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Posted 08 December 2010 - 09:28 PM

Do you use it?

Do you like it?

I don't, and I don't.

I think it robs some discussions of a bit of civility, makes things combative, and so on.
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Posted 08 December 2010 - 09:30 PM

I like it, use it when appropriate to mark up or down posts. It helps to highlight high/low points of a thread. But I keep running into a limit that I can use per day + or -.
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Posted 08 December 2010 - 09:33 PM

I like it, it lets you sort the thread from highest ranked to lowest, so you can skip the nonsensical posts if you don't feel like filtering through them. Especially handy in the Politics section.
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Posted 08 December 2010 - 10:00 PM

i only ever use the plus, and that's only rarely.
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Posted 08 December 2010 - 10:04 PM

I'm with Loki.
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Posted 08 December 2010 - 11:54 PM

I'll use it every now and then, but I think its a redundant feature. I can just as easilly ignore a post or combat it with a response, if need be.
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Posted 09 December 2010 - 12:56 AM

No and no.

I've never used it and I couldn't care less about it. It's just another method of encouraging homogeny and mediocrity.

i.e. Don't say anything 'out of line' or weird, because people might not read your post.
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Posted 09 December 2010 - 04:46 AM

Idiots have always posted drivel on here, now the posts just have a red box in the corner. It does seem that a few people get off on -1s, which would explain why certain people make the same post over and over until theory posts ate no longer worth reading because they're always the same
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Posted 09 December 2010 - 05:09 AM

I don't like it. It's a way for immature cowards to hit and run with no consequence. This is a DISCUSSION forum.
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Posted 09 December 2010 - 07:16 AM

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I don't like it. It's a way for immature cowards to hit and run with no consequence. This is a DISCUSSION forum.

No it isn't. Have you not been paying attention the last couple of years? It's a haven for people to bitch and moan about how not every car is a hardtop, or that every car isn't a coupe, or that every car isn't a Hyundai Sonata Turbo, or that Greenpeace is coming out at night and taking away trucks or some other such nonsense. That's not discussion, its whining.
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Posted 09 December 2010 - 07:40 AM

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 08:32 AM

Well, it would seem that my point is bolstered by this very thread.
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Posted 09 December 2010 - 08:42 AM

Everybody above me gets a free +1
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Posted 09 December 2010 - 08:48 AM

^ Yer roon'n it !! :P
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Posted 09 December 2010 - 09:56 AM

Go find the Cadillac ULC thread and you'll see why its worthwhile. The posts that actually discuss the car are the ones with 0's while the worthless repetitive crap has -1s and the arguments against the repetitive crap have +1s.

Also, the mobile site doesn't display the ratings, so its kinda fun to try and guess how many negatives a post has. I imagine that by this evening this one will be -2.
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Posted 09 December 2010 - 10:38 AM

^ actually, in the 'LA show / ULC' thread, you posted this repetitive crap:

Unless its a Cadillac Hyundai Sonata turbo, it'll be a hideous failure.

And you have a +3, so your theory is shot.
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Posted 09 December 2010 - 10:45 AM

Probably 3 people capable of understanding satire
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Posted 09 December 2010 - 10:56 AM

I use it when I think that someone is making a very good point, or being an idiot. I don't care whether or not I agree with the person, my personal ratings have more to do with whether the person is making C+G a better or worse place with that particular post.
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Posted 09 December 2010 - 01:13 PM

Thankfully, the ratings system no longer has to do with individual reputation, like it first did. If that were still the case, I think we would have done away with the entire system by now.

Satty is right about one thing for the most part: there is a lot of complaining that detracts from any intelligent discussion that takes place around here. Intelligent and high quality discussions are part of this site's main M.O. and when all threads are high in good content, there is a chance we can attract new regulars.

When we're all sitting around bashing a new car because it doesn't get the gas mileage of a frigging Sonata and because it doesn't have windows for the a, b, and c pillars that roll down, threads begin to look immature as does the entire community.

I can see a way to reform the idea: merge the report and ratings system into one tidy clusterfuck. Posts below a threshold of minus five are earmarked for deletion. When a member ranks a post down in this fashion, they have to leave a small note saying why they ranked the post down. Anyone who leaves a reason saying, in essence, that they're butthurt that such-and-such doesn't agree that the Cadillac ULC is a POS automatically makes their vote invalid.
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Posted 09 December 2010 - 01:26 PM

I'd just as soon toss it as excess baggage.
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