AskTRP now has Endorsed Contributors (self.asktrp)

submitted by ModMachiavellianRed[M]

I've started endorsing users on here who are endorsed on /r/theredpill. That way if they pop in and give you some advice, you know who it's coming from. The hope is that by making these distinctions clearer, you can better gauge the quality of the advice you're receiving.

Additionally, if you think there are any users within this subreddit who repeatedly give good advice, give me a heads up in this thread and I'll check them out. If I agree, I will endorse them (in AskTRP only, not TRP as well.)

If you are an endorsed contributor from TRP and I have neglected to endorse you here, let me know, and once I can see you're endorsed on TRP I'll enable it here too.

Will resticky this thread, once we're done here.

[–]AskTRP Endorsed ContributorAlphaAsFAQ 5 points6 points  (10 children)

Thanks and great idea!

This post has a few names at the end (the OP and u/R_E_D_1 are also great contributors), however some of them are not as active as they used to be. Is there a way you can view the guys with 3+ ♂ given to them as a starting point?

I'm not as active as I used to be but I try and drop in as often as I can just to make sure there is no truly shit advice being passed off as actual advice.

While you're making some improvements, have you considered a FAQ or wiki to start capturing great answers to the common questions we get asked almost daily here?

[–]ModMachiavellianRed[S] 2 points3 points  (8 children)

Looks like you've earned your stripes. I'll endorse you.

As for your questions, I'll discuss it with the other TRP mods.

[–]AskTRP Endorsed ContributorAlphaAsFAQ 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Cheers mate, appreciate your work.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Long time coming /u/AlphaAsFAQ nice one.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (5 children)

When you get a chance, can I have my endorsed flair here?

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I took care of it.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you.

[–]ModMachiavellianRed[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Seems like you already have it.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

yeah, redpillwatchtower stopped by.

[–]ModMachiavellianRed[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Alright, no worries. Enjoy your flair.

[–]FoolishWiseGuy 5 points6 points  (4 children)

/u/balalasaurus posts a lot of good stuff. He's more than worthy imo

[–]Endorsed Contributorbalalasaurus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Much appreciated man. I just try to help where I can.

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      [–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (6 children)

      Thank you. This sub has been getting some really terrible advice comments lately, which is to be expected, I guess, since a lot of new people come here. I'd be really happy to see more participation from guys with experience.

      [–]ModMachiavellianRed[S] 12 points13 points  (5 children)

      People who need advice should not be giving it. Hopefully this helps up the quality. We can't stop inexperienced guys from posting, but we can give their words less weight with the endorsement system by highlighting known users from the main subreddit. Likewise, guys who regularly give good advice here will get endorsement too.

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        [–]ModMachiavellianRed[S] 3 points4 points  (1 child)

        TRP bot needs recoding and RPS unfortunately doesn't have the time to fix it at the moment.

        [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

        "People who need advice should not be giving it."

        Not sure if I agree fully with this but I understand where you're coming from.

        Someone could be very knowledgeable in their own niche but not as knowledgeable as another in a different niche.

        [–]ModMachiavellianRed[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

        Right. To be clear: people who need advice in an area should not be giving advice in that very same area. I thought that was implied in what I was saying. Clearly not.

        Essentially: advise only where you are fit to do so. Should virgins be giving sex tips based on the pornos they watch? Nah.

        [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Great idea, the likes system from a while ago slowly died out so it's a good way to give senior posters some respect!

        [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Sounds like a good idea, don't pick anyone stupid.

        [–]AskTRP Endorsed Contributorbicepsblastingstud 1 point2 points  (5 children)

        [–]ModMachiavellianRed[S] 0 points1 point  (4 children)

        And so it is done.

        [–]Endorsed Contributorfnordsnord 2 points3 points  (3 children)

        I'll try not to let you down.

        [–]ModMachiavellianRed[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

        Thanks for all that you do. It helps a lot.

        [–]Endorsed Contributorfnordsnord 0 points1 point  (1 child)

        I try - but they're not all winners.

        [–]TRP VanguardHumanSockPuppet 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        If even one man walks away with his attitude adjusted and his life improved, then it's a winner.

        [–]Endorsed Contributorbalalasaurus 2 points3 points  (7 children)

        If they aren't already /u/abdada, /u/vandaalen and /u/bicepsblastingstud should be endorsed as well.

        [–]AskTRP Endorsed Contributorbicepsblastingstud 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        Appreciate the mention. Thanks.

        [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Was going to vouch for you, but apparently the vanguard realizes your contributions already.

        [–]abdada 4 points5 points  (1 child)

        I like being endorsed after my first and second temp ban, which hasn't happened on asktrp yet!

        Haha, thanks for the props, balalasaurus. BTW, please tell me that your friends call you that in real life.

        [–]Endorsed Contributorbalalasaurus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Haha they better if they know what's good for them.

        [–]Endorsed Contributortepper2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        I'm on board with this as well.

        [–]Endorsed Contributormordanus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        If you are an endorsed contributor from TRP and I have neglected to endorse you here, let me know

        Mordanus checking in

        [–]Code_Bordeauxx 0 points1 point  (1 child)

        So, is the point system still in place? And who can hand these out?

        [–]ModMachiavellianRed[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Points bot is broken, you have to get a mod to apply them manually (linking to the comment deserving of the point in your PM)

        [–]CumForJesus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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        [–]Hunter2isit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Whatever happened to the point system?

        [–]MentORPHEUS 0 points1 point  (1 child)

        This is a good step toward increasing interest and activity in this sub, and will in turn help sort and improve the main sub.

        Is it possible to enable post flairs like the main TRP sub? If yes, maybe we could use a high school and new guy flair to further help sort content here.

        [–]ModMachiavellianRed[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Is it possible to enable post flairs like the main TRP sub? If yes, maybe we could use a high school and new guy flair to further help sort content here.

        Good ideas. I will consult with the other mods and see what they think.

        [–]RedBigMan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Awesome... This should have happened a long time ago. I was hoping the automod thing would have done it or something.

        [–]Endorsed Contributortits_out_forTheBoys 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        This is a great idea which I believe will add a lot of value to this sub.

        If you are an endorsed contributor from TRP and I have neglected to endorse you here, let me know

        Please update my flair when you get a chance.