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So if anyone got a -50, it would mean that either

(a) the post was spam/rude

(b ) the post was not spam at all and it only got the -50 because of maliciously evil and cruel members

It's always A. Most of the time.

Does option (b ) actually exist outside of junior high? :unsure:

I'd go with option (d), don't let it bother ya.

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I don't thin the reputation thing is working very well. Maybe we can see who has negatively, or positively rep us? I've been seeing well thought out post given negative reps (I just rep the people back up). Doesn't make sense. Unless the person is attacking you or something, why negative rep it? Don't negative rep if you disagree with someone. If you agree, yeah.

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I don't thin the reputation thing is working very well.

I think it's too soon to say.

Maybe we can see who has negatively, or positively rep us?

I think that would be extraordinarily bad. At best, it would discourage people from using the system. At worst, it would make people think that certain other people are out to get them.

I've been seeing well thought out post given negative reps (I just rep the people back up). Doesn't make sense.

It sounds like your opinion of the post differs from another person's opinion of the post. That doesn't mean the system is broken.

Unless the person is attacking you or something, why negative rep it? Don't negative rep if you disagree with someone. If you agree, yeah.

I think the positive/negative system might end up filtering out a lot of the snarky one-liners from people who disagree with a post, and also make the needless "Ditto" answers unnecessary. Hopefully in the long run it will make the quality of the threads better because pointless one-liners will become a thing of the past.

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I think the positive/negative system might end up filtering out a lot of the snarky one-liners from people who disagree with a post, and also make the needless "Ditto" answers unnecessary. Hopefully in the long run it will make the quality of the threads better because pointless one-liners will become a thing of the past.

Phhhfffptt ... As if.

ps.. I'd so give myself a -1 for this if i could.

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Phhhfffptt ... As if.

ps.. I'd so give myself a -1 for this if i could.

I broke the system and gave you a +1. :P

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I think it's too soon to say.

I think that would be extraordinarily bad. At best, it would discourage people from using the system. At worst, it would make people think that certain other people are out to get them.

It sounds like your opinion of the post differs from another person's opinion of the post. That doesn't mean the system is broken.

I think the positive/negative system might end up filtering out a lot of the snarky one-liners from people who disagree with a post, and also make the needless "Ditto" answers unnecessary. Hopefully in the long run it will make the quality of the threads better because pointless one-liners will become a thing of the past.

LOL, just look at my post you quoted and at all the negative rep I got. Did I attack anyone? Nope. All I did was express my opinion and that's what I get. I think the system is broken right now. Negative rep should be for people who attack others, etc., not for a disagreement.

And I doubt it takes away from the one-liners. Right now, it discourages me from posting anything.

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LOL, just look at my post you quoted and at all the negative rep I got. Did I attack anyone? Nope. All I did was express my opinion and that's what I get. I think the system is broken right now. Negative rep should be for people who attack others, etc., not for a disagreement.

And I doubt it takes away from the one-liners. Right now, it discourages me from posting anything.

"Negative rep should be for attacks only". Your attempts to write some sort of rules = whining = people likely to vote it down.

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"Negative rep should be for attacks only". Your attempts to write some sort of rules = whining = people likely to vote it down.

Trae, I don't care about your reputation. You will alway be a valuable HAIFer to me.

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LOL, just look at my post you quoted and at all the negative rep I got. Did I attack anyone? Nope.

I don't recall stating that the reputation system was a method to rating civility.

All I did was express my opinion and that's what I get.

And apparently not everyone agrees with your opinion. Just as you have the right to voice your opinion through words, they have the right to voice their opinion through pressing the red minus button.

I think the system is broken right now.

You are welcome to have that opinion. However, you have to realize that in a community of tens of thousands of people, not everyone is going to agree with you.

Negative rep should be for people who attack others, etc., not for a disagreement.

Again, that is your opinion. Others appear to see it differently.

And I doubt it takes away from the one-liners.

I see each vote as a one-liner averted.

Right now, it discourages me from posting anything.

As I've stated before: Who cares if you get negative points on your posts? It doesn't restrict your access to HAIF. If people clicking a red minus hurts your feelings, then it's really way past time to put on your big boy pants.

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Trae, I don't care about your reputation. You will alway be a valuable HAIFer to me.

Exactly. Personal relationships are what's important, not silly numbers.

Looking at your personal profile just now shows that your fellow HAIFers have already rated you four out of five stars. They like you as a person. That doesn't mean that friends can't disagree about things.

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Exactly. Personal relationships are what's important, not silly numbers.

Looking at your personal profile just now shows that your fellow HAIFers have already rated you four out of five stars. They like you as a person. That doesn't mean that friends can't disagree about things.

I just realized I'm one out of five stars. None of the HAIFers really are my "friends", but what does that matter? I highly doubt that anyone on the HAIF knows anyone in the "real life".

If I really cared what the HAIF thought about me, I wouldn't even be at HAIF anymore.

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I highly doubt that anyone on the HAIF knows anyone in the "real life".

Wrong.

People have "HAIF" meet ups all the time. Personally, I went to high school with a HAIFer. Bought items from a HAIFer. Adopted out my house cat to a HAIFer's girlfriend. And met "Editor" in Chicago a few weeks ago.

A bunch of my HAIF friends are also my facebook friends.

I am sure I am not alone on this either.

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I just realized I'm one out of five stars. None of the HAIFers really are my "friends", but what does that matter? I highly doubt that anyone on the HAIF knows anyone in the "real life".

If I really cared what the HAIF thought about me, I wouldn't even be at HAIF anymore.

Wrong!

We have HAIF happy hours about once a quarter.

Niche, the last one was fun. Is the place leased out yet?

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Wrong!

We have HAIF ahhpy hours about once a quarter.

Niche, the last one was fun. Is the place leased out yet?

Are you having your own ahhpy hour? :)

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Are you having your own ahhpy hour? :)

Yes, but my laptop keyboard is spazing. I need to plug in the conventional one and perhaps turn on a light. <_<

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Wow, didn't know HAIF was such an exclusive group! :o

Also note that my last post wasn't meant to be a "screw all y'all" post, but it might've seemed that way. Sorry. :(

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Wow, didn't know HAIF was such an exclusive group! :o

Also note that my last post wasn't meant to be a "screw all y'all" post, but it might've seemed that way. Sorry. :(

You're gonna be my favorite bi-polar HAIFer, I can tell! :D

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Wrong!

We have HAIF happy hours about once a quarter.

Niche, the last one was fun. Is the place leased out yet?

Well, those are just the ones you are aware of. . . you know, just saying! :P

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I think I see the trend here, the younger HAIFers are really caught up in the ratings and the rest of us don't care. Probably because we didn't spend out youths living out our lives on facebook and twitter and other online social whatever. The trick is to acquire brown liquor and drink it.

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I just realized I'm one out of five stars. None of the HAIFers really are my "friends", but what does that matter? I highly doubt that anyone on the HAIF knows anyone in the "real life".

If I really cared what the HAIF thought about me, I wouldn't even be at HAIF anymore.

Paper Tiger???sad.gif

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Paper Tiger???sad.gif

I can get a lower rep just by saying that kittens make great snake food!

but dog is better!!!

Hot diggety doooog....ohmy.gif

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facebook and twitter? Those were the 2 opening bands I think at Don Kirshner's Battle Of Gangsta Rappers in Vegas last year right?

Edited by editor
Picture was a little... much.

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The damage has been done...but now I can claim that I was the lowest-ranking HAIFer ever, at a grand total of -204...

...and I wasn't even a troll! :lol:

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The damage has been done...but now I can claim that I was the lowest-ranking HAIFer ever, at a grand total of -204...

...and I wasn't even a troll! :lol:

Nope. You were no better (or worse) than TIED with spiderroller, and he did it in a FAR shorter time span.

It could be said that you even suck at sucking...

...but I won't say that, since it might get me in trouble.

PS - I gave you a +1 so that now you have a higher rep than spiderroller. :)

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I have the highest HAIFer score ever at 142. Thanks guys!! biggrin.gif

keep posting valuable photo updates, and we'll keep it that way. ;)

I somewhat care for the system, as long as i dont dip below 10, im good.

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Goes to show that we are turning into a nation of wimps if we can't handle it if some gets a little too critical.

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Goes to show that we are turning into a nation of wimps if we can't handle it if some gets a little too critical.

The problem wasn't so much that people couldn't handle having negative reputation so much as it was that some people abused the power to give negative reputation.

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The problem wasn't so much that people couldn't handle having negative reputation so much as it was that some people abused the power to give negative reputation.

If that is the case, long term would have simply sorted itself out.

Rarely do I disagree with any decisions you make, since it is YOUR system, however I think this is one of those decisions that simply could have waited awhile longer.

That person would have eventually have found a new hobby or gotten himself banned (eventually).

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If that is the case, long term would have simply sorted itself out.

Rarely do I disagree with any decisions you make, since it is YOUR system, however I think this is one of those decisions that simply could have waited awhile longer.

That person would have eventually have found a new hobby or gotten himself banned (eventually).

I wouldn't assume they were all newbies.

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I wouldn't assume they were all newbies.

Very astute. A few minutes ago I discovered a function in the forum software which allows me to see who's been ranking whom over what. I checked on a couple of people who were unhappy with the system as it was, and I really think people would be very surprised if they knew who was voting them down and up.

Of course, if I released that sort of information it would be chaos around here, so I think I'll disable the function.

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Very astute. A few minutes ago I discovered a function in the forum software which allows me to see who's been ranking whom over what. I checked on a couple of people who were unhappy with the system as it was, and I really think people would be very surprised if they knew who was voting them down and up.

Of course, if I released that sort of information it would be chaos around here, so I think I'll disable the function.

I would have that that feater was there somewhere, Ed.

Oh, I don't know. I think a riot would be kinda fun. I was too young to appreciate the moody park riots.

BTW,

Giving myself a -3 to save some people some frustration. :)

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Very astute. A few minutes ago I discovered a function in the forum software which allows me to see who's been ranking whom over what. I checked on a couple of people who were unhappy with the system as it was, and I really think people would be very surprised if they knew who was voting them down and up.

I probably would....but now I'll never know! :ph34r:

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Well, there was another site with a "thumbs up/thumbs down" system:

DO downvote someone:

If the post breaks rules

If the post is generally not well thought-out

If the post is overly mean or inconsiderate

DON’T downvote someone:

If you have a personal grudge against the person who made the post

If you think it would be amusing to do so

In controversial topics (politics and religion, etc): if a person makes a post that is a reasonable post with nothing wrong with it, but it expresses views that you don’t like, don’t downvote it. That’s just petty.

Sounds fair.

Perhaps this topic needs to be revived.

I think Iron Tiger's take on voting up or down is spot on. Yet, this post had been given a -3 before I'd revisited it. I don't understand what objection anyone would have to (his) post.

Maybe Facebook's got it right - they register only positive votes. There's some controversy there, too; IMO negative statements ought to recognized as such. It might be helpful if there was an alert given to the person who originated the post whenever someone votes on it, whether positive or negative. The up/down vote feature's advantage is that it gives the poster feedback.

The Forum is cluttered with "Me, too" and "Nope" remarks. Unless there's a pressing, specific comment to be made in response, a thumbs up (or down) should suffice - and encourage people to make thoughtful posts.

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Perhaps this topic needs to be revived.

I think Iron Tiger's take on voting up or down is spot on. Yet, this post had been given a -3 before I'd revisited it. I don't understand what objection anyone would have to (his) post.

Maybe Facebook's got it right - they register only positive votes. There's some controversy there, too; IMO negative statements ought to recognized as such. It might be helpful if there was an alert given to the person who originated the post whenever someone votes on it, whether positive or negative. The up/down vote feature's advantage is that it gives the poster feedback.

The Forum is cluttered with "Me, too" and "Nope" remarks. Unless there's a pressing, specific comment to be made in response, a thumbs up (or down) should suffice - and encourage people to make thoughtful posts.

I agree, and for the most part, if there is something that I am particularly for or against, I use the button. I don't like typing one or two word sentences for a post and the like and dislike buttons is a lazy man's (me) way of doing a post, but showing where I stand.

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I agree with IronTiger's remarks. I don't downvote for disagreement or because I don't like someone.

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Change is coming.

Can we be of any assistance?

There are several criteria by which posts can be ranked. A post may contain little useful content, yet I might find it perceptive and funny.

Some replies are just plain mean. They might not violate terms of service, but detract from a civil exchange of ideas.

My favorite posts contain significant content. I appreciate HAIFers who have done their homework, and post well researched, educational comments, as opposed to "Me, too" or "Hmm" replies.

I don't envy that you have many options for ranking systems from which to decide. As someone remarked earlier, there have been posts with which he disagrees, yet respects how well the opinions were expressed.

I'd like to hear what options you're exploring.

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I like the changes so far.

I don't log in as much, but man, when I do, it's like a new version.

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My favorite posts contain significant content. I appreciate HAIFers who have done their homework, and post well researched, educational comments, as opposed to "Me, too" or "Hmm" replies.

You know what would be really useful? A search that allows you to pull posts with the most positives...sort of like a digg...so you could quickly look at posts the haif community has rated the best/most pertinent/most useful.

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You know what would be really useful? A search that allows you to pull posts with the most positives...sort of like a digg...so you could quickly look at posts the haif community has rated the best/most pertinent/most useful.

Good idea!

I'd also be interested to know which topics or posts are of most interest to non-HAIFers. We've become an internet resource.

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You know what would be really useful? A search that allows you to pull posts with the most positives...sort of like a digg...so you could quickly look at posts the haif community has rated the best/most pertinent/most useful.

Any word on this idea, I would definitely like to see a "hot", "featured", or "positive" topic section added.

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