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    Help me understand this reputation bullshit
    #1
    So right off the bat, this is what the reputation document says:
    Quote:Please note that different classes will always be regarded differently, regardless of their reputation!  A middle class person with a reputation level of 3 will still always trump a lower class person with a reputation level of 5.

    It doesn't seem that the site treats it this way, though. There have been countless events that say UCAB and MCAB people with a 4+ reputation, insinuating that being MC and having a 4 reputation is allowed, while someone UCAB with a 3 reputation is below them. Or at LC-MC events, it will say, MC people with a rep 4+ and LC people with a rep 5, directly conflicting with the above rules from the reputation doc. I need to know the true order of shit for invitation purposes. Who is better off in the eyes of society? What is the appropriate order that society should, according to the doc, regard them in?


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    #2
    I think that the doc means that money and class sometimes wins because money = power. Like, Caspar & wife and stepkids have reps of 4 and 3 because of scandal, but socioeconomically they're doing better than Hudson and his family, even if Hudson and his family have no scandal attached to them. Caspar has the money. Caspar is the capital.

    TBH, on matter of invitations, I don't think like people do them regarding this doc religiously? Rep has become such a natural part of our board culture that we just "know" what a rep means. It also depends on case by case basis and who's inviting etc. I also generally feel that we put UC and MC in the same bag, because the nature of their scandal would be similar, if that makes sense? LC people are usually lower reps for being bastards, generally iffy, having iffy jobs, being immigrants, etc. UC and MC people on the other hand are often lower reps because they're eccentric or because their cousin had a bastard. So yes.

    So basically, do invitations based on your character. If your character is a Puritan TM, they'd only invite 5 reps. If they're more chill, they might invite rep 3 people regardless of class. If you're unsure about other people's invitations, ask them.
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    #3
    Yeah, obviously it's become a natural part of the board canon, but I was just wondering what the initial message the document was trying to get across. Reputation has been the one thing I've never understood very well because it is mixed up with all different things — simply having different circumstances can prevent your reputation from rising and falling like another's could. For example, when Bella was disowned, she went from a reputation 3 instead of a reputation 2 because of some circumstances that were never explicitly explained to me. It makes me curious as to how society should regard these things, even if it's individual on a lot of levels~


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    #4
    Really, with everything social, there's not a hard set rule on how things work. It depends on many things. That doc was also written back when the system was first introduced so I think we should give it some benefit of the doubt. I feel like many things there might bave become less strict as it became a more natural part of the community.

    The whole point of the system, really, was so we wouldn't have a bunch of super wealthy characters who were lower class because of shitty reps. With the rep our classes could reflect the people's lifestyle, regardless of reputation.
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    Soph hit on this earlier, but every time I do invitations for an event it's based on what is important to that character. Ophelia is an unmarried woman, so she's more affected by hanging out with low-reputation people and more conscious of having them at her events. She doesn't care so much about class because she was raised MC. So for her, inviting UC/MC people with Rep 4+ makes a lot of sense. Thom sometimes cares about rep and sometimes doesn't, depending on the type of event, but he's pretty iffy on partial veela for personal reasons no matter what their rep is.

    I think the bit you quoted is more saying for general standing in society, not for getting invitations to random parties. Say that a LC Rep 5 person and an UC Rep 3 person work in the same department of the hospital, and a spot for a promotion opens up. Who's going to get it? The UC person is, because even though they may have done some sketchy things they've still got money, power, name recognition, networking stuff, etc etc. That's the life part of it, so who cares who's getting invited to a particular party?
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    #6
    You know ilu but I've gotta say I'm a little bit miffed the system that was my brain child and that the staff has worked so hard to perfect being referred to as bullshit is hurtful...
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    oh Teeee I didn't mean the system was bullshit. D:
    I meant the way I've managed to confuse myself by all this reputation stuff was bullshit D:
    Since his wife and daughter's death on July 17, 1887, Mathias has not left the home and refuses to take visitors. Letters can be sent to him for contact, but there's no guaranteeing he'll write back. He's not eating or sleeping regularly and refuses to leave his son's presence most of the day.
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