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    So where did rep power go?



    Hi all,
    At the start of the year, I asked where the rep power "button" went?

    Now it seems to have been removed, is "Rep power" a thing of the past?

    If it is R.I.P Rep power, I quite liked it (sad as I may be)
    Regards,
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    Re: So where did rep power go?

    Hi djbe

    Only noticed when I got infractionated and looked for my rep points to bail me out, they were gone !

    Was expecting to loose some points but gained some instead and a few of the lads were quite jealous
    So maybe now its who can get the most infraction points

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    Re: So where did rep power go?

    When the site was upgraded to 'keep up with technology' (new server etc), lots of complaints were made about the loading speed of the forum, so, to try and isolate why the new site was having slow loading problems (for some members), and to speed up the site, the Boss has disabled certain functions - one of which is the Rep Points. You will also notice that the Members button is no longer showing or the background fridge bloke.

    Maybe at some time in the near future the functions will re-appear, but, that's a decision for the Boss.
    I'm back on the Pale

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    Re: So where did rep power go?

    Hi, Frank, not shooting the messenger, but yeah, this is still the slowest loading website on the internet, and last time rep or other features were brought up, it was all removed to stop spammers etc apparently, (ironic since the blogs are enabled and full of spammers don't you think?)
    I had to use a 3G USB mobile modem today when my main ADSL connection went down. Refrig engineer was the only site that I couldn't visit because its so damn slow it timed out. Even now with my ADSL2 connection restored, took ages to load this page to reply here.
    I've been on the net for a long long time, and I appreciate this site, so I'm used to waiting and don't really complain just because this site is a little slow. But it's laughable to have someone say features are disabled due to anti spamming measures, and then others say the same things have been removed to make this site load faster.
    It's still very slow, so nothing gained speed wise and sacrificing features for speed seems to be a waste, and to hear from others it's for anti spam, well someone has got the story wrong...

    edit: For the record, yes this is still the slowest loading site I frequent, regardless of measures taken. But meh, I'm used to it, all servers are limited and restrict bandwidth. My ADSL2+ is faster than most want to send. But really, the server here is taking the piss with how slow it is.
    Last edited by paul_h; 28-10-2011 at 02:19 PM.

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    Re: So where did rep power go?

    Paul

    The features added or taken away are entirely done by Webram - the Mods do not have any input.

    Can't say that I find the site slow though, either at work or at home - ADSL at work and Cable (fibre optic) at home. On the iPhone, even with 3G, well, that's another matter
    I'm back on the Pale

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    Re: So where did rep power go?

    ADSL at work and Cable (fibre optic) at home. On the iPhone, even with 3G, well, that's another matter
    You are so well connected. Although I hope that neural interfacing network access isn't to close.....fo your sake!!!!

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    Re: So where did rep power go?

    Quote Originally Posted by frank View Post
    Paul

    The features added or taken away are entirely done by Webram - the Mods do not have any input.

    Can't say that I find the site slow though, either at work or at home - ADSL at work and Cable (fibre optic) at home. On the iPhone, even with 3G, well, that's another matter
    Not saying the mods run the forum at all, just refering to the last time I heard about rep being disabled after the forum upgrade http://www.refrigeration-engineer.co...0643-Rep-Power

    But it's always been slow for me, but not really complaining about that. Maybe the hosting service offers poor speeds to overseas people? In that case removing functionality to improve speeds is a slap in the face, still slow, but now with less features.
    Last edited by paul_h; 28-10-2011 at 03:17 PM.

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    Re: So where did rep power go?

    hi paul must be yr computer or yr broad band have just got a new laptop beats my old steam driven one into ground loads this page real quick or perhaps i am just special lol
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    Re: So where did rep power go?

    Hey Paul, some days (on this side of Aus) this site does not respond at all, and other times is quite fast. Can't work it out myself.
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    Re: So where did rep power go?

    Quote Originally Posted by frank View Post
    When the site was upgraded to 'keep up with technology' (new server etc), lots of complaints were made about the loading speed of the forum, so, to try and isolate why the new site was having slow loading problems (for some members), and to speed up the site, the Boss has disabled certain functions - one of which is the Rep Points. You will also notice that the Members button is no longer showing or the background fridge bloke.

    Maybe at some time in the near future the functions will re-appear, but, that's a decision for the Boss.
    Thanks Frank, my curiosity is satisfied.

    Now, pleeeze Mr Boss man, can we have Rep power back?

    Regards,
    djbe.

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    Re: So where did rep power go?

    int the freq asked questions-quote- maybe this needs removing if we dont have brownie points!!haha
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    Re: So where did rep power go?

    Well now I know that, I have just rated this thread as excellent

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    Re: So where did rep power go?

    Careful what you ask for as Webram might put in negative points if you give stupid answers, some of us might be in a deep hole.....

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    Re: So where did rep power go?

    mike-givint that i cannot give u rep power or even rate this post ive gone 1 better and reported it haha!!

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    Re: So where did rep power go?

    Ohh, go to sleep dude. It's past your bedtime

    I still can't figure out facebook, bloody H.....

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    Re: So where did rep power go?

    OK, OK but if its gets bad again, I am switching it off
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