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The term clearly doesn't jibe with “being nice”: Here are the relevant parts of the Be Nice policyBe Nice policy:

The term clearly doesn't jibe with “being nice”: Here are the relevant parts of the Be Nice policy:

The term clearly doesn't jibe with “being nice”: Here are the relevant parts of the Be Nice policy:

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It’s time to retire the term “rep-whore”: an expansion of the “be nice” policy

In conclusion… Let’s keep talking about rep, and unintended consequences. To be honest, we want people to care about it, but not too much, and not as an end unto itself. Rep is supposed to be motivating, largely as a feedback loop. It's designed to confirm that you’re achieving what you all really came here to do: share your experiences in way that generates a resource that will actually make a difference. That little green "+10" is a proxy for someone saying, "That"that was usefuluseful". Your effort here mattered." So it’s okay to like getting it. I do. But it’s also okay - in fact it’s important - to call out places where it may be over-incentivizing things we don’t want. Let's just do it without using terms that’ll make Julia Roberts sad:

It’s time to retire the term “rep-whore”: an expansion of the “be nice” policy

In conclusion… Let’s keep talking about rep, and unintended consequences. To be honest, we want people to care about it, but not too much, and not as an end unto itself. Rep is supposed to be motivating, largely as a feedback loop. It's designed to confirm that you’re achieving what you all really came here to do: share your experiences in way that generates a resource that will actually make a difference. That little green "+10" is a proxy for someone saying, "That was useful. Your effort here mattered." So it’s okay to like getting it. I do. But it’s also okay - in fact it’s important - to call out places where it may be over-incentivizing things we don’t want. Let's just do it without using terms that’ll make Julia Roberts sad:

It’s time to retire the term “rep-whore”

In conclusion… Let’s keep talking about rep, and unintended consequences. To be honest, we want people to care about it, but not too much, and not as an end unto itself. Rep is supposed to be motivating, largely as a feedback loop. It's designed to confirm that you’re achieving what you all really came here to do: share your experiences in way that generates a resource that will actually make a difference. That little green "+10" is a proxy for someone saying, "that was useful". Your effort here mattered. So it’s okay to like getting it. I do. But it’s also okay - in fact it’s important - to call out places where it may be over-incentivizing things we don’t want. Let's just do it without using terms that’ll make Julia Roberts sad:

5 Be explicit in title about change of policy to remove ambiguity about what's changing
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It’s time to retire the term “rep-whore”: an expansion of the “be nice” policy

4 Both sentences should be in quote — both are in the message communicated by the upvoter
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3 grammar
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2 always gotta close your strings, man. compiler will break otherwise
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