of the holidays and family stuff going on, so I haven't got much done on the build lately. I did just get my second flame though, so I thought I'd share a tip on how to use the Rep+ button to your advantage. It's against the rules to ask for Rep, and it seems like it's a taboo subject to even discuss Rep, but since I just got my second flame and it's my build log I think it's ok.
It does make you feel good when someone takes the time to click on the Rep+ button to acknowledge you for something, however even if there was no Rep system here on OCN, I would still be doing this build log and still spending time here and helping out where I can.
It seems to me that Rep should be given out far more than it actually is on OCN, so I make sure to give out way more Rep than I receive. Here's how you can use Rep+ to your advantage. Whenever you see something that you may want to refer back to, or a cool idea that you can use at a later time, a guide, anything like that, make sure you give that person Rep+ on that post. If you are thinking that way then they deserve the Rep+ anyway.
Here's the important part, when you click the Rep+ button and the little dialog box pops up that allows you to leave a note, don't just click the next button leaving the comments blank, make sure to leave a couple of sentences about the post that you want to refer back to. Make your note with something that will remind you of that post and then this becomes a "bookmark" for you to refer back to at a later time.
Whenever you want to refer to your "bookmarks", click on your Avatar on the top right of the OCN page, then click on the "Rep" button in the column on the left side of the page. Now all the Rep you have received is displayed, then click on the tab to the right "your username gave
" which now shows all of the Rep you have given out and all the comments are there. You can then scroll down to find the comment reminding you of the post that you want to refer back to, and the link to that post is right next to your comment!
I have used this many times and it comes in very handy especially if your bookmarked post is deep in a large thread. Also at the end of your comments make sure that you leave your OCN username so the person you are Repping knows who gave it to them!
So thanks to all who have given me Rep in the past, and whoever gave me my 100th Rep since I do not know who gave it to me. I've been on OCN almost five years now which means I'm on target to get my third flame sometime in the year 2025