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  • #21
    No velvet, they don't hate the spiderman quote, they are hating your waste of space thread that isn't horse or more specifically, dressage, related. And watching you stir your pot of cheese is actually pretty annoying.

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    • #22
      As proof that the thumbs down option is asinine and immature, I submit the fact that I have NOT ONCE used it without cackling gleefully and rubbing my hands together.

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      • #23
        ^ BWHAHAHAHAHA! This!

        I think the thumbs up/thumbs down options save time and keystrokes. Think we may come to miss the snarking, name-calling and catfights of the past...?

        Kidding. Really.

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        • #24
          It is sponsored by the drug companies! I have a hugs long stack of thumbs down. I think they are from the political threads.

          I also think it is a popularity contest or just a new way of bullying!

          I like the idea of skewing the numbers. I am in.
          “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
          ? Albert Einstein

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          • #25
            C'mon, thumbs up/thumbs down is a good way to respond to posts that are merely links to videos and things like that. I like to acknowledge the effort of someone who has posted a video or photo here for comment (i.e., Mike Matson) but I often don't have much to say about it beyond thumbs up or down.
            "Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain" ~Friedrich Schiller

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            • #26
              Some of the best, useful threads are between two experienced riders who disagree. I think it makes it easy for people to be lazy.
              Groom to trainer: "Where's the glamour? You promised me glamour!"

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              • #27
                Why? If I really disagree or want t get a differing point of view across, I can still make a comment, it's not an either/or thing. And if someone posts something truly offensive/dangerous/stupid, a red thumb click can add to the dope-slap without a humpty-billion "This!" posts, or endless quotes and "what she said".

                The same goes for agreeing with a well written, insightful post. A green thumb can take the place of "well said!" and I agree!!" a bazillion times over.

                But as with everything else, don't use it if you don't like it.

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                • #28
                  What I do find weird is someone going back through old posts (like, 6-12 months old) and "disliking" them. Posts that are more about my personal horses... posts that aren't part of a conversation or opinion..... super effin' strange, and kind of stalker-ish, frankly.
                  We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.

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                    #29
                    And the negative numbers on this thread just keep on climbing.
                    "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"

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                      #30
                      I'm guessing the positive and negative thumbs on my last post is people attempting to figure out if agreeing means they like all the negatives on the OP or if a negative means they just hate it all.
                      "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"

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                      • #31
                        Originally posted by mbm View Post
                        i honestly don't understand why anyone would "dislike" a post. what is the point? to say i"i don't like you neener neener"? oh so grown up!

                        luckily the mods feel similar and it will go poof soon
                        I didn't think I would use the thumbs up, but I have been using it for cute pix, funny stories, etc to show that I am glad poster shared. That way I don't clog up the board, but poster gets the good vibes.

                        thumbs down for thumbs down, though. There are def. posts that I disagree with, but I would rather respond or ignore. Thumbs down seems kind of snide. Don't want to be like an 8th grade girl voting someone out of the club.

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                        • #32
                          The problem I had was that I want to hit the 'thumbs up' but accidently hit the red thumb. Perhaps they can switch the locations (or separate them more????)
                          I.D.E.A. yoda

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                          • #33
                            Originally posted by Velvet View Post
                            And the negative numbers on this thread just keep on climbing.
                            The Admins have already agreed that the Thumbs Down feature will be removed so why is this thread even here

                            As mods have frequently requested, the Forum for airing grievances rising out of the Update is:

                            Forum: Technical Assistance

                            Sub-Forum: Help Forum

                            Links encoded for those directionally challenged.

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                            • #34
                              Originally posted by FlashGordon View Post
                              What I do find weird is someone going back through old posts (like, 6-12 months old) and "disliking" them. Posts that are more about my personal horses... posts that aren't part of a conversation or opinion..... super effin' strange, and kind of stalker-ish, frankly.
                              I think this stems from the "similar threads" recommendations at the bottom of the page. Some of them aren't really similar - just have a word or two in common. And some are older threads.

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                              • #35
                                Originally posted by alto View Post
                                The Admins have already agreed that the Thumbs Down feature will be removed so why is this thread even here

                                As mods have frequently requested, the Forum for airing grievances rising out of the Update is:

                                Forum: Technical Assistance

                                Sub-Forum: Help Forum

                                Links encoded for those directionally challenged.
                                Thanks for letting us know. I am VERY directionally/technically/whateverly challenged and couldn't find this post. I'm glad it will be gone, though I would have been happy with just being able to disable my own notifications.

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                                • #36
                                  Originally posted by Beentheredonethat View Post
                                  I wish they would get rid of them, or at least the notifications. I see no purpose. At least we should be able to turn it off so we don't have to look at notifications.
                                  Ah! Is there a way to "ignore" the notifications? They are certainly unsolicitated by this poster.

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                                  • #37
                                    Originally posted by Hippolyta View Post
                                    I didn't think I would use the thumbs up, but I have been using it for cute pix, funny stories, etc to show that I am glad poster shared. That way I don't clog up the board, but poster gets the good vibes.

                                    thumbs down for thumbs down, though. There are def. posts that I disagree with, but I would rather respond or ignore. Thumbs down seems kind of snide. Don't want to be like an 8th grade girl voting someone out of the club.
                                    agree (with a thumbs up!)

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                                    • #38
                                      Personally, I might use a "eye roll" icon with your "controversial" posts way more often than I'd bother with a thumbs up or down.

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                                        #39
                                        "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"

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                                        • #40
                                          it takes me back to grade school


                                          after receiving numerous "bad" comments regarding this post I was wrong, it is kindergarten

                                          well I was wrong again... it appears we are down to the pre K level
                                          Last edited by clanter; Nov. 21, 2012, 03:57 PM.

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