Do you think musing.io was strategic in not showing our reputation scores?
i.e not knowing ones rep score makes it easier for people to answer and engage mutually rather than be bias?

I don't know the reason why musing decided not to add reputation score but I definitely know its not because of users potential bias-ness or the fact that reputation will segregate users I think this is how the interface was built and the main reasons why the reputations were not shown may have been as a result of the design or as a result of some hidden reasons which we do not know or may not concerned the people on this decentralized app however I think there is no reason to be bias in a decentralized application that does with answering and asking questions and getting reward and incentives for the contributions.

Musing has no need for reputation score unlike other apps like busy.org that is more like a composite posting platform that looks more like steemit.com however acts as a replacement for steemit.com and therefore requires reputation score in order to represent people just like it represent them on steemit.com

In essence I think reputation score isn't a vivid omission and I don't think it's strategic I really think it's the way the interface on this decentralized app was built it definitely wont matter if reputation scores are added because I think this decentralized app has no need for reputation scores I only believe the initiative of this decentralized app doesn't function with the use of reputation scores however I don't also think the reputation score of a person makes their question or answer less or more better it's just the way this platform was built


I think yes. That reputation score can be bought by using bid bots so it has little to no value for someone that acknowledges this. However on Steemit many of the newbies seem to care a lot about it and that's how I was also. 

You see that accounts with higher reputation score get higher votes and lots of comments and you think that you need that too so you start buying bid bots but after quitting them you come back to the cruel reality. 

From my own experience I met people with low reputation scores but creating good quality content as well as people with high rep score that were sometimes just spamming Steemit or post something just to have something posted and to get those auto votes that they have. 

This score for reputation is absolutely relative and it's better that musing is not showing it. This way we get to care more about what user has to say than what his "number" is. I don't think musing will ever upgrade the app to make it show the score and don't even want that. I'm fine this way. 

If you really want to see that score you can take a look at your comments and replies on Steemit and there it shows the score. For me though it has little to less relevance. 

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It makes no difference, as transparency is transparency. This means your rep can be verified anywhere on the blockchain, and it's not limited to musing alone. 

This is because musing is a decentralized frontend application on the blockchain, as are all the other platforms, and they work in a very similar manner, and all connect to the same blockchain. 

So no it makes no difference, and rep is also gamable, so many don't hold much stock into it anyways. 


yes, it is  very strategic because it provides equal rights and opportunities for  all accounts (both old accounts and newbie accounts) 


I hadn't even noticed really. I don't think it makes any difference as we are all equal on here. I don't care much for reputation as most of the bigger reputation scores have been bought through bots.

There are very few rep scores that are genuine and these accounts have taken no shortcuts. I prefer it that the rep isn't showed as it puts everyone on an equal footing and no one should be treated any differently asking or answering a question because of a reputation score. 

I would hate to think someone is answering differently because of a reputation score.


You uttered the same what was going through in my mind for quite some time. I strongly feel that the curator of musing have their internal rating or reputation system for a particular muser and they generally reward who make consistent effort and put productive answers and not as kind that you will put 9 answers everyday. If you know those all 9 answer then it is fine, but some people usually set their goal as answering 9 or 10 answers everyday and I think that is wrong.

What I have understood about musing is that the active, productive participants will be rewarded and the answers should be on the basis of knowledge on the subject matter.

I also feel that not showing reputation is good for musing also, as otherwise it will lead to abusing the reputation if people get to know about the reputation dynamics, so if the reputation is there, then better let it remain hidden.


Reputation scores never mattered anyway. Numbers can be fooled and reputation scores aren't conclusive. 


I don't really think it matter much either way. Right no there is no rep score shown, but I also don't think people would really change their behavior even if they did add it. Who even has bias against people with low rep anyway? The reputation system is terrible, and I don't think most people pays attention to it.