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    I'm not sure if this is in the right section but I guess it's relevant to this part of the forums in some ways. Anyway, it is perhaps the most cowardly thing to do, to neg-rep someone without giving a good reason for it.

    Countless times I've been negged anonymously by spineless cowards who were either too lazy or too scared to confront me. Because of this, I'm calling for new procedures to be implemented into the negging system.

    1. Firstly, upon negging a fellow user, there has to be an option for stating a reason which should in turn, be overlooked by the mods and forum admins (or whoever's job it is)
    2. Secondly, the creator of the post that was negged, must receive a notification regarding the negging, provided the mods and admins deemed the neg justifiable
    3. Thirdly, users issuing other users with unfair and unjustified neg-rep should be given a minor warning (maybe 1-2 points) so they don't repeat the same offence of unjustified neg-repping



    I think if these measures were implemented, TSR would be a better and much friendlier place where intellectual debates can preside over anonymous and cowardly neg-repping; neg repping done by wimpy kids who don't have the balls to state a reason.

    Who is with me?? Can we get some sort of petition going?
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    Is a virtual 'thumbs down' really that big a deal?
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    Think about all those negs that the mods and admins will have to look over everyday (in unison with their other responsibilities)! Quite difficult to set up..
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    It's really lame, usually used just because someone doesn't agree with what the post says (Everyone has opinions) or because they know the post is right, but can't hold a decent argument against the post.

    TSR should get rid of the system. It creates an aura of falseness, and people withdraw and hold back on their posts in fear of being negged.
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    Why do you care? TSR isn't real life.
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    I neg subs/mods to watch their tears of vengeance as they neg me back.
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    Who gives a crap really about a virtual thumbs down on some internet site that is worth very little in real life.

    As regards neg rep, I'd understand it if it was a neg because you were putting forward a controversial opinion. For example political views.

    But when someone negs you just for posting a factual statement for whatever reason or search back and neg your posts when the thread is long dead is just incredibly sad.

    It just points to some unseen and unmentioned agenda, similar to people who get beaten up for looking at someone the wrong way.
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    People need not to get butthurt about a little thumbs down on a forum. Sure it's nice to get that little glow of satisfaction from an upvote but, really guys?
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    (Original post by Zangoose)
    I'm not sure if this is in the right section but I guess it's relevant to this part of the forums in some ways. Anyway, it is perhaps the most cowardly thing to do, to neg-rep someone without giving a good reason for it.

    Countless times I've been negged anonymously by spineless cowards who were either too lazy or too scared to confront me. Because of this, I'm calling for new procedures to be implemented into the negging system.

    1. Firstly, upon negging a fellow user, there has to be an option for stating a reason which should in turn, be overlooked by the mods and forum admins (or whoever's job it is)
    2. Secondly, the creator of the post that was negged, must receive a notification regarding the negging, provided the mods and admins deemed the neg justifiable
    3. Thirdly, users issuing other users with unfair and unjustified neg-rep should be given a minor warning (maybe 1-2 points) so they don't repeat the same offence of unjustified neg-repping



    I think if these measures were implemented, TSR would be a better and much friendlier place where intellectual debates can preside over anonymous and cowardly neg-repping; neg repping done by wimpy kids who don't have the balls to state a reason.

    Who is with me?? Can we get some sort of petition going?

    Negged you for the lulz
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    I really don't care, it's happened to me countless times. There is more to the student room than rep, let alone something to cause anger :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Zangoose)
    neg repping done by wimpy kids who don't have the balls to state a reason.
    Says the kid who bases his life on pokemon, mr zangoose

    Edit oh yes I negged you by the way but i dont have the balls to state a reason
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    it would be better if you said who ever pos reps you or neg reps you, their names should show and then you can contact them yourself
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    (Original post by Zangoose)
    I'm not sure if this is in the right section but I guess it's relevant to this part of the forums in some ways. Anyway, it is perhaps the most cowardly thing to do, to neg-rep someone without giving a good reason for it.

    Countless times I've been negged anonymously by spineless cowards who were either too lazy or too scared to confront me. Because of this, I'm calling for new procedures to be implemented into the negging system.

    1. Firstly, upon negging a fellow user, there has to be an option for stating a reason which should in turn, be overlooked by the mods and forum admins (or whoever's job it is)
    2. Secondly, the creator of the post that was negged, must receive a notification regarding the negging, provided the mods and admins deemed the neg justifiable
    3. Thirdly, users issuing other users with unfair and unjustified neg-rep should be given a minor warning (maybe 1-2 points) so they don't repeat the same offence of unjustified neg-repping

    I feel your pain, that's why I tend to avoid posting in threads where I know the minority get negged. It's pretty immature really.

    But my question is, are moderators good judges? No offence to them, but I don't think so, if you look at the kinds of things I've seen them give (and have personally received) warning points for, I just don't really trust the wisdom of some of them.

    the rep/neg system is annoying, and far from perfect, but there's not much that can be done. Perhaps only having thumbs up and no thumbs down is a decent alternative. perhaps.
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    Think of it this way... reading the title was enough to make me click on the thread and neg you.

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    Isn't it the same with liking a facebook status? People don't comment saying 'I liked your status because ...', people just don't really do it
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    (Original post by Zangoose)
    I'm not sure if this is in the right section but I guess it's relevant to this part of the forums in some ways. Anyway, it is perhaps the most cowardly thing to do, to neg-rep someone without giving a good reason for it.

    Countless times I've been negged anonymously by spineless cowards who were either too lazy or too scared to confront me. Because of this, I'm calling for new procedures to be implemented into the negging system.
    1. Firstly, upon negging a fellow user, there has to be an option for stating a reason which should in turn, be overlooked by the mods and forum admins (or whoever's job it is)
    2. Secondly, the creator of the post that was negged, must receive a notification regarding the negging, provided the mods and admins deemed the neg justifiable
    3. Thirdly, users issuing other users with unfair and unjustified neg-rep should be given a minor warning (maybe 1-2 points) so they don't repeat the same offence of unjustified neg-repping


    I think if these measures were implemented, TSR would be a better and much friendlier place where intellectual debates can preside over anonymous and cowardly neg-repping; neg repping done by wimpy kids who don't have the balls to state a reason.

    Who is with me?? Can we get some sort of petition going?
    You spend too much time on here, you really do. Hate to pop your bubble but there's more to life than an internet forum.

    Also, you've numbered your (anal and ridiculous) list, so it's just convoluted to start each point with an ordinal. Or maybe you're just superfluous like that.
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    (Original post by dellprinter)
    Says the kid who bases his life on pokemon, mr zangoose

    Edit oh yes I negged you by the way but i dont have the balls to state a reason
    but your rep doesn't do anything. That's just pathetic don't you think?
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    (Original post by Zangoose)
    I'm not sure if this is in the right section but I guess it's relevant to this part of the forums in some ways. Anyway, it is perhaps the most cowardly thing to do, to neg-rep someone without giving a good reason for it.

    Countless times I've been negged anonymously by spineless cowards who were either too lazy or too scared to confront me. Because of this, I'm calling for new procedures to be implemented into the negging system.

    1. Firstly, upon negging a fellow user, there has to be an option for stating a reason which should in turn, be overlooked by the mods and forum admins (or whoever's job it is)
    2. Secondly, the creator of the post that was negged, must receive a notification regarding the negging, provided the mods and admins deemed the neg justifiable
    3. Thirdly, users issuing other users with unfair and unjustified neg-rep should be given a minor warning (maybe 1-2 points) so they don't repeat the same offence of unjustified neg-repping



    I think if these measures were implemented, TSR would be a better and much friendlier place where intellectual debates can preside over anonymous and cowardly neg-repping; neg repping done by wimpy kids who don't have the balls to state a reason.

    Who is with me?? Can we get some sort of petition going?

    negged you and ran!!!!!
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    (Original post by Evan7788)
    Is a virtual 'thumbs down' really that big a deal?
    I negged you for being one of those to jump on the "Oh yeahh who cares about internet neg-repping" bandwagon.

    (Original post by ghanglish)
    Why do you care? TSR isn't real life.
    I negged you for the same reason I negged the person above.

    Neither of you took the time to analyse my post or see past your ignorance which may have enabled you to suggest ways of improving the site.
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    (Original post by Zangoose)

    1. Secondly, the creator of the post that was negged, must receive a notification regarding the negging, provided the mods and admins deemed the neg justifiable
    Define "justifiable". I rep most people because they've either been helpful or made me laugh.

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