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Poll: Up votes/Down Votes

Opinion on Up votes / Down Votes  

18 members have voted

  1. 1. Would you want voting to remain anonymous as it currently is, who see who voted as you can with Facebook's "Like" system?

    • Remain Anonymous
      10
    • See who voted
      8
  2. 2. If we change it so everyone can see who voted, would you care that it would show all voting results ever cast?

    • Yes
      3
    • No
      15


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I have no problem as I usually do not vote on most items but I admit that there are those occasional posts that deserve a positive or negative vote.

 

Over all I have no problem with people seeing who I voted up or down.

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I chose the options that'll continue providing endless mirth and entertainment.

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The idea that a downvote would cease to be anonymous might cut down on downvoting altogether.  Or it could start a stupid war.  It's been a few years since I went off on a paranoid rant about calling out downvoters, but really, each commenter can pretty much guess who is downvoting them.  The one thing I will say is that mod power has been abused in the past because of the ability to see who is casting up and down.  For a mod to troll a commenter with downvotes using insider knowledge is grounds for a permanent loss of mod power.

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That's the thing Ocn. People are guessing who is down voting them and a majority of the time they are wrong. With regards to your other point, send me a pm if you have concerns and I'll look into it.

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That's the thing Ocn. People are guessing who is down voting them and a majority of the time they are wrong. With regards to your other point, send me a pm if you have concerns and I'll look into it.

This is what drives me nuts. People assuming.

 

I don't see an issue with keeping anonymous voting because you shouldn't have to "show your face" just to passively disagree with something.

 

Most importantly, why the F do people care that much about it??? So I get a downvote for saying something ignorant, extreme fanboism or just being a dick? Then they/I deserve it. Insead of starting a pissing match..just a simple click of disagreement works. If somebody says something awesome, you agree with, or just funny but don't actually have something to respond to..just a simple click of a "thumbs up" works.

 

To the ones who legitimately care(same people who probably count their FB "likes") and get upset or ruffled by a "downvote": grow a set, learn to post better, or make a legitimate argument as opposed to just an opinion you're trying to pass as a fact.

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Speaking for myself, if I get consistently downvoted on a particular topic, then I know I'm rustling SOMEONE'S jimmies. I'll still comment on that topic, but I may include a joke about being consistently downvoted whenever I do.

By the same token, I will consistently downvote stuff that I don't feel adds any meaningful insight to a topic. I usually wind up calling it PR fluff (and have noted that the term has found usage in other places since it started being used by folks here. Follow the leaders, etc,etc).

If mods are doing stuff just to stir the pot... well, you can't do that. Troll mods are a surefire way to destroy a place's reputation. Trust me, that's a lead you DON'T want to follow.

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Speaking for myself, if I get consistently downvoted on a particular topic, then I know I'm rustling SOMEONE'S jimmies. I'll still comment on that topic, but I may include a joke about being consistently downvoted whenever I do.

By the same token, I will consistently downvote stuff that I don't feel adds any meaningful insight to a topic. I usually wind up calling it PR fluff (and have noted that the term has found usage in other places since it started being used by folks here. Follow the leaders, etc,etc).

If mods are doing stuff just to stir the pot... well, you can't do that. Troll mods are a surefire way to destroy a place's reputation. Trust me, that's a lead you DON'T want to follow.

Exactly, 100% how I feel.

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Over all transparency works for the best in most cases. Not all but in most it is best to be transparent in what goes on.

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Over all transparency works for the best in most cases. Not all but in most it is best to be transparent in what goes on.

Normally I would agree. But in some cases it doesn't matter what approach you take, some folks simply will not get the message. Ultimately you may just be better off leaving things as they are, since I'm pretty sure most of us realize that the voting system is just a symptom, not the actual problem.

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Over all transparency works for the best in most cases. Not all but in most it is best to be transparent in what goes on.

Normally I would agree. But in some cases it doesn't matter what approach you take, some folks simply will not get the message. Ultimately you may just be better off leaving things as they are, since I'm pretty sure most of us realize that the voting system is just a symptom, not the actual problem.

 

 

True some people have that mental issue of attacking people to make themselves look big, better, what ever they think gives them pride and happiness. Kinda like instant gratification shopping, but it only lasts so long before you have to get another hit. Much like drug addicts. If their world is not a chaotic mess, then it is not good.

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And some folks get their jollies out of poking holes in arguments of unsound logical structure.

We all have our quirks, is what I'm saying :P

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Up vote you on that one KaBONG! :P We all do have our own Quirks!  :pokeowned:

 

:rofl:  :rofl:  :rofl:  :rofl:  :rofl:  :rofl:  :rofl:  :rofl:  :rofl:

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I dont mind either way.

 

On a side note for me...I would like to know why I may get a downvote.

it intrigues me the reason why that person downvoted me. I like to debate. So when I see a downvote, its not for my ego, but for the lack of feedback to why that poster did not like what I posted...and Id like to counter argue/discuss.

 

Ive been guilty of downvoting a certain poster because of who he is....but it has never been of WHO he is, but of what HE POSTED...

 

I rarely down vote...other than him...when I feel like I dont like what a  poster wrote...I am more inclined to tell him why I did not like his post by responding to him with a quoted post with an actual argument/discussion at hand.

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And yet some people are down voting purely informational posts simply because of who the poster is.

Once again, speaking for myself: if wings posts stuff on a topic directly from FoMoCo's website, I will usually regard it the same way I regard pop-up ads on websites, and for roughly the same reason.

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I down vote almost everything Wings says because I think what he says is normally BS and Ford Adware. I also do the same for Smk concerning Mercedes.

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And yet some people are down voting purely informational posts simply because of who the poster is. 

Agreed, and that is the ONE ANNOYANCE of it. People take things personally real quick.

I down vote almost everything Wings says because I think what he says is normally BS and Ford Adware. I also do the same for Smk concerning Mercedes.

Reasons Casa rocks: Straight up honesty.

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I down vote almost everything Wings says because I think what he says is normally BS and Ford Adware. I also do the same for Smk concerning Mercedes.

soooooo, no Christmas card this year either?

 

 

:yikes:

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Nah. Just cut off the PR nonsense at the source.

No because almost all PR from all companies is nonsense. If we did that, we'd cut off 2/3s of what we talk about around here.

Poke holes in the message all you like. Don't shoot the messenger even if you find the messenger annoying.

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+100% to Drews statement on poking the message, not the messenger.

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