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  1. 07 Jan '06 23:18
    What is this "Total recs" thing next to people's names on this forum? Total records of what?
  2. Standard member rhb
    Ginger Scum
    07 Jan '06 23:20
    Originally posted by exigentsky
    What is this "Total recs" thing next to people's names on this forum? Total records of what?
    If a subscriber likes your post they can 'recommend' it. Each rec goes onto your 'Total Recs' count.

    It becomes a popularity contest for some though.
  3. Standard member Grandmouster
    ChessObsessed
    07 Jan '06 23:25
    Originally posted by rhb
    If a subscriber likes your post they can 'recommend' it. Each rec goes onto your 'Total Recs' count.

    It becomes a popularity contest for some though.
    how do you search your post that was rec'ed?
  4. 07 Jan '06 23:28
    Oh lol, I thought "recs" meant "records". OK! I understand now.
  5. Standard member rhb
    Ginger Scum
    07 Jan '06 23:42 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Grandmouster
    how do you search your post that was rec'ed?
    you can't directly, you can browse your posts via your profile page, and see which were rec'd in there.

    Anymore rec related questions should be posted to the 'help' forum methinks.
  6. Standard member UmbrageOfSnow
    All Bark, No Bite
    08 Jan '06 06:13 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by rhb
    If a subscriber likes your post they can 'recommend' it. Each rec goes onto your 'Total Recs' count.

    It becomes a popularity contest for some though.
    Of course the ones who think of it as a contest and come up with "clever" schemes to increase their recs tend to be the ones who piss off everyone else and still don't manage to get as many recs as those who don't give a crap.

    To exigentsky: Be smart and just ignore that count, people will like you more, and might even respect you eventually. No one respects rec-whores.
  7. 08 Jan '06 06:51
    Don't worry, I don't like to kiss @ss. If I make a good post and others like it, fine. If not, I won't go out of my way to please someone so I can get recs.
  8. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Gonzalo de Córdoba
    08 Jan '06 07:02
    REC ME IF YOU LIKE BEER
  9. 08 Jan '06 08:40 / 1 edit
    Easy way to get recs is to go in the spirituality forum and post;

    "Praise be the Lord".
    or
    "All religions suck".

    Another strategy is to post something defamatary in the General forum, preferably against someone like bowmann; the reason why is not clear but could be because he points out dunderheads spelling and grammar mistakes. A trait that many of the same dunderheads try to imitate.
  10. Standard member Natural Science
    blunderer of pawns
    08 Jan '06 09:30
    Originally posted by Dr Strangelove
    Easy way to get recs is to go in the spirituality forum and post;

    "Praise be the Lord".
    or
    "All religions suck".

    Another strategy is to post something defamatary in the General forum, preferably against someone like bowmann; the reason why is not clear but could be because he points out dunderheads spelling and grammar mistakes. A trait that many of the same dunderheads try to imitate.
    That should be, "...he points out dunderheads' spelling and grammar mistakes." And you're welcome.
  11. 08 Jan '06 09:57 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Dr Strangelove
    Easy way to get recs is to go in the spirituality forum and post;

    "Praise be the Lord".
    or
    "All religions suck".

    Another strategy is to post something defamatary in the General forum, preferably against someone like bowmann; the reason why is not clear but could be because he points out dunderheads spelling and grammar mistakes. A trait that many of the same dunderheads try to imitate.
    Yes, that is annoying. You write a perfectly reasonable essay-like post on a given subject, and people won't even take the time to read it. Then you write something completely meaningless. A short-liner with no meaning what so ever. And you get your recs. What's the point?

    I say, remove the recs system, 'cause in no way will the number of recs indicate anything about you or your ability to articulate your thoughts.
  12. 08 Jan '06 12:06
    Originally posted by Natural Science
    That should be, "...he points out dunderheads' spelling and grammar mistakes." And you're welcome.
    Cor blimey, plonker. Oh god you've got me at it now.