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librarian50
08-13-2011, 01:34 PM
From kittiekings:

I thought I was doing well with my 100 HITS ($50) in one month. Wow, how long does it take to get into the 1,000's or tens of thousands of HITs area? Very, very impressive. My questions is, where do I go to get info on how to earn Turk "stars"? Thanks for your help. I also am hooked on MTurking. Funny though, many people I've talked to about Amazon.MTurk have never heard of this site. Their loss!

librarian50
08-13-2011, 01:35 PM
From iambrendalee:

Do you mean those stars to the left here? The more you post, the more stars you get.

HITforbrains
11-12-2011, 02:01 PM
spamgirl -- What does the star symbol to the LEFT of the triangle do?

It says "Add to this user's reputation"...

What does that mean?

spamgirl
11-12-2011, 08:31 PM
nothing much really... your reputation are the blue stars under your user title. If you like what someone wrote you can give them some "reputation", but it doesn't give any perks or anything.

MiciaLicia
11-12-2011, 08:34 PM
Do the number of thanks you've received contribute to that at all?

taintturk
11-12-2011, 08:36 PM
You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to HITforbrains again

lanalana
11-13-2011, 01:59 PM
In the FAQ it says there's a way to hide your reputation but I've never been able to figure it out. Can we do that? Hide our reputation? I really don't like to feel that I'm in some kind of competition where nyah nyah nyah nyah nyah I have more stars than someone else.


Do the number of thanks you've received contribute to that at all? That's what I was wondering, too, MiciaLicia.

spamgirl
11-14-2011, 03:24 PM
Do the number of thanks you've received contribute to that at all?

Yep, they do.

---------- Post added at 02:24 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:23 PM ----------


In the FAQ it says there's a way to hide your reputation but I've never been able to figure it out. Can we do that? Hide our reputation? I really don't like to feel that I'm in some kind of competition where nyah nyah nyah nyah nyah I have more stars than someone else.

http://turkernation.com/profile.php?do=editoptions

Choose Hide Reputation.

zerdafennecus
01-12-2012, 03:22 PM
So It's minor but I had reached turking zen on the old board but on this one I sit stagnant at one star saying I will be famous soon. Is it tied to "thanks"? Because I get thanked all the time but people just say it and not hit the button. This is tarnishing my zen blissful state. I am helpful damn it. :P

Stlrfn - closed
01-12-2012, 03:28 PM
You sure are helpful Zerd! We still love you and your Turking Zen!!!!!! :wub:

spamgirl
01-12-2012, 03:30 PM
So It's minor but I had reached turking zen on the old board but on this one I sit stagnant at one star saying I will be famous soon. Is it tied to "thanks"? Because I get thanked all the time but people just say it and not hit the button. This is tarnishing my zen blissful state. I am helpful damn it. :P

Tell the bastards to thank you with a click - it's easier and takes up less space on the forum :)

Mindylane
01-12-2012, 03:31 PM
Star star star

bid
01-12-2012, 03:32 PM
You are already famous for being helpful as far as I am concerned, zerda'.

zerdafennecus
01-12-2012, 03:39 PM
Thanks. At least it's confirmed that's the issue. I'm glad to be off the distinguished road though. That darn road was full of potholes and I kept stubbing my toes on rocks.

kblover
01-12-2012, 03:55 PM
Ah, so that's what it is - the # thanks.

Was wondering. I just popped up to 2 stars and was like "what is it?"

zerdafennecus
01-12-2012, 04:03 PM
Yea! I got two stars now. I'm not a nobody any more, but I'm still not famous.

sleepstar - Closed
01-12-2012, 04:05 PM
actually ya'll need to be adding to their reputation. click the sheriffs badge

zerdafennecus
01-12-2012, 04:16 PM
actually ya'll need to be adding to their reputation. click the sheriffs badge

Oh I never even noticed that little thing. I thought it was tied to thanks. So I'm just not popular. Well, that makes sense. I never have been, ha.

---------- Post added at 12:16 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:15 PM ----------

Oops no I think they both count. I tried clicking the badge after thanks and said I can't give repuation to the same post twice.

wbr
01-12-2012, 05:15 PM
I just got my second star this week too.

Come hang out in the survey threads, we are a bunch of self-congratulating back patters over there.
:)

kblover
01-12-2012, 05:16 PM
actually ya'll need to be adding to their reputation. click the sheriffs badge

I wondered about that too - I remember seeing somewhere "latest reputation received" on my profile and have been wracking my brain trying to remember where.

spamgirl
01-13-2012, 01:29 PM
Thanks give reputation. The stars represent how much reputation you have. Zerd, you have 142 - 150 is the next level.

clark - Closed
01-13-2012, 01:57 PM
Oh I never even noticed that little thing. I thought it was tied to thanks. So I'm just not popular. Well, that makes sense. I never have been, ha.


What the stars really mean is that a person hangs around the Survey thread too much. They should be doing real work.

zerdafennecus
01-13-2012, 03:24 PM
Thanks 142 doesn't sound so bad and not that far to the next.

Hmm, that's the second time the survey thread has been mention. I don't do surveys so have been ignoring it.

MiciaLicia
01-13-2012, 03:38 PM
Hmm, that's the second time the survey thread has been mention. I don't do surveys so have been ignoring it.

That's because it's the gospel truth :giggle: A more thank-happy bunch was never seen.

If anyone deserves thanks, it's you, Zerd. You're always taking the time to explain the ins and outs to newbies and regulars alike- especially with tax questions and suspensions and other FAQs. :alltens: You're awesome! :cool_f:

tigger
01-13-2012, 03:57 PM
Zerd, you have 142 - 150 is the next level.

Where can I see how many stars/thanks etc I have? *confused*

MiciaLicia
01-13-2012, 04:15 PM
<-------- Right under your name and the word "Member." It's not shown on Tapatalk if you use that app to access the forum, though.

tigger
01-13-2012, 04:32 PM
Thank you Micia, I can see I have 1 star there, but spam was talking about someone having 142 stars (??). That's why my confusion.

MiciaLicia
01-13-2012, 04:38 PM
Oh yeah, that's the number of times you've been thanked. To see that, go to User CP/My Profile/About Me and you can see the stats of when you have thanked someone and when you have been thanked. :)

tigger
01-13-2012, 04:53 PM
Aaah! Thank you. Now I see it. Good, I have 59 thanks :)

zerdafennecus
01-13-2012, 06:58 PM
Hmm found it, cool. Mine says thanked 114 times. The others must have been the stars then.

fashi0n - banned
01-13-2012, 07:08 PM
what is so special about being famous?

valley10
01-13-2012, 08:03 PM
fashi0n, place your mouse cursor over the star under your name. You'll see a pop-up that says "fashi0n is on a distinguished road." Others have sayings like "on my way to being famous." It all has to do with how many times others have thanked you or given you reputation points. Does that help?

ararar
01-13-2012, 08:06 PM
I still don't understand the difference between thanks and reputation points.

zerdafennecus
01-13-2012, 08:20 PM
Thanks are one type of reputation where as the badge thing is just reputation. I think they all add up the same but I'm not positive.

fashi0n, actually, I don't think there is one that says you are famous but one says I'll be famous soon. It's just a silly thing really but on the old board I had reached "turking zen" The ultimate is now something else. It's not really important but it is a sort of ranking even if mostly meaningless. Having been a member for so long the one lone star was sad.

zerdafennecus
01-19-2012, 06:33 PM
I just noticed I now have a Spectacular Aura. Wohoo. I think that makes me famous. Actually I think it means I'm spending too much time here lately.

rhimpsl
01-19-2012, 06:39 PM
Cool. I'm on a distinguished road.

Mamuchka
01-21-2012, 11:47 AM
I just noticed I now have a Spectacular Aura. Wohoo. I think that makes me famous. Actually I think it means I'm spending too much time here lately.
You may not be famous but you are insightful! Ah well, fame and fortune is fleeting in any case.

Project 2501
01-21-2012, 12:03 PM
From the VBulletin manual the different reputation levels by default are:


<User> is on a distinguished road

<User> has a spectacular aura about
<User> is a jewel in the rough
<User> is just really nice
<User> is a glorious beacon of light
<User> is a name known to all
<User> is a splendid one to behold

<User> has much to be proud of
<User> has a brilliant future
<User> has a reputation beyond repute

Paulette
01-21-2012, 01:23 PM
I am world famous but no one knows it yet.

nwdealdiva
01-21-2012, 02:25 PM
I had no clue the stars were related to others giving you "reputation points". Guess I'm not famous yet either. lol

Stlrfn - closed
01-21-2012, 02:27 PM
I am world famous but no one knows it yet.

:lol: I like the way you think Paulette! :yes:

zerdafennecus
01-21-2012, 02:34 PM
Darn everyone knows you're not famous till everyone knows your name. guess I got a long way to go still.

I vote for changing the top level back to "has reach Turking Zen" Could take me many years at this rate though.

Stlrfn - closed
01-21-2012, 02:46 PM
Darn everyone knows you're not famous till everyone knows your name. guess I got a long way to go still.

I vote for changing the top level back to "has reach Turking Zen" Could take me many years at this rate though.

Nah Zerda..... you are famous when the important people know your name and trust me..... we all know it! :yes: Oh and the cute little avatar you have too! :giggle_f:

As for the Turking Zen.... I had it too but have never really been one to remain calm in any circumstance so for me I lost it long before the new forum took it away! :lmfao_f:

kblover
01-23-2012, 12:21 PM
Finally.

I found it. You can see the latest reputation you gained by going to your control panel then clicking settings. Sheez. Finally, now I can stop thinking about it lol

taintturk
01-23-2012, 12:31 PM
LOL I reputation-ed the whole thread

nwdealdiva
01-23-2012, 01:14 PM
You're awesome taintturk! :airkiss_f:

valley10
01-23-2012, 01:24 PM
Finally.

I found it. You can see the latest reputation you gained by going to your control panel then clicking settings. Sheez. Finally, now I can stop thinking about it lol

I was wondering that myself. Thank you! :D

Project 2501
01-23-2012, 03:20 PM
What is the User’s reputation?

A feature of the Turker Nation new home is user’s reputation. It is not from the number of posts unlike our old home on Proboards. It is from the members of Turker Nation giving thanks to or approval of posts. The more thanks a member receives the greater reputation they will have. You can find the thanks button in the bottom left of a post.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/TNGraphics/MyGraphics/Thanks.jpg

One’s reputation is reflected by the number of stars under the member’s handle in the post. The more stars they have. The greater is their reputation Instead of posting thanking them (which wastes space in latest posts), click on the thanks button to increase their reputation.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/TNGraphics/MyGraphics/Reputation.jpg

The other way to increase one’s reputation is to use the approve/disprove button. It is the star shaped button by the thanks button. It allows you to add to the poster’s reputation by approving of their post. It also allows you to disapprove of the post by subtracting points from a member’s reputation. It is not available to those that just signed up.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/TNGraphics/MyGraphics/approve.jpg

mwaters50
01-23-2012, 03:39 PM
Great clarification for us, Project 2501! It obviously was not a known thing, and now hopefully people will read this and understand they need to give people their reputations...so c'mon ya'll, start clicking on these 2 button!!!!!

sparky32
01-23-2012, 03:47 PM
If the star button is used, does it display who approved (or disapproved) the post?

Project 2501
01-23-2012, 03:50 PM
I approved of your post Sparky32 and added a comment. Click on your star and tells us what it says.

sparky32
01-23-2012, 04:01 PM
It says:

Your reputation on this post is Somewhat Positive.
Comments on this Post

I approve of this post

You have 175 Reputation point(s).


Cool. I guess now we'll all be clicking on the stars.

nwdealdiva
01-23-2012, 08:45 PM
Very cool. I'm guessing there is somewhere on our profile we can find our reputation points?

Project 2501
01-23-2012, 08:56 PM
You can click the star on any post you have made and it will show all your reputations points. It will be in the form " You currently have <your points> Reputation point(s)."

nwdealdiva
01-24-2012, 01:20 AM
Very cool, thanks!

MighteyMikey
01-24-2012, 04:29 PM
Good to know, thanks!!!!!:D

joetex72
01-24-2012, 06:01 PM
Wait, so what does being famous get you? A good seat at an expensive restaurant? Free stuff?

stacey
01-24-2012, 06:09 PM
I'm just so glad these are not the same "reputation points" as high school....:blush2:

mykill86
01-26-2012, 05:41 AM
My dream is to one day be famous :p

dalturker
01-26-2012, 03:27 PM
Wait, so what does being famous get you? A good seat at an expensive restaurant? Free stuff? They pass out Whizzo buttons when you become famous on TN. Sorry, couldn't hold back on the humor of the star system on TN.
:p

Clotifoth
01-26-2012, 11:39 PM
My dream is to one day be famous :p I must certainly agree with your dream, but will defend to the death your right to have it. It's also my dream :/

turkeyjerky
02-25-2012, 10:20 AM
So, is the star icon like a "thanks" but it does not display it?

I still dont understand the difference between 'thanks' and 'star' buttons, beside you can leave comments with the star button

Grodgers
02-25-2012, 12:00 PM
Besides going through each post we made, is there somewhere reputations are shown collectively?

Valcek
02-25-2012, 12:41 PM
I knew about the Thanks button but had never even noticed the star button. Thanks for the info!

shanmy
02-27-2012, 01:05 PM
I was wondering about the stars yesterday, so thanks for clarifying.

Of course, I had to click on it to see what happened which meant I had to pick somebody to give a star to.

And the winner is: HITforbrains, because he is the OP, but mostly because that is a brilliant user name. :D

MackW
02-27-2012, 05:37 PM
Because of my intense addiction to approval, I would appreciate you guys to satiate my approval lust by clicking my stars.

yurika975
03-06-2012, 06:48 PM
I wondered about the stars...I wasn't sure if it was similar to other forums I belong to. There they correlate to level and number of posts.

MackW
03-13-2012, 12:18 PM
I ask myself this same question every day. Yuk yuk yuk.

Streiph
03-13-2012, 05:25 PM
actually ya'll need to be adding to their reputation. click the sheriffs badge

Well what do you know. I'd have never noticed that little button if you hadn't pointed it out.


So anyway, I guess building thanks and reputation is important? Oh man, I've been reading around all this time without giving reputation out...I'll have to go back and mark all the useful posts I've seen...

lizj97
03-18-2012, 03:56 PM
I certainly appreciate knowing about the stars and the thanks. So please all, start clicking on my stars and thanks!! ;)

dyebat
03-28-2012, 02:02 AM
What do the stars under our names mean? I've got one, and so do most of the other newbies, but the old-timers seem to have 5 or more. What does it take to get another one?

Rosengurtle
03-28-2012, 05:54 AM
The stars come when people press the Thanks button or the reputation button on one of your posts.

Honua
06-06-2012, 12:39 PM
I got to wondering about the stars above people's avatars, so I searched the forum and found this thread. Very informative, so I thought I'd bump it for folks who registered or come back since March, like I have.

Our reputation can only be improved by others. It matters what our fellow TNers think about what we have contributed. Conceivably, a person may have posted 1000 one-liner posts and still have a minimal reputation. The stars are a good incentive to post meaningful and helpful information for our fellow Turkers.

I think this is a great idea.

wendi5000
06-08-2012, 06:37 AM
Hmm. I'm curious about the option to 'hide reputation.' It doesn't seem to be one of the choices on my control panel when I follow the link in spamgirl's post above. What am I missing? :dntknw:

http://i49.tinypic.com/2j337l5.jpg

coosacat
07-08-2012, 12:09 AM
I understand the "Thanks" button, but what is the purpose of the "Reputation" button? And why are some stars blue and some stars yellow? (Well, maybe that's gold, as in "gold stars".)

Is this explained somewhere in a FAQ about the boards that I've overlooked? I'm trying to read a lot before I ask questions, but I still get a little lost maneuvering around the board and I may be missing stuff.

bromeliad
07-08-2012, 06:30 AM
What do the stars under our names mean? I've got one, and so do most of the other newbies, but the old-timers seem to have 5 or more. What does it take to get another one?

Don't forget to look at the What is user reputation? (http://turkernation.com/showthread.php?2280-What-is-user-reputation) thread.

nobody - closed
07-12-2012, 05:40 PM
I love it! I just figured out the star thing by just clicking one to see what happened. I love that you can leave a little note with it. Sometimes thanks doesn't seem right when you want to say good luck or hang in there and don't want to clog up new posts. Me likey. :D

rosewater
07-12-2012, 05:55 PM
I never knew that. Learn something new everyday. Thanks! :D

coosacat
07-22-2012, 06:00 PM
I finally noticed that no one has more than 5 blue stars, then they start gold ones. I guess blue stars are for angels-in-training, earning their wings - after five you're a full-blown angel with wings and halo and everythin'!:p

wendi5000
07-22-2012, 07:56 PM
I love that you can leave a little note with it.

I must be blind :blind:or else I am seeing a different version of the forum than everyone else. How do you leave a note with it?

eeka
07-22-2012, 08:49 PM
When you click on the star under the post between "thanks" and "flag this post," what do you see?

wendi5000
07-23-2012, 04:52 PM
There is no star... that must be my problem. :(

eeka
07-23-2012, 06:28 PM
What OS/browser?

Do you see "thanks" underneath the profile thingy on each post?

wendi5000
07-27-2012, 05:36 AM
Firefox 14.0.1

I see "thanks" but not the star thingy, except on my own posts. And when I click that, it shows me my stats on how many posts have been thanked, etc.

:academic:

cmkstar - closed
07-28-2012, 09:59 PM
Firefox 14.0.1

I see "thanks" but not the star thingy, except on my own posts. And when I click that, it shows me my stats on how many posts have been thanked, etc.

:academic:

It looks more like a sheriff's badge.

http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh614/cmkstar/Untitled1.jpg

sparky32
07-28-2012, 10:13 PM
Firefox 14.0.1

I see "thanks" but not the star thingy, except on my own posts. And when I click that, it shows me my stats on how many posts have been thanked, etc.

:academic:

I'm using the same browser version and I see it on everyone's posts.

stacey
07-28-2012, 10:41 PM
When you click on the star under the post between "thanks" and "flag this post," what do you see?

Oh wow eeka! Thanks...I've been here since 1943 and had no idea that was even there lol :p

headfirst
09-05-2012, 08:47 PM
I have been trying to figure this out since I started. Yes I am slow.

Judy
09-07-2012, 07:51 PM
I always thought the stars were tied to numbers of posts! So they are tied to either getting thanks or having people give reputation with the little star doohicky? Interesting.
Forgive me if this was asked and answered already (I read a page or two of the thread--but not 9 pages :P), but does any of that help with gaining access to the restricted bits of the forum, or is it all just folks being nice only? I do try to be helpful, and have gotten a few "thanks" on my posts--but nothing to write home about ;) lol

carolyn
09-07-2012, 09:05 PM
You should post as much as you can and be helpful---earns you thanks. A whole world will open up

sockless
09-08-2012, 02:57 PM
Just remember, what happened in Vegas, stays in Vegas - so don't hold that against my reputation! :D

EMfromOZ
09-08-2012, 04:01 PM
Also there's such a thing as: "You have given out too much Reputation in the last 24 hours, try again later." I guess some days I get "thank happy"--depending on which threads I'm reading.
:thanks2::thanks:

nobody - closed
09-08-2012, 07:59 PM
Also there's such a thing as: "You have given out too much Reputation in the last 24 hours, try again later." I guess some days I get "thank happy"--depending on which threads I'm reading.I thought it was just me. I've gotten that message twice, I think. I guess I also get a little too happy with the fairy dust stars some days.

Jackie
11-18-2012, 11:13 PM
I always thought the stars were tied to numbers of posts!

I thought that too until I noticed this evening I now have two stars but some people with way more posts than I do still only have one. That's when I went looking for an answer as to why and found this thread. I'm glad I did too. I've known about the thanks button and have used it a lot but I didn't know what the star next to it did.

wendi5000
11-19-2012, 08:11 PM
Firefox 14.0.1

I see "thanks" but not the star thingy, except on my own posts. And when I click that, it shows me my stats on how many posts have been thanked, etc.

I'm using the same browser version and I see it on everyone's posts.

It looks more like a sheriff's badge.

Mystery solved. They appeared after I gained access.

Sdawson
12-20-2012, 02:33 PM
The first time here I got too happy too and got the message


I thought it was just me. I've gotten that message twice, I think. I guess I also get a little too happy with the fairy dust stars some days.