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Offline Oldandcreaky

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Tough crowd?
« on: October 13, 2021, 09:57:15 pm »
I contrasted the number of times my posts have garnered applause versus the number of times I've applauded. I applaud about four times for every time I'm applauded. Is it better to give than to receive or is this a tough crowd or both?

How about you? Are you more of a giver or a receiver? Whatever the case, why do you think that is?

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Re: Tough crowd?
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2021, 10:54:46 pm »
@Oldandcreaky
Dear O&C:
"Tough Crowd?" ...  I know that is not true, the vast majority of members here on the Forums usually and frequently offer acceptance, support and encouragement... and not always do they frequently give out Applaud points.   
As you are aware, I am a Moderator here on the Forums and for the few members that I interface with in my Moderation tasks I am certainly not always winning a popularity contest with some of them.... but that reaction obviously comes with the job... a job that I do as a result of my love for the Susan's Place Forums, such a valuable resource for all of us.

I think (no, I know) that it is best for you to not look at the number of "Positive" Reputation Points (Applauds) that you receive as any kind of indication of your acceptance and popularity here on the Forums.
 
A couple years ago the Forums Staff policy mostly eliminated and discouraged the use of "Negative" Reputation Points (Smites) as a way to stop the misuse of them, some members were using Retaliatory Smites as a form of vindictive and revengeful behavior toward other members.
That behavior resulted in strict Moderator actions.

Just depending on how your followers and readers react to your posts, comments and thoughts that you share ... you may receive many or may receive few Positive Reputation Applaud Points.   Some members are not especially inclined to give out Applaud Points and others more so. 
Newer members on the Forums can not give out Reputation Applaud Points until they reach a threshold of 50 postings.

Here is an announcement that Susan posted regarding the rules for Reputation Points:
                        Reputation Rules
   https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,18960.msg146855.html#msg146855

O&C...I want to state it again.... please don't look at the number of Positive Reputation Applaud Points that you receive as any kind of indicator of your acceptance and/or a vote of your popularity.

There are members here that have thousands and thousand of posts that have fewer Positive Reputation Applaud Points than members that have far less posts.

Any questions or comments please message me or post a reply comment on your thread here.

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I contrasted the number of times my posts have garnered applause versus the number of times I've applauded. I applaud about four times for every time I'm applauded. Is it better to give than to receive or is this a tough crowd or both?

How about you? Are you more of a giver or a receiver? Whatever the case, why do you think that is?
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Re: Tough crowd?
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2021, 12:46:07 am »
Yeah I'm one of those who almost never give reputation points. I remember when I joined the site I took Susan's admonition to heart, that reputation was for extraordinary posts. And so the whole idea just dropped off my radar and I never think of it.

O&C, I really value what you write. In fact I only came onto Susan's tonight because I noticed your name in the notifications on my phone, which is how I nearly always use Susan's. Thank you, thank you for all you bring to this site. You are one of our treasures.

Well, along with Danielle who does such a marvelous job moderating this site. That's a lot, lot of work, and I really appreciate that too!

Edit: I just noticed that I can't give reputation points using Tapatalk, which is the app I use for Susan's. Don't take it personally.
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Re: Tough crowd?
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2021, 02:51:28 am »
TBH I have yet to work out how to do that and I tend to lurk and not reply unless I feel I have a valid comment, as I am outside the "normal" for most folk on here then I do not have much to add.
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Re: Tough crowd?
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2021, 03:27:04 am »
I contrasted the number of times my posts have garnered applause versus the number of times I've applauded. I applaud about four times for every time I'm applauded. Is it better to give than to receive or is this a tough crowd or both?

How about you? Are you more of a giver or a receiver? Whatever the case, why do you think that is?

Oldandcreaky, I am guilty of not giving many reputation credits, but it is mostly because I give of myself as best I can, and don't really look at the reputations. It is nice to receive a pat on the back at times, (thank you for yesterday!) but if you hadn't made this post, I probably wouldn't have looked at my status. Credits can be detrimental to sites like these, but they can also provide a tool for the staff to see which types of posts are best supported, and guide the direction of the site.

Staff, especially moderators who put themselves on the line every day for nothing but the love of it, deserve reputations every time they act on behalf of the site, but that's not why they do it. I guess here, it provides a means of showing some gratitude for something special, without having to make a post, but you have to go through your status to see someone has given you a reputation, something I rarely do!

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Re: Tough crowd?
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2021, 06:49:22 am »
Most of the times when I applaud someone's reputation is when they post their first message. I also reply with the Welcome Packet.

I do confess that I only occasionally applaud someone for their comments. Maybe this is because I am where I need to be and I know what works for me. I only hear something new and profound on rare occasions, but when I do, I will applaud the writer. They deserve the credit.  ;D




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Re: Tough crowd?
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2021, 06:59:11 am »
I contrasted the number of times my posts have garnered applause versus the number of times I've applauded. I applaud about four times for every time I'm applauded. Is it better to give than to receive or is this a tough crowd or both?

How about you? Are you more of a giver or a receiver? Whatever the case, why do you think that is?

I, for one, value all inputs, as everyone does bring something to the table, even though it may seem a bit imperceptible at times.    (Is that a run on sentence or what?   :police:)   We all are on this walk of Life, yet on different pathways, ebbing and flowing, between how divergent those paths are.  We encoourage and support each other thru due intercourse of our personal experiences, understanding, beliefs and raw emotions.  Discussion, the ability to communicate, connects us to each other...all of Humanity, really.   Even negative discussions and engagements can bear fruit, if taken with a positive approach.  I dare say that Susan's Place has been an intergral part for many of us here, as we muddled in the darkness to discover who we Truly are.  While kudos are always a positive, we should not be reliant upon that system to assign any sort of value to any comment.  One could, quite literally, spend the entirety of their precious time engaging in kudos to the point that they are no longer engaged in the discussion.  To paraphrase the old quote, always be weary of a good thing becoming too much.

I have been offline for some while, due to no internet, no cell, and a pile up of Life lessons that tried its level best to derail me.  So could someone explain, si vous plais, just how do I go about to tender kudos on this forum?    I can promise a kudo. ;D
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Re: Tough crowd?
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2021, 07:22:14 am »
I use the Tapatalk mobile app and im not sure it supports the giving of points?


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Re: Tough crowd?
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2021, 08:01:52 am »
@BritneyX , I don't need any kudos, but I will answer your question. Using the Chrome browser, the user's avatar appears on the left side of each post. Under the avatar is a 'posts' field, then a 'reputation' field, under those are green 'applause' and red 'smite' buttons. The 'applause' button gives a positive reputation point, while the 'smite' gives a negative point.

I rarely give applause, because the guidelines mention applause should be reserved for something extraordinary. I have never given a smite, because we are all entitled to our own opinion. The few posts I have seen which deserved a smite were removed by our awesome moderators! On rare occasions I have broken the rules, but I have always been treated fairly on this site. Like parents admonishing their children, moderators are trying to help keep this a safe and happy home for all of us.

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Re: Tough crowd?
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2021, 01:58:38 pm »
I'm a curmudgeon, which means many won't applaud me. Plus, I aim for concision, which can be mistaken for sloth, i.e. someone too lazy to write more than a few words. Concisions is my training. It's expensive to print hundreds of thousands of copies of a magazine, so saying more with less gets me gigs.

On the other hand, I do like to encourage people. I've walked this hard path and an applause point is a pat on the back. I didn't know that some posters lack the means to applaud someone.


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Re: Tough crowd?
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2021, 02:43:23 pm »
I have never once looked into how ones does the thumbs up or down thing.
I have gotten a few actually. But it was a long time before I realized I was gathering them but I have never looked in to how to actually give the feedback myself to everyone else.
Probably should use it more.
Though I have become relatively quiet here.
I guess the more we get on with life we forget more and more about being trans atall and need less and less the support.
Again possibly still good to be here for others and some adding perspectives to others posts or points ov view



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Re: Tough crowd?
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2021, 08:52:40 pm »
Interesting thread, I have always wondered how the reputations thing worked.

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Re: Tough crowd?
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2021, 06:54:16 am »
I had to look. I do remember getting my first ones and then after that, when it got my attention, I was more interested in the reason give than the actual points.  I also had to look and, yes, I actually gave a point once.

I've found that if something moves me, good or ill, I'll respond in the topic. Some (most) of the ill would be disagreements of opinion or perception and thus I tend to not respond. Come to think of it, I don't respond much in agreement either. Hmm .. guess I'm just boring :P

It's been over a year since I was given a point and I only looked now because of this topic.

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Re: Tough crowd?
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2021, 02:29:12 pm »
I use the Tapatalk mobile app and im not sure it supports the giving of points?


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Re: Tough crowd?
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2021, 11:22:11 pm »
I tend to only applaud outstanding posts that I read, and find that every once in a blue moon, I might get applauded for a post that someone else finds outstanding. I certainly don't anticipate any points for my posts, nor do I write them for that purpose. As long as I can help someone along the way, that is reward enough; whether I ever hear back from them or not. Someone else in a similar situation could utilize the same help / information. Isn't that really what us long-timers are here for?
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Re: Tough crowd?
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2021, 01:52:02 am »
@Jessica_Rose
Merci beaucoup!  I don't think I would have ever figured that out on my archaicly slow, small screen laptop.  We traveled the world together in the back of a Herc, but it is about time for her to retire.  So for your tremendous help, you have my sincere appreciation and an Applaud.  Thank you so very much. 
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Re: Tough crowd?
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2021, 01:57:57 am »
I had to look. I do remember getting my first ones and then after that, when it got my attention, I was more interested in the reason give than the actual points.  I also had to look and, yes, I actually gave a point once.


Well this thread has really been quite the little eye-opener with reflective discussion.  For that, our lovely OP should receive an applaud. 
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Re: Tough crowd?
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2021, 04:50:33 pm »
Well this thread has really been quite the little eye-opener with reflective discussion.  For that, our lovely OP should receive an applaud.
Sadly as I mentioned, I use the mobile Tapatalk app and it appears that feature is not available


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