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    Can't add rep point with an empty "reason" field

    Since when the system requires the "reason" field to be non-empty when giving reputation points?

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    Re: Can't add rep point with an empty "reason" field

    Maybe when the upgrade was done a few months ago and the version of vBuelltin changed.

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    Re: Can't add rep point with an empty "reason" field

    Just put a smilie or "thanks". Next time I'm in the option settings I'll take a look to see if this is a setting that can be adjusted.
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    Re: Can't add rep point with an empty "reason" field

    Well, yeah - I've done something like that - but it is something of an annoyance. Just wanted to let you know. Thanks.

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    Re: Can't add rep point with an empty "reason" field

    One of my pet peeves has always been getting reputation without any 'wording'. This always gets me thinking : Was I truly helpful? Or, did the person just feel, ah well you tried... Or, Are you crazy?

    So I personally feel that a decent description should be entered in that field - then everyone will truly know when they have been helpful or not, or just getting reputation just for the sake of it.

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    Re: Can't add rep point with an empty "reason" field

    @HanneSThEGreaT: Well, in my case, I gave reputation to someone who was helping another person, and made a comment I agree with. So, I suppose there wouldn't have been to much confusion there.

    I don't think you should give a lack of description such attention - to me, what has been said on the thread itself is more important. If the OP failed to express that further clarification, or further discussion on the subject could be beneficial - well, then that is the OP's problem. Yeah, you try to be as helpful as possible - but communication is a two way street. You can't be expected to read people's minds - just assume the descriptionless rep point was deserved and move on. IMO, there's no real (or good enough) reason to reflect about it too much.

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