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71. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

James would only insist on one rule.

The rule
Everything people post, must be complete and total nonsense.

72. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 9y

Quoting mikeyBoab

Quoting arif_kool

opospa,

I am leaving for home now. Introductions forum is now open to u and mikey:)

Happy posting

Arif

Buuurrrring it on!

73. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4809 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

Also, I am a member of another site, that only allows me to give a person a rating, if I rated 10 people, since the last time I rated that person. Would that be a way to reduce the number of incidents of people gaming the system?

I guess this got lost in the large amount of comments I made, but: when I last looked at the database, there were absolutely no people gaming the system using ratings. Zero, nada, nilch. It was just not happening, and I'd be willing to bet that it still isn't happening.
(And if anyone tried, they'd meet with very limited success, as of course the code does take the possibility into account; the ratings themselves are weighted.)

What might be happening is people posting 'useless' replies to rack up their postcount and thus 'help' them gain a higher member status. I personally haven't seen this happening at all, and am doubtful it'd meet with real success, but I do have to admit that I only look at a small portion of the forum, so I might just not be seeing it. But that's where you all can help: if you see really useless replies (please: judged on their own, not based on what you think the poster should be saying), take a second or two to rate them. And if you see really helpful replies, take a second or two to rate those, too.

74. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

James would only insist on one rule.

The rule
Everything people post, must be complete and total nonsense.

Well you'd have no problem sticking it

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