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  1. #1
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    Default Notifications ~ Who thought that was a grand idea?

    Just wondering who thought it was good idea to badger a poster without identifying the source of the complaint


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    Oh, come on...it's fun! I LOVE getting "bad" notifications when I've said something totally logical and rational. It just reminds me that horse people are nuts (as am I) and you'll never please everyone. It's quite humbling. LOL
    A good horseman doesn't have to tell anyone...the horse already knows.

    Might be a reason, never an excuse...


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    And you have to check Notifications to see if you have a pm. I find them really annoying ..


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    Agreed - to an extent.
    I really don't give a fig for whomever does not like what I post.
    If they wanna argue, fo'get the Thumbs Down and let's dance on the thread!

    Plus the thumb count list is itself annoying and useless IMHO.
    I certainly cannot be bothered to look up each thread since it is identified only by post#.
    If it included some text to identify which post of mine, maybe.
    And, then again, maybe not.
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    I think they are silly and they are getting annoying. It was a nice idea, but they make me feel like I am in junior high again. For example I'm sure I'll get a negative one for this post....


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    well I do not even talk to my dog the way the notification announces that some one thinks BAD of me

    If they disagree, let's bring it out into the light to discus the issue...BAD doesn't do a darn thing that is any good


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    People who use an anonymous thumbs down rather than a reply on the subject are the most base of cowards.
    The Denver Broncos went to visit an orphanage. "It's so sad looking into their faces so devoid of hope." Sara aged 6


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    I think they're hilarious.

    I've gotten a handful or two of thumbs downs...and almost all for the most inane posts. Mostly for posts I made in the Help forum that said "thank you" and even a "happy birthday." Or what we eat for Thanksgiving.

    They make me grin...I figure either someone's having fun/making funny by posting a Bad to the least possible objectional posts or probably some silly passive aggressive twit finally feeling 'powerful' enough to tell whomever they've never liked how they feel as long as they don't have to reveal themselves.

    Either scenerio is kinda funny.

    I've given a bunch of thumbs up...it is much easier to to that than post "ditto." And I've given some thumbs downs...only a couple 2/3 or so for info I basically disagreed with. But have then posted why I disagreed with something since it was the idea or info I disagreed with instead of the person posting.
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    The culprit was someone who mistook Facebook for an infallible inventor of worthy things. It was an honest mistake. Now it's time to correct it.
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    My negatives appear to be for OT Day posts on controversial topics such as politics. Some people seem to have a real problem when you point out that the two old party candidates both are fine with killing babies, children and innocent women and other funeral attendees in drone strikes.

    I consider those thumbs-down to be badges of honor.
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    but no simpler." - Einstein


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    I get a lot of the TDs. I think they are all from the same one or two posters. It gives me a giggle. One thread I even egged them on, posting a comment that said "I bet I will get a TD." I got like three, and then someone went back and TDed all my posts in that thread, all at the same time because I watched the notifications pop up within about 10 seconds. Good thing they didn't have dial up...
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    I liked your posts, Jenners. Even if I disagree with your opinion on various things I can count on you being honest and straightforward!

    *thumbs up*
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp View Post
    The culprit was someone who mistook Facebook for an infallible inventor of worthy things. It was an honest mistake. Now it's time to correct it.
    Thanks for the explaination... I have never done the face-book thing... face-book was a mistake in itself


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    Quote Originally Posted by 5 View Post
    People who use an anonymous thumbs down rather than a reply on the subject are the most base of cowards.

    I was thinking more like cockroaches as they run and hide when confronted


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    I geuss we are all in junior high again with the thumbs up or down.


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    yeah I didn't love the idea of thumbs down to start with (I kind of like the thumbs up though, makes you feel good when people share your opinion)...
    And now I like it even less after noticing how some posters use it: Have you noticed that if someone disagrees with you on one thread, you'll suddenly get thumbs down on like your 5 previous posts "just cause". Mistyblue, I think that's where the thumbs down on "Happy birthday" posts come from.. pretty lame and easy to put a name on "anonymous". At least it's been my experience.


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    I don't know...it's sure a lot better than the people who used to quote long posts and then write "THIS!" at the end.

    It only feels like junior high if you let it make you feel that way.


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    I have to admit, it has become my new obsession:
    Quickly check if it was a thumbs up or down.

    Usually I get thumbs down on silly stuff like saying how long I have been on COTH.
    Surprisingly never on the bit more harsh posts.

    And I can't help but wonder who bothers to do that.
    But it amuses me for the time being.
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    I think they should do it differently, more like World of Warcraft or Allnurses.com do it.

    Allnurses posts are similar to ours, except they say "posterXXX and Y others thanked Original Poster for this post" and you can see exactly who liked the post.

    World of Warcraft you can immediately hit "like", if you hit on the tab with the report function you get a little drop down with "dislike" "trolling" "spam" and "report" options. Posts that are rated highly enough get highlighted (it'll say something like "this post is highly rated") posts that are lower rated will get hidden (kind of looks like our ignore function) it says something like "this message has been downgraded and is hidden due to user input, click here to view"

    Or at least change it to disagree instead of "BAD!"
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    I agree, I have gotten so many thumbs down from the most innocent posts,
    Thanksgiving dinner idea, Secret santa, What books I am reading??
    Really really strange. I would hate to see if I posted something really controversial!
    "you can only ride the drama llama so hard before it decides to spit in your face." ?Caffeinated.


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