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    It was my understanding that negative ratings are used on people who give 'bad' advice or trolls etc, but it seems that some people like to waste their ratings on the basis that they simply disagree with somebody else's comment/post?

    E.g "I really like the film _____" - and then get negged for it? It just makes no sense. If you disagree passionately enough to give someone a bad rating, it's a forum, for discussion, why don't you indulge in some (not always) intelligent debate and say why you disagree?

    Or have I just completely missed the point?
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    People neg those they disagree with or if someone makes a stupid post and/or thread. Pos usually comes when someone says something that is true or hilarious.
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    Some people just neg others for the fun of it don't let it bother you.
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    They will also neg in vast swathes when doing so would be grotesquely ironic.



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    (Original post by Black Cat)
    Some people just neg others for the fun of it don't let it bother you.
    I think anyone who goes on an internet forum to click on a red thumb for 'fun' seriously needs to take a look at their life.
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    I get that's what users actually do. But I just feel it's sometimes a bit unnecessary to neg people just because your favourite cheese isn't the same as their favourite cheese.

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    Some people just neg others for the fun of it don't let it bother you.
    It's not really something I'm bothered by... I just would prefer someone to challenge a view they disagree with as opposed to just negging them and be done with it!
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    (Original post by Mockery)
    They will also neg in vast swathes when doing so would be grotesquely ironic.



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    Haha I was prepared for that to be honest. LOLtastic.
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    (Original post by Linnerzx)
    It was my understanding that negative ratings are used on people who give 'bad' advice or trolls etc, but it seems that some people like to waste their ratings on the basis that they simply disagree with somebody else's comment/post?

    E.g "I really like the film _____" - and then get negged for it? It just makes no sense. If you disagree passionately enough to give someone a bad rating, it's a forum, for discussion, why don't you indulge in some (not always) intelligent debate and say why you disagree?

    Or have I just completely missed the point?
    Why should 'passionate disagreement' be the standard? Rather than, say, mild disapproval?
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    I once felt bad for ISA and pos repped her. Its one of my greatest secrets.
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    (Original post by Linnerzx)
    Haha I was prepared for that to be honest. LOLtastic.
    posters using expressions such as LOLtastic are negged to ****
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    (Original post by Linnerzx)
    It was my understanding that negative ratings are used on people who give 'bad' advice or trolls etc, but it seems that some people like to waste their ratings on the basis that they simply disagree with somebody else's comment/post?

    E.g "I really like the film _____" - and then get negged for it? It just makes no sense. If you disagree passionately enough to give someone a bad rating, it's a forum, for discussion, why don't you indulge in some (not always) intelligent debate and say why you disagree?

    Or have I just completely missed the point?
    People do neg if they disagree either slightly or a lot. Some genuinely use it in heated arguments or because of trolling, some do it just for the hell of it. With the misuse of the rep system comes people using it sensibly. I'm not sure how it can be regulated if at all so the trick is to not give a damn about rep. After all it has little meaning.
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    (Original post by Norton1)
    Why should 'passionate disagreement' be the standard? Rather than, say, mild disapproval?
    Agreed.
    And sometimes people simply don't agree, yet can't be bothered to challenge or come up with a justification as to why they disagree; so they neg.
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    (Original post by Linnerzx)
    I get that's what users actually do. But I just feel it's sometimes a bit unnecessary to neg people just because your favourite cheese isn't the same as their favourite cheese.
    Some people are very Edamant on their views on cheese.
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    (Original post by the bear)
    posters using expressions such as LOLtastic are negged to ****
    How about "roflcoptor" or "LOLcano?"
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    (Original post by thunder_chunky)
    How about "roflcoptor" or "LOLcano?"

    You have reached the limit of how many posts you can rate today!

    Just you wait
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    (Original post by Albino)
    Some people are very Edamant on their views on cheese.
    it's chester point of view...
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    Basically neg's are there to tell you should stop being Muslim/Politcally Right/Excessively Religious/Anti-Gay, abortion/anything but a Socialist.

    In one month by wandering around the Religion and Politics Sub-Forum acting as an Atheist bashing on Islam threads with a Socialist Sig, I went from 1 green bar to six..(that's 1200 points ) since I stopped doing that, I have gained 76 rep points in two months.
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    (Original post by Albino)
    Some people are very Edamant on their views on cheese.
    (Original post by the bear)
    it's chester point of view...
    Guys, these cheese puns are really starting to grate.
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    (Original post by therisenmitten)
    Guys, these cheese puns are really starting to grate.
    that's a rare bit of humour
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    (Original post by therisenmitten)
    Guys, these cheese puns are really starting to grate.
    (Original post by the bear)
    that's a rare bit of humour
    And I thought this was meant to be a mature discussion...
 
 
 
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