I think most of us think the same. I am not posting so much lately because there is no interaction, no thanks or comments. So I think, well this does not interest people. Not sure if the number of views show interest or just checking and getting out.devdas5z1 wrote:I'll use myself as a test case example I love the rep system. I have a lot of content that I want to post, but I've been disappointed by how few people seem to appreciate my content. I don't know whether my videos are stuff people have already seen, or if it's just not what they're interested in. But I see (for example) one of my recent posts get 90 clicks and 2 thanks. Does that mean the title interested them, but the video didn't? Or people liked it, but forgot to thank me?
Thank goodness that there was at least a rep system that gave me some info on what people liked. The two who thanked me told me why they liked it, and that encouraged me to keep posting. To me, the thanks system helps remind people that it takes time and effort to post stuff, and boards that have removed a version of a reputation system quickly dry up.
I won't name names, but there have been great boards that have died the moment the administrator loosened the rules on members contributing. Thanking a poster is such a small thing to ask for. Sometime I also close the WWGFA tab and forget to thank the poster. But that's no excuse to get rid of the system. So if the reputation points can be salvaged, I'm strongly in favor of keeping it.
I like the concept of reputation point but I wish we are more conscious about using it and how it impacts on the persons who post and keep motivating for posting.