Hurricane From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1440 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1028 times:
I've searched and searched the forums for an answer to my question, but I can't find one! What is the advantage of being respected by someone? What is the difference between being respected and not being respected by someone? I guess what I'm trying to ask is- what do you get out of being respected by someone?
Thx for the future imput-Hurricane
B737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 942 times:
true, there's many users that are just popular with others.
See, there're quite some folks around here that are being respected by like 40 people. You don't believe that is for their aviation knowledge, do you ?
747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2742 posts, RR: 17 Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 906 times:
Well... it's one of those things which I very much am in favor of. It hasn't got any strategic use in terms of doing something for your profile, but then again neither does the rest of that stuff. It tells you more than it tells you. It's sort of neat to open up somebody's profile and see them respected by like 70 people, it kinda makes you think that perhaps there's something to respect about them. THere's no real reason to use it, but it's a fun little trinket anyway.
"Mental health is reality at all cost." -- M. Scott Peck, 'The Road Less Traveled'
KaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1585 posts, RR: 7 Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 868 times:
i say lets get a section for disrespected users! that should make it more real to life for being a social thing right? I mean the respected user stuff seems to be like the good old days of high school when everyone cares what others think! and part of that is having the people that like you and dont like you! i dunno just an independant thought of the day
Sonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1670 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 854 times:
No, KaiTakFan, this would be bad. People would disrespect users because of their opinion, like American patriots would disrespect american haters, Boeing lovers would disrespect Airbus lovers (and vice-versa), some small guys would disrespect other users just for fun and some grown-up users would disrespect minors because of their age.
I think respects/posts ratio shows how respected you are (and I maybe have he worst one... )
Aloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 835 times:
For those of us with alot of respected users (I have 65), it gives us something of a self esteem boost. Knowing that forum members like us for our opinions and posts makes you feel good, makes it seem like your time spent here is actually worth it.
It's very similar to a hig school concept. You feel great if you have lots and lots of friends.
However it can be a negative thing too, for example if you are a user with alot of posts and have been here a long time, but you are generally not respected by many people, perhaps you will feel like your posts are not worth much, and chances are if this is the case, they arent.
That is unless you do not post very often, in which case your lack of respected users is because you are not generally well know,
So basically its nothing more than a social thing, the more respected users (read: FRIENDS) you have, the better.
ILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 800 times:
I have 35 respected users and got 1 more today. Anyway, I found a trend. Late at night when like 3 people are on this board, it is very easy to make friends. I got 4 respected users about a month ago all in a 10 minute span at about 2 AM. It was fun.
Cx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6341 posts, RR: 56 Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 695 times:
What's the point in being respected in life? I don't get money for it.
It's the same as being respected here. It's just nice to know that some people approve of you and actually appreciate you, either for your posts, or just as a friend. There are no rewards for it, but it's nice to know that's all.
Airsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 38 Reply 19, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 664 times:
It´s a little feedback - it tells you whether people think your posts are crap or not.
On the other hand, there´s a problem: there are lots of users here who are respected only because of a certain political one-sidedness. I mean, if you´re quite extreme in your political views (either way), you get lots of like-minded people respecting you.