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Old 08-14-2005, 06:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: Re: Ideas to make TF more interesting?

Originally posted by Sw1tCh[FX]
and there aren't enough people in this forum that know what to talkabout when conversing about technology at that level, so the thread would swiftly dissapear in favor of threads with the title reminiscent of 'what graphic card should i get for under $200?'
I hear you man. .. That's why I suggested in a couple threads that we specifically have a sub-forum under hardware that deals with these "design type/new technologies" topics - as suggested by the forum title. Hopefully, this would've attacted people that are more knowledgeable about the "actual hardware" so to speak and would've possibly increased the status of TF as well.

But, the mods opted for a sub forum with the title "Other/Misc".. WHAT this subforum will contain is yet to be seen. And I guess due to the vagueness of the forum title, it will be heavily dependent on the majority member population. We'll see.. Hopefully, we'll be able to discuss interesting topics there. .. And hopefully it won't turn into yet another Off Topic "related to h/w"..

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Old 08-15-2005, 07:11 AM   #12 (permalink)
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About rep points, I feel they are a good idea, but the privelege to give the rep points should be granted only to mods, and maybe a few senior members who are believed by the powers that be to be trustworthy.


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Old 08-21-2005, 01:34 PM   #13 (permalink)
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There is a rep system in anothe rforum that i go to and its not so great. Ppl are always abusing it and new plp that come in will automaticaly have like -5 and -10 because ppl are just dumb. In any case i think its a bad idea. The chat back on TF would be nice and having a tech talk like conducters and resistors would be very nice and splitting all the vid card threads from the actual topics. All these threads are getting really anoying.
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Old 12-04-2005, 11:43 PM   #14 (permalink)
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im bringing back this old thread to comment on the rep points system. there's a forum i think they have a good system we can model after. It will prolly take a lot of mod activity tho.

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Old 12-05-2005, 01:18 AM   #15 (permalink)
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on another forum ive seen karma.. basically u can give a point or take a point to or away from another member..the catch is u can only give or take one point every hour..this prevents idiots pointlessly taking as many points from some1 as possible...:|
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Old 12-05-2005, 02:11 AM   #16 (permalink)
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The rating system, when used properly, is a great system. I've used it at several forums.

The rating/reputation system is not in this version of vBulletin. I'm not sure if there's even a hack for it. I'll be doing some checking.


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