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    How to Accrue Negative Reputation

    Post by SadPanda on Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:01 pm

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    Have opinions supported with solid points

    And this isn't just from me, I've seen downvotes on
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    posts with opinions that point a flaw in someone elses

    I really don't care about my reputation, but if you're going to downvote, have a reason to other than a personal grudge or blind anger.

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    Re: How to Accrue Negative Reputation

    Post by Sentiel on Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:13 pm

    If you don't care about Rep, why bother posting about it?

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    Re: How to Accrue Negative Reputation

    Post by Serious_Much on Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:15 pm

    To me this is partly true. The sad truth is people use downvotes for more than just as intended- to signify posts that are totally misleading or go against the forum's spirit.

    That said, I also see many posts that are down voted not because of actual points or argument, but because they have been abrasive and patronising to people. Pointing out a flaw is one thing, but then proceeding to rub their face in it and insult them because of it is another ball game. I feel like people who get down votes for being very matter of fact and looking down on people shouldn't be given down votes, but honestly they've only got themselves to blame.

    I personally urge people to only use downvotes for things that deserve to be seen as a bad post- insulting people, misleading information, trolling- all perfectly fine to down rep someone.

    However, if it's just a controversial opinion or an idea you don't like, please hold back on those minus signs, because your votes could be used in a more productive way.

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    Re: How to Accrue Negative Reputation

    Post by SadPanda on Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:24 pm

    Sentiel wrote:If you don't care about Rep, why bother posting about it?
    Because to me it's a system that would work well if people used it correctly. Not to say I haven't deserved any negative reputation, but on posts that are obviously opinions (and especially those backed by facts) are downvoted, it annoys me. So usually, if I see a post that has been downvoted for no apparent reason other than a personal vendetta or someone not being able to hear opposition to what they think is right or wrong, I upvote to tip scale back.


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    Re: How to Accrue Negative Reputation

    Post by Sentiel on Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:26 pm

    What annoys me is when someone gets downrepped and everyone loses their minds and go asking who did the downrep and totally derail the thread.

    If you don't care, ignore it and move on. Let those that carry worry themselves over that simple number.

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    Re: How to Accrue Negative Reputation

    Post by SadPanda on Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:30 pm

    Ok then, I can respect that.


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    Re: How to Accrue Negative Reputation

    Post by Soul of Stray Demon on Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:21 pm

    I think some people here see it as some of sort of popularity contest instead. Which in that way, it would be reasonable to downvote someone just because you don't like their post. But it really doesn't seem that's the way it should be.


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    Re: How to Accrue Negative Reputation

    Post by Marino. on Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:41 am

    I don't care about Rep, the Number itself i mean . 

    I just like to search the Post that was up or downvoted and usually i can see why . 
    And if i can't i don't, oh well . 

    Just keep on posting, man . 
    not that i would read it considering how you're on my Foe list and all. But i read this Topic so that means i did read your post...bah, whatever .
    Just keep posting, man
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    Re: How to Accrue Negative Reputation

    Post by Lord of Ash on Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:49 pm

    How dare you have an opinion that defers from mine -1 for that but since you have spunk kid +1


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    Re: How to Accrue Negative Reputation

    Post by Lord of Ash on Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:53 pm

    All of my rep id like to think I earned almost all my rep came from satisfied consumers I tried to post in other threads but now I only post in those where people ask for help or something anytime I've posted my opinion I was boo'd so I just keep my nose clean offer advice to those I know. if you ask me something personally Ill help but its best not to be to opinionated


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    Re: How to Accrue Negative Reputation

    Post by Zeta Prime on Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:37 am

    Iv noticed that sometimes posts and forum threads get real serious at times.. things can get pretty heated. Lately iv seen a lot of things that may have been taken too seriously around here.. iv never seen actual anger in this forum but I have seen people gang up on other people legitimate opinions before and that's always a sad thing to see.


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    Re: How to Accrue Negative Reputation

    Post by Tolvo on Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:12 am

    What how dare you, rep is the bestest thing ever and proves that I'm better than everyone else aside from Emergence who is a superior being to me with his rep count!

    Yeah it's a system that has flaws.  Generally Rep is given out for helpful posts but also a lot of times for humor.  Generally a rule of thumb if you think rep should be given out just for helpful posts, half of a person's rep is from useful posts while the rest are likely from jokes they've made.  Except in the case of certain members like Retro who doesn't get too involved personally with people but just stops by with useful and interesting threads.  

    People do give out negative or positive rep too often based on opinions and I know sometimes I've done it when I'm very tired but usually when I wake up I find a helpful post from the person and rep it up to balance it out.  A decent amount of us try to balance it out and uprep posts that are downvoted jsut because of differing opinions.  This thread is a good example of that, your first post has been balanced by people to make it have a neutral value.  There isn't always someone there to fix the balance but we try when we see it.  Lately I've been not giving out rep as much as I normally do for this very reason so I can give rep to people I see that are unfairly getting repped down.
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    Re: How to Accrue Negative Reputation

    Post by shadowzninjaz on Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:30 am

    rep is overrated


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    Re: How to Accrue Negative Reputation

    Post by Wilkinson3424 on Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:48 pm

    The irony in that statement, is that the rep system is how we rate members.

    If it's overrated when it's complained about then what would a fair rating be about the rating system?



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    Re: How to Accrue Negative Reputation

    Post by skarekrow13 on Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:51 pm

    Seems good by me winking

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    Re: How to Accrue Negative Reputation

    Post by Wilkinson3424 on Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:53 pm

    Says the guy with 376 rep silly


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    Re: How to Accrue Negative Reputation

    Post by reim0027 on Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:05 pm

    I would love to be able to search posts where I got up-repped or down-repped. I would also like to have the ability to reverse an accidental down-rep or a misunderstanding that lead to the down-rep.

    In the vast majority of cases, disagreements/fights/etc all boil down to miscommunication. That can be more evident in places where communication is strained (as in online forums). And, Pirate - I know you're dying to nitpick my "vague" statistical post (i.e. where did I get the "vast majority" number). Feel free to let this one slide silly (See, that was sarcasm and an attempt to be funny).


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