Is it true you used to be able to downvote posts on TSR?

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    Was this a thing?

    Were there like two tracks of rep- a thumbs up one and a thumbs down one?
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    yes
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    I came on TSR way after this negative reps were taken away, but still, I sometimes see the odd old account with red gems. :lol:
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    (Original post by Trinculo)
    Was this a thing?

    Were there like two tracks of rep- a thumbs up one and a thumbs down one?
    Indeed. One user once got about 350 thumbs down on a single post

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    Yes, ah those were the days :moon:

    I've been on this site way too long...damn it!
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    Nice try.
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    Why did it go away?
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    I looked it up a while ago, you used to be able to give posts a thumb down. So some users have the red gems by their name, which are like bad 'rep' gems.
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    (Original post by Trinculo)
    Was this a thing?

    Were there like two tracks of rep- a thumbs up one and a thumbs down one?
    Yes, if you ever see someone with red gems next to their name instead of green (very rare to see) that's why
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    (Original post by Trinculo)
    Why did it go away?
    I think because people kept abusing it. Pretty sure it caused arguments too because you could see who gave you the negative rep.
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    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    Yes, if you ever see someone with red gems next to their name instead of green (very rare to see) that's why
    So everyone had a red track and green track?
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    Yes, and negs need to come back.
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    We felt it encouraged flaming and negativity, which wasn't very welcoming to anyone, so we got rid of them some years ago now
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    (Original post by Trinculo)
    So everyone had a red track and green track?
    No, I think its more of if the reps balanced out. So if someone got more downvotes than upvotes they would have red gems
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    (Original post by ChrisN)
    We felt it encouraged flaming and negativity, which wasn't very welcoming to anyone, so we got rid of them some years ago now
    And did it work (getting rid of downvotes)?
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    (Original post by Trinculo)
    And did it work (getting rid of downvotes)?
    Well, there's no flaming and negativity here any more so.. oh, wait.
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    Indeed. One user once got about 350 thumbs down on a single post

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    I'm sure ISA made a post once that got near or just over 1000 neg reps :rofl:
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    (Original post by Trinculo)
    And did it work (getting rid of downvotes)?
    I don't think it has, it's just made trolls able to accumulate loads of green gems whereas with neg reps you could identify someone who was generally trollish or who made crap posts almost instantly by their red bars.
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    (Original post by Trinculo)
    Why did it go away?
    TSR thought it could be a way of bullying others....

    I long for a good negging..
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    (Original post by Plantagenet Crown)
    I'm sure ISA made a post once that got near or just over 1000 neg reps :rofl:
    :toofunny:

    Maybe it we're thinking of the same post, but maybe it acquired more after I stopped looking (I was talking about an ISA post too :ninja: )
 
 
 
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