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[Off-topic] If you see a member of higher ranks, do you instantly have more respect?

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6th February 2013, 04:43 PM   |  #11  
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I will say, I never look at the 'Thanks Meter'. If you need a signature with 'If I've helped, click thanks' then you're just out for the numbers...
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6th February 2013, 04:54 PM   |  #12  
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Re: [Off-topic] If you see a member of higher ranks, do you instantly have more respe
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Originally Posted by EddyOS

I will say, I never look at the 'Thanks Meter'. If you need a signature with 'If I've helped, click thanks' then you're just out for the numbers...

Hahahah, that's so true.

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6th February 2013, 05:09 PM   |  #13  
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Re: [Off-topic] If you see a member of higher ranks, do you instantly have more respe
I mostly always use xda app so ranks/posts/thanks aren't readily visible, but even when they are known I simply respect those that are respectful. On my last phones forum I lost quite a bit of respect for some of the devs actually just for their portrayed superior attitudes. If you don't like someone coming in and asking a repeat question (which I do understand can be frustrating) just ignore them, all the flaming just intensifies the problem.

I also agree about signatures asking for thanks, while I enjoy seeing my thanks meter go up it doesn't actually mean anything in the grand scheme of things. And while I'll still give a thanks if I appreciate the post, I'm less inclined too when the person asks for it.

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6th February 2013, 06:00 PM   |  #14  
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Hell no thanks don't matter. Anyone who's ever been to OT knows that the number of thanks a member has doesn't have anything to do with how knowledgeable they are.

As far as a contributor or dev, I don't judge somebody by the color of their name, I'm not a namecist.

Anyways the majority of posts and questions are more user related, so they do not require someone with vast knowledge of coding/themeing/etc. Anyone can answer a thread like HLP BATTRY FUUUU!, not just a "higher ranked user".
6th February 2013, 06:11 PM   |  #15  
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Having all of the requirements and becoming recognized should grant that user immediate respect. Devs too.

Users with hella post and thanks have probably seen a thing or two so they get respect but you gotta watch some of em lol
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6th February 2013, 10:05 PM   |  #16  
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I wouldn't "instantly" respect anyone. Respect isn't something that should be just given away, people who actually deserve it get it.
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6th February 2013, 11:29 PM   |  #17  
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Re: [Off-topic] If you see a member of higher ranks, do you instantly have more respe
Well yeah I guess. Only higher than me is RD, RC and Moderator. Senior Member status is earned by such a small amount of posts that I think it should be raised to 1,000 posts. It should be something that takes longer to achieve.
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Re: [Off-topic] If you see a member of higher ranks, do you instantly have more respe
Thanks for all of your responses guys!

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7th February 2013, 12:57 AM   |  #19  
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i look at EVERYTHING. sig, info in the sig, posts, thanks(meaning what you were thanked for), join date and then i'll also look at past posts ... ESPECIALLY if the person is trolling. even if it wasnt intentional trolling.

there are some people tho that have 10k posts because all they post is "SEARCH" ten times or bump their friends threads all the time. and then thats why they have 100k thanks. that person i will flame til deaths end and its because they are the people that are detrimental to this community. I admit my stats arent the greatest here but mostly because i have been using forums for the past ten years and have decided I have better things in my life to pick on people that are on the internet. I am here to help people out.

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7th February 2013, 12:03 PM   |  #20  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MBQsniper

It seems like the higher ranks get more respect

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I don't necessarily automatically respect them, I just use the title and post count as a quick gauge of whether I should trust their opinion. That being said, I've seen a lot of people (like ben.nesheim said) that pad their post count with useless crap. There are a lot of people here that I know have high post counts that I don't trust on anything, and dread seeing their name in a thread. Then there are others that only have hundreds of posts (sometimes less) that are the most helpful and knowledgable people you'll find, they just don't post drivel. I think the title and post count are great quick indicators, but nothing more. Once you get into recognized developer or contributor territory, I give them a little more credit right off, but to me the respect still has to be earned.

And like EddyOS said, the signature tells you a LOT about a person. I make it a point not to hit the thanks button if your signature asks for it. We all know why its there, you don't need to remind me.

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