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    I often use the "thanks" button for informative and well-written posts, even when I don´t share the opinion of the writer.

    Extraordinarily good posts receive a positive reputation point remark.

    Those wo want a "thumbs down" function should play with the thought to donate to Skadi: As a Skadi donator you receive the right to give negative red reputation points. But I use negative rep points just for really extremely bad or senseless posts, or for posts who contain rude insults.

    I don´t think a "thumbs down" function is needed. If you really want to show disapproval to some posts, open your purse and donate to Skadi!

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    Same here, I oft thank posts I don't agree with but find useful, as that's what I find it's for. As for the Thumbs Down button, it's not needed and Thussy has summed it all up basically, including the Negative Rep function.

    Though I'm thinking that the line which could be added when a post is thumb-downed, would sound very funny probably: "The following X users say No Thanks to this useless post".
    -In kalte Schatten versunken... /Germaniens Volk erstarrt / Gefroren von Lügen / In denen die Welt verharrt-
    -Die alte Seele trauernd und verlassen / Verblassend in einer erklärbaren Welt / Schwebend in einem Dunst der Wehmut / Ein Schrei der nur unmerklich gellt-
    -Auch ich verspüre Demut / Vor dem alten Geiste der Ahnen / Wird es mir vergönnt sein / Gen Walhalla aufzufahren?-

    (Heimdalls Wacht, In kalte Schatten versunken, stanzas 4-6)

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    Messaging Options

    And to what purpose would a "Thumbs Down" message option serve, other than creating the ability to "Blackball" certain opinions or individuals based on their World View? In my opinion, that would do nothing more than drive Skadi to a single Party Line and view point.

    Are Germanic view points all that consistent and uniform world wide?

    From what we have here, there is much I'm in a agreement with, yet there is much I'm in disagreement with, but at least it gives us alternate view points on various issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sigurd View Post
    Though I'm thinking that the line which could be added when a post is thumb-downed, would sound very funny probably: "The following X users say No Thanks to this useless post".
    Or you could respond to the useless post with another that says :

    The following X users say No Thanks to this useless post

    Then everybody who agrees with you can thank it.

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    I think a no thanks button would be a bad idea. It might also get overused and become an annoyance. I have seen posts that I disagree with, but are still good posts. The thing is some people might start using the thumbs down on those good posts simply because they disagree. I think it would just make some people look bad and might cause some anger for some. then theres the fact that when I'm in a hurry, I know I gravitate to posts with thanks to get the gist of things. No thanks button would just cause more names and be an annoyance if your skimming a thread to come back to later.

    I think red rep being for all members would be a much better idea than a no thanks button. There are some posts that seriously deserve red rep points. As it is right now red rep is only for the contributing members, which is fine, they deserve some extra stuff. Though I think if us non contributors should get anything negative to give out, it should be rep and not some no thanks button.

    As for the few posts I saw about wanting rep to just go away altogether. I think thats a terrible idea, rep is important. The better posters tend to be the ones with the most rep so it almost gives a badge of respect to those people. It also shows which newer members are the smarter ones when they start receiving more rep. I know I have gone on peoples profiles that had a bit of rep and found posts and threads I might not not have seen otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronan View Post
    Or you could respond to the useless post with another that says :

    The following X users say No Thanks to this useless post
    Well, somehow I´ve got the feeling that "some" *cough* users would make excessive use of such a feature...

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    What's wrong with just not responding to posts you don't like? What might be stupid to one may not be to another.

    I don't see a point in having thumbs up or down, it would encourage troll behaviour.

    And I don't see any difference between thanking someone and adding to their reputation as some sites have.
    I grew up on a belief of honour, courage and the old world values. The world isn't about that anymore, preferring to die a slow death of fast food and cheap thrills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meister View Post
    And I don't see any difference between thanking someone and adding to their reputation as some sites have.
    I like thumbs up because when you are scrolling through a thread with 10+ pages, if there is a post with very many "thanks", then your attention will be brought to that post (which hopefully 'earned' those "thanks")

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