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  1. #141
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    Quote Originally Posted by charismaryllis View Post
    one problem with this sort of rating system is that it may--oh, to hell with tact, it *does*-- cause people to censor themselves for fear of smiting or thumbs-downing or whatever.
    Kind of the opposite for me. I may disagree with a popular poster or post but I don't want to be forever remembered on COTH as the heartless bitch who posted "I disagree!", so I will give a little anonymous thumb. Also, someone may be brave enough to post an unpopular (by COTH standards) opinion and I want to give them a secret high-five.

    I'm not too disturbed or encouraged by receiving thumbs, as I have hit too many accidentally for it to carry any weight with me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AliCat View Post
    I just started another thread during this OT day. If people thumb down that topic I will be certain that the members of COTH have no soul.
    At this point people are probably just messing with you.


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  3. #143
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    Honestly, you're taking it too seriously,OP. If you're comfortable with yourself and your opinions, why does it matter so much? Own them and f*** everyone else, and their little thumbs too.

    For the record, I don't censor myself because someone may, horror of horrors, not agree with me and push the little red thumb. That's just stupid. I also haven't thumb downed one of your posts, OP.
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  4. #144
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    I gave you a 'bad' but just for fun. I might click like but not 'bad'...I just move on.


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  5. #145
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddys Mom View Post
    I may disagree with a popular poster or post but I don't want to be forever remembered on COTH as the heartless bitch who posted "I disagree!", so I will give a little anonymous thumb. Also, someone may be brave enough to post an unpopular (by COTH standards) opinion and I want to give them a secret high-five.
    Drop the fear and join the high-five club, sistah!

    Anyone worth her salt can appreciate a reasoned and non-dickhead expression of disagreement.
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  6. #146
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    Quote Originally Posted by charismaryllis View Post
    one problem with this sort of rating system is that it may--oh, to hell with tact, it *does*-- cause people to censor themselves for fear of smiting or thumbs-downing or whatever. having been on boards that have effectively become fluffy little "i love you, you love me" places because people are afraid to voice their opinions, i would hate to see that happen here. i don't really think it will since there are enough of us who don't care what people think of us too much, but it's something to consider.
    Maybe. Although I also think that with so many TUp, that's served to encourage people who push out a conversational pawn, so to speak, and comment on something and receive encouragement for doing so and if their comment is accurate or witty or funny or full of information, usually it gets a lot of positive hits and therefore encourages more of the same.

    IME of seeing what TDown I received and what TDown I've seen others receive, I totally get that people are either disagreeing with me (perfectly fine, that's what we're here for, to agree & disagree, it's the dialogue that's important), or else the post no matter who wrote it was an a-hole post.


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  7. #147
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaintPony View Post
    At this point people are probably just messing with you.
    Hopefully. I keep getting down notifications for posts that don't say enough of anything to down them. I guess people are bored?


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  8. #148
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    Quote Originally Posted by AliCat View Post
    I just started another thread during this OT day. If people thumb down that topic I will be certain that the members of COTH have no soul.
    It's this kind of statement that I'm sure will make people TD the post I quoted and probably your KFC one...it comes across as a "I dare you to thumb down this/that post". So people are going to TD it/them, just because it comes across as kind of a "Poor picked on me"/dare you to TD it, type of post. The fact that your regular posts get TU, but just these type gets TD shows you that it's not that they dislike you, it's just how these types of posts draw reactions. People dislike "poor me...people are mean" type of posts. But they are finding your other non-OT type posts useful/enjoyable/agreeable.
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  9. #149
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    Quote Originally Posted by AliCat View Post
    Since I last logged in (less than 18 hours ago), I have gotten 201 BAD post rating.
    And this is where it becomes bullying and abusive, IMHO.



  10. #150
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    Quote Originally Posted by AliCat View Post
    Just wanted to point out that in the last 5 minutes, 2 people have thumb downed this painfully inappropriate and offensive post that did not jive with their personal opinion.
    I think some people are just teasing you now, AliCat. But really, only 2 people ThumbsDown and there are how many posting on this thread with probably lots more reading it? I think there are a couple teasing you now. And I thought your "longer leash" post was funny.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne FS View Post
    I think some people are just teasing you now, AliCat. But really, only 2 people ThumbsDown and there are how many posting on this thread with probably lots more reading it? I think there are a couple teasing you now. And I thought your "longer leash" post was funny.
    Here are the ratings I have gotten in the last hour:


    Post Name Rating
    6723034 #6723034 - Good
    6720953 #6720953 - Good
    6722922 #6722922 - Bad
    6723336 #6723336 - Bad
    6720920 #6720920 - Good
    6723099 #6723099 - Bad
    6723062 #6723062 - Bad
    6723051 #6723051 - Bad
    6723040 #6723040 - Bad
    6723032 #6723032 - Bad
    6720889 #6720889 - Good
    6723034 #6723034 - Bad
    6722963 #6722963 - Bad
    6722994 #6722994 - Bad
    6720850 #6720850 - Good
    6720843 #6720843 - Good
    6720840 #6720840 - Good
    6720831 #6720831 - Good
    6720817 #6720817 - Are you one of the people who gives posts "bad" ratings? Good
    6722922 #6722922 - Bad
    6723058 #6723058 - KFC Mashed Potato Bowl Good
    6723099 #6723099 - Bad
    6723062 #6723062 - Bad
    6723051 #6723051 - Bad
    6723040 #6723040 - Bad
    6723034 #6723034 - Bad
    6723032 #6723032 - Bad
    6722994 #6722994 - Bad
    6722963 #6722963 - Bad
    6722922 #6722922 - Good
    6723058 #6723058 - KFC Mashed Potato Bowl Good
    6720817 #6720817 - Are you one of the people who gives posts "bad" ratings? Bad
    6723058 #6723058 - KFC Mashed Potato Bowl Bad
    6723058 #6723058 - KFC Mashed Potato Bowl Good
    6723040 #6723040 - Good
    6720843 #6720843 - Good
    6722922 #6722922 - Bad
    6722994 #6722994 - Bad
    6722922 #6722922 - Bad
    6722994 #6722994 - Good
    6722922 #6722922 - Bad
    6720889 #6720889 - Good
    6720878 #6720878 - Good



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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp View Post
    Anyone worth her salt can appreciate a reasoned and non-dickhead expression of disagreement.
    *snort* Awesome. Best reason for thumbs down ever.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AliCat View Post
    Here are the ratings I have gotten in the last hour:


    Post Name Rating
    6723034 #6723034 - Good
    6720953 #6720953 - Good
    6722922 #6722922 - Bad
    6723336 #6723336 - Bad
    6720920 #6720920 - Good
    6723099 #6723099 - Bad
    6723062 #6723062 - Bad
    6723051 #6723051 - Bad
    6723040 #6723040 - Bad
    6723032 #6723032 - Bad
    6720889 #6720889 - Good
    6723034 #6723034 - Bad
    6722963 #6722963 - Bad
    6722994 #6722994 - Bad
    6720850 #6720850 - Good
    6720843 #6720843 - Good
    6720840 #6720840 - Good
    6720831 #6720831 - Good
    6720817 #6720817 - Are you one of the people who gives posts "bad" ratings? Good
    6722922 #6722922 - Bad
    6723058 #6723058 - KFC Mashed Potato Bowl Good
    6723099 #6723099 - Bad
    6723062 #6723062 - Bad
    6723051 #6723051 - Bad
    6723040 #6723040 - Bad
    6723034 #6723034 - Bad
    6723032 #6723032 - Bad
    6722994 #6722994 - Bad
    6722963 #6722963 - Bad
    6722922 #6722922 - Good
    6723058 #6723058 - KFC Mashed Potato Bowl Good
    6720817 #6720817 - Are you one of the people who gives posts "bad" ratings? Bad
    6723058 #6723058 - KFC Mashed Potato Bowl Bad
    6723058 #6723058 - KFC Mashed Potato Bowl Good
    6723040 #6723040 - Good
    6720843 #6720843 - Good
    6722922 #6722922 - Bad
    6722994 #6722994 - Bad
    6722922 #6722922 - Bad
    6722994 #6722994 - Good
    6722922 #6722922 - Bad
    6720889 #6720889 - Good
    6720878 #6720878 - Good
    See, when you post stuff like this, it's as if you are walking around with a kick me sign on you. If you would stop doing the "Mom...He's touching me" type of posts, people would stop TDing the posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetsmom View Post
    See, when you post stuff like this, it's as if you are walking around with a kick me sign on you. If you would stop doing the "Mom...He's touching me" type of posts, people would stop TDing the posts.
    And in the last few minutes since I posted that list:

    6723449 #6723449 - Bad
    6723336 #6723336 - Bad
    6723099 #6723099 - Bad
    6723062 #6723062 - Bad
    6723051 #6723051 - Bad
    6723336 #6723336 - Good
    6723040 #6723040 - Bad
    6723034 #6723034 - Bad
    6723032 #6723032 - Bad
    6722994 #6722994 - Bad
    6722963 #6722963 - Bad
    6720817 #6720817 - Are you one of the people who gives posts "bad" ratings? Bad
    6722922 #6722922 - Good
    6723062 #6723062 - Bad
    6723040 #6723040 - Bad
    6722963 #6722963 - Bad

    But I am the one being childish?



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    5 minutes, 13 bad post ratings. I know, I must be sensitive.



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    Quote Originally Posted by AliCat View Post
    5 minutes, 13 bad post ratings. I know, I must be sensitive.

    I just T'D you because I can't explain it any clearer than I already have...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AliCat View Post
    5 minutes, 13 bad post ratings. I know, I must be sensitive.
    Or people are merely letting you know that you're over-reacting.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne FS View Post
    Or people are merely letting you know that you're over-reacting.
    Over reacting? This is a thread about why people use the TD. I have gotten hundreds of TD's about this thread, and a couple dozen intelligent responses.

    Posting up how many "bad post" ratings I have gotten most certainly is relevant to the discussion.



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    Where is the "throwing up the hands" icon???
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetsmom View Post
    Where is the "throwing up the hands" icon???
    If you stated your opinion, you don't actually have to keep coming into the thread. No need for another emoticon. Simple problems, simple solutions.



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