April 18, 2014, 06:07:11 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: most Recent Posts and Recent Topics now viewable on the front page!
 
  Home   Forum   Chat links PLAY NOW! Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: 1 2 [All]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Bad Reputation  (Read 22110 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
connell
Fibsboarder
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 15


« on: July 29, 2006, 12:43:41 AM »

I originally joined FIBS in 1994, when it was it was pretty new.  Over the years I got my rating up to 1800 at one time.

I stopped playing for awhile and my account was deleted.  A few months ago, I played with gnu many times to get back in shape. Then I joined FIBS again.

I made it to 1700 with about 200 experience.  My rating is now 1770 and I have 560 experience.  This is no higher than I had before.

I invited some people and they said Repbot said I had a bad reputation because I had 9 saved matches and my rating was high for my experience.

To be frank, I view this as a form of slander.  You guys have no idea how these matches were left unfinished.  You are hurting my good name for no reason and with no reasonable evidence.

In fact, one match had 1 move total completed when it was saved, one match the other guy dropped when I was about to  win, one match I beat the guy he came back and invited me again and then said he made a mistake and left, one match I resigned the match and the other person did not accept and would not come back.  So that leaves 5 unfinished out of the about 110 I have played.  I have no idea why these 5 (out of 110) were saved, but it was not caused by me dropping.

If you find someone who says there is match he wants to finish with me, have him email me and I will finish it.

OTHERWISE, YOU CAN make love to OFF AND STICK YOUR REPBOT PROGRAM WHERE THE SUN DOESN'T SHINE!
Logged
diane
Fibsboard Executive VIP Donor 2014
Expert
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 4,277



« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2006, 05:05:48 AM »

Oooohhh, cant think how you got that rep....but you wont be someone I will be rushing to play!  Try gammon_gangsta, maybe he is your kinda player.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2006, 05:06:16 AM by diane » Logged

Never give up on the things that make you smile
FIBS Board backgammon forum
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2006, 05:05:48 AM »

 Logged
connell
Fibsboarder
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 15


« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2006, 02:32:12 PM »

Ha, Ha

How would you like it if you have never cheated, never been rude to anyone, never dropped and got your rating because you practiced on gnu all the time and then this repbot thing says you have a bad rep?  And the only explanation you are given for it is you have 9 saved matches and a high rating for your experience.

I am rude about the matter because I am pissed.  OK.

This repbot thing is treating me unfairly.  You want to dismiss my complaint because I am rude about it, so be it.
Logged
Hardy_whv
Gold member
Fibsboarder plus
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 233



WWW
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2006, 03:00:23 PM »

Quote
... never cheated, never been rude to anyone, never dropped ...
Well, then ask those four (well reputated!) FIBSters who complained about you. Don't complain about RepBot, discuss with the people why they complained about you. Looks like THEY are pissed somehow.

Hardy  wacko  
Logged

Visit "Hardy's Backgammon Pages"
connell
Fibsboarder
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 15


« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2006, 05:05:27 PM »

How do I find out who they were?  I did not even know someone was making a complaint.  Assuming its is some misunderstanding, do I get some opportunity to give my side of story or does it just go down as they said.  Suppose they wanted to finish a match and its been finished what then?

BTW, I used to be repected on FIBS about 3 or 4 years ago.  I had 30,000 experience.  I am not sure about this repbot was around then - I was not aware of it.

No one has left me any messages and said why won't you finish this match I have been trying to finish it.  Its like out of the blue some one says I have a bad reputation.

I can't even figure how to get repbot.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2006, 05:21:20 PM by connell » Logged
diane
Fibsboard Executive VIP Donor 2014
Expert
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 4,277



« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2006, 05:42:11 PM »

Repbot is a database of the opinions players on fibs have of you - nothing more.  Tell repbot 'help' to find out how to use it - check who has complained and see if you can fathom why - then politely ask players with whom you have a good relationship to vouch for you.  9 saved games wouldnt put me off playing with you - but a complaint from someone I respect would - and I would check who had complained before took the negative rep as a reason not to play you.

To make it easier for you - here is your 'reputation' spelled out.  

RepBot says: connell complainers: [breadfruit, dirkibrasil, kernel, Schigolch] vouchers: [DJohnson, minimum] complaints: [] vouches: [] (10 saved games)

From this I see you have complaints from breafruit and Schigolch - both of these are players I respect - and I value their input - so I wouldn't play you based on that.  I would try to work out why they complained, if I were you.

Checking your saved games list : connell - FlorianGeyer Hizli Mary_Jane PGoduti babson chrisiebabie codix dandee ernest fred jodvm lefrog piterpen sunray waldron, you dont have saved games with them - so either they were wiped, or they didnt complain because you dropped them (out of that list sunray I know to be a good player - so I would assume you did the dropping there, if that match were dropped).

Repbot is a tool we use to avoid playing players who drop or are rude. On fibs there are no other systems in place to award matches to the player who is ahead, or to the player who didnt drop - or whatever - so we use repbot to give us some help in avoiding time wasting.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2006, 05:42:45 PM by diane » Logged

Never give up on the things that make you smile
connell
Fibsboarder
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 15


« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2006, 06:50:50 PM »

Of the entire list there, the only person who would have any cause to complain about me is Schigolch.  He was the first guy to tell me I had a bad rep and implied I was a dropper.  So yes I was rude to him.  And if you imply I am a dropper I will probably be rude to you to, so you may not want to play me if that troubles you.

I have no clue what the other 3 complaints are about.  I don't have any saved matches with these people.  So it can't be a cheating complaint.  I think I am going to ask them.

Your "checking the saved games list" paragraph confuses me.  Why do you assume that because I had a saved game with that person it was a drop with no intention to complete.  The sunray match you are talking about was in fact finished a couple days ago.  Some of those "saved matches" I believe the person was lagging and dropped.  They came back 5 minutes later and we finished.  They are not on my list of saved games - so that means I finished them!!!!  My account has not been open long enough for saved games to be deleted by FIBS.

Following were completed from your list of me "dropping": FlorianGeyer  PGoduti chrisiebabie jodvm piterpen sunray waldron.

The Fred saved match - he dropped on me.  The Mary Jane match I resigned the match and she just left and would not accept it.  The Lefrog match he invited me, said it was a mistake and left.

If I come back and finish a match, that would idicate I am not a dropper.


So if I have a complaint about your repbot program, it is that these complaints are filed, I have no clue they are filed, I have no opportunity to give an explaination or talk with the person who filed , you are assuming saved matches are dropped with no intention to finish, and it appears to me that completed matches are not removed from the list and somehow still held against me.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2006, 06:58:15 PM by connell » Logged
burper
Fibsboarder ++
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 837



« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2006, 08:04:11 PM »

connell, Patti has indicated she is very close to shutting RepBot out of FIBS. If you were able to make a coherent, objective case to her, it might just push her over the edge.
I would try both FIBS messages and email.
Logged
diane
Fibsboard Executive VIP Donor 2014
Expert
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 4,277



« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2006, 08:15:55 PM »

And if you state it is something to do with fibs - that might just be enough  Cheesy Of course - dont mention that the list of saved games might be wrong or out of date - that is an offence against all fibskind......
Logged

Never give up on the things that make you smile
connell
Fibsboarder
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 15


« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2006, 10:29:09 PM »

In thinking about it, the thing that bugs me is how it mixes the rude behavior and cheating together.  One is used to prove the other but they are not really connected.

For example, the amount of matches that were saved is almost irrelevant.  Its the % I complete.  It accuses me of cheating based on the amount of matches saved - not % completed.  Then it buttresses the cheating accusation with the complaints.

But the complaints apparently have nothing to do with cheating, because I have no saved matches with those people.  (They have not responded yet)

I almost feel like saying fine, say I am not a cheater but I am an not a nice person.  While I don't think I have been rude to people before repbot was mentioned, I would not object to the characterization. Cheesy

When I was on FIBS for 8 years, before repbot, I basically rarely played people who had less than 200 experience but would play almost any one who had more.  I did keep a mental note of people I thought cheated.  Following this rule, dropping was not a big problem for me but it did happen once in awhile.

You can say that is not fair to people with less than 200.  I suppose, but they can play against each other until they are over 200.

BTW, the one characteristic I thought droppers seemed to have in common was that they did not care what other players thought about them.
Logged
diane
Fibsboard Executive VIP Donor 2014
Expert
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 4,277



« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2006, 08:41:01 AM »

repbot is just a database storing
Quote
a mental note of people I thought cheated
- except it is the collective mental notes of all fibs players.  Be aware this data source is there and play accordingly is all the advice one can give to a new player.
Logged

Never give up on the things that make you smile
Hardy_whv
Gold member
Fibsboarder plus
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 233



WWW
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2006, 09:37:15 AM »

One remark: I appreciate RepBot very much. In 99.9% of all cases the reputation gives quite a good picture of how kind and trustful a person is. It has avoided me playing many droppers. Thanks for that RepBot!

Yes, sometimes it is misused, but I prefer a 99.9% reliable advisor than none at all. As long as there is no more reliable replacement for RepBot, I just hope Patti is considering this matter very carefully.

Hardy  cool
« Last Edit: July 30, 2006, 09:37:55 AM by Hardy_whv » Logged

Visit "Hardy's Backgammon Pages"
connell
Fibsboarder
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 15


« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2006, 04:22:18 AM »

I decided I would drop in every once in awhile and express to you how stupid I think your repbot is and that I am still here and I am still pissed about it.

My experience level is up to 890.  I generally get a game dispite your slanderous statements.  A lot of people don't use repbot and then a certain % of those that do will play me.  Because I don't cheat and I am not rude to them, they will often play me again.

I realized why you don't want to listen to me and you want to dismiss my complaints.  Its because if it was really true that I had 35,000 experience and 1800 rating on FIBS at one time and your repbot gave me a bad reputation, it would mean that your repbot was junk.

I still do not how to get repbot, what the complaints were made against me, or  how I would go about clearing my good name if I chose to do that.  I have completed the matches that I saved, so apparently that's not the way.  I contacted the people who complained about me.  One said he is not sure why he complained and thinks he made a mistake.  One said "so complain to management and ask for a refund of your money."  One did not respond in any way.  One complained because I got in a fight with him over the bad reputation I have on repbot.  So apparently contacting the people who complained is not the way.

Apparently, there is no way to correct my reputation.  This is strange, because even felons, after serving their jail sentence and acting in good behavior, have a chance for parole.  But I guess I have none.

When I meet someone who seems concerned about my repbot reputatation, they act like repbot has found me guilty and I must prove I am innocent.  How I would do that, no one knows.  What I am accused of, no one knows.  But I must still prove my innocence.  Its up to me to figure out how.

You have devised a system that would make the junior Senator from Wisconsin proud.  If you don't know what I mean by that, it is what Edward Murrow used to call Joseph McCarthy.  I am sure most of you don't know who they are, which means we have discovered the root of the problem here.  So please look them up on Wilipedia.  They have some good articles about them.
« Last Edit: August 21, 2006, 12:57:28 AM by socksey » Logged
diane
Fibsboard Executive VIP Donor 2014
Expert
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 4,277



« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2006, 09:56:57 AM »

Quote
I still do not how to get repbot

Ahhh, I see, like a child in a class who doesnt understand throws a tantrum, shouting things like 'You are all stupid', you are having a 'moment'.  I am sorry we overlooked that detail - we didnt mean to exclude you. Try sending a tell - you just need to use the command line and send 'tell repbot help'.

Then you can make an informed choice, instead of stomping about  Cheesy

Though to be quite frank - with or without a repbot improvement - I think I have seen enough  Wink
« Last Edit: August 21, 2006, 05:31:26 AM by diane » Logged

Never give up on the things that make you smile
spielberg
Fibsboard Executive VIP Donor 09/10
Fibsboarder plus
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 382



« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2006, 01:23:56 AM »

When I search for Senator McCarthy on Wilipedia I get site not found.

I blame those commies.
Logged
socksey
Global Moderator
Expert
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 2,670



« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2006, 01:24:47 AM »

Connell,

First of all, we have some rules in place on Fibsboard that you may not be aware of.  In regards to those rules, I have edited out some of your last post.  

The official rules of Fibsboard use have been unavailable on the site for some time, but webrunner is working on an upgrade to correct that problem as well as all the problems we have been experiencing here.  When the update is done, please review the rules of Fibsboard.   Wink

One of the other functions, emailing members from this site, cannot be done as well.  When posts were edited or deleted, previously, I was able to email the offender personally.  Since I cannot do that now, hence, this public post will have to suffice.

Repbot has been a controversial object since it's inception.  I don't think much has been expressed here that has not already been expressed before at some time which you can probably find in searching the archives of subjects here.  

Repbot has been discussed countless time on Fibs as well.  The consensus seems to be that you either love it or hate it.  Take your pick.  

I happen to love it.  It can be hugely helpful.  You do need to know the reporting players tho and check them out when you find a player with a "BAD" rep.  Some on Fibs abuse Repbot.  Most do not.  Over time, if you are a courteous player and finish your games, you will build a great reputation in spite of the abusers so that Repbot does become useful.

So, my advice to you is to get over it and continue to play.  Good luck to you and happy playing.   Cheesy

socksey



"We don't like their sound.  Groups of guitars are on the way out." - Decca Records Rejecting the Beatles, in 1962


 
Logged
connell
Fibsboarder
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 15


« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2006, 12:20:07 AM »

"Ahhh, I see, like a child in a class who doesnt understand throws a tantrum, shouting things like 'You are all stupid', you are having a 'moment'. I am sorry we overlooked that detail - we didnt mean to exclude you. Try sending a tell - you just need to use the command line and send 'tell repbot help'"

Uh, what I am complaining about is that you smear my good name and you give me no avenue to correct it.  You don't say "well finish the matches of everyone who posts here and we will make your name clear."  I finish any matches with anyone who asks me to finish!  You don't say "let the guys who complained about you post here what there problem is, if they don't post in 2 weeks we will delete their complaints."  I get no intelligible response and I am left to wonder what their problem was.  And there complaint just sticks.

I hope you recgnize that your logic is circular.  Repbot says I have a bad reputation and as a result I am really mad.  Then you use the fact that I am really mad as proof that repbot is right.

BTW, you say "get over it."  I don't care a great deal that your program says I am "bad."  But what I have to put up with is two things.  First, every once in awhile someone makes synde remarks to me about it.  Second, a certain percentage of people won't play me because of it.  So it goes beyond just my ego is hurt or something.  It has a practical effect.
Logged
socksey
Global Moderator
Expert
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 2,670



« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2006, 09:39:40 AM »

Quote
BTW, you say "get over it." I don't care a great deal that your program says I am "bad."
..........The program is neither diane's nor mine.  Burper created it and someone else runs it now.  It is my belief that the majority like and used Repbot to their advantage.

I repeat,  
Quote
Over time, if you are a courteous player and finish your games, you will build a great reputation in spite of the abusers so that Repbot does remain useful.
.

socksey



"Weather forecast precipitation in the morning, rain in the afternoon." - Detroit Daily News
« Last Edit: August 22, 2006, 09:46:15 AM by socksey » Logged
diane
Fibsboard Executive VIP Donor 2014
Expert
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 4,277



« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2006, 05:31:32 PM »

Quote
The program is neither diane's nor mine.
So true - it belongs to ALL fibsters - yes, including you!! Why not make freinds with it, instead of fighting with it??  Tongue  
Logged

Never give up on the things that make you smile
adrian
Fibsboard Executive VIP Donor 09/10
Fibsboarder plus
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 273



« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2006, 06:06:05 PM »

Mr. Connell,

If you cannot take advices from women (somehow understandable), then please be aware that RepBot is "male" (at least created by a man). Use the help from it, and also read the forum topics, even the older ones. All logic responses have been delivered..

Cheer up and have fun. rolleyes  
Logged

Helping people is tricky. Give help to anyone and he will remember it only when he is in need again. Since I am not someone who makes history, I help people.
diane
Fibsboard Executive VIP Donor 2014
Expert
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 4,277



« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2006, 08:39:17 PM »

Quote
Uh, what I am complaining about is that you smear my good name and you give me no avenue to correct it.
One more thing - by now you are probably using repbot here and there - or at least having a look.  Check my reputation (tell repbot a diane) - be prepared it goes on for a few pages, but at the very top you will see I have recieved some complaints - mostly from people who have dropped me, I complain and they complain in retaliation.  I dont blame repbot for that, or its creators, hosts, or other uses - the people who do that are pillocks, nothing more.  Things is - their complaints have no effect because of all the vouches I have picked up along the way - by not dropping and generally getting along with folk.  Thats all it takes - and demonstrates very definately that  
Quote
Apparently, there is no way to correct my reputation. This is strange, because even felons, after serving their jail sentence and acting in good behavior, have a chance for parole. But I guess I have none.
is not true.  And I would have been a good one to win around btw - I hand out vouches pretty readily to non droppers and good sports - and with all the experience I have gained, my vouch is worth quite a lot  Cheesy  
Logged

Never give up on the things that make you smile
don
Fibsboarder plus
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 396



« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2006, 07:45:45 AM »

diane brings up an interesting point here, and the real weakness of RepBot.

Quote
Check my reputation (tell repbot a diane) - be prepared it goes on for a few pages, but at the very top you will see I have recieved some complaints - mostly from people who have dropped me, I complain and they complain in retaliation.

If you look at my reputation AND diane's, you will find both that I have a positive reputation, AND that I have a complaint from diane.  You will also find that I don't use RepBot.  No vouches or complaints from me about anybody.  What's going on here?

At one time I had a higher reputation on RepBot than anyone, so Biggles set out to actively acquire the highest reputation on RepBot.  This spelled the doom of an otherwise excellent bot.  We now have a sycophantic device with a single objective fact, the number of saved matches.  The rest is at best, "I'll vouch for you, if you'll vouch for me."  It's a friends circle, in this context, and has little to do with whether or not a player will complete a match.  It's a clicque-popularity index.

The worst is when some users on FIBS gang up on a new user to "10K" the new user.  For amusement, these FIBSters hit a new user with RepBot complaints.  The max is, for those with 10,000 exp. on FIBS, worth 10K RepBot demerits, hence the term, "10K".  I repeat, RepBot is an excellent idea, perhaps flawed in in its conception, definitely abused.  The result of this 10K abuse of RepBot is the loss of many new users, potentially valuable FIBSters.  diane does not address the effect of such abuse on new users.

THAT is how abuse of RepBot can affect users, diane:  New users, those who think RepBot is some official part of FIBS, instead of an abused, good idea, turned into a popularity contest and a weapon.  If you look at my complainers on RepBot, you will find nobody with whom I've ever dropped a match (in fact you will find users who invited me and dropped me for their amusement); if you examine the names, you will find multi-IDs complaining about me, and if you examine the ISPs, you will find more.  Why?  I don't dare say here, fearing censorship.   I play, I complete matches, and I dare to disagree.

--
don
 
Logged

So many string dimensions, so little space time...
socksey
Global Moderator
Expert
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 2,670



« Reply #22 on: August 25, 2006, 12:24:59 PM »

All been said before.   -_-   *ho hum*

socksey



"We're just physically not physical enough." - Denny Crum, Louisville basketball coach
 
Logged
burper
Fibsboarder ++
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 837



« Reply #23 on: August 25, 2006, 01:05:08 PM »

Quote
At one time I had a higher reputation on RepBot than anyone, so Biggles set out to actively acquire the highest reputation on RepBot. This spelled the doom of an otherwise excellent bot
[\quote]

LOL!!!!
So the bot was excellent when you had the highest rep, but then was doomed when someone you dislike obtained a better one.

don, zip up your fly, we don't like this much exposure!
Logged
duffy_duck
Fibsboarder
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 10


« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2006, 08:54:20 AM »

Quote
Mr. Connell,

If you cannot take advices from women (somehow understandable)
Hehe

you either know diane and all other female goodies on fibs very well or you gonna get killed now...    cool

I like repbot quite a lot personally - which is due to its fuctionality and my use of it (and i didnt experience any "bad behavior" over it from other players)

to check the negative remarks on the basis of who actually did it is a good idea (tx diane  rolleyes )

@ connell - i dont really think somebody wont play with someone just because he has 10 safed games (i sometimes get up to 8 myself) - negative remarks are something much more serious to consider. If you have a high rating with low experience just means (in my eyes) you are a damn good player (therefore i might play with you or not).
If i would have some complaints (thanks god not yet - but im working hard on it  Wink  ) i would rather discuss it with the people who gave it and try to solve that dispute so they delete it.

all the best
duffy
Logged
connell
Fibsboarder
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 15


« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2006, 12:01:47 AM »

I wanted to report back, since I have not been here in awhile.  I did not want you to forget how much I hate repbot.

I changed my name and started over again.  This time it took me longer to get to 1700.  So naturally I had much less complaints because there were less sore losers and less people wondering how I got there so fast.  But I did reach 1700 once again.

Now you could say, you aren't suppose to change your name.  And I will say, you are not suppose to slander my good name for no good reason.  I was taking abuse and slander for no reason, so I changed it.

I did get a complaint against me, however.  This guy and I were playing a 5 point match.  I was winning 3-1.  He won a game making the score 3-3.

At the end of the game that he won TYING the match, I said "I am sorry I have to leave for dinner" and I left.

He filed a complained against me because "I should have resigned the whole match."  Now does that make any sense?  For the life of me, I don't know what he is talking about.  The score was 3-3 in a 5 point match and we had not started the next game.  If he is right, there is no point in having saved matches.  Everyone should just resign the whole match when they have to leave.

When I asked him why he did that he said - "well I did it any way, bye."

I am perfectly willing to finish the match.  Of course there is no way for me to protest this complaint or have it adjusted or anything else.  It just sits there.

This is the problem here.  You have morons who file complaints for no reason and there is nothing the accused can do about it.  The FIBS FAQ says that you should not accuse someone of being a dropper unless he has left a game and then refuses to finish it when you ask him to do so.

But repbot morons file complaints for any half baked reason.  If a repbot moron does not like the way someone left or what someone said when he left, the the accuser files a complaint because he "feels" the person who left must be a dropper.  When the repbot moron does this, it is actually the repbot moron that is in violation of the FIBS rules.  You are not suppose to accuse someone of being a dropper unless you asked them to finish and they did not. 

Then of course socksy and Diane will engage in their circular reasoning that because someone gets mad that they have a bad rep on repbot it is proof that repbot must be right!  Could be they are instead mad because repbot is wrong and the accused does not like their good name being slandered and they are upset that it is impossible to do anything to correct it.

Your program is a great deal of effort and produces suspect results.  In my view it actually increases problems.  The worst treatment I have ever received on FIBS is from repbot morons.  I actually view you as a rogue group of violators of the FIBS FAQ because you accuse people of being droppers before there has been a request to continue and it is refused.  Can I file a complaint against all of you with repbot?  You are violating the FIBS rules after all.  I know you keepers of FIBS good conduct must agree that something most be done about violators of the FIBS rules.  So you must punish yourselfs.

I realized why you go through all this effort for suspect results and more fights than if you did not have this thing.   You are like the high school cheerleaders.  It makes you feel superior to make fun of the fat girls.  (I am not a woman by the way - what you do just reminds me of that).  You accomplish NOTHING else.

Good day.

Logged
socksey
Global Moderator
Expert
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 2,670



« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2006, 05:47:05 AM »

Quote
Then of course socksy and Diane will engage in their circular reasoning that because someone gets mad that they have a bad rep on repbot it is proof that repbot must be right!

I think you don't listen very well.  I've never said anything like that.  What I said is that Repbot works for me.  I check the list of who complained and how many saved matches someone has.  Based on my combined knowledge, I decide whether to play someone or not. 

Sounds like you have run into someone with a short fuse and sounds like your own fuse isn't too long either.  Perhaps you could have been more courteous when leaving.  Give yourself some time.  Lighten up.  People with bad reps don't seem to have a problem finding matches.  It's not that big a deal.

Hate Repbot if you want.  That's OK.

socksey




"A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it." - Frank A. Clark
Logged
burper
Fibsboarder ++
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 837



« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2006, 11:02:50 PM »

donnell and con should vouch for each other.
Logged
connell
Fibsboarder
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 15


« Reply #28 on: November 22, 2008, 11:45:27 PM »

Just writing to say I still think you guys are a bunch of idiots.

I changed my name about 1 and 1/2 years ago and I have had a good reputation ever since.  I assume that means you now have to listen to me since I have a good reputation.

Repbot is worthless.  That is what I as a repbot certified good person have to say about repbot.  I assume you will accept that now since I am certified good by your own stupid program.

How do I avoid playing with droppers, cheaters, and idiots then.  Three rules: 1) I don't play with people who have less than 200 experience, 2) I don't play with anyone who makes a positive comment about repbot or otherwise says that they don't play those who have a bad reputation on repbot, 3) anyone who asks me to vouch for them on repbot, I tell them they are an idiot for paying attention to repbot and not to play me any more, and 4) I play anyone who has a bad reputation on repbot.

Those are the only rules you need to avoid low lifes.  You don't need repbot.  So you guys are just playing with yourselves, wasting time and energy, and slandering people for no reason.

I tell you, after my experiences, particularly on this board, it is the greatest thrill to tell someone you won't play them because they pay attention to repbot.  It is a truly wonderful experience.  I thank you for that.
Logged
sixty_something
Pops
Fibsboard Executive VIP Donor 2013
Fibsboarder ++
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 909


facts? mere enemies of truth


WWW
« Reply #29 on: November 23, 2008, 07:35:15 AM »

Quote
I tell you, after my experiences, particularly on this board, it is the greatest thrill to tell someone you won't play them because they pay attention to repbot.  It is a truly wonderful experience.  I thank you for that.

you're most welcome, connell
Logged

A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation. -- Unknown
e-mail me
socksey
Global Moderator
Expert
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 2,670



« Reply #30 on: November 23, 2008, 08:12:31 PM »

Quote
Just writing to say I still think you guys are a bunch of idiots.

I was wondering if you're aware that RepBot has been revamped some with improvements that you (connell) should approve of.  No more gang-banging is possible, which I always disapproved of.  I, personally, have never complained on a user unless I was dropped.  I have always advocated this.  I don't complain for reasons of extreme rudeness or any other reason than a drop.  You always have the option to complain against someone who has complained against you.  Even if you have a bad reputation, if you continue to play without dropping, your vouches will overcome your complaints.  You have the option to withdraw a complaint after some time and after you might change your mind about someone. 

socksey



"A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul." - George Bernard Shaw  
Logged
PersianLord
Genes, memes and nothing else
Fibsboarder ++
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 582


A brave arm makes a short sword long.


« Reply #31 on: November 23, 2008, 08:28:46 PM »

Just writing to say I still think you guys are a bunch of idiots.

I changed my name about 1 and 1/2 years ago and I have had a good reputation ever since.  I assume that means you now have to listen to me since I have a good reputation.

Repbot is worthless.  That is what I as a repbot certified good person have to say about repbot.  I assume you will accept that now since I am certified good by your own stupid program.

How do I avoid playing with droppers, cheaters, and idiots then.  Three rules: 1) I don't play with people who have less than 200 experience, 2) I don't play with anyone who makes a positive comment about repbot or otherwise says that they don't play those who have a bad reputation on repbot, 3) anyone who asks me to vouch for them on repbot, I tell them they are an idiot for paying attention to repbot and not to play me any more, and 4) I play anyone who has a bad reputation on repbot.

Those are the only rules you need to avoid low lifes.  You don't need repbot.  So you guys are just playing with yourselves, wasting time and energy, and slandering people for no reason.

I tell you, after my experiences, particularly on this board, it is the greatest thrill to tell someone you won't play them because they pay attention to repbot.  It is a truly wonderful experience.  I thank you for that.

The only good thing RBNG provides you is the saved games number of the inviter.

Logged

The leftist's feelings of inferiority run so deep that he cannot tolerate any classification of some things as successful or superior and other things as failed or inferior. This also underlies the rejection by many leftists of the concept of mental illness and of the utility of IQ tests.  - T.K
sixty_something
Pops
Fibsboard Executive VIP Donor 2013
Fibsboarder ++
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 909


facts? mere enemies of truth


WWW
« Reply #32 on: November 24, 2008, 08:15:15 AM »

The only good thing RBNG provides you is the saved games number of the inviter.

"Good grief", as Charlie Brown would say .. PersianLord, that is way too simplistic a statement and repeating connell's rant is worthless .. while saved games is the most valueable metric in the ReoBotNG ASK command, it is by far NOT the "only good thing"

when the Rep points total is over 100K it becomes almost meaningless for comparison purposes which we all tend to do, obsessed as many of us are about our precious Rating .. i tend to clump all players into the same basket whether they have 100,001 or 1,100,001 Rep points .. however, a negative Rep is a good warning to look further or be cautious with a player you don't know .. i also know several players with bad Reps, i.e. negative points, that are really good people, but said or did something that offended a few too many people .. in almost all cases, i've seen folks like that turn around and become good FIBS citizens, as apparently connell has done under a different nick .. thus, RepBot performs an important self-policing function in our little community

further, a good reputation is really not that hard to obtain .. almost anyone can accumulate a Rep of 50K+ with little effort and responsible play .. as you probably know, when a vouch is issued the Exp of the voucher is used to assign Rep points up to 10,000 per vouch .. thus, playing and being vouched by as few as 5 players with 10K+ Exp can yield a good reputation rather quickly for any newbie, but that does not discount its value

so, Rep, like Exp, Rating, and saved games, is just another metric for evaluating players you don't know and might want to invite to play or may be inviting you

RepBot was abused in the past, but as socksey noted that abuse has recently been prevented with updates and improvements, thanks to inim

additionally, RepBotNG offers several other commands that can be very useful:
  • List - provides a detailed list of vouches and complaints
  • Alert - tells you when a player with whom you have a saved game logs in
  • Friends - compares your vouchers and complaints issued with those received by another player

open the RepBotNG chat window and type HELP for other commands and syntax .. it ain't perfect, but it is a good tool when used responsibly and consistently
« Last Edit: November 24, 2008, 08:31:07 AM by sixty_something » Logged

A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation. -- Unknown
e-mail me
socksey
Global Moderator
Expert
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 2,670



« Reply #33 on: November 24, 2008, 03:35:46 PM »

Noting that the new system is not perfect and leaves a loophole for bad players, yesterday, I tried to get a dropped player to resume a saved match but he would not.  He kept trying to get me to start a new match at the same 5 ptr.  I had been slightly ahead in the saved match.  Since I did not complain immediately on the dropped player, and giving him the benefit of the doubt, the 24 hours had elapsed, thereby preventing me from complaining on this player.  Now, I'd have to play him a new match in order to register my complaint.  So, now, it will be my policy to complain on any dropped match, and then remove the complaint later if the match is resumed and completed.   unhappy

socksey



When I got home last night, my wife demanded that I take her out to some place expensive.......... So I took her to a gas station!!!!!!! - Ray the Janitor
Logged
PersianLord
Genes, memes and nothing else
Fibsboarder ++
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 582


A brave arm makes a short sword long.


« Reply #34 on: November 24, 2008, 04:22:54 PM »

"Good grief", as Charlie Brown would say .. PersianLord, that is way too simplistic a statement and repeating connell's rant is worthless .. while saved games is the most valueable metric in the ReoBotNG ASK command, it is by far NOT the "only good thing"

when the Rep points total is over 100K it becomes almost meaningless for comparison purposes which we all tend to do, obsessed as many of us are about our precious Rating .. i tend to clump all players into the same basket whether they have 100,001 or 1,100,001 Rep points .. however, a negative Rep is a good warning to look further or be cautious with a player you don't know .. i also know several players with bad Reps, i.e. negative points, that are really good people, but said or did something that offended a few too many people .. in almost all cases, i've seen folks like that turn around and become good FIBS citizens, as apparently connell has done under a different nick .. thus, RepBot performs an important self-policing function in our little community

further, a good reputation is really not that hard to obtain .. almost anyone can accumulate a Rep of 50K+ with little effort and responsible play .. as you probably know, when a vouch is issued the Exp of the voucher is used to assign Rep points up to 10,000 per vouch .. thus, playing and being vouched by as few as 5 players with 10K+ Exp can yield a good reputation rather quickly for any newbie, but that does not discount its value

so, Rep, like Exp, Rating, and saved games, is just another metric for evaluating players you don't know and might want to invite to play or may be inviting you

RepBot was abused in the past, but as socksey noted that abuse has recently been prevented with updates and improvements, thanks to inim

additionally, RepBotNG offers several other commands that can be very useful:
  • List - provides a detailed list of vouches and complaints
  • Alert - tells you when a player with whom you have a saved game logs in
  • Friends - compares your vouchers and complaints issued with those received by another player

open the RepBotNG chat window and type HELP for other commands and syntax .. it ain't perfect, but it is a good tool when used responsibly and consistently

That's your opinion.

In my opinion, when a player has over 1K experience and the number of his saved games is below 5, you can be sure that he's not at least a dropper, regardless of what's his reputation.

And no, there are still ways to abuse the system. For instance, if a high rep player is about to lose and then drops & make a complaint about the poor low rep newbie, the reputation of the dropped newbie becomes badly negative, while the reputaion of the high rep dropper remains almost intact, especially if the newbie is not yet familiar with RBNG's functions and fails to make a comlaint in the 24-hours deadline. Thus, a smart dropper might well follow this strategy: getting high exp players to play, play nicely and politely and then getting a vouch and after reaching enough exp/rep, going to drop the newbies when about to lose. And note that how difficult will this make the situation for those miserable newbies whose reps have become sub-zero, even though they were NOT the guilty ones.

Another deficiency is that an abuser might make a comlaint about you, with no chance of reprecussion for you. For instance, after the match, he can wait until about 23 hours and then go for compaining about you and since there is a time limit to register vouches/complaints you can't have revenge.

All in all, as I said, the number of saved games is the most important factor to decided whether a certain fibsroid is a dropper or not. And again, this is MY opinion.

Regards
Logged

The leftist's feelings of inferiority run so deep that he cannot tolerate any classification of some things as successful or superior and other things as failed or inferior. This also underlies the rejection by many leftists of the concept of mental illness and of the utility of IQ tests.  - T.K
lewscannon
Fibsboarder plus
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 312



« Reply #35 on: November 24, 2008, 06:42:42 PM »

. Thus, a smart dropper might well follow this strategy: getting high exp players to play, play nicely and politely and then getting a vouch and after reaching enough exp/rep, going to drop the newbies when about to lose.

That seems like a lot of work to me. If you're going to play nicely against good players, why not just keep playing them? And why waste your time playing poor players? It's like shooting fish in a barrel. (not that I won't accept invites from low-rated players for short matches; I don't invite them myself)
Logged
PersianLord
Genes, memes and nothing else
Fibsboarder ++
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 582


A brave arm makes a short sword long.


« Reply #36 on: November 24, 2008, 07:18:30 PM »

Thus, a smart dropper might well follow this strategy: getting high exp players to play, play nicely and politely and then getting a vouch and after reaching enough exp/rep, going to drop the newbies when about to lose.

That seems like a lot of work to me. If you're going to play nicely against good players, why not just keep playing them? And why waste your time playing poor players? It's like shooting fish in a barrel. (not that I won't accept invites from low-rated players for short matches; I don't invite them myself)

Because you want to build a good rep first so that if you go bottom-feeding and it requires you to drop a newbie from time to time, most of people would blame the newbie for dropping, judging by the comparing of reputaions.
Logged

The leftist's feelings of inferiority run so deep that he cannot tolerate any classification of some things as successful or superior and other things as failed or inferior. This also underlies the rejection by many leftists of the concept of mental illness and of the utility of IQ tests.  - T.K
inim
This space is available for rent by advertisers.
Moderator
Fibsboarder plus
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 232


This space is available for rent by advertisers


« Reply #37 on: November 29, 2008, 08:14:26 AM »

Just read this interesting chit-chat, a few notes:

@Connell: You seem to confuse the messenger and the message. Repbot has no opinion, it merely collects human opinions about you. If you are the same "nice guy" in matches as you are in this forum, better avoid playing me -- chanches are good your rep would get worse. The other issue is that there is no player "connell" on fibs, all we have is your claims, which can in no way be backed with a real repbot lookup. Thus what you do is little more than public whining, there is no substance.

@PersianLord: Yes, I consider the # of saved games the more important metric than repbot's score as well. I would say most here do. I check the saved games first, and if in doubt i consult the repbot score. But different players have different strategies, and repbot is a neutral bookkeeper only. I actually told e.g. some tourney directors here who put high entry barriers for trourneys (40K rep required and stuff) that this is too high. But that's only my opinion, beside maintaining repbot's code I am just a normal user myself too.

@socksey: The active notification on incoming complaints and vouches is #1 in my TODO for a while now, I will sit down a few hours and hack the code finally. You (and many others who pointed that issue out) are right, it is a missing fundamental feature.
Logged

This space is available for rent by advertisers. Call 0900-INIMITE today, and see your sales skyrocketing in no time! New customers receive free Vl@9rå and a penis enlargement set as a bonus! We support banners, flash banners, and scrollers. Discrete handling by our HQ on the Dutch Antilles.
spielberg
Fibsboard Executive VIP Donor 09/10
Fibsboarder plus
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 382



« Reply #38 on: November 29, 2008, 11:27:18 AM »

Ave ingo,


Here's my prediction for your hack. IF EXIST (vouch/complaint) ON "Player 1" from "Player 2" THEN ALLOW (vouch/complaint) ON "Player 2" from "Player 1". Should be easy! (Tell me I at least got the logic right.)


Thanks for your considerable work all over - tho' I'm told you live to code.




Steve
Logged
Pages: 1 2 [All]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  


Please Donate just a wee amount by clicking here or we will have to stick more bloody small ads here again...thx :) Fresh Air
Terms & Conditions | Privacy policy | Accessability

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Sitemap Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 3.746 seconds with 34 queries. (Pretty URLs adds 0.065s, 3q)
TinyPortal © 2005-2012