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a bit childish? We are adults who are here for the most part to have civil conversations about Bama and college football in general. The vote stuff is odd.
Maybe just keep the up vote button so good threads and posts can be highlighted. Take away the down vote option to get rid of drama and bickering. Just my two pennies.
No truer words have been spoken by a non 5 star poster.... (g) (g)
Really just kidding. Seriously, on the surface when it was put in place at the beginning, it made sense. Allow users to see who are the best posters and who bring the best to each board. If it worked that way it would be a nice feature. Only problem is it doesn't. People simply downvote anything they don't agree with, or if they are lurking on a rival board, they downvote (if able to) what they don't like. Some over time find posters they don't like and downvote everything the do (g) - we all have our followers it seems.
Not sure what the long term answer is, or even if anything will or wont be done. I guess its just too bad it didn't work like I'm sure it was intended to. That could have been a cool feature.
This has been my opinion as well. It's really sad how childish we can become.
I'm only a measly 4 star member, but upvoted you anyway.
The Dynasty is Here!
As I did for you. Get this BamaBrown another star
Down votes don't hurt posters, posters hurt posters...
This post was edited by Outlaw 15 months ago
Some people have no life so they take pride in down voting. Look at the Lebron James thread it has like 80 down votes. IMO that is just childish and people trying to make them self feel special on a message board.
"You must show no mercy nor have any belief whatsoever in how others judge you, for your GREATNESS will silence them all." -ULTIMATE WARRIOR
I disagree. I think there have been some really stupid posts that absolutely deserved down votes.
It's actually genius from a moderator standpoint. Whether you believe this or not, most people are going to refrain from picking fights or saying dumb comments in general for fear of being downvoted. It's like a self-sustaining moderation tool. Respect.
I think it actually cuts down on negative feedback. Simply, view as an agree or disagree feature and move on.
Love the down vote option because it makes me happy when people squeal and cry about it.
I think it's kinda silly as well. IIf you like someone's post..you just put it in your post...no need for upvotes..etc.
You upvoted this thread, right?
So exactly what are these participation points I earn when I upvote someone? Can I accumualte them and trade them in for cool Bama gear or what?
Become childish? Remember that a certain percentage of posters still are only a couple of years or so removed from being actual children.
"Operation Upvote" has been a helluva lot of fun lately. What irks me more than the down vote button is when mods on other boards (Notre Dame, for example) have deleted threads that we have upvoted into the stratosphere. It seems that the logical thing is to simply not allow members of other boards to upvote. If the ND or AU mods don't want us upvoting their threads, then why give us the ability to do so? It makes zero sense. If, for example, ND mods don't want to see a "We have no chance against Bama" thread on their board get 300 upvotes, then just make upvoting VIP only. Don't give us the ability to use a feature of the site and then delete a thread just because we use the feature as it was intended.
This post was edited by airharper 15 months ago
Seriously? Why would anyone care if someone up votes or down votes them? Does it impact their life in any way?
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