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Old 09-18-2009, 08:07 AM   #41
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What is Rep Power ?
I don't know. Just the thought of it scares me.
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Old 09-18-2009, 08:23 AM   #42
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What is Rep Power ?
Apparently it means that we are on a "distinguished road". Hover over the green rectangle to the right of your profile page to see it.
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I almost feel blessed. The categories are pretty funny. Look at some of the moderators' profiles for examples of Jeddi knights of rep power.

I think the admins regretted this and are going to remove it.
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Remove Rep Power Squares (these were not being shown on the old skin and simply confuse people. We also do not use the rep power the way the software was built, we use the feature to power our Thanks system making the squares redundant (similar to the stars)
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Old 09-18-2009, 09:56 AM   #43
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Our "Thanks" system is actually a built in system of vBulletin, the software that runs this site. Out-of-the-box it's called the Reputation system (link) and it's supposed to function in a way where members can leave positive and negative reputation for each other. We have twisted the system so only positive reputation can be left because it helps foster a fun and respectful community vs letting members ding each other and allowing it to be used for negative reasons too. The reputation power is the amount of points you give (or take away) from someone else by giving them positive or negative reputation. The out-of-the-box system used an algorithm that made members who have been part of the community longer (tenure), higher post counts, etc have a stronger Rep Power. That way the long time, high post count members were more influential by having a higher Rep Power. The values always ended up spiraling out of control and the system was too complex for anyone to understand. So we simplified things to make every "Thanks" one point and keep everyone even. We went a step further and removed showing members how many points they have earned because the system is not intended to foster a competition but simply a nice way to Thank fellow members when the contribute something you find interesting.

I'll work on making sure the Rep Power is not showing anywhere. It's always going to stay 1 and not something anyone really needs to see.

I'll post a list of updates to my knock out list on the new skin shortly.
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Old 09-18-2009, 05:01 PM   #44
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So do we have to login now to get to the forum?
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Old 09-18-2009, 07:35 PM   #45
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So do we have to login now to get to the forum?
Wildcat, I am not sure I follow you. Are you asking how to get the new skin to show up?
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Old 09-18-2009, 08:42 PM   #46
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I just switched to the new look and it looks good - I like it.

However, I am now seeing a commercial to join ER.org even though I am logged in. I tried clicking on the link to join and it told me I was already logged on - so why is the commercial showing up? I attached a screen shot of it.
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Old 09-18-2009, 09:29 PM   #47
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Same here. I even logged out and back in, and am still getting the ad. No biggie, just a bug report.
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:10 PM   #48
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Alan & Harley, thanks for reporting that. It's been fixed and should be gone now.
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:14 PM   #49
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OK, they beat me to it
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Old 09-20-2009, 08:43 AM   #50
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I like the old format better, and have switched back to it. Much easier, more intuitive than the new format, for some reason. Thanks for the option to opt out.
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Old 09-20-2009, 11:48 AM   #51
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I like the new format, particularly the use of green and the general appearance. Thanks for making the change!
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Old 09-21-2009, 02:23 PM   #52
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Here is another update:

Fixed:
  • Portal links going to first post not last read post
  • Some text center aligned and not left aligned
  • Remove Rep Power Squares (these were not being shown on the old skin and simply confuse people. We also do not use the rep power the way the software was built, we use the feature to power our Thanks system making the squares redundant (similar to the stars)
  • Link to FireCalc added back to footer (and made other links match as well)
  • Scrolling posts on the iSpy page not working
  • Not fitting well on 800x600 screen resolution
  • Top Button needs to be bolder & easier to see (as well as other links in the same area)
  • Arrow icon on a thread listing for "Go to your last post" seems to be missing
  • Header optimized to take up less vertical space
  • Go to new post added to recent threads in side column
Issues Remaining:
  • Advertising Link not working
  • Meet Our Team page not working
  • Login box on home page not working properly
  • Remove Rep Power from portal and profiles
I will try to knock out some of the remaining issues tonight.
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:05 PM   #53
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I've noticed recently some of the ads are "rollover" activated; this sucks...
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I've noticed recently some of the ads are "rollover" activated; this sucks...
Firefox, Adblock, E-R v1.0... plus Raddr's board and the Bogleheads.
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Old 10-25-2009, 10:18 PM   #55
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I use the portal view almost exclusively.

In that view, I'm only seeing threads from the FIRE and Money forum. All threads from all forums continue to show on the v1.0 view.

Using 2.0 to view the FIRE and Money Forum, I see the F&M threads posted apparently complete and in correct order, but over in the recent threads box on the right side is only showing the Fire and Money threads I see in the main part of the screen.

XP Home, Firefox 3.0.14

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The above symptoms appear when I just use a bookmark to navigate over to the site to scan what has been posted. I only log in when I have something to post (maybe one or two sessions of 5+ per week.)

Moments after posting this report, however, I clicked back to the portal view in 2.0 and all of the missing threads from all forums are there. Also the last column indicating the source forum for each thread.

So I have to be logged in to see all of the forums and threads represented in the portal view? I hope not...
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