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    How bout a button that we push every time a post makes us think of rice crispy squares?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deary View Post
    The best place to show disapproval of an opinion is to refute it in the thread for everyone to discuss. The amount of reputation and thanks a person receives is/should be a reflection of how respected their opinions are. It's not a sign indifference so much as a silent understanding. Any negative reputation and "stupid button" is unnecessary for the reasons IlluSionSxxx has already stated.
    Umm, not really. Some posts are too stupid to be worth arguing about. As for the amount of thanks/rep, I think you're a bit too optimistic about it. Some folks are just popular even if they're not the brightest star in the sky to say so and have friends who abuse the rep points and thanks button to shoot them up on the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fallen Angel View Post
    Umm, not really. Some posts are too stupid to be worth arguing about. As for the amount of thanks/rep, I think you're a bit too optimistic about it. Some folks are just popular even if they're not the brightest star in the sky to say so and have friends who abuse the rep points and thanks button to shoot them up on the list.
    It is perfectly clear the reputation system is abused, which is why I said "should be", and any negative reputation/"stupid button" option will only fuel that abuse. If an argument is not worth your time and consideration, don't reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fallen Angel View Post
    Umm, not really. Some posts are too stupid to be worth arguing about.
    In such cases, sarcasm usually does the job.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fallen Angel View Post
    As for the amount of thanks/rep, I think you're a bit too optimistic about it. Some folks are just popular even if they're not the brightest star in the sky to say so and have friends who abuse the rep points and thanks button to shoot them up on the list.
    ... and you will it even worse by adding a "negative reputation" or a "stupid button" option.

    I would personally prefer completely abolishing reputation and "thanks button" altogether than actually adding the option to give "negative reputation" or a "stupid button".

    Quote Originally Posted by Deary View Post
    The best place to show disapproval of an opinion is to refute it in the thread for everyone to discuss. The amount of reputation and thanks a person receives is/should be a reflection of how respected their opinions are. It's not a sign indifference so much as a silent understanding. Any negative reputation and "stupid button" is unnecessary for the reasons IlluSionSxxx has already stated.
    We seem to be at the same wavelength with regards to this issue !

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    I´m clearly against a "stupid button" and negative reputation because it would surely harm the positive atmosphere of this board. And it would possibly poisoning the harmony between the individual members. People would tend to give someone a "stupid thanks" or "bad reputation" not because of the posting he or she wrote, but because of general antipathy. We are humans, not totally objective robots.

    Please dont include such features, I experienced how it ends in an other quite big board. There were even "board wars" between the "outsiders" with negative reputation and the "good ones" with positive reputation. And then there was a "Reputation-mafia" who has voted down members they disliked. The outcome was that one member had around 3 green reputation-points at one day for example, and two days later he had 6 red/negative reputation points - because others voted his reputation down as a whole organisized group. That was totally disgusting and unfair...and ended later in the total closure of that board.

    For the sake of harmony, please dont include such settings. Thats my point of view.

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    Is this suggestion serious? Tell me that it isn't! If it is - that's the first line of posts that'll generously get a "Stupid Post" indication from me. :

    Quote Originally Posted by Fallen Angel View Post
    So here it is, my suggestion to add a stupid button we can push when we read retarded posts.
    Now how do you know that if members are frequently retarded enough to post pointless posts, that they'll be able to reward your back for your most generous bequest of a "Thanks I f-ing hate your idiocy"-Button-pressage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deary View Post
    A post without any thanks speaks for itself.
    Well, I know that if a post of mine lacks thanks that it means "Oh for Thunor's sake Sigurd, you're not an attorney YET, say things in three words not goddamn three biblical volumes!"

    No, but it is likely that a post without thanks is generally not regarded well enough, for whatever reason, to receive at least thanks.
    What if it receives no Thanks but heaps of rep?

    Or maybe we could just award negative reputation.
    I can technically give negative rep, MWAHAHAHA.

    Well, either way, I think that any board where the negative rep function is used on a frequent basis is a bit lowly. If you have to resort to the stage where you cannot rationally slam that immature adolescent monkey you're opposing in the debate down by your arguments but have to give them a red dot, then you might just as well get psychiatric help yourself. :p

    I think the only time I handed out negative rep EVER was on here because I wanted to give a person a reminder higher than a PM-reminder and lesser than a warning/infraction. That was precisely once.

    Quote Originally Posted by Valkyrie View Post
    People would tend to give someone a "stupid thanks" or "bad reputation" not because of the posting he or she wrote, but because of general antipathy.
    Oh, the days of the reputation Mafia...

    For the sake of harmony, please dont include such settings. Thats my point of view.
    Indeed, I tend to agree. It will just resort to childish reputation wars and the likes and ruin the harmony we tend to enjoy here. Valkyrie has pretty much laid out the scenario that would most likely happen - hence ... I'll leave others (Staff or Members) to their opinion but I most certainly won't support the motion from my side.

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    OK serious post time. I agree with Valk' and the rest of the gang who are against negative rep and awards. Forums like these are so difficult to keep from turning into a flame fest that we should do whatever it takes to keep the bad blood away.

    So far it has already become my favorite forum and I would hate to see it go down hill like so many others have.

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    I think it's a funny idea, but realistically, I don't think it would contribute anything positive to the board

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sigurd View Post
    What if it receives no Thanks but heaps of rep?
    True. I was going to be more specific and say "if not reputation", but I thought my implications would be understood. Usually, if I give rep, I don't give thanks and vice versa.

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