Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Within the Milky Way
It just seems like the rep system is being used for purposes that don't align with OCN's professionalism, and you see what has happened to that.
It's kinda like trying to get good grades so your parents will give you some money versus getting good grades because you actually want them. Which one is the healthier mindset?
While I feel like the rep system is broken, if it's here to stay, then how can we change it to improve the content on the site? How about replacing rep with an achievement system like in games? Get a trophy point or something for making a 500 word post, having a certain post count, tenure, having a post get repped/liked 10 times or something, being a premium member, a contributor/donor, you can literally make it anything that encourages professionalism. Then for the significant achievements you can have badges or flames or whatever. Then, you can click on the points to see a list of the achievements, and maybe show a page of all available ones.
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