View Full Version : Reputation display

01-21-2010, 04:08 PM
I have added reputation number display...I made a command decision and made it so its not exactly visible at first glance. I may change my mind, but for now, i fyou hover over your reputation bar, your actual reputation will appear in the tooltip that pops up. Let me know if you prefer it a different way, and with enough votes I'll change it.

01-21-2010, 05:04 PM
I'm reserving judgement for now. I'd say keep it the way you have it for awhile and don't worry about it unless it proves annoying in the longer run.

That also saves your time for other things like the award icons...

01-21-2010, 06:13 PM
I like it how you have it now. It looks neater without the extra figure clogging up the style of the forum but the information is still available should you wish it. Very nice.

01-21-2010, 06:31 PM
Works for me! Don't need to change it, its just nice to be able to see it - hover works fine.


Steel General
01-21-2010, 06:46 PM
I like it the way you currently have it.

01-21-2010, 06:54 PM
I was hoping you guys would like it better this way, I'm a big fan of less clutter. Yay!

01-21-2010, 06:59 PM
I'm not a big fan of clutter myself, but I liked the old way, and I didn't think it looked cluttered at all. So I voted the old way.

01-21-2010, 08:30 PM
At heart, I'm a narcissist, even on other people's behalf. I voted the 2nd option.

01-21-2010, 10:09 PM
Tooltips don't show up too reliably for me with the tablet, so I like options 2 or 3. Less clutter is good, but inaccessible not so much :(

01-21-2010, 10:29 PM
I voted for the old way and here's why: the current way is nice and uncluttered, true, but with the rep counter clearly displayed and a number nearby with a label noting that this is in fact the user's "reputation" score you're more likely to have new users get curious enough to go looking to learn about the system and start using it. It was a bit of a mystery to me when I joined but I figured it out quickly thanks to the explicit way it was noted and went looking for the FAQ. There are so many icons on the Web that I'm becoming somewhat inured to them - twitter, stumble, bumble, fiddle, giggle, et. al. are all over every tidbit of info on the Internetz and I just don't have the time or inclination to go finding out what they are all about. Maybe I'm becoming a fogey though...darned kids.

01-21-2010, 11:25 PM
I voted for 2 but 3 is fine with me...I'm an old fogey as well. Gotta go yell at some kids on my lawn now :)

01-22-2010, 08:21 AM
mearrin69 brings up a VERY valid point...enough to actually make me reconsiders...but I'll keep hearing opinions.

01-22-2010, 01:06 PM
Is it possible to set the formatting of the Reputation number's text separately from that of the rest of the site? If so, it may be worth trying to see if you can find some sort of formatting and colour scheme that will complement the green bars of rep. That way, you could put the number after the rep in parentheses (as per option 2, which was my vote, anyway). This would make it easily accessible and potentially intriguing to the new members and make the rep more visible to existing members (which could provide a more forward sense of recognition and healthy competition). Formatting the text in a way complementary to the bars would cut down on clutter, though, as they would mesh well with the bars and could be viewed as a single unit made of two separate entities.