My community has used negative and positive numbers in the warning system for many years. This is used so that the warning system acts more like a warning as well as a reinforcement system. Do something bad? Negative 1 is given. Do something good and +1 is given. These positive "warnings" (though we renamed warns) are a prize for being helpful and nice to others in the community in much the same way that negative "warnings" reflect bad behavior. This was set up using -1 values for negative behavior and +1 for positive contributions in the ACP. It has worked wonderfully in 3.2 and 3.3. once I upgraded to 3.4 all of the negative values were reset to 0 and IPB no longer recognizes negative numbers. I am not sure if this is the result of this bug or some other reason... Please bring back this ability to use negative values ( <0 ).
I have been exploring the new warning system in ipb 3.3. One of the first things I noticed is that we no longer have the option to have the range of warnings go from negative numbers to positive numbers as we have in 3.2 and older. My community has used the negative+positive warnings to act as both a carrot and a stick. Negative behaviors earned negative warnings. Positive behaviors earned members positive points. It has worked well for us but now I am struggling to find a way to continue in that way under 3.3. Am I missing something here?
Great idea... It blocked the initial attempt at leaving a comment. However, when I left a comment using the text field right above the "You are ignored by" message it let the comment post. In other words, it blocks the first attempt but then does not block it on the second attempt as long as the page is not reloaded.