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longbyte1    137

For the first time on this forum, I saw somebody who received negative rep. What?! Last time I saw negative rep was when I was some stupid script kiddie over at the Wiremod forums and I ended up with two red bars. Ouch..

So, can moderators hand out negative rep now?

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KasperVld    4164

I'll have to look into it, administrators can give negative rep but it's not something I've ever seen used. The only instance of negative rep I can remember was caused by a bug.

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Norpo    808

My personal guess is that someone pressed the wrong button. :D

or an administrator really didn't like someone

So, I guess the rep button, for administrators, has not only "I approve", but also "I disapprove"?

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Ikaneko    285

Ted's given it a couple of times.

Is there no limit on neg rep power, it actually being your own rep power without the cap?

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Starwhip    1934

Oooh, things look different from the eyes of a moderator. :D

What do all those buttons do?

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Camacha    1403

I think I saw the same thing. The caption read something along the lines of This guy's score is off the charts, so that might mean it is not a negative score.

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KasperVld    4164
Oooh, things look different from the eyes of a moderator. :D

What do all those buttons do?

Lets see, I think "Promote to article" and "Blog this post" speak for themselves, then you get the small IP button which shows me which IP address was used to post that message, then you have the reputation 'star' icon and next to that the infraction button. Finally there's the report post button that you all have.

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zekes    2720
Is that what the red rep bars are?

I have a strange desire to aquire red bars now :D

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dryer_lint    812

You don't necessarily have to be a bad user to get negative rep. You might just be really good... too good...

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Source: XKCD (Of course...)

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Felsmak    1558
I have a strange desire to aquire red bars now :D

I wonder if you can collect them, like the green bars. And if you could eventually get orange bars and become an evil version of Red Iron Crown.

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vexx32    893
I have a strange desire to aquire red bars now :D
I wonder if you can collect them, like the green bars. And if you could eventually get orange bars and become an evil version of Red Iron Crown.

Yeah, when I found out someone had been given negative rep, I wanted some red bars... but Kasper wouldn't let me. :(

And nobody is sure if there are the negative version of the light green bars -- nobody's ever had that much negative reputation... heck, it's unlikely anyone ever will. We pretty much never use it. Kaspy seems to think that collecting red bars is indeed possible, however.

Edited by vexx32

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Norpo    808
You don't necessarily have to be a bad user to get negative rep. You might just be really good... too good...

Source: XKCD (Of course...)

<humour>What kind of programmer would use an int as a counter for a reputation system, on a globally used forum framework, without any overflow protection? Madness!</programmerhumour>

Now then, we need a volunteer to annoy the admins enough that they negative-rep all their posts.. Then perhaps, there could be one that could join the Light Red group? (I do not recommend trying this.)

(This post has been sponsored by Humour. Proud sponsor of the Internet, and Cats.)

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Spartwo    1767

I'd want this to be an option for everyone but I'm sure someone would go on a spree and *poof*

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Starwhip    1934
I wonder if you can collect them, like the green bars. And if you could eventually get orange bars and become an evil version of Red Iron Crown.

Hey, it would fit with his avatar. :wink:

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GregroxMun    4050
I have a strange desire to aquire red bars now :D

Then we'll have a Righteous Red group of the worst members of the KSP Forum eventually.

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Starwhip    1934

Actually, if the rep bar system is adjustable, if someone maxes the rep bar they could all go red.

Then they would really stand out.

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vexx32    893

AFAIK, the Squad account(s) have the highest rep. Good luck catching up them, much less exceeding them. :P

But I don't think there is an upper limit, at least one that can be easily reached; people occasionally give rep to the Squad accounts, and y'all can see they aren't red yet.

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Ted gave negative rep because someone said it was disgusting that we were made to pay again for the EDU mod.

And seeing this kind of made me feel that it was a bit unjust especially since negrep is -5 points

But don't start the EDU war please.

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zekes    2720
Yeah, when I found out someone had been given negative rep, I wanted some red bars... but Kasper wouldn't let me. :(

And nobody is sure if there are the negative version of the light green bars -- nobody's ever had that much negative reputation... heck, it's unlikely anyone ever will. We pretty much never use it. Kaspy seems to think that collecting red bars is indeed possible, however.

I must catch them all.... and become Green Iron Crown! With Red Rep Bars! Mwahahahaha.....

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Tw1    2178
Ted gave negative rep because someone said it was disgusting that we were made to pay again for the EDU mod.

And seeing this kind of made me feel that it was a bit unjust especially since negrep is -5 points

But don't start the EDU war please.

But if you have a high rep power, one press of the rep button gives +5.

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Ival70    256
I have a strange desire to aquire red bars now :D

Zekes, if you want to do that, I could "hold on" to your green bars for you while you try it. ;)

One question though, theoretically is it possible to have so much negative rep, that the rep you give other people is negative as well?

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vexx32    893

I don't know the answer to that, but I would strongly suspect that it would be restricted to a limit of 1 or 0.

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Felsmak    1558
I must catch them all.... and become Green Iron Crown! With Red Rep Bars! Mwahahahaha.....

I think Black Iron Crown would sound cooler. Like this:

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